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Le Temple des Tigres Le Temple des Tigres « Le monastère n’est pas seulement pour l’homme mais aussi pour tous les animaux qui cherchent la tranquillité ». En 1999, le temple recueille un bébé tigre orphelin. Dans les mois qui suivent, les villageois et la police amènent au temple huit autres tigres dont la mère a été tuée par des braconniers. Le Temple Wat Pa Luangta Bua Yannasamoanno gagne alors son nom de Temple des Tigres. Depuis, les tigres ne cessent d’affluer et le monastère a ouvert ses portes au public avec pour objectif de construire avec le fruit des recettes « Tiger Island », une réserve pour les tigres. Intérêt: Localisation en Thaïlande A 40km au nord-est de Kanchanaburi La visite Comptez environ 1h30 à 2h pour une visite « classique ». A peine passé l’entrée, on se rend compte que le Temple des Tigres n’héberge pas que des tigres. L’attraction principale est le canyon des tigres. Tarifs Entrée du parc : 500฿ Les photos avec les tigres « classiques » sont gratuites. S'y rendre Pour moi Auteur: Tev

10 Inventions That Changed the World in Ways We Didn't Expect This is very true. Sadly true, actually. But that doesn't diminish his valuable contribution to agriculture, and by extension, humanity. Nope. And ammonium nitrate went on to become a vital component in high explosives. to quote Tvtropes: "Haber is a primary reason the 20th and 21st centuries have so many people and so many interesting ways to kill them." Germany would probably have been forced into defeat in WWI two years earlier if it hadn't been for Haber. Haber's name should be a watchword for those who want to push "diversity." - Live flight tracker! The 5 Greatest Scientific Blunders | Brilliant Blunders | Mario Livio Even geniuses make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes turn out to be genius in their own right, helping to illuminate some underlying mystery or impacting the way an entire field thinks. In celebration of happy accidents and enlightening errors, astrophysicist Mario Livio of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., tells the stories of five great scientific mistakes in his new book "Brilliant Blunders" (Simon & Schuster, May 14, 2013). These stories serve to show how even the smartest among us can err, and that in fact to achieve a big breakthrough, big risks are necessary, which sometimes also involve big failures. Below are Livio's choices for the most brilliant scientific blunders. [ Oops! Darwin's notion of heredity Charles Darwin achieved an amazing feat when he came up with his theory of natural selection in 1859. In his new book "Brilliant Blunders," (May 2013, Simon & Schuster) astrophysicist Mario Livio details five famous scientific mistakes. Hoyle's Big Bang

9-year-old's DIY cardboard arcade gets flashmobbed Nirvan says: "I just finished this short film about a 9-year-old boy's elaborate DIY cardboard arcade. Caine made his arcade using boxes from his dad's used auto parts store. He hadn't had many customers, so we set up a fun flashmob to make his day, and filmed his response. I hope it brings a smile to your day. Caine Monroy is a 9-year old boy who spent his summer vacation building an elaborate DIY cardboard arcade in his dad’s used auto parts store. Zero UI will "change design" Zero UI is the new term for “invisible interfaces”—what happens in the future when all the clicking and tapping and typing is history: “If you look at the history of computing, starting with the jacquard loom in 1801, humans have always had to interact with machines in a really abstract, complex way.” Get essential tools and recipes for the at-home bartender with this set from MakersKit Shake, stir, and muddle your way to delicious homemade cocktails with this must-have bar set.

The World's First Nuclear Reactor Wilkinson Residence This page is an archive, the contents of which provide a snapshot in time--describing potential societal concerns arising from increased knowledge of our personal DNA as described and studied during the HGP (1990-2003). The content of this page is as it was at the close of the project with the exception of minor repairs such as the removal of broken links. The U.S. Fairness in the use of genetic information by insurers, employers, courts, schools, adoption agencies, and the military, among others. Who should have access to personal genetic information, and how will it be used? Privacy and confidentiality of genetic information. Who owns and controls genetic information? Psychological impact and stigmatization due to an individual's genetic differences. How does personal genetic information affect an individual and society's perceptions of that individual? Do healthcare personnel properly counsel parents about the risks and limitations of genetic technology? Finding More Information

Application: Quand les touristes s'effacent de vos photos de vacances - News High-Tech: Hard-/Software Application Le vieux rêve des photographes amateurs est sur le point de se réaliser: effacer sans souci personnes et véhicules qui s’invitent par surprise sur les clichés. Un petit clic pour la photographie, mais un bond de géant pour le photographe. Le problème est aussi vieux que la photographie elle-même: Tout est prêt pour le cliché, sujet cadré, lumière ajustée, et voilà que quelqu’un surgit au dernier moment dans le champ, ruinant la prise de vue. Le souci est certes devenu relatif à l’âge des appareils numériques, qui permettent de multiplier les essais. La situation pourrait bien changer. Caméscope intelligent Cette invention, baptisée Remove, pourrait être intégrée aux prochains appareils de photo et être disponible sous forme d’App pour les smartphones. Le concept est simple. Le site engadget a testé l’application Android avec un Galaxy Nexus et un Galaxy S2.