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.