We’ve been to the Moon but we’ve barely scratched the surface of our own planet! Trace explains what it would take for humans to see into the center of the Earth and why we haven’t yet made the trek.
The map, as an innovation, is extremely important. Simply constructing a useful representation of our world onto a piece of paper (or clay or vellum or whatever) vastly increased the capabilities of humankind. But we continue to add and alter this medium, in ways that allow for greater understanding of our world and even of ourselves.
In this video Hank talk about 42 maps that are really amazing.
If you haven’t seen this video yet, you should! Enjoy beauty of the nature!
At first glance these photos by Andre Ermolaev look like twisting abstract paintings, but in reality are aerial photos of rivers flowing through Iceland’s endless beds of volcanic ash.
In this short video using a GoPro camera strapped to the back of an eagle, we see what it might be like to soar through a mountain range near Chamonix, France.
Located at the Southwestern tip of the island you will find a fascinating illusion. When viewed from above, a runoff of sand and silt deposits creates the impression of an ‘underwater waterfall’. Satellite views (as seen in the Google Maps screenshots below) are equally dramatic, as an underwater vortex seemingly appears off the coast of this tropical paradise.