tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-36554382686271967082016-06-03T20:09:06.626+03:00CultCaseA blog about culture and artCultCasehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14754513431553464537noreply@blogger.comBlogger3615tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3655438268627196708.post-75935141734814873962013-02-21T18:27:00.001+02:002013-02-22T08:10:46.780+02:00Averted Imagination: 3 Spectacular Bright Sun Photographs<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b0GMuCQsf8U/USZI_b2SE9I/AAAAAAAAPc4/EIfIuj7ewWk/s1600/sun.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-b0GMuCQsf8U/USZI_b2SE9I/AAAAAAAAPc4/EIfIuj7ewWk/s640/sun.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />By day he makes <a href="http://www.greatarrow.com/" target="_blank">greeting cards</a>. At night, photographer Alan Friedman pursue his passion for astronomy. Using a telescope with special filters he creates the most spectacular high-res photos of the sun and other bright objects in space. His observatory, just in case you ask yourself, is located in a downtown backyard "amidst street lights and the turbulent winds of the jet stream" but, as you can see below, he makes the most out of it.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Solar Nirvana</span><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p-uVbu2YhzM/USY_WTkygPI/AAAAAAAAPb0/YHw3FcZjoYU/s1600/sunpositive060412.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="630" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-p-uVbu2YhzM/USY_WTkygPI/AAAAAAAAPb0/YHw3FcZjoYU/s640/sunpositive060412.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />The sun's disk is "alive with activity" in this amazing shot described by Friedman as the "most dynamic show in many years". More version of this photograph which was also published on the Discovery Channel and on Discover magazine's Bad Astronomy blog, right <a href="http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/solar_nirvana.html" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Giant Color Prominence</span><br /><br /><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hBapp_rXCl0/USZA4Vv5DHI/AAAAAAAAPcc/gZmepOfl55I/s1600/sun_031610.jpg" imageanchor="1" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="390" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-hBapp_rXCl0/USZA4Vv5DHI/AAAAAAAAPcc/gZmepOfl55I/s640/sun_031610.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />A fine art print of this image which was featured on Spaceweather.com and as NASA's APOD is available for sale. 24 hours after that giant prominence&nbsp;color shot was taken that filament was still hanging on&nbsp;there. Source and more versions&nbsp;<a href="http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/a_big_one_color031610.html" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">High five on the fifth of May</span><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xk5aZxQtfqw/USY_g0aFfKI/AAAAAAAAPb8/z4g1IyU3NtA/s1600/cincodemayo.jpg" imageanchor="1" target="_blank"><img border="0" height="566" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Xk5aZxQtfqw/USY_g0aFfKI/AAAAAAAAPb8/z4g1IyU3NtA/s640/cincodemayo.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"></div>"High five on the fifth of May... a grand new active region rotating into view, a massive prominence unleashed and blown away by the solar wind, handsome sunspot 1471, some wonderful filaments arching across the chromosphere... and clear skies to enjoy all of the above...". Source and moon colored version&nbsp;<a href="http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/cincodemayo.html" target="_blank">here</a>.<br /><div><br /></div><div>For more amazing Alan Friedman photography visit&nbsp;<a href="http://avertedimagination.com/" target="_blank">avertedimagination.com</a><br /><div><div><br /><br /></div></div></div>CultCasehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14754513431553464537noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3655438268627196708.post-18757695582536908552013-02-10T23:21:00.001+02:002013-02-10T23:23:31.146+02:0026 feet Giant Squid Filmed in Pacific Depths<a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xVP-HLKb9pk/URfrZKCWJlI/AAAAAAAAPa8/NSglD8Tq-Qg/s1600/Giant+Squid.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-xVP-HLKb9pk/URfrZKCWJlI/AAAAAAAAPa8/NSglD8Tq-Qg/s640/Giant+Squid.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />We&nbsp;always&nbsp;knew that deep-sea monsters are for real but now we have a real live one captured on film. After around 100 missions, during which they spent 400 hours in a cramped submarine working with Japanese public broadcast network NHK and the US Discovery Channel, scientists from Japan's National Science Museum have managed to <a href="http://on.aol.com/video/giant-squid-filmed-for-japanese-tv-517632981">capture footage</a> of an elusive 8 meters (26 feet) long giant squid that roams the depths of the Pacific Ocean.<br /><br /><a href="http://news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/giant-squid-filmed-in-pacific-depths-130107.htm">According to Discovery Channel</a> the three-man crew tracked the creature, thought to be "the genesis of the Nordic legend of Kraken, a sea monster believed to have attacked ships in waters off Scandinavia over the last millennium" around 15 km (9 miles) east of Chichi island in the north Pacific Ocean. Here are some snapshots from the video:<br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Giant Squid 1</span><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4iNXOLbB6AE/URfr1dhhBYI/AAAAAAAAPbE/CWqVVdDh-Mo/s1600/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+65008+PM.