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2011-07-14 13:41:08

Japanese developers have created a flying sphere to help in search and rescue operations.

2009-04-20 11:30:00

LOS ANGELES, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- SodaHead, a leading opinion community focused on discussing today's hottest topics, announced a strategic partnership with Technorati, the authority on the blogosphere.

2009-03-18 13:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA has created a unique "spherical" movie about Earth's changing ice and snow cover as captured by NASA spacecraft.

2009-03-18 14:37:15

NASA has created a unique "spherical" movie about Earth's changing ice and snow cover as captured by NASA spacecraft. "Frozen," a 12-minute, narrated film, premieres at science centers and museums March 27.

2009-02-24 09:29:00

GREENBELT, Md., Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This winter the television production team at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md. shrank the moon down to a six-foot globe and put it on display in their Visitor Center.

2008-11-06 06:00:12

By Bob Minzesheimer He scared millions of us by cloning dinosaurs with prehistoric DNA in Jurassic Park and by unleashing a virus from outer space in The Andromeda Strain.

2008-07-30 12:00:31

By Benjamin J. Romano, Seattle Times Jul. 30--Microsoft's new glowing orb got lots of attention at an event for visiting computer scientists Tuesday. But across the way, company researchers showed off something more central to Microsoft's biggest challenge: catching Google in Internet search.

2008-06-24 12:00:00

Dan Cederholm, the designer behind the small Salem [Mass.]-based Web studio and popular blog SimpleBits, has worked on projects for companies ranging from Google (GOOG) to MTV. His 2003 designs of new Web sites for magazines Inc.

Latest Sphere Reference Libraries

2014-01-12 00:00:00

Earth science (or geoscience) is the science of the planet Earth. Earth science can be broken down into four major disciplines, which are: geography, geology, geophysics, and geodesy. These disciplines use physics, chemistry, biology, chronology and mathematics to arrive to a greater understanding of the principal areas of the Earth system. Since Earth is the only known life-bearing planet, Earth science is solely dedicated to the geophysical makeup of our own planet. One discipline,...

2004-10-19 04:45:41

Geodesic -- In mathematics and specifically in differential geometry, a geodesic is a path that furnishes shortest paths between any points on it that are close enough together. The most familiar examples are the straight lines in Euclidean geometry. In more general spaces the geodesics can be more complicated, but one often still thinks of them as "straight" in a sense. On a sphere, for instance, the geodesics are the great circles. The shortest path from point A to point B on a...

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Word of the Day
  • A serpent whose bite was fabled to produce intense thirst.
The word 'dipsas' comes from a Greek word meaning 'thirst'.