Sunday, 28 September 2014

Climbers Lit the Magnificent Matterhorn to Celebrate 150 Years of Climbing

Climbers “painted” the beautiful Matterhorn with Red Colors to celebrate the special anniversary. A group of 16 trained climbers left Red beacons along the route of the famous climb, which is one of the highest mountains in the Alps Switzerland and as nightfall came the imposing mountain came alive with color. The event was organized by clothing brand Mammuth to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first explorers to scale the epic mountain. This massive cragged rock tooth standing alone on the horizon in a sea of clouds has for decades been an electromagnet for mountaineers, and has claimed the lives of 450.  On 14 July 1865, British climber Edward Whymper reached the peak of the Matterhorn together with his rope team, but lost four climbers during the descent. Therefore 6 years later, on 22 July 1871, Englishwoman Lucy Walker became the first woman to climb the Matterhorn wearing a long flannel skirt as was suitable for a Victorian lady. Her ascent was seen as a jewel in the crown of female mountaineering.

The Mystery of Devil's Kettle Falls

If you have ever worried that we have solved all the mysteries of nature, fear not. Minnesota’s Devil’s Kettle Falls has been perplexing hikers and geologists for generations. The Devil's Kettle is a mystifying geological wonder situated inside Judge C. R. Magney State Park in Minnesota, in USA, just off the North Shore of Lake Superior. The Brule River makes its way through the park; it drops 800 feet in elevation and makes plentiful waterfalls in the process. 

One of these waterfalls is quite distinct. Approximately 2.4 km before the river empties into Lake Superior; it gets split in two by a rocky outcrop. The eastern part drops 50 feet below and continues towards Lake Superior. The western part falls 10 feet into a massive pothole, which is called the “Devil's Kettle” and disappears. No one knows where the water goes. It is thought there must be an exit point somewhere underneath Lake Superior, but it has never been located. From the last several years, investigators have dropped brightly colored dyes, ping pong balls, and many other things into the Devil's Kettle. 

Surprisingly none of them have ever been found. One philosophy is that the river flows along a subversive fault and comes out somewhere under Lake Superior. This is dubious, because for this to happen, the fault would have to be exactly oriented towards the lake, and would have to be big enough to let the flow of half the river. Even if such a fault is real, it would have probably been clogged over the years as rocks, sand, logs and other materials fell into the kettle. Besides, there is no sign of such a fault in the area. One more theory is found when millions of years ago a lava tube formed when the rocks first solidified. 

The issue with this theory is that the rock at Devil’s Kettle waterfalls is rhyolite, and lava tubes never form in rhyolite. Lava tubes form in basalt flowing down the slopes of volcanoes, and the adjacent basalt layer to Devil’s Kettle is situated much too far underground to be any kind of factor in the mystery. The existence of a big underground cave is also ruled out because underground caves form in limestone rock, and there is no limestone in the area. The mystery is compounded by the fact no floating debris suddenly appearing at one spot offshore in Lake Superior has ever been reported.

Wednesday, 24 September 2014

Beautiful Glowing Interactive Circular Swings Change Colors with Motion

In the coming few months, you’ll be able to see this interactive Swing Time installation on The Lawn on D in Boston offers residents and people to sit back and ease while swinging in one of 20 glowing hammocks. This beautiful temporary project was concept by Höweler + Yoon Architecture and was created as a way to "make a new type of city park" where everyone is invited to gather and play games or do exercises to be fit. Every swing is custom made in three diverse sizes from welded polypropylene. The inside of the circular structures, LED lighting responds to movement contingent on whether or not it is being used. At a standstill, the round form emits soft white lights, nonetheless then, as a sightseer swings and rocks inside of the structure, an internal micro-controller modification the lighting from white to purple to indicate motion.

Sunday, 21 September 2014

Great Empathy and Courage

This mouse actually tried to save the life of his friend by biting the snake's head. Unfortunately, his friend died, and he could provide enough support. But this is really a great example of empathy and courage he has shown. In deed this fabulous effort.

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Unique Color Changing Ice Cream as its melt.

