Tuesday, 28 February 2012

The Margarido House


The Margarido House

The Margarido House is 55 percent more energy efficient than California’s Title 24 energy standards. The home features extensive green building components such as eco-friendly Western Red Cedar siding, a planted green roof garden and deck, on-site rain and ground water reclamation, in-floor hydronic heating, and solar electric and solar thermal (hot water) systems.
Perched in the Oakland Hills on a double-sized 13,000 sq. ft. multi-layer lot overlooking San Francisco Bay, the award-winning Margarido House exemplifies outstanding, sustainable design. Over 4,600 sq. ft. on two levels, the new five-bedroom, five-bath masterpiece features designer finishes throughout, and an open floor plan that takes full advantage of the breathtaking views.
The Margarido House has become a symbol of the movement in high design, high sustainability, collaboration and community. Over 6,000 designers, architects, builders and homeowners have toured the home to learn about sustainability and high design.


Monday, 27 February 2012

World's Longest Keyboard



World's Longest Keyboard



Jean Shin who design this interactive sculpture simply gave the name TEXTile. As the name suggest it's as smooth as the clothe made in Textile Mill. 


The design includes more than 22,528 computers and 192 custom keycap which are attached with fabric, a custom keyboard and software assets as well as interactive video projection and painted aluminum frames. It sets out line by line transcript of the electronic communication that the artist and manufacturing in creating enabling it to sculpture in its own archives!

Beautiful Flowers

Beautiful Flowers



Rarest Plane Crashes And Flight Accident Photos


Rarest Plane Crashes And Flight Accident Photos

Some of the Rarest Commercial, Military & Private Flight Photos

Did You Say More Left Aileron??. . . .
(An Actual Cross Wind Landing of a Air France Commercial Jetliner)

World's Largest Flower

World's Largest Flower

2m Tall & 75kg World's Largest Flower Blooms in RBlanco Mexico

2m tall & 75kg Largest flower in world blooms after 40 years
You'd only see it once or twice in a lifetime!




Smallest Man on Planet

Chandra Bahadur Dungy, 72 year old from a remote Nepalese village, claims the title of the undersized man on the planet - its growth is only 56 cm in the near future, representatives of the Guinness World Records are going to meet with Chandra, to officially register his title. And Dungy is on the record yet, and by age: only a few owners of such small stature live up to his 72 years.



Sunday, 26 February 2012

Best National Geographic Pictures 2011

Best National Geographic Pictures 2011


Indian Sarees

Indian Sarees



Beautiful Australian Beaches

Beautiful Australian Beaches

Difference Between Holidays of Rich and Poor People

Difference Between Holidays of Rich and Poor People

No matter how much money you have in your pocket, without the timely rest it is impossible to work.For example, to escape the heat, you can plunge knee-deep in cool water and drink beer or eat delicacies. So, between the rest of the rich and the poor there is a difference, you can easily see at a glance. 

This is how rich people relax

Saturday, 25 February 2012

Fantastic HDR Pictures

Fantastic HDR Pictures

High Dynamic Range-technique (HDR) can create incredibly beautiful pictures which blur our sense of the difference between reality and illusion. HDR is a set of technique that given the extra exposures of showing the digital photos.

It represents the wide range of real scenes, ranging from sunlight to the deepest shadows. This collection composed with different photographer. Eric rousset is one of them. 

Naik Michel HDR Hawaii 013 by naikmichel 45 Fantastic HDR Pictures

Glorious Beauty of Snow

Glorious Beauty of Snow 


Beautiful Island Wallpapers Photo

Beautiful Island Wallpapers Photo



Beautiful Kansas (USA)

Beautiful Kansas (USA)


Thursday, 23 February 2012

9/11: The Day of the Attacks


9/11: The Day of the Attacks


Ten years ago, 19 men trained by al-Qaeda carried out a coordinated terrorist attack on the United States that had been planned for years. The attackers simultaneously hijacked four large passenger aircraft with the intention of crashing them into major landmarks in the United States, inflicting as much death and destruction as possible. Three of the planes struck their targets; the fourth crashed into a field in Pennsylvania. In a single day, these deliberate acts of mass murder killed nearly 3,000 human beings from 57 countries. More than 400 of the dead were first responders, including New York City firefighters, police officers, and EMTs. It was one of the most-covered media events of all time, and after a decade, the images are still difficult to view. These attacks and the global reaction to them have profoundly shaped the world we live in, so it remains important to see the images and remember just what happened on that dark day.


