Archive for the 'Nature' Category

Futuristic Egglike Alpine Capsule

• June, 2010

Futuristic Egglike Alpine Capsule Designed by Lovegrove Studio Picture Gallery Below Lovegrove Studio, the London-based office of designer Ross Lovegrove, have designed a mountain living unit called Alpine Capsule. The capsule comprises a mounting living unit, where visitors can stay over night in the Italian Alps. Power is provided by several “power plants’, which consist of photovoltaic panels combined with a vertical axis wind turbine. The Alpine Capsule defines a new architectural condition, off grid and harmonic with nature. It expands the potential of modern

Icelandic Volcano Eruption Footage

• April, 2010

Icelandic Volcano Eruption Footage .::. <<video>> <<Editors notE>> A nice piece of footage of the recent volcano outburst in Iceland. For a whole lot of people, all this is just daily news (volcanic regions, obviously). Yet for Europe, it did bring along some panic. (considering the closure of many main airports…). Enjoy the side-effects of playing around with mother nature.

Europe’s Largest Undersea Volcano May Flood Southern Italy Any Moment

• April, 2010

Europe’s Largest Undersea Volcano May Flood Southern Italy Any Moment The Marsili Volcano Europe’s largest undersea volcano could disintegrate and unleash a tsunami that would engulf southern Italy “at any time”, a prominent vulcanologist warned in an interview published Monday. The Marsili volcano, which is bursting with magma, has “fragile walls” that could collapse, Enzo Boschi told the leading daily Corriere della Sera. “It could even happen tomorrow,” said Boschi, president of the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV). “Our latest research shows that

Chile quake moved entire city 3 metres to west

• March, 2010

Chile quake moved entire city 3 metres to west THE massive earthquake which struck the west coast of Chile last month moved the entire city of Concepcion more than three metres to the west. Preliminary measurements drawn from global positioning stations showed that Concepcion, Chile’s second largest city, is now 3.04 meters further west than it was prior to the 8.8-magnitude quake which struck February 27. It was the fifth most powerful quake recorded since instruments have been available to measure seismic shifts and there

Purple snow in southern Russia

• March, 2010

Purple snow in southern Russia Prime Time Russia The morning after “Woman’s Day”, lots of people in Southern Russia couldn’t believe what they were seeing when they found purple snow in their streets. Multi-coloured snowfall had landed in Russia’s Stravropol region.

LHC Maintenance shutdown in 2011

• March, 2010

LHC Maintenance shutdown in 2011 Katie Yurkewicz The LHC will shut down for about one year – but not until late 2011 What the BBC reported yesterday is true, but is not exactly news. A revised schedule for the LHC’s next few years was announced in early February by CERN. According to the revised schedule, the LHC will run at a maximum energy of 3.5 TeV per beam for a period of about 18 months, starting with the first collisions at 3.5 TeV per beam

16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world

• February, 2010

16 ships create as much pollution as all the cars in the world By Fred Pearce Last week it was revealed that 54 oil tankers are anchored off the coast of Britain, refusing to unload their fuel until prices have risen. But that is not the only scandal in the shipping world. Today award-winning science writer Fred Pearce – environmental consultant to New Scientist and author of Confessions Of An Eco Sinner – reveals that the super-ships that keep the West in everything from Christmas

Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy

• February, 2010

Physicist Discovers How to Teleport Energy First, they teleported photons, then atoms and ions. Now one physicist has worked out how to do it with energy, a technique that has profound implications for the future of physics. In 1993, Charlie Bennett at IBM’s Watson Research Center in New York State and a few pals showed how to transmit quantum information from one point in space to another without traversing the intervening space. The technique relies on the strange quantum phenomenon called entanglement, in which two

Amazing Macro Nature Photography by Joni Niemelä

• February, 2010

Amazing Macro Nature Photography by Joni Niemelä Beautiful photography by Joni Niemelä, professional photographer, based in western Finland. Joni uses a Pentax K10D to take incredible pictures. Enjoy the gallery. [ad name=”Single Post Banner 468×60″] <<Editors notE>> For more beautiful pictures, visit the source page. Got to give this photographer some credit! source:: ©