Photo/videographers Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill hiked for more than 200 miles, carrying upward of 70 pounds each of camera equipment, through the rugged and otherworldly landscape of Yosemite National Park. Over the course of a combined 45 days, the pair set up and captured time-lapse video of the stars, of frozen waterfalls and craggy mountains, of ancient stones and deep chasms.
Only big enough for a bunk bed surrounded by wire walls, these minuscule dwellings aren’t a project in urban microhousing. They’re the result of poor workers trying to find a place to live in the city’s booming real estate market.
Amazing and sad that free people live in these small spaces.
MASERATI ALFIERI is still a concept, but it seems pretty plausible and – worth the wait.
The most famous and luxurious tourist destination on the west coast of Bali - W RETREAT BALI
Just moved near they top of the bucket list. #SPGpointsherewecome
One of my philosophy professors lectured wildly about love once, yelling: “When you’re in love with someone, that person is the lighthouse of your universe.” (I scrawled it inside Science and Poetry in pencil—lighthouse of your universe—as if I would ever forget that phrase.) He was a delightful caricature of his position. I could swear he literally tore his hair out while howling at us. He went on, “Nothing means as much without that person.” One of the men in the class repeated, incredulous, half-laughing, “So you’re saying you can’t enjoy, like, a vacation, without someone if you’re really in love with them?” “Of course not.” the professor replied. “Not completely. You recognize beauty, but beauty means less if they don’t witness it with you. Beauty is less. You see something sublime and your first thought is that they should be there with you. It’s not as good without them. They illuminate. They make everything more.
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Carbon Solar Watch Wants You To Stop Wasting Those Rays
Short battery life is one of the biggest complaints for wearable technology. But the truth of the matter is that running out of juice too early in the day is a problem with all tech including smartphones.
What’s ironic is that we are walking around with an endless supply of solar energy which could be used to keep all of our electronics going for a lot longer than the typical 4-6 hour day.
This is where a new wearable called Carbon comes in. Carbon looks like a wristwatch but without any numbers or arms. That’s because the display is a high tech monocrystalline solar cell meant to harvest solar energy and use this to power mobile devices on the go.
After two years in research and development, Energy Bionics, the company behind Carbon, is getting ready for their Kickstarter campaign which is expected to go live in January/February of this year.
Energy Bionics told us that Carbon is expected to sell for around $110 USD and will ship as early as Summer of 2014. The team is optimizing the energy harvesting circuitry and completing/testing the programming.
Carbon will sport a stainless steel case and offer black, blue, green and red accents. The device is expected be dust and waterproof, making it ok to hike or walk in the rain but you wont’ be able to go swimming with it.
Carbon will come with a wide variety of mini cables for charging that support anything from an iPhone to an Android device. They are considering creating a key ring adaptor or connector so you can charge your phone on the go.
The first version of Carbon will concentrate solely on energy harvesting, energy storage and charging. But Energy Bionics told us that they are looking to include additional functionality in future models such as an OLED time/energy display depending on customer feedback.
UPDATE: We asked Energy Bionics to give us some information around charging times for Carbon.
According to the company, Carbon’s current 650 mAh Li Ion battery should be fully charged in 6-8 hours using both indoor and outdoor light. It will then have the capacity to charge your smartphone by no more than 50% (obviously taking in account different battery types for different devices).
Also interesting to note that Carbon is designed with an output of 1 Amp, 5 Volts and 5 Watts which will allow a wide range of USB devices to be charged or powered including Google Glass.
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