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This School Cafeteria In Japan is Growing Young Minds and Vegetables

Many cultures in various countries have parents that are focused on the quality of the food and drinks that their kids eat at home, however some don’t pay enough attention to the dietary habits being established at school. Check out this elementary school in Saitima, Japan where meal time is a 45-minute period where kids are learning some of the most important lessons of the day.

Don’t miss this footage below, and remember to share with friends and family!

These kids are actually growing and peeling their own produce on their school’s very own farm. They then serve meals to their classmates and even clean everything up after lunch. There’s a well-formulated plan that guides the educational portion of their learning process which maintains direction and focus while still giving them a chance to have fun and develop some valuable skills.

What do you think? Sound off in the comments.


Lightning strike of Delta plane caught on camera


WATCH ABOVE: It’s a good thing the plane was on the ground – and not mid-flight.

TORONTO – A man was recording with his cellphone when lightning struck a Delta Airlines plane while it sat on a runway.

YouTube user Jack Perkins wasn’t able to board his flight Tuesday because of terrible weather moving through the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airportarea. His intention was to share footage of the weather with his wife, according to CBS.

The lightning struck the rear of the Delta aircraft.

The lightning struck the rear of the Delta aircraft.

CBS / Jack Perkins

“While filming the line of planes all stacked up during a ground hold in Atlanta on [Tuesday] I happened to capture this direct lightning strike on a 737” Perkins explained on YouTube.

Realtime coverage : Firefighters Missing After Deadly China Blasts, No known cause yet, Looks like a 5K nuke?

Authorities reportedly lose contact with 36 firefighters at the site of two blasts that ripped through an industrial area.

Dozens of firefighters are missing after two large explosions hit an industrial area in the Chinese city of Tianjin, killing at least 17 people and injuring hundreds more.

Authorities say they have lost contact with 36 firefighters at the scene, the Beijing News reported.

Nine firefighters have been confirmed dead. It was not immediately clear whether they were among the 17 people already reported dead.

Map of showing the Chinese city of Tianjin

More than 400 people have also been injured in the blasts, the official Xinhua news agency said.

The first explosion at happened at around 11.30pm local time, state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV) reported.

The explosion, believed to have involved a shipment of explosives, triggered a blast wave that could be felt miles away, CCTV said.

The second blast, which was much bigger than the first, happened about 30 seconds after the initial explosion.

The blasts sent huge fireballs into the air.

The initial explosion also triggered other blasts at nearby buildings, Xinhua said.

Reports say many of those were wounded by broken glass and stones.

Police said the initial explosion happened at a warehouse owned by Ruihai Logistics.

Senior management at the firm have been detained by authorities, state media said.

President Xi Jinping is demanding severe punishment for anyone found responsible for the explosions, reports said.

There has been no indication of what caused the explosions.

Beijing News said the explosions shattered windows and knocked doors off of buildings in the area.

Video: Huge Blast Rocks Chinese City

Tianjin resident Zhang Siyu, who lives several kilometres from the site of the warehouse blast, said: “I thought it was an earthquake, so I rushed downstairs without my shoes on.

“Only once I was outside did I realise it was an explosion.

“There was the huge fireball in the sky with thick clouds.

“Everybody could see it.”

Ms Zhang said she could see wounded people crying, and added: “I could feel death.”

Han Xiang said: “It was like the earthquake back in 1976 with glass breaking.

“But then there was a huge mushroom cloud so we thought we were also in a war.”

The fire has been brought under control, CCTV reported, although it is still burning.

Tianjin, home to around 15 million people, is one of the biggest cities in China.


Quadro Multirotor


There are some strange relatives in the helicopter family. Small quadrotor drones are the most popular recent addition, but there have been human-carrying cousins for decades. These aborted hoverbikes took the unusual step of putting an exposed pilot safely above the craft’s spinning blades. Not content with those flying human blenders, some human-carrying multicopters aim to sit the pilot almost level with the rotors. Check out this project man-carrying multi-copter from Quadro UAS:

Despite the low flight in the video, this project is hardly haphazard experimentation. The vehicle makers document the math behind the decision. The vehicle uses 16 rotors, arranged in clusters of four, powered by electric engines. A lightweight passenger (no heavier than 134 lbs) sits in the center. Autonomous drone flight software steers the craft. Like other human-lifting multirotors, it’s a work in progress, promising short flights for light people willing to overcome their fear of nearby spinning blades.

Mother Earth weeps as Arctic Circle ice cap slides into the sea | Don’t believe in global warming? Watch!

Image credit:Jason Roberts, BBC-Cracked surface: The largest ice cap in the Eurasian Arctic – Austfonna in Svalbard -

The Austfonna ice cap is located in northeastern Svalbard within the arctic circle north of Scandinavia. “Roughly  28% of the ice cap bed lies below sea level and over 200 km of its southern and eastern margin terminates in the ocean [Dowdeswell, 1986; Dowdeswell et al., 2008], with parts resting on a retrograde slope.”

