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Earth Could be “Unrecognizable” by 2050

Photo courtesy of wired.com

Because of the fast growing number of population all around the globe that results to more consumption on food, clothing and other necessities, Earth could not recognizable by 2050 according to experts.

Read the full article here: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20110220/ts_afp/scienceuspopulationfood

Related post: Feb. 26, 2006: World Population Reaches 6.5 Gigabods

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Cafe Scientifique: Beautiful Science and Great Equations with Robert Crease

The Mind Museum presents

Cafe Scientifique is a place where anyone can come to explore the latest ideas in science and technology. One or several scientists or science writers are invited to talk about their field of expertise in an informal, conversational atmosphere. Meetings usually take place in cafes, sometimes bars, restaurants and bookstores – always outside a traditional academic context. (cafescimanila)

Find out more about the global Cafe Scientifique movement here.

Who is Robert P. Crease?

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Light a Star for Your Love Ones

Did you still remember the love story of Jamie Sullivan and Landon Carter? If not, I’m going to give you a clue. It was played by Mandy Moore and Shane West. Yes! its the movie, “A Walk to Remember”. To recall some part of the story, Landon discovers that Jamie has a wish list, he sets out to help her accomplish them. One memorable date had Landon taking Jamie to the state line. He excitedly positions her on the line in just the right way, and when Jamie asks him what he’s doing he tells her “You’re in two places at once”. Her face lights up with joy, as she realizes that Landon set out to make her impossible dreams come true. Another interesting part is that when Jamie finally tells Landon that she has terminal leukemia and has stopped responding to treatments. Landon gets upset at first. Jamie tells him the reason why she didn’t tell him because she was moving on with her life and using the time she left but then Landon happened and she fell in love with him. Jamie starts to break down as she says to Landon “I do not need a reason to be angry with God.” and she flees.

Landon continues to fulfill various wishes on Jamie’s list, such as building her a telescope so she can see a comet. Through this process, Landon and Jamie learn more about the nature of love. The movie ends with Jamie’s death, but only after the couple are married in the same chapel as was Jamie’s deceased mother, the event that topped Jamie’s wish list. Landon himself becomes a better person through Jamie’s memory, achieving the goals that he set out to do, like she did.(IMDb)

This Valentines Day,you too can fulfill your love ones’ wish. Aside from giving her a box of chocolate and bouquet of flowers, why not get her a star. Impossible as it may seem but The Mind Museum can make this happen. Celebrate this day of love in a very unique way. Imagine how would your dear will react when she see her name written in the sky beside a twinkling star?

Emblazon our night sky with your love. For only P1000.00 you can say “I love you” by lighting a star in the name of your beloved in the Mind Museum Web-based night sky. What’s more, your donation will help complete the country’s first world-class science museum this December.

This Valentine, give them the stars.

Give a gift of a star and set your love in the sky. Visit http://www.themindmuseum.org/LM/helpbuildit/helpbuildit.html or you can call Ms. Alexandra C. Limcaco at Tel. 818-3601 loc. 3201
*Every donation is recognized by placing your name in our Website; you will receive an electronic “Donor’s Certificate” via e-mail and you can post your sponsorship in Facebook. Also, when The Mind Museum opens, your name will be included in the Donors’ Marker in our galleries!

The Dream Unfolds: SOON!

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National Astronomy Week 2011

I used to work in a planetarium before and I found the profession very interesting. It was an awesome feeling whenever I see people being amazed with the cosmic show. Its like I have the power to manipulate the universe; making the star twinkle and bigger, making the planets rotate as faster as I want, tracing the comet’s path of journey and seeing other heavenly bodies closer which only powerful telescope can do. Its like everything is beyond my reach and control (well, digitally!). Its good to know that even if we do not have yet sent a Filipino in outer space, we are still able to see the universe because of some wonderful people who choose astronomy as their profession and some even make it as a hobby. They’re helping a lot in informing the Filipinos about what’s above the sky, what’s beyond our eyes can see. They serve as our telescope, our window to see wonders of the universe.

This 3rd week of February, the astronomical community in our country will celebrate the annual National Astronomy Week. It is a week long celebration with talks about astronomy, as a hobby and as a profession, telescope and photo exhibits and stargazing session with various astronomical organizations.

This year’s theme is “Astronomy: Transforming the Culture of Learning Toward Nation Building”. I do encourage all of you specially students to attend this event. I have attended one a few years ago and I will never forget the first time I saw the planet Saturn and its rings, the Pleiades and the Great Orion Nebula. My feeling that time was incomparable for I know I am one of only few Filipinos who had given the chance to witness such great wonders.

For your reference, here are some of the event links by different astronomical organizations:
Philippine Astronomical Society NAW 2011
3rd Philippine Astronomy Convention (PAC 2011) by Astronomical League of the Philippines

Proclamation No. 130

Proclamation No. 130

*Photo credit: http://www.astroleaguephils.org/proclamation.jpg
*NAW Links:
1. http://philastro.blogspot.com/2011/01/national-astronomy-week.html
2. http://theskyabove22.wordpress.com/2011/01/14/national-astronomy-week-in-the-philippines-update/
3. http://www.philastrosociety.org/naw2011.htm
4. http://www.astroleaguephils.org/pac.html

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CALL for Photographs of Filipino Scientists at Work!

The Mind Museum will include an exhibit of Filipino scientists at work. We need images with captions of scientists in their geekiest, zaniest poses while at work! So if you have images you can share, please post the images here on our Facebook page. When we select your photo, we will ask you to send the high-resolution versions to us.

Here is what our Facebook follower, Marlon Leoncio Padilla posted in our fan page:

Scientist at Work!

According to Marlon, The man in the photo is scientist/physicist doctor using his gadget to monitor the exact position of the island, and inside his backpack another geek gadget to measure the precise water depth called (BATHYMETRY) during high tide and low tide. All of this for the PROPOSED PASSENGER PORT TERMINAL in CAMSUR, BICOL.

For more updates about the Mind Museum, check our website at www.themindmuseum.org
Send in your photos now, do not forget to like our facebook fanpage. Click here.

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Minds at Work: A Preview of the Mind Museum's Exhibits

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Cafe Scientifique: Beautiful Science and Great Equations with Robert Crease

Cafe Scientifique: Beautiful Science and Great Equations with Robert Crease

Cafe Scientifique: Beautiful Science and Great Equations with Robert Crease

This Valentine, give them the Stars

This Valentine, give them the Stars

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