LEDscapes: A Lighting Installation
This amazing LED lightbulb installation is the work of the young group Like Architects. The design collective teamed up with Ikea for this stunning show of lights in Lisbon, Portugal. This intricate display of lights is called LEDscape. If you go at night, you’re in for quite the treat; the lamps are lit gradually, pulsing in different rhythms. Thus light shapes the space diversely every few minutes, involving users in a game where their perception and awareness of the space — and the installation — constantly changes. Awesome work from these design teams. Be sure to check out more their work after the jump.
Axolotls have the unique ability to regenerate most body parts. In a period of months, they can grow entire new limbs and even portions of the brain and spine.
they also have the ability to make cute little smiley faces and be completely adorable
(Source: devoureth, via si-los-arboleshablaran)
Frozen Bubbles on Abraham Lake by landscape photographer Emmanuel Coupe.
“This image was taken in winter time in a arid area of the Canadian Rockies. Temperatures where below -30 degrees Celsius yet because there was no snow fall the surface of the lake was uncovered allowing me to see and capture the bubbles (gas release from lake bed) that were trapped in the frozen waters.”
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The Mystery of Einstein’s Last Words
On April 17th, 1955, Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an aneurysm, which had previously been reinforced by surgery in 1948. Einstein refused surgery, saying: “I want to go when I want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.” He died in Princeton Hospital early the next morning at the age of 76, having continued to work until near the end.
Before Einstein passed away in his sleep that night, Einstein uttered his final words to the nurse caring for him. In a tragic loss to history, he said these words in German - a language that the nurse did not speak. At the time of his death, the physicist was writing a piece, which ended abruptly mid-sentence, “Political passions, once they have been fanned into flame, exact their victims…”