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Escape Into The Glass Rivers And Lakes Of These Beautiful Wood Tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg Klassen transforms reclaimed wood into mesmerizing works of art embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen’s newest works include a variety of coffee tables of different sizes and shapes, as well as wall hangings.

More info: Greg Klassen (h/t: inhabitat, colossal)

“The collection is inspired by the exciting edges and vivid grains found in the trees sustainably taken from the banks of the Nooksack River that twists below my studio,” wrote Klassen.







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Escape Into The Glass Rivers And Lakes Of These Beautiful Wood Tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg Klassen transforms reclaimed wood into mesmerizing works of art embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen’s newest works include a variety of coffee tables of different sizes and shapes, as well as wall hangings.

More info: Greg Klassen (h/t: inhabitat, colossal)

“The collection is inspired by the exciting edges and vivid grains found in the trees sustainably taken from the banks of the Nooksack River that twists below my studio,” wrote Klassen.







DYT. Design is all around us.

Escape Into The Glass Rivers And Lakes Of These Beautiful Wood Tables

If getting lost in a coffee table sounds improbable, you may change your mind once you see these beautiful furnishings. Artist and designer Greg Klassen transforms reclaimed wood into mesmerizing works of art embedded with glass rivers and lakes. Klassen’s newest works include a variety of coffee tables of different sizes and shapes, as well as wall hangings.

More info: Greg Klassen (h/t: inhabitat, colossal)

“The collection is inspired by the exciting edges and vivid grains found in the trees sustainably taken from the banks of the Nooksack River that twists below my studio,” wrote Klassen.







DYT. Design is all around us.

Can’t Escape the competition | 2017 Ford Escape 1.5 EcoBoost Quick Spin

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Ford’s refreshed Escape is much better, just maybe not with this engine.

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Escape a car dangling over a cliff | The List #0980

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On this episode of The List, hosts Jessi and Patrick face one of the most terrifying automotive situations imaginable as they attempt to escape a car teetering on a cliff.

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Escape a car dangling over a cliff | The List #0980 originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:00:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Ants Building Rafts and Bridges to Escape Flooding

On Sunday, a reporter covering the flooding in South Carolina made an interesting discovery: A colony of fire ants were weathering the storm by creating an enormous life raft, made out of themselves. The ants had all linked their limbs together, creating a contiguous mass that readily floats. The reporter subsequently posted a video of it, and it went viral almost immediately. But as it turns out, this isn’t a new discovery at all, and the fire ant raft practice is even more amazing than you’d think.

For years the BBC, National Geographic and Georgia Tech grad student Nathan Mlot have been publishing their findings on how fire ants cope with flooding. Once the colony is endangered by rising waters, a portion of ants start linking up to create a base for the “island,” while others start grabbing the colony’s eggs and tucking them safely away up top. The queen, too, is ferried to the middle of the island, where she can sit high and dry. And the ants on the bottom of the raft do not become submerged, as the fine hairs on their bodies prevent the water’s surface from breaking.

They even retain buoyancy when researchers, perhaps bored of burning them with magnifying glasses, attempt to dunk them:

However, nature being nature, it is not all smooth sailing. Fish turn the ant rafts into a Jaws movie:

And as Entomology grad student Alison Bockoven has observed, these rafts can also be formed into living bridges—and incredibly, the ants are somehow able to generate soulful folk music as they work:

To gain a deeper scientific understanding of what causes this behavior, Core77’s editorial team reached out to Paul Rudd for comment, but at press time he had not returned any of our messages.


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Refresh Roundup: week of April 15th, 2013

Refresh Roundup week of April 15th, 2013

Your smartphone and / or tablet is just begging for an update. From time to time, these mobile devices are blessed with maintenance refreshes, bug fixes, custom ROMs and anything in between, and so many of them are floating around that it’s easy for a sizable chunk to get lost in the mix. To make sure they don’t escape without notice, we’ve gathered every possible update, hack, and other miscellaneous tomfoolery we could find during the last week and crammed them into one convenient roundup. If you find something available for your device, please give us a shout at tips at engadget dawt com and let us know. Enjoy!

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Refresh Roundup: week of April 15th, 2013