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Solar System Scope

Solar System Scope
Description 3D simulation of the Solar System and night sky in real time - the Sun, planets, dwarf planets, comets, stars and constellations. - Heliocentric view with real-time positions of planets and planetary orbits - Schematic and realistic sizes of the planets and distances between them - Movement of the planets in time to see how they move in relation to each other - Virtual Orrery - Planetary exploration with info texts and additional views such as structure - Dwarf planets (Pluto, Ceres, Haumea, Makemake. Eris) and their orbits - Comets (Siding Spring, Lovejoy 2013, Lovejoy 2011, Panstarrs, ISON, Halley) - positions and trajectories - Stars and constellation of the night sky as viewed from a given location - Changes in the night sky during night, month and year - Searching of the stars and constellation, ecliptic line, grid lines and more

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better world shopper social & environmental responsibility Data is collected over the past 20 years from a wide range of nonprofit sources on the social and environmental responsibility of more than 1000 companies.* STEP.two The data is organized in a massive database that matches companies with their brands, assigns weights to each piece of data, and calculates an overall responsibility score. Japanese Museum Unveils A Giant Globe Made of 10,000 Live-Updating OLED... Geo-Cosmos If you want to see what Earth looks like from space, become an astronaut (or, barring that, a space tourist). For the next best view, pay a visit to Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation where a massive, nearly 20-foot spherical OLED orb--the world’s first large scale spherical OLED --offers a satellite’s-eye view of the planet in super high resolution.

Gravity Chaos Drag or gently toss the spheres below and see what happens. Scroll down for explanations. Understanding gravitation through direct manipulation Apart from mere equation solving, few people can claim to have a deep understanding on how celestial bodies move under the influence of gravitation. Metaphorical explanations such as the "ever-falling moon" are useful but they fail at providing answers to most basic questions. Why these elliptic trajectories? Socratic Electronics Socratic Electronics by Tony R. Kuphaldt is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 United States License. Take me to the worksheets now! Copyright © 2003 - 2009, Tony R.

The Elegant Universe: Pt 1 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." Our guide to this brave new world is Brian Greene, the bestselling author and physicist. BRIAN GREENE (Columbia University): And no matter how many times I come here, I never seem to get used to it.

- StumbleUpon Midnight in Paris Woody Allen’s latest places starving writer Owen Wilson in Paris with his fiancée, Rachel McAdams. Searching for inspiration for his incomplete novel, Owen begins taking strolls around the city at night where he discovers an unexpected group of people. I wish I could be more specific, but it would ruin the surprise. Know that it is brilliant, witty and full of mystique. 92% on Rotten Tomatoes (RT). Let the Right One In 20 Unique And Creative Ice Cube Trays EmailEmail Who said that ice cubes should be cube-shaped? Silicone ice cube trays can create any shape we want – from snowflakes to brains and guns. So, why not spice up your next party with one of these creative custom shaped ice cubes? 1.

Ensign Software - ESPL: Dances of the Planets The planets in the heavens move in exquisite orbital patterns, dancing to the Music of the Cosmos. There is more mathematical and geometric harmony than we realize. The idea for this article is from a book Larry Pesavento shared with me. Looking At Tears Under A Microscope Reveals An Amazing Fact One day Rose-Lynn Fisher wondered if her tears of grief would look different compared to her tears of joy, so she began to explore them up close under a microscope. She studied 100 different tears and found that basal tears (the ones that our body produces to lubricate our eyes) are drastically different from the tears that happen when we are chopping onions. The tears that come about from hard laughter aren’t even close to the tears of sorrow. Like a drop of ocean water each tiny tear drop carries a microcosm of human experience. Her project is called The Topography of Tears. Tears from laughing until crying

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2012 March 12 - The Scale of the Universe Interactive Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2012 March 12 The Scale of the Universe - Interactive Flash Animation Credit & Copyright: Cary & Michael Huang

Infinity Pools Optical Illusions Explained Infinity pools are beautiful, when you are in and around them, they look like the water is endless, or as if it blends either with an infinite amount of water or the sky behind them. We have sketched how they really work; while your eyes are seeing a border of water that blends with the large amounts of water in the background or with the sky. The water at the far border of the pool, actually flows into a reservoir in the back which is pumped back into the pool.

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