jacksays

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Lancet Wounded
On-going Project

Lancet is exclusively drawn to set my own writings. It resonates numerous traumatizing surgical operations I had in my childhood. The typeface should have a strolling-in-an-enclosed-garden-with-a-knife-in-one-hand-ness.

‡ Lancet is a double-edged scalpel used for surgery and anatomical dissection.

(Source: sang-mun.com, via typographie)

“Without much loss of generality…”

—   Smooth Manifolds professor (via mathprofessorquotes)

(via mathematica)

cabinporn:

200-year-old stacked stone home in Linescio, Switzerland

Renovated by Buchner Bründler Architekten in 2011, the exterior was left untouched while the interior was reconstructed layer by layer with poured concrete.

Photographs by Ruedi Walti.

spaceexp:

Using LEGO® to simulate ESA’s touchdown on a comet

Why NASA Made a Movie You Can't Watch at Home

(via theatlantic)

omnue:birchandflannel:endlessme:

One Photo, 126 Frames, 2 Billion Leaves, 247 Feet

Cloaked in the snows of California’s Sierra Nevada, the 3,200-year-old giant sequoia called the President rises 247 feet. Two other sequoias have wider trunks, but none has a larger crown, say the scientists who climbed it. The figure at top seems taller than the other climbers because he’s standing forward on one of the great limbs.

(Source: heartbloodspirit, via rhamphotheca)

“Jefferson started issuing a flurry of letters home, pleading for someone in America, anyone, to kill and stuff the largest moose he could find and ship it to him in France.”

theatlantic:

In Focus: The Battle in Kiev; Two Killed in Ukraine Protest

Anti-government demonstrations in Ukraine took a deadly turn yesterday, with at least two protesters killed by gunshots. Government forces appear to be doubling down on recently-passed anti-protest legislation, increasing the level of response, even sending ominous area-wide text messages to protesters informing them that “you are registered as a participant in a mass disturbance.” The pro-European demonstrators also increased their attacks on riot police in Kiev, bringing in a homemade trebuchet, fireworks, and crates full of Molotov cocktails. Also, see earlier entry: Renewed Protest in Ukraine.

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An oldie but a goodie from the Aviationist, all of the aerial assets likely involved in Operation Neptune Spear. Note of the electronic warfare apparatus. 

An oldie but a goodie from the Aviationist, all of the aerial assets likely involved in Operation Neptune Spear. Note of the electronic warfare apparatus. 

Here’s some stunning maps of Titan from JPL.

Here’s some stunning maps of Titan from JPL.