Latest News Joe Paterno, the man who for decades was synonymous with Penn State football and was known by the college football world as just "JoePa", has died. Paterno, 85, had been receiving chemotherapy as part of his treatment for lung cancer, and complications from that treatment claimed the longtime Penn State coach's life on Saturday. Paterno was the head coach of Penn State for 46 seasons before being fired in November as his role in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal came under greater scrutiny. Combined with the time he spent as an assistant, Paterno spent a total of 61 years on the Penn State sidelines. He left behind a legacy that, on the field of play, was unparalleled in Division I football. Paterno holds the all-time Division I record for football coaching wins with a 409-136-3 record, and he won two national championships while going undefeated in five different seasons.
Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the series over on Behance. (via Faith is Torment) Bon plan recyclage pour toute la presse papier If you and your New Jersey health insurance company consider yourselves a team in keeping costs low, you’re both doing your part. You may wonder what your part might be. The fact is that policyholders can do a lot to help keep costs affordable, starting with living a healthier lifestyle. A healthy lifestyle means lower costs overall Good habits lead to good health. Paying attention to your diet and eating fresh vegetables and fruit with meals, avoiding junk food and exercising daily will help keep us from developing lifestyle-related disease.
Want To Forage In Your City? There's A Map For That : The Salt hide captionFalling Fruit tells you where you can pick peaches and other foods free for the taking around the world. istockphoto.com Falling Fruit tells you where you can pick peaches and other foods free for the taking around the world. If you really love your peaches and want to shake a tree, there's a map to help you find one. That goes for veggies, nuts, berries and hundreds of other edible plant species, too.
ROCKET STOVE FOR HEATING YOUR SURVIVAL SHELTER! So most of us have seen the typical little "rocket stoves" that efficiently cook food in the outdoors using very little fuel. You load twigs and sticks into the bottom side of the unit and the heat rises up the chimney and concentrates at the chimney opening where you can take advantage of that heat concentration by putting a kettle or a pot or pan on for boiling water or cooking. They typically look something like this: Well, this same concept can be beefed up to create a heat source that you can not only cook from, but you can use it to heat your water, your bed, seating, and even your home!
Watch celebrities become hideously ugly as strange 'flashed face' video effect works its horrible magic By Rob Waugh Published: 17:13 GMT, 22 May 2012 | Updated: 18:22 GMT, 22 May 2012 Liv Tyler's face warps into the image of hideous old crone, and Tom Cruise's chin distorts beyond all recognition. No, it isn't a vision of the future - it's a strange effect achieved by looking at a space 'between' flashing pictures of human faces. 'We aligned a set of faces at the eyes and started to skim through them. After a few seconds, we noticed that some of the faces began to appear highly deformed and grotesque,' say the University of Queensland researchers who uncovered the effect.
Russian Mother Takes Magical Pictures of Her Two Kids With Animals On Her Farm These wonderful photographs by Elena Shumilova plunge the viewer into a beautiful world that revolves around two boys and their adorable dog, cat, duckling and rabbit friends. Taking advantage of natural colors, weather conditions and her enchanting surroundings, the gifted Russian artist creates cozy and heartwarming photography that will leave you amazed. The boys in the photographs are the photographer’s sons and the animals belong to the farm she runs. “I largely trust my intuition and inspiration when I compose photos. I get inspired mainly by my desire to express something I feel, though I usually cannot tell exactly what that is” Shumilova explained to BoredPanda.
Hydroponic Home Gardens : Personal Garden Earth Prime is a startup based out of New Orleans that knows every neighborhood may not have space for a thriving green garden, so it developed a standing hydroponic personal garden system that would make fresh produce accessible from the walls of your home. The solution named iGardenX was specifically designed for those with small spaces, although it could also be of use to restaurants and hotels who want to be able to produce their own greens at a low cost—as it stands, the unit only costs between $300 and $600. Although hydroponic gardening has taken off for industrial applications, this residential unit is a practical space-saving garden for homeowners who want to cultivate herbs, plants or ornamental flowers. As there is becoming more of a push to eat local, it doesn't get any closer to home than growing your own food.
This map will tell you where to forage for food in your neighborhood Caleb Philips and Ethan Welty are my favorite people today. They are the creators of Falling Fruit — a map that lists locations of fruits and vegetables free to forage across the world. And they are my favorite people because I used their creation to look up foraging possibilities in my neighborhood and found that a bar around the corner from my house has a fig tree in its garden and lets people pick the fruit. NPR explains how the project works: The map looks like a typical Google map. Foraging locations are pinned with dots.
Build your own biodome As I said before I would love to build a greenhouse on my garden plot, but it is not allowed, which I think is a bit silly, after all it is a garden, a place where we grow all sorts of vegetables, and a greenhouse would be a great help. Years ago, when I still lived in Ireland, I helped a friend of mine, Sean, to build a simple greenhouse, or more precisely, a tunnel. We put up a structure made of metal pipes that were bend in a half circle, and that we covered with clear plastic. Sean found it hard to find the right type of plastic, but finally he got something which was the right size, and we managed to build this tunnel. That whole summer Sean grew lots of plants inside this tunnel, tomatoes, melons, cucumbers, peppers, etc.
Smartphone Projector Ever wanted to project your favourite movie onto the wall while you’re snuggled up in bed using just your phone? Or thought it would be cool to show your mates funny fail videos but sometimes there’s just too many of them to crowd around a small screen? Smartphone Projector has been designed by Luckies of London to create intimate screenings any time, any place. Whether you want to set up visuals for a house party or simply watch music videos with your friends, Smartphone Projector is the answer. Go hands free, put your feet up and view at up to 8 x magnification. Get more from your smart phone with the original, lo-fi, D.I.Y Smart Phone projector.
Surreal Photo Manipulations by Caras Ionut Photo artist Caras Ionut lives in the world of Photoshop where he digitally assembles surreal landscapes and portraits using largely his own photography. These are some of my favorites but you can see much more over on 500px. Ionut also offers all kinds of tutorials and workshops available through his website. (via So Super Awesome)