For the last decade, Kansas-based photographer Chad Cowan has driven almost 100,000 miles across the United States chasing powerful supercell thunderstorms and recording them in high definition. Continue reading
Night has both a mysterious and a fascinating atmosphere that some photographers manage to enhance in their pictures. In the work of the German artist Michael Streckbein, the lights coming from inside the buildings Continue reading
Container ships are some of the largest and heaviest vessels that plough on the seas. They measure up to 1,200 feet in length and can move 10,000 to 16,000, 20-foot steel containers in one trip. To push these vessels through the water require immense amount of energy, that are derived from massive diesel engines. Continue reading
the health benefits of berries, especially when compared to other everyday foods, are truly extraordinary.
1. Goji Berry
Although Yemen has always seemed like home to Yumna Al-Arashi, it was only while working on her ongoing project in the region that the American photographer dedicated herself to revealing the country’s beauty, with a special focus on Yemeni women.
Life is a journey, and has its ups and downs.
During that journey, we sometimes experience moments of joy, celebrating in laughter and happiness. There are also other moments — sad, gloomy moments in which we experience suffering and despair.
Almost every one of us prefers the first kind of moments over the second. We prefer light over darkness, happiness over suffering, joy over despair. And we desire them so much that we cling to them as hard as we can, not wanting to let go of them. But it is not in our control to possess them, and no matter how strongly we try to hold on to them, they will always leave us empty-handed, making us feel down and disappointed.
At the same degree that we like the first kind of moments, we dislike the second kind of moments. We try our best to flee from them when we sense them approaching, doing anything possible to avoid experiencing them again — but to no avail. The more our minds are fixated on them, the more we attract them, and the more afraid we are of them, the more we are impacted by them.
All moments, whether pleasant or unpleasant, are temporary, lasting only for a while, until they dissolve and disappear into nothingness. Therefore the less we are attached to or repelled by them, the less we are bound to suffer.
For several decades, Yves Rossy wanted to fly like a bird, with minimal equipment, but with the ability to direct himself in space.After the originals, skysurf (1993-1998), wingsuit and inflatable fins (1999-2003), had the idea to power the blades jet engines!. The German company Jet-Cat has supplied engines originally attached to inflatable fins. This method failed because of insufficient stiffness. Continue reading