25 Stunning Skylines Around the World. Mar 8, 2011 New York City – Photograph by DIGITALFREAKART Following up from the Sifter’s first skyline post, here are 25 more stunning skylines around the world.
These are by no means the ‘best’ skylines, just a collection of incredible photographs taken by some amazing photographers around the world. Almost all photographs are from the wonderful community over at deviantART. If you haven’t been, I recommend you check out their site, many of the artists sell their artwork and prints as well. I tried not to duplicate too many of the cities covered in the first skyline post, so places like Chicago, Hong Kong and Shanghai were omitted. 2. Photograph by XREBELXDIAMONDSX 3. Photograph by LAURENTIS 4. Photograph by PRESPECT 5. Photograph by AL MILLER 6. Photograph by JONATHAN THOMAS 7. Photograph by SHUPOV EVGENIY 8. Photograph by BRENT SMITH 9. Photograph by RAUN. News. Suvir Mirchandani, a 14-year-old student from Pittsburg, has figured out a way to do something that financial experts have been struggling with for decades – substantially reduce Government spending.
And we’re not taking about a few dollars here and there, we’re talking millions. $400 million, to be precise. To save all that money, Suvir suggested that the US government simply switch fonts from Times New Roman to Garamond when printing official documents. Because each character is printed lighter and thinner in Garamond, it uses 25 percent less ink, saving a lot of money in the process. Suvir came up with the brilliant idea while working on a science fair project at his school – Dorseyville Middle School. He was looking for a way to use computer science to promote environmental sustainability. The study included four different typefaces: Garamond, Century Gothic, Times New Roman and Comic Sans. Observing the Earth. 10 real flying saucer designs that were made here on Earth. Flying saucers are generally associated with UFOs, with that "U" in there standing for "unidentified.
" But the saucer shape isn't just limited to aliens from outer space: there are a fair number of entirely identified terrestrial aircraft that utilize a more or less circular and saucery design. We've got a list of ten flying saucers for you, each of which made it far enough out of someone's imagination that at the very least a proof of concept was constructed. No blurry pictures that may or may-not-be-streetlights here: these are all real designs that actually existed. Best photos ever??? Ancient People Are Still Awesome: Centuries-Old Japanese Tsunami Warning Markers Saved Lives - Culture. "High dwellings are the peace and harmony of our descendants," reads the centuries-old stone tablet above.
"Remember the calamity of the great tsunamis. Do not build any homes below this point. " This marker, and several more like it, some more than 600 years old, "dot the coastline" of Japan, according to a report in The Canadian Press. Not all of them were quite as specific: Some acted more as general warnings, lasting reminders of a risk that might only recur every fourth or fifth generation. One, in the coastal town of Kesennuma, gave instructions: "Always be prepared for unexpected tsunamis. But in the tight-knit community of Aneyoshi, where marker pictured above still stands, the wisdom of their ancestors saved the homes and the lives of the tiny village's inhabitants. Everybody here knows about the markers. Image via the Star-Telegram; story via @stevesilberman.