In the cinema history, there are few men who are so important and so unfairly forgotten as Georges Méliès. Excepting the shooting and projecting equipment, it would be no exaggeration to say that Méliès invented absolutely everything on cinema: the filming studios, the cinematographic genres, the screenplays, the mechanical and chemical techniques, the special effects. He was the pioneer in everything he did - and he did it with such an imagination and mastery that great filmmakers like Chaplin or Griffith recognized his influence and inspiration.
Friday, November 22, 2013
Crater Lake is a caldera lake located in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148 foot (655 m) deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 (± 150) years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
by Linda Descano
Each and every day, we negotiate when we want something - be it help, advice, money, or better behavior - from someone else - our partner, our nanny, our employees, and our children. The easiest way to become comfortable in these less risky negotiations, says negotiation guru, Linda Swindling, is to watch powerful negotiators in action. She explains, "Influencers and decision makers ask questions and make decisions no matter how big or small the encounter. The best negotiators are professional and comfortable with everyone they meet from the front line to CEOs." As with many things, preparation also is key. Here are seven dos and don'ts for preparing to tackle negotiations, whether of the low-stakes, "little n," or high-stakes, "big N," variety:
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Below is a list of the world's biggest human body parts…
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
Monday, November 18, 2013
This is a collection of the most spectacular lookouts, observation decks, and viewing platforms from all over the world. You’ll find the world’s most scary, breathtaking, and awesome, the 10 astonishing viewing platforms and skywalks.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
It’s a desk lamp that combines smart design and state-of-the art technology, inspired by the idea of tangible interaction. This concept lamp provides the individual and flexible lighting, there’s no need for conventional on-off switch. You can adjust the position and dimension of the illuminated areas by moving 4 rings stringed to the 90cm long fixtures in horizontal direction.
By Simon Griffin
We’re all aware of how simple mistakes in hospitals can have disastrous consequences. But, as horrible as some of the stories can be, most of them do not involve malicious intent. And we would like to think that the people we’re entrusting our health to will always have our best interests at heart. But the frightening reality is that, on some rare occasions, this has not always been the case.