Thursday, March 27, 2008

Awareness test

Friday, March 21, 2008


Can't stop playing this song by Amy Winehouse

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The end of an era

The last remaining French and US soldiers from World War 1 died this last couple of weeks.

Frank Buckles, who signed up when he was 15. He was 107.

Lazare Ponticell, an Italian immigrant, fought in the Foreign Legion. He was 110.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

All the water and all the air

Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc.
Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density. Shown on the same scale as the Earth.

This reveals how very fragile our world is. Imagine trying to keep this balanced. I can imagine both (and therefore mankind), hopelessly disrupted with one wrong move.
Prepared by Adam Nieman and the Science Photo Library. Thanks to Boing boing.

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Sidewalk chalk art moves up a notch

... with Julian Beever's skills:

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Hiroshi Sugimoto meets Richard Serra