Wednesday, August 04, 2010

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arcade fire
Here is Arcade Fire playing the Rivoli in Toronto (2003) when their self titled EP had just come out. The songs are Wake Up, No Cars Go and Old Flame.

ARCADE FIRE Live 2003 from Bennett on Vimeo.
You can also go to NPR to listen to their latest album: "The Suburbs"

cyglo tyre
Founded by James Tristram, Cyglo Tyre uses tough, durable, bright and long lasting LED bulbs embedded into the tyre tread or wall to form a ring of high powered light to maximise the visibility of cyclists to other road users.

Switched using a motion sensor within the tyre, high powered, tough and durable LED bulbs are built into the tread or wall of the tyre and can either flash or be permanently on, so when the wheel turns at any speed, a perfect ring of light is formed whilst continually and perpetually creating it's own power.

gun racks on bikes
I know it's tempting at times... but this is not a good idea.

swimming in lake imja in the himalayas
After he swam the North Pole, Lewis Pugh vowed never to take another cold-water dip. Then he heard of Lake Imja in the Himalayas, created by recent glacial melting, and Lake Pumori, a body of water at an altitude of 5300 m on Everest — and so began a journey that would teach him a radical new way to approach swimming and think about climate change.

I love this statement from near the end of his talk:

"Just because something has worked in the past so well, doesn't mean it's going to work in the future."
(Recorded at TEDGlobal 2010, July 2010 in Oxford, UK. Duration: 9:45)

TED talks

6th largest river discovered

The 3-D radar image below, uses false colour to show the undersea river channel where it enters the Black Sea from the Bosphorus Strait. Researchers working in the Black Sea have found currents of water 350 times greater than the River Thames flowing along the sea bed, carving out channels much like a river on the land. The undersea river, which is up to 115ft deep in places, even has rapids and waterfalls much like its terrestrial equivalents. Scientists estimate that it would be the world's sixth largest river in terms of the amount of water flowing through it, if it were found on land.

via the telegraph

Artist Dalton Ghetti makes impressive miniature sculptures out of pencils.
See more pictures at buzzfeed

This is a little nuts
Virgil Donati - Solo de batería en Estocolmo

website design
A comparison between what is on a webpage & what people look for - this is for a university, but it applies to many sites: via xkcd


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