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Video Player: Our Corner of the Cosmos

Video Player: Our Corner of the Cosmos

Nikon MicroscopyU: Small World Gallery - 1977 Contest Winners Small World Image Gallery The Nikon Small World Gallery gives you a glimpse into a remarkable world that most have never seen. It is a window into a universe that can only be seen through the lens of a microscope. For the past 38 years, Nikon has sponsored the international Small World Competition, the world's foremost forum for recognizing excellence in photography with the optical microscope. 2013 Small World Competition Winners Images of specimens entered in the 2013 Small World contest included marine diatoms, Hippocampal neuron, dinosaur bones, retina cells, mineral thin sections, Annelid larva, desmids, nerve and muscle thin sections, and human brain tissue. View Gallery 2012 Small World Competition Winners Images of specimens entered in the 2012 Small World contest included zebrafish embryo, lynx spiderlings, bone cells, retina cells, mineral thin sections, flower pistil, desmids, diatoms, and vitamin C. View Gallery 2011 Small World Competition Winners View Gallery View Gallery

Secret Worlds: Secret Worlds: The Universe Within View the Milky Way at 10 million light years from the Earth. Then move through space towards the Earth in successive orders of magnitude until you reach a tall oak tree just outside the buildings of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee, Florida. Once the tutorial has completely downloaded, a set of the arrows will appear that allow the user to increase or decrease the view magnitude in Manual mode. Notice how each picture is actually an image of something that is 10 times bigger or smaller than the one preceding or following it. Earth = 12.76 x 10+6 = 12,760,000 meters wide (12.76 million meters) Plant Cell = 12.76 x 10-6 = 0.00001276 meters wide (12.76 millionths of a meter) Scientists examine things in particular ways using a combination of very sophisticated equipment, everyday instruments, and many unlikely tools. Note: - The sequence of images in this tutorial has been optimized for maximum visual impact. Contributing Authors

Vanishing Point: How to disappear in America without a trace Where there's water, life is possible. True, it may be very difficult and very hard to live, depending, but anyone who's driven, hiked, or camped in the American South West will have noticed that cities and ranches crop up where there's surface water or where there's been a well dug. Within the state of California, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado, there are deserts, mesas, mountains, and forests where normally people never or rarely visit; not-so-secret places where there's water, access to a road within a day's hike, and where a fairly rugged individual may hide while remaining basically healthy, marginally well fed, and reasonably sane. In this section I'll look at two such environments, neither of which I would recommend, but one of which I'd suggest is a reasonable way to live in basic health while either on the run, hiding out from the law, old girl friends, the draft for an illegal war, putative wives and such. Where exactly? How I Would Do It Some Other Areas

Findory Marshall Kirkpatrick » A post about some of my favorite tools: G My friend Justin Kistner has started a blog carnival of sorts that he’s calling Advanced Operators, all about working with new tools online. He’s had smart people contribute posts on all kinds of topics on their blogs and I thought I’d participate in this round. The topic this week is “my favorite tools.” Justin has posted a good long list on his site (as well as the snazzy picture here that he designed himself!) Gmail RSS Did you know that you can get the contents of your Gmail inbox or just items with a particular filter or tag delivered via RSS? Just add a URL like this to your feed reader: where the word label is replaced with your label in GMail. Why would you want to do this? The other circomstance in which I’ve done this is to create a special section of my startpage to remind me of certain emails. FeedYes Speaking of feed creation, if you’ve got a webpage you want a feed from FeedYes is a great way to scrape one. FeedDigest

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Marshall Kirkpatrick » 10 ways to make remembering to read your After building a rockin’ good OPML file for a client last month a classic problem has come up that I want to write about here: how do you stay motivated to read your feeds regularly? I subscribe to far more feeds than most people (3,000+) and am able to stay on top of them well enough. Here are some ways I do it, as well as some thoughts from some friends. Some of these are pretty standard but I hope that at least some are new to you. Please leave a comment if you can suggest other methods – I’d really like to be able to articulate ways we can prevent the all-too-common “info overload” backlash that’s leading many people to lose out on a lot of the potential offered by new web tools. Ultimately, it probably requires a paradigm shift. Organize by priority I have two folders in my feedreader, one for high priority feeds that I try to scan at least once a day and one bulk folder for feeds that I get to when and if I can. Use a river of news Scan for things to read RSS is not email.

Abundant Earth Environmental SuperStore news - HealthWorld Online NewsTarget/Truth Publishing, Sept 5, 2007 Straight to the Source The mainstream media is amusingly irrational when it comes to reporting scare stories. The latest example involves the lead content of Mattel toys made in China. The Consumer Product Safety Commission has issued a third recall of Mattel toys involving over 700,000 toys containing unacceptably high levels of lead paint (over .06 percent lead). Irrational parents are rushing back to retailers in droves, turning in their Mattel toys to "save their children" from the dangers of lead paint. But here's the interesting part in all this: Parents directly poison their children every day with products far more dangerous than Mattel toys. The press, of course, reports nothing about these other toxic products. American products poisoning American children American products, you see, are often given blanket immunity by the U.S. press. But I've had it with popular media distortions. 1. 2. Think vaccines are safe? 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. | Songbird Media Player Climate Change Action afeeda » Bringing Feeds Together