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Lean Construction Blog

Lean Construction and Building Information Modelling (BIM) are important transformation drivers for the construction industry1. Recent research shows …

The importance of the owner for lean project success

In Germany, there is a tendency that construction companies are the first stakeholders of the whole project process who apply lean principles or at …

Lean is creating a 900-strong CI team in a gold mine

<b>CASE STUDY – The extraordinary transformation of Kinross' Round Mountain gold mine in Nevada over the past six years shows that lean thinking can –</b> …

BIM Level 2 and the importance of lean principles | Planning & Building Control Today

Dr. Bhargav Dave, Senior Researcher at Aalto University, explains how achieving BIM Level 2 relies on state-of-the-art construction management …

Fantastically Wrong: Why the Egyptians Worshiped Beetles That Eat Poop for a Living

There are a whole lot of unsavory lifestyles in the animal kingdom. The pearlfish has to swim up sea cucumber butts to escape predation. All manner …

Moon at the Licensed Quarters

Moon at the Licensed Quarters<p>From the series One Hundred Aspects of the Moon (Tsuki Hyakushi)<p>Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, Japanese, 1839 - 1892. Engraved by Noguchi Enkatsu, Japanese, active 1894. Published by Akiyama Buemon, 9 banchi 3 chōme Muromachi Nihonbashi-ku, Tokyo.<p>Geography:<p>Made in Japan, Asia<p>Period:<p>Meiji Period (1868-1912)<p>Date:<p>1886<p>Medium:<p>Color woodcut<p>Philadelphia Museum of Art

Visually Striking Minimalist Photos Represent an Abstract World

This visually striking series, by Budapest-based photographer Adrienn Balask, relies on reflections, symmetry, and natural light to produce elegant and abstract formations. The artist draws upon real life scenes–birds flying across a grassy field, lamp posts lined up in a row, a single boat …

Chimps develop bizarre trend of sticking grass in ear

Animal haiku

In a new book from the British Museum exploring the form's long tradition of focus on animals, haiku from some of the greatest exponents - Basho, Buson and Issa - sit alongside exquisite prints of the creatures they describe

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Chimpanzee language: Communication gestures translated

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/science_environment/1089000/1089136_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1537744178_932ae16b7e6346bdf4d770a26f69e65a<p><b>Researchers say they have translated the meaning of gestures that wild chimpanzees use to communicate.</b><p>They say wild chimps communicate …

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Touching Multimedia Series Captures The Powerful Bond Between the Homeless and Their Pets

There are times when you come across a collection of images that no written words or powerful images can describe on their own. Such is the case with …

Newly Discovered Wasp Literally Has Skeletons in Its Closet

Science News<p>A newly discovered wasp has been keeping a gruesome secret: It stuffs ant corpses into the walls of its home.<p>As far as scientists know, the behavior is unique in the animal kingdom. The new creature has been named <i>Deuteragenia ossarium</i>, or the "bone-house wasp," after the historical …

Unique Among Animals, Kangaroos Use Tail as Fifth Leg, Scientists Find

The tail provides a kind of jet-propulsion assist that makes hopping more efficient.<p>How many legs does a kangaroo have? The correct answer, according to new research, is five. A study in this week's <i>Biology Letters</i> says that a walking kangaroo propels itself with its tail, essentially transforming …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014: the shortlist - in pictures

Celestial Dance by Dr Claus Possberg (Germany). In this spectacular image of the northern lights unfolding over a fjord, in Skjervøy, Troms, Norway, the vibrant colours are produced at various altitudes by different atmospheric gases, with blue light emitted by nitrogen and green by oxygen. Red …

Award-Winning Wildlife Photography

For the B&H Wilderness Photo Competition, several photographers from all around the world have captured amazing pictures of the flora and fauna. …

Eyewitness: Hampton Court

First published on Tue 1 Jul 2014 10.26 EDT

APOD: Wolf-Rayet Star 124: Stellar Wind Machine (2014 Jul 01) Image Credit: Hubble Legacy Archive, NASA, ESA Processing & Licence: Judy Schmidt http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140701.html Explanation: Some stars explode in slow motion. Rare, massive Wolf-Rayet stars are so tumultuous and hot that they slowly disintegrating right before our telescopes. Glowing gas globs each typically over 30 times more massive than the Earth are being expelled by violent stellar winds. Wolf-Rayet star WR 124, visible near the above image center spanning six light years across, is thus creating the surrounding nebula known as M1-67. Details of why this star has been slowly blowing itself apart over the past 20,000 years remains a topic of research. WR 124 lies 15,000 light-years away towards the constellation of Sagitta. The fate of any given Wolf-Rayet star likely depends on how massive it is, but many are thought to end their lives with spectacular explosions such as supernovas or gamma-ray bursts. http://hla.stsci.edu/ http://www.nasa.gov/ http://www.esa.int/ http://geckzilla.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140701 #APOD

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Cuckoos' shameless egg-laying tactics revealed

Great spotted cuckoos lay their eggs while magpie mothers are still sitting on their nests, a study has shown.<p>Cuckoos are known for deceiving other birds into raising their young by depositing their eggs into host nests.<p>It had been thought female cuckoos waited until host birds left the nest before …

This Flower Opening Time-Lapse Breathes New Life Into a Stale Subject

There are a few subjects that lend themselves particularly well to time-lapse photography — think: sunsets, aurora borealis, the night sky, and the …

Aww-some animals: Why do baby mammals melt our hearts?

<b>A newborn elephant at West Midlands Safari Park recently pressed a "cute button" across the world when its picture was shared on social media around the world. But why do photos of young animals pull on the heartstrings so much?</b><p>It is a well-known phenomenon frequently exploited in marketing. It is …