Monthly Archives: June 2009

Pieke Bergmans light bulbs

Pieke Bergmans light bulbs

I love these light bulbs by Pieke Bergmans.  Select 'work' then 'light bulbs' to see more images including the fabrication process. From apartment therapy: Pieke Bergmans' series of one-of-a-kind crystal LED lamps for Royal Leerdam Crystal and Solid Lighting are what the designer calls "light blubs." And what exactly is a light blub? "The answer(…)

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Romanian witches go online

Romanian witches go online

photo: dazed.and.confused Romanian witches go online Romanian witches are going online in a bid to win more customers now the country is in the EU. Witchcraft is a recognised profession in Romania where white witches offer spells, potions and readings of the future. But witches say the EU has offered a much wider market, and(…)

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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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The WSJ is reporting that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant.

The WSJ is reporting that Steve Jobs had a liver transplant.

Apple boss Steve Jobs received a liver transplant about two months ago and is expected to return to work later this month, a US newspaper has reported. The Wall Street Journal said the Apple chief executive would be returning to his job on schedule, but may initially work part-time. Neither Mr Jobs nor a company(…)

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Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

Obama to OK benefits for same-sex partners of federal workers

President Obama will sign a memorandum Wednesday granting health care and other benefits to the same-sex partners of federal employees, two senior administration officials said. The signing will take place in the Oval Office and follows sharp criticism of the president over a Justice Department motion filed last week in support of the Defense of(…)

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Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

Italy seizes $135B of US bonds from two Japanese nationals

From International Business Times: Two Japanese citizens carrying $134 billion worth of U.S. bonds were detained last week by Italy’s financial police at Chiasso (40km from Milan) on the border between Italy and Switzerland, an Italian daily said Wednesday. According to the report, they include 249 U.S. Treasury bonds each worth $500 million, plus 10(…)

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Amazing pictures of electrical storms in the Chaiten volcano

Amazing pictures of electrical storms in the Chaiten volcano

Lightning bolts appear above and around the Chaiten volcano as seen from Chana, some 30 kms (19 miles) north of the volcano, as it began its first eruption in thousands of years, in southern Chile May 2, 2008. Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on(…)

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