«Skylon» Space Plane

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 3131, Educative
    «Skylon» Space Plane



    [A small British company with a dream of building a re-usable space plane has won an important endorsement from the European Space Agency (ESA) after completing key tests on its novel engine technology. Reaction Engines Ltd believes its Sabre engine, which would operate like a jet engine in the atmosphere and a rocket in space, could displace rockets for space access and transform air travel by bringing any destination on Earth to no more than four hours away]. – Chris Wickham via Reuters. Photo: Artist's impression of Skylon. (Photo by Reaction Engines Ltd)...

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    San Francisco Earthquake Mashup 1906 – 2010 by Shawn Clover

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2061, Educative
    San Francisco Earthquake Mashup 1906 – 2010 by Shawn Clover



    Shawn Clover has been blending images taken in the aftermath of the 1906 earthquake that devastated the city with photos of San Francisco today — and the results are eerie and striking.
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    Angora Rabbit

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 3574, Educative
    Angora Rabbit



    The Angora rabbit is bred a multiplicity of house rabbits for its long, soft hair. The Angora is one of the oldest kinds of house rabbits, with origin in Ankara, Turkey....

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    The photography of Lennart Nilsson

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2716, Educative
    The photography of Lennart Nilsson



    Lennart Nilsson is a Swedish photographer and scientist. Born in 1922 he is one of Swedens first photojournalists and has become famous for groundbreaking macro medical photos of subjects once considered unphotographabl...

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    Salt ponds in San Francisco Bay

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 2972, Educative
    Salt ponds in San Francisco Bay



    Salt evaporation ponds, also called salterns or salt pans, are shallow artificial ponds designed to produce salts from sea water or other brines. The seawater or brine is fed into large ponds and water is drawn out through natural evaporation which allows the salt to be subsequently harvested. The ponds also provide a productive resting and feeding ground for many species of waterbirds, which may include endangered species. The ponds are commonly separated by levees....

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    Homemade Porsche 911

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 2768, Educative
    Homemade Porsche 911



    Making use of ULC (ultra light construction,) an Austrian car enthusiast Hannes Langeder managed to build the lightest and slowest Porsche in the world. ......

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    Little Owl

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    Author: jone from 14 November, views 2429, Educative
    Little Owl



    The Little Owl (Athene noctua) is a bird which is resident in much of the temperate and warmer parts of Europe, Asia east to Korea, and north Africa. It is not native to Great Britain, but was first introduced in 1842, by Thomas Powys and is now naturalised there. It was also successfully introduced to the South Island of New Zealand in the early 20th century.
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    Silver Fox By Steffen Sailor

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    Author: alice from 14 November, views 1915, Educative
    Silver Fox By Steffen Sailor



    The legendary silver fox is a creature of mystery rarely seen in the wild, and will – literally – run for the hills upon human encounters...

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    Three Remarkable Cossack Songs + Bonus

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 1777, Educative
    Three Remarkable Cossack Songs + Bonus



    [Cossacks are a group of predominantly East Slavic people who originally were members of democratic, semi-military communities in Ukraine and Southern Russia. They inhabited sparsely populated areas and islands in the lower Dnieper and Don basins, and played an important role in the historical development of both Ukraine and Russia]. – Wikipedia

    Photo: Кубанский казачий хор (Kuban Cossack chorus) - Розпрягайте, хлопцi, коней (Unharness The Horses, Guys!) – Ukrainian...

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    Pink Underwing Moth

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    Author: peter from 14 November, views 4134, Educative
    Pink Underwing Moth



    The Sleepy Underwing or Pink Underwing (Catocala concumbens) is a moth of the Noctuidae family. It is found in eastern North America, west across the southern half of the Prairie Provinces to eastern Alberta....

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