Jun 20, 2007

Natural and Photoshop Beauty

Sometimes what we see is not real! It happens in case of most of the celebrity pictures that we see in magazines or posters. Before printing these pictures are edited with some effects. Today lets see some pictures of celebrity ... before and after photoshop effect!
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This Picture is the original one, before Photoshop effect!

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And this one, after the Photoshop effects! Cool!

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and this one before effect

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This is the product of Photoshop effect!

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before effect..
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after effect!

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So, now don't believe your eyes!

Source: www.ellf.ru
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Jun 19, 2007

Beautiful but Deadly!

Looks cute in color? But wait! These are some of the most deadliest Frogs in the World! So never go with the appearance....
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Most Deadly Frog

Looks Beautiful? Wait, know one fact about these frogs. Each of it can kill 100 human! Yes this the most poisonous frog in the World.

Phyllobates terribilis, shown above, has enough poison to kill 100 humans

Their poison contains toxins that dull the nerves and produce heart and repiratory failure. The skin of an adult P. terribilis has enough batrachotoxin to kill 20,000 mice, or 100 adult humans. Two-tenths of a microgram of batrachotoxin is lethal in the human blood stream and each adult P. terribilis contains nearly 200 micrograms."
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Pope Goes Solar!

Pope Benedict XVI is very very concerned about conserving resources. So, he orders to go for solar for electricity. That's a very good news. Atleast some people will be inspired by this. In many building of Vatican, solar panels will be installed. First in line is the Pope Paul VI auditorium, which seats 6,300 people.

The integrated PV cells will provide enough electrical power to provide illumination and temperature control for the auditorium. When not in use, excess power will be fed into the Vatican's grid.

Source: Discovery
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Jun 18, 2007

Technorati Profile

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Jun 17, 2007

Shadow Illusion

Shadow illusion is a great art! It gives beautiful shapes to the shadow. Even ugly things may be used for this purpose! Look at the pictures below to get an idea! Sometimes, the real thing is not beautiful as it's shadow!

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Christ the Redeemer

World's Tallest Monuments # 10

Christ the Redeemer is a large Art Deco-style statue of Jesus Christ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The statue stands 32 m tall, weighs 1000 tons and is located at the peak of the 710-m Corcovado mountain in the Tijuca Forest National Park, overlooking the city. As well as being a potent symbol of Christianity, the statue has become an icon of the city.

Source: Archibase

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The Buddha of Bamyan

World's Tallest Monuments # 9

The Buddha of Bamyan were monumental statue of standing Buddha carved into the side of a cliff in the Bamyan valley of central Afghanistan, situated 230 km northwest of Kabul. 55 meters tall. It were destroyed by the Taliban in 2001. Japan, Switzerland, and UNESCO, among others, have pledged support for the rebuilding of the statues.

Source: Archibase
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Statue of Lanshan Buddha

World's Tallest Monuments #8

The Statue of Lanshan Buddha near Lanshan. China. This monument is 71 meters tall.

Source: Archibase
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The Motherland Statue, Russia

World's Tallest Monuments #7

"The Motherland" is a monumental statue by sculptor Yevgeny Vuchetich commemorating the Battle of Stalingrad and dedicated in 1967. The significant structural engineering challenges of the 84 meter tall, 7900 ton sculpture were handled by Nikolai Nikitin. Measured from the tip of her sword to the top of the plinth, the distance is 85 meters. It is located on Mamayev Kurgan in Volgograd.

Source: Archibase
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Statue of Liberty

World's Tallest Monuments #6

Liberty Enlightening the World, known more commonly as the Statue of Liberty, is a colossal statue given to the United States by France in 1886, standing at Liberty Island, New York in the mouth of the Hudson River in New York Harbor as a welcome to all visitors, immigrants, and returning Americans.

Source: Archibase
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Statue of Peter I

World's Tallest Monuments # 5

Statue of Peter I on the bank of the Moskva River, Moscow, Russia is one of the tallest outdoor sculptures in the world.
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Kiev's statue of the Motherland

World's Tallest Monuments #4

Kiev's statue of the Motherland, a memorial of the Great Patriotic War
-World War II. The statue itself is 62 meters tall, the overall height is 102 meters.

Source: Archibase
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Yellow Chinese emperors Huangdi and Yandi

Third Tallest Monument of the World!

Statue of Yellow Chinese emperors Huangdi and Yandi, China. This structure is 103 meters tall.

Source: Archibase

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Buddhist statue of Guanyin

Yalong Wan is a local park that located at a beach 7.5 km southeast of Sanya City, China. The highlight of the park is the a 108-meter Buddhist statue of Guanyin. This statue was completed in May 2005 and is one of the tallest statues in the world.

Source: Archibase
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World's Tallest Bronze Statue

The Ushiku Daibutsu located in Ushiku, Japan, is the world's tallest freestanding bronze statue. Completed in 1995, it stands a total of 120m above the ground, including the 10m high base and 10m high lotus platform. An elevator takes visitors up to 85m off the ground, where an observation floor is located.

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Kicking a Man!

Look at this real looking picture! It's very very scary to think about the situation. But don't worry it was just a photoshop product (i think!). Enjoy!
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Kissing the Sphinx!

A nice illusion picture! A girl kisses the Sphinx in Egypt!
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Really we need Inter-species clones?

Read the news from Reuters:

"WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Making human-animal embryos for scientific experiments should be allowed because of the benefits to science and medicine, British experts said in a report released for Sunday.

Such embryos should never, however, be implanted into either a woman or an animal, said the Academy of Medical Sciences.

The combinations would include animal eggs and the nucleus, containing the genetic material, of a human being, or human embryos that carry the genetic material of an animal, the independent"
Read the complete story here Reuters!

The question is that why we are trying to mix up ourself with animals? Be it in the lab, for the benefit of humankind! Imagine how your child would look like, as a product of inter-species clone! We are sure that scientists are not going to make it happen. But, when we think about it, how does it feels? Human are human, let it remain so.

For research purpose we must not use genetic materials of human, that we are proud of!
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Jun 16, 2007

Cool Concept Trucks

Luigi Colani is a Swiss German industrial designer and the prime characteristics of his designs are the rounded, organic forms which he claims are ergonomically superior to traditional designs. He has received numerous design awards and his unconventional designs have made him famous. Look at the pictures of his cool concept truck!

Spitzer / Colani based model
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