Taylor Swift


I love taylor swift because she’s so beautiful and she’s really nice. For making good sales, her record company gave her a car

but she DONATED it to needy children.

Taylor Swift will unveil her sophomore Big Machine album, “Fearless,” on Nov. 11. Swift will premiere the video for first single “Love Story” tonight (Sept. 12) at 8:30 ET on CMT. It will then play every half-hour for two hours afterward.

Swift tells Billboard the song is about a “a love that you’ve got to hide because for whatever reason it wouldn’t go over well. I spun it in the direction of ‘Romeo and Juliet’; our parents are fighting. I relate to it more as a love that you cannot really elaborate on — a love that maybe society wouldn’t accept [or] maybe your friends wouldn’t accept.”

“Fearless” is available to pre-order in several incarnations. Among them is an edition limited to 10,000 copies, in which fans can contribute a picture of themselves for the packaging.

Also available is a $75 boxed set featuring a t-shirt, leather bracelet, photo album and sticker. One purchaser of this version will win a trip to see Swift in concert as well as an autographed guitar.

Swift is winding down a run of support dates for Rascal Flatts and will perform tonight in Camden, N.J. The artist’s self-titled solo debut has sold 3.38 million copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

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Kids Science Experiments and Science Projects are full of fun, easy an

Kids Science Experiments and Science Projects are full of fun, easy and exciting hands-on experiments that will help you answer a lot of questions asked by your children. These simple, safe and easy to follow science experiments and science projects can be achieved with everyday materials and recycled items found around your house. Help make learning fun and easy by trying some of these science experiments with your kid’s. Remember to always have fun with your science experiments and don’t worry if your experiments don’t come out as you would expect – some of the greatest scientific discoveries have been made by mistake. Science is all around us in our daily living and the more you experiment with science the more fascinated you will become in find answers.

Scientists learn about the world we live in by carrying out all sorts of scientific experiments. Scientists are very organized and very careful people. When they work on an experiment or a project, they write down what they used, what they did and what happened. It is a good idea for you to keep a notebook throughout your science experiments or science projects. This is so you can write about the experiments you are doing step-by-step and remember how you came to discover your results from your investigations.

Work safely and remember to always wash your hands after completing your experiments! Have a look at the Laboratory Rules in the Mixing and Separating section for your laboratory guidance.

Have a go at these hands-on kids science experiments and projects in a classroom, as an after school activity group or in your own home.

Select one of the topics on this site below to view the science experiments and science information on related projects.

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For Your Eyes Only


For Your Eyes Only

Don’t you find it frustrating when people peek at what’s on your monitor, especially when you are at work? Personally, I hate it when colleagues from the Human Resource departments comes over to have a ‘casual chat’ when really, they want to know what you are up to. It kind of puts me off because I’ll think that they are not being genuinely friendly, instead, it felt like they are prying and keeping a look out for your wrong doings..possibly to get some brownie points for reporting bad behavior.

The most frustrating thing is when you can’t hide everything you are doing by minimizing the window because the title will stay visible at the status bar. You can’t just close the application either because you will loose unsaved data. Like, if you are watching something on youtube that might take some time to load, you’ll have to reopen a new window, search for the video and then wait for it to load again. It almost makes having a little entertainment become a stressful operation.

Well, there’s this application that’s called hide windows free. It basically hides your windows and restore your original display resolution.It restores everything back when the coast is clear. This is a free version of the famous Anti-Boss Key application.
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This is how hide windows Free works: it instantly hides windows with a secret key combination which will be restored to exactly the same state. The application will allow you to customize mouse and keyboard bosskey shortcuts, hide task bar, desktop icons, wallpaper…basically all you need to be kept away from boss key
. The boss key application is password protected so don’t worry about the ’smart’ people who might check your desktop while you were away from keyboard. Try it now and save 50% with the limited time discount offer.

