The Red Warriors were a Paris street gang who used violent force to remove Nazis from France in the mid-late 80’s.
nasir ol-molk mosque, shiraz, iran
built from 1876-1888. photo by hanif shaoei.
A tongue of lava oozes out from beneath the recently cooled crust of a flow. The silica contained within, reflects the early morning sunlight, giving its surface a glassy sheen.
Photo and caption credit: Bruce Omori
A photograph of a Spanish dancer posing in her costume.
Photograph by Wilhelm Tobien, National Geographic
Can someone from the sciencey side of tumblr please explain this ?
This is called shape memory. It’s made from an alloy of titanium and nickel (I believe it’s called nitinol). It has the ability to “remember” the shape it’s taken.
When cold you can bend it whatever which way, but once you heat it (or in this case put it in what I presume is hot water) it will take the original shape.
The pursuit by Cristobal Serrano, Spain
At a depth of 20 meters, lying face up on the sandy bed of the Sea of Cortez, Baja California, l was lying in wait to photograph a fishing cormorant. I was constantly forced to change my position since it was impossible to say from which direction the bird would come. With my fisheye lens l also wanted to get as close as possible to the action. Finally, everything fell into place: in my immediate vicinity the cormorant plummeted bullet-like into a shoal of grunts, scattering them in all directions to isolate individual fish’.
Coral sand by David Maitland, United Kingdom
The hard defensive calcarious structures (spicules) incorporated within the bodies of many soft-bodied marine invertebrates including Gorgonian corals, Sponges and Hoiothuria accumulate as “coral sand” on the sea floor and form a major constituent of many tropical white sandy beaches’.
ah yes…. the smell of victoryI don’t want this.
JESUS CHRIST I JUST HAD A STROKE
at least there’s a messaging system