Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Nature By Numbers

• October, 2010

Nature by Numbers from Cristóbal Vila on Vimeo. Amazing video, speaks for itself, enjoy and check out more of this work here =>> eterea

Clouds Can Communicate, Scientists Say

• September, 2010

Clouds Can Communicate Little, fluffy and talkative? Clouds can communicate, a new paper suggests — but what are they talking about? A new study has found that clouds “communicate” with each other, much like chirping crickets or flashing fireflies on a summer night. The surprising findings, published online in the journal Nature, may have significant implications for our understanding of the Earth’s climate. So the next time you find yourself laying on your back picking out shapes among the clouds, mull on this one: Are

Spain’s spectacular solar power plants =pictures=

• August, 2010

Spain’s spectacular solar power plants channelling the blazing Seville sun Mention solar power and people imagine weedy photovoltaic panels blighting the roofs of eco-friendly households and generating barely enough electricity to run a toaster. But the future of solar power could well be a lot more spectacular. There are actually two solar power plants in the picture above, spread around two towers. The larger array on the left, called PS20 by its Spanish owners Solucar, is still under construction; the smaller one on the right,

The bizarre new creatures discovered at the bottom of Atlantic Ocean =pictures=

• July, 2010

Scientists discover 10 new species in the Atlantic Ocean Oddly-shaped, brightly-coloured or even transparent these are some of the bizarre creatures that scientists did not even know existed until recently. They are among a host of new animals that scientists have just uncovered in the hidden depths of the Atlantic Ocean during a new study which has ‘revolutionised’ thinking about deep-sea life. Scientists believe they have discovered more than 10 new marine species by using the latest diving technology during the groundbreaking study.

BP admits it ‘Photoshopped’ official images of oil leak

• July, 2010

BP admits it ‘Photoshopped’ official images as oil spill ‘cut and paste’ row escalates BP has ordered staff to stop manipulating photographs of its Gulf of Mexico oil spill response, as the row over its public relations campaign intensifies. The oil giant was forced to issue new guidelines to staff to “refrain from doing (sic) cutting-and-pasting” after several official company images were found to have been doctored. BP admitted on Thursday that it “Photoshopped” some of its official images that were posted on its website

Iran haze contains depleted uranium

• July, 2010

Iran haze contains depleted uranium An Iranian lawmaker says the haze that arrives in Iran from Iraq is polluted with depleted uranium due to the US military’s use of the prohibited weapon in the neighboring country. MP Mohammad-Mehdi Shahriari called for urgent measures to prevent the diffusion of the Iraqi haze over Iran. “This is not an issue that can be easily neglected,” said Shahriari, who is a member of the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee.

Pacific islands ‘growing not shrinking’

• June, 2010

Pacific islands ‘growing not shrinking’ due to climate change Low-lying Pacific islands regarded as “poster child” examples of the threat from rising sea levels are expanding not sinking, a new study has revealed. Scientists have been surprised by the findings, which show that some islands have grown by almost one-third over the past 60 years. Among the island chains to have increased in land area are Tuvalu and neighbouring Kiribati, both of which attracted attention at last year’s Copenhagen climate summit.

If Marijuana Production Were Legal

• June, 2010

If Marijuana Production Were Legal: Projected Tax Revenues, by State (US only) Love it or hate it, people smoke marijuana – lots of it. In some states marijuana consumption and possession have been decriminalized, and even legalized for medicinal purposes. But, have you ever wondered how large the economics of Marijuana were? Us too. As a result ,have decided to put together this graphic, which illustrates the popularity of marijuana consumption, the federal tax dollars spent to keep marijuana illegal, and the possible tax revenues

Dennis Hopper (RIP) Left Legacy to UFO researchers

• June, 2010

Dennis Hopper Film “Easy Rider” Left Big Legacy to UFO Researchers Dennis Hopper may have passed away, but along with his many film appearances, he has left an important legacy to UFO researchers. That’s the belief of Vancouver-based paranormal researcher Jon Kelly, who says the script that Hopper and “Easy Rider” co-star Peter Fonda wrote for the 1969 counterculture classic helped introduce a lot of information about UFOs to a massive audience. Kelly points to the campfire scene where Hopper (who played Billy) and cast