By marfdrat on September 12, 2014
Photographer Seth Casteel takes photos of pets, and is know for his pictures of dogs swimming underwater. Now he’s captured puppies swimming underwater. The cuteness factor is huge.
By marfdrat on August 11, 2014
Holy smokes. If you’ve got the dinero, and want to be set when the apocalypse comes, you have to get one of these. The cab looks like a spaceship or something, and it has a 2000-mile driving range. It can climb a 45 degree angle, and the trailer articulates so you don’t flip over in rough terrain. You can carry enough provisions to keep a crew of three supplied for 3 weeks. Long enough to outrun the zombies (for a while, at least). Cost? Not known, but it’s safe to say it’s more than you can afford – the guy spent millions developing it.
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By marfdrat on August 4, 2014
Here’s what it looks like. Kinda psychedelic.
Feature image credit: Fabian Oefner
By marfdrat on July 26, 2014
This is an awesome idea. A self-defense system that connects to your phone via Bluetooth. If you activate the mace to defend yourself, The Defender takes a photo of your attacker, and alerts the 24/7 monitoring service of your position, so they can contact the police for you. You can fund the project, and get one for yourself at Indiegogo.
By marfdrat on July 24, 2014
I posted about a project similar to this about a year ago. The BevTender cupholder is designed to address the same problem: airplanes and other modes of transportation don’t have cup holders. On a plane, you invariably end up putting that expensive cup of coffee between your legs (and squeeze too hard) or in the seat-back pocket (where it gets squashed, and the coffee ends up on your shoes). Karl Moore’s design for a versatile and easy-to-carry cup holder looks like a winner. Back it on Kickstarter. Eventually, one of these things is going to make it, and millions of people will buy them. I know I’ll buy one.
By marfdrat on July 21, 2014
I understand why some people drink the stuff – they’re lactose intolerant, and it gives them a way to eat their cereal or cream their coffee. I don’t like the stuff, because it strikes me as unnatural. I love almonds, but the idea of grinding them up and making “milk” out of them seems counterproductive. Reading this article about the nutritional value of it makes me like it even less.
By marfdrat on July 10, 2014
People have known for some time that hospitals are a not-so-great place to catch germs. There’s a lot of them floating around in there, and lots of traffic in and out. Infections are a constant risk. A new study identifies elevator buttons as a germy thing to avoid.
By marfdrat on July 9, 2014
You never know when one of the planes will make a super-low landing, like this Turkish F-16 did at the RAF Waddington show in England. One guy didn’t seem to be bothered too much by it, though.
By marfdrat on July 6, 2014
Richmond’s annual Independence Day fireworks display was delayed by the threat of Hurricane Arthur, so they were held on the 5th. To avoid the huge crowd on Brown’s Island, we went down to the floodwall on the south side of the James River to watch. The fireworks were the usual kind of good, but I found myself looking across the river to catch the reflections in the buildings of downtown.
By marfdrat on July 5, 2014
This is awesome. Videographer Jos Stiglingh flies a DJI Phantom 2 drone through a fireworks display. Might be a good way to lose a $1000 copter, but the results are spectacular.
By marfdrat on July 3, 2014
On any given day about 2,500 flights cross the North Atlantic. From the ocean’s surface, it looks pretty quiet up there, but at 30,000 feet, it’s a different story. The folks at NATS (Britain’s air traffic control system) put together a visualization of all that traffic, and it looks amazing. North Atlantic Skies from NATS on Vimeo. Via Engadget
By marfdrat on June 30, 2014
Marcello Barenghi draws photorealistic illustrations of everyday objects, and they are amazing. Check these out, plus a time-lapse video of how he does it.
By marfdrat on June 28, 2014
It’s a crazy-sounding idea, but hey: it could work…
In a paper he recently published in the International Journal of Modern Physics B, Tao points to two regions of China, the Northern and Eastern China Plains, that have a similar geographic location as the Midwest—but far fewer tornadoes. The difference, he says, is that China’s plains are surrounded by three east-west mountain ranges, which slow down passing winds enough to prevent tornados from forming.
By marfdrat on June 20, 2014
Hasan Kale makes incredibly small paintings of his native Istanbul on everyday things.
From onion peels to kiwi seeds or even bits of chocolate, it seems any canvas is sufficient for Turkish artistHasan Kale (previously) as long as it meets the requirement of being incredibly tiny. Hasan delights in the challenge of depicting landscapes of his native Istanbul in the most infinitesimal of brush strokes, a feat that requires the use of a magnifying glass to appreciate the details of each piece.
By marfdrat on June 18, 2014
I hadn’t taken any pictures with film in a long time – maybe 25 or 30 years. My friend Bruce gave me (yes, gave me) a Nikon film camera with a case and a roll of film. It took me forever (actually only a couple of months, but still too long) to actually load the film and go out looking for something to photograph. I think I was scared I wouldn’t remember how to do film anymore. I ended up shooting a couple of rolls, but only about half of them were worth keeping.