Airline Flight Visualization Shows European Skies Like Never Before

This visually-stunning video shows, for the first time, what the air patterns of planes look like on a typical day, with clear skies (yes, clear skies are rare in Summer here in England!). The footage is a combination of British radar data and flight plans from Europe.

See also: The World: Day and Night from Space.

The whole video builds upon itself, showing some major key highlights, which include the transatlantic routes to the USA and how planes seem to stick to the same, often-curved routes. Aeroplanes are also show in ‘stacked formation’ when flying into major English airports such as Gatwick and Heathrow. Check out some selected screenshots below…

What Do Our Solar System Planets Taste Like?

These Solar System Planet Lollipops from Vintage Confections are real sweet, mind the pun…

A sweet solar system

…The sun and Pluto here. You will receive: Sun, Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. The backs of these lollipops are black flecked with silver edible glitter that simulate stars. All lollipops are individually wrapped and sealed. Pops are poured onto 4.5″ white paper sticks. They stand approximately 4″ inches high in all.

Gulf Oil Spill Facts [VIDEO]

Here’s a fantastic short video which cleverly shows us the Gulf Oil Spill Facts in a visually-entertaining way. I think the typography is excellent, and the illustration work and animation in ‘Oil’d’ is top-notch─created by Chris Harmon. Take a look at it after the screenshots…

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Humanity’s Effect On Earth [VIDEO]

This absolutely stunning video was made by Globaia, an organisation that aims to educate people about globalisation and the effect we have on our planet. The video starts by showing the UK (where I live), then moves onto the rest of the world. The video shows how networks and trade-routes are connected across the globe. Also, it shows the major ocean travel routes and an array of other connections.

USA trade map

As it progresses, the Earth becomes transparent so you can see the entire World at once, with all the connections in place. Finally, the short movie shows how the Icecaps melt and refreeze in their seasons. It’s well worth a watch, and I dare say it’s the most interesting I think you’ll see for a long time to come. Enjoy the video after the screenshots…

Refraction Art Water Droplet Photos

Refraction Art Water Droplet Earth image

These stunning examples of refraction art show water droplets with various backdrops. They were produced by German photographer, Markus Reugels, who took these photographs with a high-speed camera. Shots of Earth and Jupiter, along with the Spiderman and Superman logos have been photographed behind spheres of water drops taken with precision timing. Check ’em out…

View From Space

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View From Space. This stunning popular new movie shows a timelapse sequence of the view of Earth from a space station. Michael König explains: “Time lapse sequences of photographs taken by the crew of expeditions | 28 & 29 onboard the International Space Station from August to October, 2011, who to my knowledge shot these pictures at an altitude of around 350 km.”

See this must-see video after the screenshots. Enjoy!