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Dinner Table

In case you were ever interested…

 

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Surface Tension – Daisy

The attached photo shows a daisy in a lake supported through surface tension. It is incredible how much weight can be lifted.

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Canadarm in Action!

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Canada operated two robots within the space program. The first, Canadarm (Shuttle Remote Manipulator System), was attached to the space shuttles. The second, Canadarm2 (Mobile Servicing System), is currently attached to the International Space Station. The attached picture shows the Canadarm in action!

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Sugar in Drinks!

The attached image shows a visual comparison of different drinks and the amount of raw sugar that they contain. Quite incredible!

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In 60 Seconds…

Every 60 seconds a huge number of process occur throughout the internet, one example, 168 000 000 emails sent. The attached photo highlights only a few of the social networking activities that happen every minute.

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Inspiration

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The Time the World went Atomic

The attached image shows a clock which stopped around 8:15AM on 6 August 1945, the day the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan and the first time one was ever used in war. The explosion killed 140,000 people by the end of 1945 and continued to kill long after through the secondary effects of radiation poisoning. Was it right to use this bomb on the citizens of Japan? Was it required to stop the war?

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