Deep Blue Lakes Of Afghanistan

The beautiful lakes were created by the carbon dioxide rich water that is drawn from the spring melt-water in the surrounding mountains and came out from faults and cracks in the rocky landscape. This outflow of water percolates slowly through the underlying limestone, dissolving its principal mineral, calcium carbonate. Over time, the water deposited layers of hardened mineral (travertine), which created dams that trap water in increasingly large basins. These dams are usually about 32ft high and 9.6ft wide. Water cascades from one lake to the other near travertine terraces serving as massive natural dams between the lakes.” w/ photos

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Super Small Squid

“Like a jewel dancing in the water, this baby opalescent squid (Doryteuthis opalescens), called a paralarva, sucks water into the main part of its body (the mantle cavity) and squirts it out a narrow siphon. This swimming motion is called jet propulsion. Watch the two little flaps attached to the top part of its body. Those are its fins — they act like rudders by steering and stabilizing the squid as it moves through the water. Can you think of any other animals that move this way?” — VancouverAquarium

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Little Slide Dress

The Little Slide Dress is a modern take on the classic Little Black Dress. It uses modern technology and blends it with a 100-year-old medium, film. The Dress draws inspiration from classic movies and the ‘magic of film’ to create a wearable piece of technology and art. With film light is so important in the creation and viewing of images and this was one of the driving forces behind the dress’s creation. With film only see what really going on once the lights go out. For this to work there needs to be a balance of projected and ambient light something the Little Slide Dress tries to emulate.” w/ photos

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Shotgun Bow

“Speaking as a non-american, this is possibly the most American thing I have seen in a long time. Fantastic!” — jamtea573

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Monkeys Vs. Synthesizers

“Monkeys + Synthesizers is a project where 6 different species of monkeys (and some others) were given different synthesizers. Do monkeys like music and do they enjoy creating music? Humans is the only species on earth that actually compose music. Most birds and some mammals make beautiful sounds, but primarily to scare others away… or to get laid. The project explores if other primates can make music.” — voltfestivalen

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