Sep 13, 2012

The Largest Greenhouse in the World

The Largest Greenhouse in the World

The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in Cornwall, UK, and it is home to the world’s largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit (clay China), located 1.25 mi (2 kilometres) from the town of St…

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Sep 12, 2012

Picture of the Day: Skydiving Into Burning Man

Picture of the Day: Skydiving Into Burning Man

SKYDIVING INTO BURNING MAN Photograph via opi8 on Reddit In this incredible photograph we see a skydiver looking upward before his descent to the Burning Man Festival. Now in its 26th year, the annual festival takes place on the playa of Nevada’s Black Rock Desert. More than 50,000 participants attended this…

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Sep 12, 2012

Amazing Model Landscapes That Look Like Paintings

Amazing Model Landscapes That Look Like Paintings

In this fascinating series, artist Kim Keever creates large-scale photographs that look like landscape paintings. The effect is created by constructing miniature topographies in a 200-gallon tank. Keever then fills the tank with water. Using colored lights and the dispersal of various pigments, Keever produces these temporary and ephemeral landscapes that he then quickly…

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Sep 12, 2012

Ithaa: The Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives

Ithaa: The Underwater Restaurant in the Maldives

Located 16 feet (4.87m) below sea level, Ithaa restaurant offers unparalleled 180° views of sea life while you dine. The restaurant is part of the Conrad Maldives Rangali Island resort and is truly one of the most unique dining experiences in the world. Ithaa, which means mother-of-pearl in Dhivehi, is a mostly acrylic structure…

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Sep 11, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Only American Not on Earth on Sept 11

Picture of the Day: The Only American Not on Earth on Sept 11

THE ONLY AMERICAN NOT ON EARTH ON SEPT 11 Photograph by NASA FROM NASA: Visible from space, a smoke plume rises from the Manhattan area after two planes crashed into the towers of the World Trade Center. This photo was taken of metropolitan New York City (and other parts of New…

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Sep 11, 2012

20 Animals with Two Different Colored Eyes

20 Animals with Two Different Colored Eyes

In anatomy, heterochromia refers to a difference in coloration, usually of the iris but also of hair or skin. Heterochromia is primarily the result of the relative excess or lack of melanin (a pigment). However, it may also be inherited, or caused by genetic mosaicism, disease, or injury. Below you will find a gallery…

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Sep 11, 2012

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Fractal Patterns in Nature Found on Google Earth

Paul Bourke is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Western Australia. He is also a Director at iVEC, an organization dedicated to providing supercomputing capacity and eResearch services to Western Australian researchers. Since October 2010, Bourke has been documenting fractal patterns in nature as found on Google Earth. On his site, he…

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Sep 10, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Lone Fisherman

Picture of the Day: The Lone Fisherman

THE LONE FISHERMAN Photograph by Taro Taylor In this beautiful and slightly haunting photography we see a lone fisherman out on the water as Tavurvur, an active volcano near Rabaul in Papua New Guinea, releases plumes of ash and pumice into the twilight sky. Mount Tavurvur is the most well known…

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Sep 10, 2012

Talented Teen Shoots Adorably Creative Dog Portraits

Talented Teen Shoots Adorably Creative Dog Portraits

17-year-old Jessica Trinh is an up and coming talent who’s photography has been generating a lot of buzz online with her creativity and polished style. Her Flickr account featuring 500+ photos is quite popular and her presence on Facebook is growing as well. Many of her photos use her pets as subjects and the…

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Sep 10, 2012

15 Photo Manipulations Before the Digital Age

15 Photo Manipulations Before the Digital Age

While digital photography and image-editing software have brought about an increased awareness of the degree to which camera images can be manipulated, the practice of doctoring photographs has existed since the medium was invented. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the first major exhibition devoted to the…

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