Houston's newest sculpture similar to Chicago's 'bean'
In trending news this morning, a shiny new landmark comes to Houston, virtual frog dissections are made possible with Apple's newest tablet. and "running on Dunkin" has a new, literal meaning.
First up, Houston is getting a giant, reflective bean-shaped sculpture similar to the Chicago Cloud Gate. The Cloud Column stands 32 feet tall and weighs 21,000 pounds. It was created by Anish Kapoor, the same man who hammered together the iconic Chicago landmark.
The shiny steel column does have a few character differences from it's sibling. It stands upright, instead of laying on its side. And it also has a concave center that reflects its surroundings upside-down.
The sculpture is part of the new Glassell School of Art, which is currently under construction. It won't be accessible to the public until its official opening on May 20.
Also trending, Apple has release a more budget-friendly iPad geared toward students. It is the same size as the traditional iPad and will cost $299 for school districts.
The new iPad has software designed specifically for teachers and students, as well as a series of apps for the classroom. The tablet will even let students virtually dissect a frog.
Lastly, Dunkin' Donuts has teamed up with Sucony to create doughnut-inspired sneakers. Each pair is decorated with sprinkles, coffee and the companies' logos. The back of the heel features a frosted doughnut. The limited edition sneaker sells for $110, but there are less than 2,000 pairs available.