Toma Sergeeva

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A Decade Of Observing Earth From Space Has Given Us These Breathtaking Views

The ESA's Envistat satellite was the largest Earth observation satellite ever built.<p>Since 2002, it has circled the Earth, collecting invaluable information on our environment and the advancing danger of climate change. Contact with Envistat was suddenly lost in April 2012, but the wealth of …

Self-Sustaining Floating City is a Modern Day Noah's Ark

This floating city is an innovative concept designed to function as a modern day <i>Noah's Ark</i>. The self-sustaining city was developed by Serbia-based Aleksandar Joksimovic and Jelena Nikolic as a means to support life–from humans and animals to fish, plants, and trees–in the case of an extreme natural …

Are you right-brained or left-brained?

Follow these instructions to find out which side of your brain is dominant and how it may explain your personality.<p>In no particular order, I am visual, outspoken, artistic, impulsive, intuitive, a daydreamer and disorganised. I am right-brained, according to this uncannily accurate guide to …

Geminid meteor shower begins: watch out for fireballs

The mysterious Geminid meteor shower lights the skies of Earth between 12 and 16 December and is visible from almost anywhere on the planet. This year the peak rate is estimated to be 100-120 meteors per hour, rivalling the August Perseids, which are usually the most spectacular meteor shower of …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Lightgazing | Japan’s best illumination spots of 2013

Illumination. It’s an odd word to hear in a sentence, made only odder as a seeming tourist destination. But In Japan, especially around this time of …

Two-Minute Mind-Bending Demonstration of Perspective Anamorphosis

Anamorphosis is a technique you’ve probably seen used many times, even if you never knew what it was called. It’s the projection technique that …

A Mystery Illness That Targets Women?

Illustrated By Ly Ngo.<p>Something’s been happening inside your body.<p>Maybe you’ve been feeling tired for some time. But, it’s not an ordinary tired, the …

Out-of-this-World Planes Flying in Front of the Sun and Moon

Believe it or not, these spectacular photographs are not digitally manipulated. The series was an endeavor by photographer Sebastien Lebrigand, who set out this past summer to document airplanes as they flew past the sun and the moon. With the naked eye, the huge planes are simply dark specs in the …

Macro Photos of Bees Showcase Stunning Natural Detail

Bees are fascinating creatures, buzzing busily around to produce honey and beeswax in an extremely systematic fashion. However, as they quickly fly past, it's difficult to appreciate their beautiful, physical details, particularly when there is a fear of being stung! This extensive collection of …

Captain Phillips Review

Having<p>helped redefine the action genre with his Bourne films Paul Greengrass returns to the dramatisation of real world events with his customary …

Women war workers - in pictures

How 'plucky' heroines of 1914-18 conflict seized chance to advance women's freedoms

'Comet of the century' to buzz Mars

Earthlings may be treated to a dazzling celestial display this fall as Comet ISON makes a suicidal plunge toward the sun. But spacecraft exploring Mars is poised to get close-up views of the icy wanderer first.<p>"Comet ISON is paying a visit to the Red Planet," astronomer Carey Lisse of the Johns …

Naturally secreted chemicals could make you invisible to mosquitos

Mosquitos are undoubtably one of nature's most annoying lifeforms — annoying at the best of times, and disease-carriers at the worst. Humanity has made many efforts at repelling the troublesome insects, with the chemical DEET being perhaps the most well known example, but a group of scientists from …

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