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Evolution timeline

Tue, 2011-09-27 15:33 by Hans-Georg

From the big bang until today:

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The photographer Steve McCurry: a retrospective

Sun, 2011-09-18 20:42 by Hans-Georg

Steve McCurry: A Retrospective from leica camera on Vimeo.

Recommendation: Start the video, then click on the bottom right full-screen icon.

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Japanese tsunami video recovered from a car wreck

Sun, 2011-09-11 09:24 by Hans-Georg

Yu Muroga was doing his job making deliveries when the 11-March-2011 earthquake hit in Japan. Unaware, like many people in the area, of how far inland the tsunami would travel, he continued to drive and do his job.

The HD camera mounted on his dashboard captured not only the earthquake, but also the moment he and several other drivers were suddenly engulfed in the flood.

He escaped from the vehicle seconds before it was crushed by other debris and sunk underwater.

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Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) / Fischadler – video

Sun, 2011-08-21 03:10 by Hans-Georg
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Sat, 2011-06-11 10:50 by Hans-Georg

Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser playing their arrangement of Welcome To The Jungle by Guns N' Roses

Watch it on YouTube

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The Ice Saints

Thu, 2011-05-05 07:07 by Hans-Georg

Let me tell you a little story from the Germanic countries. In Germany everybody knows about a sequence of icy-cold days in May, which are called "Die Eisheiligen" (the Ice Saints).

They even have names: Pakrazius, Servazius, Bonifazius, and "Die kalte Marie" (the Cold Mary).

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Berichterstattung der Massenmedien über den Atomunfall in Fukushima, Japan

Sat, 2011-03-26 11:19 by Hans-Georg

Berichterstattung der Massenmedien

Nach dem Tsunami und dadurch ausgelösten Unfall im Kernkraftwerk Fukushima Daiichi fiel mir in Gesprächen mit Freunden und Bekannten zusehends auf, dass diese völlig falsche Informationen über den Unfall hatten und diese ernsthaft und unkritisch glaubten.

Ein extremes Beispiel war eine Frau, die, von einer Demonstration zurückgekehrt, stolz berichtete, dass sie sich in das Kondolenzbuch für die 20.000 Toten des Kernkraftwerks-Unfalls eingetragen hätte.

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Fukushima status

Sat, 2011-03-19 17:26 by Hans-Georg

One of the better starting pages with frequent updates and daily status tables is:

New status page, English

Near real-time sensor data could be found through the following pages: (English) (Japanese)

The pages show information from both Fukushima Daiichi (Fukushima 1)
and Fukushima Daini (Fukushima 2).

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Fukushima situation as of Wednesday, 2011-03-16

Thu, 2011-03-17 07:25 by Hans-Georg

Situation worsens - still no cause for alarm

By Lewis Page

Posted in Physics, 16th March 2011 14:14 GMT

Read the complete article in The Register

See also: Fukushima status

The situation at the Fukushima Daiichi powerplant has worsened significantly as it becomes clear that one and possibly two reactors there have suffered a breach in primary containment, making the incident definitely the second worst nuclear accident yet seen.

Nonetheless its human consequences seem certain to remain insignificant against the horrifying backdrop of the earthquake tragedy elsewhere in Japan: and there remain no grounds for anyone to fear for their health.

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The year of the tiger

Sat, 2011-01-01 16:01 by Hans-Georg
© Heather AngeI – A sleek female Bengal tiger walks along a track in Ranthambore N P in India. © Heather AngeI – An Amur tiger breathes out in cold air at dusk in China

As 2010 – the year of the Tiger in the Chinese lunar calendar – draws to a close, it is timely to consider the status of this most regal of the big cats. With three of the subspecies of tigers – Balinese, Caspian and Javan already extinct ­– the WWF now estimate the total world population of wild tigers is marginally above 3000. …

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