A person can learn a lot about the world of science through time capsules. There have bene time capsules found all around the world. One of the more recent discoveries was found on the Artic Islands. In this time capsule there were a number of discoveries found in the scientific world. The capsule was in the ground for many years. It was found due to the erosion and the shifting of the plates of the Earth. As the sea levels of this area decreased the time capsule became visible. This will give scientists more information they need to study the changes in sea level and the amount of time it took the levels to decrease to expose the time capsule.
Scientists recently buried a time capsule at the Polish Polar Station which is located in Hornsud, Svalbard. The tube that was used for the time capsule was 60 centimeters long and it was made from a strong metal. Scientists decide to put some carefully selected items into this time capsule. They including a piece of a meteorite that is over 4. 5 billion years old. In this time capsule they also put a piece of basaltic lava. This piece of lave came from a volcano that erupted off the shores of Iceland. There were also pieces of kimberlite as well as small diamonds that were put into this time capsule. Scientists claim that they put this organic matter into the time capsule so geologists of the future would be able to understand the different features from the Earth and some of the different rocks that were found on Earth during a specific time period.
There are some other interesting items that were sealed into the time capsule which was recently buried. The scientists put different samples of DNA into the capsule. They put DNA from humans, rates, and a salmon fish. This will allow scientists to understand the different types of DNA and the features that each one provides. In the capsule was also a potato. A bee that was trapped in resin was included. There was a minuscle aquatic which is known as a water bear that was put into the capsule as well. This small creature is known to be able to survive in a number of harsh conditions. They can survive in a drought, extreme heat, and even when they are subject to extreme levels of radiation.
Modern scientist wanted future scientist to know about technology from the current time. They included a number of electronic devices including the smart phones that many people cannot live without. They included a radiation detector as well as an accelerometer. Scientists put credit cards in there as well as pictures of the Earth. Some of the scientists included their fingerprints in the time capsule so others will know who put this together.
A time capsule can help scientists of the future learn about the conditions of the past and may help solve some of the mysteries of the past that may have developed over the year.
There is a contest that is held for writers. Thousands of aspiring authors voluntarily take on the challenge to write a novel that is 50,000 words in one month. This contests in known as the National Novel Writing Month or for short NaNoWriMo.
This contest was designed to challenge aspiring writers. They need to create on average a story with 1,667 words a day. This will help the writer pace their writing so they will finish the novel by the day that it is due. There are around 30,000 writers that take place in this contest. The writers come from all over the world.
This contest began in 1991. The contest was the idea of a freelance writer named Chris Baty. He got together with 20 other writers in the san Francisco area and talked about what they wanted to do. They wanted people to take notice of them and the work that they were doing. They decided as authors to do something to challenge others. Baty has even said this contest was in part started because the group of authors had nothing better to do at the time. This contest started off with just their group of writers. They found that the contest was fun so they next year they opened it up and another 140 people decided to test their writing abilities as well.
The contest was a success and Baty turned over the management of this writing competition to the Office of Letters and Light which is based in Oakland, California. This organization is supported by donations. With the increasing popularity of this contest they have opened more than 500 chapters that are located all around the world. In the last contest there were 256,618 participants. Out of this number there were 36,843 people that won and were able to complete this challenge.
There are a number of people that have an interest in participating in this contest. In some cases a writer may have started a novel but they have not gotten around to finishing it. They may have put the novel down. This contest will help the author get back to work. They have a specific date in which their work needs to be finished by. This is good for an author that is writing a book but does not get around to adding to it often. People are also striving to see if they can live up to the challenge. This is a lot of information to put down in a short period of time. The novel needs to have an introduction, rising and falling events, as well as a conclusion. It can take an author years to complete their work and this contest only gives them 30 days. Many authors are up for the challenge and they want to see if they can accomplish this task. They are willing to test their writing skills as well as their creativity to meet the challenge and get their novel finished within 30 days.