February 25, 2014 at 2:56 pm

If the World were Represented by 100 people this is What it Would Look Like

If the World were Represented by 100 people this is What it Would Look Like

Earth’s population recently surpassed 7 billion people and that number is still growing. To comprehend the composition of our species 100people.org sought to help people, “better understand the complex issues facing our planet and the resources we share by framing the global population as 100 people”. Below I have compiled the statistics on 100people.org…

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February 25, 2014 at 10:22 am

The Mind Melting Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo

The Mind Melting Paper Sculptures of Li Hongbo

Chinese artist Li Hongbo (featured previously) crafts mind-melting sculptures from thousands of individually glued sheets of paper, creating a kind of ‘honeycomb’ structure that makes the sculptures completely malleable. In collaboration with the Klein Sun Gallery, New York-based video production company Kid Guy Collective captured Li’s current showcase, Tools of Study, at 240 frames…

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February 24, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

Picture of the Day: The Worn Marble Steps at the Leaning Tower of Pisa

THE WORN MARBLE STEPS AT THE LEANING TOWER OF PISA Photograph by SALENA LETTERA / THE DAILY RANT Website | Facebook | Twitter | Flickr | Instagram Here’s an interior view of the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa you don’t typically see. Taken by Salena Lettera of The Daily Rant, we see…

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February 24, 2014 at 3:03 pm

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

This Simple Visual Trick Makes GIFs Looks Three-Dimensional

The animated gif community on Tumblr is one of the strongest on the Internet. A rising trend on the microblogging platform is #3D gifs. By simply adding some vertical white bars to each frame of the animation, a 3D illusion is achieved. As Gizmodo’s Jesus Diaz explains: “These GIFs use depth of field and…

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February 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

This 3D Printed Clock Writes the Time with a Marker

Plotclock is a clock that uses a marker to write the time on a small whiteboard. When the time changes, the clock erases the previous time and writes the current one. The open-source design was made by joo, a user on Makerbot’s Thingiverse, the world’s largest online design community for discovering, making and sharing…

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February 24, 2014 at 10:03 am

This Time-Lapse Video of Snowflakes Being Formed is Absolutely Beautiful

This Time-Lapse Video of Snowflakes Being Formed is Absolutely Beautiful

A breathtaking microscopic time-lapse by Vyacheslav Ivanov shows the formation of various snowflakes. The song is Avril 14th by Aphex Twin. Incredible footage and beautifully edited.

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February 22, 2014 at 5:52 pm

I Can’t Stop Watching This High-Speed Wire Bending Machine

I Can't Stop Watching This High-Speed Wire Bending Machine

The video description purports that this machine is the fastest wire bender in the world. I can’t verify this claim and the video was uploaded in 2009, so it’s quite possible the ‘CNC wire bending machines’ industry has progressed in the last few years… either way it’s impressive—and slightly mesmerizing. If you’re interested in…

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February 22, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Picture of the Day: The Buachaille

Picture of the Day: The Buachaille

THE BUACHAILLE Photograph by JAMES ROSS Website | Blog | 500px | Prints available In this beautiful capture by James Ross, we see the famous Buachaille Etive Mòr (also known as The Buachaille or The Beuckle). The mountain is located at the head of Glen Etive in the Highlands of Scotland. Its…

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February 22, 2014 at 2:26 pm

The World’s First Human Loop the Loop

The World's First Human Loop the Loop

Stuntman and free runner Damien Walters does the first ever human loop the loop. I love how this video shows the progression leading to the defining moment. Athleticism and natural ability are factors, but so are hard work and perseverance!

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February 21, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Picture of the Day: The 1920s Selfie

Picture of the Day: The 1920s Selfie

THE 1920s SELFIE Photograph by The Byron Company via The Museum of the City of New York In this fascinating capture from nearly a century ago, we see the photographers of the Byron Company getting together for a portrait on the roof of Marceau’s photography studio in New York City. Holding…

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