California’s Silicon Valley is a microcosm of America’s new extremes of wealth and poverty. Business is better than it’s been in a decade. Facebook, Google and Apple have minted hundreds of new tech millionaires. But not far away, the homeless are building tent cities along a creek in the city of San Jose. Homelessness rose 20 percent in the past two years, food stamp participation is at a 10-year high, and the average income for Hispanics, who make up a quarter of the population, fell to a new low of about $19,000 a year — in a place where the average rent is $2000 a month.
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The ZeroEdge Aquarium by ZeroEdge Aquariums and Water Features is designed in such a way that the water overflows the surface and spills over all sides of the aquarium creating a “zero edge”. The overflowing water is so seamless that until you touch the aquarium you wouldn’t realize that the water is actually spilling over.
As the water flows over the edge of the aquarium it collects along the “Perimeter Drain Channel” and drains into the sump located in the cabinet below. The water is then pumped back up through returns lines located in the bottom of the tank. The major key to its successful operation is that the water maintains an oxygen rich quality and a magnified crystal clear view. These tanks are interactive and very easy to take care of, they can be viewed all the way around including from above. There are no unsightly cords or powerheads to detract form the beauty of the tank. For more information visit: ZeroEdgeAquariums.com
This is Pionen, an underground data center that belongs to Sweden’s largest internet service provider, Bahnhof. Located 30 meters under solid granite bedrock, it was built in a former bomb shelter and can withstand a direct attack with a hydrogen bomb.
This underground data center has greenhouses, waterfalls, and simulated daylight. If the power goes out, the backup power is provided by two German submarine engines. This place looks like the secret HQ of a James Bond villain.