Russia’s Lake Baikal, the world’s oldest, largest and deepest freshwater lake, freezes over for half the year, creating the clear, turquoise ice seen in the pictures above. I would LOVE to visit this place!
Your Next Ice Cream Sundae Could Be 3D Printed
We’ve seen candies, cake toppers and even pizza get the 3D printer treatment. So it was just a matter of time that Summer’s favorite treat, ice cream, joined the party. MIT students have hacked a 3D printer to produce soft serve ice cream in any shape.
Fireworks like this were never seen before. These fireworks were filmed using DJI Phantom 2 and GoPro Hero 3 silver
Clouds on fire!
I took this picture while on a flight from Bangalore to Delhi. Although I would like to take credit of the dazzling colors, I don’t know how the lighting effect was created by the sun light. This effect was there for few minutes and I happen to take the picture. Whenever I see this picture, I am amazed with the beauty of the nature.
Incredible India! A video about Rajasthan, Agra and Delhi - breathtaking ultra HD clarity and amazing colors! Must watch in full-screen mode!
Today is my birthday! Years pass by, life goes on! When I look back at the last 365 days, I have lots of interesting memories. There was happiness, sadness, excitement, boredom, adventures and few very very scary moments!
However, when I close my eyes to reflect upon it, I remember only ONE moment. This was Sachin Tendulkar’s last test match. I was present in the stadium when he played his last match. I haven’t felt anything like this. I knew he was known as ‘God’ but after spending few days in the stadium, I found it why people called him God. The chants of “Sachin Sachin” are still ringing in my ears.
There were lots of emotions when Sachin was giving his farewell speech. This video by Harsha Bhogle summarizes my emotions pretty well.
Google launches a beautiful watch! The future is here ..!
#Wearable Computing #Internet of Things
This is how people celebrate Holi - festival of colors in India!
Wonderful pictures (courtesy - Instagram)
Capturing the 2014 Holi Festivals on Instagram
On Monday, Hindus everywhere celebrate Holi, an annual festival of colors that marks the beginning of spring. The festivities start out with bonfires held on the eve of Holi, which symbolize the victory of good over evil in Hindu mythology.
On the day of Holi, thousands of people take to the streets to celebrate the abundant colors of spring by throwing colored powder and water at one another in mass gatherings. In Hindu temples, devotees enter into a shower of colors as they gather for holiday prayers. The festivities are traditionally held by Hindu communities in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal, and nowadays are spreading across non-Hindu communities as an opportunity to engage with the Hindu culture. Drawn by the vibrant colors, many Instagrammers taking part in the celebration are capturing and sharing this joyous and colorful day with the world.
How to sketch with electronics? Excellent video by Prof. Leah Buechley
“Anyone can achieve their fullest potential, who we are might be predetermined, but the path we follow is always of our own choosing.
We should never allow our fears or the expectations of others to set the frontiers of our destiny. Your destiny can’t be changed but, it can be challenged. Every man is born as many men and dies as a single one.”
Sometimes you’ve got to be able to listen to yourself and be okay with no one else understanding.
A fascinating piece of architecture by the famed architect - Didier Faustino!
A house modelled on the form of an explosion by Portuguese artist and architect Didier Faustino looks set to become the next completed residence in the series of Spanish dream houses for French developer Christian Bourdais.
Casa Faustino is scheduled to be the next project to begin construction in Spain’s Matarraña region as part of the series of Solo Houses, an initiative to construct 12 architect-designed holiday homes that are free from any constraints besides budget.
Didier Faustino and his architecture studio Mésarchitectures have designed a residence made up of rectilinear volumes that project outward in different directions to create a variety of apertures, framing views of the surrounding landscape and sky.
Floors inside the structure will be arranged as staggered platforms, which the design team hopes will encourage residents to “experience space in new ways, from infinitely large to infinitely small”.
"Similarly to the centre of the ‘Big Bang’ the house appears to draw in as well as reflect the light at its core," said the designers. "The floors cause the body to feel weightless due to a lack of traditional spatial references."
A swimming pool will be located on the lowest level of the building and will extend out beyond the walls.
So far only one house has been completed in the Solo Houses series - the symmetrical concrete Casa Pezo by Chilean studio Pezo Von Ellrichshausen. A total of 12 are proposed and include designs by Sou Fujimoto, Johnston Marklee and Takei Nabeshima.
Location: Poligono 12, parcella N°141, Cretas, Matarraña, Espagne
Area: 3,48 Hectares
Architects: Didier Fuiza Faustino & Bureau des Mésarchitectures
Collaborators: Tony Matias, Pascal Mazoyer, Maÿlis Puyfaucher.