1. blackpicture:

    Wayne Miller
    Ella Fitzgerald on stage. Apollo Theater. Harlem. USA (1950)

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  2. estrellavega:

    "The Devonian" screen printed accordeon book. 6 colors. 1st edition. 2013

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  3. dinuguan:

    NehruvianDOOM (Bishop Nehru and DOOM)| Caskets

     


  4. NehruvianDOOM, “Disastrous" (2014)

     

  5. liquidnight:

    Léon Gimpel

    La Grotte du Glacier des Bossons (Near Chamonix), circa 1907

    From Leon Gimpel: Les Audaces d’un Photographe

     

  6. humanoidhistory:

    Happy birthday to Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, the father of spaceflight, born on September 17, 1857 in Izhevskoye, Russia. To celebrate, let’s do some fun facts:

    • He was the son of a Polish deportee to Siberia.
    • At age ten he nearly became deaf from scarlet fever.
    • Like many pioneers of space travel, he was inspired by the science fiction of Jules Verne. (See Hermann Oberth for another Verne fan.)
    • Tsiolkovsky wrote his own sci-fi stories.
    • He built the first Russian wind tunnel in 1897.
    • In 1903 he published a rocket equation in a Russian aviation magazine. Called the Tsiolkovsky formula or Tsiolkovsky rocket equation, it described the relationships among rocket speed, the speed of the gas at exit, and the mass of the rocket and its propellant.
    • In 1929 he published his theory of multistage rockets, based on his knowledge of propulsion dynamics.
    • He was a big proponent of humanity moving out into the vastness of outer space: “Earth is the cradle of humanity, but one cannot remain in the cradle forever.”
    • Inspired in 1895 by the newly constructed Eiffel Tower in Paris, Tsiolkovsky was the first person to conceive of a space elevator.
    • During his lifetime he published approximately 90 works on space travel and related subjects, including designs for rockets with steering thrusters, multistage boosters, space stations, airlocks for exiting a spaceship, and closed-cycle biological systems to provide food and oxygen for space colonies.
    • There’s a crater named in his honor on the far side of the Moon.
    • He is often called the “father of spaceflight.” He’s also been called “the father of theoretical and applied cosmonautics.” (One has more dramatic punch than the other.)
    • Interestingly, Tsiolkovsky never built a rocket.

    (NASA/Wikipedia/RussianSpaceWeb)

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  7. japan-overload:

    Hebesu, a very rare and poorly researched citrus fruit (it doesn’t even have a scientific name yet!) hardly even known outside of Miyazaki Prefecture. It’s acidic without any bitterness, but sweeter than a lime. If you’re ever in Miyazaki, do try it! Photo by Rundresor (CC BY-SA)

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  8. asylum-art:

    Adolfo Bimer

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    Adolfo Bimer (1985) is a Chilean Artist, his most recent work in painting wanders between the discipline of the portrait and a development in new techniques of direct interaction of painting materials, that causes chemical reactions which are used in both metaphorically and visual terms to represent the human body.

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  10. startswithabang:

    The Green Flash

    "Given a clear path to the horizon — such as over the ocean — this means that there’s a slight region of space just above the reddened Sun where only the shorter wavelength light is visible!

    And when that happens, in addition to the normal color gradient that comes with a sunset, you can also get a small, separate region above the disk of the Sun that appears yellow, green, or even blue! (And much fainter than the rest of the Sun!)”

    During sunset, the Sun appears to redden, dim, and eventually sink below the horizon. Every once in a while, a rare phenomenon emerges along with it: a green flash, where a greenish-colored beam of light appears just over the Sun. What causes it? One of the most beautiful natural phenomena our planet has to offer, explained in glorious detail.

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