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Switzerland is Prepared for Civilizational Collapse - Marginal REVOLUTION
More than any other country, Switzerland’s ethos is centered around preparing for civilizational collapse. All around Switzerland, for example, one can find thousands of water fountains fed by natural springs. Zurich is famous for its 1200 fountains, some of them […]
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5 days ago by aries1988
National Corvette Museum Has Restored the Last of the Sinkhole Vettes | News | Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog
Exactly four years ago, a massive sinkhole appeared directly under the National Corvette Museum, swallowing eight of the rarest and most special Corvettes on Earth. Of the eight, five were put back on display unrestored, and two were brought back to their original condition by the General Motors heritage program. The last one, a 1962 Corvette finished in Tuxedo Black, has just finished its restoration process, and it looks stunning.
Fortunately for us, the museum set up cameras and recorded the entire restoration process from start to finish. Although it may not have looked it from some of the footage, the car needed some major repairs. There were several splits in its fiberglass body, and plenty of other exterior damage.
cars  corvette  museum  disaster 
6 days ago by rgl7194
Survival Capsule
The Survival Capsule is patented as a personal safety system (PSS), designed as a sphere to protect against tsunami events, tornadoes, hurricanes, earthquakes, and storm surges.
survival  tsunami  flood  pod  disaster  preparedness 
12 days ago by kybernetikos
How Students Restored Photos Damaged by Hurricane Harvey
After Hurricane Harvey slammed Texas, there was a group of high school students who partnered with volunteer organizations to help rescure family photos damaged in the disaster. Here’s a 4-minute film by Adobe Students about the project.
Many photos that had been exposed to water had ink bleeding across the paper and destroying most of the image.
“I lost everything,” says one victim. “The house can be replaced, but our pictures can’t.”
The incredible work by those involved brought everyone in the video to tears, both the victims and the restorers themselves. It’s an incredibly uplifting video, and you may need a box of tissues at hand yourself.
“I thought I lost it all, that means the world to me,” says another person who lost precious photos to the hurricane.
Here are some of the before and after images showing what the restorations achieved...
photography  disaster 
12 days ago by rgl7194
‘A tale of decay’: the Houses of Parliament are falling down
"Travelling around this strange land is a fraught business. One is constantly committing mysterious, minor infractions. It is like being in a country where the language is comprehensible, but the codes of behaviour are opaque. From the Central Lobby, for example, four corridors radiate. There is no sign to tell you that you cannot take the one that leads to the House of Commons: but if you accidentally stray there, you will get an imperious ticking-off from one of the Palace doorkeepers. I was reprimanded for loitering 'on the blue carpet' in the Prince’s Chamber, and for speaking in the Royal Robing Room, which is sometimes allowed and sometimes not. Floors, as it happens, are important: green carpets mean you are in the part of the building owned by the Commons; red carpets mean the Lords. Notices pinned everywhere contribute extra layers of admonition and exhortation. There’s a staircase that may be used only by MPs; a lift that cannot be used if the Lords are in division – that is, voting by walking into separate lobbies. The yeoman usher, described on parliament’s website as 'the deputy to the gentleman usher of the black rod', has a parking space reserved exclusively for his bicycle."
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13 days ago by bankbryan

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