Tuesday, March 27, 2007

PICTURES : Most Dangerous Roads in the World, Part 3

"Since our last installment in this highly popular series (Magnificient Tunnel Road, November 2006) we have received many tips and pictures of the roads that are no less intimidating, and in some cases just as dangerous."

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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Top 5 Impossible Structures

Here are some of the impossible structures, though they appear to be impossible for construction but they are made possible. These pictures have not been edited.

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Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Top 10 Mysteries of the Mind

Much of what we don't understand about being human is simply in our heads. The brain is a befuddling organ, as are the very questions of life and death, consciousness, sleep, and much more. Here's a heads-up on what's known and what's not understood about your noggin.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

PICTURES: You think your job is bad??

Pictures that make you say I'm glad that is not my job!

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How thieves hack into an ATM -- slideshow

Full sequence taken from security camera, with explanation

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Monday, March 19, 2007

Ten Photos Taken at the Right Moment

Some lucky photographers often catch unexpected moments - sometimes appropriate, sometimes inappropriate, and often hysterical. Other times photographers catch moments just before something happens, or as it happens. Here's a collection of ten such photos...

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Sunday, March 18, 2007

VIDEO: Amusing physics.

Just Amazing things. Needs to be seen...

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PICTURES: Beautiful Air Scenes of Africa

Some of the most stunning pictures you might ever see!

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Thursday, March 15, 2007

How Pi Works

Pi is an extremely interesting number that is important to all sorts of mathematical calculations. Anytime you find yourself working with circles, arcs, pendulums (which swing through an arc), etc. you find Pi popping up. We have run into Pi when looking at gears, spherical helium balloons and pendulum clocks.

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The Longest Waves in the World (Pics + Video)

Twice a year, between the months of February and March, the Atlantic Ocean waters roll up the Amazon river, in Brazil, generating the longest wave on the Earth. The phenomenon, known as the Pororoca, is caused by the tides of the Atlantic Ocean which meet the mouth of the river. This tidal bore generates waves up to 12 feet high for over a half hour.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Top 30 Strangest Deaths in History

For example...Death by Drowning at Lifeguard Party and Death from Holding a pee in. Enjoy.

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PICTURES : Amazing Storms

A collection of pictures of impressive storms.

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Friday, March 09, 2007

MUST SEE Photo series: Extreme Things on Earth

This series of incredible photos include the largest seed on earth, the longest residential building, Largest Quicksand, Largest Flower / Parasite, Deepest Cave, Largest impact crater, Lowest Elevation, Windiest place, Highest Elevation, Hottest place, Wettest place, Smallest Park, Tallest water fall, Thickest Ice Sheet, and Most populated city

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Re-imaging History: Altered photos you thought were real

A picture is worth a thousand words, and Photoshop and similar tools have made it easier than ever to make those words fib. But while computers enable easier and better photo manipulation, it is hardly a new phenomenon. Here is a sampling of some of the more famous altered photographs from the last century.

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10 of the Most Awkward TV Interviews

Going all the way back to Barbara Walters in 1981, and as recently as last month, this list presents the most awkward interview moments of all time.

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Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Nine Laws of Physics That Don't Apply in Hollywood

In general, Hollywood filmmakers follow the laws of physics because they have no other choice. It’s just when they cheat with special effects that we seem to forget how the world really works.

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Monday, March 05, 2007

Flickr Photo Pool of Yesterday's Full Lunar Eclipse

Photos of yesterday's lunar eclipse.

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Sunday, March 04, 2007

Amazing Skydiver Jumps Out Of Plane And Into Another

Watch as this skydiver jumps out of a plane and then catches up to another falling plane and gets in...

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We can identify "mystery faces" just 6 pixels wide!

How good are humans at identifying faces? Amazingly good, even with only a few sparse pixels' worth of information. Very cool, and very cool pics.

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13 things that scientists can't explain

13 things that do not make sense. Includes the placebo effect, dark matter, the wow signal and other mysteries that scientists have yet to explain.

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Saturday, March 03, 2007

Top 10 Worst Marketing Gaffes, Flops, and Disasters

10) McDonald's: "I'd Hit It" 9) New Coke 8) Honda's Asimo Falls Down Stairs: "Any third-grader with a circuitry board can make a dancing robot, but only Honda can make one that walks up stairs and falls on its space skull. For now, ED-209 must remain but a dream."

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Near realtime free satellite images of the Earth

The MODIS satellites gaze back at the Earth constantly circling and snapping high res images of our world. You can see what they've been up to for the last couple days and download high res versions that are in the commons and ready for you to use for whatever you like.

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See How Easily You Can Create HDR Photos (Ultimate guide)

Collection of HDR photography tutorials and techniques with some amazing examples.

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