これがメキシコ。麻薬王エル・チャポの大邸宅が宝くじの1等の景品に

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 メキシコで、政府が主催する国営宝くじが行われたが、今回世間の注目を集めたのは景品の1等となる邸宅だった。

 資産価値が約2000万円と推定されたその邸宅は、麻薬王エル・チャポの名で知られたホアキン・グスマンの隠れ家の1つだったのだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305984.html

NOMAD APPLE WATCH SPORT BAND



Nomad have introduced some awesome sport Apple Watch bands to their line up of straps. After capturing our interest with their very cool Titanium bands, the brand have now introduced a band for active lifestyles. Built around a minimalist design meant to keep the weight low and ventilation high, the Nomad Sport Band is finished with a custom-designed pin and tuck closure mechanism that is both slim and secure. The band is an excellent balance of comfort and durability and allows for quick wipe clean after a workout. Available in several colors

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RAPHA X POC CYCLING HELMETS



Cycling brand Rapha has teamed up with Swedish helmet experts POC, for these special edition helmets with SPIN safety technology. The collaboration includes two helmets - the Omne Air SPIN (designed for daily commuting, weekend rides as well as gravel adventures) and the Ventral Air SPIN (delivers the performance of a road racing helmet), both feature Poc?s SPIN silicone pad technology, with pads positioned in critical locations throughout the helmet, designed to shear, absorbing the rotational forces upon impact. Both helmets also feature 360-degree adjustment system and SPIN rotational impact technology. Available now in several colors.

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NEWTRAL ERGONOMIC CHAIR



Many of us spend most of their day in front of a computer, and if you do not have a workstation that is ergonomic, you could be causing more harm to your body than you realize. The Newtral Ergonomic Chair aims to do just that, by helping us keep our bodies healthy as we work. The chair was designed from the ground up to deliver the perfect ergonomics, it features an innovative spinal support system that helps prevent slouching and fatigue, and is almost endlessly adjustable to dial in the perfect fit. This keeps you sitting up straight while working or relaxing to reduce pressure and back pain from sitting for a long period of time. There is also a dynamic fully adjustable headrest to reduce the strain on the neck and shoulders, adjustable armrests, and a footrest extension that provides the perfect angle to rest during breaks. watch the video below

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高専生の人工衛星、来月宇宙へ!

本日も最新衛星ニュース!

来月宇宙へ 高専生が人工衛星「KOSEN-1」を開発【香川】

以前から話題になっている、イプシロン5号機の打ち上げが、来月10月1日。
そこに搭載される人工衛星が【木星電波観測衛星KOSEN-1】です。
2年5か月をかけて作り上げられたもので、多くの苦労があったといいます。


続きをみる

SOURCE: https://note.com/team_building/n/nf931faaf7359

猫の国トルコには、ホームレス猫専用の素敵な宿泊施設が複数存在する

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 猫の聖地といえばトルコだろう。過去にも、人間の病院に助けを求めてやって来た野良の母猫に緊急対応したり、野良猫たちが凍えないようにと自分の店を猫たちのために提供してあげたりと、トルコは猫にやさしい国であることが知られている。

 そんなトルコの複数の都市には、ホームレス(野良猫)専用の宿泊施設が存在するという。地域自治体などによって管理された「猫の町」では、野良猫たちがのんびりと寛いで穏やかに暮らしているようだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305964.html

心臓の不思議。同じ物語を別々に聞いている時、人の心拍数はシンクロする

同じ物語を聞いているとき、人の心拍数は同期する
 興味深い物語を聞いている人々の心臓の中では不思議なことが起きている。心拍数がシンクロ(同期)して、同じような変動を見せるのだ。

 同じ演劇を見ている観客や、恋人たちの心拍数がシンクロすることについては、これまでの研究で知られていた。しかし今回明らかになったのは、同じ物語を別々にひとりで聞いている人たちの心拍数も同期するということだ。

 同じような現象は、退屈な説明ビデオを見ているときにも確認されている。こうした事実は、心臓をコントロールする認知機能があるらしいことを示唆しているそうだ。 続きを読む

SOURCE: https://karapaia.com/archives/52305970.html

French Artist Adds Celebrities Into Classical Paintings

People of status always dominated in portraits, not only because of their elevated social rank but also because it cost a fortune to commission a painting. Nowadays, however, there are millions of cheaper and faster ways to immortalize one’s image, making portrait paintings a somewhat unnecessary medium.

Just like the medium, the subjects of portraits have also changed: royalty and nobles don’t have as much importance as they used to have, and they’ve slowly been exchanged for a modern version of people of status — celebrities. Instagram artist Kyès digitally recreates classical paintings by substituting people that were important back in the day with people who are considered to be important in pop culture nowadays.

In short, this substitution works, probably because the classical painting style subconsciously elevates the subject of the painting onto a higher plane than just simply mundane. A modern analogy would be a “star,” which also signifies this sort of specialness. In other words, classical paintings and celebrities are a match made in heaven.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/french-artist-adds-celebrities-into-classical-paintings/

Weird And Wonderful Illustrated Letters From A 16th Century Songbook

The Songbook of Zeghere van Male contains local and international 500 year old songs and motets. Made in 1542, the 1200-page long book is rich in illuminations, depicting ornamental and historiated initials and interlinear drawings not necessarily related to its content.

Also known by its call number MS 125-128 in Cambrai’s Mediathèque Municipale, the late Medieval work consists of four complementary part-books: Superius, Altus, Tenor, & Bass. And each part features bizarre, amusing and scatological illustrated letters.

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SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/weird-and-wonderful-illustrated-letters-from-a-16th-century-songbook/

Photos of Mark Frechette and Daria Halprin During the Filming of ‘Zabriskie Point’, 1970

Zabriskie Point is a 1970 American drama film directed by Michelangelo Antonioni and starring Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, and Rod Taylor. It was widely noted at the time for its setting in the counterculture of the United States. Some of the film’s scenes were shot on location at Zabriskie Point in Death Valley.

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The film was an overwhelming commercial failure, and was panned by most critics upon release. Its critical standing has increased, however, in the decades since. It has to some extent achieved cult status and is noted for its cinematography, use of music, and direction.

Following prolonged publicity and controversy in North America throughout its production, Zabriskie Point had its premiere at Walter Reade’s Coronet Theatre in New York City on February 5, 1970, almost four years after Antonioni began pre-production and over a year and a half after shooting began, before being generally released on February 9, 1970. Despite the explicit language and sexual content, the film received an R rating rather than an X, in a shift in the MPAA’s policy.


















SOURCE: https://designyoutrust.com/2021/09/photos-of-mark-frechette-and-daria-halprin-during-the-filming-of-zabriskie-point-1970/