The UK’s largest earth sculpture is a gigantic horse leaping across the land

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10 creative sculptures made using recycled steel

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Babita Sajnani: Creative recycled steel sculptures Creative sculptures made using recycled steel Recycling chunky pieces of metal is a very good way to save the environment and also spare the land fills from overflowing with non-biodegradable junk. There are huge amounts of metallic junk in the form of heavy equipment, cars and various automobiles to name a few. It is definitely a praiseworthy initiative of various motivated artists and sculptors to create amazing sculptures out of metal junk and to give it a new lease of life. Here are ten amazing creations from recycled steel that are very inspirational and motivating for today’s generation. 1. Stainless Steel Woman Sculpture Woman Sculpture Stainless Steel Woman Sculpture This amazing sculpture of a woman is crafted in stainless steel. This exquisite sculpture by Liu Tao is called Fine Rhyme and looks extremely stunning with the contrasting solid leg formation and the wire-based torso. This sculpture is priced at $25,000. 2. Recycled Steel Sculpture by Jason Lane Jason Lane Recycled Steel Sculpture by Jason Lane This amazing sculpture is made entirely out of recycled materials and is titled ‘Gremberlin’. This sculpture is made by Jason Lee, an artist from the United Kingdom and is one sculpture amongst the many that he has created out of old metal junk. 3. Horse Sculpture Made From Recycled Steel Created by James Oleson Horse Sculpture Horse Sculpture Made From Recycled Steel Created by James Oleson This amazing and fine horse sculpture is made by James Oleson and is crafted entirely out of recycled steel. This horse sculpture is reminiscent of the Equine sculpture that is placed in front of the City Hall in Brooksville, however, the dimensions of this sculpture are bigger than the Equine. The sculpture is still at its developing stage and has yet to get its tail. 4. Metal-made mechanical elephant Mechanical elephant Metal-made mechanical elephant This mechanical metallic elephant sculpture is a very innovative design in which various old metallic machinery has been crafted and joined in order to create the majestic elephant form. Sculpted by Andrew Chase, this metal elephant is made out of various old metallic materials such as electrical conduits, rod, pipe, sheet and automobile transmission parts. It took Chase around three and a half months to create this 85-pound structure which is also moveable as the joints can be moved back and forth and the trunk can also be raised and lowered. 5. Recycled Sculptures by Bob Campbell Bob Campbell Recycled Sculptures by Bob Campbell Bob Campbell alias Stig is a wonderful and talented metal sculptor apart from being a furniture designer and an industrial artist. He has made use of various metal scrap such as treads, chains and wheels to create amazing furniture pieces. He has also incorporated other materials such as wood and leather, however, metal forms the base of all his work. His unique metallic furniture pieces have been purchased by many people and he has also exhibited his pieces at his own private gallery. 6. Spectacular monsters Monsters Spectacular monsters Art can truly carry a message, and these amazing old metal creations prove this statement. Such amazing green creations earn popularity as well as appreciation as these exquisite pieces are Eco-friendly in nature. Krittayakorn Chaijit has made amazing monster creations out of discarded metal and his creations do not reflect their origins. His masterpieces that are styled on various monsters look like they are out of a science fiction movie! The Climbing Metal Alien is made out of old auto parts and machinery and looks amazing in its form, It is also coated in order to make it rust-proof. 7. Scorpion recycled metal sculpture Scorpion Scorpion recycled metal sculpture This amazing sculpture of a scorpion made out of discarded metal such as springs, a broken electric guitar and so on. These scrap metal parts have been put together so ingeniously to create a scorpion that looks life-like. The body of the scorpion is fashioned out of an old electric guitar and the rest have been made out of metal bits and pieces that have been put together artfully. 8. The Very Hungry God Sculpture Skull Sculpture Very Hungry God Skull Sculpture This metallic giant skull sculpture is called the Very Hungry God and is the work of Subodh Gupta, who made this amazing creation in 2006. This sculpture is crafted by using hundreds of kitchen utensils like pans, pots and so on. This sculpture weights around one ton and is displayed at the Frieze Art Fair in Regent’s Park in London. 9. Steel Jack Sparrow Jack Sparrow Steel Jack Sparrow Captain Jack Sparrow made out of old steel looks extremely desirable and this amazing creation stands 2.7 meters tall. Crafted by Krittayako, Chaijit, this sculpture is made out of old machine parts and old car parts which have later been given a lacquer coating to make it rust-resistant. This is a green tribute to the most famous pirate by Disney that weights near around one ton! 10. Scrap Metal Sculpture Park by Dr. Evermor Dr. Evermor Scrap Metal Sculpture Park by Dr. Evermor This amazing park crafted out of scrap metal comprises of all things thrown away apart from metal. This creative park was a made by Dr. Evermor in Brooklyn which is located in Wisconsin. The park contains a metal sculpture called ‘Forevertron’ which is also touted as the word’s largest scrap metal sculpture!

