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SpaceDay - Embrace Space
This year, Space Day falls on May 22. How will you celebrate? The "Embrace Space" website offers 101 ideas. The first 100 are online ideas, with number 101 being the best advice of all: go outside and look at the sky.

Welcome to Merrymeeting Bay/Hands Around the Bay
The "Friends of Merrymeeting Bay" recognized that one of the most effective ways to create an awareness of the bay's ecological importance is to teach young people about the unique features and characteristics of the Bay and how these resources have been used over time. The "Hands Around The Bay" project reflects their efforts.

Vertebrate Flight Exhibit
Birds are vertebrates. Human beings are vertebrates. Birds flap their wings to fly. Human beings climb into huge metal airplanes to fly. How humbling for us. This online exhibit explores the phenomenon of vertebrate flight.

A Quick Virtual Nuclear Power Plant Tour
Let's face it. We depend too much on fossil fuels. This reality continues to push the nuclear power industry forward as a real alternative. This tour of a generating plant highlights the advantages of nuclear power.

Kasparov vs. Deep Blue: The Rematch
In 1996, Garry Kasparov defeated the computer known as Deep Blue in what he described as "one of the most difficult matches of my career." Starting May 3, 1997, Kasparov will match chess-playing skills with an enhanced version of IBM's Deep Blue supercomputer in six-games in New York City.

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