Posted 1 week ago
Posted 2 months ago

I think Google needs to work a bit more on their “similar movies” section.

Posted 8 months ago

watershedplus:

Taum Sauk Hydroelectric Power Station is a pure pumped-storage hydroelectric plant, designed to help meet peak power demands during the day. Located more than 80 kilometers from the nearest water source, the Mississippi river, there is no natural primary flow available for generation, unlike most other pumped storage sites
In 2005, the plant had to shut down when the upper reservoir suffered a catastrophic failure releasing 4 million cubic-meters of water in twelve minutes.
The plant returned to service after a gap of four years. The rebuilt upper reservoir is now considered an engineering milestone, being the largest roller-compacted concrete dam in North America.

From here, via here and there

Posted 8 months ago

odditiesoflife:

Frost Flowers

Frost flowers, also known as ice ribbons, are common in the arctic region of the ocean, but extremely rare when they occur on land by a plant. Only several species of plants can produce these extremely beautiful, yet sadly temporary spectacles.

They are produced when the water in the soil is not frozen but the air temperature is. As water in the soil is drawn up through a plant’s stem, the water freezes and expands, breaking the stem walls and creating a flow of ice. As crack after crack yields another layer of ice, the total effect resembles the many layers of a flower petal. Each layer of ice is so thin, the frost flower is almost weightless and will shatter if touched.

Posted 8 months ago

fotojournalismus:

A Bahraini protestor stands amidst tear gas fired by riot police during clashes following a protest against the ruling regime in the village of Diraz, west of Manama, late on July 25, 2013.

[Credit : Mohammed Al-Shaikh/AFP/Getty Images]

Posted 11 months ago
Posted 11 months ago

I was shocked and appalled at mother nature when I saw snow was in the forecast for this afternoon & evening back home in Nebraska.

Posted 11 months ago

It’s great to see Google Now is keeping track of my walking. It’s sad to see how little walking I do.

Posted 12 months ago
Posted 12 months ago

Well at least in the computer world I make an awesome leader…