Smart home solutions are no longer a novelty in these deeply digital times—South Korea-based design studio AMONG has created a creative concept of a smart home controller that looks and feels like a cat. Continue reading »
Although John Atkinson, a cartoonist from Ottawa, calls his fun blog ’Wrong hands,’ we’re still sure his hands can do no wrong; all of his cartoons are filled with humor and creativity. He somehow succeeds in finding a fun side in every aspect of our lives — classic books, modern art, beloved pets or even social media — and then he brilliantly turns them into hilarious cartoons. Continue reading »
Utah Valley University students walks along the bright green lanes painted on the stairs to the gym Thursday, June 18, 2015, at Utah Valley University, in Orem, Utah. Utah Valley University spokeswoman Melinda Colton said the green lanes were intended as a lighthearted way to brighten up the space and get students attention. (Photos by AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) Continue reading »
Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde paid homage to Vincent Van Gogh’s famous “Starry Night” painting by creating a glowing bike path relying on solar-powered LED lights. The 650-yard route which opened November 12, 2014 extends between Eindhoven and Neunen, Netherlands, where Van Gogh spent part of his life. Its the first event marking the 125th anniversary of Van Gogh’s death July 29, 2015. (Photo by Pim Hendriksen/Studio Roosegaarde)
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The 11th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), the annual session of the Chinese Parliament, started on Saturday in Beijing. Nearly 3,000 delegates would be attending the ten-day meeting which would be concluding on 13 March 2012. The participants will be discussing the political and economic reforms the country has to take forward. The session will be the last for President Hu Jintao, whose term ends at the end of the year.
Specially trained hotel guides have been provided to cater to the delegates at the congress.
Hotel guides for delegates pose for a photo on Tiananmen Square during the annual session of China’s parliament, the National People’s Congress, in Beijing March 4, 2012. (Reuters) Continue reading »
In this undated time exposure photo provided by Sandia National Laboratories, a light-emitting diode, or LED, attached to a self-guided bullet at Sandia National Laboratories shows a bright path during a nighttime field test. The New Mexico-based Sandia National Laboratories announced Tuesday that its engineers have invented a bullet that directs itself to a target like a tiny guided missile and can hit a target more than a mile away. According to Sandia Labs engineers, the bullet twists and turns to guide itself toward a laser-directed point. Officials say it can make up to thirty corrections per second while in the air. (Sandia National Laboratories)
Nepalese mahouts walk their elephants through the Rapti River from Chitwan National Park in Sauraha, Chitwan. An elephant festival begins today where elephants take part in races, soccer, a beauty pageant and other activities to attract tourists. (Niranjan Shrestha/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.
At 90, Jeffrey Smart has found the inspiration to paint again. Here, art dealer Philip Bacon and Stephen Rogers, archivist for Smart, choose 12 of their favourite Smart paintings. (Rob Palmer) Continue reading »
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