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Hello! Let's be best friends! Brand new purple octopus discovered in Canada

Samsam Bubbleman set a new record for the world's largest free floating bubble (20' x 5') in London in 8/09.

Mathematical Origami Model of a Romanesco Broccoli by Brian Chan: Made from a single piece of paper with eight spirals in one direction and thirteen in the other.

Pencil Tip Microsculpture by Dalton Ghetti who carves the graphite over a period of months to years with sewing needle, razor blade and sculpting knife.

Leaf Carving: Carved from a chinar leaf which has been dried and cured.

Thousand Bloom Chrysanthemum- Longwood Gardens, PA: This single plant was cultivated for 18 months by a Japanese technique known as Ozukuri, to produce 991 blooms and measures 11 feet in diameter

Yeti Crab: This 6" crab, Kiwa hirsuta, was found near hydrothermal vents 2.4km under the South Pacific off Easter Island in March 2005.

13 Stunning Photos From 10-Year Sea Census

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Insect Wings: Transparent wings, viewed against a black background reveal astonishing colors!

Ladybird Spider (Eresus cinnaberinus): This rare and beautiful British spider is being brought back from the brink of extinction.

Angora Rabbit #Rabbit

Neglected Eighty-Eight Butterfly (Diaethria nedglecta) in Brazil's Pantanal is named for the pattern of its wings. Photo by Joel Sartore, National Geographic. #Photography #Eighty_eight_Butterfly #Joel_Sartore #National_Geographic

Scanning Electron Micrographys of Grains of Pollen by micronaut/caters: The large object in the center is pumpkin pollen. The tiny speck below and to the right is forget-me-not pollen. #Pollen #SEM #micronaut #caters

The saying 'you are what you eat' is true for these insects as stunning pictures show their abdomens changing colour as they sip on sugar drops.

Antarctica Icebergs: Stripes are formed by layers of snow that react to different conditions. Blue stripes are often created when a crevice in the ice sheet fills up with melt water and freezes so quickly that no bubbles form. via finetuneyou.com #Iceberg #Antarctica #finetuneyou

Omni Touch by Microsoft Research and CMU is a wearable projection system which can superimpose keyboards, keypads and other controls onto any surface. Maybe this will change the landscape of repetitive stress injuries. #Technology #OmniTouch #Wearable _Multitouch_Interaction #Computers #CMU #Microsoft

Murmurations of Starlings by Owen Humphreys, ligthbox.time: Starlings arriving at Gretna in Scotland signal winter is on its way. #Starlings #Scotland #Photography#Owen_Humphreys

Holding an Exploded Water Balloon by Edward Horsford: High speed photos shot at the point of explosion, when the balloon's skin breaks open. #Edward_Horsford #Balloon #Water_Balloon #Photography #High_Speed _Photography

World's Smallest Frog, Paedophryne amauensis, from New Guinea is only 7.7mm long. via nationalgeographic #Frog #New_Guinea

Claudia Mitchell - first woman to have a bionic arm - a prosthetic limb that she controls with her mind.

A mother tiger lost her cubs due to premature labour. Shortly after, she became depressed and her health declined. She was later diagnosed with depression. Since tigers are endangered, every effort was made to secure her health. Zoologists wrapped piglets up in tiger-print cloth, and presented them to the mother tiger. She now loves these piglets and treats them like her own. And needless to mention, her health is back on track. ♥ Yes, they ALL have feelings....just like we do. And yes, thei...

Water droplets frozen in high speed photographs by Heinz Maier via telgraph.co.uk: He uses a Canon EOS 7D camera and Canon 100mm 2.8 IS L macro lens used to capture the droplets as they are released from several remote-controlled solenoid valves. #Photography #Water_Droplet_Photography #High_Speed_Photography

This is a rare meteorological phenomenon called a skypunch. When people see these, they think it's the end of the world. Ice crystals form above the high-altitude cirro-cumulo-stratus clouds, then fall downward, punching a hole in the cloud cover. #Meteorology #Weather #Clouds

Quesada Domis by Solent News & Photo #Insect #Quesada_Domis

Sapien is the first heart valve approved in the United States which doesn't require open heart surgery. In its collapsed form, it can be inserted via a catheter through a small incision in the groin and threaded through an artery into place in the heart where the steel mesh cylinder is expanded. via Christopher Weaver, wsj. #Sapien #Heart_Valve #Christopher_Weaver #wsj

Lascaux: A Visit to the Cave: Paleolithic cave paintings estimated to be 17,300 years old. A UNESCO world heritage site. Follow the link to an amazing video. #Lascaux_Caves