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Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Scientists find the world's oldest color

Scientists have found what they say is the oldest color in the world, namely bright pink. The facts about the history of the pigment were discovered after researchers destroyed 1.1 billion years old rocks in flakes of marine deposits found in the rocky layers of the Sahara Desert, in the Taoudeni basin of Mauritania (western Africa).
Biogeochemistry lab manager Janet Hope from the ANU research school of earth sciences holds a vial of coloured porphyrins (pink coloured liquid), believed to be some of the oldest pigments in the world. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wjcSHB)
"Of course you might say that everything (rocks) has several colors," said Prof. Jochen Brocks, senior researcher leader from the Australian National University. "What we found was the oldest biological color," he continued as quoted by The Guardian on Wednesday, June 11, 2018.

Then, Prof. Brocks compared it to the discovery of a 100 million-year-old T-Rex bone. "It (the T-Rex bone fossil) also has color, but tends to have a gray pigment base, or brown. But that won't tell you what T-Rex's skin is like," Prof Brocks continued.
The oldest color pigments in the world are found from marine animals fossils of hundreds of millions of years old. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2PtUkx4)
He explained that the newest pigment molecules found by his team did not come from large creatures, but microscopic organisms that lived in the early era of the formation of the Earth.

The oldest color, was first discovered by a doctoral student named Nur Gueneli, who destroyed fossil rocks into powder. Then, she extracts and analyzes the molecules of ancient organisms from the chemicals they contain.

Gueneli said the pigment was half a billion years older than the discovery of the previous fossil pigment. "Bright pink pigments are molecular fossils of chlorophyll produced by ancient photosynthetic organisms, which inhabit ancient oceans," she said in a statement. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | THE GUARDIAN]
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

The Body becomes a Tree

Have you ever imagined a cemetery area that was originally known with a tense, scary and lonely atmosphere, then turned into a green landscape full of trees, beautiful and harmonious? Actually, there are many ideas that have been initiated to make funeral concepts in the last decade, recently there is one concept that has been widely highlighted and has invited many pros and cons comments. The concept came from Italy.
There's a video that describes the concept of organic graves being viral on social media. And those video was uploaded in the Facebook social media through the "Be Inspired Aspire" pages, and has been watched more than 36 millions times.

The video introduces an environmentally friendly organic burial "coffin" concept to turn tombstone graves into a unique innovation called Capsula Mundi. These Capsula Mundi concept was first put forward by Anna Citelli and Raoul Bretezel, who made a burial pods or called the Capsula Mundi, where these pods serves as a fertilizer for the tree.
Capsula Mundi burial concept. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2KSsVSd)
The idea is to place the body in a position like a fetus in the womb in a biodegradable burial pods. The pods are then planted on the ground with seeds or trees. The seeds are placed in a jar that stores the ashes below with a mixture of soil. In the Bios jar, the seeds that are planted take food from ash when it grows into a tree.

In Twitter, Capsula Mundi uploaded a picture of a tree hugged by someone and added with a little comment. "
My grandma is an oak tree. She chose to do this because she preferred a tree to a tombstone. And when I visit the wood, I feel grandma is still with me," wrote the @capsula_mundi account accompanied by hashtag #lifeneverstops #greenburial #trees. 
It is unfortunate until now the Capsula Mundi are still a concept because many people think it violates the rules and some norms about burying a body under the tree. In addition, not many people who want to buried in such a way and it turns out to cost quite a lot.

And Capsula Mundi claimed, if this idea is practiced, then people will visit the forest as a cemetery to remember their loved ones. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | CAPSULA MUNDI]
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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Cool automotive nuanced furnitures

After we discuss a lot of articles about automotive things, maybe there is nothing wrong if on this occasion we talk about something different but still in the feel of the automotive.
An image of innovative recycled car parts couch. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uxEc4L)
Many ways to thicken the feel of the automotive at your home or work space. The most common is to put the racing memorabilia or miniature of your favorite vehicle brands, etc. But if that way is still lacking, maybe it's time for you to adopt the automotive nuanced furnitures.
Mustang pool table. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uxEc4L)
These way has been tried to be offered by the Polish manufacturer of luxury furniture named Design Epicentrum. Through some of their products, the Poznan-based company gives you a chance to have the Lamborghini cars pieces for your favorite space at home.

1. Lamborghini Aventador couch
If already smitten after seeing the picture in the brochure and ordered it, then the consumers still have to be patient. Because as quoted from Autoevolution, Design Epicentrum takes about four months to complete one unit of these sofa.
Lamborghini Aventador couch. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uLC7lk)
For specification, the sofa with Aventador fascia shape is made using fiberglass material and medium-density fiberboard on the back. For the color, obviously can be adjusted to your demand as the customer.

