Czech photographs show europe as a continent of opportunity

Czech photographs show europe as a continent of opportunity

Europe connects, this was also seen at the vernissage on the occasion of the europatag on thursday. At the academy for new media in langheimer hof, nine members of the czech photo club sokolov present a selection of their work. Under the motto "europe – continent of opportunity are 40 pictures to see, from landscapes, portraits and architecture to nudes.

The motifs give an insight into the cosmopolitanism of the photographers, who have captured their impressions not only in their home country, but also in europe and around the world. The mysterious portico of a monastery, the sleeping man on a bench in front of an imposing brick wall, the erotically seductive body of a woman – the variety is immense.

The viewer often remains standing in front of the individual pictures for a long time, trying to comprehend the artist’s intentions. The path along the wall in the historic building never gets boring. And ludvik erdmann, president of the FOS sokolov, sums it up: "when you see something, capture the moment photographically, it is unrepeatable". This says also the majority of the photos.

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100-Million-year-old microbes live deep under the ocean

100-million-year-old microbes live deep under the ocean

Microorganisms have been lying dormant for around 100 million years almost a hundred meters below the bottom of the pacific ocean. This is what japanese and u.S. Researchers write in the journal "nature communications.

They were able to propagate these tiny creatures under laboratory conditions. The team took several drill samples from the bottom of the south pacific ocean gyre from the research vessel joides resolution. The scientists drilled up to 74.5 meters into sediment layers that were formed between 13 million and 101.5 million years ago.

For decades, scientists have been collecting sediment samples from the bottom of the oceans to better understand past climate, plate tectonics and the deep marine ecosystem. A team led by microbiologist yuki morono from the japanese marine research agency JAMSTEC has now led an expedition to the south pacific ocean gyre. This covers about ten percent of the ocean’s surface, encompasses 37 million square kilometers and is one of the least explored regions on earth.

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Windowsill la

"Your pants have a hole, my seat neighbor in the office on monday noticed immediately. Very attentive. As if I didn’t already have that when I put on the jeans "brand cheap purchase" noticed in the morning. My toe finally got caught in it and briefly threw me off balance. This beige dress already gave me a glimpse of my naked thigh when I bought it. One of those modern trends where fathers lose all understanding.

I was able to answer my colleague with conviction: "that’s the way it should be." I told him about my expensive levi’s jeans, which fit like a dream and which, according to the saleswoman, should only be washed when they stretch out – and not when they are dirty. She was just exceptionally in the wash. The only one i ever wore with enthusiasm, precisely because it triumphed without rip or hole. Until yesterday. A photo opportunity shortly before the end of the working day brought about a turnaround. Now i am not happy about the tightness of the pants anymore. Once in the knees and "ratchet"! Yes, now even good levi’s has a hole in it!

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Kitzingen rescuer: act instead of twitching his cell phone

Kitzingen rescuer: act instead of twitching his cell phone

He won’t give his name. He did nothing to the matter. He still wants to report on what he did. Because he hopes that there will be imitators. Acting instead of watching could be the motto. Saving lives instead of shooting videos.

It was sunday noon when helmut W. (name invented) drove to kitzingen from the direction of mainbernheim with his wife and her mother. Shortly before entering the traffic circle, he looked out of the right side window and was astonished: smoke was coming out of the window of a multi-family house. No trace of the rescue services or the fire department. Helmut W. Didn’t pull out: he took the first exit and turned into max-planck-strabe.

"I guess it was intuition," he says on the phone two days later. The self-employed carpenter from the district of kitzingen arrived just in time. A man appeared at the window, holding a small child in his arms. It was about five meters from the second floor to the ground. "Luckily i’m rough and strong," says helmut W. And has to laugh. He signaled to the man that he was going to pick up the child. "He held it out the window by its arms and let it go," helmut W remembers. Around two meters of free fall. Then the one and a half year old child landed in his arms.

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