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Caterpillar luxurious jewellery - Kaleidoscope effect Caterpillar luxurious jewellery. Unique 19th Century Ethiopian Golden Caterpillar Robot This so called Ethiopian Caterpillar is a unique work of Swiss jeweler and watch maker Henri Maillardet. 200-year-old masterpiece of high jewellery, the caterpillar is still in excellent working condition. Fully articulated caterpillar automaton by Henri Millardet, late 1700s. It was titled ‘the Ethiopian caterpillar’ when Maillardet, in partnership with legendary watchmaker Jaquet Droz, organized an exhibition to show off his menagerie of miniaturized automata in London, which dazzled the public. Of Maillardet’s caterpillar robots only six are known to exist and five are in prestigious collections in Europe, including one in the Patek Philippe museum and another two in the Sandoz collection. Golden Caterpillar Robot From 19th Century luxurious jewelry simulates movement of live caterpillars The Ethiopian Caterpillar closeup The underside is decorated with champlevé black enamel. Brooch ‘Caterpillar’. Caterpillar luxurious jewellery - Kaleidoscope effect
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Web Sound - Terence McKenna Web Sound - Terence McKenna Terence McKenna on Marshall McLuhan Terence McKenna: The Last Interview (1999) The following are excerpts from interviews that I conducted with Terence McKenna in late October and early November of 1999, in preparation for a profile that appeared in the May 2000 issue of Wired. The comments have been edited and are not chronological; I have included my questions only when necessary. I first met Terence in the early 90s, and I feel blessed to have been able to spend some time getting to know him a little better during the last six months of his life. At one point I asked him what advice he had for someone about to down 100 ml of potent ayahuasca alone in a rainforest. UbuWeb Sound | UbuWeb PennSound | CENTRO | EPC | WFMU
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Rappler.com Published 11:30 AM, January 30, 2017 Updated 12:45 PM, January 30, 2017 Photo from Miss Universe Organization MANILA, Philippines – This year, the Top 6 candidates in the Miss Universe pageant took part in the question and answer portion. Here's a look at what the judges asked them and what they said in response. The contestants had 30 seconds to answer. Question for Miss Philippines, Maxine Medina: What is the most significant change you've seen in the world in the last 10 years? Answer: The last 10 years of being here in the world is that I saw all the people being in one event like this in Miss Universe, and it's something big to us that we are one, as one nation, we are all together. Question for Miss Kenya, Mary Esther Were: Arguably, no US president has had an active first 10 days in office. Answer: Politics...let me just start again. Question for Miss Thailand, Chalita "Namtan" Suansane: Name a curent or past world leader whom you admire and why. READ: All the answers from the Miss Universe 2016 QnA rounds READ: All the answers from the Miss Universe 2016 QnA rounds
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Travel - Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found Travel - Why Genghis Khan’s tomb can’t be found This is an outsized land for outsized legends. No roads, no permanent buildings; just unfurling sky, tufted dry grass and streaming wind. We stopped to drink salted milk tea in nomads’ round ger tents and to snap pictures of roaming horses and goats. Sometimes we stopped just for the sake of stopping ‒ Ömnögovi Province, Mongolia, is endless by car. I couldn’t imagine tackling it on a horse. But this is the country of Genghis Khan, the warrior who conquered the world on horseback. That’s just history. You might also like:‒ Where the Earth’s mightiest army roamed ‒ Mongolia’s 6,000-year tradition ‒ A disappearing desert oasis Genghis Khan (known in Mongolia as Chinggis Khaan) once ruled everything between the Pacific Ocean and the Caspian Sea. In the 800 years since Genghis Khan’s death, no-one has found his tomb. It’s not that Genghis Khan isn’t significant in his homeland ‒ quite the reverse. Genghis Khan did not want to be found But Uelun, my translator, was having none of it.
