Archives for the month of: September, 2011

Check out my friend Tiffany’s first book! She did the illustrations and they are completely charming and adorable. Maybe a nice gift for a tot you know? :)

You can preview the whole book here and learn more about the Gnarble here and preorder the book here.

via Eric

Late night snack

Absolutely gorgeous realist oil paintings of minerals by Carly Waito. If anyone has a couple thousand dollars laying around I’d love one of her pieces for Christmas ;)

Vesuvianite

Dioptase

Dioptase

Fluorite oil painting by Carly Waito

Fluorite

Topaz

Topaz

Smoky Quartz

plesiosaur

Plesiosaur – purchase prints

By Darren Pearson. See more cool long-exposure shots in his Light fossils set.

The video’s creator, James Drake, says:

This movie begins over the Pacific Ocean and continues over North and South America before entering daylight near Antarctica. Visible cities, countries and landmarks include (in order) Vancouver Island, Victoria, Vancouver, Seattle, Portland, San Fransisco, Los Angeles. Phoenix. Multiple cities in Texas, New Mexico and Mexico. Mexico City, the Gulf of Mexico, the Yucatan Peninsula, Lightning in the Pacific Ocean, Guatemala, Panama, Columbia, Ecuador, Peru, Chile, and the Amazon. Also visible is the earths ionosphere (thin yellow line) and the stars of our galaxy.

via io9

Sea Ice Patterns

NASA/Kathryn Hansen

On July 20, the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Healy steamed south in the Arctic Ocean toward the edge of the sea ice.

The ICESCAPE mission, or “Impacts of Climate on Ecosystems and Chemistry of the Arctic Pacific Environment,” is NASA’s two-year shipborne investigation to study how changing conditions in the Arctic affect the ocean’s chemistry and ecosystems. The bulk of the research takes place in the Beaufort and Chukchi seas in summer 2010 and 2011.

For updates on the five-week ICESCAPE voyage, visit the mission blog at:
go.usa.gov/WwU

She calls the path of a planet when it’s in retrograde a “whoop-dee-do”. *Love*

Shock waves coming from Eyjafjallaj√∂kull! Pyroclastics! Awesome! …Maybe I should study abroad in Iceland instead of NZ.

This one has some beautiful shots of lava being ejected high into the air, but I’d rather have the actual ambient audio…

Oh yes.

delightful dinner

by Anton Jankovoy