Thursday, December 31, 2015

New post on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog - NASTRAGULL

The Story Reading Ape posted: "If you enjoyed: An epic space adventure that holds danger at every turn... The human cadets on the interstellar transport, Bright Star, are heading home after eight long years of military training...but things don't go according to plans"


New post on Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog


NEW Sci-Fi Release ‘DAWN SETS IN HELL’ (Nastragull #3)…

If you enjoyed:
An epic space adventure that holds danger at every turn...
The human cadets on the interstellar transport, Bright Star, are heading home after eight long years of military training...but things don't go according to plan.
After a bloody battle with a group of space pirates, the Bright Star and its survivors are taken prisoner with the intent of selling them into slavery...or worse.
Cadet Alec Horn, along with the captain of the Bright Star escape, taking an emperor's ransom in loot with them.
Together they set out on a dangerous adventure to rescue their friends and comrades.
But can they succeed without bringing forth a war that will bring death and destruction across the universe?
The space adventure for a new generation continues...
After escaping from pirates with an emperor's ransom in loot, young Alec Horn takes refuge in a roving collective of space stations and massive starships called New Frontier.
A freewheeling, neutral territory, New Frontier is the ideal place for Alec to regroup and outfit an expedition to rescue his captured colleagues.
Alec, the son of the noble house of Hornet, military leaders of the Nastasturus Federation, has managed to rescue Alexa, the pirate girl he's fallen for, from the clutches of the notorious Zoris af Sun—an artist of questionable cannibalistic tastes.
But Alec has also made immensely powerful enemies.
Enemies who will spare no expense to destroy him and recover what they consider rightfully theirs…leaving few survivors and forever altering Alec's destiny.
Then you will also enjoy this New Release:
Hell really is other people…
Alec von Hornet has somehow endured the agony of being half-eaten and installed as a living-objet d’art in a depraved woman’s estate. Barely sane, he’s rescued and healed in a painful procedure that leaves him whole, but oddly vulnerable.
Recovered and rehabilitated by the same warrior monks who rescued Alec, his beloved Alexa is determined to win him back. As their paths converge, they find the way blocked by family, traitors, pirates, and a deranged general with an inexplicable connection to Alec.
But the lovers are determined to reunite, come what may—even if it means destroying half the Universe in the process.
and all other Amazon Outlets
The Story Reading Ape | December 31, 2015 at 10:52 | Tags: Book Promo, Science Fiction | Categories: Book Promo, Science Fiction | URL:
Thank you Chris, have a nice and pleasent New Year!


Two Australian surfers have quit their jobs and come up with a brilliant solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans.
They came up with an automated rubbish bin for marina docks called the Seabin that many hope could help reduce ocean pollution.

Built from recycled materials, the Seabin is fixed to a dock with water pump running on shore Power. The pump creates a flow of water that sucks all floating rubbish and debris into a natural fiber bag, before pumping the water back out.

It catches everything floating from plastic bottles to paper, oils, fuel and detergent.



Who is VertiGo?

VertiGo is a wall-climbing robot that is capable of transitioning from the ground to the wall, created in collaboration between Disney Research Zurich and ETH. The robot has two tiltable propellers that provide thrust onto the wall, and four wheels. One pair of wheels is steerable, and each propeller has two degrees of freedom for adjusting the direction of thrust.

By transitioning from the ground to a wall and back again, VertiGo extends the ability of robots to travel through urban and indoor environments. The robot is able to move on a wall quickly and with agility. The use of propellers to provide thrust onto the wall ensures that the robot is able to traverse over indentations such as masonry.

The choice of two propellers rather than one enables a floor to wall transition – thrust is applied both towards the wall using the rear propeller, and in an upward direction using the front propeller, resulting in a flip onto the wall.



Changing View of the Enceladus Plume

This animated sequence of images, captured by NASA's Cassini spacecraft, shows changes in the brightness of the Enceladus plume during a 6.5-hour observation.

The change in plume brightness during this observation is due almost entirely to the changing sun Enceladus-spacecraft angle, or phase angle. Over the course of the observation, the phase angle changed from 149 to 155 degrees.

Tiny water ice particles make up the bulk of the plume as imaged by Cassini's cameras. These particles tend to scatter light toward the viewer much more at higher phase angles than lower ones. Imaging scientists process such images to remove variations in brightness due to the changing phase angle in order to study the plume's true variation in brightness. Observing how the brightness of the plume varies throughout the icy moon's orbit can help scientists understand the nature of the mechanisms that force material to Enceladus’ surface.

Source & further reading:

Funny and Weird Clips (664)

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Why Earth has 4 seasons?

Nearly everyone enjoys the change of seasons on Earth – from winter to spring, from summer to fall. But why do our seasons change?

Some assume our planet’s changing distance from the sun causes the change in the seasons. That’s logical, but not the case, for Earth. Instead, Earth has seasons because our planet’s axis of rotation is tilted at an angle of 23.5 degrees relative to our orbital plane – the plane of Earth’s orbit around the sun.

The tilt in the axis of the Earth is called its obliquity by scientists.



Funny and Weird Clips (663)

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Extreme Hibernation Skills: Unfreezing Turtle.

A baby western painted turtle can freeze solid, and as long as nothing cracks it in half or tampers with it too much, the turtle will be just fine when the temperature warms up and its body thaws out. An adult western painted turtle can go without oxygen for up to 30 hours at room temperature, and if the temperature drops to 37 degrees, it can hold its breath for up to four months at a stretch