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ZME Science - science news, research, health, environment, space The Science Network The Elegant Universe | Watch the Program (full-screen) The Elegant Universe: Part 3 PBS Airdate: November 4, 2003 NARRATOR: Now, on NOVA, take a thrill ride into a world stranger than science fiction, where you play the game by breaking some rules, where a new view of the universe pushes you beyond the limits of your wildest imagination. This is the world of "string theory," a way of describing every force and all matter from an atom to earth, to the end of the galaxies—from the birth of time to its final tick, in a single theory, a "Theory of Everything." BRIAN GREENE (Columbia University): And no matter how many times I come here, I never seem to get used to it. NARRATOR: Can he help us solve the greatest puzzle of modern physics—that our understanding of the universe is based on two sets of laws that don't agree? NARRATOR: Resolving that contradiction eluded even Einstein, who made it his final quest. BRIAN GREENE: We really may live in a universe with more dimensions than meet the eye. S. BRIAN GREENE:The atmosphere was electric. S. S.

Public Library of Science It's Okay To Be Smart - Scientific Video Site World Sunlight Map - Watch the sun rise and set all over the world on this real-time, computer-generated illustration of the earth's patterns of sunlight and darkness. The clouds are updated daily with current weather satellite imagery. The Mercator projection used here is one way of looking at the spherical earth as a flat map. Used since the 16th century for navigation, straight lines on this map can be used accurately as compass bearings but the size and shape of continents are distorted. Compare this with Peters, Mollweide or equirectangular projection maps. Also available is a semi-realistic view of dawn and dusk from far above the Earth, a look at the moon, and information about how this works.

GIANT List of Interesting Documentaries « Mining the internet for psychedelic beeswax since 1997 Posts Comments ← (VIDEO) – Symphony of Science – ‘We Are All Connected’ The General’s Drug Problem, Ibogaine Treatment a Promising Solution → GIANT List of Interesting Documentaries February 19, 2011 26 Comments 23 Votes – Giant List of Documentaries. Please feel free to make this list interactive. Don’t forget to check our’s Video Vault for MORE VIDEOS UPDATE: Many of these links are dead. I don’t take credit for making this amazing list, a fellow member of a forum that I frequent posted this today. Enjoy: BANKING 1. BIOLOGY/EVOLUTION 1. CORPORATIONS 1. CULTURE 1. DRUGS 1. EDUCATION 1. ENLIGHTENMENT 1. FOOD 1. GOVERNMENT 1. HEALTH 1. INTERESTING PEOPLE 1. MEDIA 1. NWO 1.

NEWTON Ask a Scientist at Argonne National Labs! | Streaming Knowledge, Advancing Careers | vide History of Space Exploration History of Space Exploration There are things that are known and things that are unknown; in between is exploration. -Anonymous Space History Historical Publications Space Exploration Chronology Spacecraft Mission Summaries This is a partial list of past, present, and future planetary and solar missions; for a complete account, please see the Space Exploration Chronology. U.S. USSR/Russia Missions European Missions China National Space Missions Chang'e 1 Japanese Missions Spacecraft Home Pages for Current and Future Missions Educator Guides Additional History Resources

The Greatest Books of All Time, As Voted by 125 Famous Authors “Reading is the nourishment that lets you do interesting work,” Jennifer Egan once said. This intersection of reading and writing is both a necessary bi-directional life skill for us mere mortals and a secret of iconic writers’ success, as bespoken by their personal libraries. The Top Ten: Writers Pick Their Favorite Books asks 125 of modernity’s greatest British and American writers — including Norman Mailer, Ann Patchett, Jonathan Franzen, Claire Messud, and Joyce Carol Oates — “to provide a list, ranked, in order, of what [they] consider the ten greatest works of fiction of all time– novels, story collections, plays, or poems.” Of the 544 separate titles selected, each is assigned a reverse-order point value based on the number position at which it appears on any list — so, a book that tops a list at number one receives 10 points, and a book that graces the bottom, at number ten, receives 1 point. In introducing the lists, David Orr offers a litmus test for greatness:

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