Spectacular Images of the Insides of Musical Instruments March 9, 2012 at 6:14am | by AP These ads by Bjoern Ewers for the Berlin Philharmonic show the insides of orchestral instruments in such a way as to make it seem like we are standing in spacious halls (or in the case of the flute, a spacious tunnel)… Via: Boing Boing Like 9 Wows for daily content like this! Ubuntu Linux 12.04 One-Ups Windows and Mac, Shuttleworth Says The first beta version of Ubuntu Linux 12.04 “Precise Pangolin” was launched late last week, giving fans of the free and open source operating system an early glimpse at what to expect in the final release due next month. A number of changes and enhancements are already visible, as I noted last week, including the hotly anticipated Head-Up Display (HUD) interface. Also making this Ubuntu a notable one is the fact that it's a Long Term Support (LTS) release and will be supported for a full five years. In the view of Canonical founder Mark Shuttleworth, however, this new Ubuntu version is significant in many more ways than that. 'Before Windows or MacOS' In fact, Ubuntu 12.04 LTS is the fruition of Canonical's work over the past three years to make free software “beautiful on the outside too--easy to use, visually pleasing, and exciting,” Shuttleworth wrote in a blog post on Monday. A Glimpse at the Future Have you tried out the new beta release or--in particular--the new HUD interface?
explorations with space : cole rise no.1 no.2 no.3 no.4 no.5 no.6 no.7 The world's best booze (and where to drink it) Drinking the local beverage is a sure way to warm the hearts of the locals. Here is a selection of alcoholic drinks that make the effort of travel all the more rewarding. 1. Sake, Japan Image by katclay Called nihonshu in Japan, sake is a rice wine with an alcohol content of 15% to 17%. 2. Image by ccharmon It takes 119.5 seconds to pour the perfect pint. 3. Image by jonworth-eu Someone once said: ‘beauty is in the eye of the beer holder’; if that’s the case, then Belgium is exquisite. 4. Image by plusgood For instant bohemian, just add water. 5. Image by Megan Mallen The sought-after wines of Burgundy (Bourgogne) possess particular qualities attributable to the region’s 400 soil types. 6. This simple three-step cocktail is composed of vodka, limes and sugar. 7. Image by nicksieger Only two people know the secret recipe to produce this all-natural liquor (36% alcohol volume). 8. Image by Chris Breeze 9. Image by Celso Flores 10. Image by Rubber Slippers in Italy
Animals illuminated by the sun The time of sunset is defined in astronomy as the moment when the trailing edge of the Sun’s disk disappears below the horizon in the west. There are few things in nature as photogenic as the sky at sunset, especially animals. The rich bright gold, pink and orange colors make unusually beautiful pictures of animals illuminated by the sun. Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source
10 Essential Free Software Every New Computer Should Have at www.matchmove.com - StumbleUpon Food Nutrition Facts - Healthy Living Tips at WomansDay Every child has heard the healthy-eating mantra "You are what you eat." But there may be a closer resemblance between good-for-you grub and your body than you thought. We found 10 foods that mirror the body parts they provide nutrients for—for example, brain-boosting walnuts actually look like a brain. Coincidence? 1. Slice a carrot in half crosswise and it's easy to see that the veggie resembles an eye—look closely and you'll even notice a pattern of radiating lines that mimic the pupil and iris. 2. The folds and wrinkles of a walnut bring to mind another human organ: the brain. 3. Long, lean stalks of celery look just like bones—and they're good for them, too. 4. The lightbulb shape of an avocado looks like a uterus, and it supports reproductive health as well. 5. Studies have offered evidence that clams, which bear a resemblance to testicles, are actually good for the male sex organs. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.