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Time-travelling 3D tour shows birth of Eiffel Tower Sandrine Ceurstemont, editor, New Scientist TV Imagine visiting the World's Fair of 1889 in Paris, France, and seeing the Eiffel Tower just after it was built. Now thanks to an ultra-accurate 3D reconstruction, you can travel back in time to see it. Created by Mehdi Tayoubi from French company Dassault Systèmes and colleagues, the buildings in the video are represented exactly to scale, down to minute details such as the flags on the main pavilion. This level of accuracy was achieved by consulting a range of archival sources, such as building plans, drawings and maps, as well as consultations with historical advisors. Often several months were required to model a single building. This snapshot of Paris is just an example of the periods captured for the project, which recreates the city from medieval times to the present. If you enjoyed this post, see how a handheld 3D scanner is mapping a mysterious cave or watch how a drone's 2D photos can be converted into 3D models.

Angry Birds Turns 3, Celebrates with New Birthday Update By Juli | December 11, 2012 | No comment yet Rovio’s iconic iOS game Angry Birds turned three today, and the company is celebrating with an all new update to its ongoing birds vs. piggies battle. The iPad and iPhone versions of the original Angry Birds app have been updated to version 3.0, adding 30 new levels, a “birdday” cake, and a brand new pink bird that blows bubbles. There are 15 “Birdday Party” levels and 15 levels based on Rovio’s Bad Piggies game, which launched earlier this year. The newly added pink bird is originally from both Angry Birds Seasons and Angry Birds Star Wars. Rovio also has an Angry Birds movie in the works, which is set to launch during the summer of 2016. The iPad version of the original Angry Birds game can be downloaded from the App Store for $2.99.

Animated Short Movies » Life-Changing Arts Movie shorts, or short animations are a unique form of art, which can inspire and enlighten just like any other art form. Sometimes even more so. Here is a selection of inspiring, or for some reason animated short movies, here shown in their original full length. Thanks to all the visitors who have contributed with their detailed suggestions! That is why there are now two pages of great animated shorts! If you think there is a short animated movie that should be added, let us know which, and why. The below movies are not sorted in any particular order. French Toast Written and directed by Fabrice O. The Lady and the Reaper Written and directed by Javier Recio Gracia Get Out By Charlotte Boisson, Julien Fourvel, Pascal Han-Kwan, Tristan Reinarz and Fanny Roche Granny O'Grimm Directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films Oktapodi By Julien Bocabeille, Francois-Xavier Chanioux, Olivier Delabarre, Thierry Marchand, Quentin Marmier and Emud Mokhberi Big Buck Bunny Life Line Created by Tomek Ducki

New Tube Designs Unveiled A new design for Tube trains has been announced by TfL today, with Boris Johnson describing the new designs as “innovative, eye-catching and sleek”. For those of us who care for functionality over vanity, (ie. those of us who actually use the Tube), what difference will these new Tubes make? Two key things are walk-through carriages and wider doors to enable people to get on and off quickly (and offer more capacity) and — sweet relief! — air-cooling on the deep level lines. In what could be a worrying move for drivers, the trains will be capable of “fully automatic operation”, although we’re told there will be an operator on board when they first come into use. The plan is to build 250 of the new trains, at an estimated cost of £1bn-£2.5b. The new Tube trains will be introduced first on the Piccadilly line, followed by the Bakerloo, Central and Waterloo & City lines. Want to get a closer look at the future?

«La grammaire a été au service du pouvoir» Yannick Chevalier, professeur de stylistique à l’université Lyon-II, présent au festival des idées Mode d’emploi, est spécialiste des rapports entre langue et genre. Le français a deux genres, masculin et féminin : y a-t-il des langues non genrées ? Il existe tous les cas de figure. Certaines langues ne présentent pas de genre : par exemple, le titre du roman Elle et lui de George Sand est intraduisible en hongrois. Comment le français s’est-il retrouvé avec seulement deux genres, alors que c’est une langue issue du latin ? Progressivement, les mots latins de genre neutre se sont répartis en français entre masculin et féminin, sans doute selon les terminaisons et la manière dont les gens les percevaient. Y a-t-il un moment précis dans l’histoire où l’on a défini le genre des mots ou est-ce l’usage qui s’est imposé ? Généralement, c’est l’usage qui l’emporte, mais concernant le français, les grammairiens et les lexicographes, ceux qui font les dictionnaires, ont joué un rôle important.

Angry Birds Space WASHINGTON — For nearly three years, millions of gamers have used physics in the battle between birds and pigs in the video game Angry Birds. In cooperation with NASA, Finland-based Rovio Entertainment, creator of the Angry Birds franchise, announced its newest game, “Angry Birds Space,” on Thursday, March 8. NASA and Rovio are working together to teach people about physics and space exploration through the internationally successful puzzle game. Game developers have incorporated concepts of human space exploration into the new game. From the weightlessness of space to the gravity wells of nearby planets, players use physics as they explore the various levels of the game set both on planets and in microgravity. “This collaboration began with a simple Twitter exchange about birds and pigs in space, and it has grown into a tremendous outreach and education opportunity,” said David Weaver, associate administrator for communications at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

