Documentary on Apollo 15

NASA began it’s mission of the most successful manned flight ever achieved on July 26, 1971…..Apollo 15. It was the ninth manned mission in the United States’ Apollo program, the fourth to land on the Moon, and the eighth successful manned mission.

It was the first of what were termed”J missions,” long stays on the Moon, with a greater focus on science than had been possible on previous missions. It was also the first mission on which the Lunar Roving Vehicle was used.

 

Sebastião Salgado: The silent drama of photography

Sebastião Salgado is a Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist born on February 8, 1944 and has traveled in over 100 countries for his photographic projects. Most of these have appeared in numerous press publications and books. Touring exhibitions of this work have been presented throughout the world. Longtime gallery director Hal Gould considers Salgado to be the most important photographer of the early 21st century.

Salgado is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador. He was awarded Foreign Honorary Membership of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1992  and was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Centenary Medal and Honorary Fellowship (HonFRPS) in 1993.

Between 2004 and 2011, Salgado worked on “Genesis,” aiming at the presentation of the unblemished faces of nature and humanity. It consists of a series of photographs of landscapes and wildlife, as well as of human communities that continue to live in accordance with their ancestral traditions and cultures. This body of work is conceived as a potential path to humanity’s rediscovery of itself in nature.

In September and October 2007, Salgado displayed his photographs of coffee workers from India, Guatemala, Ethiopia and Brazil at the Brazilian Embassy in London. The aim of the project was to raise public awareness of the origins of the popular drink.

In his TED talk, he discussed about photography and it’s beauty and mentioned about his deeply personal story of craft that almost killed him showing some amazing photographs. Must Watch..!!

 

 

 

Apollo 11 Mission Highlights : Neil Armstrong Landing On The Moon – NASA Documentary

46 years ago, Mankind witnessed an amazing event of Apollo 11 launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida and also the very first human being landing on the Moon, Neil Armstrong. He was followed by Buzz Aldrin on 20th July 1969, at 20:18 UTC. This Documentary will show you some highlights of the event and let you know important things about the mission. A very interesting and amazing documentary about the Apollo launch. Must Watch..!!

Share the Pluto Love!

Amazing Achievement

Lights in the Dark

New Horizons image of Pluto the day before the flyby. NASA/JHUAPL/SWRINew Horizons image of Pluto the day before the flyby. NASA/JHUAPL/SWRI

It’s happened! At 7:49 a.m. EDT (11:49 UTC) this morning, July 14 2015, NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft performed its close pass of Pluto and, fourteen minutes later, its moon Charon. While we won’t receive a signal from New Horizons until about 9 p.m. tonight (and image data from the flyby won’t arrive until July 15th) NASA did share this gorgeous image this morning just before the flyby. it was taken by New Horizons on July 13th and has a resolution of about 4 km (2.4 miles) per pixel, and shows the distant world in approximate true-color. It’s highly-publicized “heart” feature is seen front-and-center – proof that Pluto loves ya!

And, according to New Horizons PI Dr. Alan Stern, this is but a teaser for the “data waterfall” that’s to begin arriving tomorrow! What an amazing day for science.

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Human Evolution Documentary 2014

Human evolution is the evolutionary process leading to the appearance of anatomically modern humans. The topic typically focuses on the evolutionary history of the primates—in particular the genus Homo, and the emergence of Homo sapiens as a distinct species of the hominids (or “great apes”)—rather than studying the earlier history that led to the primates. The study of human evolution involves many scientific disciplines, including physical anthropology, primatology, archaeology, paleontology, ethology, linguistics, evolutionary psychology, embryology and genetics. This video will lead you to know more about Human Evolution and hope that you will love it….recommended to bloggers and visitors.

Sophie Scott: Why we laugh?


 

Sophie Scott FMedSci is a British neuroscientist.

Professor Scott is Wellcome Trust senior fellow at University College London (UCL), researching the neuroscience of voices, speech, and laughter. She is also Deputy Director of UCL’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience.

Scott is from Blackburn, UK. She received her PhD in Cognitive Science at UCL in 1994 and went on to work in Cambridge at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (formerly Applied Psychology Unit) in Cambridge. She returned to UCL as a Research Fellow in 1998. She was awarded a Wellcome Trust Fellowship in 2001 and has been funded by them since. She currently holds a Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship. She is a member of the British Psychological Society, the Society for Neuroscience, the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, and the Experimental Psychology Society. She was elected a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences in 2012. In this TED talk, she is discussing about why people laugh adding humor and entertaining the audience.