With travel to exotic destinations becoming more readily available in this day and age, Antarctica is a destination that is often overlooked despite its overwhelming beauty. Geographical wonders such as the Weddell Sea and Heronia island display all of the tranquility and serenity that Antarctica’s natural environments have to offer. Antarctica will soon become one’s favorite place in the world when they witness natural beauty that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Visitors that travel to Antarctica will marvel at the massive icebergs and mountains with awe and wonder.
Lucky visitors to the beautiful continent can also expect to see a unique array of wildlife. A small sample of the wildlife of Antarctica are the large mass of penguins that gather at Deception Island, the seals of Gustave Channel, and the opportunity to see enormous humpback whales in their natural habitat.
Supplementing the numerous breath-taking natural sights are the recreational activities that are available in Antarctica. Travelers have the option of taking a boat ride to survey the surreal landscape of ice and ocean. Scenic views and areas are bountiful and everyday will be a new adventure. Visitors can survey this arctic paradise by mountain climbing and seeing the grand scale of the environment. The adventure, unique wildlife, and infinite appeal of natural beauty found no where else is why you should go to Antarctica.
Anthony Maglica is the founder of Mag Instrument Inc. They are the manufacturer of the universally known Mag lite flashlight, which has become standard issue gear for police departments world wide. Maglite flashlights were created by Maglica himself.
Anthony Maglica: The Early Years
Born in New York in 1930, Maglica grew up on the island of Zlarin off the coast of Croatia where he moved to with his family during the great depression of the 1930’s. During World War II, Croatia was left destitute, in 1950 Maglica decided to move back to the United States of America. Maglica decided to settle in Ontario, California. Anthony Maglica spoke little English when he returned to the states. He found work as a machinist, he learned of a boss who made extra money on the side machining hydraulic parts. Maglica found a metal lathe for a $1000 and convinced the owner to give it to him for a $125 down payment with the agreement to pay the rest with monthly payments. Anthony Maglica’s little side job turned in to a full blown corporation in 1975. This little machine store was the predecessor of the Maglite corporation.
The idea was a crazy one: use bees to find unexploded landmines. This was precisely what Zagreb University professor Nikola Kezic set out to do. The crazy idea turned out to be an ingenious one. Since bees have an impeccable sense of smell, Kezic tried to train a group of bees to identify their source of food with the smell TNT.
Over the next three weeks, activities will use frozen carbon dioxide – better known as ‘dry ice’. This material can be purchased through some party supply companies or direct from BOC Gases. Why not wait until you’ve collected all three activities and do them together!
Warning: Dry ice is not like water ice. Do not allow it to touch your skin; the extreme cold can cause harm. Wear thick gloves and safety goggles when doing this activity.
Try leaving a glass of tap water on the table for a day without touching it. You’ll notice the sides of the glass are speckled with bubbles. Where did this gas come from? It came right out of the water, in fact. As the water passed through the pipes on its way to your home, gases from the surrounding air were dissolved into it.
As the water warms, it is able to hold less gas. Boiling the water removes a lot of the dissolved gases in the water, just as a glass of water left out on a table will release bubbles.
Freezing the water does the same thing. Ice is formed as the water molecules line up with one another, which also pushes out dissolved gases and minerals. Because the water freezes from the top down, the dissolved gases are pushed slowly to the bottom until it collects into bubbles. Filtered water has less dissolved minerals in it, also making for clearer ice cubes. So should you be using non-filtered water for this activity, to make the difference more obvious?
Six is an interesting number. If you add its factors 1, 2 and 3 together, you get 6. This is a neat trick that only works for some numbers, and mathematicians describe these numbers as perfect.
The next perfect number after 6 is 28 (1 + 2 + 4 + 7 + 14 = 28), and the third perfect number is 496. But most numbers aren’t perfect. Numbers with a sum of factors that falls short of the number are known as deficient. An example is 14, where 1 + 2 + 7 = 10. Others, such as 24, have too large a sum, (1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 6 + 8 + 12 = 36) and are called abundant.
We have found some interesting clues to help us search for perfect numbers. The Greek geometer Euclid found a way of constructing perfect even numbers. He took a type of special number called Mersenne primes and multiplied them by a certain number of 2s. Many years after Euclid, the renowned mathematician Euler showed that all perfect even numbers could be made using Euclid’s formula.
