Archive for the 'World' Category

Africa 2012: Zimbabwe, Botswana, Namibia

Monday, November 12th, 2012 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:15

More photos from our 2012 trip to Africa are available on flickr.

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Amazing Tilt-Shift Time-Lapse Video of Singapore

Friday, September 28th, 2012 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:14

This video is definitely a must-see. For ‘The Lion City’, the idea behind the extension of the tilt shift technique is for focus and distance to be something the viewer can experience. From the shoot info: […] the film is hard hitting, and full of effects… more so than if I were releasing a story […]

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Japan 2012 — Photos

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:50

A collection of photos of our trip to Tokyo, Japan three weeks ago. See the whole set on flickr.

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Weekly Twitter Updates for the Week in Tokyo

Sunday, April 8th, 2012 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:59
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Time Lapse of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Wednesday, December 21st, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:56

Fantastic video of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) created by Rob Whitworth from over 10000 RAW images. Watch in fullscreen with your speakers on!

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Random Scenic Locations

Friday, November 25th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:13

Son Doong Cave, Vietnam Tianmen “Heaven Gate” Mountain, China Wulong Chongqing, China

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Bora Bora

Thursday, August 18th, 2011 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:20
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Soviet Ground Effect Tank-Plane

Friday, April 30th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:13

Pictures (and an article in Russian) of a huge ground effect plane. The ground effect and similar planes on Google image search. (via Boing Boing)

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Iceland’s Volcano Eyjafjallajökull

Thursday, April 15th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:32

It was nice and quiet in Iceland back in 2007. Now — in addition to water spewing geysers (picture) — the volcano Eyjafjallajökull is shooting large amounts of ash, smoke and steam into the atmosphere forcing many European airports to cancel flights. It first erupted in March and boston.com has several stunning photos of the […]

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GPS Coordinates — Copy Your Location

Friday, March 26th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:36

Go directly to the web app: http://gpscoords.cinnamonthoughts.org/ Do what your iPhone’s Maps and Compass apps can’t and copy your current coordinates to your device’s clipboard and use them anywhere. Your device will use GPS, wireless LAN and cell towers to get the most accurate coordinates, just as Maps and Compass on the iPhone do. After […]

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Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:22

While in the US two weeks ago I had the chance to buy a print issue of Wired with the article Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine. Whether you believe everything or not doesn’t make this a less interesting read: The point of the system […] was to guarantee an automatic Soviet response to an […]

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Chaiten Volcano—Amazing Pictures

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:50

Photos of the 2008 eruption of the Chaiten volcano in Chile—its first eruption in about 9000 years. Be sure to scroll at least down to the sixth picture! Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on what causes them. Picture taken May 2, 2008. Full article […]

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High Dynamic Range Photos from Japan

Friday, March 13th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:49

Here are some great HDR photos from Japan. High Dynamic Range imaging is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques. I find this technique quite amazing as good HDR photos almost look like a painting.

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Sigur Rós “Heima”

Thursday, November 8th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:10

I’m watching Sigur Rós’ Heima right now — a documentary film about their free 2006 Iceland tour. It is a great DVD for everybody who likes Sigur Rós or Iceland. Last year, in the endless magic hour of the Icelandic summer, Sigur Rós played a series of concerts around their homeland. Combining both the biggest […]

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Iceland Trip 2007 (Photos)

Saturday, October 13th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:17
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Why the Heck Does New York Have Steam Pipes, Anyway?

Thursday, July 19th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:47

That’s what I was wondering when I heard about the exploding steam pipe in NYC today. Transportation of heat, granted — but during summer? Luckily those pesky interwebs have the answer to this question: Why the heck does New York have steam pipes, anyway?

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What Our World Should Look Like Today According to the Past

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:45

Retrofuturo — or IL FUTURO VISTO DAL PASSATO as Fabio Feminò puts it — is a 35 page series of mostly pictures and magazine covers from the past (up to 80 years old) showing how the people living then thought our world would look like today. It includes classics like flying cars, enormous cities, moon […]

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Photos of Germany — 80 Years Ago

Friday, February 9th, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:46

Take a look at this wonderful collection of photos from 1929 taken in Germany. The atmosphere is very quiet and peaceful. It looks like a place you wouldn’t deny holidays from the city life at — if there wasn’t the problem of the almost 80 years passed since then. All pictures are taken from a […]

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Hobbit Home

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:14

Simon Dale built a truly amazing Low Impact Woodland Home for his family which is dug into the hillside. The building process took nearly 1500 man hours and cost only £3000. The main tools used are a chainsaw, a hammer and a one inch chisel. The used materials are mainly natural and the house has […]

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GeoMapLookup: Find That IP or Domain on a Map

Thursday, November 23rd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:02

I’ve finally created my own geolocation application I wanted to have for a long time. It is a web application to show the geographical location of your current IP address on a map. An elegant solution is possible using Google Maps and MaxMind’s free GeoLite City database. You can either visit GeoMapLookup to do a […]

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