Liz Kidera

4,181 Flips | 11 Magazines | 88 Likes | 16 Following | 3,137 Followers | @elzekid | Museum and exhibit design professional, and architect

Something Unexpected and Weird Is Happening Beneath California’s Deadliest Faults

The detection of strange, unpredicted behavior deep below the surface near the San Andreas and San Jacinto faults suggests scientists have an …

San Andreas

Yellowstone Sees New Thermal Activity, Rare Geyser Eruption

Yellowstone National Park is reporting new thermal activity, including a rare eruption of Ear Spring. The activity is in Upper Geyser Basin, on the …

Yellowstone National Park

Sir David Adjaye Will Design Princeton Art Museum to be a "Place of Mind-Opening Encounter"

Sir David Adjaye has been selected as design architect for the new Princeton University Art Museum. Working in collaboration with executive architect …

Princeton University

Google Expeditions AR Brings Smithsonian 3D Models into the Home and Classroom via Augmented Reality | Digitization Program Office

Capturing the imagination of students who have “seen it all” is an age-old challenge; and fitting emerging technologies into the classroom has long …

Google Cardboard

This nanomembrane can act like a mic or loudspeaker that plays music off your skin- Technology News, Firstpost

Thin and versatile nanomembranes have been around for years now. However, this hasn't combined the best of both qualities without compromising …

Technology (India)

Grand Staircase-Escalante: A conservation triumph is headed for future as playground for industry

In September 1996, President Clinton stood on the rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and looked gingerly northward into hostile Republican territory …

National Parks

Virtual reality brings sunken civilisations to life

The sunken ruins of ancient cities, the monuments of lost civilisations, may reappear before our eyes thanks to new technologies of augmented reality. Euronews' Denis Loctier went to Italy for Futuris to investigate a remarkable new tool under development.<p>Two thousand years ago, a now-flooded …

Virtual Reality

Body recovered from bottom of Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — A body has been recovered from the bottom of the Grand Canyon.<p>Little information was available Monday on the …

Grand Canyon

Digitizing the vast 'dark data' in museum fossil collections

The great museums of the world harbor a secret: They’re home to millions upon millions of natural history specimens that almost never see the light …

Museums

An exhibition on the global refugee crisis is touring US cities

A free exhibition is touring cities in the USA to showcase the reality of the growing refugee crisis around the world.<p>Forced From Home is created by Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) who are an international, independent organisation bringing medical aid around the world. They have …

San Antonio

V&A Dundee review – a flawed treasure house on the Tay

In the Oak Room, a 1907 interior by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, a gallery balustrade is decorated with thin strips of timber that overlay and intersect like weaving. They effect transitions from firmer pillars below and plainer panels around them into delicate multiple uprights that reach to the …

Dundee

Dazzling Dundee: Why the new V&A museum will give you more reasons to visit this fascinating city

Two teenagers are smoking in Dundee’s 16th century cemetery, The Howff. I ask if they’ll visit the new V&A museum and one answers ‘yes’; the other …

Dundee

The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch as an Online Interactive Adventure

Surely you've seen Hieronymus Bosch's The Garden of Earthly Delights, the famous triptych oil painting from the late 15th century.<p>But do you know the …

Artists

Wikipedia Is Digitally 'Preserving' Items Destroyed in the Brazil National Museum Fire

Up to 20 million artifacts are thought to have been destroyed in a fire that ravaged Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro last week. While …

Natural History Museum

Prospecting For Uranium In Bears Ears

At the west end of the canyon country formerly designated as Bears Ears National Monument, a 1,000-foot sandstone spire known as Jacob’s Chair stands over the desert floor like a pistol pointed at the sky. The Chair, red as a raw steak and buttressed on one side by a mesa that is theformation’s …

Uranium

Can anything save us from the terribleness of virtual reality?

