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Flying Tigers In Burma – LIFE – March 30, 1942
“One shining hope has emerged from three catastrophic months of war. That is the American Volunteer Group of fighter pilots, the so-called “Flying Tigers” of Burma and southeast China who paint the jaws of a shark on their Curtiss P-40’s (above). Outnumbered often ten to one, they have so far shot down about 300 Jap planes, killed perhaps 800 Jap airmen. They have violently wrenched from the Jap Air Force control of the skies over Burma and southeast China. “
BBC News – Ancient plants back to life after 30,000 frozen years
“Scientists in Russia have grown plants from fruit stored away in permafrost by squirrels over 30,000 years ago. The fruit was found in the banks of the Kolyma River in Siberia, a top site for people looking for mammoth bones.”
Plate tectonics modelled realistically
“Swiss scientists have for the first time succeeded in realistically simulating how an oceanic plate sinks of its own accord under an adjacent plate. At the same time they showed why only one of the plates rather than both subducts into the Earth’s mantle, and how this process affects the dynamics of the Earth’s interior.”
Apps in Education: 1000 Recommended Apps Sorted by Subject Area
“1000 Recommended Apps Sorted by Subject Area
With more than 500,000 apps available for use on the iPad, which ones are best for education? TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) helps by testing and recommending great apps for the classroom. They regularly try out new apps and list those that make the grade in the shared document available here for iPad. Apps are categorized into 46 different subject areas and 14 different personal use areas. Apps that are free are listed in white.”
phyzwizz – Newton’s Cradle
video of one ball collision. video of two ball collision.a two ball collision.”
The Impact of Orbital Debris
“Space junk and satellite fragments pose an increasing danger to the international space community.”
“The Cassini-Huygens mission was launched in 1997 to reach Saturn and explore the chemical environment of that inhospitable planet. Take a scenic tour from Earth to Saturn with the help of engineering!”
Curveballs and Knuckleballs: Engineering Principles at Work in America’s Favorite Pastime
“Learn about two wily pitches that can give pitchers the upper hand in the great American game of baseball.”
“The roller coasters we know and love (or hate) today have a long history full of physics, fun, and safety. It’s hard to believe these thrill-machines are safer than cars on the road! “
2012 School Contests
““Save the World Through Science & Engineering” 2012 Kavli Foundation Science Video Contest
Make a video that dazzles and wows us with the POWER of science! Show us how science and engineering can help save our planet and improve our lives. Winners will be honored in a special festival Awards Show and receive cash prizes! Contest opens Oct 1,2011 and closes Mar. 21, 2012”
The Most Distant, Dark Galaxy Ever Found! : Starts With A Bang
“The deepest depths of space, out beyond our atmosphere, our Solar System, and even our galaxy, hold the richness of the great Universe beyond. Stretching for billions of light years in every direction, there are structures large and small, dense and sparse, everywhere we’ve ever dared to look. “
Free Tech Support Software Tools
“you need a portable arsenal of troubleshooting tools to solve common computer problems. You never know when your laptop, or a friend’s computer, may start acting up. Load up these free tech support utilities onto a USB flash drive and they’ll think you’re a tech support superhero!”
How Did My Email Account Get Hijacked?
“”Help, somehow my email account got hijacked, and now all my friends are getting spam, from me! I am always careful with my password. How could this have happened, and what should I do?””