April 8, 2016, was a historical day which marks a new milestone on humanity’s space adventure: after delivering CRS-8 cargo on its way to the International Space Station, SpaceX Falcon 9 Flight 23, the third flight of the full-thrust version landed vertically on the drone ship Of Course I Still Love You over the Atlantic ocean, 300 km from the Florida coastline, achieving a long-sought-after milestone for the SpaceX reusability development program.
On August 6, 1945, during World War II, an American Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber named “Enola Gay” dropped the world’s first deployed atomic bomb codenamed “Little Boy” over the Japanese city of Hiroshima. The bomb exploded with 15 kilotons of TNT (63 TJ) of energy and caused horrendous destruction to the city.
Approximately 66,000 people were killed as a direct result of the blast, and 69,000 were injured to varying degrees. Within four months, the number of fatalities would reach 90,000-146,000 people due to the acute effects of the atomic bomb.
An extreme sports media company based in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Teton Gravity Research released the first ultra HD drone footage of the Himalayas. The footage shot with the GSS C520 system, one of the most advanced 5-axis gyro-stabilized camera system in the world.
Filmed from a helicopter with a crew flying from Kathmandu at 4,600 feet (1,400 meters) up to 24,000 feet (7,300 meters) on supplemental oxygen, these are some of the most stable, crisp, clear aerial shots of these mountains ever released, which include Mount Everest, Ama Dablam, and Lhotse.
Sound design and mix by Jeff Cormack at Play+Record.
2015 Norwegian catastrophe drama film The Wave tells a fictional story about Geiranger, a small tourist village in Sunnmøre region of Møre og Romsdal county in the western part of Norway. In the movie, the village threatened a huge mass of rock tumbles into Geirangerfjord (which is one of Norway’s most visited tourist sites, and it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005). The rock sets off a 300 feet megatsunami. The villagers must rush to the mountains in ten minutes, before “the wave” reaches them.
Here is the trailer of the movie. Directed by Roar Uthaug (born 25 August 1973), it was Norway’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards but it was not nominated.
In February 2016, NASA has released an interactive 360-degree image of Mars, and you can see it on the popular video uploading site youtube. You can see our neighbor planet’s surface with your own eyes, in ultra HD!
The component images of this scene were are taken at the downwind face of “Namib Dune” on Dec. 18, 2015, by the Mast Camera (Mastcam) on NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover during the 1,197th Martian day, or sol, of the rover’s work on Mars. They include a portion of Mount Sharp(see notes 1) on the horizon. You can use the arrows in the top left, or click and drag your cursor or mouse, to move the view up/down and right/left.
Alex Kuzoian and Jessica Orwig of Business Insider has prepared a video titled “Here’s why Elon Musk wants to colonize Mars”. In the video below, we see some reasons why we should colonize Mars someday.
Bite force is an important property of carnivore ecology because these amazing animals need to kill their prey as easily as possible, and the bite force is a vital factor in this context. Here are the top 22 most powerful bites in carnivore land mammals.
The values below are average bite forces at the canine tips and taken from the most recent and accurate 2007 research titled Bite Forces and Evolutionary Adaptations to Feeding Ecology in Carnivores by Per Christiansen and Stephen Wroe of the Ecological Society of America.
In an effort to state Planet Nine’s exact location, a team of French scientists used the data from the Cassini-Huygens (an unmanned spacecraft orbiting Saturn, launched on October 15, 1997). They couldn’t able to find the exact location of the giant planet, but they narrowed down the “possible areas”.
An amazing and wonderful video that I came across a few years ago: Michael Fishbach, co-founder of The Great Whale Conservancy, his family and friends rescued a Humpback Whale from fishnets, and after being freed, the whale shows amazing appreciation to the rescuers.
The Great Whale Conservancy was launched in 2010 to advocate for the great whales, they need our help and protection to survive, to learn more about our current efforts and find out how we can work together.
Like all prehistoric counterparts of today’s animals, the prehistoric cats were usually larger, heavier and more robust than today’s felines. Here are the top five largest prehistoric cats.
For comparison, male African Lions sometimes exceed 250 kg (550 lb) in weight. Reported body measurements in males are head-body lengths ranging from 170 to 250 cm (5 ft 7 inches to 8 ft 2 inches), tail lengths of 90-105 cm (2 ft 11 in-3 ft 5 in). Male Siberian (Amur) tigers have a head and body length of between 190-230 cm (75-91 in) and weigh between 180 to 306 kg (397 to 675 lb).