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Jun 13, 2012

40 Photos of Airplanes Breaking the Sound Barrier

40 Photos of Airplanes Breaking the Sound Barrier

Supersonic speed is a rate of travel of an object that exceeds the speed of sound (Mach 1). For objects travelling in dry air of a temperature of 20 °C (68 °F) this speed is approximately 343 m/s, 1,125 ft/s, 768 mph or 1,235 km/h. A sonic boom is the sound associated with the…

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Jun 12, 2012

Breathtaking Landscapes Carved Into Books

Breathtaking Landscapes Carved Into Books

Fellow Canadian Guy Laramee was previously featured on the Sifter back in Jaunary. Laramee is an incredibly talented artist with a broad range of skills from painting and sculpting; to music, composition and stage direction. In his two latest series entitled Guan Yin and El amor por las montanas, Laramee’s remarkable landscape book is…

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Jun 12, 2012

50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things

50 Creative Ways to Repurpose, Reuse and Upcycle Old Things

If you’re like me, you probably have a lot of old stuff just lying around your house. It’s not doing anything but taking up space, but you’re either too busy (or lazy), sentimental or just have more important things to deal with. Well if you’re looking for a little inspiration or a new DIY…

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Jun 11, 2012

Macro Insect Photography by Thomas Shahan

Macro Insect Photography by Thomas Shahan

Thomas Shahan is one of the most popular macro insect photographers on Flickr. His 250+ gallery has garnered hundreds of thousands of views and he has brought a level of detail and beauty to these insects that is truly astounding. Hailing from Oklahoma, USA, Thomas uses photography as a tool to raise awareness and…

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Jun 6, 2012

Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Visual Retrospective

Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Visual Retrospective

In this chilling WMD retrospective by photographer Martin Miller, we are confronted with beautifully shot images of menacing doomsday devices. These haunting black and white photographs will stir the emotions of many, as the incredible composition and tones contrast the stark reality of the subject matter. In Martin’s own words: Although the term, WMD,…

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Jun 5, 2012

10 Glorious Easter Eggs on the Internet

10 Glorious Easter Eggs on the Internet

Last month, Reddit user VampireElf started an amazing thread asking users to submit their favourite little known Easter Eggs on websites around the globe. Some 4406 comments later, and a treasure trove of Internet nuggets were left for others to discover. Below you will find a list of 10 glorious easter eggs that pleased…

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Jun 4, 2012

23 Jaw-Dropping Photos of Lava

23 Jaw-Dropping Photos of Lava

Lava refers both to molten rock expelled by a volcano during an eruption and the resulting rock after solidification and cooling. When first erupted from a volcanic vent, lava is a liquid at temperatures from 700 to 1,200 °C (1,292 to 2,192 °F). Up to 100,000 times as viscous as water, lava can flow…

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