The Visible Universe, Then and Now Before the telescope was invented in 1608, our picture of the universe consisted of six planets, our moon, the sun and any stars we could see in the Milky Way galaxy. But as our light-gathering capabilities have grown, so too have the boundaries of the visible universe. Our interactive map shows how the known universe has grown from 1950 to 2011. In the late 1700s, William Herschel, an English astronomer using a telescope with an 18.7-inch aperture, made the first systematic surveys of the skies, revealing more than 2,000 distant galaxies, nebulae and other objects invisible to the naked eye. Since then, increasingly powerful optical and radio telescopes have greatly expanded our store of knowledge. Sumner Redstone, Sleeping with the Fishes What changed it all, as so often happens, was a woman. At the heart of Redstone's new life, in fact, is an unlikely love story, one he and Paula haven't discussed publicly until now. It began in 2001. Phyllis lived quietly in Boston, while he worked in New York. During the 1990s, Redstone more or less openly dated other women, notably Christine Peters, ex-wife of producer Jon Peters.
Day view of Manhattan, New York, USA In 2006 I shot our very first spherical aerial panorama, from which the AirPano project started, in the beautiful place of the Colorado and the San Juan rivers confluence (USA): The result was overwhelming – by looking at the large screen one had a total illusion of flying over the canyon. And so we decided to continue our experiments. The next attempt was made in 2007 above the island of Manhattan. I remember this photo shoot by one funny detail: there were no headphones for passengers in the helicopter's cabin. I had to shout from the back seat (while trying to overcome the engine roar that was coming from the open door) to let the pilot know where to go.
40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make a point resonate with readers and this collection aims to do just that. Hopefully some of these maps will surprise you and you’ll learn something new. A few are important to know, some interpret and display data in a beautiful or creative way, and a few may even make you chuckle or shake your head. If you enjoy this collection of maps, the Sifter highly recommends the r/MapPorn sub reddit.
VIRTUAL VOCAL SOFTWARE - VOCALOID3 Megpoid English VOCALOIDTM3 Megpoid English is the virtual vocal software based on voice of Megumi Nakajima who is a Japanese singer and voice actress. Just enter the melody and lyrics, and hear Megumi sing your song! It really is that simple, and can be used for any song. Her voice is clear and relaxed, and retain its quality when applied to any tempo. Using VOCALOIDTM3 Megpoid allows you to create any song with a wide range of parameters, to produce a new female vocal sound. You can download VSQX data (*.vsqx), Accompaniment data (*.wav), and Lyrics data (*.txt) from here.
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 Explanation: What does the universe look like on small scales?
Salaries of Government Officials – Current Annual Salaries of Top US Government Officials Shown below are the current annual salaries for the top elected and appointed US government officials, along with the annual salaries for these officials in 2000 or 2001. Executive Branch President of the United States 2014: $400,000 2000: $200,000Note: The president's salary was increased from $200,000 to $400,000 in 2001. The president's current salary of $400,000 includes a $50,000 expense allowance.Also See: Presidential Pay, Compensation and BenefitsVice President of the United States 2014: $230,700 2000: $181,400Legislative Branch - US Congress Rank-and-File Senators and Representatives 2014: $174,000 2000: $141,300Also See: The 10 Wealthiest Members of CongressSpeaker of the House 2014: $223,500 2000: $181,400House and Senate Majority and Minority Leaders 2014: $193,400 2000: $156,900Note: Last salary increase for Members of Congress came in 2009.Also See: Salaries and Benefits of US Congress Members Judicial Branch
Vocalekt Visions The only professional VOCALOID music production company in the United States performing 3D CG concerts featuring VOCALOID characters. After checking out this group’s history–see the list below: they do have a solid and genuine interest in Vocaloid and Cosplay Events, and doing live audience based shows. This performing group and producers of Vocaloid entertainment are already of interest to the worldwide fan base… are they of interest to you? From Online Radio Interview: On Radio: “I have a whole team behind me who works just as hard & R just as passionate about the Vocaloids:”–@Tempo_P, ☆ Vocalekt Visions is made up of team members with various skills, knowledge, and interests.