Ever wanted to see a visual representation of the internet and it’s traffic from 2011? The Internet Map does just that. It has coloured the 350 thousand websites into countries and the size based on the website traffic. Its quite amazing to look at.
Below is the key for the colours that represent the country, some of it maybe questionable. (Red for Russian, yellow for China?)
The video was created by a group called Planetary Collective who, to paraphrase their site a bit, area group of filmmakers working with cosmologists, ecologists, and philosophers to highlight big questions.
To summaries the video, when Astronauts go to space they have a overview of the whole planet. Once it happens they have this profound feeling of being connect to the planet and how it is protecting us from the void of space, noting that if the planet becomes, as the video puts it, sick we become sick. This phenomenon is be dubbed the Overview effect.
NASA had released restored photos of the first 1950s space program, Mercury, and the second 1960s program, Gemini. The photographs have captured some of the amazing steps that lead to the 1969 moon landing, such as the first every space walk, first rendezvous of spacecrafts and the first ever docking. Have a look through the photos as the quality is outstanding, just download the original 4410×4600 pixel size and admire the detail. Click on the image bellow to see what I mean!
Gemini VI-A and it’s first rendezvous.
Here are some photos of Astronaut Ed White on his Gemini 4 spacewalk, making him the first man to do a space walk. He was photographed by his co-pilot Jim McDivitt. Unfortunately Ed White died in a rehearsal of the launch countdown procedure for the Apollo program.
An email went around work today and had this link attached within it. It explains how the Russian photographer, Alexey Kljatov, creates amazing snowflake photos. He basically botchs together his Helios lens to his Canon A650, allowing him to do marco photos on snowflakes. Here are some examples taken from the blog in question.