“Last night's volcanic eruption of Indonesia's Mount Merapi was the largest and latest disaster to hit the country in the past 10 days.”
Via Asia Education Foundation
I think it is so sad how there are often countries like Indonesia that have so many natural disasters! For example, Indonesia just had an earthquake resulting in a volcanic eruption and a tsunami. It is really sad that so many people died or lost their homes. It confuses me how some countries have so many natural disasters like that while others don't have any. It is really weird to consider how lucky Iceland was with the volcano in 2010 and how it barely affected any people there, but places like Indonesia and Japan have had so many natural disasters that affect hundreds of people. I remember a time when we didn't have chalk at gymnastics because of the volcano, and flights that had to be canceled and people were going crazy because of things like that, but no one considered how lucky we were to not have any people die or loose their homes.
“ iWatch, We have before now patents as a consequence concepts with the intention of take part in particular us a fortaste of what an iWatch may look like.”
Via NewHi TechGadgets
I think the I watch is really cool and can be used for many different things. I think it is cool how you can call and text and do almost all the things you can do on an iPhone on a watch. I think this can be very helpful if you run a lot or something, because you can do everything without having to take out your phone and concentrate on that. Most people have watches anyway, so it is very helpful that they don't have to hold the phone if there is something they need to do. It is cool because it measures your heart rate and it can also be used as a pedometer. I think it will be successful for apple because it is very interesting and hasn't been done before, and it combines the things people use most into a device that is easy to bring around.
#15 Peg At the pet shop in “101 Dalmatians” all of the dogs in the window are puppies except for this familiar dog in the corner.
There are things hidden in every Disney/Pixar movie, like different characters, and A113, the number of the room where many Pixar animators learned. What I found most surprising was how Luigi from cars was in a scene from Nemo! It was surprising to me because Cars was made a few years later than Nemo, and it seems like they plan ahead what characters they will have in the future. There are also a lot of things in the background of the movies that most people don't notice, but can make the movie even better. It is amazing to think about how much thought and time goes into creating Disney movies, because there are so many small details and points that people don't really notice, but make the movies better. They are also able to incorporate things that they find funny, maybe, into the background of the movies that no one will notice unless it's pointed out. I think that is one of the things that makes it so fun to be a Disney animator, because you can add all kinds of things to the background without people really noticing.
This is a really cool invention, it is a video about a users perspective of the google glass. I think it will be really good if you are trying to do two things at the same time, like texting/emailing someone while you are eating or something if you are almost late. I also think the direction thing is cool so you don't have to keep looking at ur phone. I think it would kind of take away from daily communication like talking face to face and people would just always be on the google glass. I also think it would be kindof dangerous if your like texting while ur driving and you think it's safe because you don't have a phone in your hand but you're looking at the top of your "phone" and aren't really paying attention to what's straight in front of you. Also if you always have it on you it is easy to get distracted when you are doing homework/ work and everything will take longer overall. But I still think this is a very great idea and it has many positive aspects.
“Have you ever felt like you can smell someone getting sick? A new study suggests that sickness does actually have a unique odor — that of the overactive immune system.”
Via Troy Mccomas (troy48)
This article is really cool because it talks about how people are able to detect the smell of sickness. It is cool because when your immune system is fighting something. People can detect it because it smells worse than normal, and people have associated bad smell with sickness over time. This is probably the reason dogs can sometimes know if a human has cancer or something because they have a better nose than humans and it's just a slight smell. I think people could maybe develop over time an ability to detect other people's sickness and then maybe doctors could learn how to diagnose different sicknesses by using different smells.
A film teaser for Ben Stiller's new movie 'The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.' The Secret Life of Walter Mitty / FacebookIt’s not uncommon to find Iceland grabbing attention in Hollywood movies – it’s just rare for audiences to know it is Iceland.
