Tech Tuesday: scale of the universe


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·      Scale of the Universe- we all struggle with understanding how large our world is, much less the observable universe!  A 14 year old student in California, with the help of his twin brother, did a science project to illustrate the size of the universe.  It goes from the smallest particle to the edges of the known universe.  It is incredibly fascinating.  While you get the scale as you zoom in and zoom out, you can also click to learn more about any of the items featured.  If this was a project for school, this guy better have gotten an “A”.  I made a volcano with baking soda and vinegar and this guy lays out the scale of the entire universe!  Impressive!

·      Facebook- last week, we told you of the rumors that Facebook was going to make a phone.  Cellphones have long been Facebook’s Achilles’ heel. With its users flocking to mobile phones by the millions — and many of its newest users never accessing the services on computers at all — the company has struggled to catch up to them. On Thursday, Facebook unveiled its latest, most ambitious effort to crack the challenge: a package of mobile software called Facebook Home that is designed to draw more users and nudge them to be more active on the social network. The new suite of applications effectively turns the Facebook news feed into the screen saver of a smartphone, updating it constantly and seamlessly with Facebook posts and messages.  So, they stopped short of making a phone, but they did make their app the “home screen” for the phone and made mobile usage easier.


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