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Purest zirconium 99.97%, two samples of crystal bar showing different surface textures, made by crystal bar process, as well as a highly pure (99,95 % = 3N5) 1 cm3 zirconium cube for comparison. The metal piece-photo was taken on a white glass plate.

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English : Purest zirconium 99.97%, two samples of crystal bar showing different surface textures, made by crystal bar process, as well as a highly pure (99,95 % = 3N5) 1 cm3 zirconium cube for comparison. The metal piece-photo was taken on a white glass plate.

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80 second extract from Sintel, a 2010 animated short film that was made using Blender, a free software application.‎

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English : 80 second extract from Sintel, a 2010 animated short film that was made using Blender, a free software application.

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Amphianthus sp. (Colonial anemone).

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English : Amphianthus sp. (Colonial anemone).

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Yeongdong Line Movie (from Nahanjeong Station to Heungjeon Station Switchback

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English : Yeongdong Line Movie (from Nahanjeong Station to Heungjeon Station Switchback

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Ducati 748 with carbonparts. Exposed with 4 flash head and 2 electronic flashes

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The "beat effect" problem created when shooting films under standard fluorescent lighting.‎

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English : The "beat effect" problem created when shooting films under standard fluorescent lighting.

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Electric locomotive Škoda ChS8-075 in Vinnitsa railway station. This locomotive has been made in 1989. The MoscowKishinev train.

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English : Electric locomotive Škoda ChS8-075 in Vinnitsa railway station. This locomotive has been made in 1989. The MoscowKishinev train.

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View of Berbera, the main port for Somaliland, from the Esco Hotel, panning from east to west looking north (over the sea) then panning from east to west looking south.‎

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English : View of Berbera, the main port for Somaliland, from the Esco Hotel, panning from east to west looking north (over the sea) then panning from east to west looking south.

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Thecacera sp. (Polyceridae nudibranch)

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Video about lightning storms on Saturn

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English : Video about lightning storms on Saturn

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Purest Vanadium 99.9 %, three samples of a crystal bar showing different crystal textures and an on air greenish oxidized surface, made by crystal bar process, as well as a highly pure (99,95 % = 3N5) 1 cm3 vanadium cube for comparison.

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English : Purest Vanadium 99.9 %, three samples of a crystal bar showing different crystal textures and an on air greenish oxidized surface, made by crystal bar process, as well as a highly pure (99,95 % = 3N5) 1 cm3 vanadium cube for comparison.

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A Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) singing‎

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English : A Northern Mockingbird (Mimus polyglottos) singing

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A rotating animation of the human brain showing the left frontal lobe in red within a semitransparent skull. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is sometimes also included in the frontal lobe. Other authors include the ACC as a part of limbic lobe.

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English : A rotating animation of the human brain showing the left frontal lobe in red within a semitransparent skull. The anterior cingulate cortex (ACC) is sometimes also included in the frontal lobe. Other authors include the ACC as a part of limbic lobe.

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A rove beetle (Ontholestes tessellatus) climbs on Vaccinium myrtillus and flies away‎

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English : A rove beetle (Ontholestes tessellatus) climbs on Vaccinium myrtillus and flies away

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Three alleged saddhus (Hindu holy men) sitting on the Vishnu Temple of Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal, performing the vitarka mudrā.

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English : Three alleged saddhus (Hindu holy men) sitting on the Vishnu Temple of Kathmandu's Durbar Square, Nepal, performing the vitarka mudrā.

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Timelapse of clouds in a sunset, over Belfort, France.‎

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English : Timelapse of clouds in a sunset, over Belfort, France.

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Lake Vuoksa, at the Karelian Isthmus, which separates Russia and Finland.

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Making cannabis resin, Uttarakhand, India.‎

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English : Making cannabis resin, Uttarakhand, India.

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Male Agama sinaita, Jordan. This species is common in deserts around the shores of the Red Sea. While in heat, the male turns striking blue to attract females.

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English : Male Agama sinaita, Jordan. This species is common in deserts around the shores of the Red Sea. While in heat, the male turns striking blue to attract females.

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Trailer for Big Buck Bunny, a 2008 animated short film that was made using Blender, a free software application.‎

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English : Trailer for Big Buck Bunny, a 2008 animated short film that was made using Blender, a free software application.

