Saint-Malo during the Middle Ages was a fortified island at the mouth of the Rance River, controlling not only the estuary but the open sea beyond. The promontory fort of Alet, south of the modern centre in what is now the Saint-Servan district, commanded approaches to the Rance even before the Romans, but modern Saint-Malo traces its origins to a monastic settlement founded by Saint Aaron and ...
Jacques Cartier (December 31, 1491 – September 1, 1557) was a French explorer who claimed what is now Canada for France. He was the first European to describe and map the Gulf of Saint Lawrence and the shores of the Saint Lawrence River, which he named "The Country of Canadas", after the Iroquois names for the two big settlements he saw at Stadacona (Quebec City) and at Hochelaga (Montreal I...
GE Power Fly-by, Colorado River cliffs
(ADMIN, no icons, reduced text)
This a tour I prepared to show friends the power of GE software.
The tour basically go up and down a section of the Colorado River showing detailed perspectives and imaginey.
Set the tour controls to zero pause and very slow flying speed (Tools-Options-Control panel)
Snow and ice serve to accent human activities in this photograph taken by the Space Shuttle mission STS-98.The Souris River stretches across the photograph from left to right, with the upstream Rafferty Dam Reservoir frozen over on the far left. Two power plants, the Boundary Dam Power Station and the Shand Power Station, can be identified by the smoke plumes and shadows of those plumes. The ri...
Elbe Crossing 2 is a group of pylons providing overhead lines for four 380kV three phase AC current circuits across the River Elbe. It was constructed between 1976 and 1978 to supplement Elbe Crossing 1, and consists of 4 masts:
* A 76 meter tall anchor pylon located in Lower Saxony, on the Elbe's southern banks.
* Two carrying pylons, each 227 meters tall. One i...
The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, largest in operation in the world, is a binational undertaking developed by Brazil and Paraguay in the Paraná River. The installed power of the plant is 12,600 MW (megawatts), with 18 generator units of 700 MW each.
Lawrence Livermore National Labratory, Livermore, California.
The Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) is a United States Department of Energy national laboratory, managed by the University of California, in Livermore, California. Along with Los Alamos National Laboratory, it is one of the USA's two laboratories whose mission has included the design of nuclear weapons.
The first Catholic Church in Lydiate was built in 1480 and dedicated to St Katherine, the patron saint of the wife of Lawrence Ireland, who lived at Lydiate Hall. The church is now a ruin and is simply known locally as “The Abbey”
Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant is located in Central Ukraine near the city of Zaporizhia, on the banks of the Kakhovka Reservoir on the Dnipro river. It has 6 VVER-1000 pressurized light water nuclear reactors, each with a power rating of 950 MWe, with total power output of 5700 MWe. The first five were successively brought online between 1985 and 1989, and the sixth was added in 1995. The pl...
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