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Human Error

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Beetroot Design Group's interpretation of a planet in peril.

Wind power may be clean, green, and renewable, but it doesn't come without it's problems. Turbines are noisy as hell and they pose serious risks to flying wildlife and sensitive shoreline habitats. So Cornell University engineers have responded with a brainy new way of drawing electricity from moving air. The prototype technology, called Vibro-Wind, involves oscillating wind pads that......read more

Epic Earth Time Lapse from Space

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NASA video paints jaw dropping picture of Earth

These incredible time lapse images of Earth were shot by astronauts onboard the International Space Station, using special low-light, high-definition (4K resolution!) cameras. The images were kindly made available by NASA for free.  Berlin's Michael König took Jan Jelinek's minimal ambient techno and combined it with the time lapses to......read more

Tatiana Plakhova: Geosphere

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Combining art and science, a Russian designer applies geometric graphics to landscape photos

With inspiration from the complex mathematical patterns found in nature, Tatiana Plakhova creates fascinatingly futuristic illustrations that apply geometric lines to landscape photos. The results are stunning. These selections, from the Moscow-based designer's "Geosphere" collection, clearly show off her vision and talent. "My works are based on mathematical simplicity and harmony," she says.......read more

Body Map Pyjamas by Mini Rodini

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Organic cotton jumper lets kids wear the world to bed $40.00

If you're in the market for quality, sustainable childrens' clothes, look no further than Mini Rodini, the Swedish kidswear brand launched by Cassandra Rhodin in 2006. We're feeling these mega-adorable, organic cotton pyjamas printed all over with a classic map of the world. The perfect way to get your child on a "worldly" path, the PJs are made of GOTS-certified fabric, with a Grandpa closure at......read more

Planet Earth's Northern Hemisphere

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Time-lapse stunner assembled from Elektro-L satellite imagery

This jaw-dropping new time-lapse video was cobbled together using images from Elektro-L, a Russian weather satellite that's currently orbiting about 22,000 miles above Earth. It's a stunner.The video, created by the person behind the Planet Earth website, shows off Earth’s northern hemisphere in crystal clear and vibrantly-colored images. The satellite reportedly creates a 121......read more

The Year in the Earth (from Space)

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Striking images of our home planet as seen from orbit in 2012

For brain-melting images of earth as it is seen from space, NASA's Earth Observatory is the spot. The Earth Observatory's Image of the Day is a vital part of any earth enthusiast's daily web feed. As we close in on the end of the year, it's a good time to take a look back at some of NASA's greatest image hits over the year. Here is a handful of stellar shots, courtesy of The......read more

Ashok Sinha: Exacting Proportion

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Landscape series puts the scale of human settlements in perspective

Ashok Sinha, a first-gen Indian immigrant and an MBA grad from New York University MBA, spent several years as an entrepreneur and in corporate America before dropping everything to pursue photography full-time. Now a successful freelancer, Sinha has worked in more than thirty countries for the likes of National Geographic, LIFE, and the Financial Times. In Exacting Proportion, Sinha explores......read more

Digital Globes: A New Way to View Earth

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With improving technology and falling prices, the globe of the future is here, now

Move over, dusty plastic globe, the globe of the future is taking over. According to a Mark Vanhoenacker report at the New York Times, digital globes are becoming better designed and more accessible, bringing limitless educational and entertainment possibilities for places of work, study and play: Until recently, cost and technical limitations have largely confined these modern spheres to......read more

Aerial Abstraction

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Utterly amazing Google Earth screen caps

If you're beginning to think we have sort of a thing for aerial and satellite photography, you are correct. This series comes from Flickr user totaviva, who we can't tell you anything about because, well, we don't know anything. No matter, she didn't take these photos anyway. They're actually screen grabs from Google Earth. But that doesn't make them any less freakishly amazing. From eastern......read more

Chris Hadfield's Greatest Aerial Hits

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Stunning photos of Earth from space by the Canadian astronaut

During his five months onboard the International Space Station, Commander Chris Hadfield became a social media sensation, gaining nearly one million Twitter followers thanks to his regular posts. Among them were many amazing photos of Earth from space, from which we've pulled a few of our favorites. Check them out, alongside Hadfield's witty quips. Photos, left to right: 1. I'm used to rivers......read more

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