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Tatiana Plakhova: Geosphere

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Combining art and science, a Russian designer applies geometric graphics to landscape photos

With inspiration from the complex mathematical patterns found in nature, Tatiana Plakhova creates fascinatingly futuristic illustrations that apply geometric lines to landscape photos. The results are stunning. These selections, from the Moscow-based designer's "Geosphere" collection, clearly show off her vision and talent. "My works are based on mathematical simplicity and harmony," she says.......read more

The Year in the Earth (from Space)

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Striking images of our home planet as seen from orbit in 2012

For brain-melting images of earth as it is seen from space, NASA's Earth Observatory is the spot. The Earth Observatory's Image of the Day is a vital part of any earth enthusiast's daily web feed. As we close in on the end of the year, it's a good time to take a look back at some of NASA's greatest image hits over the year. Here is a handful of stellar shots, courtesy of The......read more

Ashok Sinha: Exacting Proportion

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Landscape series puts the scale of human settlements in perspective

Ashok Sinha, a first-gen Indian immigrant and an MBA grad from New York University MBA, spent several years as an entrepreneur and in corporate America before dropping everything to pursue photography full-time. Now a successful freelancer, Sinha has worked in more than thirty countries for the likes of National Geographic, LIFE, and the Financial Times. In Exacting Proportion, Sinha explores......read more

Digital Globes: A New Way to View Earth

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With improving technology and falling prices, the globe of the future is here, now

Move over, dusty plastic globe, the globe of the future is taking over. According to a Mark Vanhoenacker report at the New York Times, digital globes are becoming better designed and more accessible, bringing limitless educational and entertainment possibilities for places of work, study and play: Until recently, cost and technical limitations have largely confined these modern spheres to......read more

Aerial Abstraction

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Utterly amazing Google Earth screen caps

If you're beginning to think we have sort of a thing for aerial and satellite photography, you are correct. This series comes from Flickr user totaviva, who we can't tell you anything about because, well, we don't know anything. No matter, she didn't take these photos anyway. They're actually screen grabs from Google Earth. But that doesn't make them any less freakishly amazing. From eastern......read more

Chris Hadfield's Greatest Aerial Hits

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Stunning photos of Earth from space by the Canadian astronaut

During his five months onboard the International Space Station, Commander Chris Hadfield became a social media sensation, gaining nearly one million Twitter followers thanks to his regular posts. Among them were many amazing photos of Earth from space, from which we've pulled a few of our favorites. Check them out, alongside Hadfield's witty quips. Photos, left to right: 1. I'm used to rivers......read more

Landscape as Medium: Earth Paintings by Ulrike Arnold

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German artist paints with pigments from the earth itself

For her Earth Paintings series, German artist Ulrike Arnold travels the world to create abstract site-specific works on canvas using pigments taken directly from the earth. Borrowing from an artistic lineage dating back over 300,000 years, when humans began painting rock art using ochre pigments, Arnold's work emerges from direct experience with the earth itself. To paint with these earth......read more

Gorgeous Glimpses of Calamity

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These beautiful, unsettling satellite images reveal manmade environmental perils

It was the late 1960s when early satellite images of earth revealed a planet that seemed largely untouched. The picture today is much different. Sure, the imaging technology is much more powerful, but more important, global population is double what is was back then, and the portion of it driving cars and devouring energy is a lot bigger as well. Contemporary satellite images show just how much......read more

Edward Burtynsky: Water

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World-renowned photographer unveils his most ambitious project to date

No stranger to the pages of SHFT, Canadian photographer Edward Burtynsky returns with what may be his most ambitious project to date. The result of over five years of work, Water investigates humanity’s complex relationship with the world’s most vital natural resource. The project includes a series of photo exhibitions, a book, and a film. Shot in ten different countries, Water......read more

Temperature Rising

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Researchers say that by 2047, the coldest years will be warmer than the hottest of the past

In less than 35 years, the coldest year will be warmer than the hottest years of the past. That's the central takeaway from a new study by scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The report, published in the sceintific journal Nature, calculated that by 2047 (give or take five years), the average temperatures in each year will be hotter across most parts of Earth than they had been at......read more

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