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February 15, 2013
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Семь метеоритов с интересной историей

Семь метеоритов с интересной историей

Метеоры довольно редко падают (становятся метеоритами) и ещё реже причиняют ущерб своим падением. Известны всего несколько случаев повреждения имущества этими космическими телами.

Метеорит “Пикскил” и повреждённый им автомобиль

Метеорит «Пикскил» (Peekskil) был продан за 16 250 долларов. В 1992 году Пикскил упал близ Манхэттена и разбил припаркованный автомобиль, а его пролёт над несколькими штатами сняли на 16 любительских камер. Одну из этих записей можно посмотреть ниже.

Единственный инцидент, когда метеорит стал причиной смерти, был зарегистрирован в октябре 1972 года в Венесуэле. Тогда железокаменный метеорит «Валера» (Valera) массой около 50 кг убил корову. Этот «кровавый» метеорит не вызывал особого интереса и был продан за 1375 долларов.

Метеорит “Валера” (фото: Macovich collection)

Происхождение других метеоритов без видимой причины окружают легенды пугающего характера. Особенно это касается метеорита «Маска» (Mask / Masquerade) из коллекции Маковича. Железный метеорит был обнаружен в Калахари в 1992 году. По первому впечатлению он похож на слепок лица гуманоидного существа или обломок инопланетной статуи.

Метеорит “Маска” (фото: Macovich collection)

Другим лотом, успевшим обрасти мистическим покровом, стал «Тиссинт» (Tissint) – метеорит марсианского происхождения, обнаруженный в Марокко в 2011 году. Он примечателен тем, что в его структуре есть микрокапсулы, содержащие марсианский воздух. Фактически это малый набор проб древней и, вероятно, не столь сильно разряжённой марсианской атмосферы.

Метеорит Тиссинт (фото: Natural History Museum, London)

Из-за этих легенд (или просто по причине изначальной завышенной цены) «Маска», «Тиссинт» и несколько других метеоритов не нашли своих покупателей.
Самым дорогим лотом оказался метеорит «Дар аль Гани 1058″ (Dar al Gani 1058). Этот плоский объект массой 1815 грамм был обнаружен в 1998 году на территории Ливии и считается одним из четырёх фрагментов Луны, доступных для частного коллекционирования.

Метеорит “Дар аль Гани 1058″ (фото: Heritage Auctions)

У Дар аль Гани 1058 самое большое соотношение площади поверхности к массе. Установлено, что он состоит из сцементированных угловатых обломков, выбитых другим метеоритом с обратной стороны Луны. Организаторы Natural History Signature Meteorite Auction выручили за него 330 000 долларов, что на 10 тысяч меньше первоначальной суммы оценки.

В ходе торгов начальная стоимость фрагмента железокаменного метеорита «Сеймчан», размером около 23 см в поперечнике, повысилась в 12 раз и составила в итоге 43 750 долларов.

Это один из многих подобных осколков, обнаруженных в период с 1967 по 2004 год в Магаданской области. Из-за высокой плотности такие метеориты глубоко внедряются в грунт при ударе, и обычно их поиск проводится с помощью металлоискателя.

July 18, 2012
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Apple iPhone or Android: the Epic Battle

Android or iPhone? The debate goes on and on. When the iPhone was first released, there was really no competition. Apple was playing in a class of its own. First Android devices were mediocre: sluggish UI, lags here and there, and the overall “assemble-it-yourself” approach just didn’t with consumers.

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Today, the market has changed. With the latest iPhone being a superb device and a wonderful system, the latest Androids leave little to be desired. Today’s Androids have no UI lags, feature most of the same apps in the Google Play store, and went away with the do-it-yourself, LEGO type approach. Today, choosing one phone over another is more of a personal preference. Let’s try to find out what’s good about going the Apple route, and what advantages the Android way can bring.

Hardware and Model Selection

With Apple, you have a limited choice of only several models. Or, rather, you can choose from just one current model in several versions that, honestly, differ very little. There are a few older models available from the used market, but that’s about it. “You can have any color as long as it’s black”.

