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February 16, 2013 – Another February 14th Meteor Report –
This One Over Cuba.

Before the big space rock exploded with the force of 300 TNT kilotons and crashed into central Russia at 9:20 PM local time on February 14 (3:20 AM GMT),  another fireball was videotaped over Rodas near Cienfuegos, Cuba, around 8 PM local time (1 AM GMT), six thousand miles from the exploded meteor impact sites in Chelyabinsk east of the Ural Mountains. Rodos residents described a roaring sound in the sky and a moving bright light that exploded and shook some houses, but no damage or injuries were reported. Cuban media report that scientists are trying to find pieces of that explosion.  Click for Cuba meteor video.

     
Rodas and Cienfuegos, Cuba (purple map marker) is southeast of Havana and 6,000 miles from Chelyabinsk, Russia, where the large meteor exploded two hours after this video

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El Lector Cómplice

Hoy, 17 de febrero de 2013, Juan de los muertos ha ganado el premio Goya a mejor película iberoamericana. No soy alguien que siga a los Goya, los premios de este calibre no me interesan demasiado… pero hoy estoy feliz.

Una metáfora tremenda para la sociedad cubana: un país atacado por una pandemia zombi cuyo contagio deshumaniza, convierte a las personas en seres sin voluntad que caminan por las calles de La Habana (tan hermosa como siempre en su hecatombe) en una muerte en vida. ¿A alguien le suena este panorama?

Pero la pelicula también muestra cubanos que sobreviven sorteando las dificultades, siempre desesperanzados en el futuro, pero siempre ‘luchando’, ‘cogiendo un filo’ por donde poder respirar, y negándose a ser contagiados por la pandemia.

Brugués lleva al contexto cubano un metáfora que ha sido muy utilizada para criticar la sociedad de consumo. Es interesante que se proyecte en un…

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I’ve spent the last month trying to put my finger on what exactly made Cuba so bewitching to me as a photographer.  All I’ve been able to come up with so far is that the mix of colors as well as the mix of styles is absolutely unique, and the mix of the mix, if you will, is alluring as can be.  The buildings, cars and people all have a certain “je ne sais quoi,” and when you put them all together they form a gestalt, which simply means that the whole is more than the sum of the parts.

This image is a great example.  It’s just “a man standing next to his car parked on a busy street in Havana.”  The description sounds pretty mundane.  And yet the color and styling of the green car, and the man standing in front of it wearing bright yellow shorts AND…

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Our head is about to explode

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‘Headlight’ / Miniature light bulb people seek life from power outlets – cute little human body figures made from recycled materials with light bulbs as heads by Brooklyn-based sculptor Stephen Shaheen.

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Hellen Van Rees : The Transformation

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Hellen van Rees was born in Gouda, the Netherlands and finished her BA Fashion design in 2009. Her collection was nominated for several international desing competitions. Following her graduatios she worked as a freelance designer while continuing to work on a new collection under her own name.
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8 Great Ways to Upcycle Old Industrial Pipes | RenewPurpose

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Wonderful article on RenewPurpose about pipe reuse. Go see all the ideas!

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Within this cycle of construction and deconstruction there is always waste, a lot of waste. This is where upcyclers can make a difference. Intercepting the “waste” and transforming it into something new and useful, before it is sent to a recycling center to be further broken down.

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via 8 Great Ways to Upcycle Old Industrial Pipes | RenewPurpose.

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Meteorite hits central Russia, injures at least 400

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Around 400 people were injured when a meteorite shot across the sky in central Russia on Friday sending fireballs crashing to Earth, smashing windows and setting off car alarms.

Residents on their way to work in Chelyabinsk heard what sounded like an explosion, saw a bright light and then felt a shockwave, according to a Reuters correspondent in the industrial city 1,500 kilometres east of Moscow.

The meteorite raced across the horizon, leaving a long white trail in its wake which could be seen as far as 200 kilometres away in Yekaterinburg. Car alarms went off, windows shattered and mobile phones worked only intermittently.

Chelyabinsk city authorities said around 400 people sought medical help, mainly for light injuries caused by flying glass.

“I was driving to work, it was quite dark, but it suddenly became as bright as if it was day,” said Viktor Prokofiev, 36, a resident of Yekaterinburg…

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