April132014
April122014
mapsontheweb:

Map of spaceports with achieved satellite launches.
Source: afrofagne (reddit)

mapsontheweb:

Map of spaceports with achieved satellite launches.

Source: afrofagne (reddit)

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usnatarchives:

See the journal page that records the election of George Washington of Virginia, now on display from April 1 to 16, 2014, in the National Archives Building.

This year marks the 225th anniversary of the First Congress. On March 4, 1789, the Congress of the United States met for the first time. It was arguably the most important Congress in U.S. history.

To this new legislature fell the responsibility of passing laws needed to implement a brand new system of government, defining the rules and procedures of the House and Senate, and establishing the precedents that set constitutional government in motion.

One of the first duties of the new legislative body was to meet jointly and count the electoral ballots for President and Vice President of the United States. This page of the first Senate Journal shows the results of that election: George Washington of Virginia was unanimously elected President, and John Adams of Massachusetts, who finished second in the balloting, was elected Vice President.

Image: Senate Journal of the First Congress, First Session, showing entry for April 6, 1789. National Archives, Records of the U.S. Senate

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April112014
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dendroica:

1937 dust storm hits Clayton, N.M.

May 29, 1937: The original Los Angeles Times caption reported:

This black roller dust storm is rushing toward Clayton, New Mexico. It was one of worst ever to strike that portion of southwestern dust bowl. A moment after this picture was taken the city was in darkness. The storm lasted several hours and was followed by rain. The interiors of houses were coated with dust and the outsides with mud. This picture was taken by an amateur photographer who happened to see the storm coming.

This photo was published in the May 29, 1937, Los Angeles Times.

(via Framework - Los Angeles Times)

dendroica:

1937 dust storm hits Clayton, N.M.

May 29, 1937: The original Los Angeles Times caption reported:

This black roller dust storm is rushing toward Clayton, New Mexico. It was one of worst ever to strike that portion of southwestern dust bowl. A moment after this picture was taken the city was in darkness. The storm lasted several hours and was followed by rain. The interiors of houses were coated with dust and the outsides with mud. This picture was taken by an amateur photographer who happened to see the storm coming.

This photo was published in the May 29, 1937, Los Angeles Times.

(via Framework - Los Angeles Times)

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April102014
“By telling you anything at all I’m at least believing in you, I believe you’re there, I believe you into being. Because I’m telling you this story I will your existence. I tell, therefore you are.” Margaret Atwood, from The Handmaid’s Tale (via violentwavesofemotion)
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cross-connect:

Alexandre Bordereau - B&W Portrait Series

Nice black & white portrait series by young french photographer Alexandre Bordereau (aka aRe-y0u-iN).

via : Bloodyloud

Alexandre Bordereau : Facebook | Flickr | Twitter

(Source: cross-connect, via 2headedsnake)

April92014
jayleighphotography:

Painted Lady
Butterfly Experience, Philadelphia Flower Show: ARTiculture
Taken March 2014
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You can buy a print of this photo here
Take a look at other prints I offer here

jayleighphotography:

Painted Lady

Butterfly Experience, Philadelphia Flower Show: ARTiculture

Taken March 2014

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You can buy a print of this photo here

Take a look at other prints I offer here

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huffingtonpost:

Happy Sunday!

huffingtonpost:

Happy Sunday!

April82014
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tamburina:

Frank Paulin
A model applies makeup in Central Park, New York City, 1955

tamburina:

Frank Paulin

A model applies makeup in Central Park, New York City, 1955

April72014

(Source: spatiallyobvious, via euphues)

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fallontonight:

Daniel Radcliffe and Jimmy faced off in Sticky Balls!

April62014
todaysdocument:

Today is International Children’s Book Day!
Since 1967, the celebration has been held on the same day as Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. 
This photograph shows children lining up for books at the Taos County bookmobile project while it was visiting a school in Prado, New Mexico. Irving Rusinow, a colleague of Dorothea Lange in the Office Bureau of Agricultural Economics, took the photo in December of 1941. 
via U.S. National Archives on Facebook
What’s your favorite book from your childhood?

todaysdocument:

Today is International Children’s Book Day!

Since 1967, the celebration has been held on the same day as Hans Christian Andersen’s birthday. 

This photograph shows children lining up for books at the Taos County bookmobile project while it was visiting a school in Prado, New Mexico. Irving Rusinow, a colleague of Dorothea Lange in the Office Bureau of Agricultural Economics, took the photo in December of 1941. 

via U.S. National Archives on Facebook

What’s your favorite book from your childhood?

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fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Human eyesight is not always the best for observing how nature behaves around us. Fortunately, we’ve developed cameras and sensors that allow us to effectively see in wavelengths beyond those of visible light. What’s shown here is a frying pan with a thin layer of cooking oil. To the human eye, this would be nothing special, but in the infrared, we can see Rayeigh-Benard convection cells as they form. This instability is a function of the temperature gradient across the oil layer, gravity, and surface tension. As the oil near the bottom of the pan heats up, its density decreases and buoyancy causes it to rise to the surface while cooler oil sinks to replace it. Here the center of the cells is the hot rising oil and the edges are the cooler sinking fluid. The convection cells are reasonably stable when the pan is moved, but, even if they are obscured, they will reform very quickly.  (Video credit: C. Xie)

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