Saturday, May 30, 2009

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billion pixel picture of Petra
Scientists have developed cameras that can take pictures with a thousand-megapixels. Gigapixel technology allows users to create superhigh-resolution pictures that are ultra-zoomable. Now,
gigapixel technology is becoming a tool to improve the study of archaeological sites.

Ian Straughn, a postdoctoral archaeology fellow at Brown University, has used gigapixel technology to explore the ruins of the ancient city of Petra. Petra was the capital of the Nabateans, a first century A.D. kingdom in Jordan. The city of Petra is famous for its monumental temple.
To see a gigapixel picture of Petra, click here.
via claude mariottini

weird creature
It’s a single cell, it’s the size of a grape, and it propels itself across the ocean floor: Behold the Bahamian Gromia — one of the strangest beasts yet discovered in the briny deep. These weird, inch-wide single-celled creatures were discovered rolling across the sea floor

via collision detection

Cameron from Ferris Bueller's Day Off

The beautiful glass, cantilevered over the ravine, house from Ferris Bueller's Day Off is for sale

via Chris Curtis

martyrdomvia christianity today - imago fidei

skateboard base jumping

street art
In Dun Laoghaire the "Festival of World Culture" took place from 21. to 24. of August 2008. Edgar Müller has followed the invitation and continued his series of large-sized 3D Street Art there. For this year's Festival of World Cultures renowned German street painting artist Edgar Müller transformed a huge slice of the East Pier into a dramatic ice age scene. This project was supported by the Goethe Institution Germany. You can find more here:

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