Future - The massive volcano that scientists can't find Future - The massive volcano that scientists can't find It was 10 October 1465 – the day of the hotly anticipated wedding of King Alfonso II of Naples. He was set to marry the sophisticated Ippolita Maria Sforza, a noblewoman from Milan, in a lavish ceremony. As she entered the city, the crowds gasped. Alas, they weren’t staring at the bride to be – they were looking up at the sky. This was just the beginning. Four years later, Europe was hit by a mini ice age. In fact, what Alfonso’s wedding party witnessed may have been more extraordinary than anyone imagined. The blast itself would have been heard up to 2,000km (1,242 miles) away and created a tsunami which caused devastation hundreds of kilometres away. The thing is, scientists can’t find the volcano that did it. This is a true geological mystery, which has left geologists scratching their heads for decades But establishing its existence is the easy part. It all began with a rumour and a coral-fringed island in the South Pacific. Many people escaped, fleeing to nearby islands by boat.
Along with burgers, brats, and BBQ, fireworks are a Fourth of July staple in the US. And they always have been. Founding father John Adams wanted “illuminations from one end of this continent to the other" to commemorate Independence Day even before the 13 colonies were fully independent. But the chemical cocktail that explodes in showers of color hasn’t changed all that much since those days. Sure, the shows have gotten far more sophisticated—technicians can now time brighter colors, comets, and complex displays to the crescendo of any song. Black Powder Invented in ninth-century China, this mix of potassium nitrate, charcoal, and sulfur is what makes fireworks (plus guns and explosives), well, work. Metal Salts The rockets’ red glare as fireworks burst in air is simple chemistry: luminescence! Dextrin This starchy stuff is often used to bind black powder and metal salts into pellets that explode into colorful stars. Antimony Trisulfide Paper wired wired
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Uber has launched an aggressive battle with California over its controversial self-driving cars, with regulators and consumer advocates accusing the corporation of flagrantly violating the law, endangering public safety and mistreating drivers. The intense fight with the state – which ignited hours after numerous self-driving cars were caught running red lights in Uber’s home town – has exposed what critics say are the unethical and illegal tactics that the company has repeatedly used to grow its business. The ride-sharing company, which launched semi-autonomous vehicles in San Francisco without permits this week, was ordered by the California department of motor vehicles (DMV) to immediately remove the cars from the road or face legal action. But Uber, which has not publicly responded to the state’s demands, blamed the traffic light violations on “human error” and suspended the drivers who were monitoring the cars. “These incidents were due to human error. Self-driving cars: Uber's open defiance of California shines light on brazen tactics | Technology Self-driving cars: Uber's open defiance of California shines light on brazen tactics | Technology
“I’ve seen good intentions among the NGOs,” Daniel Tillias said of the thousands of foreign non-governmental organizations that work in his home country of Haiti — so many that some Haitians refer to their country as the “NGO Republic of Haiti.” “I cannot imagine they would come here with the desire to create a big mess,” he said. Still, good intentions doesn’t always mean good results. Despite an outpouring of international aid, Haitians continue to struggle nearly seven years after the devastating 2010 earthquake which killed 200,000 people. A 2015 Congressional investigation found inefficiencies, wastefulness and lack of accountability with the American Red Cross’s recovery efforts. Tillias has a different conception of what will truly help his native Haiti rise from years of hardship. Through the Sakala Foundation, Tillias runs an urban farm in Cité Soleil, one of the poorest communities in Haiti, in the Port au Prince metropolitan area. The interest is there. Haiti's recovery: Grassroots effort sows seeds of hope for the future Haiti's recovery: Grassroots effort sows seeds of hope for the future
​The age of humanism is ending | Opinion | Analysis There is no sign that 2017 will be much different from 2016. Under Israeli occupation for decades, Gaza will still be the biggest open prison on Earth. In the United States, the killing of black people at the hands of the police will proceed unabated and hundreds of thousands more will join those already housed in the prison-industrial complex that came on the heels of plantation slavery and Jim Crow laws. Europe will continue its slow descent into liberal authoritarianism or what cultural theorist Stuart Hall called authoritarian populism. Inequalities will keep growing worldwide. The denigration of virtues such as care, compassion and kindness will go hand in hand with the belief, especially among the poor, that winning is all that matters and who wins — by whatever means necessary — is ultimately right. With the triumph of this neo-Darwinian approach to history-making, apartheid under various guises will be restored as the new old norm. None of the above is accidental. ​The age of humanism is ending | Opinion | Analysis
Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Ergonomics Occupational Therapy Practitioners & Ergonomics Download a printable copy of this fact sheet here. The word ergonomics can be found in a variety of literature—everything from marketing campaigns for the latest gadget to the vast information provided in the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s program guidelines for specific industries. According to the International Ergonomics Association (n.d.), “ergonomics promotes a holistic approach in which considerations of physical, cognitive, social, organizational, environmental, and other relevant factors are taken into account.” The Role of Occupational Therapy in Ergonomics Optimizing function of an individual or group of individuals by adapting the environment in which the person(s) must interact is fundamental to every occupational therapy practitioner. Benefits of Occupational Therapy in Ergonomics Conducting assessments and developing interventions for individual workers, or providing health promotion and injury prevention education programs for groups of workers. Summary
By Ashley Opp Savvy business owners and employers are becoming increasingly proactive in preventing work-related injuries, retaining employees, and increasing workers' comfort and productivity. To compete in the marketplace and protect their most valuable resource—employees—they consult occupational therapy practitioners who specialize in workplace ergonomics. These practitioners evaluate the work environment and make practical recommendations. "Ergonomics is the science of matching work environments to fit the physiological, psychological, and cognitive capabilities of the worker," says occupational therapist Jill J. Practitioners provide a wide range of workplace consultative services, such as helping employers to comply with the requirements of the American with Disabilities Act, evaluating and modifying tool and equipment design, and determining and reducing injury risk factors. Ashley Opp is AOTA's senior staff writer. Find an Occupational Therapy Practitioner For More Information Ergonomics and Occupational Therapy: Improving Workplace Productivity
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Studies show that the quality of your classroom environment is a significant determinant of student learning. Classrooms that are painted with color, lighted with full-spectrum lighting, and devoid of visual noise result in improved academic performance and decreased disruptive, off-task behavior. The following infographic was created by USC Rossier Online, the online master of arts in teaching degree offered through the Rossier School of Education at University of Southern California, to help teachers, parents and school administrators understand the power of brain-friendly learning environments The Science of Classroom Design [Full Size Here] Brought to you by USC Rossier's Masters of Arts (MAT) Online Teaching Degree Embed this graphic on your site: The Science of Classroom Design [Infographic] - Blog | USC Rossier Online
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#CultureIsDigital - DCMS blog As Minister for both Digital and Culture I have been struck by how well these two worlds of creativity and technology complement each other. While travelling the length and breadth of the UK, I’ve seen countless examples of how cultural organisations are using digital technology to increase access, interest and excellence in the arts. And I have seen digital businesses using design and artistic creativity to meet their users’ needs. Just as digital can help people access culture in new ways, and more widely, so cultural content can drive people towards digital, and to adopting new technologies as they emerge. So today I am launching our new Culture is Digital project with a conversation between Government and both tech and the cultural world about how we push this natural synergy further. This project builds on our commitment in the Culture White Paper to review the digitisation of our public collections and the enhancement of the online cultural experience. Sharing ideas Closing the divide
Artists' Paper Register | AAH - Association of Art Historians The Artists' Papers Register is a finding list of archival documents relating to artists, designers and craftspeople in publicly-accessible collections in the U.K. The Artists' Papers Register is available online, for free, at www.apr.ac.uk The Register includes papers relating to painters, sculptors, designers, design groups and studios, craftspeople, those engaged in design occupations within manufacturing, and others – such as curators and historians – associated with these activities, regardless of nationality or status. The papers of architects and photographers have not been sought out, though architects’ papers may have been noted where they relate to interior or furniture design, and photographers where their work is not purely fashion photography. APR Updates Updates to Repositries also appear annually in our October Bulletin.
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The Multicultural, Diversity, and Inclusion (MDI) Network is a network of independent groups of various diverse identity and affiliations based on race/ethnicity; disability; sexual orientation; and religious affiliation that collectively support the increase of diversity and inclusion in occupational therapy. The seven MDI Tool Kits below provide resources to understanding the specific values, norms, beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors associated with different cultural groups. Why We Need Multicultural Competency Demographics: The population of the United States in 2013 is reported at 316,128,839 (U.S. In the next 50 years, the U.S. is projected to be a plurality nation, where the non-Hispanic white population will be the largest single group, but no group will be in the majority. Attitudinal barriers: Attitudes are cultural products and influence how we think, feel, and behave toward others who are different. What is Multicultural Competency? Influential Theories Relevant to Culture U.S. AOTA Cultural Competency Tool Kit
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