This time of year, when the sun goes down early, neon comes into focus. While neon lighting may be losing out to LED and lighted plastic in the commercial world, the classic neon signs of New York City seem to be glowing particularly bright at this point in time. Two neon connoisseurs have taken it upon themselves to make sure these signs get the admiration they deserve. “Finding all these vibrant, living neon signs helped me fall in love with the city again.” Neon Lost and Found: Where New York City Still Burns Bright
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Vietnamese-born artist Binh Danh prints photographs onto living leaves. Seen here, The Leaf Effect: Study for Metamorphosis #2, 2006, 11.5 x 9.5 x 2 inches, chlorophyll print, butterfly specimen and resin. From Danh's artist page at the Haines Gallery: Danh has invented a technique for printing found photographs (digitally rendered into negatives) onto the surface of leaves by exploiting the natural process of photosynthesis. Binh Danh's chlorophyll prints
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Rare photographs of atomic bomb testing at Bikini Atoll The majority of the photos depict the Baker shot of Operation Crossroads. Baker, the second test, was an underwater detonation and significantly more destructive (and radioactive) than the airburst Able shot, which is shown in the 5th photo (the print without a border). The Able shot utilized the so-called 'Demon Core,' which killed Harry Daghlian and Louis Slotkin in two separate criticality accidents. The Baker shot produced no visible flash and was therefore safe to view; the Able shot was marred by being more than 700 yards off-target.
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Untitled Document Light-induced chloroplast movements in leaves: seeing is believing Light-induced changes in the cellular distribution or orientation of chloroplast's have been observed in nearly all green plants including algae, mosses, ferns, and angiosperms. Under low light conditions, chloroplasts accumulate along the cell walls that are perpendicular to the incident light.
Now, I don't mean to belittle this. The single act of getting it to coalesce and hover in the middle of the room like a blob is ridiculously cool in it of itself.
Legendary Soviet Cosmonaut Vladimir Komarov's Funeral
The Most Iconic Photographs Of The 1950s Iconic Photographs Of The 1950s: Korean War March, 1950 This LIFE magazine picture is one of the earliest images of the Korean War. In it, American Marines march down a canyon road they dubbed “Nightmare Alley” during a retreat from the Chosin Reservoir. Segregated Water Fountains, 1950 This image of segregated water fountains in North Carolina was taken by Elliott Erwitt. With just one click, the photograph captured the deep-seated racism prevalent in American society in the 50s and became one of the most iconic photographs of the 1950s.
other than the abovenoted alternate reality, the most interesting thing about this, i think, is its actual alternate reality. ie: the people who posed for the painting are not stoic yet unsophisticated farm folk but, instead, the high-end educated of their community. as the painting has been used for decades as a metaphor for the people of its created alternate reality—& not always, say, in the nicest of ways—there has to be a postpostpostpostpostetc&ectstructuralist comment to be made here. about superimposed cultural layering, i would think, although i'm both too sick & too weary from illness to make it myself. still, it's rather flagrant. 7/09/12 11:49pm An incredibly surreal photo of the real-life goths from American Gothic
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The Most Iconic Images Of The 1970s Iconic Images Of The 1970s: Napalm Girl, 1972 Taken by Huynh Cong Ut, this photograph of the devastating impact of a napalm attack is the most iconic image of the Vietnam War. The girl in the center of the photograph is 9-year old Kim Phúc, who is running away from the attack with severe burns. Kent State protest, 1970
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Here's a cute tidbit about Las Vegas in the 50's (from Iconic Photos): "The next phase came with the U.S. Army and its nuclear testing on a dried lakebed just outside the city; people came to Las Vegas to stand on the edge of the desert, and feel the ground shake, smoke billow and glass shatter around them. They stayed at the Atomic View Hotel, ordered Atomic Hamburgers, Atomic Hairdos, and Atomic Cocktails (equal parts vodka, brandy, champagne with a splash of sherry). Photos imagine atomic bomb tests as a modern tourist attraction
Incredible close-up photos of animals' eyes
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AuroraMAX / Canadian Space Agency The northern lights take on a weird, rippling shape in a super-wide-angle view captured Sunday night by the Canadian Space Agency's AuroraMAX webcam in Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories. There's more from AuroraMAX at the project's website and on Twitpic. Auroras spark awe across the north
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Panorámica de 60 Gigas de Barcelona Aumentando la colección de impresionantes imágenes compuestas por miles de fotografías, os dejamos hoy con la panorámica de Barcelona de 60 Gigas, desde la que podemos hacer zoom para ver pequeños detalles de esta gran ciudad. Disponible en lainformacion.com nos permite cambiar de punto de vista, disfrutando de los detalles tanto de día como de noche.
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