April202014
“I think a person needs to learn from childhood to find himself alone. It means to not be bored when you’re by yourself, because a person who finds himself bored when alone –as it seems to me– is in danger.” Andrei Tarkovsky - A Poet in the Cinema (via armix)

(via teachingliteracy)

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thecraftychemist:

megaestructuras:

Stephane Malka & Yachar Bouhaya | La máquina verde [The Green Machine] | Desierto del Sahara; Norte de África | 2014

The green machine

The structural slab of the city is carried on 4 Crawlers. These machines with caterpillar runners were designed to carry NASA rockets from the manufactory to the launching pad and can be driven on many terrains with a considerable load.

The mobile oasis takes advantage of hostile elements of the Saharan desert; a powerful sun, the wind and strong thermal amplitude between day and night time temperatures.

The GREEN MACHINE is energetically autonomous.

Better still it generates some electricity thanks to its solar towers, and produces water in order to irrigate passed over territories.

On its edges, the Green Machine Oasis is equipped with a number of low-tech systems such as:

  • 9 balloons producing 450m3 of daily water from air condensation. Two thirds of it are dedicated to the irrigation of Sahara. The same balloons are equipped with turbines which generate some renewable energy.
  • 9 Solar Towers producing 450kw/ day. Solar energy in the Saharan desert is between 2000 - 3000 kWh/m² a year. A potential which the project exploits by using Solar Towers that channel warm ground level air up through turbines to produce electricity.
  • 24 500m2 of the cereal fields, directly processed in factories dedicated to the Saharan seeding.
  • 4 500m2 of the hydroponic agricultural greenhouses  more thrifty in water and in energy.
  • Bioreactors to fertilize the grounds. The solid and liquid organic waste (after methanation and composting) the fermentable products, the waste water are recycled in a loop short and local in artillery with plowing.
  • Housing, schools, community restaurants, places of relaxations and pleasure gardens are included in the city.
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mashable:

Firefighters Battle Boredom With Hose Hovercraft
It’s not the futuristic hovercraft we imagined but we’ll take it!

mashable:

Firefighters Battle Boredom With Hose Hovercraft

It’s not the futuristic hovercraft we imagined but we’ll take it!

(via fastcompany)

tech 

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mymodernmet:

24-year-old photographer Asher Svidensky recently traveled to west Mongolia with the intention of documenting the lives of traditional Kazakh eagle hunters, people who tame eagles for the purpose of hunting smaller animals.

With the traditions typically laying in the hands of the boys and the men, the biggest surprise throughout the journey was Svidensky’s discovery of a young eagle huntress, 13-year-old Ashol Pan, the daughter of an experienced eagle hunter. These stunning photographs symbolize the potential future of the eagle hunting tradition as it expands beyond a male-only practice.

(via silveryair)

people 

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grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Clear SilhouetteSilhouette in character posing is crucial. It will make or break a design, storyboard or animated piece. Have a great Tuesday everyone!Norm*Message me for more suggestions on Tuesday Tips!

grizandnorm:

Tuesday Tips - Clear Silhouette

Silhouette in character posing is crucial. It will make or break a design, storyboard or animated piece. Have a great Tuesday everyone!

Norm

*Message me for more suggestions on Tuesday Tips!

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