September 20, 2014

explore-blog:

Remarkable fluid dynamics animation of Earth’s ocean, colored by surface temperature, the best thing since NASA’s Perpetual Ocean visualization and Wattenberg + Viegas’s Windmap project

Credit: NOAA, Thomas Delworth, Anthony Rosati.

( It’s Okay To Be Smart  infinity-imagined)

(via we-are-star-stuff)

September 19, 2014

The Chinese landscape painter ZHANG BU was born in 1934. He started as a newspaper editor and became, over the years, one of the best known painters of this genre.

(Source: vuelie, via winawinadajcie)

September 19, 2014
hadeiadel:

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

hadeiadel:

First day at school, Gaza, Palestine.

(via architectureofdoom)

September 19, 2014
historicaltimes:

Hong Kong, the Venice of the Orient. 1950

historicaltimes:

Hong Kong, the Venice of the Orient. 1950

September 18, 2014
lewisandquark:

This fractal pattern is actually a guide to shaping laser pulses.
Each pixel in this image represents one possible laser pulse shape (the arrival time of the frequencies in a broadband laser pulse).  The pixel’s color indicates how good that particular pulse shape should be at controlling a particular nonlinear optical process in a material it hits, with red being the best and blue being the worst. By making simulations that produce images like these, we can look for patterns that tell us what kinds of pulse shapes are generally the best.

lewisandquark:

This fractal pattern is actually a guide to shaping laser pulses.

Each pixel in this image represents one possible laser pulse shape (the arrival time of the frequencies in a broadband laser pulse).  The pixel’s color indicates how good that particular pulse shape should be at controlling a particular nonlinear optical process in a material it hits, with red being the best and blue being the worst. By making simulations that produce images like these, we can look for patterns that tell us what kinds of pulse shapes are generally the best.

September 18, 2014
mothernaturenetwork:

Can healthy soil fix our planet?In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.

mothernaturenetwork:

Can healthy soil fix our planet?
In ‘The Soil Will Save Us,’ author Kristin Ohlson explores the potential for reversing global warming through soil conservation.

September 18, 2014

russian-style:

Boris Zvorykin - Illustration to “The Tale of the Dead Princess and Seven Knights” by Alexander Pushkin, 1890th

That’s good example of so-called “russian style”, that was created in the end of the 19th century. Well, not created - reconstructed.

Zvorykin was the first one who introduced medieval and traditional Russian painting to the modern art.

September 18, 2014
stevewyshywaniuk:

azspot:

Fight for 15 // Strike Fast Food

Nobody should be surprised by this, but they will be.

stevewyshywaniuk:

azspot:

Fight for 15 // Strike Fast Food

Nobody should be surprised by this, but they will be.

(via femmeviva)

September 13, 2014
historicaltimes:

Books float on the street after a library on Rue Jacob, Paris is flooded during the Great 1910 Parisian Flood

historicaltimes:

Books float on the street after a library on Rue Jacob, Paris is flooded during the Great 1910 Parisian Flood

September 11, 2014

historical-nonfiction:

Tipu’s Tiger, a life-size, working mechanical organ. That happens to be shaped like a tiger eating a man. When cranked, you can hear the tiger growling happily as the man wails in agony. The  tiger automaton was made for Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in South India from 1782-1799.

(Source: ridiculouslyinteresting.com, via fuckyeahsouthasia)

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