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Taiwan’s first Red Bull Soapbox Race 2013

Throughout the year, Red Bull holds numerous soapbox races all over the world. On September 29, the first one in Taiwan took place in the island’s capital, Taipei. Like most Red Bull events, the failures are the fun part. What can be more enjoyable than watching an outrageous car speed down a hill then flip over and crush its driver? Although, as a Mets fan, it was tough watching the Mr. Met looking character fail so badly (much like the baseball team).

Earth from Space – Kazakh treasure

This Kompsat-2 image was acquired over southwestern Kazakhstan’s Mangistau region east of the Caspian Sea. Along the top of the image we can see water and wetlands, with eroded areas at the top and on the right. The majority of the image is dominated by flatland covered with low-lying vegetation.