Category: SCI/TECH

Feb 22, 2010

The Evolution of the BMW Art Car

The Evolution of the BMW Art Car

The BMW Art Car Project was introduced by the French racecar driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain, who wanted to invite an artist to create a canvas on an automobile. It was in 1975 when Poulain commissioned American artist and friend Alexander Calder to paint the first BMW Art Car. This first example would be a…

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Feb 4, 2010

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The Situation You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do? This is the German U-Boat…

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Jan 25, 2010

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Photograph by Doyle Sails If you have an affinity for yachting and $100+ million in disposable income, the Maltese Falcon is all you. Should your preference lean towards a modest one week rental of the mega-yacht, it should only set you back about $600,000. For the rest of us aspiring mega-yacht owners that may…

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Jan 14, 2010

Stunning PC Case: Wood and Glass Beats Plastic Ass

Stunning PC Case: Wood and Glass Beats Plastic Ass

This is crazy. You’re in an elevator with an old friend you haven’t seen since high-school. “Just visiting the Big Apple,” you say. He presses ‘PH’ and up you go. He tells you how great Manhattan is and how well he’s doing. The doors open and your eyes widen. Panoramic views, original prints, the Viking…

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Jan 4, 2010

2009 Year in Review

2009 Year in Review

Over 400 posts and 1.3 million page views later, TwistedSifter has completed an incredible inaugural year. To herald the year to come, let’s look back at the year that was, and reminisce about some of the most popular posts from 2009. Before we delve deeper, I want to thank the readers of this site for…

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Dec 23, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 23, 2009

Picture of the Day – December 23, 2009

I’M ON A BOAT Photograph by Casper Moller Pelorus is the world’s fourteenth largest luxury yacht at 377 feet 3 inches (115 metres) in length. It was briefly owned by a Saudi businessman who sold it to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich the following year (source: Wikipedia) Every day at 5pm the Sifter will post the…

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Dec 17, 2009

Epic Car Chase Scene Puts Hollywood to Shame

Epic Car Chase Scene Puts Hollywood to Shame

With an estimated budget of $17, this miniature car chase scene puts Hollywood to shame. Bolstered by some incredible audio work and a little imagination from you, the viewer; this 5-minute chase scene will draw you in and hold your attention like any big-budget, multi-million, CGI-laden, summer blockbuster movie could… *Turn Your Volume Up! If…

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