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Big Bang v2.0
To go along with our recent article, here is a neat video showing what is expected from the biggest, most complicated machine ever built:
Also read great National Geographic article "The God Particle" (with more images)
Today's pictures & links:
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If you have not seen these pictures yet, you should
(goes well with this article)
There are gorgeous shots from orbit, to be found here. Make sure you got broadband connection and feast your eyes on them all. Here are a couple for preview (click to enlarge):
Burning Rocket Propellant
Fantastic color in the flames -
(image credit: Eric Charlton)
Russian Expedition goes to the North Pole
... in these wondrous machines:
(image credit: Vasily Elagin)
(image credit: Vladimir Chukov)
Well, "Top Gear Polar Special" team (headed by Jeremy Clarkson) also went to the North Pole recently, in this:
Watch the video of the attempt here.
Airline Passenger Certificates
Read a detailed article about unique collector's item: Certificates for crossing the ocean in an airplane - issued by early airline companies:
"TWA 1953 certificate awarded for crossing the great Atlantic Ocean on behalf of King Neptune himself"
Mixed fresh links for today:
Top 10 SciFi Movies that never were - [interesting]
The Fuhrer's Bunker - [reconstruction]
5 minutes to kill yourself - [flash game]
Hilarious Automobile Review - [humour]
Gun Owners in Their Homes (click next) - [gallery]
Nubrella: look weird in the rain - [design]
Incredible Fireworks Explosion - [wow video]
Wild off-roading accident, more - [car video]
Dangerous hike at Mt. Huashan, more, info - [wow video]
These "nap pods" are installed at Google headquarters in California - blocking light and sounds, and perhaps enhanced with soothing virtual reality inside? (not yet)
(image credit: Erin Seagal, Reuters)
East Siberia Landscapes
Near Krasnoyarsk can be found some very fine views: in Yergaki National Park, some near Abakan and Kyzyl:
(image credit: walterghost)
(images credit: Alexander Silin)
Crowned Lemur Baby
(image credit: Reuters, F-G Grandin)
Neat Architecture Photography
by Raoul Pop:
Who is that guy in the mask behind them?
(I hope it's only image manipulation)
This seems to be the "Nutcracker" ballet rehearsal, and the guy is the Nutcracker King.
Not for the faint of appetite
Drinking booze with snakes inside (how appropriate) I can perhaps understand, but with... dead mice babies, no.
(image credit: Peter Kelly)
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