Matt Gerhardt

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Designer Creates 13 Perfect Circles to Draw Almost Any Animal

Everyone’s favorite blue bird—the Twitter logo—has a well-kept secret hidden in its design: the iconic character was created using 13 perfect circles that overlap and comprise its graceful curved wings and upward gaze. Inspired by this little-known fact, Toronto-based art director Dorota Pankowska …

Art

Scientists just confirmed there's a second layer of information hidden in our DNA

Shutterstock<p>Theoretical physicists have confirmed that it's not just the information coded into our DNA that shapes who we are - it's also the way …

SFU engineers extract drinking water from air

Engineers at Simon Fraser University have developed a system for extracting drinking water from a rich and inexhaustible source: The air.“Even in the …

Sony wants to patent a contact lens camera with image stabilization and autofocus

It's only an application though, and for tech that doesn't yet exist<p>Mother. Flipping. Smart. Contact lenses. Every time I see a patent for these, I get slightly less freaked outby the idea of putting electronics in my eye, and slightly more excited for my soon-to-be laser vision. The latest company …

Cameras

The 2016 Underwater Photographer of the Year Contest announces winners

The ocean's waters are a vast mystery, but developments in photography technology allow us to get a brief glimpse into the beauty water can hold.<p>Italian photographer Davide Lopresti was named Underwater Photographer of the Year 2016 after his submission "Gold" — which shows a beautiful yellow …

Vertical 'Skyfarm' Would Grow Crops Alongside Skyscrapers

The world is becoming increasingly urban, and as it changes, so does the definition of a "farm." We already have rooftop gardens in Brooklyn and …

NASA releases 3 million photos of Earth

NASA has been capturing incredible images of Earth's surface since 1999. Using Japan's Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer …

NASA

My 50-Hour High-Detail Drawing Of Morgan Freeman In Color Pencils

I spent about 50 hours in this Morgan Freeman portrait. I use only colored pencils in all the drawing. The size of this work is 30 x 40 cm.<p>The skin …

Disassembled Typewriters Become Larger-Than-Life Human Sculptures

Jeremy Mayer makes intricate, hand-assembled sculptures from old typewriters.<p>Sculpture with found materials has been a staple of contemporary art, but Jeremy Mayer focuses his practice specifically on one type of pre-made object: the typewriter.<p>The artist rummages for these vintage objects at flea …

Art

Mix Italian Dressing with Barbecue Sauce for the Perfect Marinade for Any Meat

You need just two things to make a marinade versatile enough for any meat, fish, or other food: a bottle of Italian salad dressing and a bottle of …

Collage Artist Uses Paper as Shrapnel to Create Shattered Portraits

Warning: You are now entering a no-Photoshop zone. That means no filters, no special effects. Instead, these portraits by Spanish artist Lola Dupre …

Al Capone

Step Into A Playfully Disorienting Pastel Digital Art World

The work of Blake Kathryn is full of rose gold impossibilities.<p>The bright colors in Blake Kathryn’s digital artworks draw you in first. The saturated colors make each piece feel futuristic— as if every work is a message sent from some other time or a parallel universe.<p>“By no means did the palette I …

Digital Art

Sketch Intricate Designs with A Hand-Cranked Drawing Machine

Joe Freedman combines art and geometry in his multi-gear drawing machines.<p>Almost all of us played with some kind of rinky-dink Spirograph toy at one point in our childhoods. The concept was simple—you stuck your pencil into one of the holes in a gear-shaped disc and dragged the disc around the …

Digital Art

These Eye-Grabbing Rugs Come From Colorful Foam (and a Syringe)

How would it feel to walk on a rug or carpet that’s soft to the touch and loud to the eye? You can find out now, thanks to the duo behind design …

Design

This New Cycle and Pedestrian Tunnel in Amsterdam Features an 80,000 Tile Mural Inspired by Cornelis Boumeester | Colossal

<p>Recently constructed by Benthem Crouwel, this expansive new pedestrian and cycling tunnel in Amsterdam features a fantastic tile mural depicting a …

Art

High schooler crafts St. Louis mural using 300,000 crayons

An 18-year-old high school senior who uses math to make art has graduated from Rubik’s Cubes to crayons.<p>Last fall, Connor Wright used 5,980 Rubik’s …

