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:
http://www.facebook.com/freefallcamera
http://www.twitter.com/freefallcamera
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.


Earth from Space: Kumbunbur

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. A false-colour satellite image shows the Kumbunbur Creek in Australia’s Northern Territory in the ninety-fourth edition.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/02/Kumbunbur_Creek_Australia to download the image.

via ESA.


Using Your Selfies For Science!

Selfies have taken the world by storm, as thousands of them are being uploaded to social media sites such as Instagram everyday! Does the way we take selfies differ from city to city? Trace reports on an interesting new study that analyzes selfies from around the world, and discovers how people in each city prefer different ways to take a selfie!

via DNews Channel.


How to photograph the Orion Nebula | A Beginner’s Guide to Astrophotography

via rossexton:

Learn how to take photos of the night sky, constellations, and deep sky objects like the Orion Nebula in this beginner’s guide to astrophotography, with Lee and Ross of the Live Science Team.

(via @rossexton)

Proof: Randy Olson on Bridging Cultural Differences

Through photography, Randy Olson documents isolated cultures that are facing issues with resources, urbanization, or population pressure.

Read more about Randy Olson and his work:
http://proof.nationalgeographic.com/2014/01/30/randy-olson-on-bridging-cultural-differences/

via National Geographic.


Earth from Space: Red Sea gateway

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios. The ninety-second edition features the city of Jeddah’s seaport on Saudi Arabia’s western coast.

See also http://www.esa.int/spaceinimages/Images/2014/02/Jeddah_s_seaport_Saudi_Arabia to download the image.

via ESA.


Mike Libecki & Cory Richards: Antarctic Mountain Climbing

Accomplished climber Mike Libecki and photographer Cory Richards battle extreme cold and furious katabatic winds in an epic, ten-day climb to the summit of the untouched Bertha’s Tower at the bottom of the world.

via National Geographic Live.