9/12/2014

University of Sharjah

University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

25°17′15″N 55°28′37″E

 

The University of Sharjah is a private university located in University City, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. Of the school’s 100 million Dirham (~27 million US dollars) construction cost, 90 million went towards academic, scientific and administrative buildings and 10 million was spent on landscaping the grounds and surrounding area.



 

9/11/2014

Corinth Canal

Isthmus of Corinth

37°56′04″N 22°59′02″E

 

The Corinth Canal in Greece connects the Gulf of Corinth with the Saronic Gulf in the Aegean Sea. After 12 years of construction, the canal was completed in 1893. It is 4 miles (6.4 kilometers) in length but only 70 feet (21.4 meters) at its base, making it impassable for most modern ships.


  9/9/2014 Twisted Colossus Valencia, California, USA 34°25′40″N 118°35′51″W   The Twisted Colossus steel roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA) caught on fire yesterday while workers were disassembling the track. The ride is slated to reopen in 2015 with two 128 foot lift hills, two inversions, and an 80 degree drop.

 

9/9/2014

Twisted Colossus

Valencia, California, USA

34°25′40″N 118°35′51″W

 

The Twisted Colossus steel roller coaster at Six Flags Magic Mountain (Valencia, CA) caught on fire yesterday while workers were disassembling the track. The ride is slated to reopen in 2015 with two 128 foot lift hills, two inversions, and an 80 degree drop.


 

9/8/2014

Shin-Nagoya Thermal Power Station

Nagoya City, Japan

35.063241309°, 136.876144767°

 

The Shin-Nagoya Thermal Power Station in Nagoya City, Japan is designed to reduce annual CO2 emissions by approximately 1 million tons. Additionally, in order to improve the scenic views of the plant, the walls of the turbine building are painted blue and decorated with a motif depicting the score of Mozart's "Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550."


 

9/7/2014

Pivot-irrigation fields

Plymouth, Washington, USA

46.011747,-119.494514

 

Pivot irrigation fields stretch out from the Columbia River near Plymouth, Washington on the border with Oregon.  Powered by electric motors, lines of sprinklers rotate 360 degrees to evenly irrigate crops.


 

9/5/2014

Port of Valencia

Valencia, Spain

39.4457°N 0.3199°W

 

Thousands of automobiles await shipment at the Port of Valencia in Valencia, Spain.


 

9/4/2014

Vineyards

Weinstadt, Germany

48°47'20.9"N 9°22'11.7"E

 

Vineyards grow on the hillsides of Weinstadt, a town in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany. As the state’s fourth largest community of wine production with vineyards expanding a total of 489 hectacres, the town’s name appropriately translates as “Wine City”.


 

8/31/2014

Hong Kong Island

Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

22.279534821°, 114.170375808°

 

Hong Kong Island (seen in the bottom half of this Overview) is one of the most densely populated areas in the entire world. With a total population of 1,289,500, there are 16,390 residents per square kilometer (41,057 / square mile).


 

8/30/2014

Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant

Lancaster, California, USA

34.791428, -118.159344

 

The Lancaster Water Reclamation Plant in Lancaster, California, USA provides treatment for up to 18 million gallons of wastewater per day, serving a population of approximately 160,000 people. In addition to producing reclaimed water, the Lancaster WRP also processes all wastewater solids generated at the plant. The solids are anaerobically digested, centrifugally dewatered, and stored in concrete beds where additional drying occurs before they are hauled away and beneficially reused. Methane gas is produced during the digestion process and is used to fuel the boiler used to heat the anaerobic digesters.


 

8/29/2014

Chicago at night

Chicago, Illinois, USA

41°52′55″N 087°37′40″W

 

Chicago, Illinois - captured at night from the International Space Station - is constructed on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan. When the city was founded in 1833, most of the early construction radiated from the mouth of the Chicago River and its central, built-up areas remain relatively consistent with the natural flatness of the surrounding geography. 

 

This photograph is courtesy of NASA's “Cities at Night” project. Through this effort, NASA has invited the public to sift through its collection of more than 1.8 million photographs captured from the ISS since 2003. With crowdsourcing, we will be able to identify and catalogue the cities on Earth that have been captured so far!

 

Source: Alejandro Sánchez de Miguel, José Gómez Castaño, Jaime Zamorano, Christopher CM Kyba, Sergio Pascual,M Ángeles, L Cayuela, Guillermo Martín Martinez and Peter Challupner, Atlas of astronaut photos, of Earth at night, News and Reviews in Astronomy & Geophysics, Vol. 55 no4. August 2014 (in press).



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