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="454" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-4iNXOLbB6AE/URfr1dhhBYI/AAAAAAAAPbE/CWqVVdDh-Mo/s640/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+65008+PM.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Giant Squid 2</span><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V7lDCKkXdRQ/URfsAm7ZgNI/AAAAAAAAPbM/GDxK3ZeXi74/s1600/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+64949+PM.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="456" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-V7lDCKkXdRQ/URfsAm7ZgNI/AAAAAAAAPbM/GDxK3ZeXi74/s640/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+64949+PM.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Giant Squid 3</span><br /><br /><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uu4FyKmRP5k/URfsJVntX2I/AAAAAAAAPbU/kNIwptncRps/s1600/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+64952+PM.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="456" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-uu4FyKmRP5k/URfsJVntX2I/AAAAAAAAPbU/kNIwptncRps/s640/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+64952+PM.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Giant Squid 4</span><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FrNp5NMbAZA/URfsoMF5lyI/AAAAAAAAPbc/bgRUmSImGqI/s1600/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+65021+PM.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="456" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FrNp5NMbAZA/URfsoMF5lyI/AAAAAAAAPbc/bgRUmSImGqI/s640/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+65021+PM.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><span style="font-size: large;">Giant Squid 5 (Close-Up)</span><br /><br /><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-FrNp5NMbAZA/URfsoMF5lyI/AAAAAAAAPbc/bgRUmSImGqI/s1600/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+65021+PM.jpg" imageanchor="1"></a> <a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OrXUIcOq89g/URfsv8crmpI/AAAAAAAAPbk/S3Z_wM4ZZOE/s1600/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+65024+PM.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="454" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-OrXUIcOq89g/URfsv8crmpI/AAAAAAAAPbk/S3Z_wM4ZZOE/s640/Fullscreen+capture+2102013+65024+PM.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />CultCasehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14754513431553464537noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3655438268627196708.post-63221546853019603652013-01-17T17:14:00.002+02:002013-01-17T17:16:52.161+02:00From Smallpox to HIV: 6 Glass Sculptures of Colorless Deadly Viruses<a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CbLEGRmrgp8/UPf6HyEKyZI/AAAAAAAAPWs/HRg2WVT3XIs/s1600/Luke%2BJerram.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="640" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-CbLEGRmrgp8/UPf6HyEKyZI/AAAAAAAAPWs/HRg2WVT3XIs/s640/Luke%2BJerram.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />Deadly viruses such as Smallpox, E.coli and HIV have claimed the lives of hundreds of millions of people but they always seem to have these fantastically vivid colors, right? Well, not exactly. As opposed to what we're used to see on TV and in the movies, viruses are actually colorless as they are simply smaller than the wavelength of light. British artist <a href="http://www.lukejerram.com/" target="_blank">Luke Jerram</a> thought that's just isn't right, so, since around 2004 he has been making his own representations of viruses, alternative to the artificially colored imagery we are used to receive through the media.<br /><br /><iframe allowfullscreen="allowfullscreen" frameborder="0" height="360" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sawctkWL78Q" width="640"></iframe> <br />Jerram's sculptures are made in collaboration with glassblowers Kim George, Brian Jones and Norman Veitch and are designed in consultation with virologists from the University of Bristol, using scientific photographs and models. The following are 6 scientifically accurate glass representations of deadly viruses created by Luke Jerram. For more about Jerram and his amazing artwork check out the above BBC video or visit <a href="http://www.lukejerram.com/" target="_blank">lukejerram.com</a>.<br /><br /><h2>[1] Smallpox</h2><a href="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ax8poghFtw/UPgE_MAiCgI/AAAAAAAAPW8/LBjwnxAq95U/s1600/Smallpox1.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/--ax8poghFtw/UPgE_MAiCgI/AAAAAAAAPW8/LBjwnxAq95U/s640/Smallpox1.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><h2>[2] T4 Bacteriophage Virus</h2><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0usJibBgOdc/UPgFSKgR9aI/AAAAAAAAPXM/ooli8LSi6Q8/s1600/t4phage_widescreen.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0usJibBgOdc/UPgFSKgR9aI/AAAAAAAAPXM/ooli8LSi6Q8/s640/t4phage_widescreen.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><h2>[3] HIV</h2><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S5JsKGzsqyE/UPgFGnfsm5I/AAAAAAAAPXE/RtGoxu3Yitk/s1600/hivseries2.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-S5JsKGzsqyE/UPgFGnfsm5I/AAAAAAAAPXE/RtGoxu3Yitk/s640/hivseries2.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><h2>[4] E.coli</h2><a href="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AmYnbLwaUaw/UPgHo5JfWqI/AAAAAAAAPXc/sDYWLZV5Zac/s1600/barc.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-AmYnbLwaUaw/UPgHo5JfWqI/AAAAAAAAPXc/sDYWLZV5Zac/s640/barc.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><h2>[5] Swine Flu</h2><a href="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-skanvx8HH6c/UPgHwsOKA6I/AAAAAAAAPXk/EWmLVnV3SFI/s1600/onblack2.