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Painted lady butterfly (Vanessa cardui) on birdeye speedwell (Veronica persica). Filmed in Johoku-Chuo Park, Itabashi-ku, Tokyo, Japan on 27 February 2016.  

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Steam Czech locomotive ČSD Class 423.0 (Popelka) on lokal line between Stará Paka and Lomnice nad Popelkou, Czech Republic, 2005.

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English : Steam Czech locomotive ČSD Class 423.0 (Popelka) on lokal line between Stará Paka and Lomnice nad Popelkou, Czech Republic, 2005.

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Interactive architectural visualization using game engine Unreal Engine 4.

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English : Interactive architectural visualization using game engine Unreal Engine 4.

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Two Su-30SM fighters met and escorted strategic bombarder Tupolev Tu-160, which launched cruise missiles over the Mediterranean.

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English : Two Su-30SM fighters met and escorted strategic bombarder Tupolev Tu-160, which launched cruise missiles over the Mediterranean.

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A maize dish preparation by roadside vendor in Salem, state Tamil Nadu, India.

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English : A maize dish preparation by roadside vendor in Salem, state Tamil Nadu, India.

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Caterpillar of butterfly Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) combining nettle leaves with a silk thread.

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English : Caterpillar of butterfly Red Admiral (Vanessa atalanta) combining nettle leaves with a silk thread.

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Shopping, Arts and Business Center "Stary Browar" – the center of commerce and art, built in November 2003, located in the center of Poznań, Poland.

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English : Shopping, Arts and Business Center "Stary Browar" – the center of commerce and art, built in November 2003, located in the center of Poznań, Poland.

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Time-lapses shot from the International Space Station, showing both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena that occur when electrically charged electrons and protons in the Earth's magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere.

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English : Time-lapses shot from the International Space Station, showing both the Aurora Borealis and Aurora Australis phenomena that occur when electrically charged electrons and protons in the Earth's magnetic field collide with neutral atoms in the upper atmosphere.

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A night trip on diesel service locomotive in Saint Petersburg Metro from Avtovo depot during a service hours

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English : A night trip on diesel service locomotive in Saint Petersburg Metro from Avtovo depot during a service hours

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Small droplets of melted liquid gallium are step by step merged together.

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English : Small droplets of melted liquid gallium are step by step merged together.

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Big Buck Bunny - short computer animated film created by the Blender Foundation.

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English : Big Buck Bunny - short computer animated film created by the Blender Foundation.

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Video simulation of the view which would be seen by a close observer of gravitational waves - Universe object with number GW150914, showing the distortion of the star-field from gravity as the black holes orbit and merge.

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English : Video simulation of the view which would be seen by a close observer of gravitational waves - Universe object with number GW150914, showing the distortion of the star-field from gravity as the black holes orbit and merge.

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Explosion of small balloon filled with hydrogen.

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English : Explosion of small balloon filled with hydrogen.

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The walk through the centre of Amsterdam city, capital of Netherlands: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, City center and Vogelpark.

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English : The walk through the centre of Amsterdam city, capital of Netherlands: Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, City center and Vogelpark.

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Royal Netherlands Air force Demoteam F-16AM flying aerobatics over Oulu Airport at Tour de Sky 2014 air show.

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English : Royal Netherlands Air force Demoteam F-16AM flying aerobatics over Oulu Airport at Tour de Sky 2014 air show.

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Audio recording of Chanson d'automne, a poem of Paul Verlaine, interpreted by Arnaud Sottiaux and recorded by Thalie Envolée.

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English : Audio recording of Chanson d'automne, a poem of Paul Verlaine, interpreted by Arnaud Sottiaux and recorded by Thalie Envolée.

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Överby kvarn is a still working windmill in Sollentuna Municipality, Sweden.

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English : Överby kvarn is a still working windmill in Sollentuna Municipality, Sweden.

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Visualization of shipping routes in time period of years 1750 - 1854 : it shows about 100 years of ship paths in the seas, as recorded in hundreds of ship's log books, by hand, one or several times a day. The data source is a dataset of the Climatological Database for the World’s Oceans 1750-1850 (CLIWOC) project (European Union funded project, 2001-2003).

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English : Visualization of shipping routes in time period of years 1750 - 1854 : it shows about 100 years of ship paths in the seas, as recorded in hundreds of ship's log books, by hand, one or several times a day. The data source is a dataset of the Climatological Database for the World’s Oceans 1750-1850 (CLIWOC) project (European Union funded project, 2001-2003).

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Several moments from rugby match in Sunshine Coast Rugby Union between University and Nambour Toads, Australia.

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English : Several moments from rugby match in Sunshine Coast Rugby Union between University and Nambour Toads, Australia.

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A Belarussian engineer and transport designer Anatoly Yunitskiy talks about pollution problems and offers a project of orbital ring that would allow to move the industry to space in comparison with traditional space rockets. He also talks about his main invention - a string rail transport technology (Sky Way) and its advantages in comparison with traditional rail and road transport.

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English : A Belarussian engineer and transport designer Anatoly Yunitskiy talks about pollution problems and offers a project of orbital ring that would allow to move the industry to space in comparison with traditional space rockets. He also talks about his main invention - a string rail transport technology (Sky Way) and its advantages in comparison with traditional rail and road transport.

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According the Newton's theorem of revolving orbits the planets revolving the Sun follow elliptical (oval) orbits that rotate gradually over time (apsidal precession). The eccentricity of this ellipse is exaggerated for visualization. Most orbits in the Solar System have a much smaller eccentricity, making them nearly circular.

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English : According the Newton's theorem of revolving orbits the planets revolving the Sun follow elliptical (oval) orbits that rotate gradually over time (apsidal precession). The eccentricity of this ellipse is exaggerated for visualization. Most orbits in the Solar System have a much smaller eccentricity, making them nearly circular.

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View on and from Gibraltar Cable Car from March 2016, Gibraltar.

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English : View on and from Gibraltar Cable Car from March 2016, Gibraltar.

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Time lapse sequences of lanscape with moving clouds captured in northern and southern Utah, USA, between 2010 - 2013.

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English : Time lapse sequences of lanscape with moving clouds captured in northern and southern Utah, USA, between 2010 - 2013.

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Southern brown kiwi (Tokoeka) Apteryx australis feeding in manuka at Mason Bay, Stewart Island (Rakiura), New Zealand.

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English : Southern brown kiwi (Tokoeka) Apteryx australis feeding in manuka at Mason Bay, Stewart Island (Rakiura), New Zealand.

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Demonstration video of the Levitron, levitating top device which partially explains its reliance upon the principle of spin stabilized magnetic levitation. A phenomenon discovered in the late 1970's by Roy M. Harrigan.

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English : Demonstration video of the Levitron, levitating top device which partially explains its reliance upon the principle of spin stabilized magnetic levitation. A phenomenon discovered in the late 1970's by Roy M. Harrigan.

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