rhea137 via Gizmodo / posted on 20 August 2014

Less than two percent of the Hiroshima bomb’s uranium actually detonated

"In the case of Hiroshima, the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was an incredibly crude and inefficient weapon. When it exploded, about 99 percent of the uranium that was supposed to undergo this chain reaction, didn’t. It just blew apart in the air, and a very small percentage, maybe two percent of the fissile material, actually detonated. And most of it just became other radioactive elements. […] Now to imagine how small an amount that is, seven-tenths of a gram of uranium is about the size of a peppercorn. Seven-tenths of a gram weighs less than a dollar bill. So even though this weapon was unbelievably inefficient, and almost 99 percent of the uranium had nothing to do with the destruction of Hiroshima, it was a catastrophic explosion… . nuclear weapons since then have become remarkably efficient and small and capable of destruction that makes Hiroshima seem trivial."

Less than two percent of the Hiroshima bomb’s uranium actually detonated

"In the case of Hiroshima, the bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima was an incredibly crude and inefficient weapon. When it exploded, about 99 percent of the uranium that was supposed to undergo this chain reaction, didn’t. It just blew apart in the air, and a very small percentage, maybe two percent of the fissile material, actually detonated. And most of it just became other radioactive elements. […] Now to imagine how small an amount that is, seven-tenths of a gram of uranium is about the size of a peppercorn. Seven-tenths of a gram weighs less than a dollar bill. So even though this weapon was unbelievably inefficient, and almost 99 percent of the uranium had nothing to do with the destruction of Hiroshima, it was a catastrophic explosion… . nuclear weapons since then have become remarkably efficient and small and capable of destruction that makes Hiroshima seem trivial."

Read More

rhea137 via taces / posted on 18 August 2014

taces:


"across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"
Andre 3000 at Lollapalooza, August 2, 2014

taces:

"across cultures, darker people suffer most. why?"

Andre 3000 at Lollapalooza,
August 2, 2014

(via untitled-1991)

Read More

rhea137 via untitled-1991 / posted on 18 August 2014


rhea137 via untitled-1991 / posted on 18 August 2014

untitled-1991:

gerhard richter in his studio

untitled-1991:

gerhard richter in his studio

Read More

rhea137 via untitled-1991 / posted on 18 August 2014


rhea137 via archivings / posted on 18 August 2014


Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2000

Junya Watanabe Spring/Summer 2000

(via spring2000)

Read More

rhea137 via drunj / posted on 18 August 2014

Read More

rhea137 via snopycakepopt / posted on 18 August 2014

Read More

rhea137 via bongparade / posted on 18 August 2014

Read More

rhea137 via onsomething / posted on 18 August 2014

onsomething:

AIX architects Joe Truog & Michelangelo Zaffignan | Border Post, 2004 Tisis.

Photos Ignacio Martinez

Via 1 2

(via errorsofbeauty)

Read More

rhea137 via pinterest.com / posted on 18 August 2014

robyn-mizrach:



Mies - Villa Tugendhat.

robyn-mizrach:

Mies - Villa Tugendhat.

(via acidadebranca)

Read More

rhea137 via metalonmetalblog / posted on 18 August 2014

piratedistributing:

Towers of Silence: Zoroastrian Architectures for the Ritual of Death

by Fosco Lucarelli

Zoroastrianism traditionally conceives death as a temporary triumph of evil over good: rushing into the body, the corpse demon contaminates everything it comes in contact with. The flesh of a dead body being so unclean it can pollute everything, a set of rules had to be created in order to dispose of the corpse as safely as possible: as the natural elements of earth, air and water are sacred, the corpses were not to be thrown upon the water or interred. Cremation was also forbidden, as fire is the direct -purest- emanation of the divinity. Hence a complex ritual was developed, in which the corpses would be eventually exposed to birds of prey and thus devoured, in a final act of charity. After death every division of class and wealth disappeared, for all deceased would be treated equally.

A proper architectural typology was invented solely for the purpose of burial’s ritual: transported in the desert by nasellars (traditional zoroastrian pallbearers), the bodies of the deceased were then carted onto sandstone, forbidding hills, to be eventually disposed on cilindrical constructions called Towers of Silence. A Tower of Silence, or Dakhmeh, is a structure laying on the top of a hill, consisting of concentric slabs surrounding a central pit. The bodies were arranged onto four concentric rings: men, outermost, than women and children. Despite the fact the the birds of prey needed less than an hour to leave nothing but bones, the remains of the dead were left bleaching on the upper circles no less than a year before the nasellars could come and push the skeletons onto the underlying ossuary pit. Running through sand and coal filters, the disintegrated bones were eventually washed away in the sea.

A guardian traditionnaly lived near the Tower of Silence, and was the sole person allowed to handle the ceremonial procedures, while relatives of the deceased stayed in a house below, and were forbidden to enter.

Iranian Zoroastrian discontinued this ceremony, and the Dakhmeh were banned in the 70′s; conversely, Parsi modern-day Zoroastrians in Mumbai and Karachi still mantains the tradition of burial by exposure, through the use of their own Towers of Silence.

(via errorsofbeauty)

Read More