Massimo Gasperini, Morphing city, 2014
Desert Hoops, Phoenix, AZ 2004
We don’t have to look at Iraq for an analogue to Missouri. We can look instead at Missouri.Elif Batuman on the problematic comparison. (via newyorker)
Turning Radius of different size (semi) trucks
Solar energy that doesn’t block the view
A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”
Diana’s Hot Dogs, Milwaukee and Western, 1987, Chicago. Patty Carroll
The building attached to the hot dog stand is now home of the the Green Eye Lounge.
Harry Smith. Manteca. 1950.
This painting is Smith’s transcription of the tune by Dizzy Gillespie.
Each paint stroke represents a musical note.
New Technique Lets Scientists See Through Whole Organisms
by Michael Keller
Seeing is believing when it comes to understanding how organisms work. For biologists trying to learn about what’s going on inside a body, one of the biggest obstacles is not being able to put their eyeballs on a part or system without other objects getting in the way. The answer is usually going in with one invasive tool or another, which ends up damaging or destroying the thing they’re trying to investigate.
Now California Institute of Technology scientists say they have improved upon a solution to clearing up the picture. The technique builds on work that garnered widespread attention last year. In that effort, assistant professor of biology Viviana Gradinaru and her team used detergent and a polymer to make a rodent brain transparent for study in unprecedented detail.
This is the Olympic site of 2008. The animation above shows a close up of the Olympic Stadium and the one at the bottom the Olympic area with the Olympic Forest Park with a dragon-shaped lake in the right.
To prepare for Olympic visitors, Beijing’s transportation infrastructure was expanded. Beijing’s airport underwent a major renovation with the addition of the new Terminal 3, designed by architect Norman Foster.