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Wuppertal Floating Tram leaving the depot Oberbarmen, Berliner Platz in Wuppertal-Oberbarmen

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English : Wuppertal Floating Tram leaving the depot Oberbarmen, Berliner Platz in Wuppertal-Oberbarmen

2

Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) at a bird feeder.

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English : Eurasian Bullfinch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula) at a bird feeder.

3

A video of Sugarcane juice extraction

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English : A video of Sugarcane juice extraction

4

Bombus terrestris inside an artifical pollination nest, queen rocks her wings

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English : Bombus terrestris inside an artifical pollination nest, queen rocks her wings

5

This time-lapse sequence shows the young Moon setting over ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. As well as the bright crescent the rest of the disc of the Moon can be faintly seen. This phenomenon is called earthshine. It is due to sunlight reflecting off the Earth and illuminating the lunar surface. This video was taken on 27 October 2011 and also records the planets Mercury and Venus.

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English : This time-lapse sequence shows the young Moon setting over ESO’s Paranal Observatory in Chile. As well as the bright crescent the rest of the disc of the Moon can be faintly seen. This phenomenon is called earthshine. It is due to sunlight reflecting off the Earth and illuminating the lunar surface. This video was taken on 27 October 2011 and also records the planets Mercury and Venus.

6

Quadratic Julia set with Internal level sets for c values along internal ray 0 of main cardioid of Mandelbrot set

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English : Quadratic Julia set with Internal level sets for c values along internal ray 0 of main cardioid of Mandelbrot set

7

Male Brown tree Frogs (Litoria ewingii) calling

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English : Male Brown tree Frogs (Litoria ewingii) calling

8

Weaving of coconut leaves in Tamil Nadu, India

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English : Weaving of coconut leaves in Tamil Nadu, India

9

In all, about 25 percent of the ice that melted between 2003 and 2010 occurred in North and South America (excluding Greenland).

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English : In all, about 25 percent of the ice that melted between 2003 and 2010 occurred in North and South America (excluding Greenland).

10

Juvenile cross spiders (Araneus diadematus) in nest

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English : Juvenile cross spiders (Araneus diadematus) in nest

11

Video of Nematomorpha in a water bowl in France

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English : Video of Nematomorpha in a water bowl in France

12

The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mixed-use residential and office tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan.

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English : The Nakagin Capsule Tower is a mixed-use residential and office tower designed by architect Kisho Kurokawa and located in Shimbashi, Tokyo, Japan.

13

A short video illustrating smart glass, or electrochromic glass in action.

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English : A short video illustrating smart glass, or electrochromic glass in action.

14

Goldfish scooping (金魚すくい Kingyo-sukui) is a Japanese traditional game in which a player scoops goldfish with a special scooper.

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English : Goldfish scooping (金魚すくい Kingyo-sukui) is a Japanese traditional game in which a player scoops goldfish with a special scooper.

15

Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) consuming, then regurgitating what appears to be a Slaty grey snake.

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English : Children's Python (Antaresia childreni) consuming, then regurgitating what appears to be a Slaty grey snake.

16

Cutting bushes in Bahá'í Terraces, Haifa, Israel

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English : Cutting bushes in Bahá'í Terraces, Haifa, Israel

17

Robber fly (Stichopogon elegantulus) feeding on Collembola. Location: Canidelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

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English : Robber fly (Stichopogon elegantulus) feeding on Collembola. Location: Canidelo, Vila Nova de Gaia, Portugal

18

A norry or nori is an improvised rail vehicle from Cambodia.

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English : A norry or nori is an improvised rail vehicle from Cambodia.

19

Butterflies fly freely around among visitors - Montreal Botanical Garden.

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English : Butterflies fly freely around among visitors - Montreal Botanical Garden.

20

Lucas Brunelle riding a bike along the Great Wall of China (1m 11s).

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English : Lucas Brunelle riding a bike along the Great Wall of China (1m 11s).

21

A drive through Cattenbroek (4m 23s).

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English : A drive through Cattenbroek (4m 23s).

22

A dung beetle climbing a dung ball for circumspection.

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English : A dung beetle climbing a dung ball for circumspection.

23

The Möbius strip is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. It has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It is also a ruled surface.

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English : The Möbius strip is a surface with only one side and only one boundary component. It has the mathematical property of being non-orientable. It is also a ruled surface.

24

Blue Wonder bridge in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.

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English : Blue Wonder bridge in Dresden, Saxony, Germany.

25

Bells of the church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Israel.

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English : Bells of the church of the Annunciation, Nazareth, Israel.

26

Video of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in an aquarium

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English : Video of beluga whales (Delphinapterus leucas) in an aquarium

27

70 years ago today, The Bulleteers, the fifth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

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English : 70 years ago today, The Bulleteers, the fifth of the 1940s Superman animated Technicolor short films, was released.

28

Two photographs of Karori reservoir from 1988 and 2012, converted into an animation to show changes in the lake and surrounding forest over the 24 year interval. After the lake level was lowered, the lake banks were reclaimed by natural regrowth of the forest. Also many trees have grown, and a few trees have been removed (mainly exotic species) as part of Zealandia's 500 year restoration project. Wellington, New Zealand.

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English : Two photographs of Karori reservoir from 1988 and 2012, converted into an animation to show changes in the lake and surrounding forest over the 24 year interval. After the lake level was lowered, the lake banks were reclaimed by natural regrowth of the forest. Also many trees have grown, and a few trees have been removed (mainly exotic species) as part of Zealandia's 500 year restoration project. Wellington, New Zealand.

29

Galaxy with a rotation curve as predicted without the effects of dark matter. The other regions of the disk rotate slower than the inner regions.

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English : Galaxy with a rotation curve as predicted without the effects of dark matter. The other regions of the disk rotate slower than the inner regions.

30

Intraoperative view of indirect Groin Hernia by laparoscopic operation TEP

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English : Intraoperative view of indirect Groin Hernia by laparoscopic operation TEP

31

The Helena Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying US 49 across the Mississippi River between Helena-West Helena, Arkansas and Lula, Mississippi.

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English : The Helena Bridge is a cantilever bridge carrying US 49 across the Mississippi River between Helena-West Helena, Arkansas and Lula, Mississippi.


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