Is he trying to get impaled by an icicle?
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 […]
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.
Over at Dream a Little Bigger, Allison Murray created a fun tutorial that teaches you how to make easter eggs covered in tiny galaxies and other comsic phenomena using acrylic paints, sponges, and a little ingenuity. Learn more here.
The HTC Vive, or Re Vive as it is also known, has very much been the curveball of this year’s Game Developers Conference. Essentially a PC peripheral for Steam games, it will bring high-quality VR gaming to computers, with Valve’s movement-tracking tech Lighthouse allowing wearers to move around in reality as well as in the […]
The spectacular, eye popping beauty of an erupting volcano is not to be missed if it is captured from space. The ISS happened to be passing over the Sarychev volcano just as it was beginning to erupt. In the image, the plume appears to be brown ash capped with a head of white steam, a […]
Super-Kamiokande, a neutrino detector in Japan, holds 50,000 tons of ultrapure water surrounded by light tubes
Super-Kamiokande is a 50,000 ton ring-imaging water Cerenkov detector located at a depth of 2700 meters water equivalent in the Kamioka Mozumi mine in Japan. It is used mostly for the search for proton decay (nucleon decay in general), observation of neutrinos (solar, atmospheric, from super-nova, …) and cosmic rays (mostly muons: downward going muons […]
This series of photographs by Swiss artist and comedian Ursus Wehrli are strangely satisfying. These are guaranteed to satiate your obsessive urge to tidy things up and arrange them in an orderly fashion. This artist was recently featured in a whimsical appearance on TED, and has gone on to tidy up countless works of art. […]
You were on your way home when you died.
It was a car accident. Nothing particularly remarkable, but fatal nonetheless. You left behind a wife and two children. It was a painless death. The EMTs tried their best to save you, but to no avail. Your body was so utterly shattered you were better off, trust […]