Category: DESIGN

Dec 8, 2012

The Famous Chand Baori Stepwell in India

The Famous Chand Baori Stepwell in India

Chand Baori is a famous stepwell located in the village of Abhaneri near Jaipur in the Indian state of Rajasthan. It is situated opposite of the Harshat Mata Temple and was constructed in the 9th century. Chand Baori consits of 3,500 narrow steps over 13 storeys. It extends approximately 100 ft into the ground…

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Dec 4, 2012

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

Photograph by NASA Since 1976, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest ‘air-breathing manned aircraft’ with a recorded speed of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h). That works out to a staggering 36.55 miles/58.83 km per minute. The Blackbird was so fast that its strategy against surface-to-air missiles was…

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Dec 1, 2012

Inside Amazon’s ‘Chaotic Storage’ Warehouses

Inside Amazon’s ‘Chaotic Storage’ Warehouses

As the world’s largest online retailer, Amazon needs somewhere to put all of those products. The solution? Giant warehouses. Eighty to be exact. Strategically located near key shipping hubs around the world. The warehouses themselves are massive, with some over 1.2 million square feet in size (111,484 sq m). And at the heart of…

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Nov 27, 2012

Geometric Sand Sculptures by Calvin Seibert

Geometric Sand Sculptures by Calvin Seibert

Using a variety of 3D geometric shapes such as prisms, pyramids, cylinders, spheres and cones; artist Calvin Seibert creates wonderful sand sculptures that are not quite ‘castles’ but much more than just randomly placed building blocks. On Flickr, you can find an entire 66-picture gallery of Calvin’s artwork which have all been washed away…

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Nov 26, 2012

‘Terminator’ Arm is World’s Most Advanced Prosthetic

‘Terminator’ Arm is World’s Most Advanced Prosthetic

The bebionic3 by RSLSteeper is a carbon-fiber myoelectric hand which is also made from aluminium and alloy knuckles. The bebionic3 moves by responding to muscle twitches in the upper arm. The prosthetic limb uses sensors to trigger one of 14 pre-programmed grips that mirror common human hand movements. The sensitivity is programmable, allowing the…

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Nov 23, 2012

Awesome Grandpa Models for Granddaughters Clothing Line

Awesome Grandpa Models for Granddaughters Clothing Line

72-year-old grandfather Liu Xianping has gone viral, modelling clothes for his granddaughter’s clothing line Yuekou. The online fashion store was started by Liu’s granddaughter Ms. LV and four other graduates from her college. According to Offbeat China, Ms. LV says it all started one day when her grandpa came to help with unpacking: “he…

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Nov 22, 2012

Picture of the Day: The ‘Resonate’ Light Installation at Luminale

Picture of the Day: The ‘Resonate’ Light Installation at Luminale

THE ‘RESONATE’ LIGHT INSTALLATION AT LUMINALE Photograph by Thomas Wolf @ foto-tw.de Luminale is an is an international light culture festival which takes place every two years in Frankfurt-Rhine Main. The concept was developed in 2000 and implemented for the first time the 2002. After the initial years of rapid growth the…

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