May 26, 2011

The Battle for High-Speed Helicopter Supremacy

The Battle for High-Speed Helicopter Supremacy

In the battle for high-speed helicopter supremacy, two industry heavyweights SIKORSKY and EUROPCOPTER are pushing the limits with dramatically different approaches. Sikorsky’s X2 employs a par of counter-rotating main rotors and a pusher prop, while Eurocopter’s aptly-named ‘X3’ uses a hybrid design of turbine engines and forward-facing propellers mounted on small wings. Why the…

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May 25, 2011

Picture of the Day: Yarn Bombing in Germany

Picture of the Day: Yarn Bombing in Germany

YARN BOMBING IN GERMANY Photograph by DPA Ute Lennartz-Lembeck knit this rainbow sweater for a weeping willow in the German town of Velbert. She is one of many Germans caught up in the global craze of “yarn bombing,” installing colorful yarn creations in urban spaces. Yarn bombing is also known as yarnstorming,…

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May 25, 2011

This Day In History – May 25th

This Day In History – May 25th

JOHN T. SCOPES INDICTED FOR TEACHING EVOLUTION – MAY 25, 1925 Formally known as The State of Tennessee v. Scopes and informally known as the Scopes Monkey Trial, it was a landmark American legal case in 1925 in which high school biology teacher, John Scopes, was accused of violating Tennessee’s Butler…

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May 24, 2011

Picture of the Day: Tornado’s Destructive Path Through Joplin From Above

Picture of the Day: Tornado’s Destructive Path Through Joplin From Above

TORNADO’S DESTRUCTIVE PATH THROUGH JOPLIN, MISSOURI, FROM ABOVE Photograph by AP Photo/Charlie Riede The path of a powerful tornado is seen, curving from lower left, to right center, back to upper left, in Joplin, Missouri, on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. The death toll in Joplin, Missouri, has now topped 118, making Sunday’s…

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May 24, 2011

Forgotten Monuments from the former Yugoslavia

Forgotten Monuments from the former Yugoslavia

Podgaric – Photograph by Jan Kempenaers Below you will find an incredible collection of photographs by Jan Kempenaers. All of the images are from his book, simply titled Spomenik. You can find the book for sale through his publisher Roma Publications or on Amazon. Details about these fascinating monuments along with a brief overview…

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May 23, 2011

Picture of the Day: The Wave Rider

Picture of the Day: The Wave Rider

THE WAVE RIDER Photograph by SHALOM JACOBOVITZ Awesome capture by Shalom Jacobovitz from the 2010 Mavericks Surf Contest. What a rush that must be! via Wikimedia Commons

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May 23, 2011

Astonishing 8 ft x 5 ft Drawing by Joe Fenton [15 pics]

Astonishing 8 ft x 5 ft Drawing by Joe Fenton [15 pics]

Back in 2010, Joe Fenton undertook an ambitious new project titled, Solitude. A massive 8ft wide by 5ft tall (2.4m x 1.5m) drawing made of graphite and later outlined in ink and acrylic. Ten months later and Joe’s gigantic illustration is a sight to behold, combining a dizzying number of images and religious references…

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