If you’re a photography enthusiast and ever have the good fortune of finding yourself floating around on the International Space Station, here are two words you should know: service module. Formally called the “Zvezda Service Module,” it’s the component of the ISS that houses all of the station’s life support systems, and is where the astronauts gather if there is any kind of emergency. But here’s the main reason you’ll want to pay the module visit: the fancy camera equipment used by the astronauts is stored on the walls!
Can you imagine how many colors we’re actually missing out on? For a second, imagine how amazing that would be to see it all. Even if you can’t see it, know that the world around you that you are looking at is far duller than it actually is.
Also, did you know:
“They (butterflies) are sensitive to the same wavelengths of light as we are, but nobody knows what the color “red” might actually look like to an insect. Color is entirely the creation of the brain. Insects can also see ultraviolet light, which is invisible to humans. Many flowers have markings we can’t see, but are very visible to insects.” - Yahoo
Ron Miller is an artist and a writer. He decided to see what it was like if you took our the moon and replaced with other planets in our solar system. Here is the result.
Also, he adds further:
“it would be easy to see with the naked eye details on the surface of the planet that were previously visible only through telescopes. You could watch the ice caps grow and shrink during the changing seasons, see dust storms form and move across the planet and make out features like Vallis Marineris and Olympus Mons.”
This is how the moon currently looks in the current position.
The European Union just invested $1.35 Billion to research graphene’s use. This isn’t a regular fund, this is insane.
So what is it? It’s the ‘world’s strongest material’ that is also exceptionally thin, and an unbelievable conductor of heat and electricity.
So what, right? Wrong.
“Like iron or plastic or silicon, a lot of materials scientists think graphene is going to be one of those things that quite literally launches an era, like the Industrial Revolution or the Digital Age.”
It will be in everything from light and strong cameras, computers, cars, and so much more.
“Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, first made graphene in 2004 at the University of Manchester, later winning them the Nobel Prize in Physics.”
This will be coming down the pipeline in 10 years. It’s going to happen.
Read more about it here: http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2013-01/eu-invests-135-billion-developing-practical-applications-graphene
This Viral Shot Of Felix Baumgartner Is Done In Photoshop!
This shot is spreading across the web very fast. Within an hour, I’ve seen 30 people post it without wondering about the authenticity of it.
I have to let everyone know that this is pure Photoshop.
First of all, no one is up there at that altitude shooting him horizontally.
Secondly, the color cast on him varies from the environment in the back.
Thirdly, due to the location of the sun, chances are the side they are shooting in would probably be more in shadow.
Fourthly, the moment of a sonic boom is such that it would be highly improbable to get a shot like that falling so fast and focused that perfectly. Also consider that the sonic boom would likely not be visible due to variables like his size and how thin the air is at the moment he reached those speeds. Although I don’t know enough on topic to make that assessment. I’m just basing that aspect on logic.
Maybe I’m wrong, though. However, chances are in my favor that I am not in this case.
The Curiosity rover grabbed a special self-portrait last week. The Mars Hand Lens Imager (or MAHLI) is situated on the long arm used to gather samples. It turned around and snapped this shot of the mast head (the one that houses the cool laser-eye ChemCam) tinted via its dirty dust-cover.