I haven't seen this movie yet, but I have heard it is very good. I think it is cool that the movie is actually supposed to happen in Iceland, whereas many other movies are filmed there, but are supposed to happen somewhere else. Most of the movies filmed in Iceland are supposed to happen in a completely different world, or in the future. I am surprised at how long it has taken them to film this movie, because my parents saw Ben Stiller at a restaurant in Iceland in 2011. I'm not exactly sure how long it takes to make most movies, but I can imagine it takes pretty long considering that it takes us two weeks to make a 5 minute broadcast! This movie has resulted in a lot of people becoming interested in Iceland and more tourism which can help the whole country!!! :)
Science may have just given us one of the greatest gifts foretold by science fiction: invisibility cloaking. The experimental device is thin and flexible and can be applied to objects of very different sizes. The announcement comes from Dr. George Eleftheriades from the University of Toronto’s Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering.This is not the first attempt for a cloaking device; it has been a highly researched area for years. This past spring, Michigan Technological University announced a cloaking system that used a dielectric coating to reflect and distort electromagnetic radiation waves used to find objects. This new cloaking system, however, uses an ultra-thin layer of antennae which emits a signal to completely cancel out any reflection from radar, instead of merely distorting it.Additionally, the invisibility cloak can be used to deceive detection devices by sending signals to make the hidden object seem bigger, smaller, or even in a completely different location. This is achieved by an active looping system from the antennae that are in tune with the device trying to locate it. This is done manually for now, but future versions may be able to automatically register the incoming frequency and adjust in order to cancel it.Work on this project began around seven years ago, but early prototypes required thick coatings of metamaterials, which was not practical for large objects. The current cloaking system can easily be scaled to hide objects of any size. This has obvious implications for military stealth operations and surveillance, but it could also be used to improve communication signals by effectively “hiding” any obstacles that interfere with signal strength. This cloaking system currently just works with radio waves, but the research team says that this technology could be further developed to create the same results with with terahertz radiation (the region between infrared and microwave radiation) and could even work with light waves.Considering we weren’t even supposed to know about invisibility cloaking until 2152 when humans first make contact with the Romulans, this is an amazing technological advance.
Via Dr. Stefan Gruenwald
His article is about how scientists are developing a real invisibility cloak. I think it is so cool that they are making it possible for things off all sizes to be invisible. I read something about an invisibility cloaks a few weeks ago and it has gotten better since I read it. It is amazing how fast this is developing and even though it only works with radiation waves now it will probably be complete in a few years. It can be really useful to the military for camouflage and it could probably save some people's lives. I think this is a very cool invention, and it just reminds you of how new things are always being discovered, and any things possible.
In this article, Sigurður talks about his views on homework. His opinion is that homework isn't as good for kids as most people think. He says that of course, it can be good in many ways, but he thinks it would be better not to have it. He says that it is not good for kids to have much homework, since they have already been through a whole day of schoolwork, and it just frustrates them not to have much free time. He says it often causes kids to dislike school, so they won't show as much interest and won't learn as much over all. He also mentions that it depends on the situation the parents are in, because sometimes, they are not even able to help the kids because it's been long since they learned the stuff and their kids are learning different things then they did. I agree that there should be less homework, but I don't think it should be completely taken away. I think it helps to see it the student is understanding what is going on, but I think that if it is too much, it will make kids not like going to school. I think if every kid really enjoyed going to school, then they would pay better attention and learn more.
“ Scientists have confirmed that humpback whales in the southern Gulf of Maine are spending more feeding time on the ocean floor than in any of their known feeding behaviors, putting them at risk for entanglement in bottom-set fishing gear like...”
This article is about how scientists have found out that the humpback whale has a new feeding behavior. They are already known for their strategic ways for catching their pray, and now, whey have more cool ways. Usually, they would trap the prey with their bubbles, but now, scientists have found out that they also feed on the ocean floor. I think it is cool how smart the humpback is and how they have developed techniques. Scientists say that humpback whales feeding on the ocean floor can be dangerous for them, because whey often put fishing gear not he bottom and they could get caught. Science they are marine mammals, they can't breathe under water, so if they would get caught, sadly, they would die.
Though only a stone's-throw away across the grand Atlantic, Europeans and Americans are as different as night and day. And being anywhere from 5 to 7 hours
I thought it was cool to see how different Europe and America are. I think it is interesting how each state here is kind of like its own country, and they are all so different. I think the person who wrote this should've done a bit more research on how things are in Europe. It has a lot about how things are here, but doesn't say a lot about how it is in Europe. You can easily tell that the person who wrote it is from here. I feel like the author mostly stated the obvious. He also wrote the article like Europe was its own country, just like the United States. What I thought was the most interesting part was probably when it said that Europeans are more likely to eat dinner all together as a. Family, rather than sitting in front of the T.V.
