MACHINE AGE [via Cacciatore]

Awesome Machine that make work easier.



Music :- Topher Mohr and Alex Elena - Orange

The Future Is Here [via Adashek]


The world's first virtual shopping center opened in Korea. All the products are just LCD screens that allow you to order the items by touching the screen.  When you get to the counter, your items are already bagged and ready to go.

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 A cellphone you can bend as much as you like and it will still do everything a smart phone does.
 
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Your personal computer ring can play music, check your email, give you alerts and even allows you to browse or chat with others.
 
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This man is demonstrating the ability of his prosthetic eye, which has a camera installed in it.   



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No longer using the camping stove just for cooking, a new line of camping stoves use the heat energy to power up lights and charge your phones or anything else you can charge by USB cable.
 
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This trash can follows you around and calculates where to stand to catch your thrown garbage!
 
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This motion tracking table morphs its surface to mimic your movements,allowing you to control objects from the other side of the planet if you so choose.

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STATE OF THE UNION [Via Cacciatore]

Texas Tech's new student political organization PoliTech goes to campus to see how much our students know about their nation's politics! You might be surprised.


More Historical Pictures [via David Adashek]

A possible photo of Confederate cadets during the civil war  

The original voice cast of Peanuts 

Teddy Roosevelt was the first president to fly. 1910  

A 1930 photo from the statue of liberty's torch 

106 years old woman guard her home in southern Armenia, 1990

100GB of NASA space photos turned into epic 4K time-lapse [via David Angsten]

It took over 95,600 NASA photo files taken from the International Space Station and a month of meticulous photo editing to produce this epic high-definition time-lapse video.

The compilation work turned almost 110 Gigabytes of original material into some 40 minutes of raw footage in 4K resolution. Of those Dmitry Pisanko, a Russian photo blogger, selected four minutes of highlights.


NASA Guide to Air Filtering Plants

Top 18 houseplants for purifying the air you breathe, according to NASA

Houseplants do wonders for a house: they breathe new life to a room, add a bright pop of color, and purify the air. Not all plants are equally effective, however, when it comes to filtering harmful air-borne toxins and pollutants. NASA conducted a Clean Air Study to identify the best air-filtering indoor plants, all of which commonly found at local flower shops, to help guide us in our purchasing decisions. Even better, Love The Garden created an infographic that lists 18 NASA-recommended plants for improving air quality as well as the common toxins that each plant can treat.



A Farmer Drilled For Water. But What Came Up Astound The Whole World.


It began in the early twentieth-century when the ranch owner drilled a well to raise the quality of the agriculture. But when they had drilled the whole way down to the water they stopped because the water temperature was 200 degrees. In 1964 there was a second attempt. It also failed because the water was too hot.

After the second failure they didn’t cover the well properly… The result? Jaw-dropping.



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The high water pressure flushes up minerals and gas. That evolves into an awesome pile that’s just keep on growing.

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Foto: inmouwetrust The water ponds have formed its own ecosystem below the geyser. Here you have small fishes and several kinds of birds.

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Foto: photosbyflick The strange but magnificent geyser got this look from the different kinds of minerals that reacts with the airs oxygen and the sun. This results in amazing colours.


Foto: Lisa Stull Several people have tried to buy the land to make it available for tourists. But the owners have refused. The property is still private and surrounded by fences.


Foto: pixshark The landlord is usually kind and guide the tourists that visit the area. But first you have to get in contact with them to get in. The price for a guided tour differ from time to time.


Foto: Tanyawheeler At Flyranchproject you can read more about the geyser and how to get there. 


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Unbelievable…


The Best of Maxine [via Nina Reznick]



John Wagner, Hallmark artist since 1970, says Maxine was inspired  by his mother, his maiden aunts and his grandmother,  the woman who bought him art lessons when 'fill in  the pumpkins' was about the extent of his art classes at St. John's Catholic School in Leonia, N.J.



John remembers doodling as a preschooler and says both his grandmother and  his mother encouraged his artistic interests. He  eventually attended the Vesper George School of Art in Boston and landed at Hallmark as part of a new artists group. But it was the birth of  the humorous Shoebox Greetings (a tiny little  division of Hallmark) in 1986 that added a new dimension to John's professional life. The Shoebox way of seeing the world unleashed his talents and he created Maxine.



Why the name 'Maxine'?  'People at Shoebox started referring to the  character as 'John Wagner's old lady,' and I knew  that would get me into trouble with my wife,' John  says. The Shoebox team had a contest among themselves to name the character and three of the  approximately 30 entries suggested 'Maxine'. John says the name is perfect.


John, who says he's humbled by such acceptance of Maxine, admits he's  proud of her.



Now you know the story of how Maxine came to be.

Historical Pictures [via David Adashek]

Tony Kiritsis holding Richard O Hall hostage with a shotgun during a live television broadcast, 1977  

A possible photo of Confederate cadets during the civil war  


Santa with a helmet delivering presents during the London Blitz, 1940   

A child's gas mask during WW2  

The oldest known documented wheelie, 1936  

On a Wisconsin Hillside... [via David Adashek]


According to folks in Illinois, this is what Wisconsinites do for fun and entertainment on Sunday afternoons....pretty exciting stuff!

Not a single spectator walked away during the concert!


The last of the Samurai: Beautiful hand-colored photographs of the warriors and their courtesans

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When photographer Felice Beato arrived in Japan in 1863, he found the country in the midst of civil war. After spending over two hundred years in seclusion, Japan was being forced by the Americans—under a mission led by Commodore Matthew C. Perry—to expand its trade with the west. The country was divided between the Tokugawa Shogunate in Edo and the Imperial Court based in Kyoto. Over the next decade, a period known as the Bakumatsu, Japan was riven as the Imperial order gradually took control. The key moment came when the samurai of the Chōshū and Satsuma provinces defeated the Shogunate in 1867, which led to the restoration of imperial rule under Emperor Meiji.
 Beato was an Anglo-Italian, born in Venice in 1832, and raised in the British protectorate of Corfu. He learnt his trade under the renowned photographic pioneer James Robertson, with whom he traveled to Constantinople documenting many British imperial wars fought in Crimea, India and China. Beato’s skill saw him (along with his brother Antonio) hailed as one of the century’s leading photojournalists.
In 1862, Beato sold most of his photographic work and invested the money in the London Stock Exchange, where it was quickly lost. The following year, he decided to quit England and start out on a new adventure, this time to Japan. On his arrival in Yokohama, Beato set-up a business with English artist Charles Wirgman, who drew sketches and engravings based on Beato’s photographs. Travel was dangerous in Japan, with many of the Shogunate samurai warriors killing westerners—in Edo the American legation was burned to the ground and westerners threatened with death. On one occasion, Beato escaped such a fate after declining a tour of Kamakura with two Imperial officers, who happened across two masterless samurais (or ronin) and were beheaded. However, through his contacts in the military, Beato did manage to travel to many of the secluded areas of the country, where he documented the last years of feudal Japan.

Among his first photographs were the portraits of the Satsuma samurais, who happily posed for him. In one group portrait, four samurais symbolically show their strength and ambition by presenting themselves with one standing samurai holding a red book of English literature and one seated with an unsheathed knife—highlighting their hold on western knowledge and their strength in Japanese tradition. As travel became restricted because of the civil war, Beato opened a studio back in Yokohama, where he photographed many samurai warriors and their courtesans.

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H/T the Guardian