Brandon Mckenna

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Meditation Is the Best High Ever

"You don't need a special place to meditate. You can transcend anywhere in the world. The unified field is here, and there, and everywhere." -- David Lynch<p>I'm all for taking it higher. The natural way, that is. Feeling uplifted, elated, ecstatic, exalted, or simply giddy with joy is something each …

Meditation

Sand Babel : A Skyscraper Constructed of Sand Using Solar Powered 3D Printing Technology

<b>Sand Babel</b> looks like a futuristic building in desert. It’s a conceptual and ambitious project constructed of sand which are plentiful material using …

Fun and Imaginative Photos of a Toy Plane Soaring in the Sky

Macau-based web designer and developer Varun Thota (@vnthota) has an Instagram feed full of photos depicting dynamic metropolitan life, but his series <i>My Toy Plane</i> (#mytoyplane) takes his creative vision to new heights. The imaginative photos show a hand guiding a toy airplane overhead in various …

Hong Kong

Pot Looks Psychedelic Under The Microscope, Dude

Woah, dude. A new ebook shows pot in a whole new light, and it’s up close and personal.<p><i>Cannabis Under The Microscope: A Visual Exploration of Medicinal Sativa and C. Indica</i> features 170 different images of every stoner’s favorite herbal medicine in macro.<p>Mysteriously un-Google-able author Ford …

Psychedelia

The Sculpted Alphabet by FOREAL

The Sculpted Alphabet Project.<p>The young design studio FOREAL has created this fun project to explore the new features of the last releases of Maxon …

Watch The Most Amazing “Wheel Of Fortune” Wins Throughout History

Pat Sajak called last night’s “Wheel of Fortune” win the “most amazing solve” he’s seen in 30 years of hosting the show. But it’s not the only one!<p>It’s always fun to watch people win a bunch of money on game shows that are generally rigged against the contestant. But, what makes a truly great win …

High Level

Samsung Galaxy S5 will feature upgraded flash technology

Earlier today, Samsung revealed that they are planning a new line-up of LED component solutions for tablets and smartphones. Samsung will be demonstrating the new flash line next week at MWC 2014. Even more interesting is Samsung’s revelation that component 3432 1.8t will be <i>“used in the next Galaxy</i> …

Electronics Industry

Samsung updates Galaxy S4, Note 3 with Android KitKat

The Korean electronics giant unwraps Google's mobile OS for more than a dozen devices, but availability varies by carrier and product.<p>Google's Android 4.4.2 KitKat update, launched in October, will now hit a variety of Samsung devices.<p>The Korean electronics giant said availability of KitKat varies …

Android News

Associated Press News

A Big Asteroid Just Flew By, And Guess What? More Are Coming

An asteroid that's about the size of three football fields flew past Earth on Monday, coming within 2.1 million miles. That was near enough to generate headlines such as this, from Reuters: "Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid."<p>The fly-by from the rock known as 2000 EM26 wasn't a …

U.S. Ice Storm 'Holds Hands' With UK Flood

Yet another storm battered southern parts of the United Kingdom on Friday, with winds up to 80 mph and heavy rain. Based on satellite imagery, this …

Pictures of the Week 2.14.14

Associated Press News

Researchers deliberately give volunteers the flu

Forget being sneezed on: Government scientists are deliberately giving dozens of volunteers the flu by squirting the live virus straight up their noses.<p>It may sound bizarre, but the rare type of research is a step in the quest for better flu vaccines. It turns out that how the body fends off …

World Bank pledges $2bn development aid for Burma

<b>The World Bank has pledged $2bn (£1.2bn) in development aid to Burma for projects including energy supply and healthcare.</b><p>Bank president Jim Yong Kim announced the aid during his first visit there.<p>Burma, also known as Myanmar, has been closed to much of the outside world for many years and is …

Asia

Mystery Solved: How Do Dolphins Swim So Fast?

Researchers have finally figured out how dolphins swim as fast as they do.<p>Believe it or not, how dolphins can swim so fast has been something of a riddle for researchers since the 1930s.<p>But a new study has laid to rest one of the most vexing questions plaguing scientists about dolphin speed: How …

Goodbye Twitter fridges, hello 3D-printed food

At CES 2014, the smartest home appliances aren't smart at all<p>CES has long been the best place in the world to find a bunch of insane and impractical home appliances. Last year saw the category reach its drunk-on-tech nadir, best exemplified by Samsung's incongruous efforts to push Evernote onto …

Photographer Captures Astonishing Images of Southern Right Whales

Justin Hofman's stunning photographs of southern right whales showcase their beauty and gentleness—and their enormity.

Terrifying ‘Orchid Mantis’ is Camouflaged to Look Exactly Like a Pink Orchid Flower | Colossal

<p>In an unparalleled feat of natural selection the Orchid Mantis (<i>Hymenopus coronatus</i>) from Southeast Asia has evolved to look almost exactly like an …

Oculus VR Now has a Publishing Arm to Help Develop Games

The Oculus Rift is a landmark piece of technology, representing the first truly immersive, consumer-friendly virtual reality headset. Oculus VR has been commended for its vision, but the problem until now has been the games. Until the Oculus Rift is out on store shelves and boasting a large install …

The Perfect Cure For All Those Holiday Hangovers

Photo: Courtesy of Joy The Baker.<p><i>We may have Joy the Baker's infamous "Man Bait" Apple Crisp recipe committed to memory, but it's not the only reason</i> …

A 3-D Printer That Uses the Sun to Create Glass Objects Out of Sand

Marcus Kayser's Solar Sinter project turns the desert's resources into bowls<p>When design student Markus Kayser wanted to test his sun-powered, sand-fed 3-D printer, he knew the gray skies outside his London apartment wouldn't do. So he shipped the 200-plus-pound contraption to Cairo, Egypt, flew …

Amazing Facts To Blow Your Mind Pt. 3

How the “internet of things” will replace the web

<i>The second in a series.</i><p>We’ve already written about why 2014 is really, finally the year that the “internet of things”—that effort to remotely control every object on earth—becomes visible in our everyday lives.<p>But most of us don’t recognize just how far the internet of things will go, from …

Internet of Things

How Writing Things Down Can Change Your Life

What do you write down? For most of us, writing consists of emails, task lists, and perhaps the odd work project. However, making time to write down …

Productivity

Unraveling the Mysterious Impacts of Lightning on the Human Body

Scientists in South Africa also hope to improve safety education in the "lightning capital of the world."<p><b>In the self-proclaimed lightning capital of the world, Johannesburg, South African researchers are conducting experiments to understand how the human body reacts to a lightning strike. Their</b> …

What is Installation Art? | History and Top Art Installations Since 2013

Given the prominence of politics this year, many of 2017's top art installations are rooted in social issues and environmental awareness. These pieces aim to inform the public through strong visuals and striking subject matter, and often invite viewers to reach their own conclusions through …

Art

Ramon Bruin's New 3D Illustrations Spring to Life

Dutch artist Ramon Bruin, aka JJK Airbrush, continues to create optical illusion drawings that make animals and objects seem as though they're popping off the page. The illustrator's skilled visual effects transform flat surfaces into seemingly three-dimensional subjects. Bruin gives depth to the …

Drawing