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The Earth never sleeps

The Earth never sleeps

Beautiful image from Nasa shows the UK on the night of March 27, 2012. The image made by the new satellite’s ‘day-night band’ spots lighting more accurately than ever before

The Earth never sleeps – these stunning images depict countries, continents at night, how beautiful our planet Earth is. In the first photograph – European continent at night. Looking at these breathtaking images it becomes clear where the Earth’s population is concentrated. NASA satellite technology from the Suomi NPP satellite’s “day-night band” of the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as city lights, gas flares, auroras, wildfires, and reflected moonlight.
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World best static infographics 2012

Barcelona. World best static infographics 2012

So, let’s begin with Barcelona and its natural wonder. World best static infographics 2012

World best static infographics 2012

According to art critics, and those who know better, info-graphic is a visual presentation of information, data or knowledge in a quickly and clearly way. Thanks to the website Visual.ly, we have opportunity to have a look at a list of 20 best static infographics, and featured there events of the year. What events? Actually, from presidential elections in America to extreme weather statistic, and so on. Besides, some information is really curios, and worth looking at. In addition, it helps review the things that happened in 2012. All images in the post can be enlarged.
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Beautiful String art by Olga Voronova

String art by Olga Voronova

The Virgin Birds. Beautiful String art by Olga Voronova. Art composition on Slavic mythology

String art by Olga Voronova
No wonder, that string art was invented by a mathematician. A self-taught mathematician Mary Everest Boole invented this art form at the end of the 19th century. And soon, it became popular among the folk masters of England. In short, to create a string art image you need thread, wire, or string wound around a grid of nails hammered into a velvet-covered wooden board.
Russian master of string art Olga Voronova has been creating string art compositions since for more than twenty years. Born in the Siberian city of Omsk, she graduated from Yaroslavl art college in 1978. Since 1993 she has worked as a teacher of additional education teaching her crafts, called “Izon”. In addition, she is the author of educational program “Izonit as a kind of arts and crafts” (Moscow). Olga Voronova is a permanent participant of local and regional art exhibitions (Omsk, Pereslavl-Zaleski, Moscow, St. Petersburg, Uglich, Rybinsk and others.)
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The forgotten voice of gramophone

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The forgotten voice of gramophone

The forgotten voice of gramophone
Gramophone is a modified version of the phonograph, invented in 1877, by Charles Cros and Thomas Edison. German-born American inventor Emile Berliner decided instead of cylinders for recording and playing back sounds to use disks. The new invention was called a record player, and was patented on September 26, 1887, by Berliner. Records originally were made of hard rubber, then of shellac. The world’s first phonograph record was zinc. The main advantage of the phonograph, gramophone record, was improved and loud sound (already in the first models — in 16 times, or 24 DB). Combined with the ease of duplicating entries, this provided a quick victory of the Gramophone.
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Nikolai Valuev Siberian Yeti and Brazilian ape man

Nikolai Valuev-Siberian Yeti

Nikolai Valuev-Siberian Yeti

Nikolai Valuev-Siberian Yeti and Brazilian ape man. Someone thinks this is just a myth. But in Siberia specialists are expanding research to find Bigfoot. To make this operation a success, in Kemerovo, in Russia Conference took part the representatives of Russia, China, the United States, Canada, Mongolia, Sweden and Estonia. All shared one goal: to transform myth into reality. The expedition, headed by the famous Boxer Nikolai Valuev has achieved the goal in the Azass cave in Mountain Shoria, where according to scientists, Kuzbass Yeti inhabits. They have found a broken power wire mes, woven tree branches, the giant footprint that resembles a human. Nikolai Valuev compared the dimensions: he stepped next to the footprint of Bigfoot and, to the surprise of all present, Nikolai’s footprint surpassed in size footprint of Yeti:)
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Love me love my fox. Tamed fox of Irina Mukhamedshina

Tamed fox of Irina Mukhamedshina

They say, pet animals resemble their owners. Indeed, Nyuta, the red fox, and her owner Irina Mukhamedshina, 22 year-old Scientist from Novosibirsk make a harmonious couple. The both have red hair. By the way, the girl is single and any pretender to the girl’s heart should be ready to hear “Love me love my fox”. Tamed fox of Irina Mukhamedshina

Tamed fox of Irina Mukhamedshina
Young Siberian scientist Irina Mukhamedshina, 22, has trained a fox to be as obedient as a dog. The experiment was on her own initiative, she used foxes from a special Novosibirsk Institute of Cytology and Genetics farm. ‘I had seen these foxes daily, wiggling their tails and jumping to get a tiniest bit of human attention, and got really curious about the possibility of working with them the same way as I used to do with dogs’, said Irina. I moved on to the classic commands, such as ‘stand up’, ‘lie down’, ‘sit down’. It took me about three weeks of daily 15 minutes sessions to teach them do these commands.’ The foxes recognized their own names. Both foxes worked very well. Psychologically I understand them better now. Tamed foxes are not quite like dogs, they are more in between dogs and cats in how they respond to humans’.
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Mysterious Kalash people in Pakistan

Kalash people in Pakistan

Mysterious Kalash people in Pakistan, white-skinned and blue-eyed

Mysterious Kalash people in Pakistan

High in the mountains of Pakistan, on the border with Afghanistan, in the province of Nuristan live mysterious people Kalash. Their skin color is white, and bright, blue, grey, green and very rare brown eyes. Kalash is the only nation in the region, partially preserved traditional pagan religion and not turned completely to Islam. The joint Research of Institute of General genetics named after Vavilov, and University of Southern California and Stanford University, devoted a separate paragraph to Kalash people, stating that their genes are really unique and belong to the European group. Russian researchers are sure descendants of ancient Russians live in the Pamirs mountains. Most likely came here thousands years ago from the territory of current Tver region. These people practically saved the life, religion, Customs, which have been in Russia long before the birth of Jesus Christ.
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