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Waterfalls  Lakes Plitvice, Croatia (National Park)
Is among the 20 most beautiful lakes in the world to 17th place. The park covers an area of 33,000 hectares and includes 16 lakes in succession, connected by waterfalls.Plitvice is the oldest national park in Southeast Europa.All'interno the park there are also many caves of which only a small part is agibile.I lakes are formed by two rivers: the White River and the Black River, which flow in the river Korana. The waters of these rivers are rich in calcareous salts (mostly calcium carbonate and magnesium carbonate), from the dissolution of carbonate rocks forming the geological structure of sito.Questi salts are precipitated by vegetation, forming layers of travertine , a sedimentary rock recently. Over time, these deposits forming real natural dams that act as barriers to water, growing by about a centimeter per year. At one point the water pressure breaks these natural levees, opening new paths in the ground.
This mechanism, in fact common to all the calcareous water, in Plitvice has assumed a particular importance.
The beauty of the National Park Plitvice, Croatia, is increased in the second round of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

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Earth's Location in the Universe

Earth → Solar System → Solar Interstellar Neightborhood → Milky Way Galaxy → Local Galactic Group → Virgo Supercluster → Observable Universe → Universe → Unknown (our Universe might be a part of Multiverse)

Earth - 12,700 km in diameter - Our planet

Geospace - 63,000 km Sunward side; - 6,300,000 km trailing side - The space dominated by Earth's magnetic field

Orbit of the Moon - 770,000 km across - The average diameter of the orbit of the +Moon relative to the Earth

Earth's Orbit - 300 million km across (2 AU) - The average diameter of the orbit of the Earth relative to the +Sun. Contains the Sun, Mercury and Venus

Inner Solar System - 6 AU across - Contains the Sun, the inner planets (+Mercury, +Venus, Earth and +Mars) and the asteroid belt

Outer Solar System - 60 AU across - Surrounds the inner Solar System; comprises the outer planets (+Jupiter, +Saturn, +Uranus and +Neptune)

Kuiper Belt - 96 AU across - Belt of icy objects surrounding the outer solar system. Contains the dwarf planets +Pluto, +Haumea and +Makemake

Heliosphere - 160 AU across - Maximum extent of the Solar wind and the interplanetary medium

Scattered Disk - 200 AU across - Region of sparsely scattered icy objects surrounding the Kuiper belt. Contains the dwarf planet +Eris

Oort Cloud - 100,000–200,000 AU across (2–4 light-years) - Spherical shell of over a trillion comets

Solar System - 4 light-years across - Our home planetary system. At this point, the Sun's gravity gives way to that of surrounding stars

Local Interstellar Cloud - 30 light-years across - Interstellar cloud of gas through which the Sun and a number of other stars are currently travelling

Local Bubble - 210–815 light-years across - Cavity in the interstellar medium in which our Sun and a number of other stars are currently travelling. Caused by a past supernova

Gould Belt - 3,000 light-years across - Ring of young stars through which our Sun is currently travelling

Orion Arm - 10,000 light-years in length - The spiral arm of the +Milky Way Galaxy through which our Sun is currently travelling

Orbit of the Solar System - 56,000 light years across - The average diameter of the orbit of the +Saturn relative to the Galactic Center. Our Sun's orbital radius is roughly 28,000 light years, or slightly over half way to the galactic edge. One orbital period of our Solar System lasts between 225 and 250 million years

Milky Way Galaxy - 100,000 light-years across - Our home galaxy, composed of 200 billion to 400 billion stars and filled with the interstellar medium

Milky Way Subgroup - 2.74 million light-years across (0.84 megaparsecs) - The Milky Way and those satellite galaxies gravitationally bound to it, such as the Sagittarius Dwarf, the Ursa Minor Dwarf and the Canis Major Dwarf. Cited distance is the orbital diameter of the Leo T Dwarf galaxy, the most distant galaxy in the Milky Way subgroup

Local Group - 3 megaparsecs across - Group of at least 47 galaxies. Dominated by +Andromeda Galaxy (the largest), The Milky Way and Triangulum; the remainder are small dwarf galaxies

Virgo Supercluster - 33 megaparsecs across - The supercluster of which our Local Group is a part; comprises roughly 100 galaxy groups and clusters

Pisces-Cetus Supercluster Complex - 300 megaparsecs across - The galaxy filament of which the Virgo Supercluster is a part

Observable Universe - 28,000 megaparsecs across - The large-scale structure of the +Universe consists of more than 100 billion galaxies, arranged in millions of superclusters, galactic filaments, and voids, creating a foam-like superstructure

Universe - Minimum of 28,000 megaparsecs - Beyond the observable Universe lies the unobservable regions where no light from those regions has reached the Earth yet. No information is available about the region, as light is the fastest travelling medium of information. However, since there is no reason to suppose different natural laws, the universe is likely to contain more galaxies in the same foam-like superstructure

Beyond - Size Unknown - Our universe might be a part of multiverse, omniverse, and/or other hypothetical concepts

Explanation of units:

