MassimoTyre, Lebanon, the city that was once an island. Alexander the Great built a half-mile causeway through the sea in 332 BC to capture the impregnable Tyre and the island has remained a peninsula ever since [read more: buff.ly/3mu94Mb] pic.twitter.com/d7sA5TXFrQ
MassimoThe holes in honeycombs don't actually start out as hexagons. Bees create circular tubes staggered with one another. The heat formed by the activity of the bees softens the wax. Then the wax hardens into the the most energy efficient shape, the hexagon buff.ly/35ETQgIpic.twitter.com/REEsOMhVXl
Photo credit: iO9Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) has captured the shock wave of an explosives test at their experimental proving ground, a piece of land that measures over 470 square kilometers."The photo gives an unusually clear look...
MassimoThis photo, captured by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) in a explosion test, gives an unusually clear look at the shock wave that accompanies the deflagration [source: bit.ly/2iSkdeE] pic.twitter.com/37CxcD5WvN
MassimoManhattan of the Middle Ages. Between the 12th and the 13th century, Bologna was a city full of towers. Their numbe was very high, possibly up to 180. The tallest, 97 meters high, still stands and was completed in 1119 [read more: buff.ly/35B85mv] pic.twitter.com/p0838b5m2b
Professional and amateur photographers worldwide were invited to enter the sixth International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition for a chance to share in the prize pool, including
MassimoThese are the salt lakes and mountains on the island of Bonaire in the Dutch Caribbean, captured by photographer Sander Grefte; the image won the second place in the International Landscape Photographer of the Year competition [source: buff.ly/2GSPqGZ] pic.twitter.com/qAo6OQ06c1
Photograph via Norfolk Record Office
Once upon a time, computers with less horsepower than your mobile phone, were big. Real big. How big? This big.
From the Norfolk Record Office comes a description of the photo you see above:
On March 4 1921, the Caproni Ca.60 Transaereo – also known as “Capronissimo” and Noviplano Transaereo – tried to take off from Lake Maggiore with its nine, 30-meter-long wings. Man’s dream of winning against gravity, symbolized by Icarus and...
MassimoThe Caproni CA.60 Transaereo was a plane with 9 wings and 8 engines. It managed to take off in 1921 but broke a few components and its project was discarded. It is often called the world's most interesting plane buff.ly/2UksvfQpic.twitter.com/UdWevguKPf
Being highly connected to a strong social network has its benefits. Now a new University of Alberta study is showing the same goes for trees, thanks to their underground neighbours.
The study, published in the Journal of Ecology, is the first to...
MassimoGrowth rate of adult trees is linked to fungal networks colonizing their roots. When they colonize trees' roots, fungal networks act as a sort of highway, allowing water, nutrients and even the compounds that send defence signals against insect attacks buff.ly/3midHJepic.twitter.com/uFp9I8DEHe
The Fritchle Electric Automobile was an early, fully electric car designed in Denver in the early 1900s.
MassimoThe story of the Fritchle Electric Automobile, an electric car debuted in 1904 that could travel 100 miles on a single charge. Its inventor drove it from Nebraska to NYC, and there were at that time sufficient charging stations along the way [read more: buff.ly/34pZe7W] pic.twitter.com/jtqdIwEVsW
PDF | Although liquids typically flow around intruding objects, a counterintuitive phenomenon occurs in dense suspensions of micrometre-sized particles:... | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate
Researchers in Israel have grown date palm trees from ancient seeds found at the same site as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Those trees might soon produce fruit, re-creating the taste of antiquity.
MassimoScientists used 2,000 year old seeds to regrow an extinct species of date tree. The tree long disappeared from the Judean desert but archeologists found seeds which surprisingly grew a male and female of the species buff.ly/38aqZAPpic.twitter.com/xt9zEaOZ7m
The puppy was part of a five-dog litter born at a farm on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia.
MassimoA dog gave birth to a puppy with green fur in Italy. The puppy, immediately named Pistacchio, was part of a five-dog litter and is believed to be a result of the puppy making contact with a green pigment called biliverdin while in the womb [story: buff.ly/35s3GlI] pic.twitter.com/X8boSKAsEe
NASA’s Origins, Spectral Interpretation, Resource Identification, Security, Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Oct. 20, 2020, an...
MassimoOSIRIS-REx spacecraft unfurled its robotic arm Oct. 20, 2020, and in a first for the agency, briefly touched an asteroid to collect dust and pebbles from the surface for delivery to Earth in 2023 [learn more: buff.ly/2HqZTNv] pic.twitter.com/PgMVPo5LOW