Friday, October 4, 2019

Flying Saucer

A pair of Romanian scientists have perfected a perfect UFO after years of engineering. Operating like a "quadcopter", the craft handles take-off, landing, and slow speed maneuvers through four ducted fans. A pair of jet engines at the rear of the saucer provide horizontal thrust. A pair of lateral thrust nozzles on each side of the disc allow it to rapidly push itself sideways in either direction, or quickly rotate while in flight.

Friday, January 11, 2019


First erected in 1923, the Hollywoodland sign was to promote a housing development in the Hollywood Hills. During the Golden Age of Tinseltown, it soon became a symbol of the movie industry. After the housing was built, they left the Hollywood letters only.
At 44 feet tall, the sign can be seen from miles away.

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Big Cloud

Camille Seaman and her daughter have been storm-chasing since the little girl was eight years old.
They travel the world capturing melting icebergs in the North Pole to storms across the United States.
Her new book titled The Big Cloud focuses on supercell storms around the U.S.

Wednesday, August 22, 2018


Built in the 1500's, this spiral staircase at the Chateau de Chambord in France is a stunning example of blending artistry into invention. Leonardo Divinci designed the staircase which is a lot harder to create than may appear. He had to have a keen understanding of both geometry and mathematics.

Monday, July 23, 2018

Tricolored Jewel Beetle

Photographer Levon Biss from Germany shoots highly detailed images of insect specimens collected by famous naturalists. He combines 8,000 to 10,000 individual shots to produce the final piece. This jewel beetle was collected by Charles Darwin during a visit to Australia in 1836, and brought back to the UK on the famous HMS Beagle.

Monday, May 14, 2018

Wild Life

The Chinese company Huawei that makes the P20 Pro phone has a promotion for their latest product.
The phone comes with a double-lens Leica camera, and surveys show that P20 users are interested in
photographing wildlife with their phone/camera. So they have positioned giant raven statues around the country that are over 8 feet tall. One is of course near the Tower of London...legend has it that if the 6 ravens that live in the tower all leave, the kingdom will fall. Because of that, they only made 5 ravens just in case to keep the Crown safe.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Special Delivery

A vendor carries a load of plastic children's balls to market in Delhi, India.
Photo: Cathal McNaughton