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18th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from beautifully engineered with 302 notes

beautifullyengineered:

The Legendary 1400hp BMW M12 Engine

At the BMW Zentrum Museum

Photos by Beautifully Engineered, 2014

17th September 2014

Photo reblogged from VICE with 366 notes

vicemag:

An Army of Giant African Pouched Rats Are Clearing Mozambique’s Minefields
Land mines, unexploded artillery shells and cluster munitions are every bit as effective during peacetime as they are during war. An estimated 72 countries around the world are still affected by them, and their proliferation throughout former war-torn countries continues to reaphorrific consequences on rural communities from South East Asia to Angola.
“The socio-economic impact of land mines and unexploded munitions are huge. These things massively block economic development, and poor people in remote areas are continuing to suffer because of them,” says Tekimiti Gilbert, head of mine action for the de-mining NGOApopo.
“The knowledge of a single mine in the area is enough to stop locals using that land out of fear. Most of these communities survive on subsistence farming. They’re dependent on that land for agriculture, animals, and forestry—even getting firewood for their homes. And the further you move out of cities, the greater the land mine problem becomes.”
Fortuitously, Belgian-born Zen Buddhist and founder of Apopo, Bart Weetjens, has pioneered a new approach to detecting and eradicating land mines; he’s using rats—hulking, cat-sized rats who’ll go to insane lengths for a slice of avocado. And who, along with other de-mining NGOs and the British Government, are pushing to make Mozambique a mine-free country by late 2014.
“Some people are thinking of this idea as crazy,” he laughs in a heavy Belgian accent. “But for me, connecting the dots between rats and mine action was an alignment of the constellations.”
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vicemag:

An Army of Giant African Pouched Rats Are Clearing Mozambique’s Minefields

Land mines, unexploded artillery shells and cluster munitions are every bit as effective during peacetime as they are during war. An estimated 72 countries around the world are still affected by them, and their proliferation throughout former war-torn countries continues to reaphorrific consequences on rural communities from South East Asia to Angola.

“The socio-economic impact of land mines and unexploded munitions are huge. These things massively block economic development, and poor people in remote areas are continuing to suffer because of them,” says Tekimiti Gilbert, head of mine action for the de-mining NGOApopo.

“The knowledge of a single mine in the area is enough to stop locals using that land out of fear. Most of these communities survive on subsistence farming. They’re dependent on that land for agriculture, animals, and forestry—even getting firewood for their homes. And the further you move out of cities, the greater the land mine problem becomes.”

Fortuitously, Belgian-born Zen Buddhist and founder of Apopo, Bart Weetjens, has pioneered a new approach to detecting and eradicating land mines; he’s using rats—hulking, cat-sized rats who’ll go to insane lengths for a slice of avocado. And who, along with other de-mining NGOs and the British Government, are pushing to make Mozambique a mine-free country by late 2014.

“Some people are thinking of this idea as crazy,” he laughs in a heavy Belgian accent. “But for me, connecting the dots between rats and mine action was an alignment of the constellations.”

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16th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from 3Litres12Cylinders with 329 notes

rocketumbl:

Su-27

Source: smitsmitty.livejournal.com

16th September 2014

Photo reblogged from A Lamborghini,then. with 172 notes

smoketrail:

All Cabron S2000

smoketrail:

All Cabron S2000

Source: smoketrail

15th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from A subjective atlas of modern architecture with 484 notes

archivemodernarchitecture:

Pavilion 19, National Exposition Centre, Kiev, Ukraine, 2012, © Nicolas Grospierre

14th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from 3Litres12Cylinders with 321 notes

rocketumbl:

U-2

Source: codeonemagazine.com

14th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from 3Litres12Cylinders with 687 notes

rocketumbl:

AH-64D

Source: igor113.livejournal.com

12th September 2014

Photo reblogged from Δ S > 0 with 703 notes

compoundchem:

Today’s graphic takes a look at some of the different classes of antibiotics, and how they act to combat bacterial infections.You can see a bigger version of the graphic, and read more information on each of the classes, in the accompanying post: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-s0

compoundchem:

Today’s graphic takes a look at some of the different classes of antibiotics, and how they act to combat bacterial infections.

You can see a bigger version of the graphic, and read more information on each of the classes, in the accompanying post: http://wp.me/p4aPLT-s0

Source: compoundchem

12th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from Colossal with 4,858 notes

itscolossal:

Chicago Fog / Michael Salisbury

12th September 2014

Photoset reblogged from 3Litres12Cylinders with 102 notes

theworldairforce:

Sepecat Jaguar

As Requested By: mach-loop-lover

Source: theworldairforce