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Space: Animated Aurora from Orbit

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Astronaut Don Pettit created an astounding video using a sequence of still images he shot of the aurora borealis from the International Space Station.

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Data Visualization: Stormpulse

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While not intended as an official weather forecast, Stormpulse has a huge database of major storms and hurricanes since the 1850s.

Based on data from the National Hurricane Center, Satellite stations and Nasa, data of current and past storms is visualized and continuously updated. Additionally you can check the latest news and satellite images of the area where the storm is passing through.

Stormpulse also provides an API that enables…

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Environment: The Planet animation

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The Swedish web site forskning.se together with a group of Swedish environment and research agencies has created an excellent interactive animation on fundamentals, issues and problems of the planet we’re living on…

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Space: Gaja calling

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f “Contact” with Jodie Foster was your kind of movie then you should have a look at the real-life version of sounds and noises recorded in space.

Watch the video for the sounds Gaja sends out into space that might be heard by other “aliens” on their planets…

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Environment: WWF – It’s a beautiful day

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A new clip for the WWF to raise awareness about Global Warming. We are shown – with black humor – how people have adapted to the changes in weather patterns and natural disasters.

A couple taking a stroll with their baby during a Hurricane, campers out in the “wilderness” that has become a burning forest and the “good people” still washing their cars on the weekend even while they’re drowning in the flood.

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Pictures of the evolution of space debris

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With only 800 of the once launched 6000 satellites still being operational, the pile of space debris is becoming an ever-increasing amount of inactive space hardware orbiting around the Earth.

50% of the mess that besides old satellites also includes broken…

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