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Mark Fiore Flashtoon- "Love Hurts"

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http://www.sfgate.com/columnists/fiore/#item-15935

It's Traditional!

A "Sand Painting" For the Tech Age







Titled Tapete (Carpet) the work is a large carpet made from thousands of perfectly placed computer components: fans, cables, keyboard keys, motherboards, mice, and other parts.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/03/an-ornate-rug-made-entirely-of-computer-parts/

Photographer David Orias Makes the Pacific Ocean Look like Rainbows and Gold







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http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/03/california-waves-photographed-by-david-orias/

Mark Fiore- Deficit Hawkman Returns



Just don't look into his blue, blue eyes!

LOL! This bible thing is just a misunderstanding!



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The Sumatran Rhino may not be extinct, after all

A conservation group recently found tracks of a species of rhino - Sumatran rhino - that was thought to be extinct.

The tracks were discovered in February when the WWF team was monitoring orangutans in Kutai Barat (Kubar), East Kalimantan, which is in the heart of Borneo.

A follow-up survey conducted in the region found bite marks on the plants as well as scratches near the puddles that add to the evidence that the rhino may not be extinct. Researchers have said that the tracks are most likely of the Sumatran rhino (Dicerorhinus sumatrensis). These rhinos are believed to be extinct since the 1990s.


"This discovery is very important for the world, especially for the conservation of Indonesia, because it is a new record ( new record ) Sumatran rhino presence in East Kalimantan, especially in the area Kubar," said Bambang Novianto, Conservation Director of Biodiversity (CBD), the Ministry of Forestry, in a statement released by WWF.

The Sumatran rhinos are the smallest of the rhinos found in Asia and the only ones to have two horns. They are more closely related to the woolly mammoth than the other rhino species. Poaching and human intervention has resulted in these rhinos becoming critically endangered, according to WWF.
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1065/20130328/extinct-sumatran-rhino-tracks-discovered.htm

Saturn Rings have been Around for about 4 Billion Years

By Affirunisa Kankudti | Mar 28, 2013 04:48 AM EDT

(Photo : NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute ) Saturn is present on the left this image but is too dark to see. Rhea (1,528 kilometers, or 949 miles across) is closest to Cassini here and appears largest at the center of the image. Enceladus (504 kilometers, or 313 miles across) is to the right of Rhea. Dione (1,123 kilometers, or 698 miles across) is to the left of Rhea, partly obscured by Saturn.

This view looks toward the northern, sunlit side of the rings from just above the ringplane.



The rings around Saturn are bodies that have been around for more than 4 billion years, from a time when the solar system was in its infancy, according to NASA. The recent coloring on the rings' surface is due to recent "pollution" from a rain of meteoroids from beyond the solar system.

The data, obtained by the Cassini's visual and infrared mapping spectrometer (VIMS), has now shown how rings made of water and ice are spread across the Saturnian system. The analysis of spectrometer revealed that the color on the rings is limited to the surface.

Researchers hypothesize that the water ice levels around Saturn is too great to be deposited by passing comets. Instead, they suggest that the rings might have formed when the solar system bodies were being formed out of the protoplanetary nebula. Since Saturn resides beyond the Sun's 'snow line', the temperature is cold enough to preserve the ice.

Gianrico Filacchione, a Cassini participating scientist at Italy's National Institute for Astrophysics, Rome, has published a paper on the subject in the Astrophysical Journal.

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/1062/20130328/saturn-rings-around-4-billion-years-nasa.htm
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