Thursday, September 16, 2010

Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab

The Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) was founded in 1888, making it the oldest private marine laboratory in the western hemisphere. It was initially a summer laboratory but is now operated year-round by world-class biologists and ecologists, yet still maintaining its renowned summer program.

Woods Hole Marine Biological Lab

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

The Butterfly Effect

The butterfly effect theory deals with the concept that small actions or variations can affect large systems. Every large system must have tiny components that all work together to create that system, so if one variable is changed the entire system is compromised. The butterfly effect is also referred to as Chaos Theory. The term "butterfly effect" stems from the idea that the flap of a butterfly's wings could cause weather changes, even tornadoes, halfway around the world.