Mikey Houdini. Obviously the one with the short hair
Rescue exercise in Zierbena (Spain)
This is the personal web site of Yvan Figueiras-Ruiz, writer –winner of the I and the VII International Prize of Historical Divulgation Juan Antonio Cebrián, commercial diver, photographer and graphic designer, as well as being a collaborator of the Radio Nacional de España program Espacio en Blanco and a member of the remembered radio show Dimensión Límite. The site is created as a personal portfolio, with sections devoted to my published books and articles and to one of my true passions: homemade robotics. In this last section we’ll be also including our radio interventions in Espacio en Blanco and other shows about this fascinating subject.
We include a modest blog, where we’ll be commenting a “Featured Image”, so that nobody can doubt that the incredibles images that we can see in magazines o professional web sites aren’t that difficult. They really are at the grasp of everybody with a little amateur equipment.
We are working in a series of photography tutorials to show our visitors some of the least know techniques: freezing the explosion of a balloon, turning water into smoke… even catching the Milky Way o projecting an image INSIDE a water drop.
If you need help in the creation o maintenance of your web page, you can write to us in the contact section.
Thanks for visiting our site. We hope that the continuous renovations aren’t too annoying.
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Jack el Destripador: caso abierto es el dossier de investigación más completo sobre los crímenes que tiñeron de sangre el barrio londinense de Whitechapel durante todo un otoño de terror. Hoy conocemos los perfiles de aquellas mujeres que fueron víctimas de un arma de doble filo: la sociedad que las marginó relegándolas al alcohol, la miseria y la prostitución; y la mano del asesino que aprovechó las cloacas de la sociedad de la época para asesinar impunemente. La obra, merecedora del VII Premio Juan Antonio Cebrián, se adentra en la escena del crimen poniendo sobre la mesa fichas de sospechosos, evidencias, recortes de prensa, perfiles de las víctimas, contexto social y las más recientes investigaciones, convirtiendo al lector en el auténtico detective.
Interview for La Clave Oculta (The Hidden Code) in Vox FM. Program directed by Miquel Figueroa. We had some fun talking about my favourite topic: Easter Island and all its enigmas and mysteries.
Moisés Rojas interviews us again, this time about submarines, the Cold War and how close Humanity was to bring forward the Sixth Extinction in october 1962, during the widely know “Cuban Missile Crisis”.
Interview in La Voz del Viento (The Voice of the Wind), directed by Moises Rojas about Mata ki te Rangi, “The Eyes that Look to the Sky”.
The Discovery One, of Stanley Kubrick’s legendary 2001: A Space Oddyssey
Science and Fiction, a section of the radio program Dimension Limite, dedicated in this occasion to robots and the possibility that one day they would develop real feelings. Press the link to download the program.
Movies about robot and android feelings
Three S.W.O.R.D.S. with their operator. Observe the scale
Monographic program about robots in the battlefield, broadcast in the 4th season of Dimension Limite.
Robotic wars in the 21st Century
Sunset at Kom Ombo
The Kom Ombo temple, built in the ptolemaic period is remarkable for being the only doble temple in Egypt, with its north side consecrated to Haroeris and the southern to the crocodile god Sobek.
Kom Ombo was a place where medicine and surgery were practiced, with such a skill that even today seems surprising. Its reliefs of medical instruments, including a stethoscope in one of the back chapels are very famed throughout the egyptological world.
If you see a bunch of cobras near the temple, don’t worry. They are quite harmless.