Aug 13, 2014

This Cat is Officially Unstoppable

This Cat is Officially Unstoppable

With speed, agility and an insatiable curiosity, cats are already a force to be reckoned with. Now with video proof of their ability to open doors, they are virtually unstoppable. I, for one, welcome our new feline overlords.

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Aug 13, 2014

The Problem with Shark Week

The Problem with Shark Week

Shark Week used to be educational. Now it’s filled with fake documentaries about “Megalodon” and “Submarine”. Vox explains what you need to know before you watch The Discovery Channel series. You can read the entire article on Vox, which includes interesting links to other pieces about the now maligned series.

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Aug 13, 2014

Toilet Paper Rolls Squished Into Faces by Junior Fritz Jacquet

Toilet Paper Rolls Squished Into Faces by Junior Fritz Jacquet

French artist Junior Fritz Jacquet has been fascinated by paper since a young age. Inspired by the traditional art of origami, Jacquet explores and experiments with folding and crumpling techniques, developing an innovative style all his own. In a series entitled Masks, Jacquet squishes and crumples 40 different toilet paper rolls into unique and…

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Aug 12, 2014

The Impossible Car Sculptures of Gerry Judah

The Impossible Car Sculptures of Gerry Judah

Since 1997, artist Gerry Judah has built the main, car-themed structure for the annual Goodwood Festival of Speed in Sussex, England. Held on the grounds of the Goodwood Estate, Judah’s colossal, flying car designs are a sight to behold. Born and raised in West Bengal, India, Judah and his family moved to London, England…

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Aug 12, 2014

40 Rare Audition Tapes of Famous Celebrities

40 Rare Audition Tapes of Famous Celebrities

Some great audition clips of well-known actors, many before they were famous or had landed their ‘breakout’ role. Ignore the video’s title as a handful of the actors were quite well-known before the particular audition shown. Some of the clips included are also of actors that many might not consider ‘famous’. As for rarity…

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Aug 11, 2014

Microsoft Engineers Just Devised a Way to Turn Your Shaky GoPro Footage Into Hyperlapses

Microsoft Engineers Just Devised a Way to Turn Your Shaky GoPro Footage Into Hyperlapses

This could be a game changer. Engineers at Microsoft recently unveiled a method for converting first-person videos into hyperlapse videos (time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera). As the team explains on their research page: At high speed-up rates, simple frame sub-sampling coupled with existing video stabilization methods does not work, because the erratic…

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Aug 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: Valley Fog in Lower Austria

Picture of the Day: Valley Fog in Lower Austria

Photograph by Uoaei1 on Wikimedia Commons Seen here is a dramatic view from Blassenstein mountain near Scheibbs (Lower Austria) to the west, with fog over Erlauf valley and Danube. The photo was uploaded to Wikimedia Commons by Uaei1. You can see the full size 5958 x 2979 pixel panoaramic here. via Uoaei1 on…

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