The Statue of Liberty, seen from a vantage point in Jersey City, New Jersey, as the lower Manhattan skyline is shrouded in smoke following the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York. Photo taken on September 15, 2001. (AP Photo/Dan Loh)

Wednesday, 22 February 2012

Top 10 Native Tribes Who Have Faced Extinction

Top 10 Native Tribes Who Have Faced Extinction


1. Beothuk Tribes:
The Beothuk people were dark and tall with black hair and dark eyes. They lived for thousands of years prior to the Vikings in present day Newfoundland. When Europeans under John Cabot began exploiting lumber and fish in the area, the Beothuk were forced out. The fear of white people, tuberculosis and malnutrition decimated the population by 1700s. By 1829, no Beothuks were found in Newfoundland.

Astonishing Pictures of Polychaetes (Scale Worms)

Astonishing Pictures of Polychaetes (Scale Worms)


They look like monsters from another planet. But far from inhabiting some alien world light-years from ours, these frightening looking creatures exist at the bottom of Earth's deepest oceans.
Astonishing new pictures of Polychaetes, or scale worms, show how they have evolved to survive the intense pressures more than 1,000 meters below the water's surface, where the sun's rays never penetrate. And it is hoped discoveries from this region could help shed light on the possibility of life existing on other planets.
Evolution: The scale worms have evolved to withstand the harshest environments found anywhere on our planet 

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival


With a burst of fireworks and a thumping drum beat, Carnival festivities in kicked off in Rio de Janeiro. As millions watched the sequin-clad samba dancers at Rio de Janeiro's iconic Carnival parade. The Carnival parade has been attracting top celebrities for much of its 80 years. Many are brought in by attention-hungry Brazilian advertisers hoping to share some of the glow of the world's biggest party.



Whitney Houston funeral

Whitney Houston Funeral



While the world remembers Houston from afar, those closest to her gather at a private funeral to say goodbye. They come together at New Hope Baptist Church, where Houston wowed the congregation with her powerful voice even as a young girl.



Pretty Olympic Girls

 Pretty Olympic Girls


Pretty Olympic Girls (26 pics)

Fairy House Built Inside a Stone

Fairy House Built Inside a Stone

 
This strange house built inside a stone is located in Portugal, not far from a little town of Fafe. It was built in 1973 and now it is a famous tourist attraction. At the moment no one lives here, and its design is recognized as an architectural monument.

Fairy House Built Inside a Stone (21 pics)

Most Amazing Lighthouses

 Most Amazing Lighthouses
 
Amazing lighthouses from around the world. Great designs, beautiful locations. 

Most Amazing Lighthouses (24 pics)

Monday, 20 February 2012

Upside down anti gravity yoga


Upside Down Anti Gravity Yoga

In the West a few years boom continues more and more people begin to engage in a new kind of fitness antigravity yoga. Fundamentally a new kind of yoga devised by a gymnast from the United States, Christopher Harrison, who offered to do upside down.

1. The essence of this method is that yoga asanas are performed in a suspended position of the body above the ground. It is achieved, thanks to a special belay wide ribbons attached to the ceiling.

Antarctica Ice Bergs

 Antarctica Ice Bergs


Luxury Grand Hotel Central (Barcelona)

Luxury Grand Hotel Central (Barcelona)  

Situated in the heart of the Catalonian capital, the exterior of the Grand Central Hotel reminds you of the golden twenties, yet the interior is all 21st century.
Fans of Barcelona claim there to be no other city which lets you feel as young for as long, and the fan base is growing by the year. And with it, so does the amount of new hotels springing up. 

 From the outside, the hotel, built in 1926, looks like a building in Chicago during the golden twenties, and this theme is carried into the lobby, which is decorated with iron beams. The rooms’ outfitting will impress people with even the biggest technology fetish. Soft, modern finesses such as designer furniture, king sized beds, a 24 hour business center, CD and DVD library and solar paneling are all to hand. On the roof, there is a terrace complete with pool and an uninterrupted view of the city. 


Luxury Grand Hotel Central is like a jewel in the heart of Barcelona, Spain. If you are planning a summer trip to Barcelona and want to enjoy luxury lifestyle in reasonable price; then Grand hotel central could be best choice. The pool and rooftop bar, offering great views of the city, and quite elegant classical interior, at the same time you will not find anything extra in the rooms but everything you need.

The price is quite reasonable at $230 per night for double occupancy and $ 560 for suites.


Nikon Small World Photography Competition

Nikon Small World Photography Competition


The slogan for the Nikon Small World competition is Recognizing Excellence in Photography through the Microscope. Feast your eyes on these images that record a different world so small that it fits into a drop of water!

