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Ground Zero II

Ground Zero II
Have you ever wondered what would happen if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city? With Google's Maps framework and a bit of Javascript, you can see the outcome. And it doesn't look good. Now with Nuclear Fallout, Wind and Pressure Just what you need to be safe in these turbulent times: enter the address of that boss, teacher, colleague or loved one; select a weapon and a damage map mode. By clicking repeatedly on "Fallout" you can change the wind direction at the moment of the explosion. Where's the older version? Copy and paste the following to mashup the Ground Zero II script into your own website or blog: A ZIP archive with the source code can be found here. Science Caveat The damage caused by a nuclear explosion is affected by a multitude of variables, and some of these require powerful super-computers to be simulated properly. Fallout shows the possible dispersion of radioactive isotopes after six hours of the explosion, assuming a constant gentle breeze. Project: 200903A

Slingshot Instructions: (after you've read these, click here to get a bigger picture.) Click and drag the arrow to change the direction of launch of the spaceship. Choose Jupiter's path distance (the shortest distance of the initial launch point from Jupiter's orbital path) and initial speed of the spaceship. RESET: puts Jupiter into ready position at far left START: Jupiter begins moving at its orbital speed SHOOT: launches the spaceship Zoom in or out to see the full orbit of the spaceship! You can also right-click on the movie and zoom in to get a better view of the objects. Note: Jupiter moves through a distance equal to its diameter in about 3 hours. *** This flashlet demonstrates in a semiquantitative way how a properly directed spaceship can pick up energy from a moving planet. Jupiter Data : Chinese version Copyright © Michael Fowler 2004

World Building Links | Enderra There are a many great resources on the web when it comes to worldbuilding, and some of the best are not even dedicated to the craft but are generic scientific resources. I’ll attempt to collect everything that is useful – and I need your help to update this list. Please send me links you think should be included, and I’ll take a look. Since there are so many links, I’ll group them into categories: About World Building – What is worlbuilding all about? Linguistics and Con-Languages Mark Rosenfelder, aka the Zompist, has a good site on conlanguages. Real World Resources If you base your world on our current Earth, you’ll sooner or later have to look up facts that you do not know. Wikipedia is always a good starting point for research.The CIA World Factbook answers all the basic questions you have about the nations of Earth. Everything else Articles that didn’t fit elsewhere. Like this: Like Loading...

Complicated Mechanisms Explained in simple animations - GadgetsWow.com Author: admin Filed under: General Date: Aug 1,2010 Radial Engines Radial engines are used in aircrafts having propeller connected to the shaft delivering power in order to produce thrust its basic mechanism is as follows Steam engine Principle Steam engine once used in locomotives was based on the reciprocating principle as shown below Sewing Machine Maltese Cross Mechanism this type of mechanism is used in clocks to power the second hand movement. Manual Transmission Mechanism The mechanism also called as “stick shift” is used in cars to change gears mannually Constant Velocity Joint This mechanism is used in the front wheel drive cars Torpedo-Boat destroyer System This system is used to destroy fleet in naval military operations. Rotary Engine Also called as Wankel engine is a type of internal combustion engine has a unique design that converts pressure into rotating motion instead of reciprocating pistons

Patricia C. Wrede's Worldbuilder Questions: Index Index About This Page This page is not Patricia Wrede's web site. This page is not for young fans of Patricia C. This page is about creating fantasy worlds. This page (actually the many pages in this section) are derived of a number of postings Ms. Originally the questions did not have the sort-of-alphabetic arrangement I have given them here. I put the questions on the web many years ago and obtained Ms. The implications of all of that are: these pages have no connection with any software product, any building-block toys, game creation system, or any other product which uses the word "Worldbuilder" as a trademark. Index of Patricia C.

Animal Sleep Most animals have a daily pattern of rest and activity. Some animals are more active during the day (diurnal) and some are more active during the night (nocturnal). How much time do animals spend sleeping? References: This table was adapted from four sources: Aserinsky, E., Eyelid condition at birth: relationship to adult mammalian sleep-waking patterns, In Rapid Eye Movement Sleep, edited by B.N.

For Fantasy Writers : The Writing Nut Choosing Names for your Characters Baby Names Country Baby Name Box: Fantasy, Folklore & Fairy Names Baby Names & Meanings Behind the Name: The Etymology & History of First Names English Baby Girl Names 1000 Most Common Female/ Male Names Historical Name Generator Medieval Name Archive Ever Changing Book of Names Fantasy Name Generator Names to Run Away From Really Fast Orc & Goblin Name Generator Serendipity’s People & Place Name Generator Seventh Sanctum Name Generator The Elvish Name Generator The Fairy Name Generator The Name Generator The Pagan Name Generator Twin Names for Twins Making Up Your Own Language The Language Construction Kit Holly Lisle’s Create A Language Clinic How to Create A Language Elven Phrases Chris Pound’s Language Machines Mapping Your Fantasy World How to Draw Original Fantasy Maps for your Fiction How to Draw Original Fantasy Maps for Your Fiction – Video Fantasy Map-maker Cartographer’s Guild The Map Room Mapmaker Plus Fantasy Mapmaking 101 Mapmaking for Fantasy Writers Ye Old Mapmaker Magic

Imaging maths - Inside the Klein bottle September 2003 My first practical experience with a Klein bottle was a failure. When I was still at school I came across a picture of a Klein bottle in a weekly journal. I shared my fascination with a friend who was a glassmaker specializing in physics equipment for schools. A few days later I was a proud owner of a physical Klein bottle, made of glass. What to do with such a bottle? To my delight, this primitive but interesting thermometer did indeed show signs of life during the day. The Klein bottle was discovered in 1882 by Felix Klein [1] and since then has joined the gallery of popular mathematical shapes known to the general public outside the "ivory tower". From the Möbius band to the projective plane The Möbius band is the simplest one-sided surface, and is easy to make out of a strip of paper. The band was discovered in 1858 by the German astronomer and mathematician August Ferdinand Möbius. Despite its simplicity the Möbius band was a genuine mathematical discovery. Felix Klein

Patricia C. Wrede's Worldbuilder Questions: Index Index About This Page This page is not Patricia Wrede's web site. This page is not for young fans of Patricia C. This page is about creating fantasy worlds. This page (actually the many pages in this section) are derived of a number of postings Ms. Originally the questions did not have the sort-of-alphabetic arrangement I have given them here. I put the questions on the web many years ago and obtained Ms. The implications of all of that are: these pages have no connection with any software product, any building-block toys, game creation system, or any other product which uses the word "Worldbuilder" as a trademark. Index of Patricia C.

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