HAVE HUMANS REALLY BEEN TO THE MOON?

23 04 2009

As everyone knows, on the 20th July 1969 three men arrived at the moon. Some people think that this was a fraud, because they saw in some pictures things that were “impossible” to happen in the moon.

The first problem about that is related to the movement of the flag. The men that go against this (or the “fmen that stated that this was a fraud”) said that this video had been filmed on the earth, because on the moon there wasn’t any air, so the flag couldn’t move. However, we need to say that we could only see the flag moving when the astronauts were touching it, and it continued moving for a while just because there wasn’t any air which could stop the flag.

 

 

There are lots of ideas like this one that these men used to try to prove that it was a fraud, but I’m just going to talk of another one.

shadows21This is about shadows. These crazy men said that this photo couldn’t be of the moon because the shadows went in different directions. This problem with the shadows was produced due to the orography and it isn’t necessary to know so much to see that these little stones were on a kind of hill.

And now it is when I say to these people: why are you fighting with the NASA, who are the cleverest people in the world? Are you sure that if this had been a fraud, they would have made these mistakes?

And for everyone who has read this, what do you think? Have humans really been to the moon or not?

By Jorge





Trance—>Dj Tiesto

17 04 2009

tiesto-fondo I would like to show you the style of  music that, from my point of view, is one the best: TRANCE.

Trance  is a style of electronic dance music which started in Germany in the early 90s. Despite  this, nowadays there are lots of djs playing trance music around the world.

Regarding this music, it’s necesary to mention the man who is considered the world number one dj of   history:  Dj TIESTO.

Tiesto’s career is full of achivements. As an example, he was the first DJ in the world to sell out a solo stadium event for over 25,000 people 2 nights in a row.tiesto

Also, another spectacular event was when he played live in front of billions of people during the Parade of the Athletes at the official opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in Athens!!!

Despite all the  awards he has won, Tiesto continues in the highest level, creating good music that you can hear in discos all over the world.

I include a video of one of his most famous songs: “Adagio for strings”

Enjoy it!   ; )

By Rubén.





“IGNOBEL”

13 04 2009

microscopioAfter our last session where we were talking about inventions, I remembered that there were international prizes that award special discoveries. They are called Ig Nobel Prizes, and apparently they, and I quote, “are given each year in early October for ten achievements that first make people laugh, and then make them think”. Well, this link will allow you to browse who and what for was awarded since 1991.

I have to say that I completely agree with the quote. The first thing you can do after reading the last awarded list is star laughing, or staring at your webcam wondering if there is someone on the other side who is laughing his or hers’ head off watching your expressions while reading. I can’t believe that there are people measuring the high of fleas’ jumps, or testing other uses for Coca-Cola.

Of course the second thing you can do after reading the list is star thinking. Are there people who actually waste their time on these kind of issues? Do they call themselves researchers? Does someone pay them for doing these kind of discoveries? Who decides the awarded list? Because I have an interesting research that shows that the heavier the surface you scrub the green side of your scourer is, the faster it wears out

Taking now into consideration the serious side of the question, I think there is a dangerous and wrong message hidden in these prizes, which is, by the way, quite rooted in our society: everything is fine. I mean, in order to respect every behavior, every word said by everyone, every way of earning honest money, we are losing the direction. Of course that everybody has a respectable point of view and a very important reason for doing these researches, but there is not any other higher goal to achieve? There are not bigger needs for society, in all those fields nowadays? Some ideas: a new vaccine against malaria, a system to control stock-options, new alternative energies…





A WINDOW ON THE UNIVERSE

8 04 2009

 

Nine science-fiction stories by some of the best-known writers of the genre, who offer some thought-provoking possibilities.

Read it and comment on all of the stories or simply on one of them, saying what it or they have made you think, what feelings they have provoked in you or whatever you may deem interesting!!!

All your comments will help us to analyse this book and its stories in depth and will constitute an interesting point of departure for our lesson devoted to the book.

So come on, I am dying to read all your comments!!!!!