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Martin Burrett

The Scale of the Universe - 118 views

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    An amazing resource which shows the relative scales of things in the universe and guaranteed to make you feel insignificant. But wow it's good. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Justin Medved

Cell Size and Scale - 94 views

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    This is amazing!
Gerald Carey

Magnifying the Universe - 4 views

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    Terrific interactive showing the size of various items from atoms to the universe. Great for a white board! Hat tip to Free Technology for Teachers - a great resource and blog.
Martin Burrett

Magnifying the Universe - 6 views

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    A great resource for viewing the very biggest and very smallest things in the universe, ranging from galaxies to insects, nebulae and stars to molecules and atoms. http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/Science
Matt Renwick

When a Bookstore Closes, an Argument Ends - The New Yorker - 21 views

  • once a bookstore is gone we lose the particular opportunities for adjacency it offers,
  • Restaurants, bookstores, cafés—on a grander scale railway stations, on a lesser one chessboards near park benches—are the sinews of civil society.
  • Enlightenment happened more often in a café than a classroom.
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  • By atomizing our experience to the point of alienation—or, at best, by creating substitutes for common experience (“you might also like…” lists, Twitter exchanges instead of face-to-face conversations)—we lose the common thread of civil life.
  • Books are not just other luxury items to be shopped for. They are the levers of our consciousness.
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