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Giovanni Totaro (Vanni)
Attended Polytechnic University of Bari (Italy)
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See the People Who Live in a Legendary Underground Town
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/photography/proof/2016/09/coober-pedy-opal-mining/

Inside The World Of Australian Opal Miners Who Live Underground
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2016/11/16/inside-the-world-of-australian-opal-miners-who-live-underground/

Coober Pedy - the opal capital of the world:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coober_Pedy

"Coober Pedy is renowned for its below-ground residences"

Photo (piles of dirt made by drilling machines) credit:
Tamara Merino (http://tamaramerino.com)
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Darkest material ever

"Scientists created a material so dark they couldn’t even measure it. British company Surrey Nanosystems developed the original Vantablack in 2014, which was then the blackest material in the world. But they’ve outdone themselves with the new Vantablack."

"Vantablack is a substance made of carbon nanotubes and is the blackest substance known, absorbing up to 99.965% of radiation in the visible spectrum."

The name comes from the term "Vertically Aligned NanoTube Arrays".

Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vantablack

Video: https://youtu.be/RViG0xcZ9Kc

#tech #science #nanomaterials

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Spinal Tap album cover black.
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❤ Your Family – Find the Time to Take Care of your Dear Ones
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V6-0kYhqoRo
(enable subtitles)

“Hello Daddy, it's me ... I just wanted to let you know that we can't make for Christmas this year.”

#love #touching
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It made me cry, Vanni :(
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Walt Disney's & Salvador Dalí: Destino (2003)

«Destino is an animated short film released in 2003 by The Walt Disney Company. (...) its production originally began in 1945 (...) The project was originally a collaboration between Walt Disney and Spanish Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí

«The six-minute short follows the love story of Chronos and the ill-fated love he has for a mortal woman named Dahlia

HD 1080p video on YouTube:
https://goo.gl/0tKPOI

Learn more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Destino

#short #film #movie #art
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That is truly atonishing and beautiful Giovanni 😍. Thankyou for showing it. 👏
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Cartoon-like sculpture in New Zealand #awesome

Horizons, 1994, by Neil Dawson (http://www.neildawson.co.nz)
Welded and painted steel, 15 x 10 x 36 m

«Alan Gibbs is one of New Zealand's leading art collectors, and since 1991 has been establishing a sprawling 4 km² sculpture park at Gibbs Farm, which is located on Kaipara Harbour on New Zealand's North Island.»

«Among the art works installed on The Farm are monumental pieces by contemporary artists including Daniel Buren, Neil Dawson, Andy Goldsworthy, Anish Kapoor, George Rickey, Richard Serra and Bernar Venet. Some of the art works are large enough to be seen from satellite images at high magnification.»

«Dawson’s Horizons is one of the earliest sculptures to be commissioned for the Gibbs Farm. Sitting as it does on one of the highest points in the property it is also one of the few works that can be seen from the road.»

Learn more:
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/dawson.php
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Gibbs#Art_and_sculpture_collection_at_Gibbs_Farm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neil_Dawson

More shots:  ( ★ = best ones )
http://www.neildawson.co.nz/index.php?mact=Album,cntnt01,default,0&cntnt01albumid=67
http://www.gibbsfarm.org.nz/images/dawson/dawson_01.jpg
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Photo source:
http://imgur.com/TbjKj

#photo #art #sculpture
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"Horizons"... 👏👏👏 Mr.Neil Dawson !
Just amazing !!!
Et magnifique Nouvelle -Zélande 🌟
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Make Your Side Projects Wildly Successful: Treat Them Like Experiments by +Paul Jarvis

Article:
http://99u.com/articles/17297/make-your-side-projects-wildly-succesful-treat-them-as-experiments

Tips from the article:
♞ Focus on the task at hand, not the end result.
♞ Don’t create your experiment and judge it at the same time.
♞ Break the experiment down into the smallest tasks possible.
♞ Remember: these are experiments. Not full-time business ideas.
♞ Don’t repeat yourself.

#sideprojects
Set your fear of failure aside and get that nagging idea out of your head, once and for all. The benefits can help take your creative career to new heights.
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"Appennine Colossus" (1580) by Giambologna
11 meter tall masterpiece near Florence (Italy)

Read more:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villa_di_Pratolino
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giambologna

On Google Maps: https://goo.gl/maps/346z3

Photo credit
Antonio Scaramuzzino (2006)
https://www.flickr.com/photos/scaramuzzino/1454951040

#photo #art #italy
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Superbe...🌟
Gracie Giovanni...
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List of Cognitive Biases

«Cognitive biases are tendencies to think in certain ways that can lead to systematic deviations from a standard of rationality or good judgment, and are often studied in psychology and behavioral economics.»

Great article on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases

#infographics #science #psychology

Image source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_cognitive_biases#/media/File:Cognitive_Bias_Codex_-_180%2B_biases,_designed_by_John_Manoogian_III_(jm3).jpg
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Well, at least Wikipedia is a starting point, no one prevents you from using other sources too.
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To all my Google+ friends:
have nice holidays and an amazing new year!

Enjoy this great artwork by +Rick Lutz.

#greetings #holidays
 
May the winds of love and joy visit your homes this Christmas and live with you and your family for today and forever. Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

with gratitude from Chris, Nils, Leonidas and Rick
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Old Book Illustrations

This is an amazing curated collection:
http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/

Image source:
“Out of the fire” (1913)
by Warwick Goble (UK, 1862-1943)
http://www.oldbookillustrations.com/illustrations/beautiful-bird/

#art #drawing #book
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Hy bro
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What's Your Personality Type? #interesting
Find out your 4-letter indicator!

Mine is ENTP, and yours? :) #tellme & #reshare

«The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions

«The MBTI is used by 89 of the Fortune 100 companies.»

Myers–Briggs Type Indicator on Wikipedia:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myers%E2%80%93Briggs_Type_Indicator

Alternative description of each personality type:
http://www.myersbriggs.org/my-mbti-personality-type/mbti-basics/the-16-mbti-types.htm

Image source:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MyersBriggsTypes.png

#psychology #science #test
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INTP
I recommend to do the test various times, as you could get it wrong. And you'll need a relative who knows you to help you answer the questions. 
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Brains Sweep Themselves Clean Of Toxins During Sleep

Interesting article by +NPR [2013]:
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2013/10/18/236211811/brains-sweep-themselves-clean-of-toxins-during-sleep

«While the brain sleeps, it clears out harmful toxins, a process that may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's, researchers say.»

«During sleep, the flow of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain increases dramatically, washing away harmful waste proteins that build up between brain cells during waking hours, a study of mice found.»

Image credit
Katherine Streeter for NPR
(from linked article)

#science #medicine #neuroscience #brain #sleep
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Gracias por la Informacion!
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Started coding at 5 on a VIC 20 :)

Founder and CEO of asaclock™, an elite anti-procrastination community for startup single founders and people working on side projects.

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Industrial Researcher for the Italian National Research Council.

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    IT Engineering, 1999 - 2004
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