“Some guy a few houses down barricaded himself in his house with an assault rifle. Fortunately, they got him (or he gave himself up) without any shots fired or anyone getting hurt.” - SgtScheisskopf
A few years back, Google released a time-lapse feature in Google Earth that let you see change through satellite imagery. They updated the feature last week. It’s more detailed and higher resolution than the first version, based on the pixels from about five million images.
We took the best of all those pixels to create 33 images of the entire planet, one for each year. We then encoded these new 3.95 terapixel global images into just over 25,000,000 overlapping multi-resolution video tiles, made interactively explorable by Carnegie Mellon CREATE Lab’s Time Machine library, a technology for creating and viewing zoomable and pannable timelapses over space and time.
Pretty cool to see my own neighborhood develop into what it is today.
Multiple choice quiz:
a. high-rise termites
b. overzealous woodpeckers
c. Canada’s national animal (since 1975)
d. chainsaw needs a sharpening
In the words of the architects MW Works:
Located in the eastern foothills of the cascades, this renovation converted a turn of the century working barn into a three-bedroom retreat from the city. The building was restored with the intention of creating a comfortable home while retaining much of its original form, character and history. Siding, paneling, flooring, even fixtures and doors were sourced from either the original building or salvage yards. A panel wall of apple crates and a large custom light fixture over the dining table were fabricated from materials found in the fields around the barn. New interventions were carefully considered to have a modern aesthetic while at the same time working within this raw palette. A blend of preservation and intervention, this project updates an aging barn without losing sight of its history.
set on a land with vineyards and pasture, landscaping elements such as gabion walls were employed to divide the property into four pavilions.
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a return to tradition
The team over at Nervous System recently designed this fun Infinite Galaxy Puzzle that tiles continuously in any direction. Pieces from the top can be removed and added to the bottom, and likewise from side to side. So regardless of where you start the puzzle can continue in a seemingly infinite series of patterns. Each puzzle is printed with satellite imagery obtained from NASA and includes a few themed pieces like an astronaut, shuttle, and satellite. Apparently the puzzles were wildly popular and are now available as a pre-order for 2017.
Why did the chicken cross the universe?
A simple work life hack. (by Dave)
“This is fine.” (via pixadot)
No carga más rápido que un cargador normal, no te permite viajar en el tiempo ni en el espacio, no es compatible con los enchufes de tu pared europea y no ha sido diseñado ni testeado por el doctor Emmett Brown.
Dejando aparte esos pequeños detalles, el Back to the Future Flux Capacitor Wall Charger es perfecto.
Ver más: cargadores, condensador, fluzo, regreso al futuro
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Archive: Southern Coast of Iceland (Archive: NASA, Space Shuttle, 08/97)
Hundreds of dwellings - all painted in a vibrant red color - make up Larung Gar, the world’s largest Buddhist institute. The settlement is located in a remote valley in Tibet and contains a population that has grown to approximately 20,000 people since its founding in 1980. In recent years, the Chinese government has started to systemically demolish homes and force thousands of occupants out of Larung Gar, claiming the settlement is too crowded and unsafe. They have also closed off the area to all foreigners. Many Tibetans fear the erosion of their language, traditions, and ways of worship in the midst of these incursions by the Chinese government.
Learn more in the NY Times here: http://nyti.ms/2gBrxo0
Framestore and ILM collaborated on this Star Wars Rogue One x Nissan Rogue spot.
Working at Framestore LA we created all the UI screens and the materialization hologram effect.
Creative Direction: Ben West
Design Direction: Duncan Elms
Design: Michael Rigley, Duncan Elms, Matt Shadis, Will Golladay.
Animation: Michael Rigley, Mark Feldman, Duncan Elms, Matt Shadis, Humberto Reynaga.
Comp Lead: Wesley Cronk
Cast: Duncan Elms
Simon Fitz est un photographe allemand de 26 ans. Frustré par ses études, déterminé à poursuivre sa passion pour la photographie, il a commencé la photographie en étant inspiré par certains magazines tels que Trasher, Desillusion Magazine et What Youth. Baignant dans l’univers du surf et du voyage, il capture de rares moments de liberté.
be more dog!