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April 27, 2008

Newsletter 4-27-2008

Filed under: newsletter — seniorgeek @ 7:57 pm

The question for the day is why the old ‘7 wonders of the world’ need to be replaced?
This site is the ‘new’ 7 wonders of the world. What gave them the right to try to replace the original 7 wonders?

wonders and you can decide if you want to except other new wonders.
http://www.panoramas.dk/7-wonders/

Since some of you know that I work at NASA, I thought I had better show you some of the more interesting NASA sites, especially since I started out with wonders of the world. It might be fitting to show some other wonders of this world, and some not of this world.

GRIN is a collection of over a thousand images of significant historical interest scanned at high-resolution in several sizes. This collection is intended for the media, publishers, and the general public looking for high-quality photographs. Please note that downloading these image files may take some time, although searching and browsing should be relatively quick.
http://grin.hq.nasa.gov/

This site shows each day a new ‘Astronomy Picture of the Day”. Each day a different image or photograph is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. In the explanation are there are many links to other related pictures which you might find interesting. Don’t forget to click on the Discover the Cosmos link for a listing of all the previous pictures.
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html

launch facility in Virginia. There is a launch video, pictures, fact sheets, and complete information about the launch. I am a little partial to this launch since I was involved with this project and witnessed the launch in person. If you happen to be in the area someday stop by for a tour.
http://www.nasa.gov/centers/wallops/missions/tacsat2.html

and news feeds. Get you fill of all the multimedia that NASA offers.
http://www.nasa.gov/multimedia/index.html

Want to make learning science full for everyone from kids to adults? Check out the virtual labs at the University of Virginia. The virtual labs cover things like Nanoscience, Electricity and Magnetism, and Microelectronics.
http://www.virlab.virginia.edu/VL/contents.htm

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