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#2012 #US #Grand #Prix #Red #Bull’s #Sebastian #Vettel #Pole | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
There was only ever going to be one man taking pole in the Lone Star state. Sebastian Vettel stands on the brink of history after his utterly dominant performance in the first qualifying session at...
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The Marche is one of the 20 Regions of Italy. The Italian name Le Marche is the plural of marca, and literally means "the Marches", originally referring to the medieval March of Ancona and nearby marches of Camerino and Fermo.
The Marche are located in the Central area of the country, bordering Emilia-Romagna and the republic of San Marino to the north, Tuscany to the north-west, Umbria to the west, Abruzzo and Lazio to the south and the Adriatic Sea to the east. Except for river valleys and the often very narrow coastal strip, the land is hilly. In the nineteenth century, a railway from Bologna to Brindisi linked the Marche along the coastline of the entire territory. Inland, the mountainous nature of the region, even today, allows little travel north and south, except by rough roads over the passes.

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Detailed Portraits of Scientists Constructed Out of Hundreds of Matchsticks

Detailed Portraits of Scientists Constructed Out of Hundreds of Matchsticks | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The Manhattan Project is a rare and unique collection of portraits that feature scientists who were closely tied to the creation of the world's first nuclear weapon. Created by American artist Noah Scalin, each piece was meticulously designed out of hundreds of matchsticks and effectively portrays people like Einstein and Oppenheimer. After building each portrait, Scalin then burned the intricately arranged faces so that the final results were a pile of ashy remnants where the crisp faces once stood. 
Scalin presents each piece as a diptych of before and after the burning phase. The series is an exploration of ephemerality and the influence that scientists can have on our daily lives. According to the artist, "The resulting burned afterimages are reminiscent of the permanent nuclear shadows of the victims of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. Also included are silhouettes of Fatman and LittleBoy, the first two atomic bombs, which were dropped on Japan."
Top Image: Einstein
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Dreamy Seahorse-City Sculpture Explores Relationship Between Man and Nature

Dreamy Seahorse-City Sculpture Explores Relationship Between Man and Nature | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Guangzhou, China-based sculptor Hu Shaoming's Dreamland piece is an evocative reflection on nature and humanity expressed through the form of a hybrid seahorse with a golden city sprouting from its head. Dignified and regal in bearing, the iridescent sea creature is almost entirely submerged in water, save for the gleaming metropolis that grows seamlessly from its crown. Created as a part of his City series, the sculpture is not only a stunning display of Hu's craftsmanship, but also the product of his deep consciousness of the manmade environmental problems that wreak havoc on our planet.
"When we face Mother Nature with naive eyes, she looks like a fantastical creature from a fairytale, pure and beautiful, like a dreamland," the artist explains. "Even though everything appears so beautiful, however, fairytale dreamlands will always shatter. One day Mother Nature will wither away to nothing because of mankind; the Earth will gradually grow older; the fairytale dreams propping up our…
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Breathtaking Photos of Ocean Waves Capture the Thrill of Surfing

Breathtaking Photos of Ocean Waves Capture the Thrill of Surfing | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
New Jersey-based photographer Ryan Struck seeks to capture the thrill and beauty of surfing in his gorgeous images of crashing waves awash with the glow of natural sunlight. Transporting the viewer right into the depths of the ocean, the dynamic photos bring time to a breathtaking standstill. Enormous waves, frozen right in their instant of breaking, appear as pristine and clear-cut as glass, rendered in incredible shades of blue, turquoise, emerald, and gold from the rays of the sun.
Struck travels everywhere from the beaches of Asbury Park, New Jersey to the distant shores of Tahiti in search of the perfect shot. He says, "I strive to bring different perspectives to the world of wave riding. My desire to capture images that help viewers imagine the instant the shutter clicked fuels my passion to combine beautiful light, people and places."
To see more of Struck's stunning work, check out his gallery on Offset or on his website.
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Stunning Wood Furniture Looks Like Its Tied in a Knot

Stunning Wood Furniture Looks Like Its Tied in a Knot | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Artisan Kino Guerin makes sturdy wood look as though it’s as easy to tie as string. The beautifully-crafted furniture is a family affair - his wife, Elyse, sometimes helps in the fabrication of tables, shelving, and more. Guerin uses a variety of woods like walnut, zebrawood, and Wenge veneers, coupling them with an industrial bent plywood. The smooth curves and impeccable handling means that these pieces make an impression in any room.
Over the past 19 years, Guerin has explored all different aspects of molding and shaping by means of the vacuum press laminated process. He says that each new discovery opens up additional possibilities and ways of creation. It’s because of this that Guerin’s work walks the line between a sculpture and a functional object. As a result, these gorgeous pieces delight us with how they transform wooden furniture.
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Kamea Hadar & Defer's Lively "Paradise Lost" Murals in San Francisco