I think those scientists are very creative to use things that already exist to make their human robot. It as smart of them to use the artificial heart and stuff so they don't have to remake it for their robot. I think it is cool how they made him work just like a human, but just can't do as much because he doesn't have all the necessary organs, like the brain. I think this will help doctors with research on the human body, because they can really see how the body would work, if it didn't have a brain for example.
“ *Most teenage girls would be jumping for joy after winning the women's gymnastics all-around national championship, but to Simone Biles it was "no big”
Via Skip Boykin
Overall, the U.S.A. Team did very good at worlds. Simone Biles won the woman's all around, even though she has just come back from an injury and this wasn't her best competition. She must be like really good since she has done better than what she did in this competition, where she became the best in the world!!! I thought it was cool that she won, because my friend Tinna, who went to worlds for Iceland, and met her and the rest of the U.S. Team there. I hope Simone will qualify for the Olympics in Rio, so I can watch her again!
IcelandReview Usually it would probably be considered unflattering if someone said your home looked like the moon.
In the 1960s the United States began their ambitious Apollo program with the aim of bringing the first man to the moon.
I thought this was an interesting article about how NASA has trained astronauts in Iceland. It said that Iceland is probably the most like the moon, because of its volcanic rocks and very little vegetation. They trained them to take samples in some places I have been to. I think it is cool how most of the people who have gone to the moon were trained in Iceland because I am from there and I know how it is. I think it is cool that I am from a country that is a lot like the moon, so I know better than most people here what the moon looks like!
“ An interview with designer Jean Gillmore reveals the costume design process and beautiful concept art behind Disney's Frozen!”
Via Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist
I think the Disney film, Frozen is one of the biggest kids movies that are out right now. There are many people talking about the movie, even if they haven't seen it. It is amazing to see how much work goes into creating a film like this. From this article you can see how much work goes into designing the costumes for the characters alone. They have to research the time period the movie is supposed to take place in, make a 2-D draft with ideas, and then make a final 2-D draft which will then be put in 3-D. It is also very interesting to see how much the costumes matter. It is one of those things that you usually overlook, but it is extremely important. It is crazy to imagine how fast the animators and people working on the film must work, because of all the things they have to get done. They have other things like music, which also probably has a series of steps that need to be completed before they finish the final product, and then all the elements are combined into one movie.
“ Americans eat pizza the way it was intended, by picking up a slice with their hands. In other countries they daintily eat pizza the wrong way, (I grew up in New York so yes, I can be harshly judgmental about this,) with a knife and fork.”
Via Arlis Groves
I think it is funny to read about these things, because I think a lot about why America seems to be completely different from the rest of the world. For example how the United States has it's own way of measuring things, while almost every other country in the world uses the metric system. I have wondered a lot about why so many things are completely different, if someone just decided they wanted to be special or if there was some more complicated reason, like they were forced to change it. I have never actually tried researching it but I think there might be a bigger, more important reason, because there are so many things that are different. There are things all the way from measurements to cars to sports. It is so interesting how almost the whole world does one thing, but then there's the United States over there who don't even know what that thing is. Like most countries have handball teams, but if you mention handball in the US, most people have never even heard of it before.
“ Having a dog — even a dirty one — may help fend off allergies in young children Washington Post Dogs that bring outdoor dust into the house might actually be doing a favor for babies in the home.”
Via Skip Boykin
This article talks about how kids that grow up around pets are less likely to develop allergies than kids with no pets. I find this very interesting especially because I have had some animal allergies. When I was smaller, I was allergic to cats and horses, but now I am allergic to horses and some dogs. This is interesting because I didn't grow up around many animals. The only animals I remember being around when I was little was my grandparents cat, which died when I was only like three, and my cousins dog. I have never had a pet of my own and according to the research done, that is probably the reason I have allergies now. I wonder if there are many more allergies in countries that pets aren't as common, and what the results would be if you compared the number of allergies in countries like Iceland and the U.S., for example, because pets aren't as common in Iceland.
“ "We've outsourced our manufacturing and much of our pollution, but some of it is blowing back across the Pacific to haunt us."”
Via Official AndreasCY
This article talks about how the pollution in China is getting all the way over to the United States. It talks about how most of the things that are being produced in the factories creating all the pollution are being exported to different countries. It talks about how the United States getting things made in China can affect them because the pollution from the products that are being made are coming to the west coast of the United States. It is really sad that there is so much pollution that people can't even see the sky! But I also think it is sad that everyone is blaming China when they are just making products for others. I hope people will be able to figure out an efficient way to create less pollution while still being able to make the products people use.
