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Magnificent Monument Valley – 46 Fantastic Photos – Navajo Nation Part 2

June 13, 2018 Leave a comment

The Navajo name for the valley is Tsé Bii' Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks). Monument Valley Power

The Navajo name for the valley is Tsé Bii’ Ndzisgaii (Valley of the Rocks). The photographer called this shot of Monument Valley “Power”. Photo #1 by Wolfgang Staudt

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the great divide

June 6, 2018 Leave a comment
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Star Trails around Bodie Island Lighthouse

May 16, 2018 Leave a comment

Photos by Ravi

An attempt to capture the star trails around Bodie Mountain Lighthouse, Outer Banks, North Carolina

Star Trails around Bodie Island Lighthouse

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F-35 Lightning II Update

April 11, 2018 Leave a comment

The Clockwork Conservative

Found a cool video catching up on some of the latter developments with the F-35 Lightning II.  Cool stuff.

And first video of the F-35 at Yuma.

And a few pictures to go with it.

f-35b flight line

f-35 takeoff

F-35 flyover

f-35 preps for takeoff

F-35 Joint-Strike-Fighter demonstration team

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101 Mathematical Trivia

April 4, 2018 Leave a comment

Learn Fun Facts

1. In 1988, Nicolas Slonimsky (1894-1995) invented a method of beating a different rhythm with each arm–created a new composition by identifying each note in Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony with a number, and then playing the square root of each note.

2. The symbol for infinity (∞) was used by the Romans to represent 1000.

cropped-infinite1.jpg3. All palindromes with even number of digits are divisible by 11.

4. The earliest evidence of a numerical recording device is a section of a fibula of a baboon, with 29 visible notches, dated to about 35000 BC, from a cave in the Lebombo mountains on the borders of Swaziland in Southern Africa.

5. The number 365 is equal to the sum of three consecutive squares and two consecutive squares in which the five squares are also consecutive.

365 = 102 + 112 + 122 = 132 + 142


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First strike

March 28, 2018 Leave a comment

3D Zebra Stripe Crosswalk in Iceland Slows Traffic with Stunning Optical Illusion…

March 21, 2018 Leave a comment

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

By Jessica Stewart on My Modern Met site:

The use of illusion in art is nothing new, but a small town in Iceland is using the effect to help with public safety and traffic issues. In the small fishing village of Ísafjörður, a 3D pedestrian crossing was painted last month in an effort to slow traffic on a narrow street. The eye-popping illusion gives the effect of walking on air as pedestrians move from one side of the street to the other.

Environmental commissioner Ralf Trylla came up with the idea after seeing a similar project in New Delhi, India. Trylla was researching creative ideas on how to slow traffic when he stumbled upon the India project and came together with street painting company Vegmálun GÍH to create the effect. They experimented for several weeks before perfecting the technique and painting the crosswalk.

The visual effect is striking, as the…

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