Kamea Hadar & Defer's Lively "Paradise Lost" Murals in San Francisco | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In celebration of their exhibit, Paradise Lost, at 1AM Gallery in San Francisco, artists Kamea Hadar and Defer set out to cover local walls with their signature artwork. Two murals, one on the exterior wall of the gallery itself, span full walls and feature a blend of Hadar's classic portraiture with Defer's calligraphic ornamental designs. The elegant, suggestive beauty of the feminine faces are highlighted by the lively, expressive power of the more abstract combination of lines.
"It's really fun how the two of us have been going back and forth," explains Hadar. "In some cases, [Defer] lays out the 'bones' of the piece and I paint the flesh over it, in other cases I paint in the figure and he dresses them with a headdress or other decorative element afterwards. Ancient Hawaiians put a large importance on the bones, or 'iwi' of a human being, which contrasts greatly with the West’s perception of life in flesh and this balance of opposing perceptions is something that Defer and I are…
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Street artist Aiden Glynn turns boring street objects into funny characters

Street artist Aiden Glynn turns boring street objects into funny characters | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Canadian street artist Aiden Glynn turns boring street furniture and objects in his town into funny characters by adding facial features to them. A drain lid,…
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Remarkable Photo Shows a Perfect Layer of Ice Peeled off a Leaf

Remarkable Photo Shows a Perfect Layer of Ice Peeled off a Leaf | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
So we’ve all probably seen icicles, sure, but what about a perfectly preserved ice leaf? Maybe not. Reddit user SearonTrejorek recently shared this remarkable photo of a ghostly-looking leaf, which he carefully peeled (after a couple of tries) from its green counterpart. The frigid foliage was from a Magnolia tree and discovered after a day of freezing rain in the Hardin Gardens on the campus of Winthrop University in South Carolina. Luckily, SearonTrejorek was able to snap a picture before it melted, and we’re able to see the crevasses and folds frozen in the delicate ice.
If you’re wondering about a sudden cold front moving through, don’t worry. SearonTrejorek says this photo was actually taken a couple of winters ago and he found the picture when going through his phone.
SearonTrejork post on Reddit via [Twisted Sifter]
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Energetic Photo Series Captures Expressive Movements Mid-Air

Energetic Photo Series Captures Expressive Movements Mid-Air | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For his final project at the University of East London, Lithuania-born photographer Tomas Januska spent seven months exploring what it might feel like to live in a world of weightlessness. His black and white series, entitled Gravity, features individuals as they enjoy the freedom of floating in mid-air.
Januska photographed both dancers and ordinary people who jumped for the camera between 150 to 600 times during a single photo shoot. He captured the energy and expressive movements of his subjects as they moved and twisted in the air.
He used a simple, white background to eliminate any expectations of what is right-side-up and what is upside-down. By removing any solid point of reference, the photographer created an illusion of indefinite space where subjects simply float. “I wanted my final project for my BA to capture a sense of movement, life and freedom,” explains Januska. “People are moving less and less, so I wanted to show what they are missing out on."
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Apple Ventures into Wearable Tech with New "Apple Watch" Slated for Early 2015 Launch

Apple Ventures into Wearable Tech with New "Apple Watch" Slated for Early 2015 Launch | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
After months of speculation and buzzing rumors, Apple has just unveiled their newest product: the Apple Watch, available in early 2015. The highly anticipated smartwatch marks the company's first foray into the wearable space, as well as their first new product category since the introduction of the iPad in 2010. With Apple's trademark sleek, elegant aesthetic combined with a number of impressive features, the Apple Watch could play a big role in making wearable tech a mainstream trend.
The watch will come in two sizes (38 mm and 42 mm) and in three different types: Watch, Watch Sport, and Watch Edition. With six different wrist strap choices, the accessory can encompass different styles, from youthful to sporty to sophisticated. All of the watches, however, feature a square-shaped face made of sapphire glass.
No word yet on a few key factors like battery life or waterproof qualities, but we do know the base price. Not for any penny pinchers, the Apple Watch starts at $349 and…
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Amazing Aerial Views Transform Beaches Into Abstract Photos

