Visible from space: The massive Californian wildfires encircling Los Angeles

A deadly wildfire that has killed two firefighters and destroyed more than four dozen homes is inching closer to Los Angeles.

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the farthest in the universe

cool youtube clip showing the farthest we have ever seen in the universe, what looks black in the sky is filled with countless galaxies invisible to the human eye.   Also, a 3d rendering of how the image taken.  simply amazing.

Extremophiles??

Extremophiles challenge everything we thought we knew about the existence of life on Earth. Now, astrobiologists are questioning if some extremophiles are actually aliens living among us.

Extremophiles

Extremophiles are organisms that thrive in the most extreme environments on Earth. From the sulphuric hot springs in Yellowstone National Park to the icy Antarctic, these creatures push the limits of what we know about biology, and force us to reevaluate the possibility of extraterrestrial life forms. Scientists are finding an ever-increasing number of these tough little organisms living quite happily in places where we previously believed no life could possibly exist. Extremophiles have even been found nestled in the heart of a nuclear reactor.

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The Chernobyl fungus:

Scientists found a dark slime on the walls, living within the reactor and actually feeding on the radiation. The melanin-rich fungus increases rapidly in size when exposed to a high level of gamma rays.

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The Pompeii Worm:

This extremophile keeps a cool head even in extreme temperatures. The Pompeii Worm finds a habitat on or near Black Smokers, hydrothermal vents on the sea floor, which give the worm its volcanic name.

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Water Bears / Tardigrade:

The Tardigrade is considered the king of the extremophiles. These microscopic organisms look like clear gummi bears come to life. Tardigrades have been discovered all over the world, and in the most amazing places, from the peaks of the Himalayas to the sea floor, from temperatures approaching absolute zero to temperatures over 303° F.

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Interesting Science Documentary! Part. 2

What we still don’t know

Directed by Srik Narayanan

What we still don't know

‘The universe is still a place of mystery and wonder’
Sir Martin Rees

Sir Martin explores the possibility that life exists on planets beyond our own.
He unveils an unsettling scientific debate that has startling consequences for
us Earthlings.

Interesting Science Documentary!

Technocalyps

TECHNOCALYPS

A three-part documentary by Frank Theys.

Technocalyps is an intriguing three-part documentary on the notion of transhumanism by Belgian visual artist and filmmaker Frank Theys. The latest findings in genetics, robotics, artificial intelligence, bionics and nanotechnology appear in the media every day, but with no analysis of their common aim: that of exceeding human limitations. The director conducts his enquiry into the scientific, ethical and metaphysical dimensions of technological development.

TechnoCalyps – Part I – TransHuman

Part 1 gives an overview of recent technological developments (biogenetics, artificial intelligence, robotics, implants, nanotechnology,…) and prognoses made by leading scientists about the impact of these developments in the near future.

TechnoCalyps – Part II – Preparing for the Singularity

In this part advocates and opponents of a transhuman future are weighed against each other; prognoses are done when we can expect the transhuman revolution and how people are preparing for it already now.

TechnoCalyps – Part III – The Digital Messiah

This part covers the metaphysical consequences of the new technological revolution. On the one hand scientist start to use metaphysical concepts to describe the impact of their research, on the other hand, a surprisingly large number of scientific projects is inspired by religious aspirations and more and more theologians from any religious or spiritual belief are getting interested in these aspirations of new technology, making the discussion inextricable complex.

Leave a comment if you found this documentary interesting.

Wallpaper Wednesday

Some wallpapers from all over the net. click on them to see fullsize