2016年5月12日 星期四

sinkhole, sinkhole swallows, lapse, time-lapse, time frame, mulch, ultracareful


A car has fallen into a sinkhole in a residential street in London. The Metropolitan Police were called to Woodland Terrace in Greenwich at around 3.23am on Thursday. Officers discovered a blue people carrier, which had…

President Xi made the announcement in a speech to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. He gave no details on the troop reduction or its time frame.

Unlike many of his comrades, Mr. Hobsbawm, who lived in London, stuck with the Communist Party after the Soviet Union crushed the Hungarian uprising in 1956 and the Czech reform movement in 1968. He eventually let his party membership lapse about the time the Berlin Wall fell and the Eastern bloc disintegrated in 1989.
  Sinkhole appears in Naples street after water pipe breaks.
In 2012, a giant sinkhole opened in Bayou Corne, La. That sinkhole is now as big as 20 football fields and is growing to this day.

  Iquitos, Peru: Wet and Wild
From sinkholes and snake oil to echoes of Eiffel and Herzog, the surreal is simply real in the “Capital of the Amazon” — and you don’t even need a local hallucinogen to experience it.
University of Essex time lapse - full version University of Essex·284 videos
Published on Mar 20, 2013
"My biggest video/photography project has come to an end. 5 months and 15000 pictures later, this is the result. All the shots are taken on or nearby the University of Essex Colchester campus. The video contains time-lapses, hyper-lapses and a few animations." ~ Morten Rustad, 1st year BSc Business Management student.


Turning Street View Images Into Time-Lapse Films

A Toronto company has developed a free, online product that allows users to create time-lapse road trips using Google Street View images.

The Hanshin expressway, a supposed showcase of modern engineering, also collapsed. Reclaimed land around the port city turned to mulch because of the vibrations, causing some tall buildings to collapse.
被视为现代工程样板的阪神高速路(Hanshin Expressway)也坍塌了。神户周边人工填海的土地受到震动,像朽叶一样松软,导致一些高层建筑倒塌。

'As we looked at this past generation of vehicles it did seem to be all about the growth of the company, and there were lapses,' said Mr. Stephens, who works at the Toyota Technical Center near Ann Arbor and is in charge of the Toyota Avalon, a large sedan. 'We are definitely reforming the processes to be ultracareful.'

Guatemalan Sinkhole Swallows Three-Story Building
More than 150 people have died and entire buildings have gone missing because of Agatha, the first tropical storm of 2010.

A natural depression in a land surface communicating with a subterranean passage, generally occurring in limestone regions and formed by solution or by collapse of a cavern roof.
a cavity in the ground, especially in limestone bedrock, caused by water erosion and providing a route for surface water to disappear underground.


part of speech:adjective
definition:combined form of careful.


(mŭlch) pronunciation
A protective covering, usually of organic matter such as leaves, straw, or peat, placed around plants to prevent the evaporation of moisture, the freezing of roots, and the growth of weeds.

tr.v., mulched, mulch·ing, mulch·es.
To cover or surround with mulch.

[Probably from Middle English melsche, molsh, soft, from Old English melsc, mellow, mild.]

Time-lapse photography is a technique whereby the frequency at which film frames are captured (the frame rate) is much lower than that used to view the sequence. When played at normal speed, time appears to be moving faster and thus lapsing. For example, an image of a scene may be captured once every second, then played back at 30 frames per second. The result is an apparent 30-times speed increase. Time-lapse photography can be considered the opposite of high speed photography or slow motion.
Processes that would normally appear subtle to the human eye, e.g. the motion of the sun and stars in the sky, become very pronounced. Time-lapse is the extreme version of the cinematography technique of undercranking, and can be confused with stop motion animation.

[形]《写真》継時露出の time-lapse photography微[低]速度(撮影)写真.

Definition of time-lapse
denoting the photographic technique of taking a sequence of frames at set intervals to record changes that take place slowly over time. When the frames are shown at normal speed the action seems much faster.

Definition of lapse

  • a temporary failure of concentration, memory, or judgment:a lapse of concentration in the second set cost her the match
  • a weak or careless decline from previously high standards:tracing his lapse into petty crime
  • Law the termination of a right or privilege through disuse or failure to follow appropriate procedures.
  • 2an interval or passage of time:there was a considerable lapse of time between the two events


[no object]
  • 1(of a right, privilege, or agreement) become invalid because it is not used, claimed, or renewed; expire:my membership to the gym has lapsed
  • (of a state or activity) fail to be maintained; come to an end:if your diet has lapsed it’s time you revived it
  • (of an adherent to a particular religion or doctrine) cease to follow the rules and practices of that religion or doctrine.
  • 2 (lapse into) pass gradually into (an inferior state or condition):the country has lapsed into chaos
  • revert to (a previous or more familiar style of speaking or behavior):the girls lapsed into French


late Middle English: from Latin lapsus, from labi 'to glide, slip, or fall'; the verb reinforced by Latin lapsare 'to slip or stumble'

time frame
  1. a period of time, especially a specified period in which something occurs or is planned to take place.
    "the work had to be done in a time frame of fourteen working days"