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The World’s 5 Most Visually Stunning Homes

Home is where the heart is. Perhaps for this reason, many people have sought to create the most beautiful, luxurious and visually stunning homes in the world. From vast mansions to simple, reflective abodes, we count down the most beautiful, aesthetically appealing homes from all over the world.

Visually Stunning Homes: Hearst Castle

Visually Stunning Homes at Sunset

Source: Mark Juddery

In 1865, George Hearst purchased 40,000 acres of ranchland in southern California. Almost 50 years later in 1919, Hearst’s son, newspaperman William Randolph Hearst, decided to build his dream estate on the land, which had since grown to almost 250,000 acres. Along with architect Julia Morgan, William created the sprawling Hearst Castle, featuring 165 rooms and 127 acres of gardens.

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Our Drone Future

From Alex Cornell: Our Drone Future explores the technology, capability, and purpose of drones, as their presence becomes an increasingly pervasive reality in the skies of tomorrow.

In the near future, cities use semi-autonomous drones for urban security. Human officers monitor drone feeds remotely, and data reports are displayed with a detailed HUD and communicated via a simulated human voice (designed to mitigate discomfort with sentient drone technology). While the drones operate independently, they are “guided” by the human monitors, who can suggest alternate mission plans and ask questions.

Specializing in predictive analysis, the security drones can retask themselves to investigate potential threats. As shown in this video, an urban security drone surveys San Francisco’s landmarks and encounters fierce civilian resistance.

What We Love This Week, Volume LVII

Festival Of Colors Smoke

Source: The Atlantic

Absolutely Stunning Footage Of Holi, The Hindu Festival Of Colors

Festival Of Colors Yellow

Source: The Atlantic

This past week, Hindus around the world have taken part in a kaleidoscopic explosion of colors and sounds that make Woodstock look like child’s play. Meant to commemorate the arrival of spring and Krishna, Holi–or the Festival of Colors–provides its participants a moment to let loose and, you know, thrust bright powders in each other’s eyes. Check out the entire technicolor spread at The Atlantic.

Festival Of Colors Fire

Source: The Atlantic

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