Mar
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2014
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Top ten Space photos of 2008 — National Geographic

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Supernova Creates "Ribbon" in Space
Like a ribbon trailing from a parade float, a streamer of hydrogen gas seems to waft across the stars in an image taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

 

New Supernova "Gumball" Picture
The remnant of a supernova, first seen from Earth more than a thousand years ago, hangs like a gumball in a composite image released by NASA in June. 

 

New Hi-Res Views of Mars's ''Fear'' Moon Unveiled
In April the Mars-orbiting HiRISE camera caught new high-resolution snapshots of Phobos, a Martian moon named for the Greek god of horror.

 

 

First Mars Avalanches Seen In Action
NASA scientists might have been yodeling for joy in March when they saw the first-ever picture of active landslides occurring on Mars. 

Link to National Geographic Top Ten Collection

Originally posted 2009-02-02 13:23:01.

Written by Peter C in: Hmmn. Interesting.,Photography,The Planet |
Jan
03
2014
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Simplest website ever…

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Originally posted 2008-09-10 20:21:36.

Written by Peter C in: The Planet |
Nov
10
2013
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‘Current’ time-lapse video of San Francisco Bay

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Hi-Def San Francisco is project of CloudView Photography. The camera is a 3 megapixel StartDot Technologies Netcam XL mounted in a weather proof enclosure high in the hills of Sausalito. Images are captured every 15 seconds cropped from the full resolution to 1920×1080 and uploaded in 480, 720 and 1080 resolution to the web server. Periodically the software (running on a FreeBSD server) creates a time lapse that collapses the prior 24 hours into 240 seconds of video. 

Link to site. Thanks JPP

Originally posted 2008-09-29 13:38:47.

Oct
07
2012
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Händewaschen Ultra Fail

Originally posted 2010-05-09 22:36:06.

Written by Peter C in: Humor,The Planet,Video | Tags: ,
Sep
29
2012
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The Manhattan Street Corners — amazing photography project.

For two years Richard Howe systematically photographed every street corner in NYC.

From his site:

The Manhattan Street Corners is my working title for a project to produce a comprehensive photographic portrait of everyday life at street level in daytime Manhattan. Between March and November, 2006, I systematically photographed each and every one of the island’s roughly 11,000 street corners (the exact number is a matter of definition and, in some ambiguous instances, even a matter of judgment). 

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Orchard Street & Broome Street, Southeast Corner


Elizabeth Street & Spring Street, Northeast Corner


Broadway & Canal Street, Northeast Corner

Link to The Manhattan Street Corners with much larger images.

Originally posted 2008-12-05 13:11:03.

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Hmmn. Interesting.,Photography,The Planet |
Jun
02
2012
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The Astounding World of the Future

A funny mid-20th century newsreel featuring amazingly accurate predictions of the year 2000.

BEST SHORT FILM – New York Comedy Film Festival

Originally posted 2009-06-29 10:17:02.

Written by Peter C in: Entertainment,Humor,Tech,The Planet,Video,Vintage | Tags: ,
May
27
2012
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Queen Rania Al Abdullah — Funny, reasonable and hot!

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan spoofed David Letterman's Top 10 while accepting the first ever YouTube Visionary Award at the YouTube Live event. It's pretty funny.

Originally posted 2008-11-24 10:22:40.

Feb
15
2011
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DARK SIDE OF THE LENS

Thanks Chris C.

Originally posted 2010-10-08 09:24:30.

Written by Peter C in: Arts,Film,The Planet | Tags: ,
Dec
21
2010
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Jun
03
2010
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Collection of BP Logo re-designs…

Found here and here and here

Written by Peter C in: Design,Events,PSA,The Planet | Tags:
May
24
2010
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20
2010
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Jan
18
2010
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Easiest Haiti relief donations by cell phone…

A list of all short codes to text to to donate on your phone bill in the United States:

