Terrestrial Timelapse

No matter what you personally believe the cause to be— changes to the Earth’s crust are occurring. Now you can watch it happen in compressed time format. Some are rather alarming.

Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, which means petty much anyone can check…

via Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images — TechCrunch

Watching the World Go By

Explore your world as never before.

Planet, the global imaging company that recently acquired Google’s Terra Bella satellite imaging business, is introducing a new tool called Planet Explorer Beta that allows its users to view how its image captures of Earth from space change over time. It’s available to the public without a login, which means petty(sic) much anyone can check…

via TechCrunch – Planet’s new Explorer Beta lets anyone time travel through geospatial images

Making Water

SunGlacier makes sculptures that produce water from thin air!

sunglacier-mechanismThe brainchild of Dutch artist Ap Verheggen, the  WaterCube is one design that melds art and technology. A photovoltaic solar panel powers the device to cool an aluminum block so that it causes water to condense on the core.  Continue reading “Making Water”

Into the Aether

Chasing WinterAether offers sportswear for the outdoor enthusiast who wants function without sacrificing modern design and aesthetics.

When Aether decided to show off how functional their ski stuff and motorcycle jackets really are they decided to do it by motorcycle. The video, Chasing Winter combines two passions: motorcycles and skiing. Continue reading “Into the Aether”

Battery Chargers from the 21st Century

This time of year is hard on batteries. 

New technology has made car, truck, RV, motorcycle, ATV and snowmobile batteries more reliable and much easier to maintain. But the cold months of winter will inevitably reduce the cranking amps of any type of battery- gel, AGM, Li-Ion, etc.

Fortunately battery charger technology has kept pace with all these new-fangled batteries. But the wrong charger will kill a high dollar battery in a matter of minutes. Inexpensive float chargers are only suitable for your old school lead-acid battery.

Continue reading “Battery Chargers from the 21st Century”

Indiana Treehouse

The Indianapolis Museum of Art wanted something a little different for the concession stand in their nature park. The Swedish firm of Visiondivision complied.

Incorporating a 100-foot tall yellow poplar as a horizontal beam they designed a building that functions as shelter, playground, light fixture and monument. The design is called “chop stick” and it has become a huge attraction for the museum.

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