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Jan Morris, Legendary Travel Writer And Memoirist, 94

Morris established her reputation with dispatches from Tenzing Norgay and Sir Edmund Hillary’s climb of Mount Everest – she went 3/4 of the way up herself – and continued as a journalist interviewing everyone from Che Guevara to Guy Burgess. In a book review, “Anatole Broyard extolled Ms. Morris’s travel books as ‘oddly reassuring, showing us that there are more ways of experiencing cultures than most of us supposed.'” – The New York Times
Tags: Art, People, Mount Everest, Che Guevara, Morris, Edmund Hillary, Tenzing Norgay, Guy Burgess, Anatole Broyard, 11.21.20, Jan Morris Legendary Travel

Olympus Mons – The Largest Volcano in The Solar System

Olympus Mons (latin for Mount Olympus) is a very large shield volcano on the planet Mars. The volcano has a height of over 21 km (13.6 mi or 72,000 ft) as measured by the Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA). Olympus Mons is about two and a half times Mount Everest’s height above sea level. It is one of the largest volcanoes, the tallest planetary mountain, and the second tallest mountain currently... Source
Tags: Travel, Space, Design, System, Volcano, Solar, Mars, Mount Everest, Mount Olympus, Olympus Mons

South Korea to build a peace trail along the DMZ

South Korea is making big changes to the Korean Peninsula’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ). The country just voted in a plan that will build a peace trail along the DMZ in honor of the Panmunjom Declaration, which was signed in April of last year by President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un. The first phase of the project will feature a hiking trail in the Gangwaon Province, located near the east side of Korea. Tourists will be able to explore the Unification Observatory and hike alongside ...
Tags: South Korea, Design, North Korea, China, ROK, United Nations, Korea, Seoul, Mount Everest, DMZ, Kim Jong, Korean Peninsula, Robert Abrams, United Nations Command, Moon Jae, Gangwaon Province

The Odd Landscape of Deep Earth

The furthest we’ve ever dug into Earth is only 0.2% of the way to its center. Beneath our progress, new research says, is an odd assortment of mountain ranges—with some peaks taller than Mount Everest—as well as massive ebbing blobs under Africa and the Pacific Ocean and a 760-mile-wide iron sphere in the center. Using seismic waves, researchers hope to map the entire make-up of …
Tags: Mountains, Science, Design, Africa, Environment, History, Earth, Nature, Culture, Pacific Ocean, Mount Everest, Planet, Linkaboutit

New Archive Digitizes 80,000 Historic Watercolor Paintings, the Medium Through Which We Documented the World Before Photography

The watercolor painting has a reputation for lightness. It’s a casual endeavor, done in scenic outdoor surroundings on sunlit days. Watercolors are the choice of weekend hobbyists or children unready for messier materials. Watercolors, in other words, are often treated as unserious. But for a couple hundred years, they served a very serious purpose. In addition to being a portable medium with an expansive range, watercolors’ ease made them the primary means of making documentary images b...
Tags: Google, Art, UK, College, India, History, Britain, Archives, Mount Everest, Facebook Twitter, Josh Jones, Mount Vesuvius, Durham NC Follow, Dale Berning Sawa, Watercolour World, Fred Hohler

Mount Everest's melting glaciers expose the bodies of long-lost climbers

Close to 300 climbers and explorers have died trying to summit Mount Everest, and the bodies of those that remain on the mountain are starting to become exposed because of melting glaciers. Around two-thirds of the people who have passed on the mountain are believed to be encased in the ice and snow. Authorities are starting to remove the exposed bodies on the Chinese side of the mountain range, and efforts are picking up as spring arrives. To date, more than 4,800 mountaineers have summited Mo...
Tags: Design, Bbc, Mount Everest, Nepal Mountaineering Association, Ang Tshering Sherpa

