The Urban Algae Canopy by ecoLogic Studio, is a piece of bio-digital architecture on display at this year’s Expo Milano 2015, which combines micro-algal cultures and real time digital cultivation protocols.
The Roth Steyr Model 1907,
An invention of the Czech firearms designer Karl Krnka, the Roth Steyr Model 1907 is famous for being the 2nd semi automatic pistol to be officially issued to any military, and the 1st semi automatic pistol to be issued en masse to the common soldier. Unlike many pistols, which make use of a recoiling slide, the Model 1907 utilized a retractable bolt. When the pistol was fired, recoil energy would be transferred from the barrel to the bolt, causing it to retract backward. The extractor on the bolt would eject an empty casing, then a spring would drive the bolt forward, which would cock the firing pin while stripping a new cartridge from the magazine. Thus, the Model 1907 was also one of the first striker fired semi automatic pistols developed. To prevent accidental discharge while a round was chambered the Model 1907 featured a very heavy trigger pull, which tended to effect its accuracy. Regardless the Model 1907 was not drop safe. The Model 1907 also lacked a detachable magazine, a common feature of future semi automatic pistols. To load the pistol the user inserted a ten round stripper clip into the magazine, through the open breech. It was chambered for a unique cartridge called the 8mm Roth Steyer (8x18mm).
The Model 1907 became standard issue to all cavalry units of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the early 20th century up to the end of World War I. Between 1908 and 1914, 99,000 were produced for the Austro-Hungarian Army. Several hundred were also sold on the civilian market. After the breakup of the Austro-Hungarian Empire in 1918, the supply of Roth Steyer pistols was divided up among the successor nations of the empire. Others were exported to Italy and Poland after the war. As a result, Yugoslavia, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Italy, and Poland fielded the M1907 throughout the interwar period and during World War II.
Animal studies by Albrecht Dürer (1471–1528)
I love my tank, so this a shameless reblog.
golden eagle. (at Black Vulture Gallery)
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- Armed men raided the offices of Sudanese daily paper Al-Tayar on Saturday, confiscated and destroyed equipment, and beat the editor.
- At Foreign Affairs: ”Why the Central African Republic has many peacekeepers, but no peace.”
- Two explosions in Nigeria Wednesday, one targeting an opposition leader and another a prominent Muslim cleric, left at least 42 dead.
- Clashes between militias in Libya left 47 dead last week.
- 21 Egyptian soldiers were killed in an attack on a border checkpoint over the weekend.
- Amazing and terrible photos from the last couple of weeks in Gaza by Time's Alessio Romenzi.
- 15 were killed yesterday when Israeli shelling struck a UN-run school in Gaza. The current death toll in Gaza has passed 800.
- According to UN calculations, one child is killed every hour in Gaza.
- The Israeli Broadcasting Authority has banned a radio ad from human rights group B’Tselem listing out the names of some of the dead Palestinian children from the past 17 days of conflict.
- Clashes erupted in the West Bank as protests mounted against Israel’s shelling of a UN school in Gaza. Two Palestinian protesters were killed. A “day of rage” is planned for this, the last Friday of Ramadan.
- A BBC interview with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.
- The UN Human Rights Council has voted to launch an independent investigation into human rights violations in Israeli operations in Gaza. 29 voted in favor and 17 abstained. The sole “no” vote belonged to the United States.
- The Lebanese parliament failed for the ninth time to elect a new president.
- According to the Syrian opposition, last Thursday and Friday 700 Syrians were killed in conflict — the deadliest two days of fighting in the war.
- The UN sent trucks of food and other supplies across the Turkish border and into rebel-held Syrian territory, in defiance of the Syrian government.
- Iraqi parliament elected Kurdish politician Fouad Massoum the new president.
- The veracity of the claim that ISIS called on Iraqi women to undergo genital mutilation is called into question.
- Four journalists have been detained in Tehran, including Washington Post reporter Jason Rezaian and his wife, The National reporter Yeganeh Salehi.
- Many obstacles block prosecution of those responsible for MH17.
- Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseniy Yatsenyuk has resigned following the collapse of the governing coalition.
- A Ukrainian journalist working as a freelancer for CNN was abducted Tuesday by pro-Russian separatists.
- A dispatch from the front lines with Ukrainian rebels.
- RFE/RL interviews an Armenian who says he was recruited in Moscow to fight for the separatist movement in Ukraine.
- A mass grave unearthed in Slovyansk, Ukraine, contains 20 bodies believed to have been killed by pro-Russian separatists.
- Ongoing questions about US intelligence prior to the downing of MH17.
- C.J. Chivers on the continued dangers of Soviet surplus arms in Ukraine.
- Jon Lee Anderson on proxy war in Ukraine.
- Six players for the football club Shakhtar Donetsk refused to return to the conflict-torn region of Ukraine after playing a friendly against France. One, Fred, has since returned.
- The European Court of Human Rights found that Poland broke the human rights convention in assisting the CIA in the detention and torture of Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. Poland is the first to be held accountable for participation in CIA extraordinary rendition programs.
- Two Russian activists sentenced to four and a half years in a prison colony.
- Two Finnish aid workers were shot dead in Herat, Afghanistan.
- Matthew Rosenberg on the squabble-ridden audit of the Afghan election.
- The Afghan police officer charged with killing AP photographer Anja Niedringhaus has been convicted and sentenced to death.
- 15 members of the Hazara community were killed by Taliban gunmen as they travelled through the Afghan province of Ghor.
- Civilians caught in the crossfire in Myanmar’s northern Kachin state.
- The National Journal on the broad parameters for putting someone on the terror watchlist.
- A clip from the upcoming documentary The Kill Team by Dan Krauss, about the killing of civilians by a group of US soldiers in Afghanistan.
Photo: Gaza. A Palestinian man holds a young girl injured during the Israeli shelling of a UN school yesterday. Alessio Romenzi/TIME.
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Anonymous said: What is the difference between internally and externally threaded jewelry? (I know that internally threaded is much safer and better, but I don't know what internally or externally threaded even actually means) Thanks for running such a great resource!!
This photo should help show the difference. Sorry, don’t know who created the photo to give credit where it’s due. Externally threaded jewelry will have threads that will pass right through the piercing causing damage every time it’s inserted or removed. They don’t make high quality externally threaded jewelry so it’s a quick visual to figure out if it’s good jewelry or not. Not all internally threaded jewelry is high quality of course, but it’s a good start to be able to quickly identify a lot of bad jewelry out there. Internally threaded jewelry will have a smooth edge that won’t damage your piercing.