This is yet another teaching story. It is told that a great Empress had a son. And this son as usually kids do, did not want to make exactly what parents told him. This one had a problem regarding, well...promptitude. Every time when he was asked to do something he always delayed that task with 10 minutes. So basically when his mother was saying him to go to dinner or to make his homework or to do any other job he always completed: " Just another 10 minutes ! "
Years had past and the boy grew. He joined the army maybe for learning more about military leadership. He even assisted in a battle that his empire was involved. In the time of battle he was told to move away from that sector where he probably acted as an observatory. But as usually his old habit entered the scene and he delayed the task with yet another 10 minutes. In this short interval a strayed bullet struck him deadly.
The dead grabbed him because " just another 10 minutes " ... The story teaches about how important consequences can have even the most insignificant behavior mistakes.
It is said that once upon a time there was a great Turk warrior who won numerous fighting tournaments and made a really great fortune. He gathered gold and money, jewels and artifacts, a great value. As almost all rich men the richer he got the richer he wanted to be more, greed and selfishness grew in his soul like a weed over flowers. Although he gathered so much he was more proud about his wealth than his combat glory. But his greatest challenge wasn't yet to come. In a journey as usual as any other with a ship a terrible storm appeared like from nowhere. Soon its power destroyed the boat and all the crewman and passengers went overboard. In despair the people implored the Turk to help them, as he was among the few who can endure such punishment from nature, but his vicious character did not allowed him to do that. His demons even put the value of his life under the importance of his gold. In that despaired moments he chose to grab two cases with gold, jewels and money and made an effort to rich a nearby shore. But as he got very close to the beach the strain paralyzed his heart and made him incapable to swim further on. So the Turk died just because he wanted to save his fortune.
So what this story teach us? Some times the material things that appear that can help our lives are exactly the ones that can put an end of them.
For those who want to play a quick chess game with other people from entire world that access that website there is Instantchess.com. This website provides at the time of writing virtually 2 methods of playing: first using a paid account that provides more features and second the free, super cool, instant setup chess games with random players that also connect to the server. So with one click a user can quickly play a chess game and even with a decent level of difficulty. Because the players often play above medium skill. Another good thing is that games starting is really "instant" , there is almost no time waste waiting for other players to join, and at the start of each game there is a small period of time when players can choose to either cancel the match or if no move is made the one who don't move at its time can lose the battle as time loss criteria . When the game advances the waiting time for those who "forget" to move is increased at a couple of minutes. Usually one match consist in a 15 minutes brain squashing but for registered players there is the possibility to create custom matches with chosen timing.
As many scientists said before humans existence is not linked only by this planet but with its continuation to other locations in space. There are disturbingly numerous causes of total annihilation for human specie as giant meteor/comet collision, unstoppable pandemics, nuclear wars and others. This is just one of the reasons that humans would have to consider leaving planet Earth in the future, not only for survival but for massive expansion through out the Universe. Colonizing planets or even Terra-forming them would be an important asset in this mission, as planets or other space objects can be used as base operation for in depth space expansion and exploration.
Without doubt the first two space objects which humans will have to use to build space stations on them are Mars and Earth's Moon. But Mars although more distant than Earth would probably provide the biggest assets as it is the most closely related planet to Earth in our Solar System. Its atmosphere is more dense and provide more protection from radiations and micrometeorites, its gravity is more powerful than Moon and more similar to Earth, at its poles on Mars was discovered ice and from this maybe in future missions water will be extracted. There are scientists that also think to transform Mars into a second Earth using for example greenhouse gas such as carbon dioxide to increase the temperature of the atmosphere. So Mars will be surely the first candidate on Terra-forming.
But more difficult tasks rise from the lack of space technology humans have and also their weakness in front of the enormous physical and psychological challenges a mission to Mars would demand. Also there are enormous costs for equipments and research. On space there are dangerous radiations that can endanger human life. In a mission outside our atmosphere an astronaut said that he could not sleep due to the radiations and micro-particles that interact with his retina and so even when he was trying to rest he saw sparks and lights. On Mir cosmonauts chose to sleep near some lead batteries to shield their head from radiations.
And this can be just a clue of how much quantity of radiations can exist in space. So the ships would surely have to use some extra space for radiation shielding, fact that will complicate the things even more. The psychological issues can arise when people are stuck in small places and even for large periods of time as a Earth-Mars travel. From past experiences astronauts can become anxious, nervous and can even start fights between them.
After spending a lot of time in just a single cramped place astronauts can simply became eager to finish their mission or escape some how from there which can lead to superficial work. They tend to skip important details and this can be detrimental for their activity. Even more bones and muscles tend to get weak losing mass during zero gravity so after a few months of space flight they can find themselves useless on the arrival on Mars.
Those are just a few of the colossal requirements that people must fulfill in their mission to Mars. But although almost impossible to achieve, this task would be surely completed in the future due to humans incredible resilience in face of challenges, as they proved this a long their entire history.
