Saturday, August 23, 2014
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Tuesday, August 19, 2014
Vox has a very nice presentation of maps to explain the Roman Empire.
As a student of history myself these are invaluable to help you visualize Roman and world history.
(click on the image for the link)
Monday, August 18, 2014
Amazing footage of a Killer Whale (Orca) attacking and partially eating a Great White shark, filmed by a whale watching tourist.
Sunday, August 17, 2014
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Livescience has a good and fun article about magnets, written by Jesse Emspak
From electromagnets, to maglev to the little ones you put on your fridge, magnets are fun.
(Public domain image courtesy of Wikipedia)
Friday, August 15, 2014
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Thursday, August 07, 2014
Here is the first trailer for “Aviation The Invisible Highway”, a must-see film coming in 2015.
Narrated by Harrison Ford, it shows us how aviation has in only 100 years gone from a dream into everyday life and how much more is to come.
See the video here!
This is Phil Plait’s (my favorite astronomer) posting on Rosetta’s arrival at comet 67/P Churyumov-Gerasimenko.
I met Phil in Ft. Lauderdale years ago and I have been a follower of his writings and his presentations for years.
Here he introduces us to the latest pictures from Rosetta (Wikipedia link) who has been travelling since 2004 to reach the comet.
Photo by ESA/Rosetta/MPS for OSIRIS Team MPS/UPD/LAM/IAA/SSO/INTA/UPM/DASP/IDA
For the next month it will keep orbiting the comet, closer and closer and then release a “lander” that will softly touch down on the comet’s surface and due to the low gravity to keep it in place, will shoot some harpoons to anchor itself there ands spend a year at least, doing experiments and testing the soil. Science is awesome!