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This video shows an amazing wind powered vehicle which is also a work of art.

Also posted in BusinessOver30.com the business, technology, finance and politics magazine blog web site.

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An exhibition on the history and art of Babylon is currently in Paris and will be moving to Berlin and later to London. Archaeologists show that Babylon was a city of innovation, contrary to the reformation Christians description as place dedicated to orgies and feasting. Babylon produced many developments in medicine, astronomy and mathematics and the exhibition explores some of the major discoveries.

Read more in the Economist.

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This is the Link to the LifeOver30.com weekly podcast for 12th April 2008

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The Wellcome Image Awards 2008 is a collection of incredible images showing the patterns and shapes of microscopic structures in vivid colour. Its a world, invisible to the naked eye, with beautiful textures, colours, and structures, however it’s strange to realise that these stunning pictures are breast and colon cancer cells, bacteria which causes Meningitis, HIV, stem cells, and a sea of red blood cells.

View the collection at the Wellcome site.

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“Venus and the Cupid” a painting by Lucas Cranach, a Reformation artist in the 16th century, was once owned by Hitler. It was bought in the 1960’s by the British National Gallery, however an art historian has traced it back to Hitler’s Munich flat…
Read the full story in the Guardian.

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The Lightening Field

lightening cc el garza The Lightening Field is a huge permanent installation in the desert in New Mexico.
Walter de Maria created the work by planting hundreds of 20-foot steel rods in the ground arranged in a grid, designed to attract amazing lightening strikes.See more at Channel Four Culture.

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You’d think that Spam email messages are completely useless, but Alex Dragulescu puts them to good use by using them as a key to generate art, digitally. Jason Salavon uses American census data to produce beautiful flowing silk-like pictures. Read more about this recycling and reuse of digital everyday artifacts to produce art, in Wired.com

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