Category: SCI/TECH

Jul 25, 2013

Picture of the Day: Earth from the Dark Side of Saturn

Picture of the Day: Earth from the Dark Side of Saturn

EARTH FROM THE DARK SIDE OF SATURN Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA’s Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn’s rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. The dark side of Saturn, its bright limb, the…

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Jul 19, 2013

You Can Now Print 3D Mini Replicas of Yourself

You Can Now Print 3D Mini Replicas of Yourself

Photograph by TWINKIND Based in Hamburg, Germany, Twinkind is a technology company that offers miniature 3D printed versions of yourself. Using a custom-engineered photogrammetry 3D scanner, a replica of yourself is made from a high performance composite powder. You can even choose the size of your ‘mini-me’ in seven different scales from around 15cm…

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Jul 16, 2013

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber below the surface. They are generally found where tectonic plates are diverging or converging. A mid-oceanic ridge, for example the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, has examples of volcanoes caused…

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Jul 9, 2013

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

The Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2013

At the end of every quarter the Sifter will highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the ‘Top 100 POTDs for 2012‘). It’s hard to believe we’re already half way through 2013. Below you will find the second installment…

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Jul 7, 2013

Picture of the Day: Planet Mercury

Picture of the Day: Planet Mercury

PLANET MERCURY Photograph by NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Carnegie Institution of Washington This colorful view of Mercury was produced by using images from the color base map imaging campaign during MESSENGER’s primary mission. These colors are not what Mercury would look like to the human eye, but rather the colors enhance…

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Jul 7, 2013

Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future?

Could This Be the 3D-Printed Cast of the Future?

Design by Jake Evill Jake Evill wants to use 3D printing to revolutionize the way we treat fractured bones. Instead of the typical bulky, itchy and smelly plaster or fiberglass casts we use today; Evill is proposing a custom, 3D-printed, lightweight, ventilated, thin, recyclable and washable design. Jake is a recent graduate from the…

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Jun 29, 2013

Picture of the Day: F1 Pit Stop from Above

Picture of the Day: F1 Pit Stop from Above

Photograph by JAMEY PRICE Website | 500px | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram In this perfectly timed photograph by Jamey Price entitled Poetry in Motion, we see the Marussia F1 Team doing a practice pit stop with Max Chilton during F1 pre-season testing at Barcelona. There are tons of fascinating details about pit stops…

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