The first Nikon Small World competition was in 1974. Since then, Nikon has recognized the efforts of those who turn microscope photography into art. 2011 is the 37th year for the competition, and around 2,000 photographs were entered.

Nikon was generous enough to give Neatorama readers a special close-up view of some of the entries in this year's competition. This particular collection is called Lives Within a Drop of Water. Its a chance to marvel at the world of microscopic life we would never be able to see with the naked eye. Other collections will follow in the days ahead.

Michael Shribak/ Dr. Irina Arkhipova
Marine Biological Laboratory
Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Philodina roseola (bdelloid rotifer), live specimen
Video-enhanced polychromatic polarized light

10 busiest airports in the world

10 Busiest Airports in the World

Top ten world’s busiest airports by passenger traffic are measured by number of total passengers (data provided by Airports Council International and BAA). One passenger is described as someone who arrives in, departs from, or transfers through the airport on a given day. Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta has been the world’s busiest airport every year since 2000 whilst London has the world’s busiest city airspace with 2 of its airports regularly found in the top ten.

1. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport – Georgia, United States

top 10 busiest airports in the world01 Top 10 Busiest Airports In The World

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Capilano Suspension Bridge

  Capilano Suspension Bridge



Voices from Vancouver's past mingle with the sounds of nature, beautiful gardens skirt colourful totem poles, British Columbia First Nations artisans chisel legend into cedar and Capilano Suspension Bridge takes you to the serenity of a West Coast rainforest and Canada's award-winning Vancouver attraction, Treetops Adventure. 

Tightrope walk across Niagara Falls

Tightrope walk across Niagara Falls   


It may not have been the most appropriate choice of phrase. But when Nik Wallenda was told he was to be allowed to attempt a tightrope walk across Niagara Falls, he said: ‘I’m thrilled to death.’

If the 33-year-old daredevil survives his 1,800ft-long walk on a two-inch thick rope over the famous site, he will become the first to ever achieve the feat. The stunt will take up to 40 minutes through mist and spray, 220ft above the bottom of the gorge.

Mr Wallenda, who lives with his wife Erendira and their three children, has been tightrope-walking since he was two. In 2008 he walked and then cycled across a high-wire suspended from skyscrapers in Newark, New Jersey. The feat won him a place in the Guinness Book Of Records for the longest and highest bicycle ride on a high-wire. He currently holds six Guinness World Records.



Nerves of steel: Nik Wallenda will
be the first to tightrope walk over
the falls for a century.

Singapore airshow 2012

Singapore Airshow 2012


The Singapore Air Show, Asia’s largest aerospace and defense event, is one of the top three air shows in the world and serves as a global marketplace and networking platform for the military and civil aviation community.




Fifteen feet of snow buries Eastern Europe in historic winter

15 feet of snow buries Eastern Europe in historic winter

Snow as deep as 15 feet isolated areas in Romania, Moldova and Albania on Tuesday and turned a power plant in Kosovo into a park of dazzling ice sculptures.
In a winter harsher than many can remember, energy workers struggled mightily Tuesday to break the ice that has encapsulated Kosovo's main power station in Obilic. Steam from the plant's vents coated its pipes and buildings with ice and snow, turning them into unworldly, unrecognizable objects of art.
Since the end of January, Eastern Europe has been pummeled by a record-breaking cold snap and the heaviest snowfalls in recent memory. Hundreds of people, many of them homeless, have died in the frigid weather and tens of thousands have been snowed in.
Authorities have been forced to use helicopters and army trucks to deliver food and medicine and to help the sick reach hospitals.
About 4,000 Romanian coal miners volunteered Tuesday to buy tins of food from the money the company gives them for hot meals and donate that to the worst-affected snow victims in eastern Romania.
Officials said five Romanians died in the past 24 hours due to the cold, bringing the total to 79 weather-related deaths. Neighboring Moldova also has been hard hit by snow, and both countries have seen schools, borders, highways and train services shut down in some areas as temperatures plunged to minus 9 degrees overnight.


Friday, 17 February 2012

Swiss satellite will clean up space junk

Swiss satellite will clean up space junk


Swiss scientists plan to launch a "Janitor Satellite" specially designed to get rid of space junk, the orbiting debris that can do serious and costly damage to valuable satellites or even manned space ships.Earth is surrounded by a cloud of more than half a million pieces of space junk, from bus-size spent rocket stages to tiny flecks of paint.

Orbiting at breakneck speeds, every last bit poses grave dangers and means huge insurance premiums for operational satellites, and it threatens the International Space Station, too. Every time two orbiting objects collide, they break up into thousands more pieces of debris.



