Astronomy Photographer of the Year : Exhibitions : What's on Take home the best of Astronomy Photographer of the Year The Royal Observatory has partnered with Collins to produce a beautiful hardback book featuring all the winning and shortlisted images from the 2013 Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. Order yours now from our shop. Perfectly-Timed Photos of Animals About to Become Dinner Call it survival of the fittest or just being at the wrong place at the wrong time. Today we take a look at incredible photos, taken at just the right moment, of animals about to feast on other animals. They show birds, reptiles and mammals about to consume their latest meal. If anything, they'll will make you happy that humans are on top of the food chain!
Math Professor Quotes “I never used the word “given” in my lifetime until I started teaching this course. And now it haunts me every day.” — Linear Algebra professor 6:40 pm • 18 April 2014 • 83 notes “So this is the nullspace of A, or NS(A)… the NSA is everywhere.” — Differential equations professor The Kardashev Scale – Type I, II, III, IV & V Civilization Mass Effect citadel. Image credit: BioWare Theorists assert that, as a civilization grows larger and becomes more advanced, its energy demands will increase rapidly due to its population growth and the energy requirements of its various machines. With this in mind, the Kardashev scale was developed as a way of measuring a civilization’s technological advancement based upon how much usable energy it has at its disposal.
So It Ends for Comet ISON - Comets Well, don't say we didn't warn you. As we hoped all along wouldn't happen, Comet ISON turned into a dud not a dazzle — a speck not a spectacle — a complete, unmitigated flop in terms of any kind of visual display for the world in the December dawn sky. But it sure was exciting while it lasted, and never more so than on November 27th and 28th as it approached and then passed through perihelion while spacecraft watched.
Exclusive Interview: Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom Designer Last week, people of all ages came into My Modern Met to marvel at a pirate ship bedroom that looked like it belonged at Disneyland. In fact, all you had to do was search Twitter to see what grown adults were saying. Miketruong honestly said, "I'm 23 and yes, I want this." Predicting what extra-terrestrials will be like: and preparing for the worst 1. Introduction ‘Astrobiology is the study of things that do not exist.’ Chunks of Ice May Have Broken Off Comet ISON Although Comet ISON appears to be holding its own against the increasing solar heat as it continues its risky game of “chicken” with the sun, the large mass of ice isn’t getting away unscathed — new observations show evidence for one or more large icy chunks breaking away from ISON’s nucleus. Comet ISON: 5 Things You Should Know Earlier this month, the potential “Comet of the Century” underwent a rapid brightening event, likely caused large fissures of ice suddenly sublimating and blasting gas into space. The resulting increase of gas contained within the comet’s coma and tail reflected more light from the sun, causing it to brighten and become a naked-eye object.
Ultimate Pirate Ship Bedroom (14 pics) "The rope bridge is connected to the top of the jail cell, built to accommodate evil doers, thieves and little sisters." Designer Steve Kuhl fulfills every boy's fantasy with this insanely cool pirate ship bedroom. The six-year-old occupant from Minnesota chose between a space ship, race car, castle, and pirate ship. Most of us would probably agree, he made an excellent decision. The main feature of the room is the incredible floating pirate ship. Kuhl used 2x12 ribs to construct the hull of the ship, covering them with layers of 1/2 inch plywood to act as the planking. IASC Asteroid Search Campaign UPDATE: Two participating schools, in China and Nicaragua, have discovered new asteroids. The International Astronomical Search Collaboration (IASC=”Isaac”) is an online educational outreach program for high schools and colleges, in which students make original astronomical discoveries. Each day students receive telescopic images, only hours old and taken along the ecliptic. Using the software Astrometrica, they accurately measure the time and position of asteroids moving in the background. The measurements are recorded in a report sent to the Minor Planet Center (Harvard).