Since virtual reality headsets hit the market three years ago, uptake and the promised VR revolution have been underwhelming. Few households have …

Film Festivals

Maths rebranded: London’s Science Museum opens Zaha Hadid-designed gallery

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Pipeline firm found guilty of criminal charges in Santa Barbara oil spill

<b>For the record:</b> An earlier version of this story, published Sept. 7 at 9:25 p.m., contained multiple errors, which have now been corrected. It said that a jury had found Plains All American Pipeline guilty of criminal charges for knowingly causing the 2015 oil spill off Refugio State Beach. The …

Santa Barbara

Trump opens up popular Minnesota wilderness area to mining

Critics say the USDA broke its promise to do a full environmental impact statement.<p>Trump administration officials at the U.S. Department of …

Forests

Pennsylvania's 9/11 memorial is one of the first in the world to use sound as a tribute

After centuries of silent designs, architects are designing for the ear, too.<p>The World Trade Center memorial sits in the bustling heart of New York City. But standing at the edge of the cataracts, cloaked in a man-made forest of swamp white oak trees, the sounds of urban life fade away. Designed by …

World Trade Center

A first look at the powerful final phase of the Flight 93 memorial

This 10-story chimed instrument commemorating the victims of Flight 93 is an unprecedented feat of design and engineering.<p>The first thing you notice is the wind. It accompanies a quiet chorus of chirping birds, rustling leaves from surrounding trees, and the whoosh of muted traffic on a nearby …

National Parks

These familiar sounds will soon disappear from our world

More museums are preserving old technology, but an online archive focuses on the sound it makes. Among the relics? Apple iBooks and Nintendo controllers.<p>We–writers, curators, designers, users–give huge amounts of attention to the look and feel of objects, articulated through industrial and …

Jony Ive

Teen’s reported selfie death plunge at Yosemite occurred by famous waterfall

An Israeli teen’s deadly fall in Yosemite National Park, reportedly while taking a selfie Wednesday, occurred at the top of Nevada Fall, authorities …

National Parks

Israeli teen falls to his death while taking selfie in Yosemite

An Israeli teen on a tour of the US fell over 800 feet to his death while trying to take a selfie on the edge of a waterfall in Yosemite National …

National Parks

Wikipedia seeks photos of 20 million artifacts lost in Brazilian museum fire

Wikipedia is fighting to preserve the memories of the 20 million artifacts lost in Sunday's Brazilian museum fire.<p>The Museu Nacional in Rio -- one of the largest museums in the Americas -- was consumed by fire and irreplaceable objects like the oldest human fossil found in Brazil and a 5.5-ton …

Rio De Janeiro

Massive Coal Mining Project Near Bryce Canyon NP Approved

Highway 89, the two-lane scenic highway running between Utah’s Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park could soon be filled with the …

National Parks

Instagram is changing the way we experience art

With 1 billion users and growing, it was perhaps inevitable that Instagram would shake up the art world. The social photo platform has been accused by the media of fanning a narcissistic selfie culture.<p>But in galleries, research is showing that the negative aspects are far outweighed by the …

Museums

The stunning artworks made of light

A new, interactive, digital-only museum aims to create a new relationship between people and art.<p>“The museum itself is one artwork,” Takashi Kudo of teamLab tells BBC Culture. The Mori Building Digital Art Museum: teamLab Borderless is a 10,000 sq m (107,639 sq ft) digital art space in Tokyo, …

Digital Art

Mini Louvre Gets Flooded as a Thought-Provoking Comment on Climate Change

Today, more and more artists are using their work as a means to comment on climate change. Oftentimes, this artistic interest in the environment exists on a grand scale, materializing as larger-than-life sculptures and monumental murals. However, artist Tezi Gabunia has proven that you can also …

Louvre

Vincent Van Gogh Coming To A Mall Near You

More than 120 years after his death from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the stomach, the mystique of Vincent Van Gogh remains as powerful as ever. The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently placed all 16 of its Van Gogh paintings on display together for the first time and a pop-up exhibit …

Art