04 fevereiro 2015

Stars, Sprites, Clouds, Auroras



What are those red streaks in the sky? While photographing unexpected auroras over a distant thunderstorm, something extraordinary happened: red sprites. This brief instance of rarely imaged high-altitude lightning flashed so bright that it was witnessed by several people independently. Pictured over Minnesota, USA in May 2013, these red sprites likely followed an extremely powerful low-altitude conventional lightning bolt. Captured in the featured frame are a house and electrical pole in the foreground, thick clouds in the lower atmosphere, a lightning storm on the horizon, distant red sprites and green aurora in the upper atmosphere, and distant stars from our local neighborhood of the Milky Way Galaxy. The spectacular image is thought to be only the second known case of sprites and auroras photographed together, and possibly the first in true color.



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UNDERSTANDING THE PHENOMENON OF SYNESTHESIA The number 3 is...









































UNDERSTANDING THE PHENOMENON OF SYNESTHESIA


The number 3 is color orange and January is moody, according to synesthetes. They are blessed with the natural ability, thought to be passed on by genes, of a blending of senses, in which the brain’s sensory centers remain connected on two levels.


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"The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows."

“The whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows.”



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One Hundred Years of National Geographic Maps


National Geographic’s cartographic department turns 100 this year. Over the last century, we’re told, they’ve “produced 438 supplement maps, ten world atlases, dozens of globes, about 3,000 maps for the magazine, and many maps in digital form.” These include political maps of the world’s borders, geological maps of land and sea, migratory maps of the world’s animals, space maps of planets, solar systems and galaxies, and on it goes.


Last year, during the 50th anniversary publication of National Geographic’s original Atlas of the World, the Society and Google integrated about 500 maps into relevant Google basemaps. Those can be found here.


Mapping, no doubt, is difficult business. It needs to take into account the emergence of new countries, the dissolution of others, geographical changes and updates, and an ever changing lexicon of place names.


For example:



Most changes in toponymy… are due to changes in how we convert, or “romanize,” names from non-Latin alphabets, such as Greek, Georgian, and Amharic, into words written in Latin characters. In China alone, thousands of place names receive different treatment than they did before the Wade-Giles romanization system was replaced by Hanyu Pinyin in the late 1970s. Thus, the Chinese cities formerly spelled Ch’ingtao and Peking now appear as Qingdao and Beijing.



For typography nerds, here’s a bit on the evolution of type throughout National Geographic’s history. Until the 1930s the maps were hand-lettered.


Want more maps? See here.


Images: Map of the Milky Way (top), trash in the world’s oceans (middle left), human migratory patterns (middle right) and a map of the Atlantic Ocean floor. Select to embiggen.



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Today is World Cancer Day(From CDC)





Today is World Cancer Day


(From CDC)


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Hi everyone, sorry no post today as on this day 21 years ago I was born, so taking a birthday day off! Best wishes to you all and see you again tomorrow


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Whoa, cool! We found 17 amazingly unique snowflakes!





Whoa, cool! We found 17 amazingly unique snowflakes!


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From: Psychology Scrapbook Volume 1: A Collection of Really...





From: Psychology Scrapbook Volume 1: A Collection of Really Interesting Stuff for Psychology Lovers.



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