In the present there are scientists that presume the fact a black is nothing more than a Universes creation machine. A black hole have probably three main parts: the invisible disk or hallow around even the light bends is getting caught and finally pulverized by the great gravitational force in the its middle point called singularity, a wormhole which is more like a shortcut in the space-time continuum and finally is presumed there is a white hole which is kind of the opposite of a black hole. But new scientist presumptions state that actually at the other side of a black hole might be a Big bang phenomenon, which can give birth to another universe. So if there are a lot of black holes this means there are actually a lot of other Universes created maybe in other dimensions. Even now humans' science is too poor developed to give an answer for these questions because of the enormous researching difficulties.
Following this hypothesis can be said that even our Universe was made by a black hole who appeared in another Universe. Maybe at the start was just one black hole and from it another Universe was created. But this Universe, if was similar with ours created a lot of other black wholes which at their turn created even more Universes who repeated this pattern and gave birth to an almost unlimited number of Universes.
But as it is said that the more you know the more you comprehend you don't know... another big question rises... who created the first black hole?
Some how almost all the sites have this page but it is barely used by someone. I tried to contact by email some bloggers these days to ask them some blogging stuff but neither of them responded. I think there can be 3 reasons: first, the Contact page is just a formality or a 'must have" for bloggers to appear professional; second they create it and just forget to check the email; third, they create it and just do not want to respond. I don't know what of these options really apply but I do know using emails from Contact page especially from blogs is simply not what it was designed to be...
This feature probably changed from the past and now is even more tricky to use. For this first we must have a Google account. Then we must starting Google Maps service with us been logged.
In the lower left corner there is a square button with some sort of ruler in it. It has two positions if it is pressed and by these positions depends another arrow button showings. The Distance tool is available only if the square button is blue and the ruler is white. Then is time to press the other button which is a arrow like little button just under the Google Map logo. When pressed this opens a left semi-window with our Distance measurement tool, the one we seek. If the square button is not the way was mentioned the arrow button will simply show some other options...
So after we finally find the Distance measurement tool options we do what it says: place the first location on the map, a green balloon will appear to mark the spot, then another locations to see the distance from the first location to them; red balloons will mark the ulterior placements. Google Maps will show the distance in the Distance measurement tool mentioned before.
Google Maps not only shows great maps and bird-eye view landscapes but can even has recorded a sequence of bound static images in the way a movie can be made when moving on the road with a car. But is some sort of "frozen" movie, users having the options to drive their way and see the nearby locations and scenes.
So simply people can find Google Maps using Google Search engine and type Google Maps, or selecting from the top links on Google Search the service previously mentioned. At the search box in Google Maps we can write the name of the location and separated by a comma the name of the country where that location is situated. And then comes the easiest but most hard to find option. To explore the roads almost as a 3D trip we must take with the mouse the little yellow human figure from the top at that left zoom bar and drag it towards the map.Blue lines and circles should appear. The blue lines are roads and the circles simple pictures. For 3d road view we can place the yellow human figure on the blue lines. If we zoom in the map we can see the blue lines is in fact 2 separate lines marking the margins of the roads. When in 3d road view we have 3 tools: 2 in left for looking around and zooming and one down for moving the "car" on the road.
This service is great but unfortunately offers far from complete world roads views. Also the images are probably lagging from the most recent real life situation so this is a minus too. But Google Maps offers us the hope that in the future we will have the opportunity to see real and actual world locations just sitting in an armchair.
I had a poll using a Blogger platform script and guess what? On Statistics it shows me that the freakish poll brings some visitors to this blog... I wonder how that happened and why? After I removed it the few plus visitors that came everyday suddenly disappeared which means it was not a Statistics error or confusion. I thought maybe the extra traffic came from other pages but in Statistics was interpreted as it came from the Poll. Anyway I still can't find any answer...
Movile cave is a new discovered cave at Mangalia, near the town of Constanta in the South-East of Romania, just near the Black Sea. First was discovered a small underground lake with sulfur and thermal water. Then another small related cave rooms had been discovered. The water in these underground compartments is coming from the depths of the Earth and is composed by rather small amounts of methane gas and sulfuric hydrogen. The air inside the cave is very poor in oxygen and the sun beams can not enter... and from this, all the mystery. Researchers believe Movile cave contain an ecosystem unique in the world because the creatures that evolved in there are not using the conventional resources as oxygen, sun light and indirectly the photosynthesis. In the cave were discovered small creatures like scorpions, snails, worms or bugs totally adapted to live in this environment. Some how at the base of their survival is an organic substance which rises on the surface of the water. It has nutritive properties.
The most important lesson scientist learned from this discovery is that life can appear and be sustained even in the most hostile and surprising places. Is just a small hint about what other creatures may be found on the entire Universe....