Bionic Man Has Fully Functional Mechanical Organs

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1650, Educative
    Bionic Man Has Fully Functional Mechanical Organs



    With working organs and a realistic face, the world’s most high-tech humanoid made his debut in London yesterday and will be a one-man show at the city’s London Science Museum starting tomorrow....

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    [9 Years on Mars]

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1634, Educative
    [9 Years on Mars]



    [NASA's Mars rover Opportunity just celebrated its ninth anniversary on Mars – a mission that was originally meant to last just 90 days...] – The Atlantic. Photo: NASA's rover Opportunity visits Victoria Crater, viewed from orbit by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter in october of 2006. Opportunity is a small dot on the crater's lip, at top right. Opportunity first reached the crater's rim on September 27, 2006. (Photo by NASA/JPL-Caltech/University of Arizona via The Atlantic)

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    Pripyat – a Ghost Town

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3393, Educative
    Pripyat – a Ghost Town



    [Pripyat is a ghost town near the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, within the Chernobyl Exclusion Zone, part of Kiev Oblast (province) of northern Ukraine, near the border with Belarus]. – Wikipedia

    Photo: A view of empty houses in the deserted town of Pripyat near the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant Ukraine, November 27, 2012. Pripyat, the city of 47,000 had already been evacuated after the April 26, 1986, explosion of Reactor No. 4 (Photo by Efrem Lukatsky/AP Photo)...

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    Macropinna Microstoma

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 4766, Educative
    Macropinna Microstoma



    Macropinna microstoma is the only species of fish in the genus Macropinna, belonging to Opisthoproctidae, the barreleye family. It is recognized for a highly unusual transparent, fluid-filled dome on its head, through which the lenses of its eyes can be seen. The eyes have a barrel shape and can be rotated to point either forward or straight up, looking through the fish's transparent dome. M. microstoma has a tiny mouth and most of its body is covered with large scales....

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    Peacock Mantis Shrimp

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1634, Educative
    Peacock Mantis Shrimp



    Odontodactylus scyllarus, known as the peacock mantis shrimp, harlequin mantis shrimp or painted mantis shrimp, is a large mantis shrimp native to the Indo-Pacific from Guam to East Africa.
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    Tribe Kikuyu With Kenya

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3105, Educative
    Tribe Kikuyu With Kenya



    The Kikuyu tribe, also spelled as Gikuyu, is the largest ethnic group in Kenya, making up about 22% of the countries total population. That equals around 6 million people, according to the 2007 CIA World Fact Book....

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    Stuttgart City Library

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1375, Educative
    Stuttgart City Library



    The city of Stuttgart, Germany has officially opened a marvelous new media center, the Stuttgart City Library. This cavernous white wonder is unobtrusive in design, where the books and visitors provide the color to an otherwise neutral environment. The visual center of the Stuttgart City Library is its grand atrium, a five-story open chamber that feels like the work of a modernist MC Esher. The interior is bright without direct lighting, it is warm without paint color and intimate yet open. This work by Yi Architects is a success in design, instantly one of the world’s most...

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    Offerings to the Sea Goddess Yemanja

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1760, Educative
    Offerings to the Sea Goddess Yemanja



    Faithful carry a boat out to sea, filled with offerings to Yemanja, the African sea goddess, during a ceremony honoring the deity in Montevideo, Uruguay, Saturday, February 2, 2013. Thousands of worshippers come to the beach in Montevideo on her feast day, February 2, bearing candles, flowers, perfumes and fruit to show their gratitude for her blessings bestowed upon them. The belief in the goddess sprouts from Umbanda, a blend of religions that include African, Catholicism and Spiritism. (Photo by Matilde Campodonico/AP Photo)...

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    Pearl Harbor [Oldies] UPDATED

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2971, Educative
    Pearl Harbor [Oldies] UPDATED



    [Pearl Harbor, known to Hawaiians as Puʻuloa, is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oʻahu, Hawaiʻi, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a United States Navy deep-water naval base. It is also the headquarters of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December 7, 1941, brought the United States into World War II]. – Wikipedia

    Photo: Women fire fighters directing a hose after the Japanese attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour (Pearl Harbor). (Photo by Three Lions)


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    Vintage Photos by Einar Erici

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2333, Educative
    Vintage Photos by Einar Erici



    [Einar Erici (1885–1965) was a physician by profession, working at a tuberculosis hospital in Stockholm, even running a private medical practice. He was by then the most renowned Swedish expert of church organs and organ builders, and his archival collection is today held by the Swedish National Heritage Board. This archive includes mostly writings, such as letters and manuscripts for published articles and essays, but also more than 2 000 black and white photos – original prints, glass plates and film negatives]. – Swedish National Heritage Board

    Photo: Priest, Valamo...

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