The Scale of the Universe – a fun, educational animation

An interactive Flash animation titled “Scale Of The Universe 2“, covering everything in the universe from the fabric of space-time to the estimated size of the universe, was posted earlier this year, and it is awesome. A month or so later, it went viral, but why…so popular 래빗스쿨 다운로드?

First, the actual scale of the universe is mind blowing as it spans 62 orders of magnitude (that’s multiplying 62 10′s together).

Second, the animation is very well produced and packed with information 철권6 iso 다운로드.

Third, it was created by a 14-year-old, Cary Huang, and his twin brother, Michael, who worked on it for a year and a half as a fun project…

via The Singularity Hub

 

It’s true, it is really fun to play with, especially with all the weird objects they use for comparisons 다운로드. I snapped a few screenshots below to show you some of them.

The first one is where the animation starts and the second is after scrolling out a bit 영화 장난스런 키스 다운로드. In both, you can see the size of a human in comparison to many objects (in the second one, there is a tiny human in the center).

In the last screenshot, you can see how California, Texas, and Italy are about the size of many moons and Pluto 윈도우 7 언어팩 다운로드!

The Scale of the Universe 2

King for a day: The internet finally takes down books, cd's, and dvd's

Rumors are swirling that Borders bookstores is shutting down 400 stores and laying off 11,000 employees 다운로드. Which may be the kill shot from the internet we have been talking about for years.

First, it stinks that several thousand folks are going to be out of work 다운로드. I always liked bookstore employees because they are the friendliest in the retail world.

If you look to Barnes and Noble, the titan of bookstores, they too are on the chopping block 다운로드. Up for sale with a potential buyer, the company is losing money every quarter 국토지리정보원. The strongest segment of the business is their e-book reader, the Nook, and the corresponding e-book sales.

This all means that book superstores are going the way of the Dodo bird 다운로드.

The movie business is already done. Blockbuster is in the process of closing 1,000+ stores 모노그램 자각몽. Hollywood Video is in bankruptcy and, for me, they even tore down the building at the one I used to work at in Westwood 코만도스 1 다운로드!

The sales of DVD’s also plummeted 20% in the first quarter of 2011 다운로드.

I can’t remember the last time I bought a DVD.

Music and CD sales have been done for a while. The stores that used to sell CD’s: Wharehouse, Virgin Megastores, Tower Records, and others are now just fading memories 다운로드. The empty stores they left behind only show a passing resemblance to the hotspots they once were.

Here is a chart that shows 2009 sales of CD’s lowering back down to 1985 levels 더 길티 다운로드.

King for a day.

The internet has finally overcome and I say it’s for the better. Music is not dead, movies are still alive, and I’m reading more books than ever.

Perhaps the megastores, big boxes, and local DVD stores are gone. But, in their place I think we can expect more mom/pop used book stores, cult favorite CD stores (Amoeba music), and on-demand movies.

It’s a plus for all of us!

Right?

King for a day: The internet finally takes down books, cd’s, and dvd’s

Rumors are swirling that Borders bookstores is shutting down 400 stores and laying off 11,000 employees 다운로드. Which may be the kill shot from the internet we have been talking about for years.

First, it stinks that several thousand folks are going to be out of work 다운로드. I always liked bookstore employees because they are the friendliest in the retail world.

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This all means that book superstores are going the way of the Dodo bird 사랑해도 될까요 다운로드.

The movie business is already done. Blockbuster is in the process of closing 1,000+ stores 고요한밤 거룩한밤 mp3. Hollywood Video is in bankruptcy and, for me, they even tore down the building at the one I used to work at in Westwood 손경제 다운로드!

The sales of DVD’s also plummeted 20% in the first quarter of 2011 다운로드.

I can’t remember the last time I bought a DVD.

Music and CD sales have been done for a while. The stores that used to sell CD’s: Wharehouse, Virgin Megastores, Tower Records, and others are now just fading memories Windows 10 무료. The empty stores they left behind only show a passing resemblance to the hotspots they once were.

Here is a chart that shows 2009 sales of CD’s lowering back down to 1985 levels 잭애스 다운로드.

King for a day.

The internet has finally overcome and I say it’s for the better. Music is not dead, movies are still alive, and I’m reading more books than ever.

Perhaps the megastores, big boxes, and local DVD stores are gone. But, in their place I think we can expect more mom/pop used book stores, cult favorite CD stores (Amoeba music), and on-demand movies.

It’s a plus for all of us!

Right?