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Mechanical Insects Made of Watch Parts

Chicago-based artist Justin Gershenson-Gates, also known as A Mechanical Mind constructs small steampunk insects by meticulously soldering together gears, springs and other watch parts. The robotic crawlers posses an intriguing quality, which unites life and machinery. Their long, thin metallic legs, fragile wings and and clicking noise compose the perfect scenario for a science fiction horror film.

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Vinyl Library Opens in Seoul

Ga.A Architects founder Moongyu Choi designed a music library in the heart of Seoul, Korea. Commissioned by the credit card company HyundaiCard, the building is composed of three-stories and a concert room. In the catalogue of the vinyl library, one can find 10,000 vinyls with available turntables, 3,000 books and every issue of Rolling Stone since 1967. 

Son Doong cave, the largest in the world, was only recently discovered in 2009. Accessible only after a couple days hike through the jungle and other sections of the cave, this particular cave passage opens up to one of it’s most stunning viewpoints. For size reference, the tiny white dot on top of one of the middle green spires in the way back is another persons headlamp! Photo by @jasonspethphoto

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Impressive GIFs of City Lights at Night

London-based designer Troy Hyde’s ingenious photography project titled, Lightscapes are composed of satellite images of the world’s most brightest and busiest cities. Hyde transforms each image into a GIF by adding a flickering element. Each twinkle signifies the livelihood of the “hustle and bustle” found in large cities such as Las Vegas, Cairo, London, Tokyo and Madrid among many others. The aerial also view gives one the impression of hovering above the illuminated cities by plane. By reversing the perspective of the night sky, the artist urges us to look down on Earth at the sparkling cities, instead of up at the starry night sky. 

Las Vega, Neverda

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

Antwerp, Belgium

Cairo, Egypt

Chicago, Illinois 

El Paso, Texas

Tokyo Bay, Japan

Hong Kong, China

Houston, Texas

London, England

Los Angeles, California 

Madrid, Spain

Montreal, Canada

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

São Paulo, Brazil

Seoul, South Korea

NATURE IS SPEAKING

Conservation International partnered up with a list of celebrities, including Julia Roberts, Harrison Ford, and Lupita Nyong’o among many others to create a series of videos, which give nature’s elements a voice. With the help of its famous narrators, the rainforest, the flower, and water aim to deliver a powerful and truthful message about their destruction, use and scarcity. Each natural subject reminds humanity that 

nature doesn’t need people, people need nature. 

Conservation International’s main purpose is to educate and raise awareness on the violence humanity ensues on Mother Nature. They desire to promote social responsibility, sustainable care for nature, and the overall well-being of humanity.

Check out some of the most powerful voices below. 

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