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The Nasca Stay in Line

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StarCat
February 26th, 2010

Nasca Line astronaut2 435x400 The Nasca Stay in LineHave you ever made drawings in the dirt? A line maybe? A few squares or some animals perhaps? Well, if you have, I’m sorry to inform you that no matter how awesome you thought your creations were,  they were nothing compared to what the Nasca people of Peru did over a thousand years  ago. [ Continue Reading ]

Another Part of Me – Bionics of The Future

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StarCat
January 18th, 2010

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A robot arm. We’ve seen them several times in scifi movies and on television and in electronics shows that have been promising certain advancements in technology for what seems like eons now. But now it seems that once again fantasy and reality have met. [ Continue Reading ]

No Pictures Please!: Grasping Photography

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StarCat
December 14th, 2009

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The power of photography: It’s been written about  here before. It has also been written how much one picture can convey with just a still frame. No one understands this better than National Geographic whose pictures alone warrant it a “best magazine ever” title even if it is I who just now arbitrarily bestowed it. The image above of a Mandrill – a monkey-like creature with tangerine eyes, accompanied an article in the March 2001 issue and was also its cover story. [ Continue Reading ]

The Afghan Girl’s Escalation: Say Hello to Sharbat

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StarCat
December 7th, 2009

afghan girl 565x400 The Afghan Girls Escalation: Say Hello to SharbatPerhaps the most famous photograph of a child ever taken, an Afghan girl staring intensely into the camera, appeared on the cover of the June 1985 issue of National Geographic. The image of this girl with the striking, greenish, marbled eyes, and telling expression, seemed to say so much about the life of a young girl in her country, and the life she was destined to lead. The future did not look bright for this beautiful child, who appeared defiantly precious as she stared into and beyond the camera as the photo was taken. There was truth in her eyes; and it was both enchanting and haunting.  Having been reproduced a number of times, the photo has captivated millions around the world and given credence to the old adage ”a picture is worth a thousand words.”

A few years ago, National Geographic went on an expedition of sorts, to find the girl whose face they had made famous back in the summer of 1985, and as you can see in the picture above… they found her. [ Continue Reading ]

National Geographic’s International Photography Contest 2009

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MiMo
November 25th, 2009

n01 00000001 585x357 National Geographics International Photography Contest 2009National Geographic’s International Photography Contest attracts thousands of entries from photographers of all skill levels around the world every year. Even though this year’s entry deadline has passed, there is still time to view and vote for the best in the Viewer’s Choice competition. Check out some of my favorites after the break… [ Continue Reading ]

Best Science Images of 2008 – National Georgraphic

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MiMo
September 28th, 2008

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Some astonishing science images of 2008 have been picked by National Geographics.  Do check them out here