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The Galileo Project

The Galileo Project
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For All the World to See : Visual Culture and the Struggle for Civil Rights : Sports Heroes Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, as professional sports became more integrated, images of African American athletes entered the culture at large through newspapers, picture magazines, newsreels, movies, television, and sports memorabilia, such as baseball cards, clothing, and toys. The mainstream media, concerned with the racial anxieties of white readers, typically portrayed black athletes as apolitical and unthreatening—their decency and gentleness away from the field emphasized. It perpetuated an unthreatening and uncomplicated view of black sports figures—wresting them from the reality of prejudice, its continued effect on their lives, and their own reactions to it. Overall, black periodicals enthusiastically followed the careers and personal lives of African American athletes, earlier and with far greater frequency than mainstream publications.

Welcome to the Museum of the History of Science - Museum of the History of Science : Museum of the History of Science Stephen Hawking: "Why Isn't the Milky Way Crawling With Mechanical or Biological Life?" (A New Year's Weekend Classic) Why hasn't the Earth been visited, and even colonized? Hawking asks. "I discount suggestions that UFO's contain beings from outer space. I think any visits by aliens, would be much more obvious, and probably also, much more unpleasant." Hawking continues: "What is the explanation of why we have not been visited? One possibility is that the argument, about the appearance of life on Earth, is wrong. We are used to thinking of intelligent life, as an inevitable consequence of evolution, Hawking emphasized, but it is more likely that evolution is a random process, with intelligence as only one of a large number of possible outcomes. Intelligence, Hawking believes contrary to our human-centric existece, may not have any long-term survival value. Another possibility is that there is a reasonable probability for life to form, and to evolve to intelligent beings, but at some point in their technological development "the system becomes unstable, and the intelligent life destroys itself.

All about covalent compounds! What are the properties of covalent compounds? Covalent compounds have the following properties (keep in mind that these are only general properties, and that there are always exceptions to every rule): 1) Covalent compounds generally have much lower melting and boiling points than ionic compounds. As you may recall, ionic compounds have very high melting and boiling points because it takes a lot of energy for all of the + and - charges which make up the crystal to get pulled apart from each other. Essentially, when we have an ionic compound, we need to break all of the ionic bonds in order to make it melt. On the other hand, when we have covalent compounds we don't need to break any bonds at all. 2) Covalent compounds are soft and squishy (compared to ionic compounds, anyway). The reason for this is similar to the reason that covalent compounds have low melting and boiling points. Think of it like this: Ionic compounds are like giant Lego sculptures.

Freedmen and Southern Society Project - Main Page National Center for Biotechnology Information Minecraft Wiki The World War I Primary Documents Archive Pictures of Science: 700 Years of Scientific and Medical Illustration - NYPL Digital Collections Collection History This digital collection draws upon the materials selected for an exhibition called "Seeing Is Believing," held in the Library's Gottesman Exhibition Hall, October 23, 1999 - February 19, 2000. Natural history materials were included very selectively in that exhibition; however, natural history materials have their own separate presentations in NYPL Digital Gallery, devoted to plants and to animals respectively. Background The digital presentation reprises the exhibition's overarching premise: pictures, as Leonhart Fuchs noted in the introduction to his great herbal of 1542, "can communicate information much more clearly than the words of even the most eloquent men." The exhibition posited three categories of scientific images. The exhibition and this digital presentation share the same proviso. Related Resources Baigrie, Brian S., ed. Ford, Brian J. Horblitt, Harrison. Lee, Jennifer B. and Miriam Mandelbaum. NYPL. _____. Robin, Harry. Tufte, Edward R.

Scientists Now Know: We're From Sagittarius Dwarf Galaxy! Scientists Now Know: We're Not From Here! Summary & comments by Dan Eden for Viewzone Imagine the shock of growing up in a loving family with people you call "Mum" and "Dad" and then, suddenly, learning that you are actually adopted! This same sense of shock came as scientists announced that the Sun, the Moon, our planet and its siblings, were not born into the familiar band of stars known as the Milky Way galaxy, but we actually belong to a strange formation with the unfamiliar name of the Sagittarius Dwarf galaxy! How can this be? Using volumes of data from the Two-Micron All Sky Survey (2MASS), a major project to survey the sky in infrared light led by the University of Massachusetts, the astronomers are answering questions that have baffled scientists for decades and proving that our own Milky Way is consuming one of its neighbors in a dramatic display of ongoing galactic cannibalism. A new infra red digital survey of the entire sky was made in 2003. Not any more. Viewzone || Comments?

Jim Crow Museum: Home The new Jim Crow Museum is now open and is FREE to the public. The Museum features six exhibit areas -- Who and What is Jim Crow, Jim Crow Violence, Jim Crow and Anti-Black Imagery, Battling Jim Crow Imagery, Attacking Jim Crow Segregation, and Beyond Jim Crow. The Museum also offers a comprehensive timeline of the African American experience in the United States. The timeline is divided into six sections: Africa Before Slavery, Slavery in America, Reconstruction, Jim Crow, Civil Rights and Post Civil Rights. The Jim Crow Museum at Ferris State University strives to become a leader in social activism and in the discussion of race and race relations. Regular hours are Monday thru Friday 12-5 p.m. Museum Policy Update For Children Visitors to the Jim Crow Museum Policy, please see Contact page. Visitors to the Jim Crow Museum are prohibited from photographing or video recording any portions of the Museum. Objectives of the Jim Crow Museum

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The history of modern science reflected in the life of its seminal practitioner. by nda_librarian Apr 30