YouTube Picks #30 – 650 Million Years In 1

I guess that most people know about the tectonic plates of the Earth gradually moving around and causing earthquakes etc.

The continents of Earth were originally all lumped together in one land-mass called Pangaea. They slowly moved apart to form the continents that we know today.

But what I didn’t realize was that eventually our continents will be as one again – say, in 250 million years or so…

The Plain English To 12-Year-Old AOLer Translator

http://ssshotaru.homestead.com/files/aolertranslator.html

This app will take any word, sentence or paragraph and translate it into what it thinks a 12-year-old computer addict might render it as.

I added this: “Baan Liam is surely one of the poorest examples of a website on the internet today.”

and it made it into: “BAN LIM SI SURELEY ON3 OF DA POREST 3XMPLAS OF A W3BSIET ON TEH INTARNAT 2DAY!!111! LOL”

LMAO :-)) …..well not quite..

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Speed Reader

http://www.spreeder.com/

Improve the speed that you can read at on this site. You find a body of text somewhere, copy / paste it into the text box provided, set the speed you want to try and this app will flash the words up on the screen at the speed that you have set.

I’ve been running some tests myself and can just about manage 420 words per minute on this – although at those kind of speeds there’s not really enough time for what you are reading to sink in.

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Cosmic Evolution

This link was first posted on this blog on November 6th 2007

http://www.tufts.edu/as/wright_center/cosmic_evolution/

Cosmic evolution is a mind-bending and fascinating field of scientific study. It focuses on the various changes in energy, matter and life that have occurred over the infinite evolutionary course of the Universe.Read articles and watch movies to learn more about the many epochs in the history of our
mysterious universe…

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the Milky Way which is just one of millions of galaxies in the Universe