Leaf-like sea slug feeds on light - Technology & Science A green sea slug found off North America's east coast not only looks like a leaf, but can also make food out of sunlight, just like a plant. The solar-powered sea slug Elysia chlorotica can live entirely from energy from the sun. It's about three centimetres long. ((PNAS)) U.S. researchers have found that the sea slug Elysia chlorotica can photosynthesize, using energy from light to convert carbon dioxide into sugars. "If you shine light on these slugs, they fix carbon dioxide and make oxygen just like a plant," Sidney Pierce of the University of South Florida told CBC Radio's Quirks & Quarks. Pierce reported his findings Jan. 7 at the annual meeting of the Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology, and has submitted his research to the journal Symbiosis. The slugs look just like a leaf, green and about three centimetres long, and are found off the east coast of North America from Nova Scotia to Florida. Gene transfer a revelation
NatGeo vs Lonely Planet: 2012 Travel Top 20 (In Photos) With January being one of the busiest travel months of the year, it’s the ideal time for travel experts to make their predictions on the best up-and-coming spots across the globe. Lonely Planet and National Geographic are no exception. Ranged alongside each other for your perusal and viewing pleasure are the two lists of top travel destinations for 2012 produced by each of the two authorities. Lonely Planet © Greg Knapp London With the Olympics almost upon us, fair London town is a travel hotspot on almost everyone’s list this year for an irrepressibly buoyant atmosphere that only the world’s premier international sporting contest can bring. Switzerland Cadiz, Spain Nestled along the southern coast of Spain, Cadiz often plays second fiddle to the country’s better-known cities such as Barcelona and Madrid. Welsh Coast Myanmar (Burma) Cuba Sicily Denmark Taiwan Bhutan Wedged in between emerging giants China and India, Bhutan is a land of overwhelming natural beauty. National Geographic Muskoka, Ontario
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Anka Zhuravleva | Designcollector™ - StumbleUpon Moscow raised and StPete based awesome artist and photographer Anka Zhuravleva invites you to be mesmerized by her latest photo-artwork series “Distorted Gravity”. Anka-Zhuravleva.com Incredible Video Of Giant Sea Icicle Freezing Everything In Its Path Frozen sea brine is freezing everything in its path. The BBC filmed brinicles, solidified salt water, as they descended into Antarctic water and iced over everything sitting at the ocean bottom. Brinicles are underwater icicles that form around salt water sinking from sea ice. The film crew found a brinicle beneath the ice off the foothills of the volcano Mount Erebus. Once the phenomenon was spotted, the news organization set up time lapse cameras to capture the freezing salt overtaking starfish and sea urchins as it coated the sea floor in ice. The video is the first-ever footage of a brinicle forming, according to the BBC.
Houses in Weird Places Moonbow Photography - 24 Magnificent Photos of Lunar Rainbow Simply said, Moonbow, or Lunar Rainbow, is a rainbow produced by light reflected off the surface of the moon rather than from direct sunlight. It’s considered as a rare occurrence because there were too much requirements such as lightness and distance of the moon that limits the formation of a moonbow. (Image Source: www.paulalsop.com) Nah, that sounds absolutely nothing for photographers, who have no limitation when it comes to photography. Either it’s accidental or intentional, photographers has tackled their challenges and successfully captured the magical moonbow. Check them out so you don’t miss one of the most wonderful scenes in our mother Earth! Hawaii Moonbow. Kamuela Hawaii Moonbow. Double moonbow in Dorgali. Original Moonbow. Moonbow 1. Have You Ever Seen Anything Like This. Lunar Rainbow. Yosemite National Park Series Moonbows – Yosemite Landscape Photography. Moonbows – Yosemite Landscape Photography. Moonbows – Yosemite Landscape Photography. Lower Yosemite Falls Moonbow 2.
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Most Fascinating Geological Wonders On Earth - StumbleUpon Mar 08, 2011 / Category : Misc / 37 Comments This planet we live on offers us beauty beyond words. Every country has its own special region that takes your breath away with the magnificence of it. Here we can see some places that are a geological wonder that you may know about already, or maybe not? Antelope Canyon, Arizona, USA Antelope Canyon is one of the world's most beautiful canyons. Pamukkale, Turkey These stunning terraces of water are found in Pamukkale Turkey and were shaped from a substance called travertine, which forms from the build-up of sediments of calcium carbonate deposited in water from hot springs. The Wave, Arizona, USA This incredible formation of sandstone rock is stunning in its colors. Moeraki Boulders, New Zealand The Moeraki Boulders are amazing boulders found on the New Zealand coast. Bungle Bungles, Australia Bungle Bungles are found in the the Purnululu National Park in Western Australia, also a World Heritage Site. Fantasy Cave, Bermuda Wave Rock, Australia
Crystal River - The most beautiful river on earth [Pics] Cano Cristales - Crystal River. River of five colors, as the locals call it, originates in the south of the mountain chain Macarena, Colombia, and flows eastward to its confluence with the Guayabero river. In the Cano Cristales found five colors: yellow, blue, green, black and red. Share on Tumblr Bled Island - Slovenia's Fairy Tale Isle Lake Bled in Slovenia has had visitors for thousands of years. Little wonder when you consider its mild climate and beautiful surroundings. The lake has an island, tear-shaped and the only real island in the virtually land-locked country. When people say that a place is like something from a fairy tale often they are exaggerating. Not with so Bled Island. The island is tiny but over the centuries people have wasted no time using virtually every square meter to one purpose or another. As you can imagine the place is popular among couples seeking that romantic place in which to exchange vows. Before this it is said that the Slavic goddess of love and fertility, Ziva, had a temple here. Traditional wooden row barges call pletna (see above) ferry people to and from the island. As she is carried the wife must stay completely silent or bad luck will descend on their marriage. The church was originally Gothic in its architecture which suited the area well.
40+ 1920 X 1200 Stunning Wallpapers From NASA by Humza / November 20, 2011 The world looks amazing and stunning from the eyes of NASA. From the surface, to space, everything looks amazing in these wallpapers provided by NASA. You can comment and let us know if you love these wallpapers, or if you know any similar wallpapers. All Rights Reserved by NASA. All wallpapers are of size: 1920 x 1200 resolution.
Amazing Places To Experience Around the Globe (Part 3) Devetashkata Cave - Bulgaria Ben Bulben at County Sligo, Ireland Shark Island - Sydney Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine - Lebanon Abel Tasman National Park - New Zealand Myrtos Beach, Kefalonia - Greece Sichuan - China In The Gardens of Prague Castle Neist Point, Isle of Skye - Scotland Aiguill e du midi, Chamonix, France The Hamilton Pool Nature Preserve in Texas, USA 4 Hands - Etretat, France Río Tampaón in San Luis Potosí -México Madeira, Portugal Six Senses Evason Ma’In Hot Springs, Jordan Méandre - En-Vau - Marseille (Bouches-du-Rhône) More Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 1 - click here) More Amazing Places to Experience Around The Globe (Part 2 - click here ) Discovered a place we should include in Part 4 of Amazing Places? We'll be publishing Amazing Places as a book in late 2012