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Underside view of the Space Shuttle Discovery as it approached the International Space Station

December 30th, 2015|

During STS-114 (the first “Return to Flight” Space Shuttle mission following the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster), the rendezvous pitch maneuver was performed by Commander Eileen Collins shortly before docking with the ISS at 11:18 UTC on July 28, 2005, when Space Shuttle Discovery was photographed by Commander Sergei Krikalev and Flight Engineer John L. Phillips, […]

Watch champion surfer Kelly Slater unveil the most powerful artificial wave ever created

December 30th, 2015|

If you’ve ever tried to surf, you know full well how exhilarating and challenging of an endeavor it can be. It may look easy enough on YouTube, but when you’re out there on the water, learning how to catch and ride even a small wave takes a whole lot of practice.

Unfortunately, practice doesn’t come easy if […]

Infographic illustrating the structure of the Roman Army.

December 27th, 2015|

Originally created as a video installation for the Vindolanda Museum at Hadrians Wall on the English / Scottish border . Exhibition design by Studio MB.

Designed and produced by Blair Harrower at ISO.

A green plot of zinnias is growing inside International Space Station.

December 26th, 2015|

It’s starting to look a lot like springtime on the International Space Station. There’s a small garden of zinnia plants spreading their green leaves inside the VEG-01 mini-greenhouse, way up in orbit around Earth.

Astronauts don’t get a lot of access to fresh, green things. Mostly they get mushed-up spinach in a bag. The VEG-01 module […]

Victoria’s Secret Angels Sing 12 Days of Christmas

December 24th, 2015|

The Angels put their own spin on the holiday classic in this new video for Victoria’s Secret Holiday 2015.

Merry Christmas!

Peace Park – the most innovative and forward thinking lump of snow ever seen

December 24th, 2015|

Brilliance isn’t easy, but we think we’ve hot upon a recipe. Take one of the most free-spirited, creative snowboarders on the planet, hook him up with some generous and knowledgeable sponsors, stick him on a mountain, and bake for 20 minutes.

The park layout is a mind-boggling mix of features and hits that act as a […]

A cup of hot tea thrown at freezing temperature.

December 24th, 2015|

Is he trying to get impaled by an icicle?

Amazing stormtrooper sand sculpture

December 24th, 2015|

How are these sculptures actually made?

First off, the sand used is usually not the beach sand for commercial sand castles. Beach sand has the chance of having too much variance in sand grain size and impurities like shells and cigarette butts. Fine grain filtered sand is shipped to the location.

Secondly, a wooden form is built […]

Golden retriever attempts an obstacle course with distractions in the way

December 24th, 2015|

At the end he looks like he’s thinking, “I could have done so much better. There’s alot left out there”.

First 21 days of a bee’s life in 60 Seconds

May 20th, 2015|

In an attempt to better understand exactly what happens as a bee grows from an egg into an adult insect, photographer Anand Varma teamed up with the bee lab at UC Davis to film the first three weeks of a bee’s life in unprecedented detail, all condensed into a 60-second clip.