architectureus:

Hotel Porta Fira, Barcelona Catalonia Surrealist architecture

architectureus:

Hotel Porta Fira, Barcelona Catalonia Surrealist architecture

F.J.K.M. Ambolo Vavolombelona seen from the ground (as of the date of the post).

F.J.K.M. Ambolo Vavolombelona seen from the ground (as of the date of the post).

1oyenmanzyu:

d-d-d:

gkojaz:

5beat:

darylfranz:

benewmeister:

nemoi:

thinkupstudio:

kml:

aoyamana:

Aluminum cello
why-i-design:

kazu721010:

The new Metz Cathedral / Shigeru Ban

This is amazing…

why-i-design:

kazu721010:

The new Metz Cathedral / Shigeru Ban

This is amazing…

prostheticknowledge:

Shotview

Augmented marksmanship system by TrackingPoint provides visual feed to a wearable AR device, allowing shooting around corners - video embedded below:

TrackingPoint, the worldwide leader in advanced firearms technology, has released a video from their Labs department that demonstrates the use of wearable technology along with a Precision Guided Firearm (PGF). PGF technology makes use of a bevy of sensors to make highly accurate ballistic calculations, taking into account wind, elevation, pressure, and more in real time. TrackingPoint’s PGFs enable shooters to lock on and accurately hit moving targets at up to 1200 yards. The video showcases the companies R&D testing of their Shotview streaming app for mobile devices, paired with consumer wearable technology.

When paired with wearable technology, PGFs can provide unprecedented benefits to shooters, such as the ability to shoot around corners, from behind low walls, and from other positions that provide exceptional cover. Without PGF technology, such positions would be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to fire from.

The video demonstrates how wearable technology could enhance a shooter’s ability to engage targets on the battlefield. Similar to a fighter jet’s head’s-up display (HUD), the wearable PGF technology provides the shooter with visual aids to improve the aiming and shooting process. TrackingPoint’s ShotView system can be used to stream video to smartphones or tablets. With wearable technology, the ShotView system could be even more tightly integrated into the shooting experience.

More Here

tryfon-topalidis:

A DISTRESSING STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE — Diego Frazão Torquato, a 12-year-old Brazilian boy, is crying while playing the violin during his teacher’s funeral at the São Francisco Xavier cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 19, 2009. Diego’s teacher, Evandro João da Silva, 44, coordinator of Afroreggae – one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest non-profit organizations – was murdered the day before in downtown Rio. Evandro had helped the boy escape poverty and violence through music. Less than six months after this photo was taken, Diego, who has survived meningitis at the age of four, died of leukaemia. (Photograph credit: Marcos Tristão)

tryfon-topalidis:

A DISTRESSING STORY BEHIND THE IMAGE — Diego Frazão Torquato, a 12-year-old Brazilian boy, is crying while playing the violin during his teacher’s funeral at the São Francisco Xavier cemetery in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, October 19, 2009. Diego’s teacher, Evandro João da Silva, 44, coordinator of Afroreggae – one of Rio de Janeiro’s largest non-profit organizations – was murdered the day before in downtown Rio. Evandro had helped the boy escape poverty and violence through music. Less than six months after this photo was taken, Diego, who has survived meningitis at the age of four, died of leukaemia. (Photograph credit: Marcos Tristão)

Somewhere in Sahambavy, years ago.

Somewhere in Mahambo.

mapsbynik:


France Edition: Nobody Lives Here
This is not a “map by nik”, but one by twitter user @matamix. And it is a fine companion piece to my United States version that I thought I’d share.
Based on population data from INSEE, it shows the parts of Metropolitan France where people don’t live. Like the U.S. map, terrain plays a big role in determining where people settle. For instance, the roughness of Alps (southeast) and the Pyrenees (southwest) Mountains, prevents habitation. On the southern Atlantic coast, forestation acts as an impediment to human living in Aquitaine.
The vast expanse of “uninhabited” land in the northeast (Burgundy, Champagne-Ardenne) is a bit of a mystery. Much of it is arable land and likely covered in agriculture, especially on the side near Paris. But Brittany and Pays-de-la-Loire are also prime agricultural land. So why do we see such different settlement patterns between the regions?
Perhaps someone more familiar with the geography of France can clue me in. I’d appreciate it.
Update: jedo52 explained to me that the regions did not share agricultural practices historically. Brittany and the northwest are traditionally covered in a bocage landscape where housing is dispersed in many hamlets. In the east however, farm fields are more open with housing more concentrated into villages.
Finally, the numbers. France checks in at about 32% unoccupied compared to 47% in the U.S. Considering the higher population density in France, it’s not surprising that the country is “less empty” of humanity.
In any event, @matamix’s map is a great contribution to the discussion of where people aren’t.

