natgeofound:

Locals enjoy the view of the Surrey Hills in England, 1928.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Locals enjoy the view of the Surrey Hills in England, 1928.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

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natgeofound:

Summer strollers watch a colorful water fountain display at night, Chicago, May 1931.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Summer strollers watch a colorful water fountain display at night, Chicago, May 1931.Photograph by Clifton R. Adams, National Geographic

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timelightbox:

Photograph by Abbas Hajimohammadi Saniabadi

The first time Abbas Hajimohammadi Saniabadi visited a hospital in Tehran, where patients suffer from mental disorders like schizophrenia, he had one question for the head doctor: Can I come back?
It was mid-2012 and he wanted to document what life was like there for the hundreds of men and women being treated. The doctor eventually agreed. Hajimohammadi Saniabadi, now 30, traded in his old-model Nikon and sold his car, a Hyundai, to buy a Nikon D700 and get started on what would become his first story. He and the doctor set up four quick visits — but by year’s end, he would make nearly a dozen more. —Andrew Katz

See More Photos on LightBox — Fragile Minds: A Poignant Look Inside an Iranian Mental Hospital

timelightbox:

Photograph by Abbas Hajimohammadi Saniabadi

The first time Abbas Hajimohammadi Saniabadi visited a hospital in Tehran, where patients suffer from mental disorders like schizophrenia, he had one question for the head doctor: Can I come back?

It was mid-2012 and he wanted to document what life was like there for the hundreds of men and women being treated. The doctor eventually agreed. Hajimohammadi Saniabadi, now 30, traded in his old-model Nikon and sold his car, a Hyundai, to buy a Nikon D700 and get started on what would become his first story. He and the doctor set up four quick visits — but by year’s end, he would make nearly a dozen more. —Andrew Katz

See More Photos on LightBox — Fragile Minds: A Poignant Look Inside an Iranian Mental Hospital

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explore-blog:

This is amazing: Composer Johnnyrandom creates an entire track solely out of sounds made by a bicycle. Also available as an inverted MtB remix.

Complement with other experimental music sampling from unusual objects.

(via The Dish)

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literaryjukebox:

The boundary condition of the universe is that it has no boundary.

Stephen Hawking (b. January 8, 1942) in A Brief History of Time

Song: “Space Oddity” by David Bowie (b. January 8, 1947)

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thenextweb:

One word… Awesome!

This surfing video shot with a drone and a GoPro at Banzai Pipeline will blow you away

READ MORE about this: http://tnw.co/1m3Om26

(Source: thenextweb.com)

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newyorker:

A look at portraits by the emerging photographer Jenny Hueston: http://nyr.kr/1d6gfBI
“Melon” (2013) Photograph by Jenny Hueston.

newyorker:

A look at portraits by the emerging photographer Jenny Hueston: http://nyr.kr/1d6gfBI

“Melon” (2013) Photograph by Jenny Hueston.

(Source: newyorker.com)

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outreachscience:

Solar System Like Ours Discovered

Hidden in the huge amount of data gathered by the Kepler Telescope was the observation of a solar system a bit like our own, it consists of seven exoplanets arranged much like our own - rocky close in to the sun and gas giants further out. The system, KOI-351, was detected in early 2013 with three direct observations of planets with orbital periods of 59, 210 and 331 days. However, their orbital periods can vary by as much as 25.7 hours, which at first glance is a little strange. As all of the planets orbit within 1 astronomical unit (the distance of the Sun from the Earth) this variation was suspected to be due to tugs of as of yet unseen inner planets.
Using computer algorithms a team of scientists was able to detect four new planets in the system, bringing the total to seven. The four planets have orbital periods of 7, 9, 92 and 125 days thus making the system very compact. It is as of yet unknown why the system formed this way, and some scientists hypothesise that the system may be young and the planets may migrate outwards over the millions of years to come. It is hoped that an upcoming mission, PLATO, will receive funding and allow the scientists to have a second more detailed look at the system.
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outreachscience:

Solar System Like Ours Discovered

Hidden in the huge amount of data gathered by the Kepler Telescope was the observation of a solar system a bit like our own, it consists of seven exoplanets arranged much like our own - rocky close in to the sun and gas giants further out. The system, KOI-351, was detected in early 2013 with three direct observations of planets with orbital periods of 59, 210 and 331 days. However, their orbital periods can vary by as much as 25.7 hours, which at first glance is a little strange. As all of the planets orbit within 1 astronomical unit (the distance of the Sun from the Earth) this variation was suspected to be due to tugs of as of yet unseen inner planets.

Using computer algorithms a team of scientists was able to detect four new planets in the system, bringing the total to seven. The four planets have orbital periods of 7, 9, 92 and 125 days thus making the system very compact. It is as of yet unknown why the system formed this way, and some scientists hypothesise that the system may be young and the planets may migrate outwards over the millions of years to come. It is hoped that an upcoming mission, PLATO, will receive funding and allow the scientists to have a second more detailed look at the system.

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likeafieldmouse:

Bertrand Planes - Life Clock (2004-8) - Counts years and age approximated from the average lifespan, 54.800 times slower than the common clock

likeafieldmouse:

Bertrand Planes - Life Clock (2004-8) - Counts years and age approximated from the average lifespan, 54.800 times slower than the common clock

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natgeofound:

Portrait of a woman draped with red silk.Photograph by Franklin Price Knott, National Geographic

natgeofound:

Portrait of a woman draped with red silk.Photograph by Franklin Price Knott, National Geographic

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