Canadian Social Statistics - Statistiques sociales du Canada Updated April 13, 2014 Page révisée le 13 avril 2014 [ Go to Canadian Social Research Links Home Page ] And another one gone And another one gone, Another one bites the dust. [Source : Queen] Statistics Canada's world-class data collection has been trimmed, again. Strapping Cameras to Birds of Prey = 150 MPH Dives, 10g Turns, Barrel Rolls, etc (Videos) Soaring With a Unique Point of ViewI just found a couple of great videos filmed by miniature cameras strapped on birds of preys (thank you Reddit!), and while the videos are very cool to watch (the second one is posted below), they reminded me that while not all birds of prey are officially endangered, they face big challenges, like other top predators in the sea and on the ground. The Peregrine Fund has a good explanation of why it is so important to protect birds of prey, and why they are so vulnerable: As predators at the tops of food webs, birds of prey (raptors) are influenced by many factors and processes within nature. Like the caged canary used by miners to detect poisonous gases, birds of prey have proven sensitive to many forms of environmental change, including chemical pollution, and can provide an early warning for humans.
The Science Behind Foldit Foldit is a revolutionary new computer game enabling you to contribute to important scientific research. This page describes the science behind Foldit and how your playing can help. What is a protein? Proteins are the workhorses in every cell of every living thing. Your body is made up of trillions of cells, of all different kinds: muscle cells, brain cells, blood cells, and more. Statistical Visualization For his book The Visual Miscellaneum, David McCandless, along with Lee Byron, had a look at breakups on Facebook, according to status updates. They looked for the phrase "we broke up because" in status updates, and then graphed the frequencies over time. Why they couldn't just look at updates to relationship status, I'm not sure. Notice the peak leading up to the holiday season and spring cleaning.
The Book Surgeon (15 pieces) Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed. Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original sculptural forms. "My work is a collaboration with the existing material and its past creators and the completed pieces expose new relationships of the book’s internal elements exactly where they have been since their original conception," he says. "The richness and depth of the book is universally respected yet often undiscovered as the monopoly of the form and relevance of the information fades over time.
GAME FOR SCIENCE GAME FOR SCIENCE speaks to young people in a language they understand, taking its inspiration from popular MMOGs (Massively Multiplayer Online Games). Players are free to explore this world according to their own interests—health, aeronautics, genomics, international development, environment, engineering, etc.—and they can use an avatar to interact with their friends. In the thematic lands of GAME FOR SCIENCE, players encounter entertaining games, fascinating information, and engaging videos, all of them science-related.
The Story of Mathematics - Sumerian/Babylonian Mathematics Sumer (a region of Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq) was the birthplace of writing, the wheel, agriculture, the arch, the plow, irrigation and many other innovations, and is often referred to as the Cradle of Civilization. The Sumerians developed the earliest known writing system - a pictographic writing system known as cuneiform script, using wedge-shaped characters inscribed on baked clay tablets - and this has meant that we actually have more knowledge of ancient Sumerian and Babylonian mathematics than of early Egyptian mathematics. Indeed, we even have what appear to school exercises in arithmetic and geometric problems. As in Egypt, Sumerian mathematics initially developed largely as a response to bureaucratic needs when their civilization settled and developed agriculture (possibly as early as the 6th millennium BCE) for the measurement of plots of land, the taxation of individuals, etc. in the Babylonian system represented 3,600 plus 60 plus 1, or 3,661. ) and a ten symbol (
Could Tau Ceti Be Humanity's Next Home? Scientists at Arizona State University have combined astronomy and geophysics to assess the possibility of other planets being able to support life. After turning their attention towards Tau Ceti, a star system popular with science fiction writers due to its similarities to our own sun, they have concluded that it is probably not going to be mankind’s next home. So how did they conclude that a planet is uninhabitable from light-years away? The first condition for life is whether any planet sits in the habitable zone around Tau Ceti. The habitable zone is the area in which the surface of a planet can support liquid water.
Video Game Blog, Video Game Reviews, Video Game News reading: Home » PC, PC Games, PC Strategy, PS3, PS3 Games, PS3 Strategy, Strategy, Video Games, Xbox 360, Xbox360 Games, Xbox360 Strategy » Borderlands Strategy Guide – Arid Hills Part 1 By Published:22 January 2010 5:00 AM UTC Posted in: PC, PC Games, PC Strategy, PS3, PS3 Games, PS3 Strategy, Strategy, Video Games, Xbox 360, Xbox360 Games, Xbox360 Strategy Tags: Borderlands, borderlands guide, Borderlands strategy, strategy After you grab the note in the Zephyr Substation and complete Sledge: The Mine Key, you’ll progress to Sledge: To The Safe House.
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The 13 Most Important Numbers in the Universe - James D. Stein's Cosmic Numbers In the 17th century, scientists understood three phases of matter—solids, liquids and gases (the discovery of plasma, the fourth phase of matter, lay centuries in the future). Back then, solids and liquids were much harder to work with than gases because changes in solids and liquids were difficult to measure with the equipment of the time. So many experimentalists played around with gases to try to deduce fundamental physical laws. Robert Boyle was perhaps the first great experimentalist, and was responsible for what we now consider to be the essence of experimentation: vary one or more parameter, and see how other parameters change in response. It may seem obvious in retrospect, but hindsight, as the physicist Leo Szilard once remarked, is notably more accurate than foresight.
Hubble Offered A Rare, Ring-Side Seat At The Death Of A Star During its impressive 25 years the Hubble Space Telescope has captured numerous remarkable views of the universe, providing astronomers with a wealth of data for making astounding discoveries. Of all the beautiful astronomical objects observed by Hubble one of the most awe-inspiring is the massive, dying star V838 Moncerotis. Hubble’s longevity has provided astronomers with a series of detailed images of V838 Mon captured between May 2002 and September 2006: the result is a fascinating “time-lapse” that uniquely illuminates the evolution of this massive, super-giant star. Bear Sleeping Bag Cool bear shaped sleeping bag, designed by Eiko Ishizawa from Amsterdam, will keep you warm and scare your friends when you go camping. Please be warned that, according to the artist, it is not his responsibility if a wild bear attacks you, or some silly hunter hunts you down. For more designs, check out: Unique and Creative Sleeping Bags