Under a thick layer of volcanic ash, a 300 million year old forest has been uncovered in China, giving a rare glimpse at a nearly intact ancient tropical forest.
Money Does Grow on Trees
Did your mother ever chastise you with the words money doesn’t grow on trees in a possibly fruitless attempt to curb your profligate ways? Well, maybe – just maybe – she was wrong.
Dutch architects MVRDV designed these skyscrapers planned for South Korea. It’s called The Cloud, and is described as “a pixelated cloud” with towers rising through it.
Okay, now that you’ve seen the picture, what are you thinking? The architectural firm was caught off-guard by complaints from those who looked at the plan and saw the World Trade Center towers exploding. That’s the first thing I thought of, but MVRDV insists that the resemblance is coincidental. Read more about the controversy at Co.Design. Link -via The Daily What
Earth: Time Lapse View from Space
If you haven’t seen it yet, this goes at the top of the list of time-lapse video wonderment shot from space.
Astronaut Ron Garan chronicled his stay in space more beautifully than any before him, and this collection of images taken with a low-light camera shows so much splendor of Earth that it’s hard to know where to start.
You’ll see cities, the extent of urban human impact, lightning storms, the beautiful magnetic light show of the auroras … and lots of places that are just plain, dark, beautiful Earth.
Enjoy this full screen and with a sense of awe.
(by Michael König)