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Mars Lander Captures Haunting Sound of Martian Winds

Listen to Martian wind blow across NASA’s InSight lander. The spacecraft’s seismometer and air pressure sensor picked up vibrations from 10-15 mph (16-24 kph) winds as they blew across Mars’ Elysium Planitia on Dec. 1, 2018. The seismometer readings are in the range of human hearing, but are nearly all bass and difficult to hear on laptop speakers and mobile devices. We provide the original audio and a version pitched up by two octaves to make them audible on mobile devices. Playback is suggested on a sound system with a…

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Windblown Snow Makes Flat Farmland Look 3D From Above

Photograph by hoerr on reddit In this fascinating aerial photo, flat farmland in Eastern Colorado appears 3-dimensional after passing winds blew the snow around. The photo, which appears to be taken from an airplane, was shared on reddit by user hoerr earlier this week. For those interested you can find a larger resolution here. via hoerr on reddit Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/2019/01/windblown-snow-makes-flat-farmland-look-3d-from-above/

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Eye of the Storm: A Surreal Video Inside the Eye of Hurricane Michael

A Facebook live video by Stefan Melendez from last Wednesday shows the surreal scene from inside the eye of Hurricane Michael which devastated regions of Florida and Georgia last week. If the video above doesn’t play you can also try the one embedded below. Read more: https://twistedsifter.com/videos/surreal-video-inside-eye-of-hurricane-michael/

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Surreal Video of Postman Delivering Mail to Neighborhood Destroyed by Wildfire Goes Viral

Hours after the devastating California wildfires tore through Santa Rosa, professional drone pilot Douglas Thron filmed a postal worker delivering mail to the ravaged neighborhood of Coffey Park. Thron says while he was at the scene shooting aerial footage for NBC’s Today Show on Tuesday, he spotted the truck driving around the neighborhood. Thron tells Mercury News, “It was a trippy thing — he was actually delivering the mail. I was shocked to see him because most of the roads were blocked-off, but he obviously had access.†San Francisco USPS…

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Chilling Footage Shows Hurricane Irma Destroying St Maartens Famous Maho Beach

Category-5 Hurricane Irma is seen in this chilling footage destroying St Maarten’s famous Maho Beach. The video was taken by the Maho Beach Cam located at the AAA Rent-A-Car in St Maarten. Maho Beach is famous for watching incoming planes flying extremely low. You can see our post on Maho Beach from 2013 here. Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/hurricane-irma-destroys-maho-beach-st-maarten/

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Strandbeests: The Kinetic Beach Walkers Powered by the Wind

Made from thin PVC tubing, sails, and an untold number of zip ties; Theo Jansen’s STRANDBEESTS (Dutch for ‘beach animals’) have been conjuring awe and wonder for the last few decades. Jansen’s incredible creatures have travelled to beaches around the world and their complex and mesmerizing movements are based on an algorithm he designed. According to The New York Times: Adept at both drawing and math, Jansen put in seven years at Delft University of Technology on the physics track. But then he realized that he was never going to…

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