Amazing Aerial Views Transform Beaches Into Abstract Photos | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Aerial Views Adria is a collection of colorful photographs in which the sandy shores of Europe have been transformed into a series of abstract shapes and forms. From high above, Germany-based photographer Bernhard Lang documented rows and rows of beach umbrellas at seaside resorts along the Adriatic coastline in Italy.
Through his lens, he captured symmetrical arrangements of small, patterned umbrellas, strong shadows, lounge chairs, and various vacationers as they enjoyed a hot and sunny day at the beach. Hundreds of vivid circles placed in organized lines fill the beaches while people are merely scattered specks in the water.
“The message might be to show the impact of human beings on the natural environment,” explains Lang. “On the other side, the birds-eye view reveals that we are just small creatures, not as important as we think we are.”
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Beautifully Passionate Photo Portraits of Women Enjoying Solitude

Beautifully Passionate Photo Portraits of Women Enjoying Solitude | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Atomic Occasions is a voyeuristic overhead glimpse of women enjoying an isolated moment of privacy. Created by Australia-based photographer Jessica Tremp, each composition is an explosion of floral patterns and textures that seem to perfectly highlight the feminine forms as they relish in their solitude.
Tremp captures moments when the subjects are gracefully posed, with eyes closed in pleasure. A certain passion radiates from each intimate scene where human and nature combine in the form of soft hair, silky dresses, tree branches, and flower petals. The project is "catching someone in a reverie, their thoughts clashing, colliding, blossoming, and bursting into consciousness," explains Tremp.
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Ink paintings on vintage book pages by artist Loui Jover

Ink paintings on vintage book pages by artist Loui Jover | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Australian artist Loui Jover creates Ink drawing on old book pages. Loui used to draw passionately since his childhood and when he grew up he took this interes…
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The Most Breathtaking Visuals at Beakerhead 2014

The Most Breathtaking Visuals at Beakerhead 2014 | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
For five days in mid-September, Beakerhead throws an extraordinary five-day-long smash-up filled with extraordinary art, memorizing street installations, and thought-provoking talks.  Events are spread throughout different locations in Calgary, which started this past Wednesday and just finished up yesterday. I had the honor of attending last year's inaugural event, which featured the former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield, and I can tell you personally, it was truly spectacular.  
Just like last year, Beakerhead put on an amazing visual display around the city.  One thing you can always count on - they always go big.  Take for example, El Pulpo Mecanico, a giant two-story mechanical octopus that had thousands of people mesmerized by its fire-breathing tentacles.  It truly showcased the incredible feat of engineering that goes into a large scale interactive installation like this.  California-based artists Duane Flatmo and Jerry Kunkel masterminded the…
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Impressive Exhibition Hides One Smiley-Faced Screw Among 36,445 Others

Impressive Exhibition Hides One Smiley-Faced Screw Among 36,445 Others | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
The phrase “finding a needle in a haystack” could be applicable when describing a new exhibition by studio yumakano. Run by its sole designer Yuma Kano, the installation features one of his signature smiley-faced screws hidden among 36,445 other variations of the tiny object. This impressive show is titled 36,445+1screw:) and was created for DESIGNEAST 05 Camp. It’s currently on display in a multi-story parking garage in Hamamatsu City, Shizuoka, Japan.
When people view the exhibition, they spend most of their time looking for that one cheerful screw. The designer aims to demonstrate how happiness is still found even in a crowded space. “Visitors unconsciously spent time to look for the specific screw, and all of them delighted were when someone finally picked it out from the tons of ordinary parts,” he explains.
Hamamatsu is known as an industrial hub; vehicle manufacturer Suzuki has its headquarters there, and it provides the ideal setting for Kano’s show. An assortment of screws…
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Hilarious Photo Series Brings Attention to Problematic Potholes

Hilarious Photo Series Brings Attention to Problematic Potholes | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
One way to draw attention to those annoying potholes on your block is to turn the problem into a clever photo project. A creative group of friends, called Z999, created this hilarious photo series as a way to raise awareness of the poor road conditions in the Lithuanian city of Kaunas.
Professional photographers Arturas Artiusenka and Eurika Balciute documented the group as they stood around a selection of muddy-water-filled holes while doing a variety of out-of-place things like brushing their teeth in bathrobes, showering, fishing, and gazing at stars while enjoying a bottle of champagne. The everyday activities appear perfectly normal other than the fact that they are set around a dirty, problematic hole in the pavement. The playful collection was intended to draw attention to the issue while also making people laugh. The group certainly succeeded in both!

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One-Wheeled Electric Micro-cycle Lets Riders Travel in Ease and Style

One-Wheeled Electric Micro-cycle Lets Riders Travel in Ease and Style | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Move over, Segway, a new personal mobility vehicle has rolled into town. After his 13-year-old daughter asked if it was possible to build a one-wheeled motorcycle that she had seen in a video game, engineer Chris Hoffmann spent the next seven years making that dream a reality by constructing the RYNO, a futuristic-looking electric unicycle.

