Earth from Above a collection of aerial photography "Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet. Coal mine in South Africa Sha Kibbutz, Israel The 40 Best Selected Wallpapers from National Geographic Magazine No doubt National Geographic features unbelievable photography. The authors and photographers for National Geographic are one of the mainly diverse and dedicated people, and this is very clear in every periodical they discharge. From city to country areas, from the cultured to the most foreign to the most deserted of locations, from happy proceedings to catastrophic ones, from home to the expert life, and spiritual and beyond, these people cover almost every bit of in sequence of every feature of this world.
Interactive Starry Night Over the past few years I’ve probably encountered dozens of terrible, kitschy animated interpretations of Edvard Munch’s The Scream or Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa, but this interactive version of Van Gogh’s Starry Night seems to be something wholly different and wonderful. Greek digital artist Petros Vrellis used openFrameworks to convert the post-impressionist painting into an interactive artwork, where touch-sensitive gestures change the direction of the wind, sprout new buildings, and create ambient background tones. I bet if Van Gogh rolled over in his grave to look at this, it might make him smile a bit. (via creative applications)
Raptor Rainbow This photograph by Bernardo Malfitano illustrates the fact that a jet can pull so many G's and go so fast that it can form water vapor behind it and that, during rare times, that water vapor forms extremely brief rainbows. Source: 10 More Common Faults in Human Thought Humans This list is a follow up to Top 10 Common Faults in Human Thought. Thanks for everyone’s comments and feedback; you have inspired this second list! It is amazing that with all these biases, people are able to actually have a rational thought every now and then. There is no end to the mistakes we make when we process information, so here are 10 more common errors to be aware of. The confirmation bias is the tendency to look for or interpret information in a way that confirms beliefs.
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San Fransisco Toothpick Sculpture Rolling Through the Bay is an abstract toothpick sculpture of San Francisco built by artist Scott Weaver out of about 100,000 toothpicks. Several happy-face ping-pong balls roll through the sculpture which took him about 34 years to complete. 8 Abandoned American Theme Parks "Open" for Exploration Amusement parks walk the fine line between fun-ish and semi-creepy. Maybe it’s the combination of sketchy rides, circus folk, questionable attractions, and way too many screaming kids, but there’s something a little unsettling about them. Add an ill-advised theme into the mix, and you’ve got a real summer-time winner. Although for most of the 20th century amusement parks were a staple of American culture, the shine is definitely off the bumper car. Tons of new parks litter the country, but many of the old classics, unable to compete with the snazzy new parks, have been shut down. Most have been destroyed to make way for housing developments and malls, but a few still remain.
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