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Engineering secrets of carnival floats

[From the description] Rio de Janeiro – January 29th 2013 1. Wide shot City of Samba where carnival factories operate. 2. Wide two large grasshoppers on a float car. 3. One of the grasshoppers moves. 4. Man soldering in the … Continue reading

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The satellite that can clean up space junk

It’s part of a plan to clean up the millions of pieces of rubbish floating in Earth’s orbit. Source: The satellite that can clean up space junk

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365 Days of Miniature Cut Paper Egrets, Sparrows, Pelicans and Other Birds

India-based cut paper artists Nayan Shrimali and Vaishali Chudasama have set out to construct 365 miniature bird species by the end of 2018. To form each work, the pair begins by cutting feathers, beaks, and talons from layers of paper and then using watercolor … Continue reading

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Cut Paper Zoetrope Reveals the Life Cycle of a Butterfly as it Rotates

Dutch artist Veerle Coppoolse  examines the life cycle of a butterfly in a handcrafted zoetrope built from finely cut paper. The analogue animation brings the metamorphosis of the extraordinary insect to life, presenting its transformation from cocoon-wrapped caterpillar to a … Continue reading

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New Miniature Houses on Cork Cliffs Float Inside Handmade Wooden Frames

Designer Rosa de Jong produces micro homes that are built into the side of tiny cliffs constructed out of cork. Her miniature environments are covered in fake moss and dotted with modeling trees, which add an enchanting element to the small homes. Previously she … Continue reading

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Lush Greenery Fills Pixelated Openings and a Vertical Landscape in Jean Nouvel’s Tower 25

Tower 25  is a 220-foot-tall structure by French architect Jean Nouvel  that features a range of perforated square openings packed with a variety of lush greenery. The building opened in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2015 and includes a vertical landscape on … Continue reading

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Taking imagination seriously

Janet Echelman found her true voice as an artist when her paints went missing — which forced her to look to an unorthodox new art material. Now she makes billowing, flowing, building-sized sculpture with a surprisingly geeky edge. A transporting … Continue reading

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Sinuously Curved Benches Made with Thin Strips of Steam-Bent Hardwood – Colossal

Brooklyn-based furniture designer and sculptor Matthias Pliessnig creates sumptuous, twisting benches by steam-bending hardwood. He first developed the process in 2006 while studying wooden boat building techniques at the University of Wisconsin-Madison when he realized that by flipping his boat-inspired creations over, … Continue reading

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Who belongs in a city?

Underneath every shiny new megacity, there’s often a story of communities displaced. In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to … Continue reading

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