lonequixote:

Portrait of Juliet ~ Man Ray

lonequixote:

Portrait of Juliet ~ Man Ray

adcouncil:

Smokey’s house, Smokey’s rules. Only you can prevent wildfires!

adcouncil:

Smokey’s house, Smokey’s rules. Only you can prevent wildfires!

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Police are still investigating how Mr Stevens came to be replaced by a pile of sawdust.
Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

terriblerealestateagentphotos:

Police are still investigating how Mr Stevens came to be replaced by a pile of sawdust.

Follow on Twitter @BadRealtyPhotos

magictransistor:

British Post Office engineers inspect Guglielmo Marconi’s wireless telegraphy (radio) equipment during demonstrations on on Flat Holm island, 13 May, 1897.

magictransistor:

British Post Office engineers inspect Guglielmo Marconi’s wireless telegraphy (radio) equipment during demonstrations on on Flat Holm island, 13 May, 1897.


La Vie Électrique by Albert Robida, 1890

La Vie Électrique by Albert Robida, 1890

prostheticknowledge:

Solar FREAKIN’ Roadways!

A working solar panel system designed for roads that can harvest solar energy and illustrate public spaces with LEDs. This has already done the news rounds, but the attention to functional details and environmental production certainly deserve attention - video embedded below:

Solar Roadways is a modular paving system of solar panels that can withstand the heaviest of trucks (250,000 pounds). These Solar Road Panels can be installed on roads, parking lots, driveways, sidewalks, bike paths, playgrounds… literally any surface under the sun. They pay for themselves primarily through the generation of electricity, which can power homes and businesses connected via driveways and parking lots. A nationwide system could produce more clean renewable energy than a country uses as a whole (http://solarroadways.com/numbers.shtml). They have many other features as well, including: heating elements to stay snow/ice free, LEDs to make road lines and signage, and attached Cable Corridor to store and treat stormwater and provide a “home” for power and data cables. EVs will be able to charge with energy from the sun (instead of fossil fuels) from parking lots and driveways and after a roadway system is in place, mutual induction technology will allow for charging while driving. 

More Here

engineeringhistory:

Operating a voder, a speech synthesizer developed by Bell Labs in the 1930s.

engineeringhistory:

Operating a voder, a speech synthesizer developed by Bell Labs in the 1930s.

awkwardsituationist:

the waitomo caves of new zealand’s northern island, formed two million years ago from the surrounding limestone bedrock, are home to an endemic species of bioluminescent fungus gnat (arachnocampa luminosa, or glow worm fly) who in their larval stage produce silk threads from which to hang and, using a blue light emitted from a modified excretory organ in their tails, lure in prey who then become ensnared in sticky droplets of mucus.

photos from spellbound waitomo tours, forevergone, blue polaris, and martin rietze. (more cave photos) (more bioluminescence photos)

xysciences:


A coconut octopus. 
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fleurdulys:

Portrait of Madam Redon - Odilon Redon
~1911

fleurdulys:

Portrait of Madam Redon - Odilon Redon

~1911

minyatursanati:

Mûsikî (Mağrib’te mûsîkâ)Bağdat’ta Abbasi saraylarında yetişen müzik ustası Ziryab’ın Endülüs’e geçmesi ve orada Endülüs Emevî hükümdarlarınca büyük bir teveccühle kabul görmesi sayesinde Doğu ile Batı’nın karşılaşması meydana gelmiş ve sonuçta özgün Endülüs Müziği doğmuştur.

minyatursanati:

Mûsikî (Mağrib’te mûsîkâ)

Bağdat’ta Abbasi saraylarında yetişen müzik ustası Ziryab’ın Endülüs’e geçmesi ve orada Endülüs Emevî hükümdarlarınca büyük bir teveccühle kabul görmesi sayesinde Doğu ile Batı’nın karşılaşması meydana gelmiş ve sonuçta özgün Endülüs Müziği doğmuştur.

“For a star to be born, there is one thing that must happen: a gaseous nebula must collapse.

So collapse.
Crumble.
This is not your destruction.

This is your birth.”
lonequixote:

The Windmill on the Onbekende Canal, Amsterdam  ~ Claude Monet

lonequixote:

The Windmill on the Onbekende Canal, Amsterdam  Claude Monet

fleurdulys:

Mystical Conversation - Odilon Redon

fleurdulys:

Mystical Conversation - Odilon Redon

bluecohosh:

ontheedgeofdarkness:

hotparade:
Hermann Schnauss - Electrographics of a Hand, 1900 via

bluecohosh:

ontheedgeofdarkness:

hotparade:

Hermann Schnauss - Electrographics of a Hand, 1900 
via