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The Joseph Cornell Box

The Joseph Cornell Box

Kudzu Taxonomy and nomenclature[edit] Kudzu seedpods Propagation[edit] Uses[edit] Soil improvement and preservation[edit] Kudzu has been used as a form of erosion control and also to enhance the soil. Animal feed[edit] Kudzu can be used by grazing animals, as it is high in quality as a forage and palatable to livestock. Basketry[edit] Kudzu fiber has long been used for fiber art and basketry. Medicine[edit] Kudzu leaves Kudzu contains a number of useful isoflavones, including puerarin, approximately 60% of the total isoflavones, and also daidzein (an anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial agent) and daidzin (structurally related to genistein). In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), where it is known as gé gēn (Chinese: 葛根), kudzu is considered one of the 50 fundamental herbs. Kudzu has been used as a remedy for alcoholism and hangover. It has also shown potential in animal models of Alzheimer's disease.[14] Food and beverage[edit] Other uses[edit] Invasive species[edit] Ecological damage and roles[edit]

Found Object Art: 13 Sculptures Made of Reclaimed Items The term ‘recycled art’ is fairly new, but found object art has been around at least since Marcel Duchamp’s 1917 work ‘Fountain‘, which consisted simply of a used urinal. Artists have been salvaging materials from car parts to kitchen utensils for decades, for inclusion in sculptures, paintings, drawing, collages and other examples of ‘found art’. These 13 works of art incorporate reclaimed objects into everything from small sculptures to large-scale installations. Zac Freeman’s Amazing Found Object Portraits (images via: zac freeman art) Buttons, jar lids, Legos and every kind of small doo-hickey imaginable find their way into the portraits of Zac Freeman, who manages to coax strikingly realistic images out of all this junk. “I glue the bits of junk to a wooden substrate to form an image, usually faces, which only can be seen at a distance. Drawings on Reclaimed Envelopes by Mark Powell (images via: inhabitat) Eagle Made of Kitchen Utensils (images via: saya kaganz) Darth Vader Goes Green

25 Most Popular Japanese Cartoon Characters We did a little research with and interviews with Japanese fans to determine the most famous Japanese characters of all time (most popular with Japanese people). Many of the characters are from shows that were on Japanese TV for many years. You can be sure that all the characters on the list are known by almost everyone in Japan. Despite the current popularity of Japanese anime and manga around the world many of the characters on the list are not well known outside Japan. 25. 24. 23. 22. 21. 20. 19. 18. 17. 16. 15. 14. 13. 12. 11. 10. 9. 8. 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. Permalink:

Found Object Art by Gary Carlson, Geneva NY Harajuku style Japanese Street Fashion Top 5 Social Engineering Exploit Techniques If you want to hack a corporation fast, Social Engineering (SE) techniques work every time and more often than not it works the first time. I'm talking about in your face, Mano-a-mano, live in the flesh social engineering techniques. Securing the information that is in the human mind is a monumental, colossal, epic, task compared with securing digital data! So it is no surprise that it is also the largest gap in a corporations IT security. The security industry is constantly trying to create techno widgets to help us with this hu man problem, but to date there are not bona fide solutions available. I've collected a list of my top 10 social engineering techniques. 1) Familiarity Exploit – This is one of the best and is a corner stone of social engineering. 2) Creating a hostile situation – People withdraw from those that appear to be mad, upset or angry at something or someone other than themselves. So the last part is how do you defend against social engineering attacks?

Curta A Curta mechanical calculator Curta A partially disassembled Curta calculator, showing the digit slides and the stepped drum behind them Curta Type I calculator showing view from top Curta Type I calculator showing view from bottom Curta (Type I) mechanical calculator shown in the operational position (left hand). The Curta is a small, hand-cranked digital mechanical calculator introduced by Curt Herzstark in 1948. The Curta's design is a descendant of Gottfried Leibniz's Stepped Reckoner and Thomas's Arithmometer, accumulating values on cogs, which are added or complemented by a stepped drum mechanism. Curtas were considered the best portable calculators available until they were displaced by electronic calculators in the 1970s.[1] History[edit] The Curta was conceived by Curt Herzstark (1902–1988) in the 1930s in Vienna, Austria. Herzstark, the son of a Catholic mother and Jewish father, was taken into custody in 1943, eventually finding himself at the Buchenwald concentration camp.

Essential Skills for 21st Century Survival: Part I: Pattern Recognition Over the past few months, we’ve been discussing the various skills needed for effectively operating in a world characterized by information and accelerating change, and I’ve been assembling these ideas into a framework for a new thought architecture. This post will be the first in a 12 part series, and draws its influences from the fields of Futures Studies, Complexity Science, Systems Theory, Cybernetics, Social Network Analysis, Knowledge Management, common sense, and exploration into my own thinking. All of the skills I’ll be covering are already in practice in our brains – it’s just a matter of becoming more aware of them so we can sharpen them. I imagine them all happening concurrently and all reinforcing each other, creating constant feedback loops that raise consciousness and build intelligence. Though I’ll be identifying 12 areas, they’re mostly components of each other, so we’ll see how we might expand or refine these as the series rolls out. - :: Pattern Recognition :: - Books

Essential Skills for 21st Century Survival: Part 2: Environmental Scanning We recently discussed Pattern Recognition and the role it plays in understanding and decision making. The next topic in this 12 part series is pulled out of the Futures Thinking toolbox: ::Environmental Scanning:: Traditionally, environmental scanning is explained within a business context as a strategic approach to acquiring information in order to stay current on events, emerging trends, and external factors that could influence or impact an organization. It basically means paying attention to what’s going on within your industry, monitoring what your competitors are doing, what your customers are saying, and being sensitive to potential threats or opportunities along the way. I recently came across an essay titled A new framework for environmental scanning, which presents a more holistic approach to this process. The area usually professionally addressed is the lower right quadrant, which looks at trends in the large scale systems that are constantly in play. Why is it important?

Multiplayer Game 'Eve Online' Cultivates a Most Devoted Following Six men in their 30s and 40s have gathered in a trendy Reykjavík hotel bar. They’re trying to stave off the brutal mid-December cold while they wait for Death. He’s their friend and the leader of the 30,000 strong Legion of Death alliance. He’s also taking far too long primping in a room upstairs. Death’s real name is Mikhail Romanchenko, a Russian immigrant who owns a glass installation business in New York City. During the peak of its power in 2010, the Legion of Death ruled roughly one-quarter of the Eve universe; each of Death’s 30,000 soldiers represented a person under his command, tapping away on his computer. He and the others were in Iceland’s capital to meet with executives from CCP Games, the company that created Eve. Romanchenko, Goldshlag: Ethan Hill for Bloomberg Businessweek; Heard: Dirk Bruniecki for Bloomberg Businessweek So as the December Stellar Management summit gets under way, there’s much to discuss. Players tend to specialize in certain jobs.