Your Sky by John Walker Welcome to Your Sky, the interactive planetarium of the Web. You can produce maps in the forms described below for any time and date, viewpoint, and observing location. If you enter the orbital elements of an asteroid or comet, Your Sky will compute its current position and plot it on the map. The Aurora Seen from Space [PICS] You’ve seen amazing images of the Aurora Borealis and its counterpart, the Aurora Australis here on Environmental Graffiti in the past, but now you have a chance to see them as never before: from space. If you think the view down on Earth is incredible beyond words, wait until you see what these natural light phenomena look like from the International Space Station and through the lens of the Hubble Telescope. Aurorae are created when charged particles from the sun, called the solar wind, interact with the magnetic shield that surrounds our planet (and other planets as well).
DEM2TOPO Generator DEM2TOPO is a program to generate vector contour levels from freely available digital elevation model (DEM) data. These contour vectors are ideally suited for upload to portable GPS units where commercial topographic maps are unavailable or inadequate. With a few simple steps and the appropriate software, topo maps can be uploaded to Garmin GPS units that support mapping (see the Using DEM2TOPO section, below). The program is designed for Canadian DEM files , but those for other countries using the ASCII version of the USGS DTED file format should work. GeoTIFF files are also supported, but currently only those written by 3DEM have been tested. The Canadian Digital Elevation Data (CDED) consists of an ordered array of ground elevations at regularly spaced intervals.
Harvard Controls The Minds of Worms…With Lasers! (video I love cutting edge science, but sometimes it can seem nefarious enough to make a James Bond villain squeal in delight. Researchers at Harvard University have designed a laser system that can control your mind…or at least the mind of a roundworm. These scientists were able to affect the nervous system of a genetically altered C. elegans roundworm by shining lasers on its neurons – allowing them to make it travel in the direction they wanted, paralyze it in place, or even induce it into laying eggs! While previous experiments could affect C. elegans in a similar way, the Harvard team controlled their roundworms while still letting them move freely. In other words, even if the worms tried to run away the mind control laser could still track them down and make them do its bidding. There are some amazing, albeit brief, videos of this system in action – check them out below.
The Sun Sol Our Sun is a normal main-sequence G2 star, one of more than 100 billion stars in our galaxy. diameter: 1,390,000 km. mass: 1.989e30 kg temperature: 5800 K (surface) 15,600,000 K (core) The Sun is by far the largest object in the solar system. It contains more than 99.8% of the total mass of the Solar System (Jupiter contains most of the rest). The Simpsons: Interactive Map of Springfield Discover Springfield, where live the Simpsons family; Homer, Bart, Marge, Lisa and Maggie. Roll over the places to discover a picture of it. The map of Springfield is based on the Guide to Springfield USA Still Looking For Paradise? Maldives - justpaste.it Double chain of twenty-six atolls… The Republic of Maldives, or simply the Maldives, is an island nation in the Indian Ocean. It consists of approximately 1,190 coral islands grouped in a double chain of 26 atolls, along the north-south direction, spread over roughly 90,000 square kilometers, making this one of the most disparate countries in the world. The atolls are composed of live coral reefs and sand bars, situated atop a submarine ridge 960 kilometers long that rises abruptly from the depths of the Indian Ocean and runs from north to south. Crystal clear waters, beautiful white sand beaches, swaying palm trees and fabulous dive sites – that’s why the Maldives, is known for being one of the best tropical holiday destinations in the world.
Download Country DATA Select and download free geographic (GIS) data for any country in the world Sources Formats The files have been compressed and grouped in ZIP files. Incredible Video of Using Light to Control the Brain of Mice Genes from microorganisms allow neurons to be controlled by light pulses via fiber optics. What do you get when you combine microorganisms and fiber optics? Mind control over mice and rats.