Great Photos of 2012


Great Photos of 2012 



The majestic, and rarely photographed, sandstone formation 'The Wave' is located in the Coyote Buttes of Arizona.

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Kelly Brook - Bikini Candids in Brazil

Kelly Brook - Bikini Candids in Brazil




Buty of Shimla in winter Shimla in winter

Buty of Shimla in winter  

Shimla is the capital town of Himachal Pradesh. The town of Shimla is built over several hills and connecting ridges.Shimla is situated in the North-West Himalayas and was the Summer Capital of India during the British rulling era. This town is spread over the ridge measuring about 12 km. It is perhaps the biggest hill station in the world, located at an altitude of 2,421 meters above sea level. A place of peace and pleasure, Shimla is a tourist resort in real sense of the world. 




The ultimate Valentine's Day bouquet

The ultimate Valentine's Day bouquet

Chinese man proposes to girlfriend with dress made from 9,999 real red roses

Most women would be content with a bouquet of flowers on Valentine's Day. But one man in China requested 9,999 red roses before asking for his girlfriend's hand in marriage. And realising his partner's penchant for fashion, Xiao Fan had each blossom carefully stitched together to form a sweeping, floral bridal gown. 

But there was a reason for Mr Fan's order of 9,999 roses. The number nine represents 'forever' in Chinese culture and in Beijing's Forbidden City - the most well-preserved imperial palace in China - the emperor is said to have requested 9,999 rooms to be built. 

According to legend the number 10,000 was reserved for gods, therefore the emperor believed the number 9,999 would take him closer to heaven and bring him good luck.

Yin Mi being proposed to by her boyfriend in the gown made of 9,999 roses at Chime-Long Paradise amusement park in the southern Chinese province of Guangdong

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Keith Martin - World's Fattest Man 812lb

Keith Martin - World's Fattest Man 812lb



Lying in his reinforced bed, 58-stone Keith Martin yesterday defended the estimated £50,000 a year he costs the taxpayer – by comparing himself to others who receive help, such as smokers or injured rock climbers. Believed to be the world’s fattest man, the bed-bound 42-year-old cannot even roll over on his own. He is visited by seven carers a day, who wash and change him in two shifts, plus two nurses every other day who tend to his bed sores.


Weighty problem: Keith Martin, who eats eight 
hotdogs for breakfast, is putting extra strain on the NHS.

Monday, 13 February 2012

McMurdo Station Antarctica

McMurdo Station Antarctica

 Going to Antarctica can involve a lot of waiting for things to happen.  Awaiting the flight at christ church

Frozen Europe

Frozen Europe




Rock solid: The surface of the Black Sea is seen covered with ice at the port of Yevpatoria in the Ukraine earlier this month

Sunday, 12 February 2012

Heart-Touching Loneliness Photographs

 Heart-Touching Loneliness Photographs

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Beautiful and Realistic Portraits Manipulation

Beautiful and Realistic Portraits Manipulation 


Photo Manipulation is an ever evolving collaboration between Graphic design, Photography, Digital Art, and creative thoughts. Combining certain elements to create a unique image, that can convince even the most experienced set of eyes, requires a very creative set of skills.Designers or Artists knows difficultly in manipulation and work harder to put a lot of efforts to make realistic view of an unreal picture. You need a lot of ideas for combining images into your mind.


 30 Beautiful and Realistic Portraits Manipulation by Elena Dudina

Fantastic HDR Photographs of 2010

Fantastic HDR Photographs of 2010




DSC 0009   tonemapped 40+ Fantastic HDR Photographs of 2010

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Tobu Miniature World Square, Nikko (Japan)

 Tobu Miniature World Square, Nikko (Japan)


This World Square contains miniature of the world's most famous and UNESCO designated world cultural, historic and heritage sites. Each complex is maintained at one twenty-fifth (1/25) of its the actual size. It contains statues of 140,000 humans, 20,000 dwarf trees and 102 historical relics and architectural premises. Design and construction period had been five years.     The precise craftsmanship to reproduce the perfect resemblance to originals is the example of wonderful artisan skills. 



World's tiniest car

World's tiniest car


Small wonder! 
In the world's tiniest car, Mailman drives straight to his desk


It looks as if someone has unbolted it from a merry-go-round and plonked it down in some traffic.

Postman Pat’s van could probably outrun it and the cabin is so cramped that Noddy would struggle to bring any shopping back from Toytown.
Ah, but there’s nothing quite like a Peel Car for driving to the office.

Coffee to go: Paul Harris grabs a latte in the office without having to step out of his car

Coffee to go: Paul Harris grabs a latte in the office without having to step out of his car

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