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sagansense:

alexob:

The windowless airplane.

An exciting concept from a Paris-based design company Technicon Design recently won an award for their IXION Windowless Jet Concept. The idea is to provide a 360-degree view using cameras mounted on the plane’s exterior to capture the scenery and then project that on high-res screen on the interior cabin walls and ceiling.

Watch the beautiful demo here.

Concepts like these will make space travel that much more enjoyable and serene throughout long duration exploration missions….

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amber-skies-with-dragons:

 “Tiffany stone is a rare, opaque gemstone found only in a small region of southwestern Utah”

Requested by weareyounggawds.

(via mineralia)

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surrogateself:

This is by far the best GIF I’ve seen all week.

surrogateself:

This is by far the best GIF I’ve seen all week.

(Source: beesandbombs, via myheadisweak)

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swagtron4000:

sorry sir, we don’t have the facilities for a cat scan, but we can certainly get you a lab report

swagtron4000:

sorry sir, we don’t have the facilities for a cat scan, but we can certainly get you a lab report

(Source: bobasprite, via asapscience)

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astronomy-to-zoology:

Spotted Shag (Stictocarbo punctatus)

Also known locally as the parekareka, the spotted shag is a species of cormorant (Phalacrocoracidae) which is endemic to New Zealand. Like other cormorants spotted shags feed out at sea, where they will take small fish (like anchovies and pilchard) by pursuit diving for them. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Aves-Suliformes-Phalacrocoracidae-Stictocarbo-S. punctatus

Images: BHutt and Avenue

(via tuggywuggy)

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scifigeneration:

Stunning photos of the “supermoon”

People around the world last night were witness to the same “supermoon”, the biggest full moon of the year.

The moon was at its biggest at 02:00 BJT in China, drawing many locals from their beds to take creative and stunning photos.

As one of the most anticipated astronomical phenomenons, the mega sized moon only appears when a full moon coincides with its closest approach to the earth. At it’s closest point, the moon is only 356,000 kilometers from the Earth.

The “supermoon” only happens once every 14 months. So if you’ve missed this one you’ll have to wait until September next year.

via cctvnews

(via sagansense)

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wildcat2030:

Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen
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The Energy Duck is a submission to the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) 2014, this year held in Copenhagen, Denmark. Designed by the London-based team of Hareth Pochee, Adam Khan, Louis Leger, and Patrick Fryer, the iconic and engaging public artwork proposal is a renewable energy generator and storehouse, an interactive and educative tourist destination, and a celebration of local wildlife. (via Gigantic ‘Energy Duck’ Could Generate Solar and Hydro Power for Copenhagen | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building)

(via awkwardscotty)

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afro-dominicano:

Coming out to See the Moon by Doug Waters


  "A supermoon rises over Bogue Inlet Pier as admirers have come out to view its splendor."

afro-dominicano:

Coming out to See the Moon by Doug Waters

"A supermoon rises over Bogue Inlet Pier as admirers have come out to view its splendor."

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