Monthly Archives: September 2011

Isang Litrong Liwanag Project – lighting homes with water

Isang litrong Liwanag (“a quart of light”) is a project which has been developed by students from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) in collaboration with the Philippine Myshelter Foundation. It seeks to capture the power of the sun in a homemade ultra-low cost bulb in order to bring light to the dark and dreary shacks that fill the world’s disadvantaged neighborhoods.

A blind visual artist: Pete Eckert

Pete was not born blind. Because of a disease, he was gradually losing his sight. Since he was a child he felt he was an artist. Actually, Pete studied sculpture in Boston and San Francisco Art schools. However, his relationship with photography began when he could not see because he had a great need to let his creativity to get out of his mind.

Mendocino Glass Beach: when men and nature collide

Crystal Beach is located in the Mendocino Coast in California, USA and consists of millions of small pieces of eroded glass. From 1950 to 1967 a company started to use the beach as a dumping ground, so tons of trash, including glass, porcelain and all sorts of waste ended up on the Pacific coast.

Are you ready for the Davis Cup?

The Davis Cup is an international tennis competition, organized by the International Tennis Federation (ITF). Unlike most tennis events worldwide, in the Davis Cup players do not participate as individuals, but as national teams players which are nominated by their national federation sports (similar to basket or football national teams). This competition, played since 1900, is a tournament for men only, with the Fed Cup as an equivalent for female players.