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It’s summer, which means you’re most likely out of the classroom and enjoying the weather and all that comes with it. For many of us, this means either attempting to grow a few things in our own gardens or hitting up the farmer’s markets for some awesome fresh produce. Others will start small school gardens …
St. Petersburg-born photographer Alexander Dragunov has found his niche in the photography world, photographing the surreal, beautiful -- and often empty -
Stockholm metro, Sweden
Men walk on Moon
Whether you're looking for a tropical paradise or an alpine hideaway, get back to nature at one of these spectacular spots: Morskie Oko, Lake Nakuru, Lake Lucerne, Lake Saimaa and Lake Powell.
Lake Saimaa, Finland
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More people live in cities than ever before, but urbanization introduces a number of challenges when it comes to sustainability.
Photographer Rebecca Litchfield's gorgeous and haunting photo series and book, Soviet Ghosts: A Communist Empire in Decay, documents abandoned towns, factories, prisons, hospitals, theaters, and military bases in the Soviet Union and former Eastern Bloc.
The remote Yanomami tribe in the Brazilian Amazon will experiment with Wi-Fi access and a camera to document and fight the human rights abuses they face.
"More Americans came into contact with maps during World War II than in any previous moment in American history. From the elaborate and innovative inserts in the National Geographic to the schematic and tactical pictures in newspapers, maps were everywhere. On September 1, 1939, the Nazis invaded Poland, and by the end of the day a map of Europe could not be bought anywhere in the United States. In fact, Rand McNally reported selling more maps and atlases of the European theaters in the first two weeks of September than in all the years since the armistice of 1918. Two years later, the attack on Pearl Harbor again sparked a demand for maps."
Author of Mapping the Nation, Susan Schulten explains how historical events created a huge demands for maps, revolutionizing the industry and leading to many new ways of visualizing the world.
Tags: historical, mapping, war.
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Un exemple sur la manière dont les cartes peuvent changer votre vision du monde, le " mapping" a ce pouvoir là.
The Galatea effect, attentional bias, recency, and more.
Erika Simmons is revealing the Ghost in the Machine – that’s the apt title for her unusually creative artwork which uses the relics of the 20th century – namely film reels, music and VHS cassettes – to create portraits of the person the tape may...
Her work has been featured in a LOT of publications – including GQ, Maxim, and Wired. She was chosen as the Official Artist for the 55th Grammy Awards, using studio recording tape to create an old-school phonograph. See her in action in the time-lapse video :Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/07/17/ghost-machine-famous-celebrities-made-old-film-tape/#MmBruEyY6Pj7BwRC.99
Many people feel an especially close connection with our animal brethren, which is probably a big part of why we find animal body art like this so appealing – these models, and the artists who paint on them, create a figurative representation of the relationship we share with all life. There are all sorts of things that body artists can draw on their human canvases, but organic animal forms seem to match best with the shapes of our own bodies.
July 17, 1918: The RMS Carpathia was sunk by a German U-boat off the Irish coast. Map: The British Empire at war. London : Stanford’s Geogl. Estabt., 1916 ([S.l.] : Roberts & Leete)
I like old newspaper, smoothing it out to read about what was happening on the day an older relative packed away the good crystal or some other fragile tchotchke. Traveling in India, I dug how the snacks I purchased to eat on the train came wrapped in old book pages.
(Phys.org) —A British company says it has scored a breakthrough in the world's darkest material. Surrey NanoSystems describes its development as not just a black material but super-black. They are calling it Vantablack, and they are singling out its ability to be applied to lightweight, temperature-sensitive ...
Here is the ultimate black. This coating material is made from carbon nanotubes, with promising applications for example for telescopes.
There are also nice physics discussions in the comments.
The 1988 Winter Olympic Games saw a record number of athletes travel to Canada to compete. The USSR smashed the medals board, as they had been known to do, with a massive total of 29 medals, 11 being gold. This win was closely followed by East Germany who won a total of 25 medals (9 gold). The winter games of ’88 were set to be the last where the communist superpowers, USSR and East Germany, would compete against each other.
The half a million miles of fibre optic cable buried under the ocean floor, visualized.
More than 400 books that helped create evolutionary biology have been re-assembled into an online library
A few weeks ago a business trip took me to the large, modern and mechanised packing barn of a commercial plant nursery near Eindhoven in the Netherlands. Inside the barn, six-metre-high trees and voluminous shrubs were being manoeuvred by forklift,
Labyrinths around the world have been used as pleasure walks, meditative journeys and symbolic life-into-death pilgrimages.
Photographer David Gardner pays close attention to the numerous ways we humans mark or surroundings, or otherwise leave traces behind for others to discover.
Scientist are already working hard to figure out how the mysterious Siberian hole was formed and we expect an answer pretty soon. In the meantime, The Siberian Times went to the site they call the crater at the end of the world and captured images and video that reveal in more detail how the interior looks.
"TimeZone Watch School Illustrated Glossary of Watch Parts by Walt Odets:
THE TOP PLATETHE BOTTOM PLATETHE KEYLESS WORKSWindingAutomatic Winding: The ETA Caliber 2842Automatic Winding: Bi-Directional WindingAutomatic Winding: The Jaeger LeCoultre Caliber 889/2 Switching RockerPatek Philippe caliber 240-PSTHE MOTION WORKSThe Cannon Pinion, Hour Wheel, Minute Wheel and Wheel PinionsTHE BALANCE ASSEMBLY The Balance Wheel: AmplitudeThe Balance Cock and Balance AssemblyThe Balance Wheel in DetailA Smooth Glucydur Balance The Adjustable Mass Balance The Regulator, Curb Pin and BootThe Regulator, Spring Stud, and Anti-Shock MechanismThe Anti-Shock MechanismThe Balance Spring Collet and OvercoilThe Balance StaffTHE ESCAPEMENTThe Escapement: The Banking PinsThe Escapement: The Entry PalletThe Escapement: The Exit PalletThe Escapement: The Exit Pallet During ImpulseThe Escapement: The Exit Pallet During LockingThe Escapement: The Pallet Lever GeometryThe Escapement: The Pallet LeverThe Escapement: The Pallet Lever Safety PinThe Escapement: An Illustrated Explanation of FunctionTHE MAINSPRING AND BARRELThe ClickThe Click and Related PartsThe Mainspring of an Automatic Winding WatchTHE WHEEL TRAINThe Center-Seconds Gear Train: The Fontainemelon Caliber 97The Conical Pivot and JewelThe Cylindrical Pivot and JewelWheels and PinionsSCREWS"
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