Category: SCI/TECH

May 2, 2013

Picture of the Day: The Sun – One Year, One Image

Picture of the Day: The Sun – One Year, One Image

THE SUN – ONE YEAR, ONE IMAGE Photograph by NASA/GSFC/SDO In the three years since it first provided images of the sun in the spring of 2010, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory has had virtually unbroken coverage of the sun’s rise toward solar maximum, the peak of solar activity in its regular 11-year…

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May 2, 2013

The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

The Data Center Inside a Cold War Nuclear Bunker

Located in central Stockholm is the headquarters of Bahnhof, a Swedish Internet Service Provider and host with one of the coolest data centers on the planet. It gained notoriety a few years back as the former home of Wikileaks. Named Pionen White Mountains, it is located 30 meters (100 ft) under the granite rocks…

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Apr 30, 2013

Saturn’s 2000 km Wide Hurricane Eye

Saturn’s 2000 km Wide Hurricane Eye

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/SSI NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has provided scientists the first close-up, visible-light views of a behemoth hurricane swirling around Saturn’s north pole. Scientists say the hurricane’s eye is about 1,250 miles (2,000 kilometers) wide, 20 times larger than the average hurricane eye on Earth. Thin, bright clouds at the outer edge of the…

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Apr 21, 2013

Picture of the Day: Prisoners of Technology

Picture of the Day: Prisoners of Technology

PRISONERS OF TECHNOLOGY Artwork by Felipe Luchi Artwork by Felipe Luchi In this artwork by Felipe Luchi, we see famous symbols of technology, the mouse and iPhone, imagined as prisons and jailhouses. The artwork was done as a print campaign for Outside’s Go Magazine. It’s an interesting thought about technology…

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Apr 17, 2013

When Google Earth Goes Awry

When Google Earth Goes Awry

Clement Valla is an artist, programmer and designer living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BA from Columbia and his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design where he is currently an associate professor of Graphic Design. In his ongoing series entitled, Postcards from Google Earth, Valla discovers and collects…

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Apr 16, 2013

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

Picture of the Day: Atop Earth’s Atmosphere

ATOP EARTH’S ATMOSPHERE Photograph by NASA Earth Observatory In this breathtaking photograph we see the crescent moon through the top of Earth’s atmosphere. The image was taken above 21.5°N, 113.3°E by International Space Station crew Expedition 13 on July 20, 2006 over the South China Sea, just south of Macau. The atmosphere…

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Apr 15, 2013

Picture of the Day: Desiccation Cracks

Picture of the Day: Desiccation Cracks

DESICCATION CRACKS Photograph by Hannes Grobe Desiccation is the state of extreme dryness, or the process of extreme drying. A desiccant is a hygroscopic (attracts and holds water) substance that induces or sustains such a state in its local vicinity in a moderately sealed container. In biology and ecology, desiccation refers to…

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