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Redear Sunfish (Lepomis microlophus)

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Traditional song and dance by Kumaoni girls, Uttarakhand, India.‎

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English : Traditional song and dance by Kumaoni girls, Uttarakhand, India.

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Orotava Valley on Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, as seen from Humboldt's viewpoint (Mirador Humboldt) with Puerto de la Cruz and surrounding townships in the center, banana plantations in the foreground and Mount Teide in the background. This panorama was stitched from 36 single images.

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English : Orotava Valley on Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain, as seen from Humboldt's viewpoint (Mirador Humboldt) with Puerto de la Cruz and surrounding townships in the center, banana plantations in the foreground and Mount Teide in the background. This panorama was stitched from 36 single images.

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Borobudur and some of the relief panels. Workers doing some cleaning work after 2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi

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English : Borobudur and some of the relief panels. Workers doing some cleaning work after 2010 eruptions of Mount Merapi

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Busycon contrarium, Buccinidae, Lightning Whelk; Length 24 cm; Tertiary, Pliocene, La Belle, Florida, USA

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English : Busycon contrarium, Buccinidae, Lightning Whelk; Length 24 cm; Tertiary, Pliocene, La Belle, Florida, USA

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A barber cuts women's hair in the "Coup Sixty-one" in Rotterdam. Using scissors he cuts long hair, strokes hair with a curling iron and finishes the styling with hair gel. Then he demonstrates that the new style persists after a rainstorm by pouring water over the models with a watering can.‎

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English : A barber cuts women's hair in the "Coup Sixty-one" in Rotterdam. Using scissors he cuts long hair, strokes hair with a curling iron and finishes the styling with hair gel. Then he demonstrates that the new style persists after a rainstorm by pouring water over the models with a watering can.

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Rotkehlchen bird/European Robin (Erithacus rubecula) from Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany.

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NH90 flight demonstration.The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter.‎

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English : NH90 flight demonstration.The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium sized, twin-engine, multi-role military helicopter.

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By night, the ruins of the choir of the church of the Virgin of the Burgh in the medieval city of Rhodes, Island of Rhodes, Greece. 14th century.

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English : By night, the ruins of the choir of the church of the Virgin of the Burgh in the medieval city of Rhodes, Island of Rhodes, Greece. 14th century.

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The brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common rats.‎

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English : The brown rat (Rattus norvegicus) is one of the best known and most common rats.

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Female Red-veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa) in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

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English : Female Red-veined Dropwing (Trithemis arteriosa) in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain.

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Timelapse of a hyperboloid object print (made of PLA) using a RepRap “Prusa Mendel” 3D printer.‎

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English : Timelapse of a hyperboloid object print (made of PLA) using a RepRap “Prusa Mendel” 3D printer.

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3-Ring release system animation. It allows a skydiver to cutaway a main parachute.

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English : 3-Ring release system animation. It allows a skydiver to cutaway a main parachute.

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A historical train (Kaiserwagen) of the Wuppertal Schwebebahn arrives at the terminus at Vohwinkel‎

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English : A historical train (Kaiserwagen) of the Wuppertal Schwebebahn arrives at the terminus at Vohwinkel

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Replica of the main compass rose of the Cantino planisphere (1502)

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Silent video of lowering the Trinity Bridge in Saint Petersburg in the morning‎

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English : Silent video of lowering the Trinity Bridge in Saint Petersburg in the morning

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Torre Mozza, Toscana, Italy. XVI century tuscan coastal tower. Now historical and touristic attraction in the Follonica gulf, in front of Elba island.

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English : Torre Mozza, Toscana, Italy. XVI century tuscan coastal tower. Now historical and touristic attraction in the Follonica gulf, in front of Elba island.

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Mating behaviour of the European garden spider (Araneus diadematus). The courting male is consumed by the female before it has successfully copulated.‎

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English : Mating behaviour of the European garden spider (Araneus diadematus). The courting male is consumed by the female before it has successfully copulated.

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Foundation nail dedicated by Gudea to Ningirsu for the building of his temple, the E-ninnu: "For Ningirsu, the powerful hero of Enlil, his king, Gudea, prince of Lagash, accomplished what had to be; his temple of E-innu, the shining thunder-bird, he built and restored."

