史上初、リビア内線で自爆ドローンが対人攻撃をした可能性が高いと国連が発表

トルコ軍が遠隔操作の自爆ドローンで人間を攻撃した可能性

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 トルコ軍は昨年6月、500機を超える自爆ドローンを購入したと伝えられている。この自爆ドローンは、トルコ企業STM社が開発する4回転翼式ドローン「Kargu-2」(トルコ語で「鷹」や山間部の「望楼」の意)で、ターゲットを見つけると自動で突撃し一斉に爆発する自律型殺傷兵器だ。

 国際連合安全保障理事会は、昨年のリビア内戦時に、トルコに軍事支援要請を出していた国民合意政府(GNA)が自爆ドローンを使って、リビア国民軍(LNA)に史上初の人間に対する攻撃をした可能性があると発表した。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302647.html

史上初、リビア内戦で自爆ドローンが対人攻撃をした可能性が高いと国連が発表

トルコ軍が遠隔操作の自爆ドローンで人間を攻撃した可能性

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 トルコ軍は昨年6月、500機を超える自爆ドローンを購入したと伝えられている。この自爆ドローンは、トルコ企業STM社が開発する4回転翼式ドローン「Kargu-2」(トルコ語で「鷹」や山間部の「望楼」の意)で、ターゲットを見つけると自動で突撃し一斉に爆発する自律型殺傷兵器だ。

 国際連合安全保障理事会は、昨年のリビア内戦時に、トルコに軍事支援要請を出していた国民合意政府(GNA)が自爆ドローンを使って、リビア国民軍(LNA)に史上初の人間に対する攻撃をした可能性があると発表した。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302647.html

The Story Behind the Photographs of Stevie Nicks With Veils on the Roof of Her House in Venice Beach, 1981

Stevie Nicks from Fleetwood Mac stands in the ocean breeze with her trademark flowy dress sleeves rippling dramatically over her head. The photographs were taken by Neal Preston on the roof of Stevie’s condo in Venice Beach, CA during a shoot for People Magazine.

h/t: vintag.es

According to Preston, the wind was so strong, one of his assistants literally had to hold Stevie down by her boots.

“She was living in Venice, California, at the time and she had a condo on the top floor of a six-story building right on the sand in Venice Beach and we had a great shoot, she couldn’t have been easier. But I still wanted that one last killer photograph and I said almost at the same time as she said: ‘Why don’t we go up on the roof and shoot as the sun is going down?’ I thought it was a fantastic idea.

“She had put on this white outfit with long sleeves of fabric that really caught the wind like a sail on a sailboat. The second I put the camera to my eye the wind starts kicking up. She is posing and the sleeves are going all over the place, and I realize about three frames in that the wind is going to be blowing so hard that one gust and she could be blown right off the side of the building, six stories down, which would have ruined Time Life’s insurance department’s day.

“There was only one thing to do because we were getting great photos and the sun waits for no man and it was going down. So I made an assistant of mine lie on his stomach out of frame and I said ‘You hold on to that white boot — you do not let go.’ And that is what he did. She stayed in one place and we got great pictures. But that is why you don’t see her boots in the pictures. There could be no full-length shot.”

Preston grew up in Queens, New York. He went to Forest Hills High, the same school that spawned The Ramones. He was already photographing bands and set to go to the Philadelphia College of Art when he realized the career he had chosen didn’t need a degree.

“The day was absolutely intoxicating, and the next afternoon a bouquet of flowers arrived at my house with a note thanking me for a ‘magical shoot.’ She’s a friend for life and one of the most creative people I’ve ever met.”





SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/the-story-behind-the-photographs-of-stevie-nicks-with-veils-on-the-roof-of-her-house-in-venice-beach-1981/

“Arrival”: The Superb Digital Nostalgic Artworks of Stew Romero

“Hello everyone, I’m stew, a creative Venezuelan, I make digital collages inspired by nostalgia for the past”.

Btw, I am proud to have bought one of his works, and it is now one of the diamonds in my NFT-collection.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/arrival-the-superb-digital-nostalgic-artworks-of-stew-romero/

犬と猫のハッピーファミリー「兄ちゃん、早く元気になって!」足をケガした長男猫を気遣う弟たち

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 韓国で暮らすご主人兄弟と犬猫3兄弟のおうちに、今回事件が起こった。ペットの長男であるノルウェージャンフォレストキャットのGBくんが、足をケガしてしまったのだ。

 今日はその顛末を、動画3本立てでお届けするよ。日本語に字幕がついているので、ぜひ字幕をオンにして見て欲しいな。  続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302667.html

“Aspire to Inspire”: A Collection of Sun Spectrum Waveforms by Alyssa Morang-Pavlock

A collection of spiritual chromatic collages created by Alyssa Morang-Pavlock for your viewing pleasure…

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/aspire-to-inspire-a-collection-of-sun-spectrum-waveforms-by-alyssa-morang-pavlock/