Plastic waste has met its match with the viral #Trashtag challenge

It is rare when a social media trend actually results in a physical change to the environment, especially when it comes to picking up plastic waste. But a new viral challenge has thousands of people from around the world coming together to clean up places that have become overrun with plastic. The new challenge, #trashtag, encourages people to clean up litter and share photos from before and after the clean-up job is over. So far, tens of thousands of individuals have participated in the social...
Tags: Facebook, Design, China, Bbc, Canada, Mount Everest, Butler, Mark Butler, Pacific Southwest, Ecology Action Centre EAC

China closes Mount Everest base camp after overwhelming trash problem reports

China is taking steps to clean up Mount Everest amid growing concerns about trash accumulation. The base camp at the foot of the world’s tallest mountain is officially closed to tourists until further notice. The closure of the base camp comes after a surprising report from the Tibet Autonomous Region Sports Bureau, which claims it has picked up over 8 tons of trash from the site, including human waste and general garbage, last year alone. It is unclear when the base camp will open to tourists....
Tags: Design, China, Everest, Nepal, Mount Everest, Tibet Autonomous Region Sports Bureau, Mount Qomolangma National Nature Reserve, Tibet Qomolangma, Rongbuk Monastery, Mount Everest Via

Scientists witnessed a neutron star mashup for the first time - and it transformed our understanding of the universe

For the first time, scientists have detected gravitational waves stemming from the crash of two ultra-dense neutron stars – and the event has spawned a new era of astronomy known as “multi-messenger astronomy.” It is believed that cataclysmic events such as these generated at least half of the gold in the Universe. Though astronomers have witnessed ripples in the fabric of space in time before (created by objects moving in the Universe), this is the first time in history the event was detectabl...
Tags: Design, France, US, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Mount Everest, Northwestern University, Ligo, CNRS, Vicky Kalogera, Patrick Sutton, Benoit Mours

Why Bellini's Norma Is The 'Mount Everest' Of Opera Roles

As Renata Scotto once said, "You want to climb the mountain. You know you are supposed to climb the mountain. But it is so difficult." What makes it so difficult? James Jorden gives a thorough breakdown of the part's challenges, musical and dramatic, with audio and video examples.
Tags: Art, Music, Mount Everest, Norma, Bellini, James Jorden, 09.20.17, Renata Scotto

A look Inside IKEA's Bizarre Test Lab, Climb Mount Everest in 3D and Did Human or Household Object Wear it Better?

The Core77 team spends time combing through the news so you don't have to. Here's a weekly roundup of our favorite finds from the World Wide Web: Short on resin? Hollow out your 3D models to save on materials. Here's how. Considering that this thing evolved into existence, I'm dying to see what didn't make the cut. The Google Doodles Archive really shows you how the Internet has evolved through the years. Meet IKEA's Test Lab team. The real question is can I make this the destination of my ...
Tags: Google, Design, Canada, Ikea, Mount Everest, Badger, Hot Linx, Climb Mount Everest

Partners, Pitfalls, Stolen Equipment and False Spies: An Interview with Design that Matters, Part 2

Here in Part Two of our interview with Design that Matters, Tim Prestero and Malory Johnson sound off on the pitfalls of designing for social impact, how to assess user feedback, what it's like working with design newbies, the future of their current project, and what young designers seeking long careers should consider. Tim Prestero and Malory Johnson If you missed Part One of our interview, it's here. Core77: Let's talk about the importance of partnerships. Tim: When an organization talks ab...
Tags: Google, Design, China, Mit, Kickstarter, Cambodia, Who, Vietnam, Laos, Skype, Mount Everest, Rwanda, Tolstoy, Design For Social Impact, Boston Children s Hospital, Tim

Link About It: Internet on Mount Everest

Only in the last ten years has Mount Everest received both cell service and substantial wifi. Prior to this, there were very few developments aside from the launch of satellite phones—still deemed more reliable than any other options. Everest's summit...... Continue Reading...
Tags: Design, Internet, Culture, Everest, Mount Everest, Socialmedia, Linkaboutit, Mounteverest

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