Sangeeta Ramakrishnan

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The World’s Largest Rubber Duck Arrives in Hong Kong | Colossal

<p>This week conceptual artist Florentijin Hofman brought his gargantuan <i>Rubber Duck</i> artwork to Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong. The huge inflatable duck …

the Oregon bike trail (r)

Casa Milà , better known as La Pedrera (meaning the 'The Quarry'), is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built during the years 1906–1912 in Barcellona, Spain (o

Tom Fruin Studio is pleased to present Watertower, a new sculptural artwork by Brooklyn artist Tom Fruin. For the US premiere of his internationally recognized Icon series, Fruin has created a monumental water tower sculpture in colorful salvaged plexiglas and steel. Watertower is mounted high upon a water tower platform becoming part of the DUMBO, Brooklyn skyline. This project is the fourth work in the plexiglas and steel patchwork Icon series which features scavenged, reclaimed, and recycled materials constructed into sculptural tributes to architectural icons around the world. The series began in Copenhagen with Kolonihavehus in 2010, and can be seen as a three-dimensional evolution of Fruin’s found drug-bag quilts and flags for which he is well known. (o

Notes from the Field: Solar Panels in Rural Uganda

Around California, I've been seeing more and more solar panels. Solar panels installed subtly on people's homes. Solar panels on wireless keyboards. …

The Thing About Skateboarding and Landscape Architecture - The Fox Is Black

When Janne Saario says “there’s just me, material, and physics” you might think he’s talking about how he feels on a skateboard, but he isn’t. Saario …

Surprise, Surprise: Money Can Buy Happiness After All

A new study shows that more money does mean more happiness, no matter the income level.<p>Maybe that old saying about money not being able to buy happiness made sense in like 1812, when all you could buy were horseshoes, but today it just sounds silly. And in recent times, experts thought they’d …

reCOVER Coatrack Uses Rainwater to Water Plants

April is over now, but we didn’t really get all that many showers, so maybe we’re due for lots of rain in May. reCOVER by Teracrea is a re-imagining …

Miniature

More Repurposed Speakers: Soundpauli

So yesterday, what you see above happened in the studio. I guess the photographer <i>really</i> wanted to buzz the model in, and somehow shattered the …

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Beautiful capture of a frozen statue by photographer Miika Järvinen (j)

Reinventing the Bottle

Sometimes a simple tweak to the classic wine bottle is all it takes to turn a chilled glass of white into an all-out warm weather celebration. Dressing up all kinds of leisure activities—from watching the playoffs on TV to attending baby or wedding showers—elements like fluid shapes, storied …

Alcohol

Opponent denies a tide as R.I. latest to OK gay marriage

As Rhode Island becomes the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, a leading opponent blames Hollywood, academia and the mainstream media for the movement.<p>WASHINGTON -- Rhode Island Thursday became the 10th state to approve same-sex marriage, and the Delaware Legislature holds a key vote Tuesday …

Spire hoisted to top of One World Trade Center

<b>Height:</b> With the installation of the beacon, the tower will stand at 1,776 feet, representing the year the United States won independence from Great Britain. This will make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere – but dwarfed by Dubai's Burj Khalifa at 2,717 feet.<p><b>Why the beacon?</b>An …

Burma's president plans landmark trip to US

Burma's leader plans a landmark visit to Washington this month, a source said Thursday, as the United States eased visa restrictions in a sign of support despite a surge in anti-Muslim violence.<p>President Thein Sein, who would be the first leader of the country to visit in half a century, is …

Human Rights

As Russian journalists, our lives are black comedy and dark tragedy

Some of the stories are funny. Take mine, for example. I was fired from my job as editor of a popular science magazine for refusing to send a reporter along on Russian President Vladimir Putin’s hang-gliding adventure, when he tried to lead a flock of Siberian cranes on a new migratory …

China still uses Soviet-era regulations to test its bottled water

Now would be a good time for foreign bottled water makers to expand in China. Chinese residents, familiar with the country’s many contaminated waterways and nervous about tap water, have been sending sales of bottled water up for years. Domestic and foreign brands like Switzerland’s Nestlé or …

Water

Officials: No breakthrough yet in Texas explosion

WEST, Texas (AP) — Investigators working to figure out what caused a massive, deadly fertilizer plant explosion in Texas have talked to more than 370 people and received more than 200 tips as they continue to search for a breakthrough.<p>Two weeks after the April 17 blast that killed at least 14 …

Small Plane Crashes in Hudson River