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(…)
This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, German submarine engines, simulated daylight and can withstand a hit from a hydrogen bomb. It looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain. And it is real. It is a newly opened high-security data center run by one of Sweden’s largest ISPs, located in an old(…)
Link to gallery, scroll down to 'Multimedia' link. The slogans are are even better than the art: “Let's take revenge a thousand times on the US imperialist wolves!” “Our missile programme is a guarantee for world peace and security.” 'Let's all become perfect swimmers" — this one had me scratching my head a little bit.(…)
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
‘Bill Posters Will Be Prosecuted’ signs aim to stop the visual pollution bill posters can create. Ironically, the notices themselves are ugly. To fix this problem Happy Soldiers replaced these notices with good looking versions. Lovely vector art available for download on the Billposters Project site.
Stealing your co-worker's lunch is a downright contemptible act, that is, if it's perpetrated by someone other than you. But, if you've ever had your lunch stolen, you know the the frustration and anger it causes. You know the revenge and ill-will it inspires. And you know that no matter how well you try to(…)