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Supersonic Transit System

Not long ago, billionaire Elon Musk had a vision of the future. He dreamed of a supersonic transit system. Soon after, he released a 57-page document on a concept called Hyperloop. Hyperloop is a huge supersonic transit system that travels in between cities filled with traffic. The sponsor of Tesla motors and SpaceX dreamed of a friction-less, low-pressure, vacuum-sealed pod. Powered with energy from solar panels, it should be able to withstand major natural disasters. Elon believed this pod would shorten travel times drastically. For example, the distance from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 6 hours. This pod could get there in 35 minutes.

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NASA Makes Pumpkins

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL (via Flickr)

I read a great article on Dogo News about how NASA scientists carved pumpkins. That was the challenge posed to the excellent scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, CA in 2010 during Halloween. This interesting competition has turned into an annual tradition with partners trying to outdo each other with sky-high hi-tech carvings.

Photo Credit: NASA JPL (via Flickr)

This year’s entries included a Pac-Man pumpkin, a replica of Darth Vader’s meditation chamber, a carousel, a Ninja Starshade, and even a sink hole pumpkin. While the creations are certainly quite strange, what is even more so, is that the engineers-turned-artists had just an hour to complete their masterpieces!

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Claude Monet

Claude Monet is very famous for his style of art. He had a very sketchy type of style that people didn’t really like at first but later loved.

Claude was born in 1840, in Paris, France. Later in 1845, he and his family moved to Le Havre. Claude didn’t enjoy school, but he loved sketching it. When Claude Monet was a man he met Eugene Boudin. Eugene was very different compared to other painters at the time. He painted out side. He invited Claude to paint with him and he had decided that he wanted to become a painter.

Monet
This is one of Monet’s very famous water lilies. He really concentrated on the light and the way the light appeared in the picture.

  

Claude didn’t just enjoy painting he also enjoyed his wife in the garden, his son playing on the terrace, and train stations. One time he stopped the trains just so he could paint them.

A few years later. Claude found a village called Giverny. He bought a house there and made a pond with his favorite plant, the water lily. He then became very devoted to painting water lilies.

Monet died in 1926 at the age of 86. He died a well loved artist and many people still remember him and his artwork today.

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Painting like Piet Mondrian

20141017-093229.jpgLast week in art we made pictures in the style of Piet Mondrian. He was known for his modern style of painting. Piet Mondrian was born on March 7th, 1872 in the Netherlands. During his lifetime he made many pictures in the style of drawing an object and making vertical and horizontal lines and he colored some of them primary colors and left other white. Piet died on February 1, 1944 in New York.

In art we painted in Piet Mondrian style. We each drew a animal. Most of us drew beautiful horses. Others drew mysterious jellyfish. But we all made wonderful pictures in the style of the great artist, Piet Mondrian.

If you are feeling in the mood, YOU can draw your own painting, Piet Mondrian style.

 

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My Avatar

This is my avatar.
This is my avatar.

I made this avatar for myself and my class has avatars too as you can see them in other posts. My avatar is holding a book because I like to read. I wear things in my hair a lot so my avatar has a flower in her hair. My 2nd favorite color is pink with my 1st being purple. I like to wear dresses and skirts. Almost every day I go outside I wear sneakers. I have blue eyes and blond hair. I LOVE NECKLACES AND COMPUTERS! I can’t wait to make more avatars!

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My avatar

My avatarThis is my avatar I will explain how my avatar looks like me. First, the hair my hair is blond like my avatar’s hair. Now to my eyes like my avatars my eyes are green. This nose is the most realistic nose I found so I liked. You could say it looks like my nose but to me I just like it. Now my mouth I know its kind of a normal mouth but it looks like me. Now that was my head now to my body.

First the shirt so I have shirts that look like this one but, I normally wear unusual shirts but they didn’t have any unusual shirts so I picked this one. Now to the dog I’m holding I have two dogs neither of them really look like this one but, one has partly brown on it. I also have I think 8 more pets but I really can’t remember all their names… anyway back to my avatar. Now to my legs and feet.

My legs and feet lets start with legs now I like always wear long pants usually never shorts really. Now my legs are not the same story about my shirts because I usually wear black long pants like my avatar. I STRONGLY dislike shorts. Now to my shoes my Avatar’s shoes are green my shoes now are rainbow but my old shoes are green plus the website doesn’t have rainbow shoes. My favorite color is green too :-). That’s me and my avatar and how we are alike.

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Sophie’s Avatar

My aVATAR
Here is the avatar I designed to look kind of like me.

Hello, my name is Sophie and I am going to tell you how I made my avatar.

First I went to the website http://doppelme.com/  and chose my skin color . Next I chose my face to be a nice smile. Then I chose my eyes to be a brownish color and chose my eyes to be the shape they are. Next, I chose my hair to to be brown and be parted down the middle because that was the closest I could get to my real hair. Then I chose my clothing and shoe color. And there you go that’s how I made my avatar and how you can make yours too.

Have fun creating your avatar!!!!

 

 

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