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Return to Tahrir

Return to Tahrir

Return to Tahrir from Oliver Wilkins on Vimeo. A few weeks back I shared with you Oliver Wilkins’ video of the Egyptian protests. Ollie reached out to me and sent me the above video, a follow-up shot also in Tahrir. This time though it had been a week since Mubarak stepped down and the scene…

Vimeo of the Week: Tahrir Square, Cairo, Feb 1 2011

Vimeo of the Week: Tahrir Square, Cairo, Feb 1 2011

Tahrir Square, Cairo, Feb 1 2011 from Oliver Wilkins on Vimeo. The world is watching Egypt. Television news and newspapers are covering the uprising daily, hourly. Yet it was the above film, shot on February 1, 2011, is the most powerful image I’ve seen of the protests. In it a series of signs, and the…

Egyptian protesters' improvised helmets

Egyptian protesters' improvised helmets

Over at this German news website is this photo gallery of the various improvised helmets and protective gear worn by Egyptian protesters to protect themselves against pro-Mubarak forces. [Via]

“Tomb-Bot” to Explore Secret Chambers in the Great Pyramid at Giza

“Tomb-Bot” to Explore Secret Chambers in the Great Pyramid at Giza

Add this article to the “nerdy but cool” category: Two unexplored shafts originally discovered in the Great Pyramid of Khufu at Giza in 1872 will finally be accessed thanks to a small camera-equipped robot.  Dubbed “The Djedi Project,” a robotics team at Leeds University is designing a “Tomb-bot” to drill through two limestone doors in…

Solar hot water, biogas raise living standards in Cairo's "Garbage City"

Solar hot water, biogas raise living standards in Cairo's "Garbage City"

Trash into treasure” may be a mantra for some eco-minded artists, but for people who dwell in slums around the world, it’s a method for survival. Philanthropist and UCLA Ph.D. student T.H. Culhane believes that the mindset of reuse that exists in one such slum, Cairo’s Garbage City, could be the means to raising the standard of living for its 20,000 residents.