Netherlands

Westerbork Radio Telescope

The Westerbork Synthesis Radio Telescope in the Netherlands is: an aperture synthesis interferometer that consists of a linear array of 14 antennas arranged on a 2.7 km East-West line. Um… So, aperture synthesis is when a collection of telescopes are…

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Thursday, 14th September 2006

Maho Beach & Princess Juliana Airport

Pictures of Maho Beach on the Dutch Antilles island of St Maarten have been cropping up on the net for years – usually with people claiming them to be the result of a photoshopping competition. You see, the island is…

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Wednesday, 2nd August 2006

9 (Possible) Traffic Accidents

This feels a little like ambulance chasing, so in no particular order, here are 9 (possible) traffic accidents. 1. Highway A13 just north of Rotterdam (there’s a couple of vehicles on the hard shoulder, and traffic is backed up for…

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Tuesday, 25th July 2006

Madurodam

This is the small city of Madurodam in the Netherlands. They have an airport, canals, stadiums, boats, gardens, windmills and bridges with… giant people on them? And there’s some giant cars too! Waaaait a minute… Madurodam is actually a truly…

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Thursday, 6th July 2006

Fat Planes

Invasion of the fat planes! There’s a really fat green plane at Heathrow (which looks a little like Thunderbird 2)… And at Hong Kong International, there’s some sort of fat pink alien spacecraft! (Or these might be fire training aircraft…

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Friday, 2nd June 2006

Newspaper Carpark

Now this is truly “Large Type” – Perscombinatie printing works in Amsterdam print a lot of newspapers, so when they were decorating the car park they opted for a neat newspaper-like 6 column layout. Brilliant! Submitter “Koos van den Hout”…

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Friday, 28th April 2006
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Volcanoes of the Northern Marianas (Volcano Week 7)

The Mariana Islands are part of a great submerged mountain range that extends all the way from Guam north to Japan. While the southern Marianas are known worldwide as tourist destinations, the uninhabited northernmost islands are actually a long string of active volcanoes fed by the subduction of the Pacific Plate into the Mariana Trench, the deepest location on Earth.

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Once a volcanic island centered in Japan’s Kagoshima Bay, during an eruption in 1914 the Sakura-jima volcano decided to change…

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