2. Lamborghini Murcielago desk
To complement the sofa set above, Design Epicentrum also provides a table with a similar theme. But, these table takes the design of another Lamborghini model ie Murcielago.
Lamborghini Murcielago desk. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uLC7lk)
Keep in mind, the furnitures in question above was not the original Lambo parts but only the form that esembles it. But if you want the furniture made from the original car components, so you can check the next part below.

3. RedBull racing car exhaust lamps
Unlike the sofas and tables as mentioned earlier, these lamp set is the original component that taken of the Infiniti RedBull racing team cars that won the title of the Winning Constructor four times. These are the original parts was ever used on Mark Webber or Sebastien Vettel cars on the Formula-1 racing track.
RedBull racing car exhaust lamps. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uLC7lk)
To get these exhaust, the consumers can begin to contact Racing Gold, the company that has a specialization to "collect" the historical car components that taken of the racecourse.
An innovative recycled exhaust parts lamps. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2uLC7lk)
If You want to see more models of furniture made from recycled or unused vehicle parts, please feel free to push here. Hopefully this will be an inspiration for you to beautify your favorite room at home with a thick automotive nuance. 

I think, all of these ideas above are quite interesting isn't it? *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | AUTOEVOLUTION | THE GASPOL]
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

The 15 Biggest Things that ever existed or lived on Earth to date (Part-2)

Humans are always obsessed with something big. All things. Especially those who had lived before or existed to this day on Earth. From the biggest animals to the largest flower petals.
Quote of Carlos Slim. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wE42pb)
Here are the 2nd part or it can be said as the 7 Biggest things that existed to this day on our amazing planet that make us all feel very small also:

7. The Biggest Cave on Earth
A cave located in Phong Nha-Ka Bang National Park in Vietnam is crowned as the biggest and most beautiful cave in the world. The cave has a length of more than 5 kilometers with a width of 150 meters.

Inside one of the caves in Phong Nha National Park, Vietnam. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wAiIG2)

6. The Biggest Tree on Earth
The sequoia tree is the largest living thing on planet earth to date. This tree can grow as high as 275 feet (83.82 meters), with a diameter of 8 meters.

Sequoia tree (Sequoiadendron giganteum) at Sequoia National Park. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2gAivcx)

5. The Biggest Living Organism on Earth
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living organism on the planet with a length of 2,300 kilometers. It is a mosaic of about 2,900 offshore reefs and coastal waters. By comparison, the reef ecosystem of 135,000 square miles is the same as the size of the German's territory.
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven wonders of the natural world. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2gAplii)

4. The Biggest Mushroom on Earth 
Armillaria solidipes that grows in the region of Blue Montains, Oregon, United States. This fungus covers an area of ​​965 hectares or about 1665 times the area of ​​football field. This largest mushroom was discovered in 1998. It is estimated that this fungus is already 2,400 years old.
Armillaria solidipes is one of the biggest mushroom ever known. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wAlNpA)

3. The Biggest Fruit on Earth Today
Jackfruit is the largest fruit on earth that grows from trees. The biggest jackfruit can reach 90 cm with 50 cm diameter.

The Jackfruit is the largest tree borne fruit in the world. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2eFJ0At)

2. The Biggest Flower in the World
Rafflesia arnoldi is the largest flower in the world. This Indonesian flower can reach weight 24 Kg with height 100 cm.
Rafflesia Arnoldii is blooming in the Taba Penanjung Nature Reserve, Bengkulu. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wDedZO)

1. The Biggest Animals on Earth Today
Blue whales are the largest animals that living on Earth today. Its length reaches 33 meters with a weight of nearly 150 tons.
The Blue Whales is the biggest animal on Earth today. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2gH4ptL)
That's the 15 biggest things that ever existed or lived on Earth to date. It is fitting for us when living on Earth should be smart to be grateful, humble and always distanced themselves from the arrogance and feel as the greatest. (Back to previous part.) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DREAM.CO.ID]
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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

The 15 Biggest Things that ever existed or lived on Earth to date (Part-1)

Humans are always obsessed with something big. All things. Especially those who had lived before or existed to this day on Earth. From the biggest animals to the largest flower petals. 
Quote of Chad Michael Murray. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2x6J83O)
Here are the first part or it can be said as the 8 Biggest things that ever lived on Earth that make us all feel very small:

