08 December, 2019

    Eggs with a surprise: what's inside Faberge eggs

    Faberge Eggs is a famous series of jewelry made by Carl Faberge from 1885 to 1917. Each egg is unique in both appearance and content. The company employed several outstanding craftsmen who worked on jewelry masterpieces for the imperial court, including Mikhail Perkhin, Henrik Wigström, Albert Holmström. ...
    • Notre Dame to be rebuilt using new technologies

      Alas, what burned down on the day of the ill-fated fire in Notre Dame will never be returned. But the engineers are confident that the damaged parts of the cathedral can be restored with maximum accuracy, up to the chemical composition of the burnt plaster or texture of the stone blocks. Enthusiasts of one of the companies offer to recover the lost parts of Notre Dame using a 3D printer. ...
    • Why spacecraft flying from the ISS to the Earth do not burn in dense layers of the atmosphere

      The atmosphere of our planet protects us from ultraviolet radiation and from numerous meteorites approaching the Earth. Most of them completely burn out in the dense layers of the atmosphere, as well as space debris falling from orbit. But this circumstance is a whole problem for the space industry, because cosmonauts need not only to be sent into orbit, but also to be returned back. ...
    • Twin Sail Bridge: there is no such original bridge anywhere else in the world

      The design and construction of modern bridges rather resembles the competition of engineering companies and advanced countries than overcoming a particular transport problem. The original design solution, the unique design and the complexity of the construction come to the fore, making bridges a source of pride, and sometimes turning them into tourist attractions. ...
    • What color is the polar bear actually

      I am sure that most of you have never thought about this. The polar bear in the human mind is white by default. And no other way. But actually it is not! And here it’s not even talking about the fact that it can be gray or yellow, everything is much more radical! The skin of a polar bear is black. Yes Yes exactly. ...
    • The Mystery of the "Devil's Kettle": where the water disappears in the strangest waterfall on the planet

      "Devil's Kettle" is located in the US state of Minnesota in a natural park. A waterfall several meters high is formed by the Brul River, which is fantastically divided into two streams. But if everything is clear with the first, then the second stream falls into a stone well and disappears in the bowels of the earth. ...
    • The most epic spaceship launches

      The founder of modern astronautics, Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, in his scientific work “The Spaceship”, written in 1924, called the spacecraft intended for flight into space a celestial ship. Thanks to the works of renowned scientists of that time, space became much closer for the inhabitants of the Earth, and dreams of interstellar flights ceased to be only fiction. ...
    • 14 delicious department stores, shopping in which will be remembered for a lifetime

      Someone travels for a new style and shopping, and someone for history and architecture. Why not combine these things? Regardless of whether you like shopping or not, there are several glamorous old department stores in the world that are so famous that they themselves have become tourist attractions. ...
    • Everything is visible from space: Patagonia is also losing its glaciers

      Patagonia, along with the Andean highlands, is the most sparsely populated place in South America. Due to the difficult conditions of the mountainous terrain and not the mildest climate, there is a low population density and almost no infrastructure. The diversity of fauna here is also small, because not everyone can survive in such geographical conditions. ...
    • Vietnam: the life of one of the most amazing countries in the world in pictures

      On the Indochina peninsula in the shape of the letter "S" is a delightful country of Vietnam, whose population is rumored to have come from two mystical creatures - a dragon and a fairy bird. The climate here is subequatorial monsoon, but since the country is stretched far from north to south, it can vary depending on the territory. ...
    • Potemkin villages: an Austrian takes off fake cities that actually aren't there

      When Catherine II went on her long journey to the Black Sea, her close associates were concerned about the devastation that the empress would see on the way to Crimea. And then Prince Grigory Potemkin decided to resort to deception: on the way of the ruler, whole fake villages and building facades were built up, for which there was nothing ... However, they played a role, and the empress believed that the country was flourishing. ...
    • Photos proving that being an instinctive boyfriend is very difficult

      Do you feel an overwhelming feeling of envy when viewing an Instagram feed with photos of pretty women sitting in the middle of a flower field or basking in the azure blue waves? When you look at these thoughtful, perfect shots, it becomes clear that you cannot do without a personal photographer. But real installers of the 80th level use their boyfriends as personal photographers, and, believe me, you will not envy the fate of these guys. ...
    • Only once a year, at 11:11 a.m., the sun reveals the secret of the memorial in Arizona

      The Ante Veterans Memorial, Arizona, is dedicated to the memory of those who served and sacrificed their lives in the United States Armed Forces. However, 364 days a year, this extraordinary design does not seem completely completed. To fully enjoy its beauty, you need to come here at a certain time. "Every year on Veterans Day (November 11), at 11:11 a.m., the rays of the sun penetrate the ellipses of the five pillars of the memorial and form perfect sunlight exactly above the mosaic of the Great Seal of the United States," the city council said in a statement. ...
    • The sound of silence: anti-stress photo landscapes from Claire Dropert

      In her intriguing landscapes, Claire Dropert explores the tranquility and soundless places she travels around. Her pictures are so pacifying that it seems as if the human foot did not step on these territories at all. In his work, Dropert professes simplicity and minimalism, which allows her to achieve the effect of a beautiful dream. ...
    • A statue of Pharaoh Ramses II was found in Cairo, whose age is 3000 years.

      A team of German and Egyptian archaeologists made a colossal discovery. In the slums of the Mataria district in Cairo, parts of a massive statue were found, which, scientists believe, depicts the legendary pharaoh Ramses II and is 3000 years old. The find opens the veil of the ancient history of the origin of the world and may indicate a new chapter in the history of Egypt. ...
    • Census of the London Zoo. Have you seen anything funnier?

      The London Zoo appeared in 1828 as a zoological collection intended for research by scientists. Now it is the oldest zoo in the world, on the territory of which about 800 species of animals live. And every year its employees hold an extremely interesting event - the census of the local population. ...
    • Cavers have assistants for the study of complex underground spaces

      The first flying unmanned vehicles were invented at the beginning of the twentieth century and were used exclusively for military purposes. The use of unmanned aircraft for peaceful projects began in the late 90s of the twentieth century. The development of the global positioning system (GPS) gave impetus to the emergence of ever new modifications of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), the boom of which occurred in the early 2010s. ...