The Merciless World of Mining, Made Beautiful in Abstract Photos


We’ve been cutting chunks of marble out of the mountains of Vermont since 1785. The continent’s first commercial marble quarry was cut into Mount Aeolus, and stonecutters came from all over the world to work its stone throughout the 19th century. The Vermont Marble Co. was the largest U.S. corporation when it was founded early in the 20th century. The industry has dwindled somewhat in the face of mounting competition from China and changing tastes in architecture, but granite remains a fundamental part of Vermont.
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The Merciless World of Mining, Made Beautiful in Abstract Photos

We’ve been cutting chunks of marble out of the mountains of Vermont since 1785. The continent’s first commercial marble quarry was cut into Mount Aeolus, and stonecutters came from all over the world to work its stone throughout the 19th century. The Vermont Marble Co. was the largest U.S. corporation when it was founded early in the 20th century. The industry has dwindled somewhat in the face of mounting competition from China and changing tastes in architecture, but granite remains a fundamental part of Vermont.

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Killing a Patient to Save Their Lives


Trauma patients arriving at an emergency room here after sustaining a gunshot or knife wound may find themselves enrolled in a startling medical experiment.  Surgeons will drain their blood and replace it with freezing saltwater.
Surgeons will drain their blood and replace it with freezing saltwater. Without heartbeat and brain activity, the patients will be clinically dead.
And then the surgeons will try to save their lives.
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Killing a Patient to Save Their Lives

Trauma patients arriving at an emergency room here after sustaining a gunshot or knife wound may find themselves enrolled in a startling medical experiment. Surgeons will drain their blood and replace it with freezing saltwater.

Surgeons will drain their blood and replace it with freezing saltwater. Without heartbeat and brain activity, the patients will be clinically dead.

And then the surgeons will try to save their lives.

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After seven years and 109,000 tweets, @everyword, one of the internet’s most beloved bots, is retiring. In 2007, computer programmer and poet Adam Parrish set out to tweet every word in the English language in alphabetical order, amassing 95,000 followers along the way. On Friday 6June, the project will finally be complete. To mark the end of an era (and the alphabet), Parrish tells the Guardian what the project has taught him about people and the internet, and why it doesn’t matter that “sex”, “weed” and “vagina” are its most popular words.
Lego’s Evolution Will Be Digitized


Devoted Lego fans may be a wildly creative bunch, but there’s one thing even they can’t do: magically transport real plastic-brick creations into the virtual world. Over the past few years, Lego has tried to bridge this digital divide by filling Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store with brick-themed games and activities for the younger set. But Lego’s upcoming Fusion platform will soon let little builders capture the likenesses of their structures for touch-screen interaction.
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Lego’s Evolution Will Be Digitized

Devoted Lego fans may be a wildly creative bunch, but there’s one thing even they can’t do: magically transport real plastic-brick creations into the virtual world. Over the past few years, Lego has tried to bridge this digital divide by filling Apple’s App Store and the Google Play store with brick-themed games and activities for the younger set. But Lego’s upcoming Fusion platform will soon let little builders capture the likenesses of their structures for touch-screen interaction.

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