142 Harry Potter Movies Backgrounds for Blackberries and HTC (480×360 pixels)

These backgrounds are 480 x 360 pixels in size, suitable for Blackberries and some HTC smart phone models.

To get the backgrounds, please:

  • Click on an image to see it full size.
  • Right click and choose Download or download in whatever ways your browser does.

You’re on your own to put it on your iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch or Palm Pre, I’m afraid, cause I can’t justify the need for me to spend money on one so I haven’t got a clue how to do it!

Please click here for other theme wallpapers for iPhones, iTouch, iPod Touch, Palm Pre and Blackberry Bold 9000s.

Other Harry Potter graphics on this blog:

While you’re decorating your iPhone or other cell phones, redo your voice mail with a singing message if you don’t have to worry about getting professionals calling you.

Credits: The illustrations were originally done by Gemma Wilson, aka Snapesnogger on Fanart and DeviantArt.

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147 Harry Potter Backgrounds for the iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch and Palm Pre (320×480 pixels)

Nov 30 2010 update

I’m still working to add more! I’d have put them all in two or more sets to keep things manageable, but that would have just driven some users crazy to flip back and forth to compare so I will include all the wallpapers here. When I am done adding, I will take off this note.

I will also label and organize the wallpapers by characters a bit better.

These Harry Potter backgrounds are meant for all models of the iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch and Palm Pre. However, you can also use these as profile pictures in Facebook or other applications that do not require a square picture.

The wallpaper size is 480 x 320 pixels, or similar in ratio to a 6″ x 4″ photo. Apple and Palm went the size ratio of typical photos that people take.

My contribution to these wallpapers was the choice of cropping to get a nice picture, resizing to properly fit the iPhone, iPod Touch, iTouch and Palm Pre screens, with some touch up to remove certain background, adjust punch of colour, etc. The small size of these wallpapers allowed for some beautiful close-up cropping of the monitor wallpapers I only wish I had resolution for to make printable pictures from to share! There are going to be some seriously stunning iPhones, iTouch, iPod Touch and Palm Pre out there with some of these and other wallpapers I plan to be making for them!

Enjoy!

To get the backgrounds, please:

  • Click on an image to see it full size.
  • Right click and choose Download or download in whatever ways your browser does.

You’re on your own to put it on your iPhone, iTouch, iPod Touch or Palm Pre, I’m afraid, cause I can’t justify the need for me to spend money on one so I haven’t got a clue how to do it! 🙂

Please click here for other theme wallpapers for iPhones, iTouch, iPod Touch, Palm Pre and Blackberry Bold 9000s.

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Other Harry Potter graphics on this blog:

While you’re decorating your iPhone or other cell phones, redo your voice mail with a singing message if you don’t have to worry about getting professionals calling you.

Credits: The illustrations were originally done by Gemma Wilson, aka Snapesnogger on Fanart and DeviantArt.

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A Lesson in Cooperation and Compassion from Bacterial Studies

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This video at the bottom is called The secret, social lives of bacteria, by a very dynamic speaking and brilliant molecular biologist named Bonnie Bassler of Princeton.

Bonnie Bassler

Bonnie Bassler

Unless you need to study about bacteria in some way, this 18 minute talk is pretty much all you need to know about bacteria and their impact on us. However, this is not just basic fundamental Bacteria 101. It also has cutting edge science put in such basic terms we could all understand it and be amazed. So even if you did study bacteria, there is likely something you can still learn from this talk. They need to show this video in any introductory class having anything to do with bacteria!

The amazing parts about this talk show a simple but potent system in the way bacteria strategically work together, and how we can use that system to negate their potential harm to us rather than killing them with antibiotics. Bacteria have to strategically work together because they are so small it is only together that they can have any impact on us. Their communications system is a simple but brilliant system of determining how many bacteria are in some locale, and bacteria of each types around them, and if that is sufficient numbers to do something. So much for having no brains! We have brains and yet we couldn’t hope to organize ourselves so effectively most of the time!

The language of bacteria is also discussed, and what’s shocking is the molecules they use to send out and receive to detect their numbers and identities all have a common root. No exceptions! It’s like our languages stemming from a common family! This discovery then allows us to create similar molecules to fool the bacteria into not doing what we don’t want them to, without killing them like antibiotics does. The reason for this is because antibiotics, in killing the bacteria, allows the ones that survive to mutate and become stronger. We are facing a huge antibiotic resistance from bacteria right now due to our overuse of antibiotics. If we keep this up, we will not win this war.

However, if we just fool the bacteria by running interference with their communication systems, to the point they never know there are enough of themselves to attack, they won’t mutate nearly as quickly. And we can do this specifically for all kinds of bacteria because their language molecules are very simple to determine.

Communications instead of killing, eh?

Now there’s a lesson to be learned! Treat that which you dread and hate with compassion and respect and you will no longer need to fear them.

Words instead of guns.

Does it ever cease to amaze you that peace and words are universally better than war and weapons?

Enjoy!

Flesch-Kincaid Grade Reading Level: 10.1