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Dec 21, 2012

The giant works of David DiMichele

For David DiMichele exhibit his work can definitely need huge spaces where he can install it, because his pieces are huge and are specifically designed for large spaces where the artist has the opportunity to play with the audience's perspective.

It must be amazing to be in one of these rooms and feel tiny next to all this!

 

1. EUROARCH

1. EUROARCH

 

2. WHITE CUBE

2. WHITE CUBE

 

3. GLASS

3. GLASS

 

4. HILLS AND MIST

4. HILLS AND MIST

 

5. HOSE

5. HOSE

 

6. HOLES

6. HOLES

 

7. LIGHTRODS

7. LIGHTRODS

 

8. BRANCHES

8. BRANCHES

 

9. SALT & ASPHALT

9. SALT & ASPHALT

 

10. METAL POUR

10. METAL POUR

 

11. ZIG-ZAG

11. ZIG-ZAG

 

12. DESERT DISKS

Pseudodocumentation: Desert Disks 2007

 

13. ICE MELTING

13. ICE MELTING

 

14. BARK

14. BARK

 

15. CHARCOAL LINES

15.CHARCOAL LINES

 

16. SPIRAL

16. SPIRAL

 

17. CUBIST SPACE

17. CUBIST SPACE

 

18. CONSTRUCTION

18. CONSTRUCTION

 

19. CANYON

19. CANYON

 

20. BROKEN PLASTER

20. BROKEN PLASTER

 

21. LACMA STICKS

21. LACMA STICKS

 

22. APOLLONIAN AND DIONYSIAN

22. APOLLONIAN AND DIONYSIAN

 

23. ROOT

23. ROOT

 

24. BRANCH LINES

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25. CIRCLE HOLES

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26. CORRIDORS

26. CORRIDORS

 

27. PLASTER POURS

27. PLASTER POURS

Dec 12, 2012

11 Unique Space Inflatables

Inflatables are an obvious choice for space vehicles and satellites, a small sized payload than can be inflated once up, yet for some reason they aren’t the norm.

The first passive communications satellites were inflatable spheres, such as the Echo series, which mylar was developed for, and early prototypes for space stations were inflatable. More recently, funding for the inflatable replacement for the habitat unit on the space station was cancelled and a private company Bigelow Aerospace is now the pioneer in the field, having successfully launched an inflatable unit. (David Galbraith)

 

1. Aluminum geodesic mesh in inflatable disolving plastic sphere satellite

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The Mylar Echo satellites didn't stay up long, becuase the suns heat would deform them and slow them down. The answer was this system where a helium inflated plastic sphere would expand a signal reflecting hollow mesh, with the plastic dissolving under the suns rays. The mesh could then stay up for 11 years or so. (via)

 

2. 135 ft diameter Inflatable Echo 2 communications satellite

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NASA developed mylar for the Echo program. These were inflatable passive communication satellites, i.e. signals were bounced off them to reach places on the other side of the earth. (via)

 

3. Mockups of future Bigelow Aerospace inflatable habitats

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After the successful launch of the Genesis 1, Bigelow hope to be pioneers of large scale inflatable habitats, in space. (via)

 

4. 1990s Transhab inflatable replacement for current space station habitation module

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Shown here, Transhab prototype at Johnson Space Center (via)

 

5. Protective air bags for the Mars Pathfinder Rover landing

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6. 2006 Geneseis 1, Bigelow Aerospace inflatable habitat demonstration

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After NASAs inflatable habitat funding was cancelled a private firm, Bigelow Aerospace launched the first inflatable habitat prototype, aboard a converted missile, in 2006. Genesis 1 is 14ft by 8ft. (via)

 

7. The IRVE hypersonic Inflatable Reentry Vehicle Experiment

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IRVE-3 shown here. Click through for more details. (via)

 

8. 1960s inflatable Re-Entry Glider

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This was designed to be an escape pod attached to the side of a space station, which would inflate to create a glider, on re-entry. (via)

 

9. NASA Planetary Surface Habitat and Airlock Unit (Inflatable Moonbase)

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10. 1961 Nasa prototype of an inflatable solar collecting space station

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11. Von Braun Inflatable Nylon Space Station Concept

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Von Braun's involvement in the US space race was highly controversial, having been the developer of the Nazi rocket program. (via)

Dec 8, 2012

The Highest Suspension Bridge In Europe: ‘TITLIS Cliff Walk’

To mark the 100th anniversary of Titlis cableways on Mt.Titlis, one of central Switzerland's most popular ski and snowboard destinations, a more than 300-foot-long (100 meters) suspension bridge is being built at nearly 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) above sea level. Called the Titlis Cliff Walk, it is believed to be the highest suspension bridge in Europe. The bridge is expected to open Dec. 7, 2012.

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World's Most Expensive Cheese - Made from DONKEY MILK!

We've already seen a burger priced at $5,000 on the menu at a gourmet restaurant in Las Vegas, and a $1,000 caviar-coated omelette on offer at a plush New York hotel.

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Now food-lovers with expensive tastes - and deep pockets - can pick up what is thought to be the world's priciest cheese on a donkey farm in Serbia.

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Produced in Zasavica - one of Serbia's most famous natural reserves - the cheese, known as pule, is made from donkey milk and costs a whopping €1,000 ($1,300) per kilogram.

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It is said to take 25 litres of fresh donkey milk to make a single kilogram of the cheese, which the reserve claims is the most expensive in the world.

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The white, crumbly cheese has been described as similar to Spanish manchego cheese, but with a deeper, richer taste.

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