Category: STORIES

Jan 7, 2013

The World’s Strongest Artificially Generated Tornado

The World’s Strongest Artificially Generated Tornado

Photograph by Mercedes-Benz Passion Located in Stuttgart, Germany, the Mercedes-Benz Museum is home to the ‘strongest artificially generated tornado in the world’ according to the Guinness Book of World Records. However the purpose of the 34.4 meter high (112.86 ft) may surprise you. See below to learn why. The architecture of the…

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Jan 6, 2013

How To Make a Rainbow-Coloured Igloo Using Milk Cartons

How To Make a Rainbow-Coloured Igloo Using Milk Cartons

New Zealander and recent civil engineering graduate Daniel Gray travelled north to Edmonton, Canada to spend five weeks with his girlfriend and her parents for the holidays. To keep him occupied (and perhaps test his resolve) his girlfriend’s mother thought it might be a fun idea to build an igloo. Little did Daniel know,…

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Dec 19, 2012

Capturing a Tornado as it Forms

Capturing a Tornado as it Forms

On April 3, 2012 a series of tornadoes broke out across the Dallas-Fort Worth area, including an EF3 in Forney, Texas. Freelance designer and photographer Parrish Ruiz de Velasco, who says he never leaves home without his camera, was driving that day and witnessed one of the tornadoes first hand as it developed. Knowing…

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Dec 17, 2012

Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers

Portraits of Unrelated Doppelgangers

I’m not a look-alike! is a project by Canadian photographer François Brunelle. His goal is to take 200 photographs of doppelgangers around the world (he’s half way there) with the hopes of turning the series into a book and international exhibit. Brunelle is fascinated by the resemblance between two unrelated people. On his site,…

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Dec 17, 2012

DigitalGlobe’s Top Satellite Images of 2012

DigitalGlobe’s Top Satellite Images of 2012

DigitalGlobe is a worldwide leader in satellite imagery. Founded in 1993 under the name WorldView Imaging Corporation, it became EarthWatch Incorporated in 1995, before finally becoming DigitalGlobe in 2002. In 1993, the United States Department of Commerce granted DigitalGlobe (then WorldView), the first license allowing a private enterprise to build and operate a satellite…

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Dec 12, 2012

An Abandoned School in Detroit – Now and Then

An Abandoned School in Detroit – Now and Then

Through photography, detroiturbex.com seeks to raise awareness of the social and economic challenges facing the city of Detroit. Over the course of 100 years the population level has rapidly expanded and contracted. In the 1950s the population was approximately 1.85 million, in 2010, it was 713,000. The recent contraction means many of the buildings…

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Dec 11, 2012

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

The Top 100 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2012

After the positive reception from last year’s Top 50 ‘Pictures of the Day’ for 2011, the Sifter promised to highlight the top 25 ‘Pictures of the Day‘ at the end of every quarter, eventually culminating in an epic Top 100 for 2012. That time has come! Below are the top 100 POTDs for 2012.…

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