Just a small selection of the awesome photographs from the
L.A. Times "Celebrities" gallery.
from L.A. Times
We read and hear a lot about how we need to go green, save water and sacrifice comfort – but what if you could do the first two without the third? This ingenious gadget adds air into the middle of water drops right inside an existing shower head, churning the spray so it aerates naturally. As a result, users have the feeling of using a full-power shower while wasting a third less water – space is simply displaced in the stream and replaced with air.
Low flow designs involve compromise as do most other water-saving shower heads. This innovative idea is projected to be able to save tens of thousands of liters of water per year per household – or, say, enough water to fill 45,000 Olympic swimming pools were everyone in Australia to begin using one. Just imagine the environmental impact in terms of water saved on a global scale
The aeration process by CSIRO Manufacturing Materials Technology, while complicated to develop, is remarkably easy and cheap to implement in its final form – water is essentially sucked out of the stream, mixed with air at differential pressures, Â and the air bubbles then remain inside water droplets as they pass out into your shower. So far, no one seems to be able to perceive any difference – you can just add this filter to your shower and forget about it, until you see the savings on your next water bill anyway.
World’s Second Largest Aquarium , Churaumi Aquarium,part of the Ocean Expo Commemorative National Government Park located in Motobu, Okinawa, Japan; capacity: 7,500-cubic meters (1,981,290 gallons) of water; one of the few places where visitors can see a great variety of sea creatures including sharks and manta rays.
Largest Aquarium in Africa – UShaka Marine World, located on the strip of land between the beachfront and the harbor in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; a beautiful amusement park and at the same time the worlds fifth largest aquarium with 32 water tanks. The sea creatures found in the aquarium range from small sea horses all the way through to sharks and dolphins. The Aquarium is built to look like an old wreck.
World’s Largest Virtual Fish Tank, 30 by 250 meters LED screen or 32 million dollar Virtual Aquarium mounted at about 80 feet in the air between two shopping malls in Beijing.
(all via here)