Android devices, on the other hand, come in all sorts of shapes, models and colors. Various manufacturers use completely different hardware. Different screens, processors, memory. Vastly different reliability and usability. Buying an Android phone will require you to do a market research, whereas you can’t go wrong with any current iPhone. Are you a techno geek or a gadget guy? Look for an Android phone that flies with you. Others will be served by Apple.

Display

The latest generation of iPhones has a great Retina display. These super high pixel density displays will display your apps, icons and pictures so crisp it’s hard to believe. Kudos to Apple: they made one of the greatest screens ever.

Androids come with all sorts of displays. Some of the better ones can match iPhones in pixel density, but software integration is still something to work on. Many apps are still using low-resolution icons and graphics designed to be shown on lower-resolution screens. When selecting an Android phone, you will have to look really carefully to buy a model with a good display. If you’re not friends with numbers, icon resolutions, angles of view and technical specs, just get an iPhone for the best screen ever.

Built-in Software and UI

An iPhone is an iPhone. They’re all the same. A single operating system, same user interface, the same set of pre-installed apps, same icons. You can customize it by shifting stuff around and choosing a few icons on your own, but there’s only so much you’re allowed to do.

Androids are available in many flavors. Different firmware and dozens of OS versions, builds and codenames. Different sets of icons for same apps. Completely different shells and launchers. Extensively customizable: you can make Android phones look like whatever you want (and it’s not just about custom icons) – but you have to know what you’re doing. With such a broad variety, some devices are simply better as in easier to use, more stable and working faster than others. If making your very own tailored environment is fun for you, by all means get the Android. If you like it working out of the box, get an iPhone and begin using it right away.

Extensibility

iPhones don’t have a slot to use an external memory card. You’ll be stuck with the amount of memory you originally bought. If you outgrow your iPhone, you’ll have to get another iPhone, bringing more money to Apple.

Most but not all Android phones come with a microSD extension slot, allowing you to add more memory when you need it. With flash memory getting cheaper every year, you will be wealthier in the long run if you get an Android.

With iPhones, you can’t even swap a battery. If your battery dies in some years (they all do; lithium batteries die in 3-4 years), you’ll be mailing your iPhone back to Apple for a “major repair” (more money to Apple), or be on the market for a new iPhone (even more money to Apple).

While some Android devices use similarly user irreplaceable batteries, most devices are easy: just lift the back cover and throw a new battery in. A replacement battery will cost a few dollars, allowing you to buy a replacement phone when you want it.

Conclusion

Android phones are more affordable to buy and cheaper to upgrade and maintain. They’re more extensible and customizable. iPhones are perfect straight out of the box, and offer one of the best usage experience ever. Which one to pick? The choice is yours.

Source: Apple iPhone vs. Android: the Epic Battle

February 16, 2012
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Business applications made easier, top icons to the fore

There is a lot that can go wrong when you are trying to write a business application, as most programmers are constantly struggling between keeping it sober while trying to keep it from being too dull. All of this when attempting to fit in the complex functionalities. Aero business icons are the key to the issue, read on to find out more.

In every application, all the user sees is the user interface, no matter how beautifully the logic works and whatever functionalities it may encompass if he has to look at an ungainly distracting screen he would only use the app until the time he gets a better option. What many programmers fail to understand is – the importance of simple and easy navigability, and appealing visual content, and many an application has failed to garner the popularity they otherwise could have because of this ignorance.

When programmers do understand the importance of a good user interface, they either do not have the skill or the extensive time required to painstakingly develop it. The problem is solved in part by aero business icons- as it presents you with all the images you may need when trying to develop a business based application.

By buying these, you get a set of 285 top notch business images in two color schemes including 256 colors and 32 bit. These images are compatible with almost all operating systems and can be used with windows, mac OS, iOS and android based applications. Moreover, these images come in 5 different sizes that range from as small as 16×16 pixels to the largest being 256 x 256 pixels. Each and every one of these icons has been painstakingly developed by professionals who have ensured that perfect colors are there to complement the amazing descriptive pictography. The images are very descriptive in nature almost to the point of being funny and are sure to catch the user’s imagination. More than that, when used wisely and placed strategically around your application they can help to keep the most complex business logic uncluttered on the user interface.