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Find Duplicate Images


Any photographer would know that it takes more than just one try to get a perfect shot. Just recently I read about this photographer who had to take about 200 shots to get the perfect one of a school of fish for the National Geographic. Talk about perfectionism! Personally, I’m no great photographer, but I like to shoot in RAW format because most of my photography is for commercial purposes. For recreational images, I will only process them into JPEG at different sizes for printing and blogging. When it comes to searching for my images to delete or for storing, well, let’s just say that I’m not a particularly organized person so I tend to have all kinds of images all over the place: I can find random pictures of food in a detergent ad photo shoot folder. A fellow photographer friend recommended Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder – Find Duplicate Photos, just in case I have duplicated the same images in different formats in several different folders, which is something I do quite often. All these duplicated images serve no purpose since I can just process them again from my RAW file unless I’ve edited them. Being a disorganized person, I worry that I might accidentally delete an image that I would need or have been edited. I would take me ages to sort my folders. What I do is that I use the Visual Similairity Duplicate Image Finder to Find Duplicate Photographs in all image formats including RAW , which magically retrieves all the same pictures, even if it’s in different size or name. I can also find similar pictures so I don’t need to search 200 times on the same school of fish. I know this may sound like a commercial, but really, thanks to Visual Similarity Duplicate Image Finder, I am able to Find and delete similar and duplicate images, pictures and photographs, and at the end of the day I can just chuck the images that are just taking space on my hard disk.

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Fun Home Science Experiment


Add joy and share the fun of this scientific experimentation with friends and family members. Safety comes first. Be sure to follow each instruction carefully.


Explorering Acids and Bases A With Red Cabbage

Acids are materials that have certain properties in common. Bases (also called alkalis) are other substances with a different set of properties. In these experiments, you will investigate some of these properties with materials that are found around your home. In addition, you will learn how chemists use the pH scale to describe acids and bases.

The most striking property of both acids and bases is their ability to change the color of certain vegetable materials. A common vegetable whose color responds to acids and bases is red cabbage. The first step in this experiment is to prepare an extract of red cabbage, so you can investigate its color changes. Place about 500 milliliters (2 cups) of red cabbage cut into 2.5-centimeter (1-inch) cubes into a blender or food processor. Add about 250 milliliters (1 cup) of water and blend the mixture until the cabbage has been chopped into uniformly tiny pieces. Strain the mixture by pouring it through a sieve. This strained liquid, the red-cabbage extract, will be used for exploring acids and bases.

Examine the label of a bottle of white vinegar. The label probably says that it contains acetic acid. This indicates that vinegar is an acid and has properties of an acid. Let’s see what effect an acid has on the color of the red cabbage extract. Pour 125 milliliters (½ cup) of vinegar into a colorless drinking glass. Add 5 milliliters (1 teaspoon) of red cabbage extract, stir the mixture, and note its color. What is the color of the mixture. (Write your answer in the box.)

The color of the cabbage extract with vinegar is the color the extract has when it is mixed with an acid. Save the mixture in this glass to use as a reference in the rest of the experiment.

Now examine the effect of laundry ammonia on the color of red cabbage. Pour 125 milliliters (½ cup) of laundry ammonia into another colorless drinking glass. Add 5 milliliters (1 teaspoon) of red cabbage extract and stir the mixture. Write the color of this mixture in the box.

Laundry ammonia is a base (alkali). The color of this mixture is the color of cabbage extract when it is mixed with a base. The color of cabbage extract indicates whether something mixed with it is an acid or a base. Cabbage extract can be called an acid-base indicator. Save the mixture in this second glass to use as a reference.

Now test the properties of a solid, baking soda. Place 5 cubic centimeters (1 teaspoon) of baking soda in a glass and add 125 milliliters (½ cup) of water. Stir the mixture until the baking soda has dissolved. Then, add 5 milliliters (1 teaspoon) of red cabbage extract to the solution. Write the color of the mixture in the box.

The color obtained with baking soda is different from the color obtained with vinegar and from the color obtained with ammonia.

