Zone Rouge: An Area of France So Badly Damaged By WW1 That People Are Still Forbidden To Live There Map created by Tinodela via Wikimedia. While WW1 ended nearly a century ago, its scars can still be found across Northern France and Belgium. Zone Rouge (French for Red Zone) is perhaps the ultimate example of this. At the end of the war in 1918, the French government isolated the areas in red above and forbade activities such as forestry, farming and even the building of houses from being performed inside them. In total the non-contiguous areas took up 1,200 sq km (460 sq mi) (roughly the size of New York City). The primary reason the areas were declared no-go zones was that they had seen some of the worst fighting during the war, particularly during the Battle of Verdun in 1916.
Full cardboard addiction internship program - Tyran's Newspaper July-August, 2015 Cardboardia Personages are going to realize several projects in different countries around the Europe and invite everyone to join their free and variously directed internship programs. Under the guidance of Tyran, Minister of Education and Minister of Circus announce an opportunity to join them in order to prepare and carry out street performances. We will be creating cardboard objects and costumes, making up stories, learning to mix with audience, walking on stilts, joking silly, solving organizational issues. In the course of our work we'll take part in several Cardboardia street performance on different festivals. Preliminary schedule Latvia, Riga (10-20 July and 28 July - 10 August), “Made in Cardboardia” workshop
Virtual-Reality Movies: Get Ready for the VR Revolution WHETHER YOU’RE AN avid cinephile or you haven’t been to a movie theater since enduring “Attack of the Clones,” one thing is certain: Over the next few years, virtual reality will completely reboot your relationship to the moving image. That’s because the once-geeks-only technology, known as VR for short, is becoming shockingly good at making you feel as though you’re in the midst of the action—cycling through the air with E.T. or spinning atop an alp with an excitable Fraulein Maria—rather than observing from afar. We hear your objections: “There’s absolutely no way I’m going to wear one of those dorky-looking headsets. I won’t even be caught dead in 3-D glasses.” Even if you acknowledge that the motion-tracking technology VR systems employ is pretty cool, allowing users to look freely around a 360-degree environment, you’re perfectly content with real reality, thank you very much.
WHAT’S IN MY BAG? – Uprooted – Medium This year, nearly 100,000 men, women and children from war-torn countries in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia have fled their homes and traveled by rubber dinghies across the Aegean Sea to Lesbos, Greece. Refugees travel light, for their trek is as dangerous as it is arduous. They are detained, shot at, hungry. Canadian Inventor Eden Full's Low-Tech Fix Solves Solar Power's Biggest Problem This article is part of a Huffington Post series, on the occasion of the site's 10th anniversary, looking at some of the people and issues that will shape the world in the next decade. Eden Full holds as much promise and potential as her name implies, and her mission is to save our metaphorical garden. At just 23, she's already an accomplished inventor who has dramatically increased the effectiveness of solar panels, landing her on Forbes' 30 Under 30: Energy list three years in a row. She was born to Chinese refugees from Vietnam in the oil-fuelled environs of Calgary, Alta., and by the age of nine she had built a solar-powered toy car.
Google’s Tone Chrome Extension Lets You Share URLs By Sound Google launched an experimental Chrome extension today that lets you share the URL from your current browser tab with anybody within earshot. Tone, which is now available in the Chrome Web Store, uses sound to transmit the information and uses the speakers and microphones now typically available on any laptop. Because it’s audio-based, it has some interesting limitations: the information doesn’t carry very far, for example, and any wall will block it. As the Google Research team behind the extension notes in today’s announcement, the first version was very efficient, but it sounded horrible.
Cardboard Toy Pirate Ships Cardboard Toy Vehicles Calling all kids! Jump in and let's go somewhere! Kid's imaginations will take off in these fun filled cardboard toy vehicles. Toddlers to elementary school age children will have hours of fun painting, decorating and going on new adventures in a pirate ship, space shuttle, train, horse carriage, or sports car. Kids can foster their imagination by sailing the high seas, blasting off into space, riding a speeding train, traveling by carriage, or racing down an imaginary road in these cardboard vehicles. Tennessee Aquarium to use new virtual reality gear to promote virtual river conservation Check it out On Monday, representatives from Tennessee Technological University will be at the Tennesssee Aquarium to show off the River Ecosystem Conservation virtual reality experience. A demo unit will be set up in the lobby of the River Journey Building from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
360 Degree Videos for Education Upload Heather Breedlove Loading... Working... ► Play all Install Kaltura on Ubuntu 9.04 x86_64 bit Server - Knowledgebase - R1 Networks This is a install for KalturaCE 1.5 on Ubuntu Server 9.04 64bit First run an system update apt-get update apt-get upgrade Next we need some 32bit libs to run Xampp
Animated interactive of the history of the Atlantic slave trade. Source: slavevoyages.org For the full interactive version, use a larger device. Interactive by Andrew Kahn. Background image by Tim Jones. Usually, when we say “American slavery” or the “American slave trade,” we mean the American colonies or, later, the United States. But as we discussed in Episode 2 of Slate’s History of American Slavery Academy, relative to the entire slave trade, North America was a bit player. Spook Hill™ #1 - Stately Pane Manor Note from Editor: Howard Lamey, in Jacksonville, Florida, has retired from a full-time job in advertising that included designing window displays for a major retailer. Now he has turned those artistic talents to designing and building vintage-style cardboard buildings for his family and friends. (We have a brief introduction to glitterhouses and "putzes" in the article "What is a Glitterhouse?") Howard has started his own site, but he has graciously agreed to share his craft knowledge with our readers. Though I've been making little vintage-style cardboard houses and castles for Christmas for some time, I tried something new last fall. I designed a Halloween house for my grown children's families' halloween decorations.
VRJournal Highlights The Evolution of Virtual Reality How did virtual reality become the global phenomenon it is today? A new report from VRJournal answers that question. Fortunately, for those not interested in reflecting on volumes of technology journals, research, and interviews, everything you need to know is jam packed into a wicked cool new infographic created by the folks in Syracuse University’s Communications program.