Friday, April 25, 2014

Basketball Moon

Great History Photos (25 pics)

Collection of interesting historical photosView from an American A-20 Havoc aircraft during a bomber run against a Japanese airfield, 1943~1945

The Lion Tamer of the Russian circus, Captain Jack Bonavita, poses with some of his lions. 1905.

British sailor removing the leg irons off a slave late 1800s
Underwater vehicle in use by the Israeli Commando unit 1967

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Friday, April 11, 2014

Friday, April 4, 2014

Monsters The Origins - Cyclops

The cyclops is a one eyed monster introduced to the masses  by Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey

Cyclops at the Natural History Museum
Cyclops at the Natural History Museum

Interestingly “cyclops” means “wheel-eyed” rather than “one-eyed” but this post is not a language lesson. So, where on earth can one find a cyclops in a museum?
Look no further than the Natural History Museum in London.
Being all about the Science, the NHM actually tells you a bit about the possible origins of the cyclops story.
It turns out that the race of one-eyed giants were really mastodons – a kind of early elephant. Don’t believe me? Then look at this skull!

Mastodon skull
Mastodon skull

The big ‘eye hole’ is where the trunk was and, in case you were wondering, this skull was found in Greece.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Incredible Sliding Door System

Austrian designer Klemens Torggler came up with a spectacular sliding door system. The designer’s Evolution Door slides open without the use of tracks. As you can see in the photo above and in the video below (in slow motion), a gentle flick of the wrist can determine this unconventional room divider to activate the four triangles. This inevitably leads to a cool visual movement “game”, one you don’t get with common sliding doors.

Torggler’s exquisite door concept is based on rotating squares, which makes it possible to move the door sideways without the use of tracks. During the development of the doors, various solutions were found in order to connect the squares efficiently. These technical tricks open up new applications for door building worldwide, according to the designer. Witnessing how this type of door opens and closes would probably never get old. What do you think of it?

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