Population 7 Billion One day in Delft in the fall of 1677, Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, a cloth merchant who is said to have been the long-haired model for two paintings by Johannes Vermeer—“The Astronomer” and “The Geographer”—abruptly stopped what he was doing with his wife and rushed to his worktable. Cloth was Leeuwenhoek’s business but microscopy his passion. He’d had five children already by his first wife (though four had died in infancy), and fatherhood was not on his mind. Leeuwenhoek became a bit obsessed after that. Nobody then really had any idea; there were few censuses. Historians now estimate that in Leeuwenhoek’s day there were only half a billion or so humans on Earth. And the explosion, though it is slowing, is far from over. With the population still growing by about 80 million each year, it’s hard not to be alarmed. THERE MAY BE SOME COMFORT in knowing that people have long been alarmed about population. Ehrlich’s book, The Population Bomb, made him the most famous of modern Malthusians.
Family tree of the Greek gods Key: The essential Olympians' names are given in bold font. See also List of Greek mythological figures Notes External links Media related to Family trees of Greek mythology at Wikimedia Commons Earth from Above a collection of aerial photography "Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet. Coal mine in South Africa Sha Kibbutz, Israel Military cemetery in Verdun, France Suburbs of Copenhagen, Denmark Elephants on the savannah, Botswana Favelas in Rio de Janeiro Ruins of the medieval city of Shali, Egypt Switzerland Gullholmen, Sweden Denver, USA Fraser Island dune, Australia Pena, Portugal Amazon River, Brazil Suburbs of Cape Town, South Africa Machu Picchu, Peru Walled City of Dubrovnik, Croatia The Changping District in Beijing, China Cattle near the Masai Mara National Park, Kenya Tasmania, Australia Boat Houses in Lagos, Nigeria Bazaar of Istanbul, Turkey Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany Hashima Island, Japan Stockholm, Sweden Boats stranded on the dry Aral Sea, Kazakhstan Varanasi, India
Los cables submarinos que llevan internet a todo el mundo Tags: Cables submarinosFibra ópticaInternet La creciente utilización de dispositivos móviles para conectarse a internet puede llevar a pensar que el flujo de la red se está trasladando a las antenas y los satélites. Pero los datos muestran otra realidad bien distinta. Las venas que garantizan el funcionamiento mundial de la banda ancha, en realidad, se mueven por debajo del agua en cables de fibra óptica que cruzan océanos, mares y lagos. Concretamente el 99% de las telecomunicaciones digitales entre continentes y países separados por el mar viajan de esta forma. Infraestructura que permite que una orden de compra o un email pueda ir y volver en un cable que mide 6.000 kilómetros por debajo del mar en apenas 60 milésimas de segundo. Telekom Egypt ha realizado un mapa que traza los principales cables submarinos que hacen posible que internet sea un fenómeno mundial interconectado. - Los cables, en muchos casos, imitan las rutas utilizadas por los buques de carga que transportan mercancía.
IRISH LITERATURE, MYTHOLOGY, FOLKLORE, AND DRAMA Irish Writers OnlineIrish PlayographyStudy Ireland: Poetry - BBCIrish Women Writers - M. OckerbloomIreland Literature GuidePoetry Ireland / Éigse ÉireannEarly Irish Lyric Poetry - Kuno MeyerSonnets from Ireland - E. BlomquistColum's Anthology of Irish Verse - Bartleby.comBREAC - Digital Journal of Irish Studies Medieval Celtic ManuscriptsThe Book of KellsCarmina GadelicaCELT Irish Electronic Texts Irish Writers OnlineIreland Literature ExchangeBibliography of 19th-c. Jonathan SwiftJonathan Swift ArchiveJonathan Swift Biography - IncompetechGulliver's Travels - U. Bram StokerDraculaBram Stoker Biography - Classic Literature LibraryBram Stoker's Dracula - Carstens smith Oscar WildeThe Official Home Page of Oscar WildeWilde Biography - BBCOscar Wilde OnlineCELT: Oscar WildePoetry of Oscar Wilde - Bartleby.com George Bernard ShawShaw Biography - C. William Butler YeatsYeats Biography - Poetry FoundationCollected Poems - W. Donn ByrneByrne Biography - J. Fine Art The Faery Harper Oisín
Photo Album The Mind-Blowing Mount Roraima - All That Is Interesting - StumbleUpon Mount Roraima is the highest of the Pakaraima mountain chain in South America and one of the world’s most extraordinary natural geological formations. The 31 square kilometer summit area of Mount Roraima is defined by 400 meter tall cliffs on all sides and includes the borders of Brazil, Venezuela, and Guyana. The tabletop mountains of the Pakaraima’s are considered some of the oldest geological formations on Earth, dating back to over two billion years ago.
Color Psychology by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Colors often have different meanings in various cultures. Black Black is the color of authority and power. White Brides wear white to symbolize innocence and purity. Red The most emotionally intense color, red stimulates a faster heartbeat and breathing. The most romantic color, pink, is more tranquilizing. Blue The color of the sky and the ocean, blue is one of the most popular colors. Green Currently the most popular decorating color, green symbolizes nature. Yellow Cheerful sunny yellow is an attention getter. Purple The color of royalty, purple connotes luxury, wealth, and sophistication. Brown Solid, reliable brown is the color of earth and is abundant in nature. Colors of the Flag In the U.S. flag, white stands for purity and innocence. Food for Thought While blue is one of the most popular colors it is one of the least appetizing. Green, brown, and red are the most popular food colors.
20 Most Amazing Microscope Shots These microscope pictures are taken from the book ‘ Microcosmos’, created by Brandon Brill . This book includes many scanning electron microscope (SEM) images of insects, human body parts and household items. These are the most amazing images of what is too small to see with the naked eye. 01 – A wood or heathland Ant, Formica fusca, holding a microchip 02 – The surface of an Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory silicon microchip 03 – Eyelash hairs growing from the surface of human skin 04 – The surface of a strawberry 05 – Bacteria on the surface of a human tongue 06 – Human sperm (spermatozoa), the male sex cells 07 – The nylon hooks and loops of velcro 08 – Household dust which includes long hairs such as cat fur, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, serrated insect scales, a pollen grain, plant and insect remains 09 -The weave of a nylon stocking 10 – The end of the tongue (proboscis) of a hummingbird hawkmoth 11 – The head of a mosquito 12 – A human head louse clinging to a hair
AAG Annual Meeting AAG Annual Meeting: New York 2012 February 24–28 Getting around the Big Apple is easier than ever with a wide range of ne mobile apps on your portable device. The AAG has assembled a list of some useful Apple and Android apps that can help you maneuver around the city, plan museum visits, find a great restaurant, book theatre tickets, or learn more about the city's history and ecology. Note: iOS refers to any mobile Apple device General Guides Food and Drink Yelp (Android, iOS) - Free Reviews of restaurants, bars, and more Opentable (Android, iOS) - Free Restaurant reservations Time Out New York (iOS) - Free Hundreds of brief reviews and suggestions by neighborhood for dining, drinking, museums, music, nightlife, and other events and sights including free and cheap events Tripadvisor (Android, iOS) - Free Planner, suggestions, and reviews on things to do, restaurants, etc. Points of Interest