According to SeriousWonder.com -
Nearly a year ago Shanghai-based manufacturing company WinSun announced the successful development of 10 houses in only 24 hours using a 3D printer. They weren’t the best looking houses, given their simplicity, but it marked a turning point for the 3D printing market, transitioning itself from being an industry of small items to the industry of architecture. From then on, everyone knew that 3D printers would change the world.
Several months later, WinSun returns with their latest success story for both architecture and 3D printers alike: the development of an 1,100 square meter (11,840 square foot) villa and a five-story residential building!
Continue reading 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 October 21, 2013
Tags: agriculture, animal husbandry, China, Chinese medicine, Cockroach, farmer, infestation, livestock, pestilence, roach, roach farming, wildlife, wtf
According to TheVerge -
And you thought your apartment was a roach motel. In China, a growing number of farmers are making their living by breeding a rather unusual variety of livestock: thousands and thousands of cockroaches. The roach farming industry remains secretive in China, with proprietors wary of attracting government attention or the ire of their neighbors. But the industry is also an increasingly prosperous one, as the Los Angeles Times points out: the price of dried cockroaches has soared from $2 per pound in 2010 to $20 today. That’s mostly because roaches are more popular than ever among Chinese medical providers, who incorporate crushed roaches into experimental baldness and cancer treatments, as well as cosmetics firms. They’re also being marketed as mouthwatering delicacies by some restaurants. Bon appétit!
Published June 11, 2013
Tags: 1984, China, CIA, data collection, FBI, NSA, Obama, President Obama, PRISM, privacy invasion, privacy violation, snoop, spy, USSR
If you’re following the shady things that the US government has been caught doing in regards to your privacy, you may get a kick out of this photo blog of President Obama doing a little spying of his own.
Check out Obama Is Checking Your Email HERE
Published March 5, 2013
Tags: building, China, cramped, high rise, Highrise, Hong Kong, Michael Wolf, photography, pic, picture, population density, residence, skyscraper
Here’s a rather unusual set of photos. It consists of pics of the tall cracker box apartments in Hong Kong, by photographer Michael Wolf.
Check out the pics HERE
Michael Wolf’s site HERE