Tag: Atacama

  • The Atacama Chair Ropes Us in With Its Mesmerizing Design

    The Atacama Chair Ropes Us in With Its Mesmerizing Design

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    Designed by Borja Gomendio, a student at the University of Design and Technology in Madrid, Spain, the Atacama chair is an academic project that mesmerized us with its perfectly balanced, geometric design. The chair is named after the Atacama Desert in Chile and is made of hand-woven macrame yarn that has been precisely woven around…

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  • What Survives in the Atacama Desert?

    What Survives in the Atacama Desert?

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    BY THE TIME I arrived at the European Southern Observatory site at Paranal, I could feel the dryness in my body. A headache nagged. The astronomers there said occasionally their skin itched; they didn’t sleep well. “Sometimes you look like a 100-year-old person,” said Florian Rodler, a 44-year-old staff astronomer originally from Austria. But the…

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