15. The Biggest Beast Ever Lived on Earth
Amphicoelia is the biggest animal ever to live on Earth. This herbivorous dinosaur lived about 145-161 million years ago. Because of its size, Amphicoelia can have a length up to 58 meters.
Amphicoelia is the biggest animal ever to live on Earth. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2iXXb5t)

14. The Biggest Flying Animals Ever Lived on Earth
Quetzalcoatlus that lived about 66-68 million years ago. This pterosaur is the largest flying animal in the history of the planet. Its wings span can reach 12-15 meters.
The size of Quetzalcoatlus compares with human and giraffe. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2iYTyfh)

13. The Biggest Bird Ever Lived on Earth
Argentavis that lived about 5-8 million years ago. This biggest creature is one of the largest birds in Earth's history. The length of its wings alone can reach nearly 7 meters. Uniquely, Argentavis loves eating (ancient) mice.
The Argentavis is one of the largest birds to ever roam the skies. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2iYERc6)

12. The Biggest Snake Ever Lived on Earth
Titanoboa who ever lived about 58-61 million years ago. This 'monster' is still related to the Boa snake has a length of up to 13 meters!
Replica of Titanoboa snake monster at New York Grand Central Station on March 22. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2eXDm9K)

11. The Biggest Deer Ever Live on Earth
The Irish Elk or Giant Deer (Megaloceros giganteus) is the biggest deer that ever lived. The last species of this animal is estimated to live about 7,700 years ago. This giant deer has a size of about 2.1 meters or 7 feet high up on his shoulders. It has the largest antler horn of each cervid, about 3.65 meters / 12 meters from end to end and weighs up to 90 pounds.
The Irish Elk or Giant Deer (Megaloceros giganteus) is the biggest deer that ever lived. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2eXVkJa)

10. The Biggest Bear Ever Lived on Earth
The giant short-faced bear (Arctodus) is one of the largest carnivorous mammals that ever lived on earth during the ice age. If standing, this bear has a height of 4.5 meters. The bear with the strongest jaw on earth was extinct about 14,000 years ago.
The giant short-faced bear (Arctodus Simus) is the biggest bear that ever lived on Earth. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2gH4ptL)

9. The Biggest Ape Ever Lived on Earth
Gigantopithecus is the greatest ape of all time, it lived about 1 million years ago. Scientists believe that Gigantopithecus has a height of about 4 meters, weighs 550 kilos, and most eat bamboo.
The Gigantopithecus is the biggest ape that ever lived on Earth. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2wAqCiR)

8. The Biggest Sea Scorpion Ever Lived on Earth
Jaekelopterus rhenaniae is the biggest bug ever known. Its fearsome fossil claw discovered in Germany has size of a large crocodile, 390-million-year-old sea scorpion was the top predator of its day, slicing up fish and cannibalizing its own kind in coastal swamp waters, fossil experts say. They can grow up to 2.5 meters.
The Jaekelopterus rhenaniae is the biggest bug ever known lived on Earth. (Picture from: http://bit.ly/2gGnbBi)
The first part is closed up here and will continue on the next section which can be said to be the 7 Biggest things that ever lived on Earth to this day. (Jump to next part) *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DREAM.CO.ID]
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Here it is most valuable HW diecast collection in the world

One diecast Volkswagen Kombi collected by a Hot Wheels (HW) enthusiast of the East Coast, the United States named Bruce Pascal, estimated to have reached US. $150 thousand or approximately Rp.2 billion..

"It is the most valuable Hot Wheels diecast in the world, named VW Beach Bomb Rear-Loader pink colored," said Pascal, as quoted from Barcroft TV.
Pink-colored VW Beach Bomb Rear-Loader, the most valuable Hot Wheels diecast in the world with a value of $150 thousand. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fnUrR)
According to him, the uniqueness of this diecast is the first Hot Wheels products made of metal materials. In addition, there are still parts of the diescast ie two surf boards were placed in the rear. Most surfboards sticking out of the back window.

