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Green : Vegetation

Greeny-ness of Earth over a period of 5 years from NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP.

Although 75% of the planet is a relatively unchanging ocean of blue, the remaining 25% of Earth’s surface is a dynamic green. Data from the NASA/NOAA Suomi NPP satellite is able to detect these subtle differences in greenness. The resources on this page highlight our ever-changing planet, using highly detailed vegetation index data from the satellite, developed by scientists at NOAA. The darkest green areas are the lushest in vegetation, while the pale colors are sparse in vegetation cover either due to snow, drought, rock, or urban areas. Satellite data from April 2012 to April 2013 was used to generate these animations and images.

Mike Olbinski – A Supercell

Hard to believe that this is just a video of particles of water and air. Filmed by Mike Olbinski

via io9

Top 10 Newly Discovered Species of 2012

10 new species – especially interesting is the luminous cockroach. Bad news is that it could already be extinct.

Snow Peak – Mini Hozuki LED Light

The Snow Peak Mini Hozuki LED light would make a neat toy for our daughter, who loves hiding under the covers or in forts.

BBC – Penguins: Spy in the Huddle

Who doesn’t like penguins. BBC One’s team used a series of robo/remote cams disguised as penguins, rocks, eggs, etc. to get some amazing footage. More info at the Penguin: Spy in the Huddle.

Grand Canyon : Blink of Time

Grand Canyon : Blink of Time captures the sights in timelapse that gives the viewer an accelerated experience. But even in contrast to the speed of geologic time, the timelapse sequences are mere blips in the life of these formations of rock and water. From GOTM Films

Ambrym Island, Vanatu – Lava Lake

Why would you ever think that this would be a good idea?

Geoff Mackley, Bradley Ambrose, Nathan Berg, after an epic struggle with the weather for 35 days, we became the first people ever to get this close to Marum Volcano’s famed lava lake on Ambrym Island, Vanuatu. Coming within 30 metres of the lava lake down a watercourse, it was possible to stand the heat for only 6 seconds. With Fire Brigade breathing apparatus and heat proof proximity suit it was possible to stand on the very edge and view the incredible show for over 40 minutes.

via io9

Pedersoli – Baker Cavalry Shotgun

If you have to defend yourself against zombies or post-apocalyptic gasoline stealing bandits, why not do it in retro Civil War style with the Pedersoli Baker Cavalry Shotgun.

Gur Kimel – Nature Preserve jewelry

Gur Kimel creates beautiful jewelry from natural shapes, materials and textures, taking found souvenirs and dipping portions to create one-of-a-kind pieces.

Exploring and collecting exceptional pieces in the Jerusalem hills, urban Tel-Aviv, European forests and Scandinavian villages, I find that nature tells a different story in each location, and this story changes again from season to season. No two pieces are the same, and consequently each piece of jewellery is splendidly unique.


Acorn in 24K gold.


Valencian seed earrings.


Three Swedish pine cones necklace.


Pecan in silver and 24K gold.


Three pine balls necklace.

Gerber Steady Tool

The Gerber Steady Tool is a standard multi-tool with an extra tool – it works as a tripod for a small camera. The reviews seem to say that it’s not big enough for a dslr, but I wouldn’t think it would be.