Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Inside the Florida survivalist group

Prepping the next generation: Inside the Florida survivalist group teaching children as young as nine how to fire AK-47s and prepare for the end of the world

As many as three million Americans now regard themselves as 'preppers' - people preparing for the end of the world as we know it
The North Florida Survival Group claims it can teach you and your family everything you need to know to survival
Members include children as young as nine, who are taught to fire guns and go on training exercises
The group's leader says it is open to everyone except 'Socialists, Marxists, Nazis or Progressives’

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Meet the toughest animal on the planet

Tardigrades,the water bear that can survive being frozen or boiled, float around in space and live for 200 years

Molting Water Bear or Tardigrade with an egg mass

This Tardigrade or Water Bear is infested by fungi

Sunday, February 10, 2013

Runway Over The Highway at LeipzigHalle Airport

The Leipzig/Halle Airport, sometimes called Schkeuditz Airport, is located in Schkeuditz, Germany and serves both Leipzig and Halle – two of the largest cities in the country. Lack of space required the modern airport terminal structure to spill over the adjacent motorway and railway that intersects the runway at right angles. To make room for the runway without affecting vehicular traffic on motorway A14 and rail traffic, three bridges were constructed over the motorway and the tracks, that allowed the parallel runways to extend to their full length of 3.6 km. These bridges are called Taxiways. Aircrafts would taxi on these taxiways at the time of takeoff and landing, while vehicles ply on the motorway below. Taxiway E7 and E8 on the east are used as one way taxis and connect the terminal with the northern runway, while the third taxiway W1 in the west is used in both direction.