Video of The Day: Tonic Immobility in Sharks

by xmBill

A shark in tonic immobility. Look closely to see the black sensory spots on his nose  (Photo/K. Hogarth for UNEXSO)

This really amazed me when I first ran across this as I really am fascinated with sharks. This video shows a different more realistic side of sharks other than what Hollywood tends to portray. During the video, the lady is able to feed the sharks in a very controlled manner. Also, she displays tonic immobility, which is a natural state of paralysis that exists in lots of various animals. Check out the video below.

Video showing Tonic Immobility



NASA High Definition View Of Earth For 2012

A ‘Blue Marble’ image of the Earth taken from the VIIRS instrument aboard NASA’s most recently launched Earth-observing satellite – Suomi NPP. This composite image uses a number of swaths of the Earth’s surface taken on January 4, 2012.

Suomi NPP is carrying five instruments on board. The biggest and most important instrument is The Visible/Infrared Imager Radiometer Suite or VIIRS. NPP orbits the earth at 512 miles above the surface. The image is composited from 4 orbits. A map projection algorithm is used to put the VIIRS data in the image. The map projection transformation provides the global look of the image.

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Credit: NASA/NOAA/GSFC/Suomi NPP/VIIRS/Norman Kuring

Video Of The Day–Let’s Shower Together

Coastal Industries Inc.

The name of the video sounds quite intriguing, doesn’t it?   I’m sure the name was picked to entice everyone to watch it. Well it got me, too. I guess it’s the name of the company “Coastal Industries” with the name of the video “Let’s Shower Together” that seems to be a mismatch. However, it is not. Coastal Industries Inc. is in the shower door business and is on the move to have everybody taking a shower together in one of their shower enclosures.

This very well made professional video was created to show everyone what the largest shower door manufacture in the United States does to put them in all those homes and RV’s.

It goes through the process of starting out with the pulling of the various metals to be cut. Then to the numerous saw operators to be cut to length. From there the cut metal is then processed in various ways based on the style of the door to be made. Anything from drilling holes to the bending to shape for the numerous types of doors made here. After that, the processed metal is then attached with the proper paperwork so the various parts can be  distributed to Panel Fab, where the orders are given out and the door builders build each by hand. The finished shower enclosure is then packed in a “MADE IN THEUSA” box, sent to Shipping where they are loaded onto any one of the about twenty trucks where they are distributed throughout the world.

Check out the video below and see if it doesn’t make you want to Shower Together with Coastal Industries Inc..


Picture of The Day: NASA’s Last Night Shuttle Launch


NASA's Last Night Shuttle Launch from Ponte Vedra Beach Florida 2-8-10 0414

This picture was taken in Ponte Vedra Florida from the top of the 210 bridge crossing the intra-coastal waterway looking South towards St. Augustine and Cape Canaveral.

The photographer got up very early and took this picture of the last nighttime space shuttle launch (STS-130) and was kind enough to share with his co-workers and whomever else would appreciate the beauty of the space launch.
He took the picture using a tri-pod and the elapsed time for the picture was several minutes in order to get the full fire-trail
(this is why the stars are little lines instead of dots).

Monday, February 8, 2010 @ 4:14 am.
Top of the
Intracoastal Waterway Bridge in Ponte Vedra, FL.
115 Miles from the launch

34 Degrees outside!