Touted as the world's first micro-cycle, the RYNO balances itself front-to-back, but relies on the rider to maintain side-to-side balance because of the single wheel. Leaning forward and backward controls acceleration and deceleration, while leaning to the side makes the vehicle turn in a smooth arc. The RYNO is powered by rechargeable batteries, with one 6-hour charge providing enough juice for 10 miles. It can travel up to speeds of 10 mph, putting it in the same regulatory category as the Segway—meaning it's allowed on pedestrian walkways, bike lanes, and even indoors in some places.
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Luxury Recreational Submarine Travels 400 Feet Beneath the Ocean’s Surface

Luxury Recreational Submarine Travels 400 Feet Beneath the Ocean’s Surface | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
If you’ve ever wanted to comfortably explore the ocean, then the Deepflight Submarine Super Falcon Mark II is just what you’re looking for. It’s a luxury recreational submarine that has the feel of an aircraft and made by the company Deepflight. Spanning 17 feet in length, it features two adjustable seats that each have their own bubble-glass cockpit. There’s a set of wings and stabilizers in the rear that help it navigate with ease. Perhaps the best part of this underwater vehicle is that it can be piloted to depths as low as 400 feet beneath the surface; this is sure to provide an amazing glimpse into the world of the sea.
This Deepflight Submarine might look familiar to fans of the James Bond films, and it’s with good reason. The company’s founder is Graham Hawkes, a longtime British marine engineer who built and piloted a submarine that challenged Bond in the 1980 flick For Your Eyes Only.
At $1.7M a pop, this personal submarine is meant for billionaires and tourism companies; the…
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Intriguing Digital Sculptures Present Distorted Visions of the Human Body

Intriguing Digital Sculptures Present Distorted Visions of the Human Body | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Seoul-based digital artist and sculptor Kyuin Shim explores complex themes through his distorted visions of the human body. With a mastery of constructing sculptures and realistic, digital 3D renderings, the Korean artist creates monochromatic, mannequin-like figures whose forms are transformed in fascinating, sometimes unsettling, ways.
Shim's latest series 흑흑 (translated from Korean as both "black black" and "the sound of crying") portrays a collection of black figures whose bodies are frozen in various states of deterioration. Swallowed up by threatening bubbles, dissolving in a chair, or dripping matter onto the floor, the sculptures seem to explore despair and the destruction of self. Past works include Small Place, a depiction of multiple people crammed into the confining space of a rectangular prism, and Bowl, a rendering of figures with bowls instead of heads, the liquid dripping and swishing around meaningfully like a life force or essence of being.
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Adorable 82-Foot-Tall Rabbit Covers an Old Aircraft Hangar in Taiwan

Adorable 82-Foot-Tall Rabbit Covers an Old Aircraft Hangar in Taiwan | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman has been busy creating some of his signature large-scale installations throughout the world. We recently featured Hofman's giant hippopotamus sculpture floating along the Thames river—on view through September 28, 2014—and now he's back with his giant installation, entitled Moon Rabbit, which is currently laying on an old aircraft hangar in Taoyuan, Taiwan at the Dayuan Town Naval Base.
The giant white fluffy rabbit was created for the annual arts and culture event, Taoyuan Land Art Festival. The large stuffed animal, laying on its back and looking up towards the sky, spans roughly 82.5 feet and is constructed out of wood, styrofoam, and sheets of paper.
Hofman said the piece was inspired by a Chinese cultural myth that mentions a rabbit making elixir on the moon. "The moon rabbit is laying against the bunker, dreaming and thinking about life and dreaming the impossible possible and creating it’s own true stories," explains Hofman.
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Dark Angel, Deadly Dragon

Dark Angel, Deadly Dragon | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Street artists Fin DAC and Eelus recently connected in West London to complete a new mural that’s titled Dark Angel, Deadly Dragon. Located somewhere on Scrubs Lane, the dramatic painting features a striking combination of red and black colors that are complemented with delicate, light-gray tones.
The two women are donning elaborate headdresses and alluringly gazing at viewers from over their shoulders. It’s a captivating image, not only because of the ladies’ expressions, but the bold style that was used to create it. A graphic black and red background immediately grabs your attention, while the soft gray shading adds a more realistic and even sensual feeling to the entire piece.
Each character seems to display the two artists’ signature styles. Fin DAC, whom we’ve admired before, is known for painting women and adding a colored “mask” over their eyes. We see his contribution on the right. Eelus cloaks his figures in extremely dark, hard-edged shadows, like the figure on the left.…
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Street Artist Phlegm Unveils Painted Sculptural Installation at London's Royal Opera House

