landscapearchitecture:

Tokyo’s subway system is arguably one of the most complex in the world. The map itself can be an immediate turn-off for any unfamiliarized straphangar. But exactly how do all these lines run underground, overlapping as they carry hundreds of thousands of passengers each day?
Tokyo University graduate student Takatsugu Kuriyama decided to answer that question be recreating an accurate three-dimensional model of Tokyo’s lifeline by using multi-colored tubes strung with wire. Different color liquids pulsate throughout all 18 lines, creating a staggering picture of what goes on below the streets of Tokyo every day.

landscapearchitecture:

Tokyo’s subway system is arguably one of the most complex in the world. The map itself can be an immediate turn-off for any unfamiliarized straphangar. But exactly how do all these lines run underground, overlapping as they carry hundreds of thousands of passengers each day?

Tokyo University graduate student Takatsugu Kuriyama decided to answer that question be recreating an accurate three-dimensional model of Tokyo’s lifeline by using multi-colored tubes strung with wire. Different color liquids pulsate throughout all 18 lines, creating a staggering picture of what goes on below the streets of Tokyo every day.

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wildcat2030:

How the World’s Next Tallest Building Will Be Built
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A crucial step towards building the next tallest building on Earth is underway: Engineers on the Kingdom Tower, a proposed 3,280 foot tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, are beginning tests to figure out how to pump wet concrete more than half a mile into the sky. There are plenty of technical challenges involved with building a one-kilometer-high tower, including (but in no way limited to!) lackluster elevator tech and the sheer weight of a tower this tall. And we haven’t heard about Kingdom in months, which seemed to indicate that the economic demand just wasn’t there. But this week, the developers of the tower announced that an outside consultant—Advanced Construction Technology Services—is starting tests on the materials needed to build the tower: half a million cubic meters of concrete and around 80,000 tons of steel. (via How the World’s Next Tallest Building Will Be Built)

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Consider going into a classroom and looking around, and you’re the only man there. Even if you’re totally ok with that (heck, you expected it), you notice. You feel all the women in the room notice you and see that a lot of them are glancing over at you or making comments about your presence. Ok, you knew that might happen. A woman next to you says, “Hey, cool, a guy in a CS class, good for you.”

When it comes time to form a study group, half the women in the class don’t want to work with you because they assume men aren’t as good at CS. The other half jockey to work with you, some for the novelty (“Hey, I’m in a group with the guy, “) and half because they want to ask you out.

When you go to apply for an internship, a lot of companies seem really interested in you, but you’re not sure if it’s because they like your resume or just because you’re a guy in CS and they want to look open and forward thinking by having lots of male interns coding. You meet up with a group of female interns and one makes a slightly sexual joke. Everyone freezes and looks at you - are you one of those guys in CS that is serious and can’t take a joke, or will you be one of the girls?
At your job after you graduate, it’s naturally not ok for a woman to say outright that she’s prejudiced against male coders… But maybe your boss gives you slightly different work, or it takes longer for you to get a promotion because they need more proof that you are good - you don’t get the benefit of the doubt the way the girls do. When you express a strong opinion about a tough problem, the women write it off as you being sensitive and emotional - men often are, you know. When discussing your career ambitions, your coworkers often ask you how children play into that - I mean, you’re probably looking for a wife and plan to have kids since you’re in your late 20s. Everyone knows it’s a safe bet that kids are going to derail your career at least temporarily, if not permanently. You frequently police how often you mention family at all for fear people will assume you’re expecting a kid soon…

… Does this begin to explain it, at all? Even when a company is open to women working in all areas and no one is a dick, there is still a lot of pervasive bias that affects how women are treated and perceived. Why would you notice? It doesn’t affect you.

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(Source: acodetojoy, via gender-and-science)

jtotheizzoe:

In case you like troubling news delivered with a side of cute pictures.

(Source: psicologicamenteblog, via engineeringisawesome)


 This Is An Actual Design For A Bridge In China
The massive, undulating design, destined to act as a pedestrian footbridge over the Dragon King Harbour River, is the product ofNEXT Architects. Bringing three individual, swirling lanes to the picturesque landscape of Changsha, the rendering won an international competition associated with a new public park in the area.

“The construction with the intersecting connections is based on the principal of the Möbius ring,” states Michel Schreinemachers on the NEXT website. “On the other hand it refers to a Chinese knot that comes from an ancient decorative Chinese folk art,” John van de Water adds.

China has a reputation for eye-catching feats of construction, so this impossible bridge shouldn’t be all that surprising. Let us know what you think of the Möbius monument in the comments.

This Is An Actual Design For A Bridge In China

The massive, undulating design, destined to act as a pedestrian footbridge over the Dragon King Harbour River, is the product ofNEXT Architects. Bringing three individual, swirling lanes to the picturesque landscape of Changsha, the rendering won an international competition associated with a new public park in the area.

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“The construction with the intersecting connections is based on the principal of the Möbius ring,” states Michel Schreinemachers on the NEXT website. “On the other hand it refers to a Chinese knot that comes from an ancient decorative Chinese folk art,” John van de Water adds.

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China has a reputation for eye-catching feats of construction, so this impossible bridge shouldn’t be all that surprising. Let us know what you think of the Möbius monument in the comments.

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jtotheizzoe:

via geekymerch:

These awesome science and math inspired cutting boards can be found at Elysium Woodworks!

Cooking is just carefully-applied, delicious chemistry, so you might as well use as much science as possible when you’re in the kitchen!

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bobbycaputo:

Amazing Cityscape Views from the Rooftops of Dubai by Photographer Karim Nafatni

I’ve always favored bridges a little over buildings, but recently I’ve been interested in tall buildings a little more.

(Source: mymodernmet.com)

"History is actually a long series of centuries of men writing down what they thought was important and interesting, and FORGETTING TO WRITE ABOUT WOMEN. It’s also a long series of centuries of women’s work and women’s writing being actively denigrated by men. Writings were destroyed, contributions were downplayed, and women were actively oppressed against, absolutely.

In history, from primary sources through most of the 20th century (I will absolve our current century-in-progress out of kindness but let’s not kid ourselves here), the assumption has always been that men’s actions are more politically and historically significant to society, BECAUSE THEY ARE PERFORMED BY MEN."

Historically Authentic Sexism in Fantasy. Let’s Unpack That. (via tooyoungforthelivingdead)

(via gender-and-science)

"I wish it would dawn upon engineers that, in order to be an engineer, it is not enough to be an engineer."

José Ortega y Gasset (via stoweboyd)

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