(Due to numerous complaints about the colours of the background, it has been temporarily removed. Humph.)

Gosh! What a great resource the Internet is. I am constsntly telling myself this whenever I have nothing better to tell myself. A lot of people tend to focus on the negative aspects of the internet, neglecting all of the valuable information available out here. I have a three point paln to counter-act this negativity...

Anyway, here is a bunch of stuff that is often referred to as "stuff that might be considered educational if you look at it right, but that is cool nonetheless." If you do not share my opinion of what is "cool" (or "educational"), then it should be quite obvious to all involved that you are wrong. If this is the case, look at these sites, and try to do better in the future.

The Hubble Space Telescope, as you may know is (for now, at least) the most powerful telescope for looking at space. This is mostly because there are no pesky atmospheric gasses mucking up the reception. Through the coolness that is the internet, it is possible for us commoners to easily get pictures from the HST. Educational, huh?

Spiral Galaxy M100


Buckmister Fuller, known as the "Friendly Genius" made great contributions to many fields. His architectural structures are the source of the name "buckminsterfullerene" of C60, the discoverer of which, by the way, lectured here at UBC last autumn. He had many theories about the world energy balance and international affairs, which led him to create the "World Game." This brings us to my favourite of his inventions; the "World Game" is played on a floor map in a projection invented by Fuller. The dymaxion projection is one of the best balances between the shapes of the landmasses and their sizes. I've got to get a poster of this.

unfolding dymaxion projection

Timothy Edmunds