Since NASA’s Juno probe entered Jupiter’s orbit a year ago, it’s been sending back high-resolution images of the solar system’s biggest planet.
When NASA released the latest batch of images, last month, German mathematician Gerald Eichstaedt got to work, turning them into into a video. Using software that he wrote, Eichstaedt used Juno’s trajectory data to determine the probe’s exact position when it captured an image, and then placed that image on a spherical model of the planet. The resulting video combines 36 images from the probe to simulate a Jovian flyby.
London-based filmmaker Seán Doran saw the video when Eichstaedt uploaded it to unmannedspaceflight.com and spent another 12 hours smoothing the thousands of frames, before adding a soundtrack.
Have you ever thought about growing your own food, but did not quite know how to go about it? Well, it’s easy and accessible to everyone. Even if you have no land, no garden and no balcony – as long as you live in a room where there is natural light, you can grow a little bit of your own food. You can make mini greenhouses adjusting 5-litre plastic water bottles, chuck into them some seeds of your favourite herbs (basil, coriander), stuck them on top of each other – and there you have your very own vertical garden! With a bit of soil, water, air, light, time and enthusiasm, self grown organic food will appear on your table.
Not only, you can get the freshest organic home-grown food, but also you can save a bit of money by growing (even a little bit) of your own food. And by such simple actions you help Mother Earth, you contribute to sustainable way of living. Just think of the food transport costs, fuel costs, storage costs that you cut out by growing your own food! So by growing your own food you also become an environmental activist, you help Mother Nature.
All of these things (and many more) I learnt a couple of weeks ago (May 2017) at the Get Growing course, an initiative of Amma’s Green Friends. Ankita and Daniel opened their lovely South London home and garden-in-progress to the 25 of us, participants of Get Growing intensive weekend. Our extremely knowledgeable teacher, Eoin, travelled to us from Cork in Ireland and taught the course free of charge. Ankita (plus family) provided not only the space for all of us, but also cooked an absolutely delicious vegan lunch, cakes and snacks for the two days of the course. Some of us have asked her to teach a vegan cooking workshop next! Read more »
Huxhams Cross Biodynamic farm is participating in the new Dartington agroforestry venture mixing 600 apple trees, 1600 elderflower trees and 150 sichuan pepper plants with space in between the trees for grassland crops. This is a new exciting combination for Devon and is happening on our doorstep. This mixed planting will help to nourish the soil, attract pollinators, reduce greenhouse gases, enhance biodiversity as well as producing local produce – tasty apples, exciting spices and delicious drinks processed by local enterprises. Interested to help and find out more? Be part of this change! Come along and join us to help plant the apple trees and get this project off to a fine start!
The Photo Ark is a collection of photographs of endangered species. The pictures are taken in a studio, and the animals look much larger.
[Joel Sartore] has now photographed more than 6,000 species in 40 countries. The project has developed into The National Geographic Photo Ark, and its portraits have made it on to National Geographic Magazine covers and have been projected on to buildings – the UN Building and Empire State Building in New York and the Vatican in Rome.
All the fun of a fete at Rush Farm plus guided farm walks on a beautiful 150-acre farm with 22 acres of woodland. Rush Farm has created habitats that encourage lapwings and curlews. Hang over … Continue reading »
Leave the stresses of your everyday life behind you as you climb up through the hay meadow to the beautiful tranquil location of the pond and the woods at Clue Hill Farm and escape in … Continue reading »