Then the top of the HW diecast fitted sunroof. "The car toy like this only made two units in the world with the color of pink," he added. Because the value of this toy is so fantastic, it is not surprising if the VW Beach Bomb Rear-Loader was kept in a special box in his house..
Bruce Pascal, a HW enthusiast of the East Coast, the United States who has collected approximately 3,500 HW diecasts worth of US. $1 million or approx Rp.13,3 billion. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1fnUrR)
Pascal himself has collected Hot Wheels diecast since he was 7 years old, as a gift given by his father. Since then he began to like the car toys and collect them one by one until thousands. By this time he already had collected approximately 3,500 Hot Wheels in his home. The value of all the collection is worth of US. $1 million or approximately Rp.13,3 billion.
All of his collection he kept in a room that is also used as an office. Inevitably the wall the whole room was filled with a collection of Hot Wheels are laid out very neatly, so that Pascal can enjoy them anytime.. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | R&T]
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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

This is a smart Le Super Bike

Chinese technology companies LeEco introduce an Android-based smart bike called 'Le Super Bike.' Smart bicycle is equipped with various additional features which make motorists can use more than just a means of transportation. In its debut event, held at the Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, recently, LeEco exhibited several Le Super Bike that can be tested directly by the invited guests.
This is a smart Le Super Bike. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1f4nMU)
The bike with carbon frame is also equipped with a Shimano Deore 30-speed gear, has a 4-inch touch screen Android device in the center of the handlebars as well, and using Bike OS interface.

This device makes Le Super Bike riders can access the GPS-based navigation applications, listen to music, to know how far that has been taken. Beside that, the rider can control main features through three buttons on the center of the bike, ie the power, camera and light.
These LeEco bike is also equipped with laser lights that serve to secure boundary lines on either side of the bike. And Le Super Bike also been equipped with security feature to lock its rear wheels. The bikes that have a fingerprint sensor and alarm security can be tracked if stolen. *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | DIGITALTRENDS]
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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Is it true, the pizza maker robots will take over the work of humans?

The car industry is the first step where the robots have taken over the jobs of men. Now, there is another story of the pizza maker robots.

Zume Pizza is a pizza start-up company in Mountain View, California. They used a robot to spray the sauce, flattening it, and then put the dough in the oven. And human intervention (for the moment) in the cheese-making process simply sprinkled cheese and prepare a pizza topping.
(An illustration) Is it true, the robots will take over the work of humans? (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ezjL4)
Julia Collins, co-founder and co-CEO of Zume Pizza said that the company was looking for the robots which can press and process the dough, and another robots to add the cheese and toppings. Well, maybe you could recommend one of your robot acquaintances that has experience working in a restaurant?

Humans have not fully come out of this company. However, some people worry that the robots will take over the jobs in the food industry, Collins assured the company's attitude on this assumption. There will be no man who worked in Zume are threatened on the use of robots in the company. "It was really a promise we made to our employees," said Collins.
A human Zume employee retrieves a pizza from the behemoth robot behind her. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ezjuW)
Someone has to keep serving customers by delivering the pizza. Until now, such work is still dealt with humans. Yes, Zume was thinking about the future of pizza delivery process as well.
The kitchen at Zume Pizza looks more like a manufacturing plant than the back room of a restaurant. (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ezjTj)
Currently, the company has penetrated the smartphone application for a more efficient process. They record based on the previous customer orders, so that they can prepare pizza even before you said orders. They were ready to deliver your pizza right on time *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | BUSSINESSINSIDER]
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Friday, October 21, 2016

The latest flavorings device, makes the food taste becomes more palatable

Introducing here's the 'Taste Buddy,' an electronic device designed to help improve the taste and help person's appetite. The researchers from City University London have developed a prototype that can improve the taste of your tongue.

This device consists of a two-centimeter-sized instrument attached to the processing device. By simply placing the device on one's tongue, the device can stimulate appetite and changing the tastes through thermal and electrical signals.
Professor Adrian Cheok playing around with the latest prototype of the 'Taste Buddy.' (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ezgW0)
"Something that started as a fun engineering experiment has now led to something much more interesting with the potential to generate a positive impact," said the lead researcher Professor Adrian Cheok, a professor of computing at City University London in a statement.

"The Taste Buddy is a remarkable result of skilled science and engineering that work in conjunction with something fun. And finally the Taste Buddy may ultimately help rescue someone's life, by allowing someone to turn to in a healthy diet that may not fit on the everyone tongues," he added.
The latest prototype of the 'Taste Buddy.' (Picture from: http://adf.ly/1ezgW0)
Currently, the device only stimulate the sweet or salty tastes. However, the team hope in the near future they can provide a better device and can embrace all the flavors and tastes. They even predict these tools may eventually make taste of a piece of tofu like a steak for example.

This is just a beginning of a big plan belongs Cheok and his team, they estimate this type of technology could be available much in the next 20 years and can be installed throughout everyday appliances, such as cutlery, cups, and cans. Bon appetit..! *** [EKA | FROM VARIOUS SOURCES | IFLSCIENCE]
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