Thursday, October 02, 2014
Wednesday, October 01, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Thursday, September 25, 2014
This is fine salt under an electron microscope
23 Things That Look Totally Bizarre Under A Microscope
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
American Go E-Journal:
Go Takes Over Seoul Streets
"Hundreds of people gathered to play Go in Korea’s Gwanghwamun Square, on September 21. The event was part of Seoul’s Street Without Cars 2014.09.21_Simultaneous-Go-Games-Seoul-550x367Festival and Learn Go Week"
Would have loved to attend this event.
Monday, September 22, 2014
Sunday, September 21, 2014
The Roentgens' Berlin Secretary Cabinet
“This antique cabinet is over 200 years old. For a long time it was owned by King Frederick William II and you can find it now on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It is by far one of the finest achievements of European furniture making. Watch what it can do and then remember this was all done with hand tools.”
After 10 months travel time, the Maven probe (Wikipedia) arrives in Mars orbit to test the composition of the planet’s atmosphere.
Isn’t science grand?
Saturday, September 20, 2014
A place I always wanted to see was Ketchikan Airport (Wikipedia). I had “visited” it many times in Microsoft Flight Simulator, flying in and out of the place and around the beautiful Misty Forjds National Monument (Wikipedia) in SE Alaska.
When you have the excellent add-on by ORBX for Ketchikan Airport (link) the fidelity and reality is astounding. Even down to the docks and the sloped taxiways.
When we took the cruise to Alaska earlier this month, one of the stops was in Ketchikan, It is a nice little town (see my photo gallery) and as the airport is in another island, just in front of the town, we passed close enough for a good look. The weather as usual in a rain forest, was of course rainy, but I still shot a good set of photos of the airport, the famous sloped taxiways (needed because of the lack of space in the place), and the ferry that passengers have to take to cross in and out of the airport.
Tower and terminal
The ferry (you can see the sloped taxiway coming down from the runway)
The floatplane section (very common in Alaska)