This article is about how people are creating lots of dams to create energy and it's making the rivers smaller. I just think it's sad how much we use elecricity and how it impacts the environment. It is sad that there aren't going to be many wild rivers. It is sad both because there are animals that live in the rivers and they're so pretty. It is so weird to think about what the world will be like 50 years from now if things keep going like this. It is crazy how fast things change.
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This app is very cool because you can talk to peolple in different countries and it doesnt cost anything. I use this app a lot to talk to my family and friends in Iceland. You can also send messages for free and it works just like messages on an iphone, but you can send from for example, a samsung to an iphone. That is very helpful to me, because samsungs are more popular in Iceland, and people like my grandparents have samsungs. This app helps me be able to talk more to the people I care about because they don't nescesarilly have to be online and I can call whenever as long as I have wifi. It is also helpful when my dad is traveling because I can call him and talk to him when he isn't working.
Wisconsin has come up with a cheesy solution for icy roads this winter.
This article talks about how Wisconsin is using leftover cheese brine instead of rock salt for icy roads. I think this is a very creative solution. They could use the cheese brine instead of having to throw it away, and they wouldn't have to use as much rock salt. It says that rock salt can be bad for the environment when it is used a lot, because it get into the ground and then pollute the water. They say the only bad thing about it is that it doesn't smell very good, which could be bad because people wouldn't want to go outside because of the bad smell. But overall, I think it is a really good idea to use something that normally would be thrown away for something instead of rock salt, which can hurt the environment.
“ WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A newly discovered species of humpback dolphin has been seen swimming off the northern Australia coast, an international team of scientists reported this week.All humpback dolphins...”
This article says that scientists have found a new species of dolphin, the humpback dolphin. That is cool, because they are like a toothed, smaller version of the humpback whale. I think it is cool that scientists are still discovering new species of dolphins. I wonder if it didn't exist before or scientists just haven't seen them before. If they just haven't seen them before, they could spend most of their time under water and barely ever come up to breathe. They might even be able to hold their berth for the longest of any marine mammal! :)
This video shows the changing front lines of the European Theater of World War II every day from the German invasion of Poland to the surrender of Germany. D...
This video shows how front lines changed every day during WW2. I think it is cool how the axis had most of the land in the beginning. In about 1943, the allies started to gain more power, and in 1944 their power increased fast! It was cool to see how fast things changed, and how you would've thought the axis were going to win, but the allies ended up winning. It was also interesting to see which countries stayed the same pretty much the whole time.
One of the most poignant memory recalled by some of the 900 survivors from 885-feet long luxury liner Titanic that sank on April 15th 1912, was that of the orchestra playing the hymn "Nearer, My God, to Thee", to try calm the panicked passengers as...
I thought it was very interesting that this violin survived, but not the person who was playing it. I think it is amazing that it still looks like that, and it is weird how it was saved. It doesn't say anything in the article about how it survived, or how it got into that persons hands. I also thought it was funny how much people are willing to pay for a violin from the titanic, I would buy it if I was a billionaire, but I wouldn't spend my money on it even if I did have as much as it was sold for. I would much rather spend it on something else.
This is a list of the 10 greenest countries in the world. It is cool to see that Iceland is the greenest country. I can see why, because we have lots if natural energy sources, and a lot of people recycle. If you go to Akureyri, which is where my grandparents live, almost everyone recycles and people really work hard to keep the community clean. It was also interesting how countries that are close to each other are pretty similar in how green they are, for example Switzerland and Austria and Norway and Sweden.
The Queen described the campaigning work of Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai, who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, as "wonderful" when the pair met at Buckingham Palace.Malala, 16, was shot in the head in Pakistan last October...
This article is about a teenager from Pakistan who wrote a book about how children should get an education. I think it is really inspiring that a teenager wrote a book about that topic, because it is very dangerous for her. She is really brave, especially because she was shot in the head and almost died, but she still wrote that book, to raise awareness, even though she could've been severely punished. I think it is cool to see how lucky we are to have an education. This helps me realize that I shouldn't take education for granted, even if you get tired of it and don't want to do homework.
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