Russia meteor virtually impossible to see coming Scientists have begun piecing together the characteristics of the meteor that exploded over Russia on the morning of February 15, using data from seismic instruments that track earthquakes and microphones designed to detect sonic booms from nuclear explosions. Unlike the asteroid DA14, which narrowly but predictably missed Earth later that day, the meteor was too small to detect before its contrail appeared in the dawn skies over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Yet even an object too small to detect can produce an impressive amount of destruction. The meteor was 15 meters across (compared with 50 meters for 2012 DA14) and weighed more than 7,000 metric tons when it entered Earth’s atmosphere, says Margaret Campbell-Brown, an astronomer at Western University in London, Ontario. Coincidentally, the largest observed meteor to enter the atmosphere since 1908 arrived just hours before a much larger object passed the planet uneventfully at a distance of about 27,000 kilometers.
Flash Games. The Great, the Odd, the Wacky Oct182010 Have you ever heard about something that’s called a game addiction? I’m sure you have but this time we mean something really entertaining and funny. We as people who are addicted to web technologies want to show you how diverse the power of Flash technology is. You have surely heard of and seen a lot of websites based on Flash, you may know that Flash is what brings us the web video. 100 Websites You Should Know and Use Entertainment Meet David Peterson, who developed Dothraki for Game of Thrones There are seven different words in Dothraki for striking another person with a sword. Among them: “hliziﬁkh,” a wild but powerful strike; “hrakkarikh,”a quick and accurate strike; and “gezrikh,” a fake-out or decoy strike. But you won’t find these words in George R. R.
Key Chords Key Chords is an interactive chord chart that allows you hear and see and arrange chords. - Click on a chord to preview how it sounds. - Drag and drop to arrange chords on the timeline - Tweak the settings to control the playback speed Or role the dice until you discover something that fits your mood. Alphabetical Index Traditional multi-player card games for which rules are available from this site are listed below in alphabetical order, together with the number of players and the design and number of cards or tiles needed for each - see further explanation at the end of the page. If you are searching for games for a particular number of players you may prefer to use the Index of Games by Number of Players. Please note: There are separate pages for: Commercial games (games requiring a special pack of cards produced by a single manufacturer) Solitaire / Patience games (games for one player) Invented games (newly created games and variations contributed by readers) These types of game are generally not listed in the index below. Building this site is a long project. At present the site contains rules for only a minority of the card games that exist.
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Earth from Above a collection of aerial photography "Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet. Coal mine in South Africa Sha Kibbutz, Israel GameGarage.co.uk Home > Puzzle Games Your task in this game is to help the pig get from his position to the multicoloured bottle of liquid, once he reaches that he will be able to fly away. To do this you will have to click on the coloured bottles in the top right of the screen to move the corrosponding coloured blocks in the game, you will have to do this several times in order to complete some levels, think ahead in each…
17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure Sometimes you need to take a break from work and just veg out by doing something mindless and pleasant. TV or a game of solitaire is good for that, but both require a set time commitment. There are hundreds of alternatives on the internet in the form of web toys. These are sites that offer strange visuals, often interactive visuals, that require no real mental effort but might bring a smile to your face for a while. 1. Spider Ten games that make you think about life At the start of this year, we decided to come up with a list of Flash casual games with a philosophical bent. To be honest, we struggled. After days of research, we could only find a handful of games that had the thought-provoking depth we were looking for. Our list (which you can view by clicking here) was therefore only five games long. Fast forward to now, and it is remarkable how much difference a few months can make.