Scientists examine four different possible future worlds and how each would pose immense challenges to the big cats of today. From snow-capped peak to smoldering crater, see how the major eruption 30 years ago today changed the face of the famous volcano. Douglas firs, Pacific silver firs, and mountain hemlock seemed to block the sky over old-growth forests around Spirit Lake, as seen in a picture taken in 1979 (left) by the U.S. Another photograph taken from Johnston's Ridge in September 1980 shows the largely barren landscape surrounding Mount St.
It took more than 200,000 photographsa€”and a whole lot of lucka€”to capture an incredible scene from a carcass dump in Grand Teton National Park. Outside In" is a giant-screen visual symphony that aims to artistically bridge science and spirituality as it journeys from the big bang to the Cassini-Huygens Mission at Saturn.
Composed entirely of still photographs using innovative visual techniques developed by the filmmaker, "Outside In" stretches the boundaries of the motion picture form.
Using tens of thousands of still images manipulated to create full motion, "Outside In"A? takes the audience from the big bang to our present day. The film will be presented in IMAX quality 4K resolution on massive screens and concert-level surround systems with a synchronized light show to audiences in planetariums, museums, galleries and limited IMAX release. Yesterday's tornadoes peeled roofs off homes, tossed big-rigs in the air, and left flattened tractor trailers strewn along highways. A trailer flies through the air as a tornado sweeps through the area of Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas, on Tuesday in a still image taken from a video. A tornado left houses in tatters in Lancaster, Texas, as seen on April 3.Three people have been hospitalized in Arlington, Texas, but so far there are no reports of deaths, Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck told CNN.
Indonesiaa€™s Tambora eruption brought on a deadly spate of coolinga€”presaging the costs that come with sudden changes to climate.
Amateur cartographers report on the shifting battle lines to create maps that are among the most accurate and up-to-date reports on the hostilities. As ice melts and aquifers are drained, Earth's distribution of mass is changinga€”and with it the position of the planet's spin axis.
Eight explorers on a snow-capped summit are faced with a 300-ft cliff and must descend a ravine, and then traverse eight miles of the Triumvirate Glacier. Jet packs, magnetic levitation, magic buses: Some amazing transportation ideas are truly fiction, while others could propel us in smart new ways.
Few ideas for getting from A to B have gripped popular imaginations in the modern era as strongly as the personal jet pack.
Take all the autonomy and privacy of personal vehicles, subtract the human propensity for distraction, and add a virtual chauffeur. Human-powered vehicles these days might bring to mind recreational contraptions for garage tinkerers or the green-minded set. A scale model of Leonardo da Vinci's aerial screw, pictured here in an exhibit at the Sofia City Art Gallery in Bulgaria, gives visitors a glimpse of one of the inventors' most famous schemes for a flying machine. A house, a map, a bathroom, and a car: Those are the widely varied applications that inventor Buckminster Fuller found for his Dymaxion (dynamic maximum tension) concept. A stranded young wizard in the world of Harry Potter need only jab a wand in the air to summon the Knight Bus, a triple-decker that offers a topsy-turvy brand of public transportation on demand. The idea of high-speed magnetically levitated trains has floated around since the early 1900s. In a first for arthropods, the spiny animal kept its brood tethered to its body as it swam Eartha€™s seas 430 million years ago. Helens still appear as gray ash fields a few years after the eruption, as seen in a 1983 Landsat picture.The barren landscape provided new opportunities for some new tree species.

