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Magnifying the Universe

Magnifying the Universe
Embed this infographic on your site! <iframe width="500" height="323" scrolling="no" src=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><br />Copyright 2012. <a href=" the Universe</a> by <a href=" Sleuth</a>. The above is an interactive infographic. We have also developed a complimentary poster that you can view here: Sizes of the Universe poster. If you're technically inclined, here's a look at the references we used to construct these infographics: Facts About The Universe. Introduction: This interactive infographic from Number Sleuth accurately illustrates the scale of over 100 items within the observable universe ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. While other sites have tried to magnify the universe, no one else has done so with real photographs and 3D renderings. How To Use: Step 1:To experience this interactive infographic in full screen (our recommendation) click the "Full Screen" button in the top right corner of the infographic. Credits:

http://www.numbersleuth.org/universe/

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Sizes of the Universe Poster Share this infographic on your site! <a href=" src=" alt="Sizes of the Universe" width="500" border="0" /></a><br />Source: <a href=" Sleuth</a> Embed this infographic on your site! Have you ever wondered how big the universe is? Maybe you've wondered how big Texas is in comparison to Pluto? Or how big an atom is compared to a microscopic organism.

Types of Mathematical Averages and Their Formulas In mathematics, the average of two or more numbers is called the mean. The most commonly used mean is called the arithmetic mean, in which you add up all the values and divide by the number of values. For example, the arithmetic mean of 2, 5, and 14 is (2+5+14)/3 = 7. However, there is more than one kind of mean, including the geomtric mean, harmonic mean, root mean square, and several others. The essential property of any mean is that it must fall between the highest value and the lowest value. The Human Body: What It Is and How It Works, in Vibrant Vintage Illustrations circa 1959 by Maria Popova “Two hearts could provide enough energy to drive a truck around the world in two years.” Much of our inquiry into what makes us human focuses on understanding consciousness, yet we spend the whole of our lives in our physical bodies. As a lover of anatomical art and vintage science illustration, I was instantly enamored with The Human Body: What It Is And How It Works — a stunning vintage anatomy book, depicting and explaining in more than 200 vibrant mid-century illustrations the inner workings of the body. Originally published in 1959, this colorful gem was inspired by German artist and researcher Fritz Kahn, who in his 1926 classic Man as Industrial Palace described the human body as “the highest performance machine in the world” and used industrial metaphors to illustrate its remarkable capacities. A gorgeous four-page centerfold illustrates full-body views of the various systems — muscles, blood vessels, nerves, digestive organs, and the gastrointestinal tract.

2012 March 12 - 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 About Spongelab Site Tour Welcome to Spongelab, a global science community! We have just launched our new site with more science content and new features to help you organize your resources, lessons, classes and community.

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. Populations and Samples The study of statistics revolves around the study of data sets. This lesson describes two important types of data sets - populations and samples. Along the way, we introduce simple random sampling, the main method used in this tutorial to select samples. Population vs Sample

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Tiniest Creatures Captured Using Laser-Scanning Microscope As the famous astrophysicist and a science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson once said, the most astounding fact about the universe “is that the universe is in us“. And neurobiologist Igor Siwanowicz has turned to science to make those miniature universes visible to all of us. The scientist at Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Janelia Farm Research Campus, has been using laser-scanning microscopes to capture the incredible details of the insect world unseen to our naked eyes. Not only that, he also colors the pictures to show the tree-like structures that turn the pictures into these vibrant blueprints of life. “I first laid hands on my microscope only three years ago, when I changed fields,” Siwanowicz told Wired. “I used to work as a biochemist, but I decided that neurobiology was more in tune with my naturalist approach.

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