Geologists have ringside seats for an ocean’s birth | The Register. “A rift that opened in Africa after a massive earthquake last September could be the beginning of a new Ocean, scientists say. The crack in the ground appeared along a fault line in the Afar desert in Ethiopia.
The crack is heading for the Red Sea. If it makes it that far, it would carve a new ocean that would separate Eritrea and part of Ethiopia (both of which lie on the Arabian plate) from the rest of the continent, creating a new island.”
In one month it was already 8 metres wide in some places. Pretty wild, the thought of Ethipia as an island.
Scale models of Hiroshima. Before and After.
There’s something very beautiful about these melting, ceramic bat -people.
Really nice design concept for a speaker bag. It has built in speakers, and the red tag acts as a remote for your iPod. Should keep my daughter, who is obsessed with Taggies, happy.
In this time of “drought” in the UK, when we’re all suffering from hosepipe bans, these approaches to water efficiency from Inhabitat might be useful.
My friend Lenny creates amazing rake art on the beaches of Guernsey, then photographs them with a camera attached to a kite. It’s a hobby. He’s very good at it. Shannon mentioned it the other day in her blog, when he got some much deserved credit on BldgBlog. Now he’s hit the big time with a mention on Boing Boing. Nice job!
Ed Helms from the Daily Show did a short video for Microsoft recruiting.
I’ve been looking for some home (non-PC) printing options for making things like cards ans T-shirts for some time. Actually, I’ve been looking for print-making evening classes for a while, but nowhere locally seems to have a class.
Anyway, I’ve just come across the Print Gocco, which is a Japanese home screen-printing unit for making cards. Hard to come by (they’ve just stopped shipping them to the US) but available on eBay. Seems like a cool option.
Suzuki’s new LC Concept Car goes to the top of my list of cute small cars that I’d love to own. Other contenders include the Nissan Figaro (qhich we haven’t owned, but you can buy as imports here in the UK) and of course the Smart ForTwo (which we have owned, but have now jettisoned for practical reasons).