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ZOOM   Life in the Universe
$24.95   (Win98/Mac) (Retail) (LIFEUNIVDR)

MetaTools, Inc.

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Stephen Hawking

Join Stephen Hawking, author of the NY Times best seller "A Brief History of Time," on an interactive multimedia adventure that explores "Life in the Universe."

Whether you're a sci-fi fan or serious physics student, you will enjoy exploring virtual 3D worlds, sitting in on Professor Hawking's lecture or viewing hours of original animation on your quest for the origin of life.

Navigate virtual 3D terrains. Explore "info portals" on the Big Bang, Einstein's Theory of Relativity, black holes and the origin of life. Complex physics and cosmological concepts come to life through gorgeous animation, detailed graphics and easy-to-understand language.

Hear Stephen Hawking's "Life in the Universe" lecture. It's presented in full with hyperlinked text to related discussions and animations. Also included are five thought-provoking Scientific American articles.

Meet your Phage, an animated intelligent agent who logs your findings as you journey from terrain to terrain.

Explore two scrollable Timelines. Contemplate key scientific and cosmological concepts in an easy-to-follow chronological perspective.

Play exciting science games. Try your hand at building protein molecules in the Tetris-like "RNA Code" or decoding incoming radio waves from possible extraterrestrial life in "Catch the Signal."

Contains over 50 QuickTime movies and 200 animations.

Enter the Web Teleporter. Link directly from the CD to topical Web and science pages, including Professor Hawking's own "Life in the Universe" site.

Requirements:

Windows - 486DX or greater processor (Pentium recommended), Windows 95/NT, 8-bit video (16-bit recommended), 8 MB RAM (16MB recommended), 9 MB free hard drive space (20MB recommended), CD-ROM drive (4x recommended).

Macintosh - 68040-based Macintosh with FPU (Power Macintosh recommended), System 7.5 or greater, 8-bit video (16-bit recommended), 12 MB RAM (16 MB recommended), 15 MB free hard drive space (25 MB recommended), CD-ROM drive (4x recommended).



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