Some of the extremely innovative icons include that of a boss, a client, an icon for client list, one for motor mechanic, even ecology, spy icons and birthdays have found a place amongst the set. All of these are available in addition to the more common icons such as that of money, purchase, cart and bank, and the fact that they have spent time in figuring out every detail is so very apparent, a boss is a stub in black suit while the spy is found with a hat on, my favorite of all of these would have to be that of a business competitor who has a bull’s eye trained upon him. In the world today when we have many similar applications flooding the market, it is what is different amongst them that matters. Be different, be simple and be cool.

February 9, 2012
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Business Software Icons – Memorized for Its Outstanding Interface ad Layout

The advance operating system like Microsoft Vista is rapidly memorized due its outstanding interface and extreme convenient layout. Today, business software icons are the best options to design your application and website because it can enhance the real appearance that you don’t imagine. These sorts of icons are coming in all types of popular sizes and formats, so you can get most exotic size and design that you require to fulfill your desires. You can avail these icons in assortment sizes like 16×16, 20×20, 24×24 to 64×64, 128×128, and 256×256. Also, these business software icons are coming with two color formats like 256 colors with semi-transparency.  If you want to use these sorts of icons, then you need to specify which file format can suitable for your task like BMP, GIF, PNG, and ICO.  It is the best option for you to download these sorts of icons from your relevant website.

Business software icons are required for increasing the customer demand and profit. These attractive business icons are one of the best method for attracting the fresh visitor! In case, you search for some best icons collection for the business development, then this website is suitable for you. Also, there are some expert’s software maker putting all their efforts in designing a bunch of some perfect icons according to various requirement and purpose, so user may get the desire icons with a royalty free icons. The business software icons are design by a software developer, very beautifully that any user may fulfill their business need at cheap rate. Bunch of this royalty free icons set set are including with a variety of image like many occupations or user roles. Also business icons makers can focus on the color combination, thus user will get 32 bit and 256 colors of attractive color.

January 17, 2012
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Copyright – Offering More Security to Unique Invention

Copyright is a bunch of specific rights that can be using to offer granted to creator or author on their original work, adapt and distribute work as well as right to copy. In most of the cases, jurisdictions copyright is occur on the fixation that never required for registered. Copyright owners have own specific legal rights to use to control over their entire work to protect them from copying as well as from unauthorized interference. They can use to fulfill entire legal process exceptions and limitations to copyright for the fair use.  However, the copyright owners can be transfer permanently as well as offer exclusive right to other as per their requirement. Originally copyright law is functional to only the replication of books. Previously, this process was used in other works like the derivative and translations, which were completed subject to copyright. However, copyright is now using in various works such as: sheet music, dramatic works, architectural drawings, and motion pictures for better security.

When statutory copyright term given by Statute of Anne started to expire at 1731 London booksellers considered to defend the dominant position just by seeking the injunctions from Court of the Chancery for the works by authors who fell outside statute’s protection. Simultaneously London booksellers also lobbied the parliament to extend copyright term given by Statute of Anne. In case known as the Midwinter v. Hamilton, London booksellers also turned to the common law as well as starting thirty year period well known as battle of booksellers. London booksellers argued Statute of Anne supplemented and supported the pre-existing common copyright
law. Dispute was then argued out in many notable cases, which includes Millar and Kincaid, Tonson v Collins, and Donaldson and Beckett.  Donaldson v Beckett established that the copyright was the “creature of statute”, that rights and responsibilities in the copyright were decided by the legislation.

January 10, 2012
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Religious Symbolism – Representing To Various Acts and Events

Religious symbolism is utilized as the symbols that merge with the acts, events, archetypes, and events by any region. It is also stand for the religious texts, works of any art symbol and ritual. However, these symbol and meaning of the regional image will vary from different ideas of the regions. These symbols are also help to creating a booming mythos expressing the ethical values of human society as well as offer various ideas about the religion. However, learn about the religious symbolism is Universalist that a part of the mythology and comparative religion. However, the Religious symbolism and the iconography are also known as the basic and critical artistic forms. It is also using as the sign that used as a main transmit of the religion ideas. Religious symbolism is also best way for every religion in the world to representing their religious or events as well as creating awareness among people regarding to their religion.

