Melanie Torres in “Coming Up For Air” 2010 by Lane Coder.
This nighttime panorama of much of Europe was photographed by one of the Expedition 30 crew members aboard the International Space Station flying approximately 240 miles above the Tyrrhenian Sea on Jan. 25, 2012. Most of the country of Italy is visible running horizontally across the center of the frame, with the night lights of Rome and Naples being visible to the center and right center, respectively. Sardinia, and Corsica are in the lower left quadrant of the photo, and Sicily is at lower right corner. The Adriatic Sea is on the other side of Italy, and beyond it to the east and north can be seen parts of several other European nations.
View full high res. version here.
Connect the Dots?
This computer model shows the connectivity of the 10,000 neurons and 30 million connections that make up a single neocortical column (the basic building block of the cortex). The different colours correspond to different levels of electrical activity.
The image comes as part of a project that began in 2005 to create a computer model of our entire brain, so neuroscience research can be carried out in silico. The project was originally scheduled for completion in 10 years - do you think we’ll see a whole-brain model by 2015?
Mary Magdalene (1858–60) by Anthony Sandys
Kate Moss by Drew Jarrett for Allure February 1997
Daga Ziober photographed by Natalia Alaveridan in Harper’s Bazaar Russia March 2012. I need that shirt soo badly.