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Calculus in Washington. Welcome to Ford’s Theatre.

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Diagram of Ford's TheatreThe President was shot by John Wilkes Booth on April 14, 1865 during a performance of Our American Cousin. Booth shot Lincoln in the head in the Presidential box, then leapt from the box to the stage, twelve feet below (breaking his ankle in the process). He crossed the stage and exited through a rear door to an alley behind the theater.

john wilkes booth
John Wilkes Booth
  • John Wilkes Booth was born on a farm near Bel Air, Maryland, about 25 miles from Baltimore. His birth date was May 10, 1838. He was the 9th of 10 children of Junius Booth and Mary Ann Holmes. John's parents were British and had moved to the United States in 1821. In addition to the farm at Bel Air (where the Booth family had slaves), the family also owned a home on North Exeter Street in Baltimore where the colder months of the year were spent. Junius was one of the most famous actors on the American stage although he was an eccentric personality who had problems with alcohol and spells of madness
grace
GRACE
  • Twin satellites in formation flying
  • Variation in distance of satellites measured
  • Detects variance in earth’s gravitational field- over land, sea, and time
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Mission: to map the geoid

Satellites’ will be pulled by mass on earth, causing the “Tom and Jerry” effect. Measurement will map unprecented accuracy of gravitational field.

  • Use info for hydrologic cycle
  • Water exchange data compared on ground and in air.

Ice sheets, sea level, ocean currents

remote sensing
Remote Sensing

Satellites, such as LANDSAT-7, take pics of earth. Then used with other agencies to analyze data for practical benefits

-weather forecasting, natural disasters, resource management, environmental assesment.

Rhode Island

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Recognize this picture? I do, because I saw it all time when I interned at National Geographic.
neil at national geographic
Neil at National Geographic
  • Specifically, I worked in the .com section, and within that section I worked primarily on the education splashpage, or the general education link page. My job was to look through the NG site and pull together various pages into a single page, preferably all the pages would have a common theme.
  • Working in .com, I obviously used the computer and the internet a great deal, in fact that's all I did all day. I even had to learn a smattering of html in order to program the splashpage into the final form. However, the most grueling task that I had was working in Photoshop. For every splashpage, I had to find, capture, and finalize, two pictures. To finalize a captured image, I had to play with many of the different features, which were altering the image to highlight certain things.
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Furthermore, I also worked on National Geographic's first feature film, K-19. I created the metatags for the NG site. Metatags are the words that search engines run through and use to pull up sites.
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Can you guess what the weather will be tomorrow? Next week? Or even next year?
  • I can! I interned at the National Weather Service within the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration!
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NWS
  • Weather is forecast using data from charts and maps that show atmospheric variables such as wind, temperature, pressure, and precipitation.
  • Meterologists and Climatologists then use this data to analyze and predict both long and short term weather conditions, often using math and computers!
wind vectors
Wind Vectors
  • These wind vectors may look familiar. Meteorologists use the information to forecast wind direction and rotation patterns throughout the United States.