Category: Pictures


Oslo, Norway-based blacksmith and photographer Tobbe Malm evokes powerful emotions using old bolts heated, forged, bent, and twisted to look like humanistic forms. The series, titled Bolt Poetry, began when the Swedish-born artist stumbled across the rusty bolts discarded in a barn in Bergsladen, Sweden. Something about the aging, discolored objects called to him, and Malm was able to give them new life as creative, poignant sculptures that portray everything from a parent’s love to hopeless despair.

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Tobbe Malm’s website > http://www.jernmalm.com/

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Cães embaixo d’água

O fotógrafo americano Seth Casteel descobriu, por acidente, um novo ângulo para fotografar cachorros: embaixo d’água. Tudo começou quando, durante uma sessão de fotos, o cão da raça cavalier king charles spaniel Buster decidiu pular na piscina em busca de uma bola de tênis.

NIKON 2014 PHOTOMICROGRAPHY COMPETITION

Imagem do interior da boca de um rotífera foi a vencedora da edição 2014.
Objetivo do concurso é unir arte e ciência em microfotografias.

O concurso de microfotografia “Mundo Pequeno Nikon” divulgou os vencedores da 40ª edição do prêmio.
Rogelio Moreno, do Panamá, foi escolhido o ganhador de 2014 com a imagem que capta o interior da boca e parte do coração de um espécime de rotífera, filo de animais aquáticos e microscópicos.
Segue fotos escolhidas pela competição:

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More photos> http://www.nikonsmallworld.com/galleries/photo/2014-photomicrography-competition

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Sailing stones 001

On a cracked lakebed in Death Valley called Racetrack Playa, there are a collection of stones, some weighing several hundred pounds, that clearly, mysteriously, move. They leave long serpentine trails behind them in the dirt, and for decades visitors have guessed at how they migrate across the desert floor. Hurricane force winds, sliding sheets of ice — and, of course, aliens — were all contenders, but then last December the cousins Richard Norris and James Norris caught the rocks in the act.

In a paper published in Plos One, they describe watching a thin layer of ice break into large panes and get pushed by a light wind against the boulders, which then began to slide through the mud at about 15 feet a minute. “We were sitting on a mountainside and admiring the view when a light wind kicked up and the ice started cracking,” Richard told the LA Times. “Suddenly, the whole process unfolded before our eyes.”

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Geologists have been studying the sailing stones since 1948, but despite years of research, no one could conclusively say how the rocks moved. That was partly due to the fact that they moved very rarely. Conditions need to be perfect. First there needs to be rain — obviously a rarity in Death Valley — then the temperature needs to drop below freezing, then it has to warm up fast enough to rapidly melt the ice, and then there needs to be wind to break the ice and push it against the stones. Previous attempts at setting up time lapse cameras never caught the rocks in motion.

In 2011, the Norrises set up a weather station nearby and affixed GPS devices to 15 rocks. At the time, they ascribed to the hurricane-force wind theory, but in November 2013, a freak storm dumped an inch and a half of rain, which then froze. When they visited the Valley a month later, they saw a light wind crack the ice into large, thin panes and plough the boulders through the mud.

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By Josh Dzieza “The Verge”

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Objeto subfossilizado é cem vezes maior do que ovo de galinha.
Valor de venda é estimado em até 35,4 mil euros, diz agência

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O ovo centenário de uma espécie extinta de ave que era nativa da Ilha de Madagascar, na África, vai ser leilado em Londres no dia 24 de abril 2013, segundo agências internacionais. De acordo com a Associated Press, o ovo pertence à ave-elefante (da família Aepyornithidae), também conhecida como vorompatra, e tem aproximadamente 400 anos de idade.

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Il s’agit de l’œuf fossilisé d’un oiseau-éléphant, une espèce originaire de Madagascar aujourd’hui disparue.
Cet œuf, qui date du XVIIe siècle, est environ 100 fois plus gros qu’un œuf de poule. Il mesure 21 centimètres de diamètre et 30 centimètres de haut.
Les oiseaux-éléphants ont été les plus grands oiseaux ayant existé sur Terre. Ils pouvaient mesurer plus de trois mètres de haut et peser près d’une demi-tonne.
Ils ont disparu depuis environ 500 ans. La chasse et la destruction de leur habitat par l’homme seraient les principales causes qui ont mené à la disparition de cette espèce.

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The face of bureaucracy in five continents

A face da burocracia em cinco continentes

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Índia, Bihar, 2003 (Jan Banning)

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Yemen, Al-Mahwit, 2006 (Jan Banning)

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Bolívia, Potosi, 2005 (Jan Banning)

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Estados Unidos, Texas, 2007 (Jan Banning)

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China, Shandong, 2005 ( Jan Banning)

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França, Auvergne, 2006 (Jan Banning)

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It is believed that the photo below was the first to be posted on the Internet 20 years ago. On July 18, 1992, the picture with the four members of the band Les Horribles Cernettes, composed of employees of the laboratory CERN, has completed two decades in the digital world.

According to the” Daily Mail”, the band’s image rose because Tim Berners-Lee, the father of the web, working at CERN at the time. Silvano Gennaro, who took the picture, with Berners-Lee worked as a developer of IT and also wrote songs for the band. ” When history happens, you know you’re doing part of it,” he said.

Acredita-se que a foto acima tenha sido a primeira a ser colocada na internet, 20 anos atrás. No dia 18 de julho de 1992, a imagem com as quatro integrantes da banda Les Horribles Cernettes, composta por funcionárias do laboratório Cern, completará duas décadas no universo digital.

Segundo o ”Daily Mail”, a imagem da banda subiu porque Tim Berners-Lee, considerado o pai da web, trabalhava no Cern naquela época. Silvano de Gennaro, que tirou a foto, trabalhava com Berners-Lee como desenvolvedor de TI e também escrevia músicas para a banda. ”Quando a história acontece, você não sabe que está fazendo parte dela”, afirmou.

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The Graphics Interchange Format: we all know it, and we all love it. There’s no better way to store your tacky memes and silly sprites than as a GIF, and the internet just wouldn’t be the same without them. Chances are you can’t remember a time when the web was without it, and it turns 25 years (1987).

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Arquivos do tipo GIF completam 25 anos; Formato criado em 1987 permite animação com até 256 cores por tela.
Veja alguns dos GIFs que ficaram famosos na internet.

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Cinemagraph > HERE

Transit of Venus 2012

After the 2012 Venus transit, we won’t see another until 2117.

Transit of Venus 2012; Los Angeles [Reuters]

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Transit of Venus 2012; [Mexico]

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Transit of Venus 2012; [Nasa]

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Flagler Beach Pier in Florida.[Photograph by Jim Tiller, Daytona Beach News-Journal/AP]

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Transit of Venus 2012; Russia

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Transit of Venus 2012; China

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Transit of Venus 2012; Jordan

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Transit of Venus 2012; Bulgaria

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