Earth from Space: Rhine waters

Presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the one-hundred-seventh edition we examine a Sentinel-1A acquisition over Lake Constance.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/05/Lake_Constance to download the image.

via ESA.


Pretty close to 90 degrees

Things are becoming tangible for the freefall camera team.
Filmed and edited by James Hennessy.
More videos from this series at: http://bit.ly/freefallcam

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Featuring Tom Dryden, David Alatorre, Peter Storey and Tom Shorten. This is a student project at the University of Nottingham.
Test Tube is a project for the University of Nottingham.
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via Nottingham Science.


Amazing Stories Behind 10 Historical Photos

It might be just a picture, but there is an incredible story behind it. Here are 10 historical photos that with amazing stories behind them. Which one is your favorite?

1- June 30, 1922. A policeman is measuring the distance between knee and suit at the Tidal Basin bathing beach after Col. Sherrill, Superintendent of Public Buildings and Grounds, issued an order that suits not be over six inches above the knee.

2- On 3 September 1967, the traffic in Sweden switched from driving on the left-hand side of the road to the right. Here is a picture of what happened on that day!

3- A teary-eyed Neil Armstrong shortly after walking on the moon, July 20, 1969

4- Black man drinking at white only fountain(1964)

5- An Iranian woman next to the beach (circa, 1960)

6- A man trying to sell his car after losing all in the Great stock market Crash of 1929

7- Cars are squeezed in the parking space during a bus strike in Washington, D.C. (May, 1974)

8- John Lennon signing an autograph for Mark David Chapman, who would kill him five hours after this photo was taken.

9- 1945, The Mona Lisa is returned to the Louvre from hiding after the end of WWII.

10- 1946, A 6 year old orphan from Austria named Werfel has just been given his first pair of new shoes by the American Red Cross.

via factXtract.


Earth from Space: Jordanian camp

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Learn how imagery from Earth-observing satellites can assist in humanitarian operations in the one-hundred-sixth edition.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/05/Zaatari_Refugee_Camp_Jordan to download the image.

via ESA.


Earth from Space: Colourful cultivations

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the ninety-ninth edition, explore part of southwest Iran with radar vision.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/03/Southwest_Iran to download the image.

via ESA.


Freefall Camera Final Design

The design phase comes to an end and things are getting serious for the freefall camera team.

Filmed and edited by James Hennessy.

More videos from this series at: http://bit.ly/freefallcam
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Featuring Tom Shorten, Tom Dryden, Peter Storey and David Alatorre. This is a student project at the University of Nottingham.
Test Tube is a project for the University of Nottingham.
More at http://www.test-tube.org.uk/

via Nottingham Science.


How Do We See Things From Space?

NASA recently announced that they will be using satellites to help find the missing Malaysian Airline Flight 370. How can these satellites see objects clearly despite being incredibly far away? Trace is here to explain.

via DNews Channel.


Journey to Chile’s Wild Islands

In February 2013, National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence Enric Sala led a team of scientists and filmmakers to the Desventuradas Islands off the coast of Chile. What they found there was an abundance of beautiful life and a place in need of protection.

Pristine Seas is a series of expeditions to find, survey, and preserve the last wild places in the ocean. For more information, visit http://www.pristineseas.org.

via National Geographic.


Earth from Space: Himalayan blues

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. In the ninety-seventh edition, discover Himalayas’ Imja glacier in northeastern Nepal.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/03/Imja_glacier_Himalayas to download the image.

via ESA.


Earth from Space: Special edition

Discover more about our planet with the Earth from Space video programme. In this special edition, ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano joins the show to share his view of Earth from space while on the International Space Station.

More Earth from Space videos:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL221A6233C4B4DD9E

More videos from Luca’s Volare Mission:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLbyvawxScNbsm55jUs-r5JdC1vYI9qD8A

via ESA.

Erika Larsen: The Reindeer People

Spending years in the field, photographer Erika Larsen has gained unprecedented access into the lives, work, and culture of Scandinavia’s fascinating Sami people.

via National Geographic Live.


Earth from Space: Margarita

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. Venezuela’s island of Margarita is pictured in the ninety-sixth edition.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/03/Margarita_Island_Venezuela to download the image.

via ESA.


Ultimate Shaolin Warriors in Super Slow Motion

Using incredible high speed camera work the team reveal the precision, strength and flexibility of the World famous Shaolin warriors!

via Earth Unplugged.


Freefall Camera Progress Report

Latest from the guys building a robotic freefall camera to film skydivers. Filmed and edited by James Hennessy.

More videos at: http://bit.ly/freefallcam
Follow the project at:
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http://www.instagram.com/freefallcamera

Featuring Tom Shorten, Tom Dryden, Peter Storey and David Alatorre. This is a student project at the University of Nottingham.

Test Tube is a project for the University of Nottingham.
More at http://www.test-tube.org.uk/

via Nottingham Science.


Weird trumpetfish & an eel heavyweight

Cameraman Stuart Whitfield goes diving off the west coast of Thailand. The visual spoils? The biggest moray eel he’s ever seen, the strange swimming style of the trumpetfish, a huge sea star and a fish with one serious pout.

Dive trips kindly sponsored by Raya Divers of Thailand: http://www.rayadivers.com

via Earth Touch.