Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Aircraft Makes Its Maiden Flight

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1260, Educative
    Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental Aircraft Makes Its Maiden Flight



    The Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental airliner, the companys newest and largest passenger plane, takes off for its first test flight at Paine Field Airport March 20, 2011 in Everett, Washington. The new plane features quieter, more fuel efficient engines, more seating and a redesigned interior....

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    China Marks Day Of Vernal Equinox.

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1184, Educative
    China Marks Day Of Vernal Equinox.



    A performer plays the role of the Emperor during a re-enactment of an ancient ceremony of Qing Dynasty Emperors praying at Ritan Park which holds the ceremony of fete day to mark the first day of spring on March 21st, 2011 in Beijing, China. March 21st is the Day of Vernal Equinox according to the Chinese lunar calender. (Photo by Lintao Zhang/Getty Images)...

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    Jupiter's Satellites

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 973, Educative
    Jupiter's Satellites



    Gliding past the planet Jupiter, the Cassini spacecraft captures this awe inspiring view of active Io, Jupiters third largest satellite, with the largest gas giant as a backdrop, offering a stunning demonstration of the ruling planets relative size, April 20, 2001. The Cassini spacecraft itself was about 10 million kilometers from Jupiter when recording the image data. (Photo courtesy of NASA/Newsmakers)...

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    Ainu People

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2555, Educative
    Ainu People



    [The Ainu (アイヌ?), also called Aynu, Aino (アイノ), and in historical texts Ezo (蝦夷), are indigenous people or groups in Japan and Russia. Historically they spoke the Ainu language and related varieties and lived in Hokkaidō, the Kuril Islands, and much of Sakhalin. Most of those who identify themselves as Ainu still live in this same region, though the exact number of living Ainu is unknown. This is due to ethnic issues in Japan resulting in those with Ainu backgrounds hiding their identities and confusion over mixed heritages. In Japan, because of intermarriage over many years with...

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    Historic Hatters of James Lock and Co.

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 1297, Educative
    Historic Hatters of James Lock and Co.



    Assistant Manager Jayesh Vaghela brushes a vintage silk top hat at Lock & Co. Hatters on March 22, 2011 in London, England. Founded in St. Jamess in 1676, when Charles II was on the throne, this family owned business has provided hats for Royalty and the gentry for over 300 years. Staff report that sales of formal hats are booming ahead of the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011....

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    Kalashnikov: The Man And Assault Rifle

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1713, Educative
    Kalashnikov: The Man And Assault Rifle



    Mikhail Kalashnikov, the father of the worlds most popular assault rifle, is handed an AK-74 November 23, 2002 in Izhevsk, 1000 East km. from Moscow. November 23 marked the 55th anniversary of the release of the first Kalashnikov gun. Mikhail Kalashnikov welcomed Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov and Defense Minister Sergei Ivanov to the celebrations at the Izhmash plant. According to the Moscow-based Center for Analysis of Strategic and Technologies some 70 million to 100 million Kalashnikovs have been built worldwide since 1947, compared about 7 million to Kalashnikovs Western...

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    Artworks Form Part Of The Cult Of Beauty Exhibition At The Victoria And Albert Musuem.

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1328, Educative
    Artworks Form Part Of The Cult Of Beauty Exhibition At The Victoria And Albert Musuem.



    A visitor to The Cult of Beauty: The Aesthetic Movement 1860-1900 exhibition at The V&A Museum looks at sculptures by Thornycroft (L) and Watts on March 30, 2011 in London, England. This exhibition brings together for the first time many masterpieces in painting, sculpture, design and furniture as well as fashion and literature and runs from April 2nd to July 17th 2011....

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    Simply: Space

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1366, Educative
    Simply: Space



    In this handout image released from the Hubble Space Telescope the Eagle Nebula is seen, April 25, 2005. Released for the Hubbles 15th anniversary. Nasas Space Telescope has orbited the Earth for 15 years and has taken more than 700,000 images of the cosmos. This image is one of the sharpest images Hubble has ever produced, taken with the newest camera. (Photo by Hubble Space Telescope/Nasa via Getty Images). April 25 2011...

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