Archive for May, 2015
Solar Impulse 2 is an upgraded version of a solar-powered plane that flew across America in 2013. It gets all its energy from more than 17,000 solar cells installed on its fuselage, wings and tail — and can fly through the night, thanks to the power stored in more than 1,300 pounds (633 kilograms) of batteries. Its wings are as wide as those of a Boeing 747, but it weighs only about as much as a family car (2.6 tons).
Out of a sudden, the earth inner core starts to stir into life. Volcanoes are erupting. On the small southern Japanese island of Kuchinoerabu-jima, the 626-meter Mount Shindake burst into life, producing a plume over 9 km high and a pyroclastic flow that reached the shoreline, according to the Meteorological Agency of Japan (watch the spectacular eruption here). Th eruption is reminiscent of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Is this a harbinger that we are entering into the age of the apocalyptic end of humanity? Read the rest of this entry »
Watching events unfold around the world is getting more than exciting. The instantaneous news that scurried to and fro add suspense to unceasing twilight zone scenarios previously only seen in movies. On one side are those keenly trying to follow salient events that affect humanity. Frantic news kept them busy and probably confounded. On the other side are those drowned in apathy. Their only interests are reality shows and Hollywood-style movies that numb their senses into paralysis. They are oblivious of real things happening before their eyes. So what’s in the news that could un-nerve us? Read the rest of this entry »
This organic piece of architecture is carved out of rocks created by the volcanic ash from Mt. Erciyes and Mt. Hasan in Turkey. These is actually just some of the many volcano houses in Turkey. During the 7th century, hollowed rocks initially served as homes and chapels for early Christians
Syria is once again in the limelight. Since Syria’s attempted invasion by USA under the guise of regime change was thwarted by the intervention by Russia, it has gone off the radar. Since then, geo-political earthquakes shifted around Iraq, Libya, and into Ukraine. Looks like it has gone a full circle and Syria is once again back in focus. This time round, it is getting ugly. The Russian embassy came under mortar shelling. Russia is obviously getting more than annoyed. Read the rest of this entry »