The world’s largest floating solar power plant was recently connected to the local power grid in Huainan, China. The 40-megawatt facility was installed by Sungrow Power Supply on an area that was flooded due to coal mining operations in the region.
According to Digital Trends, ‘these floating apparatuses free up land in more populated areas and also reduce water evaporation’; while the ‘cooler air at the surface also helps to minimize the risk of solar cell performance atrophy, which is often related to long-term exposure to warmer temperatures’. [source]
PV Tech also adds that the floating plant is located on flooded land with the depth of water ranging from 4 to 10 meters and that a 20MW floating system in the same region had been the largest operating since early 2016. [source]
Toshihiko Hosaka is an amazing artist and sculptor from Japan. Born in 1974 in Akita, Japan he graduated in sculpture from the Fine Art Department of the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.
Now based in Tokyo, Hosaka has gained international recognition for his incredible sand sculptures and participates in sand sculpture competitions around the globe. Below you will find a selection of his incredible works but you can find many more on his website.
Who? A botanist and photographer, Anna Atkins was born in 1799 in Tonbridge, Kent to the scientist John George Children and his wife, Hester Anne. An only child, Anna lost her mother soon after she was born and was raised by her father, who ensured his daughter received a predominantly scientific education – unconventionally, for a woman at that time.
Her father had a laboratory at home in Tonbridge, and Anna grew up assisting him in it. When he translated French…
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Brutalist UX is a growing trend. It may also be smart design.
In UX, as with nearly every field, when a trend or aesthetic gets too saturated, the next trend tends to whipsaw in the opposite direction. Such is the case with the slowly-emerging successor to today’s UX design: a stripped-down style that harkens back to the early web.
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Given that the house of Gucci was founded in Florence in 1921, it seems only natural that it should return to the birthplace of the Renaissance as it nears its 100th birthday. Under the invigorating leadership of Alessandro Michele, the brand has itself undergone something of a renaissance over the past two years, with Michele’s eclectic Italian eye for glamour creating controversial clashes and riveting particularities that immediately captured the fashion world’s…
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This amazing behind the scenes video gives us a glimpse into the making of photographer Jem Cresswell’s latest series, ‘Giants‘, which is available now through the Michael Reid Sydney Gallery.
Captured over the course of 3 years (2014-2016) in the southern Pacific Ocean, the series offers an intimate glimpse of the “gentle giants” as they complete their annual migration to Tonga.
Watch an entire herd run to greet newly rescued baby elephant “Dok Geaw” at the Elephant Nature Park in Thailand. Dok Gaew is one year and nine months old, orphaned baby elephant.
Aydın Büyüktaş is a freelance artist and photographer who has become well-known online for his ongoing series of surreal ‘folded landscapes’ entitled, Flatland.
Born in Ankara, Turkey and currently based in Istanbul, Büyüktaş stitches about 18-20 photos together to create his mind-bending landscapes. The artist’s latest series was captured at various locations across the United States over the course of a month and over 10,000 miles driven.
To keep up with the latest creations by Büyüktaş, check out his work at the links below.