Fine Prints: Japanese, pre-1915 The Library's Prints and Photographs Division houses more than 2,500 woodblock prints and drawings by Japanese artists of the seventeenth through early twentieth centuries including Hiroshige, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, and Yoshiiku. The Library of Congress appreciates the financial support provided by Nicihibunken (International Research Center for Japanese Studies, an Inter-University Research Institute Corporation) to scan 1,100 of the Ukiyo-e prints. Subjects frequently depicted in the prints include: actors [view examples] women [view examples] landscapes [ view examples] scenes from Japanese literature [view examples] daily life [view examples] views of Western foreigners [view examples]. The Library acquired its Japanese woodblock print holdings from a host of different donors and collectors including Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, President William Howard Taft, Crosby Stuart Noyes, and Emily Crane Chadbourne.
Digital inventory of medicinal plants underway in Pune - Mumbai The Maharashtra government’s Rajiv Gandhi Science and Technology Commission is setting up a digitised inventory of medicinal plants of Maharashtra. The inventory will come up by March 2012. The commission, in April 2009, initiated the project of Rs3 crore with the Agharkar Research Institute, Pune. In all, 14 universities in the state have been given the task of compiling the data of the medicinal plants in the different districts. Shivaji University (SU) has been given the responsibility of compiling the data from Sangli, Satara and Kolhapur. The university’s botany department’s associate professor, DK Gaikwad, is co-ordinating the project in the SU. Medieval Fantasy City Generator by watabou This application generates a random medieval city layout of a requested size. The generation method is rather arbitrary, the goal is to produce a nice looking map, not an accurate model of a city. Maybe in the future I'll use its code as a basis for some game or maybe not. Click one of the buttons to create a new city map of a desired size. Right-click to add a landmark. 👉For development news and related stuff please check a dedicated reddit community.
7 ruined castles across Europe, reconstructed – Simply Savvy The built landscape of Europe has been sculpted by thousands of years of war and reconciliation. Kings and Queens, Vikings and Romans, Christians and Moors, all have built castles and forts with the strength of their workers’ hands. But over the centuries, many of these magnificent castles have fallen into ruin. Some were abandoned after suffering war damage, while others just fell out of use. We’ve chosen seven of the most unique ruined castles of Europe and, working with designers and architects, created a series of architectural renders and reconstruction animations that bring them back to their former glory.
logy Magazine Atmospheric oxygen really took off on our planet about 2.4 billion years ago during the Great Oxygenation Event. At this key juncture of our planet’s evolution, species had either to learn to cope with this poison that was produced by photosynthesizing cyanobacteria or they went extinct. It now seems strange to think that the gas that sustains much of modern life had such a distasteful beginning.
Two Vintage Films by Salvador Dalí and Luis Buñuel: Un Chien Andalou and L'Age d'Or While studying at the University of Madrid in the late 1910s, a young Luis Buñuel befriended an even younger Salvador Dalí. The first fruit of their association, a short film called Un Chien Andalou, appeared a decade later, in 1929, and quickly achieved the international renown it still has today. Several elements had to fall into place to bring this cinematic dream — or cinematic nightmare, or, most accurately, something nebulously in-between — into reality.
All he is saying, is give pee a chance How the waste was won – a new pop-up restaurant for the Melbourne Food and Wine festival, which combines art, food and ecology, is about creating a sustainable world. NO DOUBT there's a more polite, even more technically accurate, way of phrasing this, but it doesn't get the message across half as well. And Joost Bakker is very much about sending the world a message. Feature Films : Free Movies : Free Download, Borrow and Streaming movies eye favorite 105 comment 9 Charlie Chaplins 53rd Film Released July 10 1916 The Vagabond was a silent film by Charlie Chaplin and his third film with Mutual Films. Released in 1916, it co-starred Edna Purviance, Eric Campbell, Leo White and Lloyd Bacon. Nitrogen Fixation Fritz Haber I’m haunted by one of the stories in the latest episode of Radiolab, can’t get it out of my head. Like everyone else, I love Radiolab and often sprinkle stories I learned from the show into cocktail party conversation (do I go to nerdy cocktail parties or do I make cocktail parties nerdy?)