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Jaw-Dropping Boulder Close Call Captured on a Dashcam in Taiwan

Jaw-Dropping Boulder Close Call Captured on a Dashcam in Taiwan

Sometimes you’re just really really really f-ing lucky!!

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Un-instrusive Pop Up Street Furniture of the Netherlands

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Street art and furniture in public places tends to be the last thing on the minds of public planners. Many artists have been branching out into more creative and innovative ways of putting inviting and interesting designs for the general public. Carmela Bogman and Rogier Martin of The Netherlands have come up with an interactive design for the people.

By utilizing a hydraulic system, users can determine which pieces to bring up and determine their own seated or standing heights to set the modular blocks at. There are three retractable pieces that come up to function as a lounge area, eating spot or meeting place – or just lower them all down to be flush with the cement to keep the flow of traffic moving.

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Overview

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Stunningly beautiful. And super inspiring video.

On the 40th anniversary of the famous ‘Blue Marble’ photograph taken of Earth from space, Planetary Collective presents a short film documenting astronauts’ life-changing stories of seeing the Earth from the outside – a perspective-altering experience often described as the Overview Effect.

The Overview Effect, first described by author Frank White in 1987, is an experience that transforms astronauts’ perspective of the planet and mankind’s place upon it. Common features of the experience are a feeling of awe for the planet, a profound understanding of the interconnection of all life, and a renewed sense of responsibility for taking care of the environment.

‘Overview’ is a short film that explores this phenomenon through interviews with five astronauts who have experienced the Overview Effect. The film also features insights from commentators and thinkers on the wider implications and importance of this understanding for society, and our relationship to the environment.

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Edgar Mitchell: Apollo 14 astronaut and founder of the Institute of Noetic Sciences
Ron Garan: ISS astronaut and founder of humanitarian organization Fragile Oasis
Nicole Stott: Shuttle and ISS astronaut and member of Fragile Oasis
Jeff Hoffman: Shuttle astronaut and senior lecturer at MIT
Shane Kimbrough: Shuttle/ISS astronaut and Lieutenant Colonel in the US Army
Frank White: Space theorist and author of the book ‘The Overview Effect’
David Loy: Philosopher and author
David Beaver: Philosopher and co-founder of The Overview Institute

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Produced by: Guy Reid, Steve Kennedy, Christopher Ferstad
Director: Guy Reid
Editor: Steve Kennedy
Director of Photography: Christopher Ferstad
Original Score: Human Suits
Dubbing Mixer: Patch Morrison

Thanks to @mortensax for finding this!

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Back to Balls

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A Bathroom Situated Atop a 15-Story Elevator Shaft

Guadalajara-based architects Hernandez Silva Arquitectos recently designed the interior of a new penthouse situated on top of a 1970s Mexican colonial building in Guadalajara, México. A notable feature of the home is a powder room situated atop an unused 15-story elevator shaft.

“A characteristic feature of the project is that a volume that was originally intended for a second elevator and was never installed becomes a powder room with a glass floor that looks down all the 15 levels, the PPDG penthouse is a great versatile modulated space, with great views all this with the concepts of transparency and the simplicity of materials”Hernandez Silva Arquitectos says.

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Get Down, Boy

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When the computers are down…

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