The Albany by RKD Architects is NOT in Albany; It’s in Dublin. So, There You Go…

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The Albany, located in Dublin, Ireland and designed by RKD Architects, is a modernist-style pavilion (measuring at nearly 4,900 square feet) that aims to reinterpret the seaside villa house type. This visually distinct building — compared to the surrounding ones — is built on one corner of the build site and utilizes a varied mix of materials and features a new structure frames for viewing the nearby Dublin Bay.  The existing site was lowered to create a garden — while accessible from all of the building’s bedrooms — that would add seclusion and privacy to the site. The exterior showcases a reinforced concrete frame with seamless glass ribbon windows along the main upper floor, while seemingly floating above the lower level plinth; intentionally done to resemble the seawall and to evoke the Martello towers located along the local coastline.

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Forget You, Spinal Cord! A New Device Allows Brain To Move Paralyzed Limbs Without You!

Ladies and gentlemen, for the very first time, a paralyzed man is able to move his hand and fingers via his own thoughts, due to an innovative partnership between the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Battelle.  The patient, Ian Burkhart, is a 23-year-old quadriplegic from Dublin, Ohio, and is the inaugural patient — of a potential five patients — for the new Neurobridge technological clinical study.  Neurobridge is an electronic neural bypass device intended  for spinal cord injuries, and it reconnects the brain directly to muscles, essentially bypassing the injured spinal cord and allows voluntary and functional control of any particular paralyzed limb Continue reading “Forget You, Spinal Cord! A New Device Allows Brain To Move Paralyzed Limbs Without You!”

BEHOLD! Old-School Wrestling (OSW) Review Is A Thing You Should Watch!

Some of the fun of going to professional wrestling shows and watching live events on television, DVD and on-demand (WWE Network FOR THE WIN) comes from talking about the match in progress, the wrestlers involved, the storylines, and sometimes about how bad and funny the match is.  Well fellow wrestling nerds, if you haven’t heard of Old School Wrestling (OSW) Reviews, then you’re in for a treat! The Old School Wrestling (OSR) Review video podcast, hosted by longtime friends and longtime fans Jay Hunter, Steve (aka Mr. OOC) and Steve (aka V1) of Dublin, Ireland, chronologically (and hilariously) critique old WWF (WWE), ECW and WCW Pay-Per-Views events as a roundtable video podcast cut to actual video footage of the event. Some of the show’s common staples include old school wrestling video game graphics & music, the nickname/moniker “Roidy Magoo” (describing any of the ridiculously muscled wrestlers on the show — which is MANY if we’re talking about mid-80’s to mid-90’s WWF/WCW television), the catchphrase “What Bar Is He?” (when comparing a wrestler’s attire to candy bar wrappers) and another catchphrase “Wrestling is Awesome” (which features wrestler(s) in a TV show or movie). Continue reading “BEHOLD! Old-School Wrestling (OSW) Review Is A Thing You Should Watch!”