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Future Perfect: Harnessing geothermal energy from volcanoes

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Munmun Goswami: Geothermal energy from volcanoes Harnessing geothermal energy from volcanoes What’s happening right now? The world is witnessing growing tensions regarding acute fuel scenarios. The fossil fuel cry is increasing by ever growing decibels and causing the humanity at present to sway under the immense pressure of the question – how to end this cry and which is the best way to do so! In the run to find answers to these questions, we have tumbled upon solution in the form of renewable energy sources. The sun, the wind and the water are the most celebrated ones among them. Among the less adopted ones are sources like tidal, wave and geothermal energy. We dedicate this article to the last mentioned source of energy. For those who require a bit of explanation, geothermal energy is the energy of steam which is produced by heating water using the thermal energy of magma. It is a potent source of energy which is operational mostly in areas surrounding volcanic regions. The energy is mainly used to quench the energy hunger of populations residing around volcanoes and in quarries. At present, this source is being used to harness energy in places like New Zealand and Iceland. Trends 1. Indonesian geothermal Energy Project Indonesian geothermal energy project Archipelago’s 17,000 islands hold hundreds of volcanoes, and all that heat could be converted to renewable electricity. The Government of Indonesia has taken the volcanic energy source quite seriously. There has been a recent declaration from the side of the Government regarding a project that would aim at producing 4000MW of energy using this energy source. Making a good use of volcanoes would finally reduce the country’s huge dependence on carbon sources for energy. If this project turns successful, the Indonesian population would experience a drastic energy turnover, especially the 35 percent of the populace who are currently leading their lives in the electricity deficient darkness would have a reason to rejoice. This energy harnessed from volcanic heat would light up their homes perennially. 2. A derailed 2009n project by Wilfred Elders A derailed 2009 project by Wilfred Elders Harness energy from volcanic magma itself The university of California professor, Wilfred Elders recently published a paper, which says that it is now possible to harness magma itself as a source of energy, leave apart the water that is heated up by magma sources. The finding is sourced from the turn of events which the researchers underwent in the process of drilling for their geothermal test. It so happened that while the drills were boring deeper into the earth, super-heated magma unexpectedly made its appearance at a surprising depth even before the completion of the borehole drilling which was supposed to extend to 15,000 feet below the ground. The most amazing fact was that this magma was far hotter than other fluids boiling in the heart of the earth. Researchers feel that such sources of super-heated magma could itself be used to produce energy, if harnessed in the proper manner. 3. Geothermal Power project in Nicaragua Geothermal Power Project in Nicaragua Sitting on top of a chain of volcanoes, Nicaragua is the ideal candidate to exploit geothermal energy sources Nicaragua is fortunate to have a range of volcanic sources gurgling with energy, as also an active ecological participant like the inter-American Development bank, IDB. The bank has recently extended a generous loan of $30.3 for the development and operation of a plant that would make proper arrangements to harness energy out of this natural source in the best possible manner. The project has been named the San Jacinto-Tizate Geothermal Power Project. As of Nicaragua, the country is highly dependent on fossil fuel for fulfilling the energy requirements of its citizens. The success of this project would supposedly reduce this dependence and promise a greener future for the country. The project aims at increasing the capacity of an already existent 10MW arrangement to 72 MW. The concept As already discussed, this source of energy is derived from the underground magma cocktail. However, geothermal energy does not imply just magmatic heat. It also includes natural hot springs or water that is naturally heated up by the high temperatures beneath the earth. As of volcanic sources, the heat of the magma can be utilized fruitfully to heat up water and the steam thus obtained can be used to rotate turbines. The advantages What can be the most potent advantages of using natural and renewable energy sources other than reducing the pollution effect on the earth’s atmosphere? Another advantages of course is that if the present efforts become functional, geothermal energy would add to the already existing list of renewable sources of energy. The taxing on the fossil fuel sources would be reduced to some more extent. The impact It’s all positive. In fact, governments are inviting investments in this sector of energy development. If the volcano prone areas rise to this call, it is certain that much of the present energy cry would be solve without the need to turn to anything else. Volcanoes are a primitive and untamed source of energy in gushes. They can be the answers to the present questions if tapped and trained in the proper manner.

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