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archiemcphee:

For a public installation entitled Magic Carpets 2014, French artist Miguel Chevalier transformed the floor of the Sacré Coeur cathedral in Casablanca, Morocco into an interactive psychedelic light show choreographed to music by Michel Redolfi.

Visitors walk across a massive carpet of light that first appears as an unstable monochromatic display before giving way to vivid blocks and whorls of color. The trajectory of the kaleidoscopic shapes and colors changes in response to visitors’ footsteps.

Click here for video of the installation in action.

[via designboom]

What people want in the year 3030 according to Momofuku’s David Chang

(Source: Spotify)

archiemcphee:

Today the Department of Awesome Natural Wonders follows photographer Michael Nichols to the Sequoia National Park in California where he and his team captured an awe-inspiring photo of the The President, a giant sequoia tree believed to be over 3,200 years old. Standing 247 feet (75 m) tall and measuring 27 ft (8.2 m) in diameter at the base, The President is the third largest tree in the world.

Stop and consider this for a moment - how periods of human existence an world events have taken place while this tree has simply been growing and growing. And it’s still growing!

"The tree is one of the fastest growing trees ever measured, accumulating more new wood each year than much younger trees, proving that ancient trees still have plenty of life and energy left."

For the December 2012 issue of National Geographic, Nichols and team spent 32 days using a rigging system to take 126 photos which were later stitched together to create a complete portrait of the tree. By including members of their team in some of the shots, they helped convey just how huge and majestic The President is.

Visit My Modern Metropolis for additional photos of this truly awesome tree.

Meet Divvy

wbezdata:

Divvy announces winners of its first Data Challenge:

(via lifeandcode)

devilduck:

Deep underground, federal employees process paperwork by hand and store millions of manila folders.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/03/22/sinkhole-of-bureaucracy/

devilduck:

Deep underground, federal employees process paperwork by hand and store millions of manila folders.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/sf/national/2014/03/22/sinkhole-of-bureaucracy/

"In 1984, 37% of CS degrees went to women. In 1998, it was 34%. In 2010-11, it was 12%."

mothernaturenetwork:

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mothernaturenetwork:

Coconut oil benefits
Learn more about how this fatty ingredient can be beneficial to your health.

prostheticknowledge:

Your Name In Life

Online math toy by Clark DuVall converts your name or text as the base to run the rules of Conway’s Game of Life:

The Game of Life was invented by John Horton Conway in 1970. It is a cellular automation, which consists of a group of cells in a grid. The cells switch between states based on a set of rules.

Your Name in Life allows you to create a unique Game of Life based on your name.

Try it out for yourself here

[Hat Tip - roomthily]

springwise:

This machine turns water into wine
Home beer brewing is already a popular activity for hobbyists and ale lovers, but many people might think that wine-making is preserved for the vineyards of France. Hoping to change that, The Miracle Machine is a device for the home that makes a bottle of fine wine from simple ingredients in a couple of days. READ MORE…

springwise:

This machine turns water into wine

Home beer brewing is already a popular activity for hobbyists and ale lovers, but many people might think that wine-making is preserved for the vineyards of France. Hoping to change that, The Miracle Machine is a device for the home that makes a bottle of fine wine from simple ingredients in a couple of days. READ MORE…

A look at Apple's R&D expenditures from 1995-2013

parislemon:

Yoni Heisler took at look at the history of Apple’s Research and Development spending:

One of the more interesting data points from this chart is that the company’s R&D costs took a noticeable plunge following Steve Jobs’ return to Apple. This is without question the result of Jobs’ effort to streamline Apple’s entire product line and refocus the company’s energies and efforts on just a few core products. Of course, in the process, some beloved products like the Newton were shown the door.

That spending is now way above those late-1990s lows, but Apple was also on the brink of bankruptcy then and now they’re the most valuable company in the world. Still, Apple’s R&D tends to lag far behind that of most of their peers. For example, Canon still spends more.