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02

Sep

A mobile phone can throw off the world’s largest telescope because of the latter’s extraordinary sensitivity—a necessity to measure radio frequencies emitted by objects in space. To put this in perspective, a typical cell phone emits two to three watts when it is turned on but not being used. The radio telescope measures 0.00000000000000000000000000000001 watts, or approximately the same amount of energy given off by a single snowflake when it hits the ground.
Why One West Virginia Town Banned Mobile Phones (via thisiscitylab)

10

Aug

movieposteroftheday:

40th anniversary UK quad poster for THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (Luis Buñuel, France/Italy/Spain, 1972)
Designer: TBD (after Ferracci)
Poster source: ICO

Love this movie poster.

movieposteroftheday:

40th anniversary UK quad poster for THE DISCREET CHARM OF THE BOURGEOISIE (Luis Buñuel, France/Italy/Spain, 1972)

Designer: TBD (after Ferracci)

Poster source: ICO

Love this movie poster.

03

Aug

The Disobedient Objects exhibition at the V&A is well worth a visit. #nofilter  (at Victoria and Albert Museum)

The Disobedient Objects exhibition at the V&A is well worth a visit. #nofilter (at Victoria and Albert Museum)

06

Jul

Kensal rainbow #nofilter

Kensal rainbow #nofilter

28

Apr

If you go down to the woods today… #latergram

If you go down to the woods today… #latergram

19

Apr

newyorker:

With exposure lengths ranging from ten minutes to four hours, the Los Angeles-based photographer and video artist Kevin Cooley captures the takeoff and landings of commercial airplane flights: http://nyr.kr/1euvrwL
Above: Takeoffs, LaGuardia Airport, Runway 4 (2009). Photograph by Kevin Cooley/Kopeikin Gallery.

newyorker:

With exposure lengths ranging from ten minutes to four hours, the Los Angeles-based photographer and video artist Kevin Cooley captures the takeoff and landings of commercial airplane flights: http://nyr.kr/1euvrwL

Above: Takeoffs, LaGuardia Airport, Runway 4 (2009). Photograph by Kevin Cooley/Kopeikin Gallery.

11

Apr

Such a great night #IrishStateVisit

Such a great night #IrishStateVisit

17

Feb

On May 23rd the future direction of Europe will be decided, not by the Leader of any big member state, but by the people of all its member states, voting for the MEPs they want to represent them in the European Parliament. Coming out of both the Irish and European recession, this is probably the most important vote we have yet cast in elections for the European Parliament.

And we are doing so too, at a time when a new and nasty form of extreme right-wing politics is on the rise across Europe. The conservative consensus failed Europe. And now, the extreme right is growing in France, Holland, Austria, Finland – and even in the UK where an inward looking anti-European political force is now driving debate to take Britain out of the EU.

Eamon Gilmore, speech to Labour Party conference 15 February 2014: http://www.labour.ie/press/2014/02/15/we-will-make-the-recovery-real-in-the-lives-of-har/

05

Jan

US voters more about income inequality than Europeans?

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio’s focus on income inequality is going national in the US, with Senate Democrats adopting his message ahead of the midterm elections later this year.

But voters in Europe punish incumbent governments for rising unemployment and not for rising inequality, according to this blogpost by Florence Bouvet and Sharmila King: http://goo.gl/B1iPGC

24

Dec

theatlanticcities:

Boston’s Department of Innovation and Technology announced that it’s going to change City Hall’s boring hold music, crowdsourcing original tunes from local musicians instead.

Besides the submission above, you can listen to a few other candidates here.