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English : Foundation nail dedicated by Gudea to Ningirsu for the building of his temple, the E-ninnu: "For Ningirsu, the powerful hero of Enlil, his king, Gudea, prince of Lagash, accomplished what had to be; his temple of E-innu, the shining thunder-bird, he built and restored."

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HD 80606 b is a gas giant planet whose unusually eccentric orbit causes the planet to pass within 2.8 million miles of its star's surface. This is simulation of 30 hours of data collected by the Spitzer space telescope of the atmospheric heating during a close approach on November 20, 2007 (20s).‎

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English : HD 80606 b is a gas giant planet whose unusually eccentric orbit causes the planet to pass within 2.8 million miles of its star's surface. This is simulation of 30 hours of data collected by the Spitzer space telescope of the atmospheric heating during a close approach on November 20, 2007 (20s).

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American crocodiles taking the sun at a swamp in La Manzanilla, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

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English : American crocodiles taking the sun at a swamp in La Manzanilla, in the state of Jalisco, Mexico.

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Om Navashivam, traditional hindu song, Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India.‎

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English : Om Navashivam, traditional hindu song, Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India.

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Layout of a roller chain:
1: Outer plate; 2: Inner plate; 3: Pin; 4: Bushing; 5: Roller

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English : Layout of a roller chain:
1: Outer plate; 2: Inner plate; 3: Pin; 4: Bushing; 5: Roller

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Dragster burnout at Tarlton International Raceway, South Africa‎

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English : Dragster burnout at Tarlton International Raceway, South Africa

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Jerusalem, Via Dolorosa, Station IX.

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A glider sails over Gunma, Japan.‎

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English : A glider sails over Gunma, Japan.

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A ship's carpenter's workshop at the Altonaer Museum, Hamburg, Germany.

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The finals of the 1959 "Miss Bril" pageant are held at the Apollo Pavilion in Amsterdam (1m 27s).‎

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English : The finals of the 1959 "Miss Bril" pageant are held at the Apollo Pavilion in Amsterdam (1m 27s).

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19th century painting of Sphinx of Giza, partly under sand, with two pyramids in the background.

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English : 19th century painting of Sphinx of Giza, partly under sand, with two pyramids in the background.

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The Flightless Dung Beetle (Circellium bacchus) rolling a ball of dung in the Addo Elephant National Park

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English : The Flightless Dung Beetle (Circellium bacchus) rolling a ball of dung in the Addo Elephant National Park

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Dark-eyed Junco (Junco hyemalis hyemalis) female, Cap Tourmente National Wildlife Area, Quebec, Canada.

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Time lapse video of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Brise Soleil designed by Santiago Calatrava

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English : Time lapse video of the Milwaukee Art Museum's Brise Soleil designed by Santiago Calatrava

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A SNCF TGV Duplex trainset is crossing the Cize - Bolozon viaduct over the Ain river. The viaduct is part of the Haut-Bugey line, which was reopened in December 2010 for TGV services between Geneva and Paris.

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English : A SNCF TGV Duplex trainset is crossing the Cize - Bolozon viaduct over the Ain river. The viaduct is part of the Haut-Bugey line, which was reopened in December 2010 for TGV services between Geneva and Paris.

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Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) Samsonvale, SE Queensland, Australia‎

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English : Wedge-tailed Eagle (Aquila audax) Samsonvale, SE Queensland, Australia

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Gian Lorenzo Bernini, Self-Portrait

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70 years ago today, Mechanical Monsters, the second of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.‎

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English : 70 years ago today, Mechanical Monsters, the second of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

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The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. To the left the male is shown, with the female on the right. Spotted in Dornbirn.

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English : The Common Blue (Polyommatus icarus) is a small butterfly in the family Lycaenidae. To the left the male is shown, with the female on the right. Spotted in Dornbirn.

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Warming up to take off of an adult Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) female‎

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English : Warming up to take off of an adult Broad-bodied Chaser (Libellula depressa) female

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Dreiländerbrücke (Three Countries Bridge) at Weil am Rhein (Germany).

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Sentinels of the Heliosphere

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