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Archive for May, 2012

Assessment Task 3

Posted by ChevScience on May 17, 2012

Your astrophysics task is ready to go. Have a look in Assessments

 

Mr.N

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Picture shows how little water there is on Earth

Posted by ChevScience on May 15, 2012

Here is a picture that gives you a perfect idea of how much water there is on Earth compared to the solid materials that form its main body. It’s truly staggering.

This picture shows the size of a sphere that would contain all of Earth’s water in comparison to the size of the Earth. The blue sphere sitting on the United States has a diameter of about 1,385 kilometres, with a volume of about 1,386,000,000 cubic kilometres. The sphere includes all the water in the oceans, seas, ice caps, lakes and rivers as well as groundwater, atmospheric water, and even the water in you, your dog, and your tomato plant. Learn more here.

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Evolution in a song

Posted by ChevScience on May 13, 2012

Beautiful

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Pile-Up of Particles Could Obscure Higgs Finding at Large Hadron Collider

Posted by ChevScience on May 11, 2012

Physicists are rewriting computer code so that detectors can cope with and triage data from the hundreds of millions of collisions that occur every second

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Earth-like planets around Alpha Centauri?

Posted by ChevScience on May 11, 2012

Alpha Centauri, the closest star system to our Solar System, should harbour detectable Earth-like planets, according to a new study by astronomers at the University of Santa Cruz

I love this type of research. I look up at the Southern Cross often, at this star! it just could have some one looking back at me.For Real!

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Why the solar system can exist

Posted by ChevScience on May 11, 2012

If gravity is so attractive, why doesn’t the earth just crash into the sun? Or the moon into the earth?

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How to extract your DNA

Posted by ChevScience on May 10, 2012

Living things are made up of cells, and cells are controlled by a molecule called DNA. If you would like to extract your own DNA from your own cheek cells, do this:

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5 FINGERS OF EVOLUTION

Posted by ChevScience on May 10, 2012

SHOW THIS TO YOU BIO TEACHERS

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How birds camouflage their nests – David Attenborough

Posted by ChevScience on May 9, 2012

David Attenborough is cool!

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Another Illusion

Posted by ChevScience on May 6, 2012

mind bending

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