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h4ilsham:

Hintertuxer Gletscher - Hintertux Glacier - Ice Cave - Eispalast (by Stefan Skalla)

h4ilsham:

Hintertuxer Gletscher - Hintertux Glacier - Ice Cave - Eispalast (by Stefan Skalla)

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jtotheizzoe:

This is what it looks like to shock flowers with 80,000 volts. In this odd but old photographic technique (called Kirlian photography), the object is placed over photographic film over a metal plate. When the extreme voltages are applied, the air surrounding the flower is ionized, leaving a ghostly electric image on the film. The remainder of the colorful image is hand-painted later.
Check out Robert Buelteman’s gallery for more shockingly ethereal flowers.
Bonus: Check out this gallery of plants imaged via electromagnetic photography at myampgoesto11. Gorgeous!
(via DeMilked)

jtotheizzoe:

This is what it looks like to shock flowers with 80,000 volts. In this odd but old photographic technique (called Kirlian photography), the object is placed over photographic film over a metal plate. When the extreme voltages are applied, the air surrounding the flower is ionized, leaving a ghostly electric image on the film. The remainder of the colorful image is hand-painted later.

Check out Robert Buelteman’s gallery for more shockingly ethereal flowers.

Bonus: Check out this gallery of plants imaged via electromagnetic photography at myampgoesto11. Gorgeous!

(via DeMilked)

(via secular-science)

— 1 year ago with 3015 notes

nybg:

A terrarium inside of an aquarium! So gorgeous, though I am a bit afraid of what might happen if the spider makes a run for it. To learn more about how terrariums work, check out this amazing Wardian case that has only been watered once in 53 years. ~AR

wallacegardens:

The “Island Vessel Vivarium” is a terrarium inside an aquarium. Designed by artist Alberto J. Almarza, show-cased at the Geek Arts / Green Innovators Festival in April 2010. Glass blower: Pittsburgh Glass Center.

“As a passionate nature lover, there is nothing more gratifying than observing this active and thriving little ecosystem as if seen through a magnifying glass.” ~Almarza

Living ingredients include moss, violets, a spider, and a centipede for the terrarium, and for the aquarium: Java moss, banana plant, barnacles, ghost shrimp, and zebra danios. 

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paleoillustration:

Arsinoitherium zitelli by Ji Qiu

Arsinoitherium is an extinct genus of paenungulate mammal related to elephants, sirenians, hyraxes and the extinct desmostylians, as well as to other extinct embrithopods. These species were rhinoceros-like herbivores that lived during the late Eocene and the early Oligocene of northern Africa from 36 to 30 million years ago, in areas of tropical rainforest and at the margin of mangrove swamps.” Wikipedia

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alexob:

In this new view of the Andromeda galaxy from ESA’s Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet. Andromeda, also known as M31, is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way at a distance of 2.5 million light-years, making it an ideal natural laboratory to study star formation and galaxy evolution.

alexob:

In this new view of the Andromeda galaxy from ESA’s Herschel space observatory, cool lanes of forming stars are revealed in the finest detail yet. Andromeda, also known as M31, is the nearest major galaxy to our own Milky Way at a distance of 2.5 million light-years, making it an ideal natural laboratory to study star formation and galaxy evolution.

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— 1 year ago with 103 notes

jetpacksunrise:

If you’ve ever wondered where we are in the galaxy…

(Source: Far Out, Michael Benson, via secular-science)

— 1 year ago with 949 notes

“Well I may be your prisoner but I’m a free woman.”

(Source: bloodydifficult, via lettucesnuggles)

— 1 year ago with 1766 notes
motherjones:

breakingnews:

Nerf introduces product line marketed for girls
TODAY.com: Hasbro is launching the Nerf Rebelle, a new product line marketed for girls. First up will be the Heartbreaker bow, which will hit store shelves this fall.
The line promises the same power as items in the Nerf Elite line, but with pretty girly colors and designs. Nerf, however, says the differences between the Rebelle and Elite lines go beyond pink.
In an effort to connect with girls and how they play, the Heartbreaker will also come with collectible darts and the line will have an app, which encourages teamwork and strategy and lets girls capture photos and videos of all of the action. The bow is also sized and shaped differently, making it easier for young girls to handle.
Photo: The Heartbreaker bow (courtesy of Hasbro)

“The line promises the same power as items in the Nerf Elite line, but with pretty girly colors…”

Lol. Yeah. I’ll remember to practice my specialised ‘girl’ archery next time …I’ll make a note of it using my ‘for women’ utensil. Shout-out to Hasbro and BIC. 

motherjones:

breakingnews:

Nerf introduces product line marketed for girls

TODAY.com: Hasbro is launching the Nerf Rebelle, a new product line marketed for girls. First up will be the Heartbreaker bow, which will hit store shelves this fall.

The line promises the same power as items in the Nerf Elite line, but with pretty girly colors and designs. Nerf, however, says the differences between the Rebelle and Elite lines go beyond pink.

In an effort to connect with girls and how they play, the Heartbreaker will also come with collectible darts and the line will have an app, which encourages teamwork and strategy and lets girls capture photos and videos of all of the action. The bow is also sized and shaped differently, making it easier for young girls to handle.

Photo: The Heartbreaker bow (courtesy of Hasbro)

“The line promises the same power as items in the Nerf Elite line, but with pretty girly colors…”

Lol. Yeah. I’ll remember to practice my specialised ‘girl’ archery next time …I’ll make a note of it using my ‘for women’ utensil. Shout-out to Hasbro and BIC. 

— 1 year ago with 5027 notes
a-certain-romance48:

Why doesn’t she get more credit for being a disney princess? Kida is a bad ass!

Huh, I actually suspected this to be Dreamworks or something. I also haven’t seen it in awhile or looked it up. All the cosplay in the Kida tag is brilliannnnt though.

a-certain-romance48:

Why doesn’t she get more credit for being a disney princess? Kida is a bad ass!

Huh, I actually suspected this to be Dreamworks or something. I also haven’t seen it in awhile or looked it up. All the cosplay in the Kida tag is brilliannnnt though.

— 1 year ago with 97 notes