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Wow! It's hot today. 42.3degC at #sydney airport! #heatwave 
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A huge congrats for winning the 2015 Outdoor Adventure winning photograph. A Stunning shot. Q brilliant! 
I've been sitting on some exciting news for a little while now but finally I'm able to share here my winning image in the OUTDOOR ADVENTURE category of the Nature's Best Photography
2015 Windland Smith Rice International Awards.

'Stargazing', Otago, South Island, New Zealand.

I'm humbled that my work is included alongside some truly awesome nature photography that you can see by clicking on the link below.

My print is being exhibited in the 20th Anniversary Awards Exhibition at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History
in Washington, DC, USA opening tomorrow and running through August 2016.

If you'd like a signed limited edition print of this image please contact me directly or to license the image for commercial use please contact Tandem Stills + Motion, Inc.

http://www.naturesbestphotography.com/galleries/2015wsr.php
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The 2015 +European Geosciences Union meeting is finishing today. We've had really positive feedback presenting our work as talks and posters. Everyone on the team is exhausted after five very intensive days, learning new ideas and exchanging data with some of the best scientists in the world. 

Leaving Vienna, I couldn't resist posting a fabulous quote by geologist Eduard Suess who is buried here. This is a new quote to me but thought you might like it. There's always more to discover.

Bye Vienna!

#Suess   #famousquotes   #famousquote   #eduardsuess  +European Geosciences Union  #famousscientist  #EGU15. 
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Wow! This is a brilliant photograph. You really feel for the diver working at such a depth!
Listening to fishes communicate at a depth of 120 meters. A recent study conducted at the +Université de Liège (ULg)  , unique in the world, has made it possible to compare the huge amount of sounds emitted by different fish communities at a depth of 120 meters.
These results have been published in +PNAS 
http://reflexions.ulg.ac.be/en/FishesCommunication120m
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Fantastic result. Incredibly exciting Rosetta could get so close!
"No mission before Rosetta was able to come close enough to a comet nucleus to detect its magnetic field unambiguously," said Christopher Russel a scientist at UCLA and coauthor of the paper. "Landing on the surface of a comet was needed to get close enough to the magnetic material in the comet."

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Brilliant quote!

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Professor Alan Cooper from the +Australian Centre for Ancient DNA (ACAD) joined us at Patriot Hills in Antarctica this season. Using black plastic bags, heat packs and sheer willpower, Alan somehow managed to melt and filter over 150 kg of water to extract DNA from the ice. In spite of all this, he's still smiling!

My  #Hasselblad  camera worked wonderfully well in the Antarctic!

To find out more about our work, check out http://ellsworthmountains.com/.

+Hasselblad Official +David Rootes +Antarctic Logistics & Expeditions 
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Check out this aurora! A fantastic photo of a geomagnetic storm.
 It appeared, momentarily, like a 50-km tall banded flag. In mid-March, an energetic Coronal Mass Ejection directed toward a clear magnetic channel to Earth led to one of the more intense geomagnetic storms of recent years. A visual result was wide spread auroras being seen over many countries near Earth's magnetic poles. Captured over Kiruna, Sweden, the image features an unusually straight auroral curtain with the green color emitted low in the Earth's atmosphere, and red many kilometers higher up. It is unclear where the rare purple aurora originates, but it might involve an unusual blue aurora at an even lower altitude than the green, seen superposed with a much higher red. As the Sun continues near its top level of surface activity, colorful nights of auroras over Earth are likely to continue.
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Amazing images!
                  Gallium Metal melts on Palm of the Hand
Gallium is a metal which melts on palm of the hand, due to its low melting point (29.76 °C).If you hold a solid gallium crystal in your hand, your body heat will cause it to slowly melt into a silvery metallic puddle. Pour it into a dish, and it freezes back into a solid. gallium isn't toxic and won't make you crazy like mercury does. And if you get tired of it, you can melt it onto glass and make yourself a mirror.
YouTube :gellium metal metls on hand
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