Relics of the Reservation

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Last updated: 10th November 2014
Time capsules are a popular way of preserving the present for examination at a later date by future generations. Current artefacts are placed in a sealed container, quite often cylindrical, and buried where it cannot be disturbed easily.
The SETI Institute is an organisation that is involved in the Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence. It is involved in a number of activities that are intended to discover other intelligent life in the Universe.
Chimpanzees and other life forms are often used in labs for scientific studies. Sadly, some of these studies harm the creatures being studied, some don't. All are intended to further scientific knowledge, some are also intended to support commercial interests.
Polarised lenses can be used to reduce reflected glare on the source of water by removing the horizontal portion of the light. This is useful but it also has a negative effect on LCD screens, making them difficult to see.
Radio telescopes are instruments that are used to detect radio signals in space. They are also invaluable for collecting data from satellites and tracking their position.
Tsunami's are an ever present threat to coastal communities. They are large tidal waves causes by some catastrophic even out at sea, such as an earthquake or volcanic eruption, that displaces a huge amount of water..
There is a decline in the Bee population. This has been linked to pesticides and habitat loss.
All you need for your own time capsule is an air and water tight container, and somewhere to put it that won't be disturbed for a very long time.
It is not well understood what the consequences of an encounter with alien species would be.
Planet of the Apes is a film franchise that explores the possibility of other primates becoming the dominant species on Earth.
Polarised lenses are popular for sunglasses
Radio telescopes usually have a central antenna that picks up the signals reflected from a a large disc surrounding it.
Surfing is a popular pastime and sport, especially in parts of the Pacific coastline, where there can be huge waves to ride.
Bees are an essential part of the well being of Earth's Eco-system. Their decline is worrying scientists all over the world.
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