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SENSATION “BUBBLY DANCE”

By MARINA

Who said that Japanese can perform only Bon dance, Japanese folk dance. There’re many cool guys here in Japan.  Tomioka Senior High School rocketed to fame, because of the brilliant “Bubbly Dance”. Lots of foreign TV shows sent them invitation requests. And already their video has got five million views. Bubbly dance was created  for high school students. And performers are dancing to up-tempo music in perfect order.  The song…

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VISIT PLANET IN GOOGLE MAPS

By MARINA

Google announced that they added the wonderful images to Google Maps. Thanks to the enhancement we can not only look satellite view, but enjoy moons and planets maps. It seems that some images were taken by Cassini. That spacecraft just ended its mission on September 15, 2017, after 20-year-journey. Through Google Maps you can observe the space objects carefully, and…

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4K LIVE STREAM FROM SPACE IS NOW AVAILABLE

By MARINA

Thanks to the advanced technology, we can see Live 4K Video from Space. The demonstration of this attempt was shown at April 26, 2017. The success that innovators (NASA, Amazon Web Services (AWS) and AWS Elemental) achieved means that we started walking to the next stage of filmmaking. We can reach astronauts on the International Space Station and view clear video with a small time lag. Cloud services…

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A LOVELY BABY PANDA (130th Day)

By MARINA

We were surprised to hear the happy news that zoo officials identified the newborn cub’s cries on June 12, 2017. Since then, Japanese are experiencing “Panda Boom”. Thanks to Tokyo Zoological Park Society we can get the latest information about this cutie every month. Whenever I see the movie, I am completely captivated by her. I’ve never seen such a…

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A Bhutan Photo Essay

By MARINA

During my stay in Bhutan, I felt so relaxed. I don’t know what made me so. But it is certain that lots of smiles and warm hospitality are deeply printed on my memory. And time passed very slowly in this place. Bhutanese lifestyle seems to be more simple than ours. Few frilled things, useless things, are not needed and everything they possess…

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TRAVEL THE WORLD WITH VR: ANGKOR WAT

By MARINA

Angkor is one of the popular destinations for travelers. Every year more than 2 million people visit this ancient capital. Stepping into the once megacity, you feel as if you were back in the era of the Khmer Empire. And you are intoxicated with great heritages.  In that place… The picturesque Angkor Wat at sunrising and sunset entertain you. Bayon always smile to you. Seeing the…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 6)

By MARINA

May 5 2017/ Blue Sky & Tempestuous  The sky was so clear, but still cold outside. After breakfast we said good bye to nomad life and left for White stupa (Tsagaan Suvraga). More than 10,000 years ago, here was a big sea. After the sea dried up, a valley appeared with many glacis and escarpments. The wind and the rain for a long time…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 5)

By MARINA

May 4, 2017/ Blue Sky -> Stormy -> Snowstorm -> Gale Our journey was nearing its end.  After the breakfast, we aimed to reach the town. In this place, we’d take shower and have a lunch.  We had a short time to explore this small town, because the shower shop hadn’t opened yet. We visited a local temple. There were several pagodas and a big…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 4)

By MARINA

May 3, 2017/ Stormy -> Snow   I had woken up because of the coldness. But it was OK because it was almost the time I should have gotten up. I went out from my sleeping bag, and prepared my backpack. Before breakfast we must have accomplished a tough tough tough task. (Of course this challenge was not mandatory.) The mission was…

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PRECIOUS TIME IN MONGOLIAN GOBI DESERT (DAY 3)

By MARINA

May 2, 2017/ Sunny -> Windy We drove almost 170 kilometers to Khongor sand dunes. We went to see the Flaming Cliffs on our way to sand dunes. This site is very famous for the fossil remains of dinosaur eggs. In the 1922 American paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews found the evidence that dinosaurs lived here. Since then lots of scientific…

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