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Sociology and Complexity Science blog: New 2015 Version of Map of the Complexity Sciences. Zirikolatz : Troublant la carte du réseau... US changing street lamps-1910s. Zirikolatz : Troublant la carte du réseau... WIRED: In the '60s, models floated... HistoryInPics : Daytona Beach in the 1950s... The Radioactive Fish Of Fukushima. David Biello Click here for the original article The fish off Fukushima remain radioactive more than a year after the earthquake and subsequent tsunami triggered three meltdowns at the Daiichi nuclear power plant.

The Radioactive Fish Of Fukushima

In fact, bottom-dwelling greenling fish caught in August 2012 bore the highest levels of radioactive particles seen to date--25,000 Becquerels per kilogram. (A becquerel is a unit of the rate of radioactive decay--or radiation emitted by a substance.) That is 250 times higher than current Japanese safety standards, a key reason fishing off Fukushima remains prohibited. The findings suggest that contaminated water is still leaking from the stricken power plant, the sea bottom itself is now laced with radionuclides, or both. According to a response to questions from Scientific American that was prepared by staff at the U.S. Because it takes decades for radionuclides to decay, fishing off Fukushima is likely to remain prohibited for many years. This Anamorphic Portrait by Bernard Pras is Made From an Entire Room of Objects.

French artist Bernard Pras works almost entirely within the realm of assemblage and anamorposis, a visual illusion where a distorted projection—often made from paint or a collection or objects—must be viewed from a specific vantage point to reconstitute the intended image.

This Anamorphic Portrait by Bernard Pras is Made From an Entire Room of Objects

His latest piece, a portrait of Malian actor Sotigui Kouyaté, is comprised of numerous objects including clothes, paint, wood, rubber, and other objects found or scavenged around the installation site. Only when viewed through the lens of his camera is the image clearly visible. Watch the video above to see everything come together. Pras currently has a solo show at MazelGalerie in Brussels, Belgium and you can see a collection of his work here (flash). VILLE LUMIÈRE – Le Paris des années 1900 en couleurs. Si nombre de photographies du début du XXe siècle (et d'autres périodes) nous sont parvenues, elles sont pour la très grande majorité en noir et blanc.

VILLE LUMIÈRE – Le Paris des années 1900 en couleurs

Mais pas toutes : quelques très rares clichés existent en couleur, et notamment une série du musée département Albert Kahn, dans les Hauts-de-Seine, consacrée au Paris du début des années 1900. Ils permettent un nouveau regard sur cette époque que nous ne connaissions qu'en dégradé de gris. Sont ainsi visibles des "poilus" dans leur uniforme bleu horizon devant une station du métropolitain, le marché aux fleurs des Halles, la crue de la Seine en 1910, une famille dans une cour, une marchande de fleurs sur un quai de l'île de la Cité... La station de métro Auteuil, sur le boulevard Exelmans, gardée à l'occasion du 1er mai, 1920. Autochrome de Frédéric Gadmer. (© Musée Albert-Kahn - Département des Hauts-de-Seine) Data centers – Google Data centers. Back When you're on a Google website (like right now), you're accessing one of the most powerful server networks in the known Universe.

Data centers – Google Data centers

But what does that actually look like? Here's your chance to see inside what we're calling the physical Internet. Who's behind the doors of the vast global web we call the Internet? Rocket scientists? What makes a good hometown for the Web? Google has been working for years to optimize our data center designs in order to minimize our environmental footprint. At our data center in Pryor, Oklahoma, we've built strong ties with the Cherokee community. One of the reasons Google chose the city of Lenoir, North Carolina is its roots as a factory town in the furniture industry.

Our data center in Belgium is notable for being the first to operate without water chillers. Here among Oregon’s rolling hills, snow-capped peaks and brisk Columbia River, we make Google products and services available to the entire world. Jon Rafman. The Deepwater Horizon Explosion. Georeferenced. Georeferenced is written by Thierry Gregorius.


Passionate about all things data, geo & the interconnected world, I’m a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and love exploring, learning and looking at things from different angles. Disclaimer: This blog is entirely personal and lighthearted. Re-Use: You are welcome to re-use any of my content under the Creative Commons license. All images posted on this site mine unless otherwise stated. Header photograph: sign in cow field near Lynton, Exmoor (2008), full size here.