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Air Traffic Worldwide

This is a simulation over 24 hours. As you can see most traffic happens between US and Europe.


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For another interesting simulation see this air traffic overn Europe.

Today's pictures & links:

Moscow. The Iron Man


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Photo by Rodchenko, 1932. The firefighters parade at the Red Square.

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New Pyramid Skyscraper for Paris

For thirty years, no new towers have been constructed in Paris (partly because Parisians hate the idea, partly because of the height restricting regulation) - but not any more. The mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, has been in secret negotiations with Unibail for months, planning this new tower. The architect is Jacques Herzog of Herzog & de Meuron. This tower is hoped to revive international interest in Paris exhibitions.




A narrow, elongated pyramid, it will stand 180 meters high (a little more than half the height of the Eiffel Tower) and have 50 floors. It will feature 20 floors of office space, a luxury hotel, convention centre, shops & restaurants, as well as facilities such as a library, hanging gardens, and swimming pool.

This page has more images.

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I am ready to go


(image credit: Chris Holland)

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Furniture escapes a house in San Francisco

"Defenestration" (a word literally meaning "to throw out of a window") is the art installation on the corner of 6th and Howard St. in San Francisco - a reflection on the economic challenges of the area.


(image credit: Franco Folini)

(image credit: octoferret)

(image credit: Matthew Baker)

See more images and info here

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Baikonur in Pictures

Wonderful image compilatiion at Boston.com - see below the bottom of the booster rocket for the Soyuz TMA-6 spacecraft:


(photo by NASA/Bill Ingalls)

(photo byNASA /Victor Zelentsov)

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Encounter with Whales

A very cool story and photo gallery in National Geographic about right whales (the "right whales to kill" according to whalers of old), which are endangered in the North Atlantic but flourishing in the South Pacific. Click to read the article and see the photos.



(photos by Brian Skerry, National Geographic)

Make sure to read the interview with a photographer - what it felt like to be on the ocean floor when one of these gigantic beasts, as big as a school bus, zoomed over to investigate him up close... Then it swam off, the photographer was huffing and puffing trying to keep up - and the whale stopped and looked back and waited for him, like a dog would. Cute, or not?

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Mixed fresh links for today:

Jeff VanderMeer interviews DRB Avi Abrams - [site news]
Awesome new marine species found - [wow nature]
The Camera of the Mind, more - [steampunk]
Hacking Esquire e-ink cover - [geek tech]
Rotating Architecture! - [cool design]
The Demolition of YouTube... by Mario - [fun video]
Robot Lady: a short animation - [cool video]
Girl trashes boss's computer - [fun video]
Freestyle Rap Battle: Translated - [fun video, can be offensive]

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Barry Foy Presents:
"The Devil's Food Dictionary: A Pioneering Culinary Reference Work Consisting Entirely of Lies."


You have to read it to believe it:



More info can be found here' also read the excerpts from the book on this page.

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A Sight to Remember


(original unknown)

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Trucker paints his cab and trailer with the names of all who lost their lives at 9/11

John Holmgren from Shafer, Minn. He has been 'pulled over' numerous times just so the troopers can get their picture taken with the truck.





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Ian Pyper has more pre-historic robots up his sleeve

MySpace page for "The Robots from Mars" features some appealing robot art from Ian Pyper:



See more of Ian's drawings here

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"Speed 3"



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Embroidered Text Messages

Just what it says... very simple, and yet there is a geeky charm to it. See more here:


(image credit: gingeranyhow)

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A Gentle Giant

Anyone can tell which exactly kind is this?



UPDATE: This is the Giant African Snail...


(image credit: Shura)

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I'm not sure I understand


(image credit: Richard Kavlar)

Richard Kavlar's photography, part of the "Earthlings" online gallery

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(original unknown)

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6 Comments:

Blogger azc said...

Giant African Land Snail.

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Blogger Ramizan said...

The guy/gal in the orange helmet thingy, reminds me of the Utwig in Star Control 2 game

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Anonymous wagnerov said...

Re: Trucker paints his cab and trailer with the names of all who lost their lives at 9/11

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That ain't paint. Looks more like a big vinyl application (clipart for the scroll...sigh) to me, especially judging by the sign company name on the back and the use of boring fonts. Painting implies time and effort, applying vinyl, not so much.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My daughter keeps this specimen also, look here:
http://www.voodooschaaf.org/blog/?p=204

Greez,
Shura and the whole bunch

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Anonymous David Rix said...

Yup - a giant African land snail, biggest land snail on the planet and often kept as a pet. Very handsome creature! It is also edible. I remember an unexpected encounter with a crate full of them at a market in London. If i hadn't had a long train-ride home i would have bought some!! But visions of 20 giant African land snails roaming a South-Eastern train late at night stopped me - unfortunately!!

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Blogger Avi Abrams said...

Thank you Shura and azc - post updated... David, giant African land snails set loose on a train - sounds like an idea for a summer movie.

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