Like most glaciers that terminate at the sea, warm water from the Atlantic is making its way north to the Arctic ocean (including Berants sea) where the warmth helps to melt the underside of the glacier which in turn causes thinning resulting in rapid retreat. This process is also exacerbated by melt water and bedrock warming.  This is changing the flow dynamics of the glacier.

The Earth Story describes the dynamic change as follows:

This glacier appears to have come ungrounded, flowing out to sea at a rapid pace and draining ice from the ice cap in the process. The ice cap is now thinning by an average of 25 meters per year.

 The waters of the Arctic Ocean have warmed at a rapid pace relative to the rest of the world over recent years, and 2012 in particular was a year of exceptional melting and warmth in the arctic due to some extreme storms. The sudden movement in this glacier suggests that this pulse of heat has helped destabilize glaciers in the surrounding territory and it is happening at an exceptionally rapid pace.

The technical study concludes:

To date, the observed dynamical imbalance has propagated 50 km inland to within 8 km of the ice cap summit, producing widespread ice loss to the ocean. Currently, the glacier terminus rests on a broadly undulating bed; however, farther inland the bed deepens, providing the potential for future instability if further ungrounding occurs [Schoof, 2007]. The imbalance could have been triggered by a number of processes, including an internally generated surge, increased meltwater availability at the bed [Dunse et al., 2014], or enhanced ocean- or atmosphere-driven melting at the terminus; indeed, a combination of factors may have contributed [Nick et al., 2009; Jenkins, 2011]. Across Austfonna, however, there is a coherent pattern of ice margin thinning at all marine-based sectors, which is not apparent at land-terminating basins (Figure 1). This may suggest either a common ocean forcing or the influence of bed conditions specific to marine settings. Additional evidence of anomalously warm waters offshore [Polyakov et al., 2005, 2013] and insignificantly increased atmospheric melting in recent years leads us to favor the former mechanism, rather than one linked to increased melt water delivery to the bed, although a definitive link would require dynamical modeling and measurements at the calving front. Until then, it is unclear whether the moderate rates of thinning of other marine ice sectors are a prelude to similar widespread mass loss in these areas, or whether the large dynamical imbalance at basin 3 will be sustained over time. Nonetheless, the behavior recorded here demonstrates that slow-flowing ice caps can enter states of significant imbalance over very short timescales and highlights their capacity for increased ice loss in the future.

This video is from Chasing Ice where Adam LeWinter and Director Jeff Orlowski filmed a historic breakup at the Ilulissat Glacier in Western Greenland. Though not Austfonna, we get the idea of what is happening to our glaciers worldwide.

Laser pulse shooting through a bottle and visualized at a trillion frames per second | Amazing!

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And here is how it is done!

We have built an imaging solution that allows us to visualize propagation of light at an effective rate of one trillion frames per second. Direct recording of light at such a frame rate with sufficient brightness is nearly impossible. We use an indirect ‘stroboscopic’ method that combines millions of repeated measurements by careful scanning in time and viewpoints.

The device has been developed by the MIT Media Lab’s Camera Culture group in collaboration with Bawendi Lab in the Department of Chemistry at MIT. A laser pulse that lasts less than one trillionth of a second is used as a flash and the light returning from the scene is collected by a camera at a rate equivalent to roughly 1 trillion frames per second. However, due to very short exposure times (roughly one trillionth of a second) and a narrow field of view of the camera, the video is captured over several minutes by repeated and periodic sampling.

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WATCH: Slow-mo footage shows raindrops hitting sand are like tiny asteroid impacts

This beautiful experiment shows what happens when a drop of water hits sand – and it’s revealed some fascinating science.

We’ve all sat in awe of a heavy rainstorm before, but I can guarantee you’ve never seen raindrops look this good.

In the mesmerising video above, the impact of water droplets hitting microscopic glass beads – which behave just like beach sand – at different velocities is perfectly captured by a high-speed camera.

And I can’t quite put into words how beautiful it looks.

The footage was captured by chemical engineers from the University of Minnesota in the US, who were studying the types of craters that water drops of different momentums leave in the sand.

As you can see in the footage above, the raindrops behave in a very similar way to tiny asteroid impacts.

“Surprisingly, we found that liquid-drop impact cratering follows the same energy scaling and reproduces the same crater morphology as that of catastrophic asteroid impact cratering,” write the researchers on YouTube.

The video won the 2014 APS Physics Fluid Motion Award, and I’m not surprised.

I’m also not willing to admit the number of times I’ve watched those perfect, clear spheres create shockwaves in glittering sand.


Science, you’re beautiful.

Source: APS Physics, Gizmodo