The Chinese New Year committee came out to Temple Bar and the Millenium Bridge to launch the Chinese New Year Festival 2015, ‘The year of the Sheep’ with sheeps and sheep sculptures. The Festival will take place in Dublin from February 8-14 For Festival information seelink below or follow or Twitter (@dcnyf) for regular updates.
From top: Dublin Lord Mayor Christy Burke and Luke Wang (age 7), along with Amy Yin Zhang; Luke and Amy with friend; Luke; from left: Fiona Hughes, Niamh O’Hare and Aine Roddy; Unidentified dog owner.
Chongqing, a vast municipality of 28 million in southwest China, has come up with a lighthearted strategy to remind pedestrians of the dangers of looking down at a smartphone while walking — separate lanes for people using or not using their devices.
The inspiration for the dual sidewalk came from National Geographic in the U.S., which created similar divisions on a section of pavement in Washington, D.C., in July as part of a televised behavior experiment.
[A giant 3D printer at work at WinSun Decoration Design Engineering Company
in Shanghai, China]
Running at full speed, the company’s printer is capable of producing up to ten 650 sq. foot homes in just 24 hours. Measuring in at roughly 105 feet long, 33 feet wide, and 21 feet tall, this hulking 3D printer works almost exactly like a normal one — just on a much larger scale. It pumps a special type of pre-mixed concrete through a nozzle and onto a flat substrate in a pattern designed to give the finished house as much structural integrity as possible. Layer by layer, the house’s walls are built, and once the concrete dries, the house is outfitted with doors, windows, and a shingled roof.