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Build A Laminar Flow Nozzle For $15 Phim Con Trai Con Gái Tập 15 Full HTV7 List of tallest buildings in the world The Burj Khalifa in Dubai is the tallest building in the world since 2010. With a height of 829.8m, it is classified as a Megatall.[1] This article lists the world's tallest buildings, ranked by structural height (vertical elevation from the base to the highest architectural or integral structural element of the building);highest point on the building. The lists only include buildings that are completed or topped-out, andhave continuous occupiable floors. For lists that include non-building structures, see Ranking criteria and alternatives The non-profit international organization Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) was formed in 1969 and announces the title of "The World's Tallest Building" and sets the standards by which buildings are measured. In 1996, as a response to the dispute as to whether the Petronas Towers or the Sears Tower was taller, the council listed and ranked buildings in four categories: Tallest skyscrapers in the world Photo gallery Alternative measurements

Microscopic Images of Alcoholic Drinks All of these impressive photos of alcoholic beverages under a microscope uncover the elements that make up some of our preferred tipples. Similar to photos of snowflakes, each and every beverage is unique, while observed below when zoomed about 1, 000 times under a high tech lab microscope. Created by United States company Bevshots, these are available as artworks for potential buyers which recognize the concealed beauty of alcoholic beverages. Catching the small elements that define most popular drinks such as vodka, pina colada and Chablis. "What you can see in the magnified pictures are the crystalised carbohydrates that have become sugars and glucose, " described Lester Hutt, 35, the founder of Bevshots. Vodka and tonic Whiskey Vodka Tequila Sake Pina Colada Martini Dry Martini Champagne Red wine German Pilsner inevitable Coca Cola

Recycled Milk Crates Transformed Into Living Pavilion: Behin + Ha More crate-crazed creativity than you can shake a stick at -- this time, in the shape of a curvaceous, wave-form pavilion made from an assemblage of recycled white milk crates. But that's not all -- the crates aren't just stand-alone components, they also serve as suspended beds for the greenery that lines the inside of the structure -- a pretty inventive way to turn a wall of crates into a living skin. Designed by Ann Ha and Behrang Behin and winner for the City of Dreams Pavilion competition of this year's Figment Festival, the 10-foot tall, tent-like structure features reused milk crates from Admar Plastics, which already contain 15 to 20 percent recycled post-consumer plastic content. Liriope is the shade-tolerant plant species used on the underside, while on the outer layer, grass was planted in order to keep the roots of the liriope cool. The pavilion will be up until October 3rd on Governor's Island, on the Parade Grounds, near Fort Jay and Nolan Park.

#sxaesthetic Report from Austin, Texas, on the New Aesthetic panel at SXSW. At SXSW this year, I asked four people to comment on the New Aesthetic, which if you don’t know is an investigation / project / tumblr looking at technologically-enabled novelty in the world. (Previously: the original blog post, the main tumblr, my talk at Web Directions South.) I opened the panel by talking about the origins of NA, in a frustration at retro-ness (the belief that authenticity can only be located in the past)—best encapsulated by Russell’s post here: Every hep shop seems to be full of tweeds and leather and carefully authentic bits of restrained artisinal fashion. —as well as a real sense that there were new and extraordinary things and experiences in the world, like the ability to see through satellites, which we should wonder at and explore, but instead reduce to the mundane, like GPS driving directions… But what has also been brilliant is that other people have pitched in. You do not need to leave your room.

ShadowPlay by Kyle McDonald (@kcimc) - Experimental interaction paradigm at YCAM ‘Shadowplay’ shows an experimental interaction paradigm built with the Projector Camera Toolkit, developed during Guest Research Project v.1 at YCAM Interlab by Kyle McDonald. The videos below demonstrate ‘shadowplay’ experiments, built around the idea of using two projectors that are perfectly aligned. The projectors display the inverse images of each other, so that without interference the screen appears white. When an object enters the space, the structure hidden in the projection is revealed in the shadows. The technical challenge of aligning the projections and calibrating the colors of the projection is solved with the Projector Camera Toolkit, using structured light scanning and some novel feedback-based calibration techniques. ProCamToolkit is a collection software and code for openFrameworksaimed at making high level projector-camera calibration moreaccessible. Built with openFrameworks. Project Page | Kyle McDonald

An Essay on the New Aesthetic | Beyond The Beyond An Essay on the New Aesthetic Bruce Sterling I witnessed the New Aesthetic panel at South by Southwest 2012. It was a significant event and a good thing to see. If you know nothing of the “New Aesthetic,” or if you have no idea what “SXSW” is, you should repair your ignorance right away. Now, I know full well that many people never returned from that link I placed up there. You people are either exceedingly determined blog-readers, or else you already know something about the New Aesthetic. You people already know who you are. Joanne McNeil of Rhizome was right when she said at SXSW that things like the New Aesthetic often happen. The New Aesthetic is image-processing for British media designers. This is one of those moments when the art world sidles over toward a visual technology and tries to get all metaphysical. The New Aesthetic concerns itself with “an eruption of the digital into the physical.” I admired the way that panel behaved. So.

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