Published March 31, 2014
Tags: engraving, etching, FIB, Focused Ion Beam, lithography, Marcelo Coelho, microscopic, photography, Sand Castle, sand grain, Vik Muniz
From TheCreatorsProject –
After four years of trial-and-error experimentation, artist Vik Muniz and artist/researcher Marcelo Coelho successfully created drawings as tiny as they are tremendous: magnificent castles etched onto microscopic grains of sand—a complete and innovative reversal of building a sand castle.
Read more and watch a video HERE.
From Mental_floss –
China does a lot of business and trade with the United States, and so there are many websites devoted to helping business people navigate American peculiarities. Using Google to translate advice written in “simplified Han” for Chinese readers into English allows Americans a tiny, possibly imprecise peek into how the people of China view life in the United States.
Check out the fascinating and rather complimentary list of tips HERE.
For example – “11. Show Humility to Ladies—They’re In Charge”
Published March 21, 2014
Free File Review
Tags: Adobe Acrobat Reader, free OCR, FreeFile Review, freeware, optical character recognition, PDF, pdf editor, pdf viewer, PDF-XChange Viewer, software, Windows
PDF-XChange Viewer is much more than a PDF viewer; it allows editing of PDFs and performs OCR (optical character recognition). These features in a free program are unique. PDF-XChange Viewer is Windows only. A paid version, with additional features, is also available. Most users will be very happy with the free version .
Pluses include – lightning fast performance when opening and viewing PDFs, ability to add comments, text highlighting, a full set of drawing tools, and OCR. It integrated seamlessly as the default PDF viewer for Firefox. The Preferences Panel offers an incredible selection of options for tweaking the program’s appearance and operation. The program’s interface is attractive. All the basic controls are similar to other PDF viewer programs, so there are no surprises for the basic operations. An extensive help file is available for the more advanced operations.
The only negative that I could find was that saving is limited to PDF or export as image.
– – – – The Bottom Line – – – –
It performed flawlessly for the past two months on my Windows 7 PC as the default PDF viewer. I enthusiastically recommend PDF-XChange Viewer as a replacement for Adobe Acrobat Reader or for whatever PDF viewer that you are currently using. Get PDF-XChange Viewer today and be rid of Adobe Acrobat Reader forever.
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