SIMBAD Astronomical Database What is SIMBAD, and what is it not ? % The purpose of Simbad is to provide information on astronomical objects of interest which have been studied in scientific articles. Simbad is a dynamic database, updated every working day. Felix Baumgartner Skydives From The Edge Of Space [11 High Quality Photos] Red Bull is supposed to give you wings bit that would only slow Felix Baumgartner down. This week the daredevil made a test skydive from 18 miles up in preparation for his upcoming jump from 120,000 feet (22 miles) in which he hopes to reach speeds of 690 MPH and be the first person the break the sound barrier. In the latest test jump Felix went 0 to 509 MPH in just 30 seconds and all that is without the aid of a plane fo rocket, just pure gravity baby! Here are photos from his latest jump… Felix Baumgartner hugs Capcom 1 USAF Col (ret) Joe Kittinger after his 96,640 ft free fall from the stratosphere making them the only two people to freefall from that high an altitude.
Top 40 Useful Sites To Learn New Skills The web is a powerful resource that can easily help you learn new skills. You just have to know where to look. Sure, you can use Google, Yahoo, or Bing to search for sites where you can learn new skills , but I figured I’d save you some time. Here are the top 40 sites I have personally used over the last few years when I want to learn something new. OUYA: A New Kind of Video Game Console by OUYA & Kickstarter We just added game streaming through OnLive! Final Fantasy will be on OUYA...and we have an exclusive game! And VEVO has agreed to put their music videos on OUYA, XBMC adds a streaming media app, with TuneIn and iHeartRadio adding music!
Space.com Buy This Infographic as a Full-Size Poster Astronomers have discovered more than 700 alien planets beyond the solar system, and the count is rising all the time. Some are large and hot, and others are smaller and cooler, but scientists are still on the lookout for an Earth twin. They just got closer, with the announcement Dec. 5 of a planet found by NASA's Kepler space telescope to lie in the habitable zone around its star where liquid water, and perhaps life, could exist.
Will Its Violent Death Impact Earth? The red giant, once so large it would reach out to Jupiter's orbit if placed in our own solar system, has shrunk by 15 percent over the past decade in a half, although it's just as bright as it's ever been. "To see this change is very striking," said retired Berkeley physics professor Charles Townes, who won the 1964 Nobel Prize for inventing the laser. "We will be watching it carefully over the next few years to see if it will keep contracting or will go back up in size." Betelgeuse, whose name derives from Arabic, is easily visible in the constellation Orion.
Groundbreaking Tower in Singapore is Draped in Greenery WOHA Architects are completely changing how skyscrapers are built with their Park Royal Tower in Singapore, which will feature twice as much greenery as the nearby Hong Lim Park. The high-end office and hotel tower features a podium absolutely overrun with vertical gardens, contoured green pathways, water features, and leafy terraces. When it is completed later this year, this groundbreaking project will boast a whopping 15,000 square meters of green space! Danny Perez Directs The Music Video For Hot Chips &Look At Where We Are& We’ve been eagerly awaiting Hot Chip’s new album for the past two years (meanwhile listening to old songs “Over and Over” again), so when the British electro outlet released In Our Heads this June, we were psyched to hear their new take on dance music. The band teamed up with visual sorcerer and Creator Danny Perez who directed the music video for “Look At Where We Are,” produced by The Creators Project. Perez’s collaboration with Animal Collective produced the visual album ODDSAC back in 2010—an audiovisual assault on the senses where sound and imagery bombarded the viewer into another world.
Science experiments at home The tank Stored energy, friction and the reduction of it with the candle, and also if the cotton reel needs to be roughened up to make it grip the "ground". Back to the enquiry | Back to the index Why the comeback tin comes back The rolling tin stores energy in the elastic, because the weight always hangs down as the tin rolls in one direction. This works best on the sort of coffee tin that has a metal lid that clips into the top of the can.