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Meet Nick Smith, 2020-21 research MD — Chronicles from Concordia

Dr. Nick Smith is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica for the 2020-21 season. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Monday 19 th October Arrived! Credits: ESA/IPEV/PNRA–S. ThoolenHello everyone, and welcome to…

Meet Nick Smith, 2020-21 research MD — Chronicles from Concordia

Marathon to the Moon — Chronicles from Concordia

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Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Concordia, November 29, 2020Sunlight: 24 hoursWindchill temperature:…

Marathon to the Moon — Chronicles from Concordia

The Future Technology of Carbon Nanotubes — Learn Something Interesting

The atomic structure of carbon, more specifically naturally occurring diamond, is neatly stacked in a cuboid shape. Carbon nanotubes use carbon but instead stack their atoms in a hexagonal shape. The result is a material which weighs virtually nothing, yet is stronger than any material known upon Earth, including poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide, more commonly referred to […]

The Future Technology of Carbon Nanotubes — Learn Something Interesting

Horse Isle 3 – Ocean Creatures!

There has been another big update on Horse Isle 3: Infinite Wilds. They have brought ocean life to the vast oceans and seas, and there are also now elephants wandering the Savannah biomes! They swim around, and you can get pretty close to them.

Imagine my delight when I found THREE blue whales hanging around my ranch atoll. Of course I kayaked out to meet them. They dove, surfaced, flapped their flukes, and a couple of times opened their mouths at me.

Here is a full list of what has been introduced and where:

+ Blue Whales, Giant Squids (Rare) – Deep Oceans
+ Great Whites, Sword Fish – Temperate oceans.
+ Dolphins, Dugongs, Mola Molas (Rare), Sea Turtles, Hammerheads, and Manta Rays – Warmer oceans.

There is another very special ocean creature that was added January 2021. A sea horse! It carries you through the water at walking speed. You need to use the Diving Bell first, and then activate using the % key. Once mounted, you can climb by using the jump button (Spacebar) and dive by using the crouch button (C). It’s great for exploring underwater! It also costs 25,000 Essence but it’s so worth it.

Here are some pictures I’ve captured! I’ll add more as I find them.

Elephant
Baby Elephant
Blue Whale
Great White Shark with whale in background
Leaping Dolphin
Whale encounter
Hammerhead Shark
Swordfish
Dugong

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Click  HERE or go to the HI3 site and put in my user ID, 1023. 

 Whenever you buy your first subscription, you’ll be rewarded with 10 Esroh Essence (good for more energy) and 1000 gold dust to help you along!

Two worlds — Chronicles from Concordia

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Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Concordia, October 4, 2020Sunlight: about 14 hours…

Two worlds — Chronicles from Concordia

The First Musician to Routinely Break Their Instrument on Stage — Learn Something Interesting

19th century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt created the modern concept of the single musician concert as prior to this, a single musician (e.g. pianist, violinist, flautist etc.) had never played an entire concert by themselves. Liszt often broke his pianos on stage due to his vigorous style of play, making him the first musician to […]

The First Musician to Routinely Break Their Instrument on Stage — Learn Something Interesting

The Indigenous People of Tanna Island, Vanuatu and Their Religious Cult Honoring and Deifying the U.S. Military — Learn Something Interesting

On Tanna Island, Vanuatu, every year on February 15th, residents of the Pacific Ocean island chain engage in a military parade with the term “USA” painted in red or tattooed upon the chest of men who carry large bamboo spears with red tipped, pointed ends, a tradition which began more than 60 years ago, inspired […]

The Indigenous People of Tanna Island, Vanuatu and Their Religious Cult Honoring and Deifying the U.S. Military — Learn Something Interesting

Inktober week five – Finale!

Here are the last six drawings I did for InkTober. I’m rather proud of a couple of them, less proud of others, but good or bad, here they all are. One was my monthly contribution to the company newsletter, but it’s done in October so it counts!

Company comic
Inspired by an ink painting
Prompt “Crawl”
Prompt “Shoe”
Partially finished map
Prompt: “Ominous”

Inktober Week 4

We’re in the homestretch for Inktober, Drawloween, or your October art challenge of choice! I’m continuing to try and push myself a bit, playing with different styles and media. It’s fun yet sometimes frustrating. I don’t entirely like all the pieces I did this week but I’m sharing them anyway because that’s the point!

Inspired by a sumi painting
Unexpected Passenger
Chibi Vs. Minbari Warrior
Chibi Lyta seeks to trap Kosh
Entanglement
Old Wolf
Bucolic Scene