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Archive for October, 2010

Underwater Sculpture by Jason deCaires Taylor

by on Oct.14, 2010, under Art, nature, Society

What an inspirational and beautiful example of art. Not only will art like this drive further tourism dollars, but has the more important side effect of creating further awareness about our sensitive oceanic diversity and our need to protect it. Well done Jason!

“The first 200 sculptures are ready to be deployed in Cancun, Mexico in what will soon be the largest underwater museum in the world. The Museum of Underwater Art, created by internationally renowned sculpture and installation artist Jason deCaires Taylor, will feature more than 400 statues of real people when completed, forming a monumental artificial reef designed to promote marine life, increase bio-diversity and draw Cancun visitors gently away from existing reef habitats.” (GreenMuze 15 June, 2010. Retreived from http://www.greenmuze.com/nature/oceans/2742-cancun-underwater-sculpture-museum.html)

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Microcosmos: Revealing a secret world

by on Oct.11, 2010, under cool, science

“Microcosmos takes readers into a secret world of extreme close-ups. Some subjects have been magnified by as much as 22million times.”

What may look like a filmmaker

What may look like a filmmaker’s vision of an apocalyptic world is actually a cigarette paper. The blue crystals are additives that keep the lit cigarette burning by producing oxygen

For more information, visit:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1318795/Feeling-chipper-wood-ant-caught-bringing-science-life.html

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Jo JavaScript Framework: Cross Platform Demo

by on Oct.08, 2010, under CSS, development, Javascript

There are a lot of javascript frameworks out there, but none has impressed me like this for a while. Jo is a lightweight multi-platform framework leveraging functionality from HTML5 and CSS3. Coupling this framework with PhoneGap, allows the web application to be ported to mobile devices such as iPhones and Blackberry’s quite easily.

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