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Space Colony Art from the 1970s

Space Colony Art from the 1970s

Cylindrical Colonies (Interior view)   Bernal Spheres (Colony construction crew at work) A couple of space colony summer studies were conducted at NASA Ames in the 1970s. Colonies housing about 10,000 people were designed. A number of artistic renderings of the concepts were made. These have been converted to jpegs and are available as thumbnails,(…)

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Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

Solved: the mystery of why Stradivarius violins are best

From The Independant: They are said to produce unparalleled sound quality. Until now, however, no one has been able to explain why 300-year-old Stradivarius violins have never been matched in terms of musical expressiveness and projection. A study has found that the secret may be explained by the consistent density of the two wooden panels(…)

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Giant Belgian Clothes Pin

Giant Belgian Clothes Pin

Click images for larger. Images by Mmarsupilami Exposition d’Art contemporain dans le parc de Chaudfontaine (Belgique) A propos de l’expo. Il est bien entendu que l’intéressant, c’est l’oeuvre, pas la photo. L’artiste s’appelle Uysal Mehmet Ali. Et voici son site Internet.

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IKEA decks out Kobe train

IKEA decks out Kobe train

From Pink Tentacle: Swedish furniture giant IKEA has converted the Kobe Portliner Monorail into a moving showroom before the April 14 opening of a new retail outlet at Port Island. The redecorated train, which features a colorful exterior, bright upholstery and fancy curtains, will carry passengers in style until May 6. Link to more photos 

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