Science

Esquel meteorite

This Esquel meteorite was found in Chubut, Argentina in 1951 by a rancher digging a cattle pond. A single mass weighing more than 700 kilograms was found. Despite more than 50 years of searching, no more pieces of this rare pallasite have been recovered.
This specimen is a partial slice, cut thin enough to show very nice translucency of the olivine crystals, yet thick enough to maintain the beautiful green color. If Esquel is cut too thin, the crystal color fades to a light yellow instead of emerald green. This is a truly museum-quality specimen.

Wall of Knowledge at the Stockholm Public Library, Sweden

Designed for the International Competition of Architecture, students from the Architecture School of Paris La Siene imagined this incredible concept!

The Wall of Knowledge, the Stockholm Public Library concept won the Master Award for an award winning Architectural Image.

“Paradise Cave”

Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park contains the oldest major karst area in Asia. Protecting those caves is the reason for the park and also why it was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This cave is called Thien Duong (Động Thiên Đường) and is over 19 miles (31 km) long. The British cave explorers were so impressed by the beauty of the rock formation inside the cave, they dubbed this place as “Paradise Cave.”

Genetically engineered angelfish (Pterophyllum)

Genetically engineered angelfish (Pterophyllum) glow in a tank during a news conference before the 2012 Taiwan International Aquarium Expo in Taipei, on November 7, 2012. The fish, which are the world’s first pink fluorescent angelfish and can be viewed without blacklight, were created by a joint project between Taiwan’s Academia Sinica, National Taiwan Ocean University and Jy Lin, a private biotechnology company, according to the organizer.