mapsbynik:

France Edition: Nobody Lives Here

This is not a “map by nik”, but one by twitter user @matamix. And it is a fine companion piece to my United States version that I thought I’d share.

Based on population data from INSEE, it shows the parts of Metropolitan France where people don’t live. Like the U.S. map, terrain plays a big role in determining where people settle. For instance, the roughness of Alps (southeast) and the Pyrenees (southwest) Mountains, prevents habitation. On the southern Atlantic coast, forestation acts as an impediment to human living in Aquitaine.

The vast expanse of “uninhabited” land in the northeast (Burgundy, Champagne-Ardenne) is a bit of a mystery. Much of it is arable land and likely covered in agriculture, especially on the side near Paris. But Brittany and Pays-de-la-Loire are also prime agricultural land. So why do we see such different settlement patterns between the regions?

Perhaps someone more familiar with the geography of France can clue me in. I’d appreciate it.

Update: jedo52 explained to me that the regions did not share agricultural practices historically. Brittany and the northwest are traditionally covered in a bocage landscape where housing is dispersed in many hamlets. In the east however, farm fields are more open with housing more concentrated into villages.

Finally, the numbers. France checks in at about 32% unoccupied compared to 47% in the U.S. Considering the higher population density in France, it’s not surprising that the country is “less empty” of humanity.

In any event, @matamix’s map is a great contribution to the discussion of where people aren’t.

prostheticknowledge:

SurVoyeur 

A DIY Drone created in Namibia for land surveying, put together by Gisela & Joe Noci who have been working in the area for solutions to wildlife conservation and other local needs. Via DIY Drones:

This aircraft is a sub 4.5kg electric, able to carry up to 600grams payloads for up to 45minutes. It is also a fully autonomous system, with full autolaunch and autoland in harsh terrain. It has been extensively flown here in Namibia, mostly on land surveying missions, photographing up to 150hectare in one flight. We have fitted it with a Samsung 20Mpixel camera, giving us down to 2cm ground resolution on the resulting georeferenced ortho-images.

More Here

fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Ocean waves contain substantial amounts of energy, and many projects are underway to harness them as renewable energy sources. Most of these projects use the motion caused by waves to generate electrical energy. In this example, a flexible carpet is attached to hydraulic pumps. As the waves move over the carpet, it oscillates, raising and lowering the piston of the pumps. This adds hydraulic pressure to the discharge lines that run from the wave carpet to the shore. Once on dry land, that hydraulic pressure can be converted to electrical energy. This design addresses one of the major challenges in ocean-wave-energy technologies—namely how to safely transmit power from the wave farm to the shore. (Video credit: University of California Television)

retovona:

#Malagasy #woman #Jewlery #Vangovango from #Madagascar. #fashion #stylish #cute #photooftheday #beauty #instagood #instafashion #girls #styles

retovona:

#Malagasy #woman #Jewlery #Vangovango from #Madagascar. #fashion #stylish #cute #photooftheday #beauty #instagood #instafashion #girls #styles

laravelnews:

JSbooks is a showcase of the bests free ebooks about Javascript. Find here the best publications about JS without spending any bucks !

We all love free right? This site has a listing of free books related to JavaScript. Including jQuery, CoffeeScript, Node, Angular, D3, and many more sub topics.

(Source: laravelnews)

Trucker is a PHP package for mapping remote API resources (usually RESTful) as models in an ActiveResource style. The benefit is easier use of remote APIs in a fast and clean programming interface.

(Source: laravelnews)

laravelnews:

A HUGE list of free programming books. It looks like it has books on almost every topic imaginable.

(Source: laravelnews)