Mohammad Reza Domiri Ganjis Mosque ceiling in Iran

  • The Dome of the Seyyed Mosque in Isfahan Iran
  • The Nasīr Al Mulk Mosque, or Pink Mosque in Shiraz
  • The Ceiling of the Fifth Floor of Ali Qapu in Isfahan
  • The Imam Mosque in Isfahan
  • The Ceiling of the Fifth Floor of Ali Qapu in Isfahan
  • The Vakil Mosque in Shiraz
  • The Nasīr Al Mulk Mosque, or Pink Mosque in Shiraz
  • The Jame Mosque of Yazd
  • Chehel Sotoun
  • The Vakil Bathhouse in Shiraz

Posted on August 19, 2014

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No matter where you might attempt to direct it; your negativity hurts you more than anyone else.

— (via hippie-chemist)

Posted on August 17, 2014

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What I hate is ignorance, smallness of imagination, the eye that sees no farther than its own lashes. All things are possible. Who you are is limited only by who you think you are.

— Egyptian Book of the Dead (via ontelbaar)


Robot Self-Assembles And Walks

by Michael Keller

Roboticists have developed a flat machine that can fold itself into an operational form and take a walk. 

Built mostly from paper and polystyrene plastic that shrinks into a memorized shape when heated, the robot can assemble in around four minutes. It can crawl at roughly 2 inches per second and make turns. The work by Harvard and MIT engineers represents the first time that a robot has self-assembled and performed a function without humans needing to intervene.  

“Here we created a full electromechanical system that was embedded into one flat sheet,” said Harvard Microrobotics Lab researcher and doctoral student Sam Felton. “Imagine a ream of dozens of robotic satellites sandwiched together so that they could be sent up to space and then assemble themselves remotely once they get there–they could take images, collect data and more.”

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Posted on August 15, 2014

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Would you like to be awake while having open-heart surgery?

This is the astonishing picture of Swaroup Anand, a 23-year-old patient that went under the knife in Bangalore at Wockhardt Hospital while he was still very much awake. Doctors chose to numb his body with an epidural to the neck rather than send him to sleep with general anaesthesia. 

Lead surgeon Dr Vivek Jawali, said they had performed more than 600 operations this way since 1999. Speaking from his hospital in India, he said: “There has been a huge effort in recent times to make heart surgery less invasive. This can be done in two ways. Firstly smaller cuts can be made and this is helped with modern technology and robotics. Secondly we are trying to interfere as little as possible with the body’s natural functions.”

"The patients are given a mild sedative rather than being knocked out - this drops their heart rate but means they can respond to commands. The patients are drowsy so they can be aroused but are also able to drift into sleep,” Dr Jawali said. “If we need them to cough or breathe more deeply to clear air from their heart they can respond. This makes the procedure a lot easier to perform.”

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Carl Sagan on astrology in newspapers.  From his interview with Ted Turner.

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