The Eastern tradition says universe started like an egg and shell cracked spewed forth in directions. Out of chaos of 5 elements and light and dark, first man made the universe; and it took 18000 years. And 4 animals assisted in the task: dragon, tortoise, phoenix, and unicorn. On completion of task, first man died as well as his body became Earth, and his blood waters, his breath a wind. His voice also became thunder and eyes became moon and sun. His bones were the stones and metals whereas his hair was the vegetation, his sweat became rain. Every animal chose the territory and dragon went to waters, tortoise crawled in a swamp, and phoenix flew on dry land. Unicorn, well known as K’i-lin in China, then ran in forests. These special hardly ever reveal themselves to the humans.

December 13, 2011
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Small Network Icons – A Collection of Distinctive Icons!

In this 21st century, technologies have been used in every field. So, there is no exception in the field of computer. In this regard, several icons are used by the users to make their work even easier. Small network is a collection of distinctive icons that represents all operation related to network. You can represent several attractive network related images through these icons such as traffic, data transfer, internet, network connection, local area connection, network key, network support, network tools and many more. The other collections of such icons are network card, network hub, network engineer, network security and many others. Now you can get these attractive icons for only $ 49.95. You can also get all standard sizes, styles, file formats and color depths of these icons. Each icon are coming in ICO, BMP, GIF and PNG formats. Customer can also get these icons in normal, disabled and highlighted states. Small Network Icons are used in:

  • Security applications.
  • Internet and Network utilities;

You may purchase the whole Small Network Icons range and individual icons for just $5 each. The icons that are included in the Small Network Icons are of best quality as well as are crafted by the professional designers. Also, they are the excellent option for the individual software developers as well as small businesses keen to make use of Modern quality of icons in the applications without any need to hire the designer for drawing them. The Icon Impire plans releasing their next icon packages as well: Standard Flag Icons, Standard Desktop Icons, Standard Office Icons, Standard Aero Icons, Standard Computer Icons, Standard Weather Icons, Standard Software Icons and Standard Folder Icons. You may download free Small Network Icons now. The Small Network Icons is pre made best quality of icons that are representing different network associated items: cable, network hub, network card, network engineer, wireless connection, administrator, network security, and many more.

November 29, 2011
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Perfect Time Icons – Much Essential For Time Managements!

You can add more color and attractive look in your website or any application as well as easily scheduling your performance with the help of perfect time icons collection. You can get these royalty free icons collection in several symbol, objects and action like the clock, time machine, calendar, appointment, alarm, and schedule for both your personal and commercial use. You can get more than 89 unique icons that related to various time related concepts. All the icons are available in unique image, format and sizes that fulfill your different requirement of application. These icons are available in various sizes like 16×16, 20×20, 24×24, 32×32, and 48×48 and formats like the ICO, BMP, PNG and GIF in various color formats. Perfect Time Icons are the right option for the websites and software developers to get best graphical users interface design in quick time and less effort for their different application assessments.


The Perfect time Icons is collection of some attractive time associated stock icons for the developers of the software applications as well as web sites. These set also includes around 56 icons representing the clocks, calendars as well as other objects or concepts, and related to the time, schedules, appointments, performance, and many more etc. Every icon is been supplied in five sizes (20×20, 24×24, 16×16, 32×32 as well as 48×48 Pixels), two color depths (around 256 colors or 16.7 million colors with the transparency) and four file formats: the Windows icon (.ico), the Bitmap (.bmp), GIF or PNG, allowing simple integration of the images in any of the project or system. Every icon image as well has the three variations: hot (selected), normal, as well as disabled and you may download free Perfect Time Icons now.

November 24, 2011
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Icon Mega-Pack: All Icon Sets

Designing graphics on a budget has never been easy. Software developers use dozens, and often hundreds of small images (icons) throughout a single application. Custom ordering all of them makes little sense, unless you’re making a Photoshop killer or building a similarly ambitious project.

