Wpisy oznaczone tagiem "Seen" (27)  

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A striking satellite image from Nasa shows the UK deep in the clutches of the current cold snap.

Link: news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/8447023.stm

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Hundreds of circles, squares, and other geometric shapes once hidden by forest hint at a previously unknown ancient society that flourished in the Amazon, a new study says.

Link: news.nationalgeographic.com/(…)100104-amazon-lost-c…

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The images in this gallery, taken by orbiting astronauts and satellites, show some of the most beautiful, most haunting, biggest, rarest and most stunning desert vistas on Earth.

Link: www.wired.com/(…)1…

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Earth-like fog shrouds chilly lakes on the south pole of Saturn's largest moon, confirming that Titan has an active "methane-logic cycle", astronomers say.

Link: news.nationalgeographic.com/(…)091222-saturn-moon-t…

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The specter of sovereign default looms large for world economies in coming years, and the debt tsunami that has engulfed countries from the United States to Dubai poses a threat to recovery, top money managers at the Reuters Investment Summit said this week.

Link: www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE5BA3JW20091211

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Cameras aboard NASA's Cassini spacecraft have captured images of a mysterious hexagon-shaped cloud formation that is likely formed by the path of a jet stream flowing around the planet's north pole.

Link: www.space.com/(…)091209-saturn-hexagon.html…

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Astronomers have taken the deepest image yet of the Universe in near-infrared light. The faintest and reddest objects in the image are likely the oldest galaxies ever identified, having formed between only 600-900 million years after the Big Bang...

Link: www.sciencedaily.com/(…)091208132532.htm…

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African-Iraqis talk of discrimination so steeped in Iraqi culture that they are prohibited from interracial marriage and denied even menial jobs.

Link: www.nytimes.com/(…)03basra.html…

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Employees at a growing number of businesses are starting and ending their days by pressing a hand or finger to a scanner that logs the precise time of their arrival & departure - information that is reflected in payroll records. The new systems have raised complaints, however, from workers who see the efforts to track their movements as excessive.

Link: articles.latimes.com/(…)fi-fingerprint7…

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This video shows Earth's weather from August 17 to August 26, 2009. It also shows how beautiful this planet is, and how insignificant we are.

Link: gizmodo.com/(…)earths-weather-like-you-have-never-s…

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18 months ago, South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius -- famously known as the "Blade Runner"; because he was born without fibulas and runs on two crescent, carbon fiber lower legs -- made global headlines when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) overturned a ban by the IAAF and and allowed Pistorius to compete against able-bodied runners.

Link: sportsillustrated.cnn.com/(…)oscar.pistorius…

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"Star Trek" fans know there were two pilots for the original series. The first, "The Cage," was rejected by NBC for being "too cerebral" (ah, some things never change)...

Link: www.thrfeed.com/neverbeforeseen-star-trek-pilot-…

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A terrific collection of pictures: surf the waves off Hainan, China, crunch through the snow during the Olympic torch relay in Inuvik, Canada, and ply the waters off France's Atlantic coast during the "Transat Jacques Vabre" sailing race  (33 photos total)

Link: www.boston.com/(…)big_shots_for_november_10_2009.ht…

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I am a big Google Doodles fan and here I have selected some of the most beautiful Google Doodles from different countries for you.

Link: thedesigninspiration.com/(…)google-doodles-from-dif…

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Islands are some of the most beautiful, peaceful, violent, desolate and unique places on Earth. While experiencing a tropical island from its sandy beaches, or a volcanic island from its towering peaks is wonderful, experiencing them from above can be inspiring as well.

Link: www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/11/islands-space/

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Apple this week vowed to "vigorously" defend itself against an iPhone-related patent infringement suit from Nokia, the world's largest handset maker. In its annual Form 10-K (PDF) with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the fiscal year 2009, Apple noted the lawsuit with Nokia, which alleges that the iPhone infringes on ten wireless....

Link: www.appleinsider.com/(…)nokia_suit_against_apple_se…

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We’ve all seen Nirvana’s iconic “Unplugged” performance, read all the stories about the bands quick rise and fall with the death of 27 year-old front man, Kurt Cobain. So to celebrate this awesome re-release we want to give you something a little different.

Link: coedmagazine.com/(…)31-rarely-seen-nirvana-photos-a…

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People have become significant earth movers, outpacing all sources of natural erosion. Our footprint can be seen from space in many forms, including cities, reservoirs, agriculture and deforestation. Among the most impressive human scars on the planet are open-pit mines. Here are some of the biggest and most spectacular as seen from space.

Link: www.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/10/gallery_mines/

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