Friday, February 17, 2017

Yosemite's "Firefall" Illusion, Self-Flying Taxis, The Statue of Liberty Was Once Patented and More

 
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Organic Material Found on Ceres Hints at Potential for Life
 
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Russia's February Revolution Was Led by Women on the March
 
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A Leaky Roof Has Forced the Johannesburg Art Gallery to Temporarily Close
 
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This Hinged Skull Helps Dragonfish Eat Prey Bigger Than Its Head
 
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Twelve Years Ago, the Kyoto Protocol Set the Stage for Global Climate Change Policy
 
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Dubai Will Get Self-Flying Taxis This Year
 
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This Wooden Running Machine Was Your Fixie's Great-Great Grandpa
 
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The Statue of Liberty Was Once Patented
 
The Statue of Liberty Was Once Patented
 
 
How Robots Could Help Chronically Ill Kids Attend School
 
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This Oven Could Change How We Cook
 
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Mining Exploration Begins in Michigan's Porcupine Mountains
 
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In 1933, after more than a decade after it enacted the 18th Amendment establishing Prohibition, the U.S. Senate took the first step toward repealing the unpopular law with the passage of the Blaine Act. Read about one of the ways Americans circumvented the ban on booze by having doctors write them prescriptions for alcohol to "treat" various ailments.
 
 
 
 
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To restore original natural dynamics in streams many measures are necessary. In the 'Leuvenumse beek' a nature organisation tried to increase heterogeneity of the river bottom and water retention by putting dead wood in the streamsystem. In autumn and winter when rainfall is high, pieces of forest get flooded. Once i saw this little beech in the water, trying to survive under these harsh conditions. I returned sometimes to this place to take pictures. One evening all the conditions were satisfactory
 
"Struggle of Life" Photo by Jacob Kaptein
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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