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robertricardoreese:

Hongdae Date, Trick Eye Museum #godisgood #seoul #joy

robertricardoreese:

Hongdae Date, Trick Eye Museum #godisgood #seoul #joy

kqedscience:

An Iceberg Six Times The Size Of Manhattan Is Now Adrift At Sea
“For the past five months, NASA scientists have been tracking a rather large iceberg that separated from the front of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. Measuring some 20 miles (33 km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide, the so-called “ice island” has now drifted out to sea.
Called B31, the massive object came loose in early November 2013. NASA scientists have since tracked its journey using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), an instrument on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.”
Learn more at io9.

kqedscience:

An Iceberg Six Times The Size Of Manhattan Is Now Adrift At Sea

For the past five months, NASA scientists have been tracking a rather large iceberg that separated from the front of Antarctica’s Pine Island Glacier. Measuring some 20 miles (33 km) long and 12 miles (20 km) wide, the so-called “ice island” has now drifted out to sea.

Called B31, the massive object came loose in early November 2013. NASA scientists have since tracked its journey using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), an instrument on NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites.”

Learn more at io9.

joshbyard:

Google X Lab Files Patent for Contact Lens With Built-In Camera

Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera would be very small and sit near the edge of the contact lens so that it doesn’t obscure your vision. By virtue of being part of the contact lens, the camera would naturally follow your gaze, allowing for a huge range of awesome applications, from the basis of a bionic eye system for blind and visually impaired people, through to early warning systems (the camera spots a hazard before your brain does), facial recognition, and superhuman powers (telescopic and infrared/night vision). 

(via Google invents smart contact lens with built-in camera: Superhuman Terminator-like vision here we come | ExtremeTech)

joshbyard:

Google X Lab Files Patent for Contact Lens With Built-In Camera

Google has invented a new smart contact lens with an integrated camera. The camera would be very small and sit near the edge of the contact lens so that it doesn’t obscure your vision. By virtue of being part of the contact lens, the camera would naturally follow your gaze, allowing for a huge range of awesome applications, from the basis of a bionic eye system for blind and visually impaired people, through to early warning systems (the camera spots a hazard before your brain does), facial recognition, and superhuman powers (telescopic and infrared/night vision). 

(via Google invents smart contact lens with built-in camera: Superhuman Terminator-like vision here we come | ExtremeTech)

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Ball of wax by Levantera

Semana Santa 2014

Ball of wax by Levantera

Semana Santa 2014

theparisreview:

Peripheral
Maybe it’s a bat’s wingsat the corner of your eye, rightwhere the eyeball swivelsinto its pocket. But whenthe brown of your eye turnswhere you thought the white saw,there’s only air & gold light,reality—as your mother defined it—(milk/no milk). Not for yearsdid you learn the word longing,and only then did you see the bat—just the fringe of its wingsbeating, its back in a heavyblack cloak.
—Toi Derricotte. Photography: Tamas Dezso.

theparisreview:

Peripheral

Maybe it’s a bat’s wings
at the corner of your eye, right
where the eyeball swivels
into its pocket. But when
the brown of your eye turns
where you thought the white saw,
there’s only air & gold light,
reality—as your mother defined it—(milk/no milk). Not for years
did you learn the word longing,
and only then did you see the bat—
just the fringe of its wings
beating, its back in a heavy
black cloak.

Toi Derricotte. Photography: Tamas Dezso.

kqedscience:

Scientists Have Engineered a Version of Bird Flu That Can Spread Between Mammals
Right now you can only get bird flu in places like this chicken market. But authors of a recent study found that it takes just five small changes in the virus’ genetic material to make it able to spread from one ferret to another. 
While the changes may not be the same ones to make a virus able to spread between people, odds are that a similarly small set of changes will be all that is required. 
This research is controversial as it has created something that is potentially dangerous — learn more from Dr. Barry Starr of thetechstaff at KQED Science.

kqedscience:

Scientists Have Engineered a Version of Bird Flu That Can Spread Between Mammals

Right now you can only get bird flu in places like this chicken market. But authors of a recent study found that it takes just five small changes in the virus’ genetic material to make it able to spread from one ferret to another.

While the changes may not be the same ones to make a virus able to spread between people, odds are that a similarly small set of changes will be all that is required. 

This research is controversial as it has created something that is potentially dangerous — learn more from Dr. Barry Starr of thetechstaff at KQED Science.

fotojournalismus:

Kabul, Afghanistan | April 13, 2014

Coal labourers work an average of eight hours a day filling trucks with coal, each earning around seven USD on an average working day. Most of them come from the northern provinces, leaving their families behind in search of fortune in the capital. To cut the high cost of living the labourers live in rooms housing 18-20 people, on a diet that usually consists of tea and bread.

Photos by Shah Marai/AFP/Getty Images

Captions: 

1. Afghan day labourer Ibrahim, 43, poses at a coal yard where he works on the outskirts of Kabul.

2. Afghan day labourers take a break after loading coal onto a truck at a coal yard. To cut the high cost of living the labourers live in rooms housing 18-20 people.

3. Afghan day labourer Chaman, 37, poses at a coal yard where he works on the outskirts of Kabul.

4. Afghan day labourers shovel coal at a coal yard. Coal labourers work an average of eight hours a day filling trucks with coal, each earning around 7 dollars on an average working day.

5. Afghan day labourer Saeed Ali, 22, poses at a coal yard where he works on the outskirts of Kabul.

6. Afghan day labourers play cards while taking a break after loading coal onto a truck at a coal yard.

7. Afghan day labourer Hamin, 54, poses at a coal yard where he works on the outskirts of Kabul.

8. Afghan day labourers eat lunch in a shared room after loading coal onto a truck at a coal yard. To cut the high cost of living the labourers live in rooms housing 18-20 people, on a diet that usually consists of tea and bread.

9. An Afghan day labourer prays after loading coal trucks on the outskirts of Kabul. Most of them come from the northern provinces, leaving their families behind in search of fortune in the capital.

10. An Afghan day labourer shovels coal at a coal yard.

bagnostian:

"hush, the babies are sleeping"
below canal street, nyc.
(Fuji X-Pro1)

bagnostian:

"hush, the babies are sleeping"

below canal street, nyc.

(Fuji X-Pro1)

"We have an understandable preference for tales of conversion over stories of scorpion squeezing: we want oppressed people to free themselves—we want the Israelites to have crossed the Red Sea without help from empathetic Egyptians."
- An excellent piece by Adam Gopnik on slavery, big government and the need to restore agency to altruism in the narrative of American identity: http://nyr.kr/1ewP2XJ (via The New Yorker)

(Source: newyorker.com, via greatleapsideways)

laurataylor:

Palm Springs 2014