Ian Barry

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Video of a Semi-Submersible Ship's Dramatic Cargo Dumping

Once upon a time, sawmills were located exclusively on rivers. Being next to water had multiple advantages: Trees felled upstream were simply floated …

The Incredible Underwater Art of Competitive Aquascaping | Colossal

<p>No, these aren’t exactly your childhood goldfish bowls. The world of competitive aquarium design, or <i>aquascaping</i>, is just as difficult, expensive, …

Architectural Renderings of Life Drawn with Pencil and Pen by Rafael Araujo | Colossal

<p>In the midst of our daily binge of emailing, Tweeting, Facebooking, app downloading and photoshopping it’s almost hard to imagine how anything was …

Unintended Consequences of Design: Cargo Ships' Hidden Cargo Leads to Ecological Disaster

<i>It's the cargo you can't see that's the problem</i><p>Ships need what's called ballast, a certain amount of weight in their holds to provide stability. In a …

Bend-It-Yourself: Pensa's DIWire Bender Now Available on Kickstarter, on Track to Top $2m

<i>Update: Our own Don Lehman chatted with Marco Perry and Mark Prommel in today's episode of the Afterschool podcast.</i><p>If 2012 was a big year for Pensa, …

Stores Sniff Out Smartphones to Follow Shoppers - MIT Technology Review

You’ve just tossed a jar of peanut butter in your grocery cart when your smartphone buzzes. You glance down at the screen to see a message that seems …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year

The Royal Observatory in Greenwich has announced the winners of their Astronomy Photographer of the Year competition. The photograph shown here is …

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by Scott Christianson. From The Earliest Cave Paintings to the Innovation of the iPod

Infographics are cool (and trending) but you know what is cool? 100 most important diagrams that changed the human history, Scott Christianson decide to compile the most awesome diagrams in this book: you think that prismatic circle that you see on photoshop is a creation from Adobe, well Moses Harris did it in 1766, do you remember Dante’s Inferno, well there’s a diagram for that, phases of the moon? Yeah Galileo did it, and of course Da Vinci Vitruvian Man is there too.

Nothing is as it Seems: The Art of Illusion at Science Gallery | Colossal

<p>Some of most amazing contemporary artists working in the realm of optical illusion have been brought together for a fantastic show called Illusion …

The Glue Society Imagines an Art Movement Centered on Excess Called “Moreing” | Colossal

<p>In this video from the Glue Society (previously here and here) we learn about a new art movement focused on possessing multiples of the same object. …

Make it Modern: DIY 3D Trompe l’oeil Coat Rack

The brainstorming process for our Make it Modern DIYs is always a fun one. Jaime, our editor, and I spend some time emailing inspiration back and …

Photog Captures The Ghostly Architecture Of Paris’s Swimming Pools

Everyone out of the pool! Photographer Franck Bohbot documents the architecture of empty public pools to cinematic effect.<p>Public swimming pools are not typically places of solace. There’s a built-in visual and aural cacophony–gleefully shrieking, cannonballing children, chatting teenagers, parents …

The E-Seasoner

The E-Seasoner is an innovative Willy-Wonka-style gadget… only for spices instead of gobstoppers! At the top, various spices are sectioned in …

2015 BMW M4 Coupe Concept

While very little is known yet about the 2015 BMW M4 Coupe Concept ($TBA) early shots have leaked, and it looks gorgeous (we'll forgive them for the …

Pinch by Sawdust Bureau

The Melbourne-based Sawdust Bureau (great name, by the way!) crafts handmade, limited edition pieces of furniture with a stellar attention to the …

Articles about 5 open plan homes sweden canada on Dwell.com - Dwell

It took a mere six months—three in the factory and three on-site—for this prefab to come to fruition on the shore of Sweden’s...<p>In Tokyo, Japan, where the houses are crammed cheek by jowl, two old friends from architecture school have created a...<p>Get ready to dive into warmer weather with these …

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Moto X lust: developers rush to copy Motorola's exclusive features on other phones

Get Motorola's Active Notifications and Quick Capture on your phone before the Moto X even hits shelves<p>Thanks to some intrepid Android developers, two of the Motorola Moto X's highlight features — Active Notifications and Quick Capture — can now be had on devices not actually made by Motorola. …

Sony won't charge PlayStation 4 users to record, stream gameplay

PlayStation 4 owners won't need a PlayStation Plus subscription to record and share their gameplay clips online. A day after Microsoft revealed that its own Game DVR for Xbox One will be available exclusively to paid Xbox Live Gold customers, Sony has taken the opposite path. The confirmation comes …

Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar 40mm f/0.33: The Fastest Lens Ever Made?

If you thought the Zeiss f/0.7 lenses we shared yesterday were impressive, check out this crazy piece of glass: it’s the Carl Zeiss Super-Q-Gigantar …