Red cabbage extract can indicate whether a substance is an acid (like vinegar) or a base (like ammonia). It can also show how strong an acid or a base a substance is. Chemists use the pH scale to express how acidic (like an acid) or basic (like a base) a substance is. A pH value below 7 means that a substance is acidic, and the smaller the number, the more acidic it is. A pH value above 7 means that a substance is basic, and the larger the number, the more basic it is. Red cabbage extract has different colors at different pH values. These colors and approximate pH values are:

approximate pH: 2 4 6 8 10 12
color of extract: red purple violet blue blue-green green

Based on this information, what is the approximate pH of vinegar?

What is the approximate pH of ammonia?

What is the approximate pH of the baking soda mixture?

Use the instructions for testing vinegar and ammonia to test the pH of several other nearly colorless liquids, such as lemon-lime soft drink (Sprite or 7-Up) and lemon juice. Record your observations. Liquids that are white, such as milk, can be tested in the same way. You can also test solids that dissolve in water by following the instructions for baking soda. This will also work with viscous liquids such as liquid detergents. Test other substances around the house, such as sugar, table salt, shampoo, hair rinse, milk of magnesia, antacid tablets, and aspirin.

Material Extract color pH Material Extract color pH
CAUTION: Some household products can cause skin irritations. Do not allow these to contact skin; rinse thoroughly with water if they do.

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Strange Clouds Spotted in Space


Today in strange space sciences strange clouds have been spotted at the edge of space.

A weirdly wonderful sight appeared to astronauts aboard the International Space Station this summer, thin blue clouds hovering at the boundary between Earth’s atmosphere and the void.

The noctilucent or “night-shining” clouds are at an altitude of 47 to 53 miles (76 to 85 km), where meteors and bright aurora lights are not uncommon and the atmosphere gives way to the blackness of space. The clouds remain a scientifically baffling phenomenon more than 120 years after their discovery.

“It’s lovely,” said Gary Thomas, an atmospheric scientist at the University of Colorado after looking at a photo taken from the space station. “And it shows just how high these clouds really are ? at the very edge of space.”

The clouds form at dizzying heights where the air is one hundred million times drier than the Sahara. By contrast, the common high-altitude cirrus clouds only reach heights of 11 miles (18 km) up.

“We have a fairly good idea that the water vapor from below gets transported upwards,” Thomas told SPACE.com. “That is in essence the fuel.”

Part of that water vapor comes from rising air in the tropics, where a few parts per million of water escape into farthest reaches of the upper atmosphere. Another likely source of water vapor is methane oxidation. Methane concentrations have more than doubled over the past 100 years, which could explain part of the changes in the high-flying clouds over the past decades.

People first spotted the noctilucent clouds a few years after the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa super-volcano in Indonesia created spectacular sunsets from ash in the atmosphere. Robert Leslie of Southampton, England saw the clouds one evening in July 1885 and published the first observations in the journal Nature.

The clouds have since spread from the northern latitude regions such as Scandinavia, Scotland and Siberia to areas farther south. Sightings have cropped up in Washington and Oregon in the United States, as well as in Turkey and Iran.

Scientists can observe widespread instances of the clouds throughout the polar summer. Some clouds even formed after the fateful launch of the doomed space shuttle Columbia, when 400 tons of water from the shuttle exhaust drifted toward the South Pole.

The mystery only thickened after the launch of a satellite dubbed Aeronomy of Ice in the Mesosphere (AIM) in 2007, when AIM spotted a type of “stealth” noctilucent cloud made of smaller ice crystals less than 30 nanometers (a red blood cell is about 10,000 nanometers). Such clouds appear to stay in the upper atmosphere all the time.

“They’re just so tiny that they don’t scatter light efficiently,” Thomas said.

AIM has also found a strong resemblance between the noctilucent clouds and tropospheric clouds that hover near Earth’s surface, which suggests that the dynamics of near-space weather may not be incredibly strange after all.

Researchers speculate that the origin and spread of the clouds is linked to patterns of climate change associated with the modern era. But they are not ruling out a host of other possible factors, including methane, carbon dioxide, the number of meteors seeding the upper atmosphere, and even the 11-year sunspot cycle.

“I think the jury’s still out on that,” Thomas said. “We’re just trying to understand now how clouds form and how they vary.”

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