In the remote town of Contamana, citizens brought their vehicles in droves to light up the local airstrip as a mother, her newborn and a teenager all required emergency medical attention. With the help of a local radio station, word traveled fast and nearly 300 vehicles heeded the call, providing the light needed for takeoff. […]Read more "Feel-Good Story of the Day: Locals Light Up Airstrip in Peru for an Emergency Flight"
Artist Paul Wex took multiple images from Nokia 3D Maps (here.com), then processed them in Final Cut Pro to create this engaging clip of cities from a bird’s-eye view. He created the song, too. |Via|Read more "3D Aerial Views are All the Rage: Wide Web World"
Click the photo for a large selection of amazing panoramic views. |Via|Read more "Beautiful 3D Panoramas of the World’s Most Interesting Places"
One of the joys of being on an airplane is getting to see cities from thousands of feet in the air. Photographer Sergey Semenov captured that feeling when he created this image by stitching together thousands of photos he took from helicopter tours. His hard work paid off as he won first prize in the […]Read more "Aerial View of Central Park and Manhattan"
If you just sang the Aladdin song like I did after I wrote that title, we’d probably get along in real life. Russian photographer Murad Osmann had his girlfriend (Journalist Natalia Zakharova) take his hand as they trekked around the world. After looking at the photos, this is my guess at how the story would […]Read more "Girl Takes Photographer Boyfriend’s Hand and Shows Him the World"
From the Big Bang to how we live today, this video uses a “tapestry of footage” to trace the origins of our species. Check Out This NASA Video of a Fiery Loop on the Sun, Too: The following clip encompasses three types of eruptive events that occurred on July 19, 2012 to create this phenomenon. […]Read more "How Earth and Mankind has Evolved, Summed Up in a 90 Second Clip"
Located in Krausnick, Germany (60km south of Berlin) is Tropical Islands Resort, where the temperature is always 26°C/78.8°F. It’s inside the largest free-standing hall in the world, which was originally built to produce transport airships before its company went bankrupt. A Malaysian company bought the hangar, transformed it and opened the “tropical paradise” in 2004. […]Read more "Gigantic Indoor Tropical Beach Resort"
Directors James Balog and Jeff Orlowski witnessed 7.4 cubic km of ice breaking off of the Ilulissat Glacier in Greenland while working on James’ Extreme Ice Survey project. The sheer size of this is hard to comprehend from the video, but as you’ll see near the end of the clip, it’s described as if “the […]Read more "Largest Glacier Breakaway Ever Caught on Film"
They mainly regard the US, while a handful represent other countries. Click the map to see all 38. What the world would look like if the water and land masses were inverted: |Via|Read more "Factual Maps That You Never Knew You Needed"
It’s still in the early stages, but everything evolves eventually; is the battery next? |Via|Read more "The Successor To Batteries? Presenting The Biodegradable Supercapacitor"