Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mt. Everest is Virtually Amazing

In the news:
by Claire O'Neill
NPR
Mount Everest as seen from Space

 Mount Everest, seen from the International Space Station (ISS). The view is tilted about 45 degrees clockwise and looks to the south-west. Everest (8850 metres, centre, largest shadow) is brightly lit in the early morning sun. The low-angled light makes the mountains stand out from their shadows. This is Everest's eastern side, the Kangshang Face. The North Ridge, a popular climbing route, runs down to lower centre. In front of Everest, a large glacier (grey) winds downhill. Everest is on the border between China (lower left) and Nepal (upper right). The ISS orbits around 380 kilometres above the Earth. Photographed on 20 March 2002.
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

121212 December 12, 2012...

In the news:
by Jen Doll
the Atlantic wire
December 12, 2012

12 eggs for 12/12/12
Eggs in cartons arranged clockwise to illustrate counting from one to twelve.
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Colorization by: Eric Cohen

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Neural Urine

In the news:
by Dan Cossins
The Scientist
December 11, 2012

Urine Sample
Urine sample.
Credit: GIPhotoStock / Science Source

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