Category: SCI/TECH

Apr 7, 2015

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

The Top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2015

At the end of every quarter the Sifter highlights the top 25 “Pictures of the Day“, culminating in an epic Top 100 at the end of the year (check out the Top 100 POTDs for 2014!). It’s hard to believe we’re already 1/4 of the way through 2015. I can’t wait to see what…

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Apr 1, 2015

Suntory Whisky CNC Mills 24 of the Coolest Ice Cubes Ever

Suntory Whisky CNC Mills 24 of the Coolest Ice Cubes Ever

In an award-winning campaign for Suntory Whisky, creative agency TBWA\Hakuhodo used a CNC milling machine to create the coolest ice cubes we’ve ever seen. The campaign, entitled 3D on the Rocks, used a CNC (computer numerical control) milling machine or router, to carve and whittle ice cubes into the amazing sculptures seen below. To…

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Mar 31, 2015

Forget Chargers, this USB Wall Plate Frees Up Your Outlets in Seconds

Forget Chargers, this USB Wall Plate Frees Up Your Outlets in Seconds

All you need is a screwdriver. No wiring, no batteries, no more bulky chargers and you get a precious outlet back! The brilliant design by SnapPower works by drawing power directly from the inside screws on the sides of outlets. SnapPower has launched their USB charger cover plate design on Kickstarter, following…

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Mar 31, 2015

Light Bending Dance Performance Will Touch Your Soul

Light Bending Dance Performance Will Touch Your Soul

Hakanaï is a solo choreographic performance that unfolds through a series of images in motion. In Japanese Hakanaï denotes that which is temporary and fragile, evanescent and transient, and in this case something set between dreams and reality. While widely associated with nature, the term is now often used to elicit an intangible aspect…

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Mar 30, 2015

Picture of the Day: The 9-Acre Green Roof at Facebook’s New HQ

Picture of the Day: The 9-Acre Green Roof at Facebook’s New HQ

Photograph by Facebook Earlier today, Mark Zuckerberg shared this aerial photo of the amazing 9-acre green roof at Facebook’s brand new headquarters in Menlo Park, California. Zuckerberg adds: “Today we moved into our new Facebook building in Menlo Park, California. Our goal was to create the perfect engineering space for our teams to work…

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Mar 26, 2015

Rover Completes First Ever “Mars Marathon” with Time of 11 Years, 2 Months

Rover Completes First Ever “Mars Marathon” with Time of 11 Years, 2 Months

[NASA JPL] NASA’s Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity, working on Mars since January 2004, passed marathon distance in total driving on March 24, 2015, during the mission’s 3,968th Martian day, or sol. A drive of 153 feet (46.5 meters) on Sol 3968 brought Opportunity’s total odometry to 26.221 miles (42.198 kilometers). Olympic marathon distance is…

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Mar 24, 2015

Artists Hack an Xbox Kinect and Create an Experimental Film on Movement

Artists Hack an Xbox Kinect and Create an Experimental Film on Movement

as·phyx·i·a is a collaborative effort and experimental film created by Maria Takeuchi with Frederico Phillips and performed by Shiho Tanaka. The artists hacked an Xbox One Kinect for the motion data capture with music by Maria, visuals by Frederico and performance by Shiho. The project is an effort to explore new ways…

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