'The Cosmic Connection' "We are like the inhabitants of an isolated valley in New Guinea who communicate with societies in neighboring valleys (quite different societies, I might add) by runner and by drum. When asked how a very advanced society will communicate, they might guess by an extremely rapid runner or by an improbably large drum. They might not guess a technology beyond their ken. And yet, all the while, a vast international cable and radio traffic passes over them, around them, and through them... "We will listen for the interstellar drums, but we will miss the interstellar cables. We are likely to receive our first messages from the drummers of the neighboring galactic valleys - from civilizations only somewhat in our future.
Astronomers release the largest 3D map of the universe ever created Unique project will take six years to completeAlready contains details of 200 million galaxies By Mark Prigg Published: 14:56 GMT, 8 August 2012 | Updated: 07:22 GMT, 9 August 2012 Scientists today released a groundbreaking 3D flythrough of the universe, revealing massive galaxies and distant black holes. The largest map of its kind ever created, researchers hope it can help the investigation of mysterious dark matter and dark energy that make up 96 percent of the universe. Scroll down for video BOSNIAN PYRAMID - Visocica Hill, which is 2,300 feet high, is actually Europe's first pyramid in heart of Bosnia 31 Decmber 2012 Applications are rolling in.... Application download. More details (link) 31 Decmber 2012 Secrets of Pyramids History Channel
An Insane Helicopter Ride! This helicopter ride definitely had the hair standing up on my neck. It’s amazing to see the ease of maneuverability that this pilot achieves around and over these tree lines. When you see this German B0-105 Helicopter clear the treeline in the distance and move toward the camera you start to get a real feel for just how fast this thing is moving. This clip could definitely serve as a promotional video to show just what these amazing examples of Germany engineering are capable of. Maybe it’s just that I’m a child of the 70s but was I the only one that got a cheezy smile on my face when they queued up that funky action flick music from the 70s? Watching that helicopter maneuvering around trees, swooping close to the ground and screaming past the camera, I found myself in the midst of an ‘A Team’ flashback.
Happy Future Day! March 1st, 2012 Marks the Start of this Soon to be Great Tradition. Celebrate Change! March 1st, 2012 – Today is the best Future Day that’s ever been. It’s also the only Future Day that’s ever been, but that’s besides the point. Future Day is the new holiday focused on celebrating all the wonderful possibilities, responsibilities, and joys that await us in the years ahead. Conceived of by Humanity+, this first annual event may yet to be in the public conscious, but it’s starting off with a bang. There are local events to be held in major cities all over the globe including Sydney, Hong Kong, Berkeley, Washington, Sao Paolo, Brussels, and Paris. Peering into the Dark Ages of space: Hubble goes to extremes to present the deepest view of the universe ever seen by mankind By Daily Mail Reporter Published: 21:12 GMT, 25 September 2012 | Updated: 11:57 GMT, 26 September 2012 Astronomers using the Hubble Space Telescope have released an incredible new image that peers deeper into the universe than mankind has ever seen before.
Welsh ship's surgeon who witnessed the killing of Captain Cook and introduced surfing to the world AN 18th century ship’s surgeon from Denbighshire was the unlikely character to introduce surfing to the world, according to a TV programme being broadcast this evening . David Samwell, from Nantglyn, was also a witness to the killing in Hawaii of one of the world’s most famous adventurers, Captain James Cook. Samwell’s description of the incident is the official record of Cook’s death. Samwell joined Cook’s third voyage in 1776 on board the ship Resolution which set sail from London. Cook landed on some of the world’s most remote islands and Samwell described the lives of the natives and diligently noted every aspect of their lives. He was the first to record on paper a number of local customs, including surfing.
Greetings from the Children of Planet Earth : Universe ￼In 1977, NASA sent a pair of unmanned probes named Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 into space. Among the infrared spectrometers and radio receivers included on each probe were identical copies of the same non-scientific object: the Voyager Golden Record. Sheathed in a protective aluminum jacket, the Record is a 12-inch gold-plated copper disk containing sounds and images chosen to portray the diversity of life on Earth: bird calls, whale songs, the sounds of surf, wind, and thunder, music from human cultures, and some 55 greetings in a range of languages, alive and dead. Like lonely time capsules, the records, aboard their still-functioning hosts, have long since left our solar system. The official Voyager 2 Twitter reports that the probe is currently at 13 hrs 38 mins 08 secs of light-travel time from Earth, which makes it the farthest man-made object from Earth. And neither, of course, are we.
Cassini: First pictures of Earth taken from NASA spacecraft orbiting Saturn Photos taken from Saturn by Nasa's Cassini spacecraft show Earth as a tiny pale blue dotThe images have been transmitted from 898 million miles away on the outer edge of our solar system By Michael Zennie Published: 03:44 GMT, 22 July 2013 | Updated: 00:41 GMT, 28 July 2013 Earth appears as an insignificant-looking pale blue dot below Saturn's majestic rings in a breathtaking new image from the Cassini spacecraft. The picture was captured on July 19 by the probe's wide-angle camera from a distance of 900 million miles.
SURFING Presents: The Reason - SURFING Magazine //player.vimeo.com/video/117246203?color=ffd9db&byline=0&portrait=0 This is why you travel. Well, maybe not why you travel but it’s why Shane Dorian, Ian Walsh, Mikala Jones and Danny Fuller do. Last summer (winter for those of us south of the equator), they eyed a swell, booked tickets and boarded flights. Remember How Tiny We All Are : Starts With A Bang “The Earth reminded us of a Christmas tree ornament hanging in the blackness of space. As we got farther and farther away it diminished in size. Finally it shrank to the size of a marble, the most beautiful marble you can imagine.”
Great balls of fire: The amazing video that shows a meteor EXPLODING Michael K. Chung was photographing the 2013 Perseids Meteor Shower last week from his garden in Victorville, CaliforniaThe U.S. photographer discovered he had captured what he thought was a meteor explosion and debris scattering when he processed his picturesAn astronomer believes Mr Chung recorded 'a persistent train after a Perseids fireball, being torn apart by upper atmosphere wind shear' By Sarah Griffiths Published: 11:32 GMT, 20 August 2013 | Updated: 14:48 GMT, 20 August 2013 The extraordinary moment a meteor exploded in the Earth's upper atmosphere has been accidentally captured by a U.S. photographer and designer. Michael K.
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