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🚗. Spent part of my day walking the MCA taking portraits of one of the great curators of the museum. Damn I love art!

NASA Releases Updated Ultra Deep Field Image, Depicts 10K Galaxies

In their seemingly never-ending effort to amaze us mere mortals, NASA has released yet another jaw-dropping Ultra Deep Field image. The above image …

Loop Portraits:Romain Laurent Reveals His Tricks

When we see a photo that just makes us say, “How in the world?!” we just have to stop talking out loud to our computer screen, hunt down the genius …

420,000 Matchsticks Form Lord of the Rings’ Minas Tirith

Artist Pat Acton of Matchstick Marvels has constructed a massive model of Minas Tirith, the fictional city within the world of J.R.R. Tolkien's <i>Lord of the Rings</i>, with 420,000 matchsticks. The Iowa native, who has been working with matchsticks since he graduated from college back in 1977, uses …

Qi Wei Fong's Animated Photo Collages

Fong Qi Wei, an artist from Singapore, is noted for his creative photography. We've previously featured his photos of exploded flowers. Now he's once …

Human Loop the Loop with Damien Walters

(YouTube link)<p>We've seen Sonic the Hedgehog run loops in his video game. We've done it ourselves with Hot Wheels cars when we were kids, and not so …

This Circular Ship Was the Weirdest Warship Ever Built

After its defeat in the Crimean War (1853-1856), the victorious powers forbade Russia from operating battleships on the Black Sea. Once these …

Is 'Calcio Storico' The Most Violent Sport In The World?

You might not have heard of a game called Calcio Storico (translation 'Historic Football') but it's probably one of the most violent sports in the …

Clever Vacuum Cleaner Ad

Mayer McCann Erickson, an ad agency in Slovakia, had a contract to promote a brand of vacuum cleaners. But the agency didn't have enough money to do …

NASA's On Alert For Big Scary Asteroids. What About Smaller Ones?

Earth is under constant bombardment from asteroids and comets. A recent reminder of that occurred one year ago today when an asteroid plunged into Earth's atmosphere, exploding over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk with the force of a 500 kiloton bomb, causing widespread damage and …

This Computer-Generated Swarm Is Mind-Melting

Replace a flock of birds with fireflies on a dark night, and this is about what you'd get.<p>Swarms--like a flock of birds, or a school of fish--are mathematically complicated, but computer scientists are getting better at modeling, and learning from, them. Using code that simulates birds in …

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This Week at Neatorama

Here we have a weekend with three holidays, and no one gets an extra day off. Chinese New Year was yesterday, but it’s just the beginning of the …

Oniric by Alessandro Casola floor of the Duomo Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence

Hazan Motorworks Harley Ironhead

Max Hazan is one of a handful of builders who operate at the intersection of motorcycles and art. It’s a rarefied field: the best-known protagonist is probably Ian Barry of Falcon Motorcycles. But Barry now has some serious competition.<p>Brooklyn-based Hazan is a former boat-builder, and this Harley …

50 Stylish Scandinavian Home Office Designs

If you work at home, you need a cool and stylish office as I guess you spend much time there. Scandinavian design is extremely popular now, so why …

Interior Design

Octopus Chandelier

This awesome stained glass octopus chandelier was made by Mason Parker of Mason’s Creations. Each of the tentacles is detachable, and the entire …

Enjoy The Convenience Of Christmas Tinner

Preparing a holiday meal is a pain in the neck, and often results in the cook(s) being reduced to a frazzled, grumpy mess. But is it worth all the …

The 8 Greatest GIFs Of BigDog In Action

Our favorite shambling robotic pack mule has come a long way over the years.<p>The BigDog family of robots, developed by Boston Dynamics, has come a long way since it was first created in 2005. To celebrate some of the headless robot's coolest technological achievements, I made these eight GIFs. Enjoy.<p>…

Champagne Vending Machine

(Photo: Moët & Chandon)<p>Moët & Chandon, a French champagne producer, is responsible for <b>this vending machine</b> at a Selfridge’s department store in …

Wonders of the World

Huge Building Explosion at 2500fps - The Slow Mo Guys

Videography

Cool Car Ad Filled with Optical Illusions

(Video Link)<p><b>This clever ad</b> for the Honda CR-V shows a wide array of clever optical illusions. As the viewer’s perspective shifts, objects change …

The Most Popular Boys' Names, State by State, from 1960 to the Present

Reuben Fischer-Baum, who created the map of The Most Popular Girls' Names, State by State, from 1960 to the Present, has his followup ready, this …

Sea Lion Snatches Fish out Fisherman's Hands

(Video Link)<p>Mike “The Griz” Ritz runs Adventures South of the Border, a deep sea fishing guide business in Baja California. Here he is with Pacho, a …

Glow-In-The-Dark Paths Could Be The Future Of Street Lighting

Particles absorb light during the day, then emit a blue glow at night.<p>Evening visitors to Christ's Pieces park in Cambridge, England are basking in the glow of a whole new type of street light. Starpath, a new type of resurfacing material being tested within the park, absorbs ultraviolet light …

Artist Anthony Howe Talks About His Stunning Wind Sculptures

Artist Anthony Howe talks about his stunning wind-powered kinetic sculptures in this video feature by The Creators Project. For more on Howe’s …

Sculpture

20 GIFs Proving Russia Is The Most Bizarre Place On Earth

In the past we've looked the Russia's space program propaganda, their thrilling landmarks, their peculiar online social networks, their sexy pin-up …