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Instructions: (after you've read these, click here to get a bigger picture.) Click and drag the arrow to change the direction of launch of the spaceship. Choose Jupiter's path distance (the shortest distance of the initial launch point from Jupiter's orbital path) and initial speed of the spaceship. RESET: puts Jupiter into ready position at far left
A Little History of the World Wide Web See also How It All Started presentation materials from the W3C 10th Anniversary Celebration and other references. from 1945 to 1995 Vannevar Bush writes an article in Atlantic Monthly about a photo-electrical-mechanical device called a Memex, for memory extension, which could make and follow links between documents on microfiche
10 Cool Things You May Not Know About The Museum's Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird 1. Continuous, Supersonic Afterburner. Ever wonder what causes the diamond pattern in the SR-71 jet engine exhaust? It’s due to the extra thrust provided by the afterburner which is actually supersonic, creating successive shock waves that show up as the diamond pattern.
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Human Body in a Vacuum The Question (Submitted June 03, 1997) How would the unprotected human body react to the vacuum of outer space? Would it inflate to bursting? or would it not?
APRIL 12--Though J. Edgar Hoover's minions often probed the interstate transportation of obscene material featuring Bettie Page, the notorious pin-up model was nonetheless willing to help agents when it came to FBI inquiries about the production of certain 'flagellation and bondage pictures,' according to bureau records. When a 1957 police drug raid on a Harlem apartment turned up a cache of obscene magazines and photos, paddles, a riding crop, a whip, and lengths of chain, rawhide, and rope, FBI agents contacted Page for some expert guidance. Specifically, they wanted to know if the apartment was a photo studio where obscene material was produced. According to this memo sent to Hoover, Page told investigators that she 'had never heard of that type of photography being made in Harlem.' An agent reported that Page also advised that the 'flagellation and bondage pictures that she had posed for' were shot 'in photographic studios or photographers apartments.' Bettie Page, FBI Consultant
By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 17:11 GMT, 17 May 2010 A rare celestial show unfolded this evening as Venus was eclipsed by the crescent Moon. Known to astronomers as planetary occultation, the phenomenon was observed in the twilight sky when the Moon came between Venus and the Earth. An occultation is an event that happens when one object is hidden by another object that passes between it and the observer. Occultation: Venus appears on the other side of the moon having just been eclipsed by the satellite Caught on camera: The stunning moment Venus peeps out from behind crescent Moon after eclipse
Medieval Sword Shapes - Their unique shapes and changes over the centuries The Shapes of Medieval Swords Swords from the medieval Period went through some wonderful changes as the tools and technology of metal working changed. This change is also nicely seen in cultural differences in the swords. Here is a look at some of the major shapes of swords and a little explanation of them. In a future post I will take a closer look at each type of sword.
The King is Back! More From the Anal-Retentive Pencil Tip Sculptor « How-To News Yes, that's Elvis Presley. Yes, that's a pencil tip. Yes, that's simply...insane. The Telegraph shares more work from the incredible Dalton Ghetti. Miss the last post? Check it out.
The SwissMiniGun" According to Guinness World Records, the title of the smallest working revolver in the world goes to the Miniature Revolver C1ST, manufactured by SwissMiniGun [source: Daily Mail]. The tiny firearm measures just more than 2 inches and weighs less than 1 ounce. It fires bullets made by SwissMiniGun that are 2.34 mm caliber, rim fire cartridges and come as either blank rounds (which don't produce a bullet) or live rounds (bulleted) [source: SwissMiniGun].
40 Stunning Photos of Beautiful Clouds Clouds are the noble contributor for awesome photos. Have a look at these following photos: #1, #2, #3, and #4. They are some of the really great examples of natural portraits taken by professional photographers and as you can see, in each of every photo, the clouds defines or deliver the dramatic effect. Moving on, clouds comes in various forms and some can only be seen in certain weather and places. Taking a decent photo of beautiful cloud is no easy task.
You should have seen a green afterimage, but why is this significant? The afterimage always shows the colour that is complementary to the colour of the image. Complementary colours are those that are exact opposites in the way the eye perceives them. It is a common misconception that red is complementary to green. However, if you try the same experiment as above with a red image, you will see a turquoise afterimage, since red is actually complementary to turquoise. Similarly, orange is complementary to blue, and yellow to violet. Null Hypothesis | Magenta Ain't A Colour
The Potala Palace: Tibet's greatest monumental structure Perched upon Marpo Ri hill, 130 meters above the Lhasa valley, the Potala Palace rises a further 170 meters and is the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. In 637 Emperor Songtsen Gampo decided to build this palace on a hill, and the structure stood until the seventeenth century, when it was incorporated into the foundations of the greater buildings still standing today. Construction of the present palace began in 1645 during the reign of the fifth Dalai Lama and by 1648 the Potrang Karpo, or White Palace, was completed. The Potrang Marpo, or Red Palace, was added between 1690 and 1694; its construction required the labors of more than 7000 workers and 1500 artists and craftsman. The Potala Palace was only slightly damaged during the Tibetan uprising against the invading Chinese in 1959.
In the past, this was done by keywords. There is a problem using keywords to categorize content on the broader scope of the internet – the first is that many items cannot be put into neat categories. What one person might think fits in a certain category doesn’t match what another person things is relevant. Also spammers have learned to capitalize on simple keyword matching so this further dilutes the quality of content you can find via keywords. New technologies have been popping up all over the web to help mediate this ‘information overload’ problem. 7 Sites That Can Help You Deal With Information Overload
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How 16 Electronics Companies Got Their Names Updated Sept. 2, 2009 5:39 p.m. ET (The following is reprinted with permission from www.mentalfloss.com). Most of us spend a lot of time staring at a computer or TV screen, playing video games, or gabbing into our cell phones. The brand names for these products are all familiar, but where did they come from in the first place? Just what is a Nokia?