Friday 6 December 2013
http://RoyDawsonHomes.com The Apollo Lunar Roving Vehicle
The Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV) was an electric vehicle designed to operate in the low-gravity vacuum of the Moon and to be capable of traversing the lunar surface, allowing the Apollo astronauts to extend the range of their surface extravehicular activities. Three LRVs were driven on the Moon, one on Apollo 15 by astronauts David Scott and Jim Irwin, one on Apollo 16 by John Young and Charles Duke, and one on Apollo 17 by Gene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt. Each rover was used on three traverses, one per day over the three day course of each mission. On Apollo 15 the LRV was driven a total of 27.8 km in 3 hours, 2 minutes of driving time. The longest single traverse was 12.5 km and the maximum range from the LM was 5.0 km. On Apollo 16 the vehicle traversed 26.7 km in 3 hours 26 minutes of driving. The longest traverse was 11.6 km and the LRV reached a distance of 4.5 km from the LM. On Apollo 17 the rover went 35.9 km in 4 hours 26 minutes total drive time. The longest traverse was 20.1 km and the greatest range from the LM was 7.6 km.
Wednesday 23 October 2013
Shira Choir Sings New Song "Im Hashem Lo Yivneh Bayis" Composed by Shlomo Yehuda Rechnitz At Bar Mitzvah of the son of Shira Choir Leader Shraga Gold in Williamsburg
Sunday 20 October 2013
A driver tries and fails to execute a U-turn in a narrow street in Naples. The motorist can be seen getting stuck while attempting to reverse park as scores of cars, motorbikes and eventually a church procession add to the street melee
Monday 14 October 2013
Chris Thile performs Bach's Sonata No. 1 in G Minor, BWV 1001 in full. Also featured on his album Bach: Sonatas and Partitas, Vol. I, available now on CD & vinyl from Nonesuch Records:
Monday 30 September 2013
The oktavist is a type of voice used in Russian liturgical and folk music. These singers sing roughly an octave below the bass range. The point of this video, however, is not to demonstrate the sheer depth of these voices, but rather their power. Any bass can croak these notes into a microphone, but what sets these voices apart is their ability to perform notes like this over a choir, to a large audience, with absolutely no amplification. I have here featured only Russian oktavists, but there are many deep, powerful basses from other countries as well.
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Thursday 8 August 2013
Tuesday 30 July 2013
A Russian truck carrying gas canisters crashed on a highway. The crash ignited 36 tanks, which exploded (in some cases propelled "like missiles") for 10 minutes. No one was killed, including the driver who quickly ran into the woods.
Friday 26 July 2013
Wednesday 5 June 2013
Tuesday 4 June 2013
Brandon, 27, says he's never gone through puberty and despite being 6 foot 3 inches tall, feels he has the appearance of a 12-year-old boy. Brandon's lack of body hair and insignificant genital growth, as well as frequent fatigue lead him to believe he suffers from Kallmann's Syndrome, a condition characterized by delayed or absent puberty and an impaired sense of smell.
Thursday 16 May 2013
On of my favourite ever remixes of this annoyingly catchy song from Star Wars
Monday 18 March 2013
Friday 1 March 2013
This is an extremely old art form called paper marbling. Different chemical solutions can be used to make the paint float or sink, but the end result is a floating painting that's manipulated by pulling the pigment with thin rods to weave patterns. When it's all done, a special paper is laid on top of it to soak up the paint.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
You know when you have a really nice new car, and then it starts to hail, and you climb on top of the car to try and protect it? Surely we have all done this right?