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Ah! What a nice, plaid group of humans

Chinese photographer Zhang Bojun has a nice collection of plaid designs in his portfolio. These “designs” are digital manipulations created from overhead images from the vast sea of humans that are Beijing’s streets. The artist photographs the swarms of people that throng the streets of Beijing and repeats observed patterns, while reducing the actual image to a bird’s eye view. These images take the form of interlocking designs that are usually seen in plaid fabric.

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Automobiles

Gigantic Vending Machine Is Full of Cars

You have to be impressed by the sheer scale of this vending machine in Hangzhou, China. Rather than the usual little treats we would expect vending machines to sell, this one burps out cars. The vending machine and cars there are part of a car sharing program by Kandi Technologies.

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Environment

Smog Over China Seen From Satellite

smog over china from satellite

China has been grappling with a very serious smog problem that is covering several major cities of the country. There are obvious health and visibility concerns with the smog, considering the concentration of PM2.5 fine air particulates has gone beyond the hazardous mark a couple of times. This image, captured by Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) shows just how bad the situation got in Eastern China.

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These Scenic Chinese Landscapes Are Just Veiled Landfills

Images from Chinese artist Yao Lu present a very familiar scenery. They look like conventional paintings of Chinese landscapes shrouded in mist and flaunting natural beauty. In reality however, these are digitally manipulated images of landfills showing off mounds of rubbish and refuse. The landfills are merely draped in green nets that provide the appearance of vegetation, a belief reinforced by the mist that covers the paintings. Once you see the elements of digital manipulation sink in, the idyllic romantic paintings of nature completely change form.

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Cool Design Featured

In China, a Bridge Above The Clouds

A new bridge in China sits high above the Earth. At 800 meters (2635 feet) above ground, the new bridge can often give travelers the experience of walking above the clouds. The 1500 meters long suspended footpath has been built on the Jinfo Mountain, the highest peak in Dalou Mountains.

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Design Featured

Abandoned Quarry in China Will Be Home to Striking Luxury Hotel

An abandoned quarry in China is all set to become the spot of luxuries as construction begins on a new 19-story luxury hotel. To be built inside a cave at the base of the Tianmenshan Mountain, the hotel will rise only 15 meters above the ground and will sport a garden at its roof.

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Sightseeing Tunnel Takes You On a Journey Through a Wonderland

Photographer Jakob Wagner for his series Sightseeing Tunnel shows light is not just at the end of the tunnel, but very much a brilliant part of the tunnel itself. Lights and effects that the tunnel sports are quite enthralling, and to us, gives an appearance of what would be similar to moving through a well lit tunnel at a very high speed.

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Featured Geek

Star Wars Characters From Chinese Folklore

Star Wars characters become a part of Chinese folklore in these illustrations by Sinapore-based artist Joseph Chiang. The mark of these illustrations is subtle changes to the characters that make them appear at home in these illustrations and remind us of Japanese woodblock prints of gaming characters we saw earlier. Prints available on Etsy.

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When China Opens Floodgates on a Dam [pics]

The mountain of water flowing here provides a very unusual sight, as water gushes out from the gaps of a dam on the Xiaolangdi Reservoir on the Yellow River. The dam sits on the Yellow River in Luoyang, in the Henan province. All this is a part of a carefully choreographed operation intended to wash off silt.

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China Plans to Build World’s Tallest Skyscraper in 90 Days

Building the world’s tallest skyscraper is achievement enough, but China doesn’t really seem to be content with that simple distinction. No sir, the plan is to build the world’s tallest building in a mere 90 days. Chinese company called BSB, a specialist in prefab buildings, has plans to erect the structure in early 2013.