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: , |

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: |