Street Artist Phlegm Unveils Painted Sculptural Installation at London's Royal Opera House | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Drawing from the myths of Prometheus, Leda and the swan, as well as his own personal mythology, UK-based cartoonist, illustrator, and street artist Phlegm recently created an intriguing, sculptural installation for the Royal Opera House in London's Covent Garden. Covering the piazza entrance to the opera house, the piece is an imposing fortress filled with the artist's curious characters painted in black and white on three wooden tiers. Cut-out sections raised from the main structure add a sense of depth to the sculptural painting, further bringing the eccentric jumble of myths to life.
The outdoor installation, which was painted for the Festival of Myth curated by Minna Moore Ede of the National Gallery and the Royal Ballet, will be on display for the duration of the festival until September 28. Phlegm also covered a large wall on the inside of the opera house with a beautiful painting of a tree hung with smoldering objects and entangled with celestial orbs, which will be up for at…
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Striking Mural of a Woman With a Box Cleverly Plays With the Landscape

Striking Mural of a Woman With a Box Cleverly Plays With the Landscape | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Italian street artist MP5 recently completed a beautiful monochromatic mural that’s both visually bold and cleverly plays with the surrounding landscape. Entitled Root Of Evil, it’s located in Abruzzo, Italy where it was painted during the Visione Periferica Street Art Festival. The eye-catching piece features a woman, sitting, as she opens a box and lets crows fly free.
MP5 has used only black and white paint to craft the image and drawn thick outlines that contour the subject’s body for a striking effect. While the mural primarily occupies the side of a home, it extends beyond the walls to flow onto the sidewalk and even reach surrounding buildings. This gives the illusion that from certain angles the small birds are flying away.
Root Of Evil was inspired by the legend of Pandora’s box, in which a woman named Pandora curiously opens a locked box. Unfortunately, by doing so, she releases all the evils of humanity like plagues and diseases. We see a similar theme in MP5’s mural where…
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Stunning Wood Facade Appears as Rippling Waves on an Office Building

Stunning Wood Facade Appears as Rippling Waves on an Office Building | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Damiani-Holz & KO is company that works in the timber construction field, so it seems only fitting that their headquarters would reflect it. Italian studio MoDus Architects did just that by wrapping the Bressanone-located building in a stunning wood surface treatment. It features a system of vertical plywood fins that cover the structure and create a unique-looking facade. Each piece of wood has a specific way that it’s cut, and when they’re placed together it produces an undulating effect that ripples along the building.
The four-storey office sits on a concrete base where an eye-catching metal-framed door welcomes you from the street. Inside, the building features three above-ground floors and a basement. It’s finished with a variety of wood treatments that shows just what the material is capable of. We see plywood panels with patterns milled into their surface, contrasted lumber flooring, and honeycomb arrangements on the wall. The mixing and matching of these elements creates a…
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Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest

Outstanding Entries to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever Photo Contest | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
In order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, which was passed on September 3, 1964, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History has opened "Wilderness Forever: 50 Years of Protecting America’s Wild Places," a photography exhibition that features juried selections from over 5,000 entries. These award-winning images reveal a rarely seen side of America: "wild, untouched, and free." Through the vision of professional, amateur, and student photographers, viewers can journey to gorgeous vistas and the natural environments of the creatures who dwell in this beautiful land.
The Wilderness Act—a cornerstone of America’s conservation laws—established the National Wilderness Preservation System that represents America’s most wild and pristine federally protected lands. Today, these areas encompass 758 wilderness zones covering more than 109 million acres in 44 states and Puerto Rico. Together, they represent the largest, most highly protected body of wild lands in…
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Airglow Ripples Produce Luminescent Bullseye Shape in the Night Sky

Airglow Ripples Produce Luminescent Bullseye Shape in the Night Sky | Le It e Amo ✪ | Scoop.it
Following a severe thunderstorm over Bangladesh in late April, Jeff Dai captured these stunning photos of giant circular ripples of glowing air in the night sky while he was on the Tibet Plateau of China. Standing about 4,450 meters (14,600 feet) above sea level, the Chongqing, China-based creative was able to get a clear view of the breathtakingly luminescent, multihued bullseye shape overhead.
This incredible phenomenon was the result of airglow, the weak emission of light by a planetary atmosphere. The extraordinary, circular structure of the ripples was created by unusual atmospheric gravity waves—waves of alternating air pressure that can grow with height as the air thins—likely caused by the thunderstorm in Bangladesh earlier that night.
Jeff Dai on Flickr via [PetaPixel], [APOD]
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