Thursday, 4 April 2019

Smart Dog

German Professor Who’s a Star Wars Fan Has Just Repainted an Observatory Into R2-D2

In a galaxy far far away (Germany) Hubert Zitt, professor at the Zweibrücken University of Applied Sciences, along with a small team, transformed the Zweibrück Observatory of the Natural Science Association into a giant R2-D2 and it’s really out of this world. The professor completed this project in late 2018, aided by his father-in-law Horst Helle, the master painter Klaus Ruffing and several helping students and it has caught the eyes of Star Wars fans everywhere.







Saturday, 9 March 2019

Did A Thing

California Desert Bursts Into Dazzling Super Bloom And It’s Set To Get Even Better

The dusty hillsides of Southern California’s Anza-Borrego desert are suddenly awash with color. In the wake of a super-wet winter followed by warm weather, huge swathes of Southern California are experiencing a “super bloom” of yellow and purple wildflowers.
The bloom actually started in December with the blossom of the white desert lilies, but things really got going in the past few weeks with the burst of pink Bigelow’s Monkey Flower, Parish poppies, purple Sand Verbena, Ghost Flowers, and yellow Evening Primrose.
Wildflower seeds often have thick or waxy coatings that allow them to lie in the desert soil for years and suddenly burst to life when they experience the right combination of water and temperature.
In super blooms you can get flowers, which in some cases, are thought to be extinct," Richard Minnich, a professor of earth sciences at University of California, told KQED.
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