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"Skyscrapers were swaying like the masts of yachts", said witnesses in Tokyo during the powerful 9.0 earthquake that struck Japan this morning. Due to the tough building standards, and build-in mass dampers these skyscrapers were all standing at the end of the day - a fact that saved thousands of lives. Tokyo is counted third among "Cities with Most Skyscrapers" - after Hong Kong and New York.
Today's pictures & links:
Beautiful Art Deco Skyscraper spotted in New York
American Radiator building, 1924: Architectural fantasy any hour of day and night - more info:
(left photo by Frank Brault, right photo via)
Lightning display at the formation of Surtsey of the coast of Iceland:
(photo by Sigurgeir Jonasson)
See more incredible lightnings at the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland here.
Rat + Cat + Dog = New Musicians of Bremen?
Santa Barbara resident Gregory Pike keeps this combo in peace and harmony: Booger, Kitty, and Mousey (actually, a rat). The dog and the cat were raised together, and the cute white rat actually feels more secure on top of its friends - here is a story behind this photo:
Mixed fresh links for today:
Seawall Tsunami Protection, Geology Quake Facts - [breaking news]
Awesome Chart: The History of Science Fiction - [hi-res]
What Pi Number Sounds Like - [fascinating]
Creepy: Robot-Android-Geminoid - [wow videos]
What If WiFi Networks Were Visible? - [neat project]
How To Train Yourself To Speed Read - [cool infographic]
Super-relaxing Nature Sounds Mix - [cool site]
DIY Ghostbuster Packs, Insect Bullets - [steampunk]
Oh No!.. Bad Need for Glasses - [fun video]
Try this if you're in Grindelwald - [wow pic]
Evolving Surface of a 3D Fractal - [cool video]
First Person Mountain Bike Race - [wow video]
Miniature Spaghetti Western - [Coca-Cola video ad]
Shop the Latest Fashions at J. Peterman - [cool discount]
Shake his hand, buddy. Maybe he'll thaw a little.
Battle of the Giants: King Kong 360 3D ride at Universal Studios -
A Nuclear Mushroom Hair...
...complete with a bird's nest:
"Thrilling Tales of the Downright Unusual" - an Update!
Bradley W. Schenck has come up with more installments in his enthralling pictorial futuristic saga. Don't miss them at his site:
(image credit: Bradley)
Bergmans' Melting Light Bulbs
It's hard to always shine. Lamps and light bulbs get tired and saggy:
This is a groovy art project by Dutch designer Pieke Bergmans.
Similarly shaped, and also quite enticing, is this hanging lounger - apparently for watching frogs and fishes in the stream:
This is a Nestrest by Dedon, Germany - more info here.
Awesome dreamscape by Liviu Mihai from Bucharest, Romania:
(image credit: Liviu Mihai)
The Art of Making Bubbles
iPhone and iPad Retro Variations
Vintage Rotary iPhone Dock - order it here. And a quite literally useful iPad, good for times without battery, electricity, etc:
Radical "Phosphor" E-Ink Watches: Great Fashion Statement
In the age of Kindle, Kobo and other e-ink readers it seems that e-ink displays pop up everywhere. Short of acquiring an entirely electronic-ink newspaper, sporting e-ink personal watch and calendar is the next best thing, and a great conversation piece. We had a chance to try the Phosphor brand as part of their very cool watch line-up, and we highly recommend it to those tired of all other kinds of displays. "Ink me up, Scotty!" - this is a futuristic watch that is a joy to wear.
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Earth in the hands of a laser-breathing rabbit? This can't be good.
(cover art by Ed Valigursky)
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