Monday, May 25, 2009

Wolfram Alpha

Orange Science is back from its break.

Wolfram Alpha is the new search engine that was launched earlier this month. It is designed to answer your question, not give you a list of websites that might answer your question.

Wolfram Alpha can answer your question, compare two stocks, and solve calculations and math problems.

This is definitely not the new Google and will not return all your searches.

So try it now at Wolfram Alpha

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Taking A Break

Dear Bloggers,

We are taking a break from blogging at Orange Science. Weekly posts will resume on the last week of May.

- the authors at Orange Science

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Wilkins Ice Bridge Breaks

The Wilkins Ice Bridge finally broke, letting free the ice shelf.

This is a "sign of global warming acceleration in Antarctica" and while it will not immediately rise sea levels, it will lead to the rising.

Learn more at Green Muze.
Picture from MercoPress

Monday, April 6, 2009

Antarctic Ice Shelf Will Collapse

Global warming is about to talke its toll. A giant Antarctic ice shelf which is the size of half of Scotland is very close to collapsing.

The cause is indeed, global warming. Let's hope at least this will open the eyes of many to take action to save the environment before it is too late.

The Wilkins ice shelf will not immediately raise the sea level because ice floats on water.

We will watch over the next few days for any updates on this story.

Learn more at Guardian and Earthfirst
Picture from

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Earth Hour 2009: Your Vote Counts

Earth Hour began for the first time in Sydney in 2007. On that day 2.2 million homes and business turned their lights of for an hour. In 2008, it had grown to a global sustainibility movement where 50 million people switched off their lights.

Now in 2009, Earth Hour is not only a way to save energy, but it is a vote to help keep our planet alive.

Turning off your light is a vote for saving the earth, and keeping them on is a vote for globing warming. The target for today's Earth Hour is 1 billion votes. This number will be presented to Global Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen 2009. "This meeting will determine official government policies to take action against global warming, which will replace the Kyoto Protocol"

You don't have to be a treehugger or an eco-freak to help, just turn off your lights from 8:30pm to 9:30pm and enjoy looking at the stars in candlelight. Every vote counts in helping to save our one and only home, Planet Earth.

Learn more at Earth Hour.