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Pictures: Mirror Beams Light to Norwegian Town in Winter for First Time

Pictures: Mirror Beams Light to Norwegian Town in Winter for First Time | Year 7 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
Thanks to new big mirrors called heliostats, the town of Rjukan, Norway, west of Oslo, is getting sunlight beamed down to the square from surrounding mountains.

Via dilaycock, Lorraine Chaffer
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dilaycock's curator insight, October 31, 2013 1:50 AM

Just recently I noticed the use of heliostats on a building in Sydney (on Broadway opposite UTS).

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Chilling twist to tale

Chilling twist to tale | Year 7 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
Explorer Sir Douglas Mawson is lionised as the great survivor of Australian history. But claims in a new book by historian David Day suggest there might be a more sinister story behind the Antarctic legend's epic struggle.
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Polar Lands - brutal survival in Antarctica

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Let There Be Light! Norwegian Town Sees First Winter Sun

Let There Be Light! Norwegian Town Sees First Winter Sun | Year 7 Geography - NSW | Scoop.it
Rjukan, Norway, has spent six months of every year without direct sunlight, but new mountaintop mirrors herald a brighter future.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:25 PM

Life north of the Arctic Circle isn't for the faint-hearted.  In the town of Rjukan, the are simply trying to make the winter months more tolerable (this image and story was originally uncovered on the Boston Globe's Big Picture).