Well, if someone offers you to have an ice cream which changes the colors as it melt? Then what’ll be your expression? Obviously you’ll be amazed. Spanish ice cream enthusiast Manuel Linares has formulated a dessert that will change from blue to pink to purple with the help of the temperature and acids from the human mouth and a spritz of something he calls a "love elixir." Thanks, science! The beautiful idea of color changing ice cream actually a unique kind of idea when ice cream changes its color as it melts. 

He has attended a course in ice cream making at the Hotel Business School Hoffman in Barcelona, where students were motivated to create a novel flavor of ice cream. Manuel Linares announced that his ice cream would be able to change color as its melts, a surprise statement that earned him laughs from his instructor. But Manuel stuck to his goal, and managed gets the objective of color changing ice cream and he is convincing everyone he wasn't joking. He created the ice cream and give him name “Xamaleon” a special ice cream that changes from purple to pink when it melts.

Mysterious Blood River in China

There’s a river in China mysteriously turns into red color overnight, widespread fear in the region. The mysterious incident took place in the region of Chinese city of Wenzhou. Everything was normal but then suddenly within the space of a few minutes the water started turning darker and eventually was completely red. It is reported that the place is surrounded by the mountains on three sides with the front of the city facing Pacific Ocean. 

The related incident was reported back in the year of 2012 when Yangtze River changed its color. However; the local inhabitants says at 4am the water flow was normal but at around 6am it had turned a terrifying shade of crimson. This is considered one of the healthiest rivers in China, and it gives obvious baffles to locals because there were no factories along its banks were baffled when within the space of an hour the river turned a deep, dark red and turned a strange smell in it.
An elder local who has lived entire his life by the river says it has never happened before. Many peoples believe that changing of river color is due to the Industrial contamination that has ruled out because there is no chemical plants along it length. While, the environmental protection officials are taking water samples to figure out what is actually going on, and why river color is changing. Wenzhou is a famous town in East China's Zhejiang Province. 

The officials claimed the blood-red waters were a result of sand distribution due to upstream flooding but sceptics were not convinced and social media sites were full of bizarre theories including one that it was the start of "The Apocalypse". The local peoples say; this is really strange thing that we have always been able to catch fish and you can even drink the water because it's just normally so good. Nobody has any idea how it could have ended up being polluted because there are no factories that dump anything in the water here."

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

Natural Wonder of Cherry Blossom Stones

An intriguing geological peculiarity has found in the Japanese city of Kameoka, which lies just over the western mountains of Kyoto city. It’s a small sub-hexagonal-shaped stone of very fine-grained muscovite mica hosted on a type of metamorphic rock called “Hornfels”. Interestingly when the cracked was opened, their internal cross-sections appearance just likes tiny golden-pink flowers. They’re exclusively called “cherry blossom stones”, after the revered flower of Japan and one of the most renowned icons of the country.

The science alert explains the pattern of these flower weren’t always made of mica. They began their existence as a multifaceted matrix of six prism-shaped crystal deposits of a magnesium-iron-aluminium composite called cordierite, radiating out from a solitary dumbbell-shaped crystal made from a magnesium-aluminum-silicate composite called indialite in the center. Moreover; cherry blossom stones are hosted in a matrix of hornfels, a very fine-grained, contact metamorphic rock shaped underground about 100 million years ago by the intense heat of molten lava. The sub-hexagonal formed masses of cordierite-indialite in the hornfels contain of seven individual crystals. At the center of each mass is a dumbbell-shaped indialite crystal very narrow at the center, and fairly wide at the ends. Adjacent the indialite crystal are six prism-shaped cordierite crystals. They’re widest at the center of each cherry blossom stone and narrowest at the ends.

The cordierite-indialite masses underwent a 2nd metamorphic event when they were uncovered to a type of hot water called hydrothermal fluids. These fluids altered the chemical composition of minerals inside the cherry blossom stones, producing mica to change the original cordierite-indialite inclusion. Since they have to undergo two penetrating and very specific types of metamorphosis in order to shape, cherry blossom stones are extremely rare, and found only in central Japan. Therefore; cherry blossom stones that underwent a whole replacement of their internal minerals during their geological lifetime are so subtle inside that they can without difficulty be snapped in half or crushed between one’s fingers. In order to preserve the prettiness of their subtle mica patterns, the Japanese locals coat them in a diluted solution of wood glue mixed with water to keep everything in place.