The U.S. Office of Naval Research owns a very strange piece of oceanographic equipment. It’s called the FLoating Instrument Platform (FLIP), conceived and developed by the Marine Physical Laboratory (MPL) at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California. FLIP isn't a ship, even though researchers live and work on it for weeks at a time while they conduct scientific studies in the open ocean. It is actually a huge specialized buoy. The most unusual thing about this ship is it really flips.
FLIP is 355 feet (108 meters) long with small quarters at the front and a long hollow ballast at the end. When the tanks are filled with air, FLIP floats in its horizontal position. But when they are filled with seawater the lower 300 feet of FLIP sinks under the water and the lighter end rises. When flipped, most of the buoyancy for the platform is provided by water at depths below the influence of surface waves, hence FLIP is a stable platform mostly immune to wave action. At the end of a mission, compressed air is pumped into the ballast tanks in the flooded section and the vessel returns to its horizontal position so it can be towed to a new location.
Bursting with eggs, a pregnant frog with see-through skin is one of five “lost” amphibian species recently rediscovered in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
First described in 1950, Hyperolius leucotaenius was recently found on the banks of the Elila River in southeastern DRC.
Pregnancy test not necessary…This would be so much weirder if frogs had live births.
Obesity is a condition of the body, wherein there is an increase in the body adipose tissue (fat tissue) mass. The food that we consume on a daily basis provides us with the nutrients required for proper functioning of the body. The calories present in food items are used in the form of energy, by our body, for accomplishing various physical tasks. However, regular binging on high calorie food leads to an accumulation of excess calories in the body, as fat, resulting in obesity. To know more about the causes and symptoms of obesity, read through the following lines.
Causes Of Obesity
Causes Of Obesity
- Genetic factors
- Physical inactivity
- Emotional or psychological factors
- High-fat / high calorie diet
- Medical problems
- Quitting smoking
- Certain medications
- Wrong combination of food
- Family Influence
- Eating too much sugary foods
- Slow metabolism
- Weight cycling, caused by repeated attempts to lose weight by dieting, followed by binge eating
- Underlying illness, such as hypothyroidism
- Eating disorders, such as binge eating disorder
- Insufficient sleep
Lippoth was born in Ilshofen, Germany in 1968 and is currently living in Cologne. In 1985-86, he studied at Byrom College Manchester in Great Britain. In 1986-92, he studied art at University of Cologne. In 1992, he became a freelance photographer based in Germany. In 1995, he established kid’s wear Magazine. He has been a film director with the commercial film production company Markenfilm in Germany since 1998. He mainly photographs children with an innocent depiction of childhood. He represents “diverse facets of childlife: its spontaneity, camaraderie, playfulness, and of course, mischief”. Lippoth focuses on the complexities and contradictions of modern childhood. By using child models to stage scenes from everyday life, he casts normal activities with a complex sub-text, questioning the viewer’s innocence and complicity.
One foundation of inspiration for artist is a BMW since 1975. Bavarian auto giant gives a number of of their most excellent replica to well-known artists for work of art. This is our collection of 15 BMW cars which are the most excellent mix together of German excellence with art. Take a look.
Cuteness is usually characterized by some combination of infant-like physical traits, especially small body size with a disproportionately large head, large eyes, and round and softer body features. Infantile personality traits, such as playfulness, fragility, helplessness, curiosity, innocence, affectionate behavior, and a need to be nurtured are also generally considered cute. Wild animals can be vicious and disease-ridden, but who can resist them in baby form? These images are so cute they will make you swoon. Take a look on the last photo, this baby deserves much more attention