地球を襲った5回の大量絶滅「ビッグファイブ」から学ぶ、現在進行中の種の激減が及ぼす影響

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 大量絶滅は、280万年という期間内に全種の4分の3以上が死に絶える現象と定義されている。そうした大量絶滅は、これまで5度起きたと考えられており、これらは「ビッグファイブ」と呼ばれている。

 だが、それは過去のことなどではない。現在、6度目の大量絶滅が進行しているという意見があるからだ。国際自然保護連合によると、1970年以降、脊椎動物の個体数は平均68%減少し、3万5000種が絶滅の危機にあるという。

 はたして私たちの行為は地球に生息する種にどのような影響を与えているのか? 過去に起きた大量絶滅はそれを学ぶヒントになるかもしれない。

 ここでは過去5回起きた大量絶滅イベントを1つずつ見ていこう。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302384.html

PORTAL: An Interactive Bridge to Unity Connects Two Countries

On the 26th of May Lithuania’s capital, Vilnius and Lublin in Poland became the first two cities to connect through PORTAL. This interactive installation, is a new wave community accelerator, aiming to bring people of different cultures together and encouraging them to rethink the feeling of unity.

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For the first time, different countries, cities and its’ people have such a way to connect in real-time. PORTAL – the installation broadcasting Lublin to Vilnius and vice versa – is an invitation to get to know yourself better, to experience other city, and to embrace the world surrounding you. PORTAL brings a wish for unity, especially in times like these when we are separated by various challenges and troubles disturbing our world recently.

As the authors and the initiators of the project, Vilnius-based Benediktas Gylys Foundation say, it’s time to transcend the sense of separation and to become the pioneers of a united planet.

“Humanity is facing a lot of problems, be it social polarization, climate change, or economic issues. Though if we look closely, it’s not a lack of brilliant scientists, activists or leaders, knowledge or technology that cause the fragmentation of humanity. It’s tribalism, lack of empathy, and a secluded perception of the world, which is often limited to our national borders.”

“That’s why we’ve decided to bring the crazy idea of PORTAL to life – it is a bridge to unity, an invitation to rise above prejudices, above the disagreements that belong to the past, it’s an invitation to rise above the illusion of us and them”, says Benediktas Gylys, the president of Benediktas Gylys Foundation.

It took 5 years for the team of the project to finally arrive at the first destination of PORTAL and they are extremely thankful to Lublin for bravery of becoming the first partner city and also the pioneer of unity.

Vilnius Gediminas Technical University (VILNIUS TECH), the technical heart of the project, chose the circle, a well-known and recognized sci-fi symbol for this interactive ‘bridge‘. Resembling the wheel of time, PORTAL allows a person to ‘travel‘ and experience reality on the other side of the screen. The form, minimal design, and aesthetics of the installation shape the image of a future city.

“The PORTAL from the very beginning was an impressive and exciting project. From the initial idea to the creation of an interactive bridge connecting cities, it was a complex task that needed different knowledge and technologies. From design, 3D modeling to digital content development and logistic challenges – a project like this requires a broad and multifunctional team. When diverse people succeed in working together and reach the synchrony – then such meaningful projects are born. And this is just an another example of what the united people can achieve”, says Adas Meskenas, the director of VILNIUS TECH Creativity and innovation centre ”LinkMenų fabrikas”.

The project is not a simple one-timer, the organizers plan to connect the world by dozens of PORTALS in the future. The aim is to involve communities and encourage a public movement that would create social experiments, unexpected reactions, and most important – the unity of different cities and its‘ people in the long run.



SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/05/portal-an-interactive-bridge-to-unity-connects-two-countries/

住んでいるときには気が付かなかった!家の地下に巨大な溶岩洞が存在していたのを発見(アメリカ)

家の地下に巨大な溶岩洞があることを引っ越し後に発見した夫婦

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 秘密の階段隠し部屋寝室の床ににマンホール、更には地下トンネルなど、家を購入した所有者が、時に驚くべき発見をすることがある。

 このほど、アメリカ・オレゴン州の夫婦は、4年前に購入した家の敷地の土地の地下に、巨大な溶岩洞があるのを発見した。現在、この家付き土地付き物件は溶岩洞ごと売りに出されているところだという。『Fox News』などが伝えている。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302558.html

茹でると立体化する平面パスタを開発。収納場所をとらないし輸送コストも削減できる

茹でると立体化する平面パスタ

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 世界中で深刻化するプラスチック問題。その対策として食品に使われるプラスチック容器や包装の減量化などがあげられるが、環境問題に取り組むアメリカの研究チームが目からウロコの新形状パスタを開発した。

 彼らが開発したのはなんと変形するパスタで、調理前は平らなのに茹でると立体になるのだ。

 このフラットパスタは長年培ったモーフィング技術を応用したもので、従来の変形しない立体パスタより包装コストが抑えられ、保管や輸送スペースまで節約できるという。

 単に形を変えるだけでなく、見た目や食感も伝統的なパスタに寄せた新型パスタとは?その秘密に迫ってみよう。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52302489.html