Helens was showing signs of healing, as seen from a Landsat satellite."When the blast first occurred, the region looked fairly lifeless, but it's become a very rich environment over the last 30 years," Washington State's Swanson said. Helens sitting in contrast to Mount Hood's snowy peak.Magma rising into the volcano from Earth's interior triggered the earthquakes, which ultimately caused Mount St. Helens's crater.Malone, the retired director of the University of Washington's Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, called the 1980 Mount St. The film will feature powerful music by Ferry Corsten, William Orbit, Samuel Barber and melds non-narrative visual poetry & science documentary into a rich experience for audiences. With visual and audio mashups & photo-motion collages, the camera journeys into the zeitgeist of our age of mass media but music carries us to Saturn.
That's the maxim demonstrated by a long line of engineers and athletic pilots who have pushed the limits of human-powered transportation by land, air, and sea. More recently, the idea of a pedal-powered monorail has been revived and updated at a Rotorua, New Zealand, amusement park by a company named Shweeb.Google invested $1 million in September 2010 to support further development of the system for an urban environment.
But rewind back to the American Revolutionary War, and you'll find a human-powered vehicle at the heart of a military attack. Shown here is Fuller's first Dymaxion Car, which could carry up to 11 passengers, travel up to 120 miles per hour (about 145 kilometers per hour), and average 28 miles per gallon of gasoline (a little less than 12 kilometers per liter). For SkySails, a company headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, high-flying, huge kites are the basis of a business aiming to transform the shipping industry. The concept involves using magnetic fields to levitate a train above the rails, or guideways. But archaeologists are increasingly confronted with demands to let past generations rest in peace. There, we soar around, into and through the incredible photographs of Saturn taken by Cassini using "2.75D" photographic flythrough tech. Even a flight of fancy like Harry Potter's "Knight Bus" has an analogue in the efforts under way to better match mass transit to customer demand.
Autonomous cars that, in theory, can help commuters de-stress and allow freeways to flow more smoothly. Pictured here is the Gossamer Albatross, which in 1979 became the first human-powered aircraft to cross the English Channel.Sponsored by DuPont, inventor Paul MacCready built the lightweight craft from carbon fiber tubing, balsa wood, clear Mylar, and Kevlar, with the addition of some wire and foam. Similar to the bicycle railways of centuries past, the Shweeb system is meant to reduce rolling resistance, "by running hard wheels on hard rail," according to the Shweeb website. This machine can shrink to squeeze through tight spots, and passengers can buy hot chocolate or a toothbrush on board."I love Harry Potter's Knight Bus," said Rachel MacCleery, vice president of infrastructure for the Urban Land Institute. Already, SkySails has attracted about 50 million euros ($67.6 million) in investment for its automated towing kite systems, which include onboard launch, recovery, and steering systems, plus a rope, control pod, and towing kite that swoops in figure-eights hundreds of meters in the air in front of the ship to generate propulsion power. No contact between wheels and rails means less friction, and, in theory, lower maintenance costs compared to conventional bullet trains.
National Geographic's Great Energy Challenge pulled together a look at some amazing inventions that could point the way to a smarter transport future, and some that are just plain fun.Just over 50 years ago, a pioneering jet pack pilot named Harold "Hal" Graham maneuvered a 140-pound "Rocket Belt" by Bell Aerosystems for 112 feet (34 meters). That's the idea, anyway, behind driverless cars, which are gaining increasing attention from automakers and high-tech companies alike.Demonstration models that Google, BMW, Volvo, General Motors, Stanford University, and others have built for testing look like modified regular cars (which they usually are -- computing gear can fit in the trunk). Meet the American Turtle: the first combat submarine, designed in 1775 by a Yale College student in his 30s named David Bushnell. Environmental Protection Agency at only 24 miles per gallon (just over 10 kilometers per liter).The three-wheeled Dymaxion Car, pictured here at the 1933 Chicago World's Fair, had a steel frame and an ash wood body covered with aluminum. The technology has seen real-world operation, notably in German and Japanese demonstration projects, and in 2004 Shanghai launched the first commercial maglev line after two years of trials. But designers have come up with more futuristic concepts, like the one pictured here from San Francisco industrial design shop Mike & Maaike.

The design also seeks to cut wind resistance by positioning pedaling passengers in bullet-shaped hanging "pods" with their feet forward, as on a recumbent bicycle. Telematics, for example, have helped advance "demand responsive" and community-based flexible transport services to help fill the gap between buses and taxis, especially in rural areas.
Yet using wind propulsion to eliminate even a portion of cargo ships' fossil fuel needs could be an important step for an industry responsible for some 3.3 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions in 2007.
Connecting the Shanghai airport to downtown, the Shanghai Maglev Train (pictured here) travels up to a blazing-fast 431 kilometers per hour, or about 268 miles per hour. Dubbed Atnmbl ("autonomobile," derived from autonomy and automobile), the seven-seat design does away with the steering wheel, brake pedal, and driver's seat.
The pods hang from 8-inch-wide (20-centimeter-wide) rails constructed 19 feet (5.8 meters) above street-level pedestrians and traffic.Worried about passing?
A Dymaxion driver ended up being killed in a crash during a demonstration of the teardrop-shaped vehicle--the apparent result of a rubber-necking driver pulling alongside and hitting the vehicle. Routes can be optimized based on real-time demand and passengers can be assigned dynamically based on the location and status of vehicles in the fleet.In cities around the world, minibuses and share taxis facilitate this kind of trip aggregation in more informal networks.
And the International Maritime Organization estimates emissions from international shipping, which made up 2.7 percent of global human-caused CO2 emissions in 2007, could double or triple by 2050. But on that chilly April morning at Niagara Falls Airport, Graham completed "man's first controlled, individual free-flight with a rocket-belt."The dream is alive and well today. To attack, the operator was meant to drill a screw into a ship's hull and light a time fuse, which would be attached to a charge of gunpowder. The incident spooked potential investors, and the design never made it into large-scale production.Still, shedding pounds has become a vital part of vehicle design in an era of automakers competing to build better, greener cars.
This photo shows a flier strapped into a jet pack from Jetpack International over Denver, Colorado. That's because a solo pod would have a high-pressure zone, or headwind in front, and a low-pressure zone, or vacuum behind. But when one pod sidles up behind another, it eliminates the vacuum for the lead pod and the headwind for the trailing pod.
As it turned out, the hull of the British warship selected as the Turtle's first target was plated in copper. This spring, Japanese officials gave the go-ahead for construction of a 9-trillion-yen ($111.4 billion), 320-mile (515-kilometer) maglev line between Tokyo and Osaka, much of it underground.
One model, sold only to specially trained pilots, can fly for an estimated nine minutes or 11 miles (18 kilometers), up to 250 feet (76 meters) in the air. If all goes according to plan-and maglev projects rarely do-the two cities will be connected by a 40-minute train ride by 2045.
The company's website promises, "Just as tandem bicycles always travel faster than two single bicycles, two Shweebs travelling in a train always travel faster than either of them could travelling solo." Don't just take it from Shweeb, though. Bushnell's Turtle did not have much of a career in future military operations, let alone in civilian life. The mild antiseptic and hair bleach can be used as a rocket propellant in concentrated form. But roadways today are peppered with technology and designs initially developed for military applications.
Chris Gerdes, director of the Center for Automotive Research at Stanford University, pointed to the Jeep as the most prominent example of military vehicles influencing civilian mobility.

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