Tagged: sea

Vintage swimwear from the 40’s and 50’s (66 pictures)

The first bikinis appeared just after World War II. Early examples were not very different from the women’s two pieces common since the 1920s, except that they had a gap below the breast line allowing for a section of bare midriff. They were named after Bikini Atoll, the site of several nuclear weapons tests, for their supposed explosive effect on the viewer.

Landscapes by Leo Caillard (15 pictures)

A series about the action of humans in diverse types of environments. Deserts and metropolises, the North to South, a contemplative view of the world, with no specific location globally.. A panoramic story of earth and man.

Stars and lightning over Greece

Explanation: It may appear, at first, like the Galaxy is producing the lightning, but really it’s the Earth. In the foreground of the above picturesque nighttime landscape is the Greek Island of Corfu, with town lights surrounding Lake Korrision....

Acoustic Surveillance: Sensing trouble on the sea floor

Wireless communication is reaching new levels as scientists are testing autonomous devices that can detect and understand what is happening underwater. This technology should allow the creation of a functioning network for acoustic surveillance on a large scale, deep in the oceans.

Beached Whale Art in Greenwich, London (8 pictures)

A lifesize fiberglass sculpture of a beached whale on the bank of the River Thames at Greenwich, in London. It is so realistic that a number of people have believed it to be real. The artwork is not designed (necessarily) to frighten the kids: it is part of the Greenwich and Docklands International Festival.

How big is the ocean?

While the Earth’s oceans are known as five separate entities, there is really only one ocean. So, how big is it? As of 2013, it takes up 71% of the Earth, houses 99% of the biosphere, and contains some of Earth’s grandest geological features. Scott Gass reminds us of the influence humans have on the ocean and the influence it has on us.