St. Louis

Scientists Grow Full-Sized, Beating Human Hearts From Stem Cells

It’s the closest we've come to growing transplantable hearts in the lab<p>Of the 4,000 Americans waiting for heart transplants, only 2,500 will receive new hearts in the next year. Even for those lucky enough to get a transplant, the biggest risk is the their bodies will reject the new heart and …

Boston

New Extraordinary Ballpoint Pen Drawings on Maps and Vintage Letters by Mark Powell

Mark Powell‘s ballpoint pen drawings are hypnotic in their extraordinary detail, and his application of the commonplace tool lends an intrinsic simplicity to his work. Making use of vintage envelopes, maps, and newspapers (some of which date back to 1756), Powell forgoes the traditional canvas and …

Art

Is this the end for blackened burgers? 500c barbecue oven can cook your meat in a third of the time - and can also knock up a pizza in just 90 seconds

• <b>Roccbox can cook sausages, burgers, kebabs as well as stone-baked pizza</b>• <b><br>It is ready to use in 15 minutes and bake a pizza in 90 seconds</b>• <b><br>It blazes to a</b> …

BBQ

This $279 'Keurig for food' will replace every cooking appliance you own

Called Tovala, the countertop machine is a broiler, steamer, oven, microwave, and toaster in one.<p>It is meant to replace all major cooking appliances and eliminate most of the work involved in making healthy meals.<p>The Tovala is launching on Kickstarter on Tuesday at an "early bird" price of $199 for …

Cooking

Scientists Set to Drill Dinosaur-Killing Impact Crater for the First Time

A tale of dead dinosaurs and ecological recovery is written in the Gulf of Mexico’s seabed.<p>The Gulf of Mexico, rich in oil deposits, is no stranger to offshore drilling. But for the first time ever, an expedition of scientists is set venture off the Yucatán coast to drill for core samples from the …

Geology

Spectacular Mandalas Emerge from Hypnotic Colorful Dots on Ordinary Stones

Artist Elspeth McLean transforms ordinary stones into hypnotizing works of art. Equipped with a detail brush and varicolored paints, the artist meticulously crafts handheld mandalas using a pointillism-like style she prefers to call <i>Dotillism</i>. This self-proclaimed technique allows the artist to …

Art

"Genetic Scissors" Could Completely Eliminate HIV From Cells

A snipping enzyme edits DNA with no mistakes<p>Thanks to the cocktail of drugs that make up antiretroviral therapy, HIV is no longer a death sentence. But there are downsides to antiretroviral therapy—taking the treatment for many years is expensive, increases drug resistance, and could cause adverse …

How to make perfect homemade pizza dough

Making your own pizza dough is relatively easy but takes a little time to perfect. (You might not toss and twirl your dough around like chefs on TV during your first pizza-making attempt.) <b><br>Ingredients</b><br>Basic pizza dough recipes call for yeast, warm water, flour, salt and olive oil. Some recipes call …

Baking

NASA's Curiosity Mars rover is snapping pictures of something unlike anything it has encountered before

In December, the rover reached a new territory called Bagnold Dunes, which is rich with one of Mars' most iconic landscapes: dunes.<p>The Bagnold Dunes are on the northwestern flank of Mount Sharp, a mountain at the center of Gale Crater.<p>Now, the rover is scooping up samples of the grains and offering …

Mars Rover

London based artist duo Kai & Sunny like the idea... • Hi

London based artist duo Kai & Sunny like the idea of showing something you can’t actually see and asking bigger questions. Featured here on our blog, …

'5D' discs can store data until well after the sun burns out

Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optical Research Center announced on Tuesday that they've perfected a technique that can record data in 5 dimensions and keep it safe for billions of years. The method etches data into a thermally stable disc using femtosecond laser bursts. The storage …

Magna Carta

Meticulously-Stitched Embroideries Sculpt Fuzzy Woodland Creatures with Thread

Illustrator Chloe Giordano embroiders miniaturized animals that are so thickly sewn, they take on a sculptural appearance. Her compositions consist of layers of fine, thin threads and, together, these meticulously-stitched marks visually blend color together like a pointillist painting. At the same …

Sewing

This Artist Makes Incredible Mini-Dioramas From Old Ring Boxes

Years ago, Canadian-Trinidadian artist Talwst (<i>née</i> Curtis Santiago) was challenged by a Parisian flea market vendor to transform an old ring box into …