“In 1965, Enrico and Luzia Hartsuyker launched Biopolis: a model for a new urban culture. It served as an alternative to the growing urbanisation in the Netherlands since 1945 and the modernistic ideas on separating functions such as living, working and recreation. Compact and flexible, Biopolis is still topical and relevant in terms of sustainable urbanisation.”
Vancouver-based artist Bill Pechet of Pechet Studio has teamed up with lighting co-designer Chris Pekar of Lightworks and Montreal-based LED lighting manufacturer Lumenpulse to create one remarkable public art installation called Emptyful. The towering structure, which mimics a mammoth sized laboratory flask, stands 35-feet tall and 31-feet wide, weighing in at approximately 48,500 lbs. Located at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library Plaza, Pechet’s sculpture serves as a real crowd pleaser, grabbing the attention of visitors and casual pedestrians alike.
The Cassini spacecraft takes a close look at a row of craters on Saturn’s moon Tethys during the spacecraft’s April 14, 2012, flyby of the moon.
Three large craters are visible along the terminator between day and night on Tethys (660 miles, or 1,062 kilometers across). The larger Odysseus crater also can be seen in profile on the right of the image. Odysseus Crater is 280 miles (450 kilometers) across. See The Great Basin for a closer view of Odysseus.