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Impactful Times: Memories of 60 Years of Shock Wave Research at Sandia National Laboratories (repost)

Impactful Times: Memories of 60 Years of Shock Wave Research at Sandia National Laboratories (Shock Wave and High Pressure Phenomena) by James R. Asay
English | 20 May 2017 | ISBN: 3319333453 | 688 Pages | PDF | 13.58 MB

This book presents a history of shock compression science, including development of experimental, material modeling, and hydrodynamics code technologies over the past six decades at Sandia National Laboratories.

National Geographic - Expedition Apocalypse (2010)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at July 10, 2017
National Geographic - Expedition Apocalypse (2010)

National Geographic - Expedition Apocalypse (2010)
PDTV | 720 x 416 | .AVI/XviD @ 2041 Kbps | 44 min 58 s | 701 MB
Audio: English AC-3 128 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary, Science

Without warning, a mysterious explosion devastated thousands of square miles of homes, trees and wildlife near central Siberia. No trace of its cause has been discovered. Known as the Tunguska Event, the explosion was so bright that it lit up night skies across Europe for several days. Was it caused by a deadly asteroid, comet, or even violent gases from the volcanic depths below?

National Geographic - Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid (2013)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at July 6, 2017
National Geographic - Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid (2013)

National Geographic - Saving Egypt's Oldest Pyramid (2013)
PDTV | 832 x 468 | .MP4/AVC @ 2008 Kbps | 44 min 58 s | 689 MB
Audio: English AAC 128 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None
Genre: Documentary, History

The Step Pyramid of Saqqara, in the desert south of Cairo, is a keystone in the history of civilization. But it is falling apart, ravaged by looters, earthquakes and the erosive force of 4600 years of time. For five years, a team of British and Egyptian experts have been urgently at work to rescue this prototype for all the Egyptian pyramids. Can they win the race to save the precious pyramid and preserve its secrets and treasures?

National Geographic - Skeletons of the Sahara (2013)  Video

Posted by Tutorial at May 19, 2017
National Geographic - Skeletons of the Sahara (2013)

National Geographic - Skeletons of the Sahara (2013)
HDTV | 1280 x 720 | .MP4/AVC @ 2499 Kbps | 56 min 40 s | 1.04 GB
Audio: English AAC 144 Kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary, Science

Explorer and scientist Paul Sereno made an extraordinary discovery in the middle of the Sahara desert: While prospecting for dinosaur bones, he stumbled across an ancient human cemetery more than 5,000 years older than the Egyptian pyramids.
Richard Bonynge, National Philharmonic Orchestra, Joan Sutherland - Donizetti: Lucrezia Borgia [1989/1978]

Donizetti - Lucrezia Borgia (Richard Bonynge, Joan Sutherland) [1989/1978]
Classical | DECCA 421 497-2 | TT: 134.13 | EAC (flac, cue, log) | Covers | 575 Mb

“Sutherland is in her element here - and what a wonderful score it is too…Horne has the odd moment of unsteadiness in the early parts of the opera, but she is impressive in the brilliant Brindisi of the last Act” (The Penguin Guide)
National Geographic - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017)

National Geographic - Origins: The Journey of Humankind Series 1 (2017)
HDTV | 1280x720 | .MP4/AVC @ 3017 Kbps | 8x~46min | 7.95 GiB
Audio: English AAC 160 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: English
Genre: Documentary

Our primal curiosity has sparked new inventions and revealed the mysteries of the universe. This eight part series strives to trace the pivotal innovations that make us modern.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Two Symphonies (2012) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Neeme Järvi - Wagner: Two Symphonies (2012)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 79:05 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Our series of works by Richard Wagner, performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Neeme Järvi, continues with a disc of early symphonies, later marches, an overture, and a prelude. Early on in his career, Wagner composed two symphonies, both of which are included on this disc. The Symphony in C, which he wrote when he was just nineteen years old, is heavily influenced by Beethoven in its character, mood, and instrumentation. Written two years later, in 1834, the Symphony in E was left unfinished, Wagner completing only the first movement and thirty bars of the second.
BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman - Butterworth: Orchestral Works (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Kriss Russman - Butterworth: Orchestral Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 75:23 minutes | 1.27 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

When George Butterworth joined the army in 1914, his most recent works included the song cycle Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' as well as the Rhapsody 'A Shropshire Lad', which he called 'an orchestral epilogue' to his settings of A. E. Housman's poems. The Rhapsody has since been described as 'one of the greatest of all English orchestral works' and when Butterworth left England to fight in the First World War, he was seen as one of the bright hopes of British music a hope that in August 1916 was extinguished in the trenches at the Somme.

The National - March 27, 2017  Newspapers

Posted by crazy-slim at March 27, 2017
The National - March 27, 2017

The National - March 27, 2017
English | 12 pages | True PDF | 4 MB
Leonard Slatkin, Orchestre National de Lyon - Ravel: L'Heure espagnole, Don Quichotte a Dulcinee (2016)

Leonard Slatkin, Orchestre National de Lyon - Ravel: L'Heure espagnole, Don Quichotte a Dulcinee (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 55:42 | 238 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.660337

Leonard Slatkin is an exceptionally versatile conductor, but it is perhaps in French repertoire of the 19th and 20th centuries that he feels most comfortable. The singers in Ravel's exquisitely formed little comic opera L'Heure espagnole, complete with cheating lovers hidden inside grandfather's clocks carried up and down stairs, are all entirely appropriate and admirably clear, but it is really Slatkin who's the star here, right from the "Introduction" that's so artfully linked to what follows. Ravel here cultivates a kind of updated accompanied recitative, well matched to his stated goal of reviving the old tradition of Italian opera buffa.