Scientific Curiosity Captured in Photos Caleb Charland is a Maine-based photographer who combines a love of scientific experiments and photographs into wonderful and amazing photographs. If Isaac Newton or Benjamin Franklin were into photography, their photographs might look something like these: “Wooden Box with Horseshoe Magnet” “Atomic Model” “Demonstration with Hair Dryer and Aluminum Foil” “Candle in a Vortex of Water” “Fifteen Hours” Regarding his work, Charland tells us, Wonder is a state of mind somewhere between knowledge and uncertainty. To check out more of his work, you can visit his website. Image credits: Photographs by Caleb Charland and used with permission.
Captured: Great Depression Photos: America in Color 1939-1943 | Plog Posted Jul 26, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare324 These images, by photographers of the Farm Security Administration/Office of War Information, are some of the only color photographs taken of the effects of the Depression on America’s rural and small town populations. The photographs and captions are the property of the Library of Congress and were included in a 2006 exhibit Bound for Glory: America in Color. Faro and Doris Caudill, homesteaders. Connecticut town on the sea. Farm auction. Children gathering potatoes on a large farm. Trucks outside of a starch factory. Headlines posted in street-corner window of newspaper office (Brockton Enterprise). Children in the tenement district. Going to town on Saturday afternoon. Chopping cotton on rented land near White Plains. Barker at the grounds at the state fair. Backstage at the "girlie" show at the state fair. At the Vermont state fair. Couples at square dance. Orchestra at square dance. Children asleep on bed during square dance. House.
The Mysterious Plain of Jars Often referred to as â€œan Asian version of Stonehengeâ€, the Plain of Jars is one of the most enigmatic sights on Earth. Shrouded in mystery and myth, this ancient place has fascinated archeologists and scientists ever since its discovery. [Photo Credits] Thousands of giant stone jars scattered around the Xieng Khouang plain, in Laos form one of the most bizarre archeological collections in history. Although it has been determined they are over 2000 years old, no one has yet been able to determine who built them and for what purpose. Made of sedimentary rock, like sandstone or granite, and calcified coral, the jars weigh up to 13 tons and are between 1 and 3 meters high. [Photo Credits] More than 400 sites have been discovered around the Plain of Jars, but only three of them have been opened to the public. [Photo Credits] But if you ask the locals, theyâ€™ll tell you of an old race of giants who once lived in these lands.
From the Archive: American Cities Pre-1950 Posted Jul 22, 2010 Share This Gallery inShare19 A photographic journey through American Cities, pre-1950. Chattanooga, Tenn. in time of war. Soldiers' tents and supply wagons beside the city building. 1864. Nashville, Tenn., from the statehouse, 1864. The ruins of Mills House and nearby buildings, Charleston, S.C. Shells of the buildings of Richmond, Va., silhouetted against a dark sky after the destruction by Confederates, 1865. Store-lined street, Salt Lake City, Utah, 1869. Panorama of Helena, Mont., in 1870. The weatherbeaten wharves between Piety and Desire Streets, New Orleans, La., August 1881. Bearded Irish clam diggers and a matronly companion on a wharf in Boston, 1882. Oyster fleet in Baltimore Harbor, Md., ca. 1885. Smartly dressed couple seated on an 1886-model bicycle for two. A military parade down the main street of Phoenix, Ariz., ca. 1888. Panorama of Portland, Oreg., in 1890. Man with a derby hat stands atop a mound of oyster shells outside the C.
Robot Bear Rampage Felt like drawing with a dry erase marker today. Here is a gigantic robot bear rampaging through a city. "Robot Bear Rampage" - dry erase marker on paper - 18" x 13" All work © Lawrence Yang 2009 my blog | my site | purchase inquries Creepy, Crusty, Crumbling: Illegal Tour of Abandoned Six Flags New Orleans [75 Pics] Hurricane Katrina killed this clown. According to the photographer, “An abandoned Six Flags amusement park, someone spray painted ‘Six Flags 2012 coming soon’ on the wall above the downed head. But they were clownin.’ Six Flags will never rebuild here.” That’s sad, but much of New Orleans has not been restored to her former glory. This defunct amusement park on the cityâ€™s eastern edge must surely serve as a constant reminder that Katrina tried to wash them off the map. Welcome to Zombie Land kids! Chained dreams of fun at Six Flags New Orleans, abandoned Jazzland – that’s what Six Flags opened as “Jazzland” in 2000. Some photographers can see past the lifeless amusement park’s decay and desolation, showing us that there is still a chance the place could be cheery and not cheerless. Like a Bad Dream. Just in case you don’t know the scoop on what Hurricane Katrina did to New Orleans and Six Flags, this photo is of New Orleans, LA, on Sept. 14, 2005. No lines for dead rides.