1 AU or Astronomical Unit is the distance between the Earth and the Sun, or 150 million km. Earth's orbital diameter is twice its orbital radius, or 2 AU

One light-year is the distance light travels in a year; equivalent to 9.46 trillion km or 63,200 AU

A parsec is 3.26 light-years

One megaparsec is equivalent to one million parsecs or 3.26 million light-year

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Mourinho: "We have lost a match but we are in a good position to move forward"

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iPad Mini: Proof That Apple is in Decline?
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While some may point to the iPhone 4S or iPhone 5, most historians agree that Apple's fall from the top began in 2012 when, panicked by the success of rival tablets, they released the iPad Mini.  While ultimately a bigger success than the full sized iPad in terms of sales, the Mini was widely panned by critics as a "me-too" mini tablet costing much more, while offering much less, than many of its 7-inch rivals.  Their rivals leapfrogged them, and before long the world's largest corporation was reduced to bankruptcy.

Will some future writer pen these words, or similar words, about the technology wars of our time?  Perhaps not, but after yesterday it seems a lot more likely.

With the iPad Mini launch, Apple may well have jumped the shark and begun a spiraling decent into irrelevance.  I say this not because they won't sell millions, I think we're all agreed they will, but most people would agree that, with its strong brand reputation, Apple could sell bottled water and millions would buy it and call it revolutionary (hydro-lutionary?  aqua-lutionary?).

Yet Apple need only ask the many tech giants who have preceded them how long such a reputation can withstand market forces when innovation takes a back seat to iteration, litigation, and the bottom line.

More so than any other iDevice Apple has ever released, the iPad Mini was an overpriced me-too device, which costs considerably more than its top rivals the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HD for what amounts to nothing but recycled iPad 2 hardware in a not-so-mini mini tablet.  That millions will likely sell isn't a testament to the greatness of the product, but to the power of the brand.  Brands, however, owe their greatness to great products, and when the products stop being great, the brand loyalty tends to fade over time.

The iPhone 4S was a minor iteration over the iPhone 4, but those iterations showed progress in the product line: better graphics, a better screen, a virtual assistant who didn't quite live up to expectations, etc...  The iPhone 5 was also iterative, but iteration is still advancement.  Likewise with the "New" (now old) iPad: minor iterations, but worth the upgrade for many.

The iPad Mini not only isn't revolutionary in any way, it isn't even an iterative improvement on the iPad series, nor does it challenge opponents to step up their game (at most it challenges opponents to lower their prices further, a challenge they seem capable of meeting).

It was obvious during the launch that Apple was aware of its weaknesses, and like any good magician they practiced the art of misdirection, focusing on red herring issues like how that extra .9-inches of screen real estate mean a better browsing experience (because tapping or pinching to zoom is such an enormous hardship, apparently), or their subtle assertion that the Nexus 7 feels "cheap" and "plasticky" (which, outside the reality distortion field at least, is nowhere near true; sorry, Apple, but even professional fanboi +MG Siegler doesn't agree with you on that one;

Even Samsung wouldn't try to make a selling point of having the biggest mini tablet out there... it's a mini for a reason, after all!  If anything even Apple must have known their "mini" wasn't really very mini, how else to explain those ungodly narrow bezels in portrait mode?  Those bezels are so narrow that, to borrow a Jobsianism, they make no sense for normal human hands unless it also comes with sandpaper to file down your fingers with.

Let me repeat: the iPad Mini will sell millions.  It will probably outsell the larger iPad eventually.  To someone who only sees quarterly revenue, all will seem well in Cupertino Town.  But to someone with a longer view of the technology landscape, the death of a technology firm starts the minute innovation takes a back seat to profit.  And that's precisely what Apple has done, repackaging an old tablet into a smaller form factor.

If the iPad 2 still had any cutting edge features, this might not be so bad, but it doesn't; not one single feature apart from its size sets the Mini apart from newer iPads or from more affordable, and more advanced, competitors.  That it runs the latest version of iOS may be its only saving grace, but many would argue (rightfully so) that innovation in iOS has also slowed to a "me-too" level (not to mention the #ios6mapocalypse ).

The iPad Mini is a good choice for those who won't buy any tablet but an iPad and want something smaller or more affordable, but even then you're being cheated in a choice between the overall-better 4th generation iPad, an only slightly more expensive iPad 2, and a more advanced but much smaller and slightly cheaper new iPod Touch.  Worse, the price increments go up $100 each time you double the memory, even though the actual cost of that increase is only a fraction of that.

If you want the most advanced mini tablet, buy a Nexus 7, buy a Kindle Fire HD, heck buy a Barnes & Noble Nook.  All three companies are still trying to earn your patronage by giving you the best they can offer at the best price they can offer.  Neither of which can be said for Apple.  Apple thinks you're a fool with (as my colleague +Brian Hartman put it) "more money than sense".

Most likely they'll be vindicated in this belief, sadly, but take heart: Apple can fool some of the people all of the time, and all of the people some of the time, but they will never fool all of the people all of the time.  Resting on their laurels may win them a few battles, but in the end will likely lose them the war.

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