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Earth from above

Sat, 2010-11-27 10:41 by Hans-Georg
Pena, Portugal Cattle near the Masai Mara National Park, Kenya

"Earth From Above" is the result of the aerial photographer Yann Arthus-Bertrand's five-year airborne odyssey across six continents. It's a spectacular presentation of large scale photographs of astonishing natural landscapes. Every stunning aerial photograph tells a story about our changing planet.

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Iran's stone-age justice system

Thu, 2010-11-25 21:32 by Hans-Georg
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10 centuries in 5 minutes

Mon, 2010-11-15 22:15 by Hans-Georg

Watch ten centuries passing Europe, compressed into 5 minutes:

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World statistics updated in real time

Mon, 2010-11-01 15:15 by Hans-Georg

Click here to see them:


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Clever little Johnny joke

Thu, 2010-10-21 17:32 by Hans-Georg

The teacher said, "Let's begin by reviewing some American History. Who said 'Give me liberty, or give me death'?"

She saw a sea of blank faces, except for little Johnny, a bright Navajo Indian boy, who had his hand up: "Patrick Henry, 1775," he said.

"Very good! Who said, 'Government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth?'"

Again, no response except from little Johnny, "Abraham Lincoln, 1863." The teacher snapped at the class, "Class, you should be ashamed, little Johnny knows more about history than you do."

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Sintel, an open source movie

Wed, 2010-10-06 20:15 by Hans-Georg

Watch it in HD on the full screen by clicking on the symbol in the lower right, starting the movie, then choosing a higher resolution.

It doesn't have any spell binding story. It is mostly a technology demonstration, so don't expect too much.

YouTube's page

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Photos of Lethbridge fighter jet crash

Mon, 2010-10-04 17:01 by Hans-Georg
last second bailout 1 last second bailout 2

With only a second before his plane hit the ground in a giant ball of flame, this air force pilot miraculously managed to eject to safety.

As Captain Brian Bews, 36, of the Royal Canadian Air Force performed a daring low pass of an airfield on 2010-07-24, his CF-18 fighter jet stalled, but his quick reactions and his rocket-powered ejector seat saved his life as he was catapulted out of the stricken $50 million aircraft.

The extraordinary crash was captured on camera during an afternoon practice session for an air show at the Lethbridge County Airport, near Alberta in Canada.

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Stairway to heaven

Sun, 2010-09-19 19:22 by Hans-Georg

A video about climbing towers.

Watch the video. It is scary.

Watch it soon, because it has already been removed from YouTube and may disappear here too.

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Airventure 2010 - world's greatest airshow

Thu, 2010-09-02 16:24 by Hans-Georg

A brief video compilation of the best shots of the Oshkosh air show 2010.

If your Internet connection and your computer are strong enough, do change to one of the HD resolutions and to full screen mode.