Ranskalainen Koskemattomat on kaikkien aikojen menestynein ei-englanninkielinen elokuva. Miksi? Lähes joka neljäs ranskalainen näki sen elokuvateatterissa. Myös Saksassa Koskemattomat hakkasi Hollywoodin hitit. Maailmanlaajuisesti katsojia on jo yli 40 miljoonaa. Jotain on tehty suunnattoman taitavasti. Vähän kuten Forrest Gumpissa. Koskemattomien tarina on yksinkertainen. Vastoin kaikkia odotuksia miehet ystävystyvät. Olivier Nakachen ja Éric Toledanon ohjaama Koskemattomat (ranskaksi Intouchables – tässä traileri) on tehty erittäin taitavasti. Vasta loppusuoralla kysymykset sisällön epäuskottavista aineksista nousivat liian suuriksi. Ongelmana on elokuvan näkemys vapaasta tahdosta. Onko maailma tällainen? Koskemattomat ottaa liian monta askelta Forrest Gump -elokuvan tyyliseen fantasiaan. Koskemattomat on vanhakantaisesti ilmaistuna poroporvarin unelma, kulttuuritörmäyksien ajan (sukupuolirooleista vapaa) Pygmalion-tarina. Kymmenen miljoonan euron budjetilla tuotettu Koskemattomat on haalinut yli 350 miljoonaa euroa. Eikä Yhdysvalloista tullut tuosta kuin murto-osa.

Une histoire de gnous jeudi 25 octobre 2012 Une histoire de gnous Publié par Jérôme Anfré à 16:16 Envoyer par e-mailBlogThis!Partager sur TwitterPartager sur FacebookPartager sur Pinterest 19 commentaires: Les éthiopiques anonymes25 octobre 2012 17:03Waouh, quel bonheur à chaque fois. Charger la suite... Article plus récentArticle plus ancienAccueil Inscription à : Publier les commentaires (Atom) La France et ses clichés dans la publicité internationale Aujourd'hui soyons patriotes et créons un article sur la France. Mais pas de n'importe quelle façon puisqu'on va parlé des clichés dans la Publicité à propos de notre pays. Tous les films et médias donnent une certaine image de la France souvent formatée autour de quelques stéréotypes, parmi lesquels on retrouve. Autant de stéréotypes qui colle à la peau de notre pays, culturellement et historiquement très riche. Tous les pays ont des clichés, on va voir que la France en prend pas mal et que leur diffusion estcontinue grâce à la publicité La France : Les clichés liés à la culture et au patrimoine Fyne - Avril 2012 Ce qui est intéressant dans cet article, c'est qu'il y aura bien plus de spots que d'affiches, puisque faire passer des stéréotypes par de simples affiches c'est difficile. On commence par Renault et ces quatre spots, riches en clichés pour promouvoir la French Touch dans l'automobile. Ma préférée - France VS Britain - Un échantillon de la France La France est une .... baguette

Une histoire d'hippopotame mercredi 4 janvier 2012 Une histoire d'hippopotame Publié par Jérôme Anfré à 14:33 Envoyer par e-mailBlogThis!Partager sur TwitterPartager sur FacebookPartager sur Pinterest 13 commentaires: jérôme anfré4 janvier 2012 14:40Tant que j'y suis, je voulais signaler la sortie récente d'un nouveau recueil (chez delcourt) de "cul-de-sac", la série de Richard Thompson qui est parmi les liens à droite... Charger la suite... Article plus récentArticle plus ancienAccueil Inscription à : Publier les commentaires (Atom)

Top 10 Passages of Paris Based on the idea of a souk, a covered area in which to meet, shop and browse, it is believed that in Paris it was the Galeries du Bois du Palais Royal built in 1786, that became the model for the passages of Paris that appeared in the coming years. This arcade, which used to house 120 luxury boutiques, was one of the most popular spots in Paris before 1830 and surrounds the central gardens of Palais Royal which is open to the public. Imitation of the elegant and highly favoured Galeries du Bois du Palais Royal, saw the construction of galleries such as Galerie Feydeau (1791 – no longer exists), Passage Caire (1798 – present day) and Passage Panoramas (1799 – present day). Following on from this trend, some 30 more passages were built during the Bourbon Restoration (1815-1830) and diffused to other major cities of France and by 1850, Paris boasted almost 150 passages. when today there remain under 30.

grands moments Peaceful Cruises on French Waterways | Living Language Hidden from most roads, deep in the lovely French countryside, are a multitude of waterways. These ancient forms of navigation are still used to transport goods on barges across regions of France. But they are also enjoyed by plaisanciers (boaters), and several companies rent boats where a family or a group of friends can spend several days exploring the French back country. Nivernais Canal Taking such cruises harks back to slower times, when barges would be pulled by horses walking alongside the banks. It would be difficult to pick a particular region, as many possess their own unique little charm. Canal du Midi

twitternovellit — Nyt | HS Twitter-novellihaaste on äänestystä vaille valmis! Loputkin kahdestatoista Twitter-novellista on nyt julkaistu Twitterissä , ja aamun Nytissä kirjailijat kertovat, millaista novelleja oli kirjoittaa. Mutta mikä novelleista on mielikuvitustasi kutkuttavin, taidokkain tai muuten vain paras? Haluamme kuulla mielipiteesi (ja palkita kirjailijan!). Siirry äänestykseen tästä. Eilisen illan ja tämän aamun aikana on julkaistu novellit 8–12: Monika Fagerholm : Romanen om y Xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxyxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx Riku Korhonen : Lakanoissa Ujo hymy pyykkitelineellä. Tuija Lehtinen : Wanted Dead Hautausmaalta Harrin minä löysin. Rosa Meriläinen : Sotiemme veteraani Frederikin näköinen nainen talvisodan muistomerkillä: isä haavoittui peukaloon. Matias Riikonen : Tämän virkkeen pii Tämän virkkeen piilorakenne virittää alitajuntaasi sitä seksikkäämmäksi, mitä enemmän levität tätä virkettä (© Sysmän meemi-insinöörit oy).

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