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US Military Unveils Gecko Gloves That Turns Soldiers Into Spider-Man
Spider-Man fans rejoice! The US military has developed special gloves coated with a specialized cloth called 'Geckskin'that would let soldiers scale vertical walls. These gloves are coated with a reversible adhesive elastomer that cling to surfaces the same way that the gecko's feet do. Continue rea
24 Beautiful Wall Calendars for 2014
Folks, it’s almost new calendar time! And we’re here to let you in on a secret. Beautiful wall calendars also happen to be rotating year art that lasts an entire year. Plus, if you’re clever, you can turn these calendars into actual wall art (or DIY greeting cards, gift wrap, and the like) after the year is over. That’s why we’ve taken it upon ourselves to round up the most beautiful options around — cheers to a gorgeous new year!
Broken is Beautiful: The Japanese Tradition That Makes Broken Things Even Better than Brand New
It is a fact of life that buildings, as they age, inevitably fall apart. We Americans are not quite comfortable with this. We like everything to be shiny and new: we like all our buildings and our interior finishes to have the smooth sameness of youth. But the Japanese have developed a way of dealing with this. They have, in fact, embraced the idea that sometimes fixing broken things can make them even better and more beautiful than when they were new.
Hirschvogel's Geometria (1543)
Selected pages from Geometria by Augustin Hirschvogel (1503–1553), a German artist, mathematician, and cartographer known primarily for his etchings. In this version from the Deutsche Fotothek, amid the rigid lines of the geometrical sketches appear the chaotic forms of stains which lie on each of the pages.Housed at: Wikimedia Commons | From: Deutsche FotothekUnderlying Work: PD Worldwide | Digital Copy: No Additional RightsDownload: Right click on image or see source for higher res…