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News : Astronomical Observing News (12/13 to 12/19)

This week's AON is pretty short, but there are also lots of clouds because it is winter. However, that just makes the few days of open sky way more valuable! Remember, the Geminid Meteor shower is going on until the 16th. Here is my article on the shower! Also, you can obser ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/28 to 4/3)

Grab your binoculars and telescopes, because there's a lot going on in the night skies this week. The usually dim Little Dipper will appear brighter as it moves to the right of Polaris, creating a cool effect with the Big Dipper. There's also a first-quarter moon and a really ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/7 to 3/13)

AON is moving to Wednesdays! There are lots of things going on this week in the skies above, so be sure to observe. As usual, there's a lot to see around Jupiter, with its moons eclipsing and transiting. Also, a star from the Virgo constellation will be in conjunction with our ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (3/14 to 3/20)

This week, there's a lot going on in the skies above, with at least one event per day! There's also an equinox, which only occurs about twice a year! March 14: NASA will be launching five rockets to study the jet stream on the east coast- if you live there be sure to look for ...more

Learn Java : Part One

So you want to learn the basics of the fantastic language Java, but you don't want to search the Inter-webs looking for a great tutorial. Well you came to the right place, now may I present to you JAVA. Before We Begin You must have the latest version of Java Development Kit ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (2/14 - 2/20)

The Garradd comet has just about reached its absolute peak! By the way, I took those pictures below of the moon through my iPhone using an adapter. Pretty cool, right? Until March: The Garradd Comet is at its absolute peak! Be sure to view it before it's gone! February 14: Io ...more

How To : Create a "Hello World" application for Android

Develop your own Android app by following along this informative video. After installing the Eclipse IDE and the Android development environment, the walkthrough shows you the steps of compiling prewritten code into an Android app and viewing it on an emulator. Next, a step-by ...more

How To : Save money by cutting your own bangs

Bangs are the hottest hair trend for spring and summer, but who wants to drop $100 for trim at a salon? Learn how to achieve indie-inspired, piecy bangs at home with this easy tutorial. All you need are scissors, a rat tail comb, and hair. Save money in between salon visits ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (2/29 to 3/5)

This year is a leap year, which means today is leap day! I will be explaining why this happens and some special conditions below in the AON. Plus, there is a new feature this week—elongation! Be sure to check it out below. February 29: It's leap day! February usually has 28 d ...more

HowTo : Measure the Distance from the Earth to the Moon

Measuring the distance from the Earth to the moon doesn't require NASA equipment. The ancient Greeks did it, which means 2,000 years later, you can do it, too. It works something like this: "Many people have held up a round object and let it block the Sun. Most of the time, ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (1/3 to 1/10)

There are a lot of events going on this week! As I mentioned last week, there will be new features from now on. Check them out in the info section below! Until March, 2012—The Garradd comet is becoming brighter in the sky. It peaks in Febuary! Be sure to observe it—here's how ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (2/21 to 2/27)

There's not much going on this week in the skies above, but there are a lot of conjunctions to take a peek at! And of course, there's the comet Garradd that's still showing its tail to us down here on Earth, so make sure to catch it before it's gone. The rest that's going on t ...more

News : Astronomical Observing News (4/4 to 4/10)

There isn't much going on this week, but be sure to try viewing the Spica-moon conjunction. It will be hard to view with the full moon, but it will be spectacular if you can snag a peak. April 6: Spica-moon Conjunction, full moon April 7: Io transit; moon at perigee (358,313 ...more

How To : Program using simple code in Java

Java is a wonderful programming language which is widely used all over the world. To do programming in Java you will need a Java Development Kit which is also called as JDK in short. This can be downloaded from the Java Website for free. To improve and assist in your developme ...more

How To : Mod the color of your Xbox 360 avatar

You will need the latest version of Eclipse for this tutorial to work. You will also, of course, need an Xbox and a data transfer cable. Extract your profile to your computer hard drive, and then mod it however you would like!

How To : Make a challenging geometric wood puzzle

Summer is in full swing, but after a few weeks hitting the beach every day, grabbing a bite to eat at Mike's Surf and Turf, and then catching up on "Twilight: Eclipse" in the sand can get, well, pretty redundant. Make your summer days fun and exciting again by trying somethin ...more

How to Java : E3 (If/Else Statements)

Hello Java-ers, In the previous two tutorials, we learned about installing the JDK, Installing/CreatingAProject in Eclipse IDE, and data types in Java. In this tutorial, we will be learning about if/else statements. -------------------------------------- In Java, an if sta ...more

How to Java : E6 (While Loops)

I'm back! We're learning Java WhileLoops today. What Are "while" loops Just like For Loops, While loops are another type of loops in Java, except they rely on only a true/false statement to determine whether they run or not. Parts of a While Loop A while loop has 3 parts: ...more

How to Java : E4 (Methods)

Welcome back to another episode of Java Tutorials, In today's tutorial, we'll be learning about what methods are, proper syntax when writing Methods, and why they are beneficial in a program's code. Lets dive in. -------------------------- What Is A Method A method is ess ...more

News : Poem of The Day

An unholy Sabbath Running from a unholy presence chasing me down An eclipse forms blocking sunlight from the entire town Panic attacks penetrating my mind Voices inside my head constantly repeating “join us its time” Managed to go into my house, grabbing a golden holy cro ...more

How To : Observe the Full Moons in 2011 (Lunar Calendar)

When's the next full moon? Every time I've looked at the moon, I've wondered if it was full. Sometimes it looked like it was, but it's really hard to tell for sure unless you know the exact date of the full moon. Seriously, there's at a couple days before and after the full m ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (11/16 - 11/22)

WonderHowTo is made up niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Hacking, crafting, mining & more… just another ...more

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