February 11, 2016

Stay in Van Gogh’s bedroom

Filed under: Art by Orangemaster @ 3:13 pm

To celebrate an exhibition entitled Van Gogh’s Bedrooms at the Art Institute of Chicago, a bedroom that draws inspiration from three versions of Van Gogh’s The Bedroom, has been recreated. It centers around the artist’s chamber in Arles, France.

Visitors to the famed bedroom are in for an immersive experience—it’s as if they’re traveling back in time to the Yellow House. This contemporary reimagining is located outside of the museum’s campus in the River North neighborhood of Chicago, and it’s part of a larger apartment. If you’re interested in staying, follow the Art Institute of Chicago’s Facebook page for updates on booking. Van Gogh’s Bedrooms is on view through May 10 of this year.

(Link: www.mymodernmet.com)

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June 6, 2013

World’s first transatlantic 100 Gbps links Maastricht to Chicago

Filed under: Dutch first,Technology by Orangemaster @ 3:10 pm

Today, during the last day of the TERENA Networking Conference 2013 (TNC2013) held in Maastricht, the ‘largest and most prestigious European research networking conference’, featured the first-ever demonstration of a transatlantic 100 gigabits-per-second (Gbps or one billion bits per second) transmission link for research and education between North America and Europe.

Demonstrations of the intercontinental 100 Gbps link included big data transfers between Maastricht and Chicago, Illinois taking a few minutes instead of several hours over the public Internet. This first transatlantic 100 Gbps link for research and education will advance high-end projects such as the experiments at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, the ITER fusion reactor in France and similar international programs.

Short but powerful, as the Dutch would say.

(Link: phys.org, Photo by Jacek Szymański, some rights reserved)

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