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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. "Frozen," a 12-minute, narrated film, premieres at science centers and museums March 27. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., produced the film for the "Science on a Sphere" projection system, a fully spherical video technology developed by the...

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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. NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., produced the film for the "Science on a Sphere" projection system, a fully spherical video technology developed by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The six-foot spheres are installed in more than 30 locations around...

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. They've made a new, fully spherical short film called "Return to the Moon". Designed expressly for the Science On a Sphere platform, it opens in science museums and elsewhere around the country on February 27. (Logo:...

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. But author Michael Crichton, who died Tuesday at age 66, was more than just the king of the cinematic techno-thriller whose books and screenplays became 13 movies. He also created ER, one of TV's longest-running dramas. As a movie producer and director, he pioneered the use of computer-generated special effects....

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. The orb, known as Sphere, expands on the touch-sensing technology Microsoft debuted in its Surface tabletop computer last year. A camera inside the Sphere detects touches on the surface, allowing...

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. and Fast Company helped bring the concept of Web standards to the attention of Corporate America. And more recently, Cederholm's high-profile redesigns of ESPN's search pages as well as Web design and branding work for indie search engine Rollyo.com have earned him a...


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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,...

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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
abrosia
  • Wasting away as a result of abstinence from food.
The word 'abrosia' comes from a Greek roots meaning 'not' and 'eating'.