Keck Observatory: The Largest Observable Telescope in the World

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Organization: Caltech and the University of California

Location: Mauna Kea, Hawaii

Claim to Fame: On the isolated big island of Hawaii sit Keck’s twin telescopes, each 10 meters (about 33 ft) in diameter. When they were built in the early 1990s they became the largest such spans in the world. Keck’s advanced adaptive optics paved the way for computer-driven mirrors that can be adjusted multiple times per second to make up for atmospheric disturbances in real time.

Fun Fact:Though the Keck Observatory is more than 15 years old, it has essentially the same design and setup of the more monstrous telescopes under planning or construction, says Caltech’s Chuck Steidel, one of the designers of the proposed Thirty Meter Telescope. “Keck Observatory is the prototype of the next generation,” he told PM.

Get More Information at Official Keck Observatory Website.

Urs Fischer’s Dramatically Melting Sculptures

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At last year’s Venice Art Biennale, one of the standout installations involved a full-size wax replica of Giambologna’s 16th-century sculpture The Rape of the Sabine Women.

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30 Most Beautiful Photos of Berlin

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BERLIN is the only German town in which everybody is able thus his like he wants, and this finds what he wants. Berliners have a nice and uncomplicated kind. Who calls respect, must handle itself also deferentially with visitors.

These Berlin Photos has been taken by different photographers. Berlin is the third most visited place in Europe, and it fascinates young and old, history buffs and art lovers, architecture aficionados and underground clubbers alike. Enjoy the gallery below of the Most Beautiful Photos of Berlin.

Photos of Berlin

Photos of Berlinthe Brandenburg Gate
Photos of BerlinThe Berlin Kurfurstendamm church.
Photos of BerlinCastle Well
Photos of BerlinFairy tale wells
Photos of BerlinBerlin Cathedral
Photos of BerlinInside Berlin Cathedral
Photos of BerlinInside Berlin Cathedral
Photos of Berlin
Photos of Berlin
Photos of BerlinGendarm Market Berlin
Photos of BerlinBerlin Victory Column
Photos of BerlinLudwig Erhard House
Photos of BerlinMarket Gate of Miletus
Photos of BerlinSt. Marys Church
Photos of BerlinBerlin Reichstag
Photos of BerlinCastle Charlottenburg
Photos of BerlinCastle Charlottenburg-Interior
Photos of BerlinGolden Gallery

20 Rare White Lion Pictures

Haldir, white African lion (Panthera leo krugeri, lev africky – bila forma) from ZOO Bratislava, Slovakia there are only few white lions, so this one is real rarity! They are not albinos, only freaks of nature, as white tigers. White color is caused by a recessive gene known as chinchilla or color inhibitor… Here is a rarest collection of White Lion Pictures.

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

White Lion Pictures

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15 Best Pictures of Gladiators

The term Gladiator means Swordsman or sword wielder , it is derived from the word Gladius which is what the typical Roman long sword of the time was called.

Gladiators were professional soldiers who fought to bring entertainment to the masses. Most gladiators were either deserters from the Roman army, slaves who were bought for the purpose or criminals who were given the alternative to fight in the arena or be put to death, A fair choice !

Perhaps the most famous gladiator was a man by the name of Spartacus, who was originally a deserter from the Roman army.

Gladiators becomes inspiration for many great movies. Ridley Scott’s Gladiators(2000) was a blockbuster. Here I have compiled 15 Best Pictures of Gladiators.

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators

Pictures of Gladiators