Monthly Archives: August 2011

Summer Aurora


The time-exposed photo above shows the northern lights hugging the northern horizon on Sebago Lake, Maine as viewed on August 5, 2011. A high level of solar activity the week before, including M-class solar flares, created conditions favorable for observing aurora, which occurred two and one half days after the flares were recorded.   Photographer John Stetson 

By | Aug 28, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , |

Hurrican Irene over the eastern United States

Hurrican Irene

NASA satellite image of Hurrican Irene captured on August 27, 2011 at 18:50 UTC (2:50 p.m. EDT) over the eastern United States. NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team

By | Aug 28, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: |

Meteorite Fireball over Cusco Peru

Meteorite Fireball

This amazing video shows the moment a suspected meteor streaked across the sky over the city of Cusco in Peru. It was captured blasting through the upper levels of the atmosphere, leaving an iridescent trail in its wake.

By | Aug 28, 2011|Categories: Astronomy, Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

Seismometer for iPhone

Seismometer app

The $1 Seismometer app for iPhone looks like fun if you

By | Aug 28, 2011|Categories: Computers|Tags: , , |

Mammatus clouds over Nebraska

Mammatus clouds

One of the pretty sights of nature, Mammatus clouds, only occur where cumulonimbus clouds are present. It is usually linked to the after effect of tornadoes.    Image © Nebraska Dept. of Natural Resource.

By | Aug 27, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: |

Hurricane Irene Forms (video)

Hurricane Irene

How does a hurricane form? Although a complete picture is still being researched, insight into this process might be gleaned by watching the above time lapse movie of the formation of Hurricane Irene, a large storm system currently threatening the eastern seaboard of the USA.

By | Aug 27, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , |

Tempest Milky Way

Milky Way video

One of the challenges in making this video, was trying to get good storm and star shots. The opportunity doesn’t come along very often, the storm has to be moving the right speed and the lightning can overexpose the long exposures.  video by Randy Halverson

By | Aug 27, 2011|Categories: Natural phenomena|Tags: , , , |

Garden of the Bay, Singapore

Garden of the Bay

Architects Wilkinson Eyre and structural engineers Atelier 10 reveals the master-plan for the Singapore’s garden project alongside the Marina Bay. This is a £350 million project on a 54 hectare site on Singapore Marina front. The scheme is a combination of buildings, conservatories, structures and gardens.

By | Aug 27, 2011|Categories: Architecture|Tags: |

A Planet made of Diamonds (video)

Planet with Diamonds

Astronomers believe they have found an entire planet made of diamonds. Scientists at the University of Manchester think they have unearthed a once-massive star in the Milky Way that has been transformed into a small planet made of the precious rock.

By | Aug 26, 2011|Categories: Astronomy|Tags: , |

Sharpshooter electric bike


This bike is designed for use by the Coast Guard. The Sharpshooter electric bike aims to be a viable alternative to the current limited range motorcycles for routine patrols and emergency rescues.

By | Aug 26, 2011|Categories: Vehicles|Tags: |