Monthly Archives: July 2012

The scale of Mars’s moon Phobos

The scale of Mars's moon Phobos compared with Grenoble

This astounding image made by Ludovic Celle shows Phobos, the largest moon of Mars (the other one being Deimos), imposed over the French city of Grenoble in the Alpes.  Image credit: Ludovic Celle / davinci-marsdesign

By |July 31, 2012|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , , , , , |

Blaavand Bunker Museum by BIG architects

Blaavand Bunker Museum by BIG architects

The future Blaavand Bunker Museum by Danish firm BIG architects, situated within the protected shorelands of Blaavand in Denmark.

By |July 31, 2012|Categories: Architecture|Tags: , , , , |

The Largest Mirror In the World

The Largest Mirror In the World

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi)! Located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, every year covers with a thin layer of water and when it happens, it turns into the largest mirror on Earth.

The Grand Entrance by William Shatner

The Grand Entrance on Mars by William Shatner

“Grand Entrance” video showing NASA’s Curiosity Mars Science Lab from entry through descent, and after landing on the Red Planet, on August 6 2012. Star Trek’s Captain Kirk, actor William Shatner, shares this thrilling story of NASA’s hardest planetary science mission to date.  Image credit: NASA

Master your Brain Power- infographic

Everyone wants to be smarter. In order to obtain more knowledge and become an expert in a certain field, many people enroll in graduate schools. But many of us are turned off by the fact that it’ll take at least another year in order to obtain that knowledge. It’s not an easy road to take…Watch the infographic for some ideas:

By |July 31, 2012|Categories: Natural phenomena, Physics|Tags: , , , , |

Colorful umbrellas in the air

Colorful umbrellas in the air

In Águeda, a small Portuguese town, some streets are decorated with colorful umbrellas. They seem to float magically in mid-air, creating a colorful shadow and protecting the walkers from the summer sun.

By |July 31, 2012|Categories: Modern Art, Product Design|Tags: , , , , |

Viva compact Speaker

Viva compact Speaker

Viva Speaker by Jang se-Chan, is a cube docking speaker for iPhone and Android phones. Inspired by origami, can become very compact to slip into your pocket!

By |July 31, 2012|Categories: Computers, Product Design|Tags: , , , , , |

A Taste of Solar Maximum (video)

A Taste of Solar Maximum

Solar maximum or solar max is a normal period of greatest solar activity in the 11 year solar cycle of the Sun. During solar maximum, large numbers of sunspots appear. Solar maximum is still a year away.   Images credit: NASA

High altitude Balloon flight over Mount Olympus, Greece

High altitude Balloon flight over Mount Olympus, Greece

This photograph showing Mount Olympus, Greece (center, inland from coast) and the Thermaic Gulf (lower left) was taken from a high altitude balloon on July 19, 2012. The balloon was at an altitude of 21 mi (34 km) over the city of Thessaloniki, Greece when the photo was taken.  Image credit: Kostas Tamateas; Kostas’s Facebook page

2012 London Olympics Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick (video)

2012 London Olympics Cauldron by Thomas Heatherwick (5)

The London 2012 Olympics cauldron designed by Thomas Heatherwick, is composed from 204 petals (each representing a competing nation), as we saw it at opening ceremony.

By |July 30, 2012|Categories: Modern Art, Sports|Tags: , , , , |