The UK residents who love eating Kit-Kat bars now have the opportunity to unwrap a GPS device that Nestle intends to use to find out who they are and offer them a prize. This brings back the memories of the 1971 film Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which tells Charlie Bucket’s story who is one of the winners of a golden ticket that allows him and other four kids from other countries of the world to visit Willy Wonka’s tightly guarded chocolate factory.
According to Nestle, it is the first company to market its chocolate candies using a GPS based promotion, which is dubbed “We Will Find You”. The company will place a bar that is GPS enabled inside four Kit-Kat candy versions. The York press newspaper reports that the Kit-Kat candy containing the GPS device will appear just like regular Kit-Kat bars. When the person who has bought the bar opens the wrapper by pulling a tab, he or she will activate the device and this will notify the candy maker. Continue Reading
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3D is in! 3D movies and computer games are increasingly popular, but the technology can be used for more than just cool special effects – scientists can get a lot of information from a simulated 3D object. But it can be hard making these 3D objects. To help, Dr Chuong Nguyen from CSIRO is developing a simple system of capturing the shapes and colours of insects.
The first step is to take a lot of 2D photos of the insect. They are taken from lots of different angles, to capture as much detail as possible. A calibrating pattern is placed underneath the insect and is used to work out precisely where the camera was when each photo was taken. Continue Reading
* Split pin or drawing pin and eraser
* Printout of the two discs, on separate pieces of paper. You can download them here: download
To make the calendar
1. Cut out the smaller disc.
2. Cut out the thick dark window on the smaller disc.
3. Put the smaller disc on top of the larger one, and push a split pin through the middle of both discs. If you don’t have a split pin, put an eraser underneath both discs and push a drawing pin through the centre of both discs and into the eraser. Continue Reading
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Archaeological Museum in Croatia
In this section, we take a quick look at the different modes of preparation of this wonderful drink and the methods followed across different countries and cultures.
Following these tips can help ensure you don't become the talk of the party, for all the wrong reasons but can leave a lasting impression for all the right ones!
Home remedy for lowering blood pressure
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association investigated the effects consuming a small amount of commercially available dark chocolate, which contained flavanols, on blood pressure.
Art of beer
To get a good beer to enjoy, we need some rules to observe. In particular, the storage, temperature, cleaning the glass and play a major role.
Children like to be challenged
If you want to find educational toys that your youngsters will take pleasure in enjoying with, the most effective factor to do is have them check it out.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary, Gold Coast, Australia
The Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the most popular wildlife and coastal rain forest attraction on the Gold Coast. This National Trust of Queensland property features hundreds of Australian animals in their natural habitat, and guests who visit Currumbin have the unique opportunity to experience Australia’s native wildlife in an up close manner. Certified by the Advanced Eco-Tourism Society, the sanctuary is an alluring world in which one can discover nature at its finest through displays, shows and guided tours.
Dry Or Wet Cat Food?
Cats are meat eaters, and even though commercially prepared food is formulated to address their specific nutritional needs, most store-bought cat food will contain both animal and plant materials, supplemented with vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients.
The Internet can be tricky for parents to deal with because kids often need to use the Internet for school, but parents parents are often worried about the various activities that their children might be engaged in. Peer-to-peer file sharing can lead to lawsuits and even a criminal prosecution. Some teens might engage in activities online that are embarrassing to the family or may lead to viruses or hackers accessing the computer. Fortunately, there are various forms of monitoring software that can offer parental control.
Monitoring software can also be very helpful when parents are trying to learn what their children are up to, such as whether they are attending class or doing their homework.
Many teens use the computer purchased specifically for schoolwork to play computer games or chat with friends. Monitoring software can not only record activities on the computer, but smartphone software such as Mobile Spy can silently record the teen's GPS information, text messages and phone call information.
Monitoring software sits silently on a computer or mobile device and monitors all of the activities carried out on the device, encouraging the teen to consistently use the device for communication. Activity is usually uploaded to an online account so that the parent can monitor activity from anywhere without having to get close to the phone. This is crucial since parents will usually not have physical access to the phone without arousing suspicion.
Many monitoring programs also come with keystroke loggers, which log keys recorded on the computer, a contextual blocker, and features that allow parents to block certain websites. All of these features allow parents to have a peace of mind when allowing their teens to use the Internet.