Stock icons are a perfect alternative to custom graphics for the rest of us. Stock graphics are instantly available, come with clear licensing terms, and eliminate waiting and guessing from your routine. With ready-made icons, you get exactly what you see, pay a discounted price, and receive your images in a matter of minutes – not days, weeks or months.


Every icon set is unlike another. The many collections of ready-made icon sets cover various topics, serve different platforms, and come with different licensing terms attached. And of course, the icon sets come in a wide assortment of sizes, color depths and file formats. Some icon sets are drawn better than others, and some have extra features such as a separate semi-transparent layer (the Alpha-channel) allowing the images blend smoothly with difficult backgrounds. Finding and choosing the right icon set can be just as difficult as ordering custom graphics to a designer.

Aha-Soft All Icon Sets http://www.aha-soft.com/iconsets.htm offer the ultimate answer to the entire stock icon set dilemma. This monster icon pack includes more than two hundred collections, or over 25,000 unique icons covering pretty much everything from social networks to medicine, financial and transportation applications.


All Icon Sets integrate multiple collections of icons. Each icon set is dedicated to a certain topic. There are icon sets for Windows developers, and there are icon sets for Android, Apple iOS, and Windows Phone apps, as well as Web portals, databases and online tools. No matter what platform you are targeting, All Icon Sets will have something for everyone.

With as many as 25,000 individual icons in 200 icon sets, the icon mega-pack includes images in a widest range of sizes, color depths, activity states and file formats. Depending on the target platform, the icons come in all sizes defined by the platform’s design guidelines. The sizes include resolutions of 16×16 to 512×512 pixels, depending on the platform and application of the particular icon set. The icons from All Icon Sets are provided in a combination of BMP, GIF, PNG, and Windows ICO formats. Vector sources can be provided with some icon sets including AI, SVG, PDF, CDR, XAML, 3DMax, and PSD formats.

All Icon Sets come with full-size, instant online preview. Visit http://www.aha-soft.com/iconsets.htm to check out previews, download free samples or place an order.

November 22, 2011
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Personal Use of IconXp Icon Editor in own Desktop and Button Making by Using Toolbars

An iconxp icon editor works swiftly in adding effects to image and it can work as converter at the same time. Management of this editor is easier whereas it is a powerful editor of 5000 into 5000 pixels. There are features like cropping, cutting, fixing sizes and the color changing’s.


This is a powerful icon editor download for the windows xp but it can further be changes to different formats that may be supported by different windows, as it works as converter so for this reason it is very noticeable that its work can be changed in any format. It is an innovative editor taking its way in professionals of all the websites. It can give the option of browsing of folders as well as making thumbnails of different designs; there is a high class magnifier in it.


The difference between the other icon editors and iconxp is that it cannot manage libraries in layers.

Icons cannot delete identical libraries but is pixels provide it classical usage. It support two types of formats that are PNG and GIF but the other icon editor can not give that much color effects and cropping actions to an image as much this iconxp gives to apply. It has different versions with betterment changes. It can do an import and export of images to different formats that is why it is also called converter. But import and export of many other editors is better than it but this can be used by beginners as well in order to make personal use of it as well as business use.

When there is made a comparison among different icon editor this point is revealed that other editors may be are somehow more powerful but these are hard to tackle by beginners. This iconxp is filled with all type of features but all are present in it as minimum level. It can make business icons, art icons, love icons, travel icons, medical icons and much other type of icons so it can widely be applied in making of different types of icons that may become helpful in flourishing the traffic load toward tour website.

if you want to make a more personal desktop then download it by just a click away downloading facility and change the icons of your desktop that may include documents, my computer, recycle bin and many other icons. You may change the size of these icons as well and this after making a lot of practice you can further learn a step forward by making it extended towards the website format. Personal websites can be made by using this powerful icon editor. buttons can also be designed according to the new need of time and flavor of your taste, it is not essential that you take the things as they are but you can play their role in making your desktop more yours and making buttons more yours.