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There’s place for creativity and imagination in every small thing that surrounds us. Taking my morning shower in a standard bathroom with a standard bathtub I was dreaming of something special, something that would inspire me no matter where in my apartment I am. Creative designers know that people want special things and take their best to work in this direction.
Alberto Giacometti (1901–1966). Bust of a Man , plaster, 1965. When Giacometti left Paris on December 5, 1965, his brother Diego offered to make a mould of his latest statue in order to cast a bronze from it. “No,” Alberto told him, “it is not finished yet. I must do some more work on it.”
Million Short is an experimental web search engine (really, more of a discovery engine) that allows you to REMOVE the top million (or top 100k, 10k, 1k, 100) sites from the results set. We thought it might be somewhat interesting to see what we'd find if we just removed an entire slice of the web. The thinking was the same popular sites (we're not saying popular equals irrelevant) show up again and again, Million Short makes it easy to discover sites that just don't make it to the top of the search engine results for whatever reason (poor SEO, new site, small marketing budget, competitive keyword(s) etc.). Most people don't look beyond page 1 when doing a search and now they don't have to.
The Stringbike is a bicycle that uses a rope and pulley drive system instead of a traditional bicycle chain and sprockets . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] [ 3 ] [ 4 ] It uses two Dyneema ropes attached to pulleys attached to swinging lever and cam mechanisms, one on each side of the bike. These mechanisms replace the round sprockets found on chain-driven bikes. Unlike some traditional 10-speed gears using a derailleur , there is no slippage when changing gear ratios. [ 5 ] The Stringbike uses a 19 gear ratio system with no duplicates and a total gear range of 3.5 to 1. The transmission ratio can be changed with a shifting knob located on the right-side handle grip. Gear ratios can be changed even when the bicycle is almost stationary. [ 6 ]
As part of our special feature on ribbon mics this week, we're taking a trip through the microphone's early days — from invention to old-school broadcasting. Enjoy these historic photos of a time when recorded and amplified audio were a novelty, rather than a necessity of everyday life. Above: Carbon-Button Microphone This drumlike device is a carbon-button microphone, patented by Emile Berliner in 1877. It was one of the first ever created and by far the most usable. Berliner is credited with inventing the carbon-button microphone in 1876. Though there were other microphone technologies in existence, Berliner’s design was more robust than the rest (including a liquid-based mic invented by Alexander Graham Bell).
Un article de Wikipédia, l'encyclopédie libre. Un tourbillon de poussière se forme par beau temps , lorsque de l'air sec et instable entre en rotation et soulève la poussière ou le sable du sol. Les tourbillons de poussières sont appelés willy-willies [ 1 ] , [ 2 ] en Australie , d'après un mot aborigène , et dust devils aux États-Unis .