20 Death Masks Of Famous People Death Masks are easily the most haunting mementos of the deceased. They have been in existence since the time of Tutankhamun, whose solid gold burial mask is an object of extreme beauty and superstition. Here, we present twenty casts that have preserved some of the most famous faces to have graced this planet. Napoleon Bonaparte, Emperor of the French. Original cast created on 7th May, 1821, one and a half day after his death on the island of St. Helena. Post-Mortem casts of face and hands by famed sculptor Sergey Merkurov. Reputedly taken after post mortem by Josef Dannhauser. Taken at the time of his autopsy and currently on display at the National Museum of Health and Medicine, Washington DC. The master of suspense in all his eeriness. Original cast by John Michael Rysbrack. Influential enlightenment philosopher. The original death mask and will of the founder of Nobel prize is displayed at his residence in Karlskoga, Sweden Another famous cast by Sergey Merkurov, taken on a pillow.
Ancient Underwater City Found Off India: Discovery in Bay of Cam Now, it was announced in January, a civilization has been uncovered that would have appeared just as ancient to the people who built the pyramids as the pyramids seem to us. According to marine scientists in India, archaeological remains of this lost city have been discovered 36 metres (120 feet) underwater in the Gulf of Cambay off the western coast of India. And carbon dating says that they are 9,500 years old. This news completely contradicts the position of most Western historians and archaeologists, who (because it did not fit their theories) have always rejected, ignored, or suppressed evidence of an older view of mankind's existence on planet Earth. According to the BBC's Tom Housden, reporting on the Cambay find: Several reports confirm this estimate. Unheard-of Scope of Cambay Ruins The BBC article tells us that the remains of this ancient city stand upon "enormous foundations." The Find Includes Human Remains According to Howe:
Conspiracy | Documentary Heaven :: Food For Your Brain | Free On (Banned Discovery Channel Documentary) "Conspiracy of Silence" is a powerful, disturbing documentary revealing a nationwide child abuse and pedophilia ring that leads to the highest levels of government. Featuring intrepid investigator John DeCamp, a highly decorated Vietnam war veteran and 16-year Nebraska state senator, "Conspiracy of Silence" reveals how rogue elements at all levels of government have been involved in systematic child abuse and pedophilia to feed the base desires of key... The grim future foretold in 1984 has become reality. What In The World Are They Spraying? Meet The Truth 2 Year Anniversary Show. The documentary, first broadcast on HBO throughout November & December 2006, exposes the dangers of voting machines used during America's mid term and presidential elections. Broadcast 14 November 2006. What is Your Line In The Sand? This film showcases Noam Chomsky, one of America's leading linguists and political dissidents.
Scientist Creates Cold Fusion For the First Time In Decades | Gi Cold fusion, the act of producing a nuclear reaction at room temperature, has long been relegated to science fiction after researchers were unable to recreate the experiment that first “discovered” the phenomenon. But a Japanese scientist was supposedly able to start a cold fusion reaction earlier this week, which—if the results are real—could revolutionise the way we gather energy. Yoshiaki Arata, a highly respected physicist in Japan, demonstrated a low-energy nuclear reaction at Osaka University on Thursday. In front of a live audience, including reporters from six major newspapers and two tv studios, Arata and a co-professor Yue-Chang Zhang, produced excess heat and helium atoms from deuterium gas. Arata used pressure to force deuterium gas into an evacuated cell that contained a palladium and zirconium oxide mix(ZrO2-Pd). But the method Arata showed was “highly reproducible,” according to eye witnesses of the event.