The power of the green screen
This guy was hanging out in Yoyogi park in Harajuku, Tokyo, on a Sunday afternoon. He has clearly practiced a lot! I loved the music he played during his performance. My friends and I were completely mesmerized. He has a very expressive face too, with a charming smile… it really sells the show in the end. Made me feel like a little kid.
work is about to start on a high-density, car-free “satellite city” for 80,000 people that will be built from scratch in a rural location close to Chengdu and later replicated in other parts of China.
A very modern traffic light in central Germany that allows you to play a game of pong with someone on the other side of the street while waiting for the light to change. An amazing invention and experiment in social interaction.
Friday 26th October 2012
Eid al-Adhais a religious festival celebrated by Muslims worldwide as a commemoration of Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) willingness to sacrifice his son Ismael for God. Eid ul-Adha begins with a short prayer followed by a sermon. It is also called the bigger Eid because it lasts a day longer than Eid ul-Fitr.
Men, women and children are expected to dress in their finest clothing to perform Eid prayer in a mosque. People these days are expected to visit their relatives, starting with their parents, then their families and friends.
Muslims who can afford to do so, sacrifice a goat as a symbol of Ibrahim’s (Abraham’s) sacrifice. According to the Quran a large portion of the meat has to be given to the poor and hungry people, so they can all join in the feast which is held on Eid-Al-Adha.
Scientists want to know more about what plants are really up to underground. They want a better view of how roots work, and interactions with soils. So, researchers from the James Hutton Institute and the University of Abertay Dundee invented a soil that’s see-through enough that they can study the rhizosphere up close.