Dr. Masaru Emoto and his team experiment with water. Before freezing it, the water is exposed to music, prayers, typed words or pictures. Depending on its former exposure, the water – when changing its state of aggregation – responds very differently by forming all kinds of altered crystals. These are some results taken with a microscope camera, you can see more here or read about it there.
Crystal of water that has been exposed with the picture of a cherry blossom.
Bergmannstraße, berlin-Kreuzberg – spotted by Spreeblick.
found at jk
Monticello Dam is a dam in Napa County, California, constructed between 1953 and 1957. The dam is a medium concrete-arch dam with a structural height of 93 meters and a crest length of 312 meters. It contains 326,000 cubic yards (249,000 m³) of concrete and is often referred as the glory hole or black hole.
Although it is out of date, the ‘America the Gift Shop‘ project by Philip Toledano is still very worth a post. It “is an installation that reflects the foreign policy of the Bush/Cheney regime, in the fun-house mirror of American commerce.” When we buy a souvenir, it will remind us of the events that happened during the 8 year long Bush era.
Vesna Vulovic is a former Serbian flight attendance. On 26 January 1972 the plane she was on broke apart at 10.000 meters. She fell over three minutes without a parachute and survived. She holds the world record for falling from the greatest height.
Higher Level Physics really gave me a hard time back then in school. Nevertheless stuff like CERN really interests me. CERN, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, is trying to find out what the Universe is made of and how it works. So actually what they are trying to do is to immitate the Big Bang. In order to do so accelerators boost beams of particles to high energies before they are made to collide with each other or with stationary targets. After over one year of pause due to technical problems, the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN is now once again spinning particles through a 27 km long circle tube system. CERN is located near Geneva.
The Animatic is a large scale entertaining Rube Goldberg machine built by Yuri Suzuki & Hosuehold. It was exhibited at Craft Punk at the Salone del Mobile in Milan this April
. The machine is triggered by playing a 45 record at it’s start. The turntable’s motion sets off a series of small individual animating machines. I love that they chose “Memphis Tennessee” by Silicon Teens to start the machine since we like to spin the “Lets dance” record. If you enjoy such stuff, i highly recommend you to watch “Der Lauf der Dinge“. By the way – Yuri Suzuki and Masa Kimura also built a breakfast machine that serves you egg and coffee.