China’s Earthquake Memorial Museum Looks Just Like A Natural Disaster. In 2008, a massive earthquake hit Wenchuan County in China’s Sichuan Province.
Nearly 70,000 people lost their lives and almost 5 million people were left homeless. It was the country’s deadliest earthquake since 1976 and the strongest since the Chayu quake in 1950. To commemorate the disaster, the architecture facility at Tongji University was commissioned by the government to build a museum and memorial in Wenchuan to those who died in the 7.9 quake. And as you can see, the end result is as poignant as it is beautiful. Designed by Cai Yongjie, the memorial museum has been created to resemble a ruptured landscape that somehow manages to stand alone while at the same time merging into the landscape around it. Thanks for sharing! 3x per week 30,000,000+ monthly readers Error sending email.
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The 22-year-old, Singapore based Woman You Should Know has recently been stopping fashionistas in their stiletto-made tracks, and likely making established designers REALLY envious with her stunning illustrations of dresses made from real flower petals. To create her floral masterpieces, Grace, a truly gifted, budding designer, starts with a pencil sketch and then artfully layers on flower petals to create some of the most jaw-dropping dresses and gowns we have ever seen. Taylor Swift's 'Shake It Off' video is even better with animated octopi and robots. Two words: twerking burgers.
Students at the University of Newcastle in Australia were asked to animate 52 frames of Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off" music video using the rotoscope method, a technique that involves drawing over the footage by hand. Agar – Browser Game. Agar is highly addictive a massively multiplayer online survival game in which you control amoeba-like life forms who must consume other players to become the biggest, baddest, blobbiest organism in the world.
A little like Katamari Damacy, but massively multiplayer and set on an agar plate, Agar is a blast. Starting off small but fast, you can consume food to start off your growth, then try and hunt down smaller organisms. You can only consume players that are smaller than you, and the bigger you are, the smaller you move – so choose your targets wisely! Be careful out there, no matter how big you get – there’s always a bigger fish in the ocean! 12 Reasons Dating a Shy Guy Is the Absolute Best. 1.
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Playing off the popularity of hit television shows such as the Walking Dead, the idea of Zombies has everyone thinking about how they would survive a zombie apocalypse. A study was conducted to figure out the best place to hide from the flesh eating monsters and apparently the undead won’t be fans of the Rocky Mountains. The study was authored by Alexander Alemi from Cornell University and it looks at the real life consequences of the fictional outbreak. The paper You Can Run, You Can Hide: The Epidemiology and Statistical Mechanics of Zombies focuses on the outbreak in the United States, but since the Rocky’s are also in Canada, it sounds like a good enough hiding place to me.
Alemi simulates the outbreak and how it would begin and spread across the country and how major metropolitan centres would be affected. BBC Radio 4 - Good Omens, Episode 1.
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TV or a game of solitaire is good for that, but both require a set time commitment. There are hundreds of alternatives on the internet in the form of web toys. These are sites that offer strange visuals, often interactive visuals, that require no real mental effort but might bring a smile to your face for a while. 1. Spider Vector Park has some great toys and games, some of which are harder to figure out than others. 2. Ooh, cosmic! 3. Staggering Beauty is a web page that comes with an epilepsy warning. 4. Silk is an interactive drawing program (with music) in which you weave patterns of silky wisps of smoke across the screen to create horizontally-mirrored art. 5. Sometimes you'd like to draw with many lines at the same time. 6.
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