Dear Amy: Can you watch movies on the Internet? — Gabrielle, Erie, Kan.
Dear Gabrielle: Definitely! As Internet speeds and bandwidths are improving, more sites are offering streaming videos. Streaming content, such as TV shows or movies, will play as you are downloading it. If you have a fast Internet connection, you should be able to watch movies in real time. If your connection is slower, you may want to pause the video and let your browser download more of the file before you start watching it. This can help prevent lagging.
Some movie rental services, such as Netflix, allow you to watch movies online. This is a great option if you already have a subscription. You can also find free TV shows and movies online at Hulu, www.hulu.com/tv/genres/family. Have fun!
Dear Amy: Why can’t we feel the Earth spin? — Cassidy, Baxter, Minn.
Dear Cassidy: The Earth is spinning at a constant speed, and we are spinning at the same speed with it. It’s like riding in a car. If you close your eyes, you can’t tell that you’re moving until the car speeds up or slows down. To find out more, visit http://earthsky.org/earth/why-cant-we-feel-earths-spin.
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