Thursday Reading List (10/27/2011)

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Dr. Gabe Mirkin: Exercise Increases Mitochondria in Brain Cells

Avid cyclist Dr. Gabe Mirkin provides well-researched and useful information on the positive effects of exercise. This week he covers the benefit of exercise on the brain.

[via Dr. Gabe Mirkin: Exercise Increases Mitochondria in Brain Cells]


Utility Bikes Increase in Popularity in the USA

Utility bicycles are increasingly popular in the USA. Long used in Asia and Europe, the bikes are now more accessible here. One category, cargo bikes, are not only being imported but designed in the USA as well. Check out the Oregon Manifest, a competition for cargo bike design. There is some remarkable creativity on display.

Oregon Manifest Official Website


Bicycle Chain Sculptures

Seo, young Deok blog


Photographer Samuel Cockedey pays tribute to Ridley Scott and Vangelis

If you have a digital camera or video camera, this video might inspire you to try out time lapse photography.  In a tribute to Ridley Scott and Vangelis (best known for his score for the films Chariots of Fire and Blade Runner) photographer Samuel Cockedey has created a visually stunning video shot over a one year period in Tokyo. Click on the expanding icon and watch this as large as possible.

Samuel Cockedey Official Website

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