10 Strange Things About The Universe Space The universe can be a very strange place. While groundbreaking ideas such as quantum theory, relativity and even the Earth going around the Sun might be commonly accepted now, science still continues to show that the universe contains things you might find it difficult to believe, and even more difficult to get your head around. Theoretically, the lowest temperature that can be achieved is absolute zero, exactly ?
Climate Kids: What is the greenhouse effect? 1. What is a greenhouse? A greenhouse is made of glass. 3-D Printing Whole Buildings in Stone...in Space: This Printer Rocks In Pisa, Italy, mad genius Enrico Dini is building sandcastles on the moon. His giant 3-D printer is the first of its kind with the potential to print whole buildings, and it makes them out of solid rock, cutting down a thousand-year-long process into a few minutes. It uses sand, but someday it'll use moon dust. The machine, called D-Shape, sprays a thin layer of sand with a magnesium-based glue from hundreds of nozzles--its resolution is about 25 dpi, not bad for printing on this scale. Double-Slit Experiment The video below shows scientific proof that there is something NOT quite logical or scientific about this universe. The mere act of observation can completely change the outcome of an event! Before I get too ahead of myself, you need to watch the video below to understand:
GCSE Bitesize: Heat transfer by radiation Exotisme dans l'art Musique et exotisme L'orientalisme en musique, comme dans les autres arts, a souvent attiré et inspiré les créateurs. Sinon dans le contenu esthétique, tout au moins dans les titres, dans certains contours mélodiques et parfois dans le rythme. On retrouvera cette influence dans les Indes Galantes, de Rameau; dans la cérémonie turque du Bourgeois Gentilhomme, de Lully; dans l'Enlèvement au Sérail de Mozart,...Tous ces auteur ont été séduit par le côté pittoresque de l'orientalisme.
Canada Missing Gravity For more than 40 years, scientists have tried to figure out what's causing large parts of Canada, particularly the Hudson Bay region, to be "missing" gravity. In other words, gravity in the Hudson Bay area and surrounding regions is lower than it is in other parts of the world, a phenomenon first identified in the 1960s when the Earth's global gravity fields were being charted. Two theories have been proposed to account for this anomaly. But before we go over them, it's important to first consider what creates gravity.
Ingenious 'Flow' Lighting For The Third World By Igendesign "The coastwise cities in South-America are busy and safe by day, but in the night they are abandoned and dangerous due to the lack of public lighting, as the grid cannot be transmitted to the shores," writes Hungarian industrial design firm Igendesign about the inspiration for 'Flow,' the firm's new public lighting design. 'Flow' lighting by Igendesign So Dániel Lõrincz and Alberto Vasquez, the founders of Igendesign, decided to solve the lighting problem using locally-sourced bamboo and applied physics. Bamboo is plentiful and self-regenerating along the beaches of South America and the physics relies on the principle of a vertical wind turbine, with the blades in a spiral to catch variable wind directions. Notice how the blades are cut out to "catch" the wind. 'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign
How to Find a Meteorite Earth is under constant bombardment by space rocks. When they crash and burn through the atmosphere, most of the debris gets lost to the oceans, while some is buried or gradually weathered away. Nonetheless, plenty of chunks of fallen meteors, or meteorites, are strewn across the accessible parts of the planet. So far, more than 40,000 meteorites have been found and catalogued, and countless more are still out there, waiting to be chanced upon. If you need further incentive for finding something that was forged at the birth of our sun and contains secrets about the nature of our solar system, there's this: Space rocks are worth as much as $1,000 per gram.
Facebook Breathtaking impact craters Meteor Crater, sometimes referred to as Barringer Crater, after Daniel Barringer, the geologist who was first to propose the crater was formed by the impact of meteorite, is located 43 miles east of Flagstaff, Arizona. Although small compared to other impact craters in the solar system with a diameter of around 1.1km, it is a truly breathtaking site to cast your eyes upon. Situated in the middle of the desert, and produced 40,000 years ago by a nickel-iron meteorite travelling from somewhere between 28,000 and 45,000mph, the impact would have been nothing short of spectacular to have witnessed when it occured. Interestingly, at the time of impact, the surrounding Colorado Plateau was experiencing the end of the Pleistocene epoch, which meant the local ecology was covered in mostly grassland, and paraded by mammoths and camels.