The atomic structure of carbon, more specifically naturally occurring diamond, is neatly stacked in a cuboid shape. Carbon nanotubes use carbon but instead stack their atoms in a hexagonal shape. The result is a material which weighs virtually nothing, yet is stronger than any material known upon Earth, including poly-paraphenylene terephthalamide, more commonly referred to […]The Future Technology of Carbon Nanotubes — Learn Something Interesting
There has been another big update on Horse Isle 3: Infinite Wilds. They have brought ocean life to the vast oceans and seas, and there are also now elephants wandering the Savannah biomes! They swim around, and you can get pretty close to them.
Imagine my delight when I found THREE blue whales hanging around my ranch atoll. Of course I kayaked out to meet them. They dove, surfaced, flapped their flukes, and a couple of times opened their mouths at me.
Here is a full list of what has been introduced and where:
+ Blue Whales, Giant Squids (Rare) – Deep Oceans
+ Great Whites, Sword Fish – Temperate oceans.
+ Dolphins, Dugongs, Mola Molas (Rare), Sea Turtles, Hammerheads, and Manta Rays – Warmer oceans.
There is another very special ocean creature that was added January 2021. A sea horse! It carries you through the water at walking speed. You need to use the Diving Bell first, and then activate using the % key. Once mounted, you can climb by using the jump button (Spacebar) and dive by using the crouch button (C). It’s great for exploring underwater! It also costs 25,000 Essence but it’s so worth it.
Brief note on Sea Sponges:
These little guys are really hard to find, but if you’re looking for them, here is where they can be found! They are in Alpine Water, in the deep areas where you find undersea mountains. They look like little round blobs. I found mine at the base of a rock. It’s kind of dark down there and I highly recommend you use a Seahorse so you can travel around and dive more easily.
Here are some pictures I’ve captured! I’ll add more as I find them.
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Dr. Stijn Thoolen is the ESA-sponsored medical doctor spending 12 months at Concordia research station in Antarctica. He facilitates a number of experiments on the effects of isolation, light deprivation, and extreme temperatures on the human body and mind. Find this blog post in the original Dutch below. Concordia, October 4, 2020Sunlight: about 14 hours…Two worlds — Chronicles from Concordia
19th century Hungarian composer Franz Liszt created the modern concept of the single musician concert as prior to this, a single musician (e.g. pianist, violinist, ￼flautist etc.) ￼had never played an entire concert by themselves. Liszt often broke his pianos on stage due to his vigorous style of play, making him the first musician to […]The First Musician to Routinely Break Their Instrument on Stage — Learn Something Interesting
On Tanna Island, Vanuatu, every year on February 15th, residents of the Pacific Ocean island chain engage in a military parade with the term “USA” painted in red or tattooed upon the chest of men who carry large bamboo spears with red tipped, pointed ends, a tradition which began more than 60 years ago, inspired […]The Indigenous People of Tanna Island, Vanuatu and Their Religious Cult Honoring and Deifying the U.S. Military — Learn Something Interesting
Here are the last six drawings I did for InkTober. I’m rather proud of a couple of them, less proud of others, but good or bad, here they all are. One was my monthly contribution to the company newsletter, but it’s done in October so it counts!
We’re in the homestretch for Inktober, Drawloween, or your October art challenge of choice! I’m continuing to try and push myself a bit, playing with different styles and media. It’s fun yet sometimes frustrating. I don’t entirely like all the pieces I did this week but I’m sharing them anyway because that’s the point!
Here we are at the end of InkTober, Week 3. I am still thinking about a webcomic so I have some prep art for that. I’m working out the characters, logo, title, that sort of thing. If I do the comic I’ll be sure and post links here! This week I did a mix of big and small stuff, some fairly easy, other stuff that I tried to make a statement with.
This week I did more with analogue art, that is, actual pens. Nothing fancy, though I pulled out an old calligraphy marker of mine and had some fun with that. I’m eagerly anticipating a new Pentel brush pen, which I found out about when I looked up the actual origin of InkTober. It’s pretty interesting really. Next week if I like the pen I’ll link to it.
I am still not really doing anything particularly serious, though I’m thinking about doing a webcomic about the antics of my insane kittens. I’ve been getting out of the habit of doing art so I’m trying to recapture the fun and playful spirit of it.
Anyway, here goes!
It’s time for InkTober again! I’ve been slacking a bit in my art so I’m trying to do one piece per day. Some of these are basically one step up from a color sketch but I hope they are interesting to look at.
Happy InkTober! May all your dreams of pumpkin spice and spooky, fun thrills come true.