  • Text HAITI to 90999 to donate $10 to the Red Cross for Haiti efforts. You can donate $10 up to three times, and 100% of the donations will reach the Red Cross Foundation. This effort is run by Mobile Accord.
  • Text YELE to 501501 to donate $5 to the Wyclef Jean’s Yele Haiti Foundation. 501501 is run by Give On the Go, a service provider for the Mobile Giving Foundation. Ashley Nay, who is in Business Development at Give On the Go told MobileActive on the phone that “100% of the donations go to YELE” from these donations.
  • Text HAITI to 25383 to donate $5 to International Rescue Committee.
  • Text RELIEF to 30644 to get automatically connected to Catholic Relief Services and donate money with your credit card.
  • Text CERF to 90999 to donate $5 to The United Nations Foundation.
  • Text DISASTER to 90999 to donate $10 to Compassion International.
  • Text HAITI to 85944 to donate $5 to the Rescue Union Mission and MedCorp International.

A list of all the non-US short codes that we know are serving as donation lines.

  • Germany: text HAITI to 81190 to donate $5 (out of which $4.83 will go to Aktion Deutschland Hilft).
  • Denmark: text Katastrofe to 1231 to donate 150 kr, or call 90 56 56 56.
  • Canada: text HAITI to 45678 to donate $5 to the Salvation Army, again courtesy of the Mobile Giving Foundation.
  • Italy: text to 48540 to donate to the Italian Red Cross if you are on the WIND or 3 networks. If you are on Vodacom or TIM, text 48451 to donate EUR 2 (Telecom Italia users can also call this number). (Read More)
  • France: 80 222/Croix Rouge française, 80 333/Secours Populaire, et 80 444/Secours Catholique. One euro per SMS. (From a user)
  • Mexico: Telcel users can text 8888, donations will go to the Carlos Slim Foundation (Thanks @sorrelkydd)
Written by Peter C in: PSA,The Planet | Tags:
Jan
11
2010
15

60 beautiful vintage Travel Posters

I recommend clicking on the images for the higher resolution versions.

Dec
21
2009
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Copenhagen Ice Bear

The life-size polar bear, carved from ice by the Ice Bear Project in Copenhagen to showcase the melting of the polar ice caps due to global warming. Carved out of ice on December 5, it has been melting since then, revealing the bronze skeleton sculpture inside.

The ice bear stands at the head of a visually stunning photographic exhibition, its creators say, that leads visitors to the events taking place in the Arctic Tent set up by wildlife conservation society WWF in Copenhagen for the duration of the climate change summit in the Danish capital.

“In touching this sculpture everyone can become sculptors and make a direct connection with the bear and its ice-locked kingdom. We hope that this creative act will bring home to each person how humanity has the power to affect the delicate balance of nature,” the Ice Bear Project, a not-for-profit arts organisation, said on its website.

Source

previously related:

Nov
17
2009
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Swedish underground ISP, looks like something out of James Bond…

This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, German submarine engines, simulated daylight and can withstand a hit from a hydrogen bomb. It looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain.

And it is real. It is a newly opened high-security data center run by one of Sweden’s largest ISPs, located in an old nuclear bunker deep below the bedrock of Stockholm city, sealed off from the world by entrance doors 40 cm thick (almost 16 inches).

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Source

Originally posted 2008-11-18 14:01:09.

Written by Peter C in: Design,Hmmn. Interesting.,Tech,The Planet |
Nov
10
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08
2009
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Oct
05
2009
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Puppies and Flowers : Polar Bear in the arctic wonders “what for lunch?”

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A group of wildlife enthusiasts were looking forward to their lunch during an expedition to the Arctic island of Svalbard.

But they soon discovered a hungry polar bear was also rather keen to try their cauliflower soup.

The giant predator poked his head through the open porthole into the kitchen of the ship, which had weighed anchor so the passengers could enjoy the fabulous icy landscape.

Oct
02
2009
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“Everything you throw away comes back” — Ad campaign for an Italian Environmental Group.

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Advertising Agency: Forchets, Milan, Italy
Creative Directors: Niccolò Brioschi, Francesco Montella
Art Director: Andrea Vitali
Copywriter: Andrea Bertolotti
Photographer: L. Scolari
Post-production: Mozart
Published: September 2009

Via Be|Different Magazine

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