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="360" src="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-skanvx8HH6c/UPgHwsOKA6I/AAAAAAAAPXk/EWmLVnV3SFI/s640/onblack2.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br /><h2>[6] Untitled Future Mutation</h2><a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-t6PluWEQkMU/UPgH2y0ytSI/AAAAAAAAPXs/5Wg10Jt4jqo/s1600/untitledfuturemutation1wide.jpg" imageanchor="1"><img border="0" height="358" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-t6PluWEQkMU/UPgH2y0ytSI/AAAAAAAAPXs/5Wg10Jt4jqo/s640/untitledfuturemutation1wide.jpg" width="640" /></a><br /><br />CultHats to <a href="http://www.facebook.com/IFeakingLoveScience" target="_blank">IFeakingLoveScience</a><br /><br />CultCasehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14754513431553464537noreply@blogger.com0tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3655438268627196708.post-48714294884196245202011-09-04T19:15:00.000+03:002011-09-04T19:16:52.015+03:00March of the Million: 14 Spectacular Photos from Israel's Biggest Ever Demonstration<img src="http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gg76XE5MPEA/TmOYOO62m3I/AAAAAAAAONY/yktP-GlNy4s/cover.jpg" /><br /><br />Some say 400K, others count 430K and - as a matter of fact - the official title was actually 'March of the Million' but the exact figures are obviously minor by now. This way or another Israel saw its biggest ever cross-country demonstration yesterday night, demanding social justice and a lower cost of living. The largest demonstration took place in Tel Aviv, where approx. 300K took part. Additional 50,000 protested in Jerusalem, 40,000 marched in Haifa and many others in smaller protests in dozens of other towns and cities. The following are 14 of the most spectacular moments from yesterday's events.<br /><div><b><br /></b><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Bird-Eye Views</span><br /><div><br /></div><div>The following&nbsp;bird-eye views were taken&nbsp;above Kikar Hamedina&nbsp;square&nbsp;in Tel Aviv from a&nbsp;police&nbsp;helicopter.&nbsp;More in the official <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.257929567562486.66102.113257552029689" target="_blank">Facebook album</a> of the Israeli police.</div><div><br /></div><div><div><img src="http://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-bZnhw8Ib7WY/TmOYM2YxLcI/AAAAAAAAONU/87k4P5V3m_A/police2.jpg" /><br /><br />And here are a couple above Iben Gavirol St. nearby the Kikar Rabin square:<br /><br /><img src="http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-dhz3KLF8WaI/TmOYHyMW5JI/AAAAAAAAONE/TSmBZddnuGQ/police1.jpg" />.<br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span><br /><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span><br /><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Ground Views</span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span></div><div><br /></div><div>The following faceshots were all published on Haaretz newspaper's Facebook page. More in <a href="http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10150303847412520.363167.109551402519" target="_blank">this Facebook album</a>.</div><div><br /></div><div><img src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-HKHxcWQIecY/TmOYKBYvtjI/AAAAAAAAONM/oP0M03lOqCo/haaretz1.jpg" /><br /><br /><img src="http://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-UENCzrzoWNk/TmOYLKCT5BI/AAAAAAAAONQ/VdbZu4WEfO4/haaretz2.jpg" /><br /><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"></span><br /><div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;"><br /></span></span></div><span class="Apple-style-span" style="font-size: large;">Nearby Building Views</span></div><div><br /></div>And here are 3 more of Kikar Hamedina, taken by Oren Ziv of <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/activestills/" target="_blank">ActiveStills</a>.</div><div><div><br /><img src="http://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JlcrxPCYGJs/TmOYIzguiKI/AAAAAAAAONI/yE-sSB51tQs/activestills.jpg" /></div></div></div>CultCasehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14754513431553464537noreply@blogger.com1tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-3655438268627196708.post-11307483537126826322011-09-02T12:37:00.001+03:002011-09-02T12:39:34.631+03:00Sunrise View of Tycho Crater's Peak<a href="http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/565736main_M162350671LE_full.jpg" target="_blank" title="Click for high-res version"><img src="http://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-6y2aI6KSMOg/TmCfaKzJ-aI/AAAAAAAAOM8/f22teHz3fw4/565734main_M162350671LE-4x3_946-710.jpg" /></a> <br /><br />Tycho is a 110 million years old lunar crater about 51 miles (82 km) in diameter.&nbsp;Earlier this summer, NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft "angled its orbit 65° to the west", allowing its camera to capture this dramatic sunrise view of Tycho (Click image for high-res version).<br /><br />More about Tycho:<br /><ul><li>The summit of the central peak is 1.24 miles (2 km) above the crater floor.</li><li>The distance from Tycho's floor to its rim is about 2.92 miles (4.7 km).&nbsp;</li><li>Tycho crater's central peak complex, shown above, is about 9.3 miles (15 km) wide, left to right (southeast to northwest in this view).</li></ul>Via <a href="http://www.nasa.gov/mission_pages/LRO/multimedia/tycho-peak-gal.html" target="_blank">NASA</a>&nbsp;|&nbsp;Photo credit: NASA Goddard/Arizona State UniversityCultCasehttp://www.blogger.com/profile/14754513431553464537noreply@blogger.com0