Daily archives: April 1, 2011

Daily Blog 04/01/2011

  • Famed photographer Julius Shulman nailed it when he snapped the indelible image of two women lounging casually (and seemingly impossibly) within a stunning glass house nestled high in the hills overlooking the shimmering lights of Los Angeles.

    The photo seemed to perfectly capture the art of modern living – and living spaces – as post World War II America transitioned out of the sleepy 1950s into a new era filled with possibility.

    tags: architecture modernism bungalow

  • Gene therapy is the insertion, alteration, or removal of genes within an individual’s cells and biological tissues to treat disease. It is a technique for correcting defective genes that are responsible for disease development[1]. The most common form of gene therapy involves the insertion of functional genes into an unspecified genomic location in order to replace a mutated gene, but other forms involve directly correcting the mutation or modifying normal gene that enables a viral infection. Although the technology is still in its infancy, it has been used with some success.

    tags: gene genetics research

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Matryoshka boat

Matryoshka boat, originally uploaded by spinneyhead.

I spotted this on my ride into town. It’s a rowing boat which breaks down into three pieces which will stack inside one another for better storage. I didn’t ask how much it was going for, in case I could afford it.

Thoughts of furniture have been occupying me recently. I looked at the prow section and saw a very interesting shelving unit.

Bluebird K7

My “Oh wow!” moment of the morning was finding a seller on eBay offering remote control models of Donald Campbell’s last Bluebird boat. They’re available in 1:6th and 1:10th scale.

The South Manchester Model Boat Club get their boats out on Platt Fields boating lake on Sunday mornings. It would be mean to turn up with one of these and blast it around the island.