Thursday, January 26, 2012

Hoot's Thursday Things

Strange Forgotten Space Station Concepts That Never Flew

Pirate Bay: Downloading Physical Objects New Rage

FYI: How Long-Running Is the Longest-Running Lab Experiment?

This is way cool.
Hidden Cold War Missile Launch Base Underneath House

Here is the website for the house itself: SiloHome

Richie how have you missed this one: Woman with two vaginas offered $1m to star in Vivid porn film

The Floating Flamer – Swim Over and Get Me a Cheeseburger!

The result of some recent solar storm activity was breathtaking aurora stretching over most of Europe. This spectacular sight was filmed in Norway by Helge Mortensen.

Aurora Borealis at Tromvik Norway from Helge Mortensen on Vimeo.


Earth | Time Lapse View from Space, Fly Over | NASA, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo.
Using low-light footage captured by cameras aboard the International Space Station, Michael König was able to put together this jaw-dropping video of the Earth as seen from space. As the station skims along high above the Earth, cities, storms, and eccentric aurora spin below. It’s a truly mesmerizing sight, one that most of us won’t ever be able to see first hand.

Footage came from ISS expeditions 28 and 29 in August 2011 and October 2011, respectively. The locations shown in the video, in order of appearance:

1. Aurora Borealis Pass over the United States at Night

2. Aurora Borealis and eastern United States at Night

3. Aurora Australis from Madagascar to southwest of Australia

4. Aurora Australis south of Australia

5. Northwest coast of United States to Central South America at Night

6. Aurora Australis from the Southern to the Northern Pacific Ocean

7. Halfway around the World

8. Night Pass over Central Africa and the Middle East

9. Evening Pass over the Sahara Desert and the Middle East

10. Pass over Canada and Central United States at Night

11. Pass over Southern California to Hudson Bay

12. Islands in the Philippine Sea at Night

13. Pass over Eastern Asia to Philippine Sea and Guam

14. Views of the Mideast at Night

15. Night Pass over Mediterranean Sea

16. Aurora Borealis and the United States at Night

17. Aurora Australis over Indian Ocean

18. Eastern Europe to Southeastern Asia at Night
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