Chaitanya Avasarala

66 Flips | 1 Magazine | 3 Likes | 4 Following | 3 Followers | @chaithoo | Keep up with Chaitanya Avasarala on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Chaitanya Avasarala”

This is how to store human knowledge for eternity

And it’s not a book or a computer. Watch the video above to find out how everything we know as a species could fit in a space about the size of an elevator.<p>It’s easy to assume that human knowledge is stable – that everything we have learnt will endure for millennia.<p>Yet oral history can evolve as it …

ETH Zurich

Infographic: Should You Buy Or Rent A House?

It can be hard to decide between renting or buying when looking for a new home. There are so many variables! And it’s an enormous decision, not one to be taken lightly. The <i>New York Times</i> blog The Upshot has put together an interactive infographic that could help.<p>The calculator asks several …

Photographer Captures Colorful series Where Fluid Elements Mimic High Fashion

London-based photographer Iain Crawford perfected the way to capture the splash of paint on a model’s body, manipulating the liquid to mimic clothing …

High Fashion

Frank Horvat's best shot: the seedy side of 1950s Paris

In 1956, a New York agency asked me to do a sexy story for a US "men's magazine" about the nightlife of Paris, where I was living. I was 28 and had little money, so was glad to accept. I headed for Place Pigalle and asked nightclub doormen if they would let me in to photograph the girls in their …

The Aura Alarm Clock Hacks Your Circadian Rhythm To Help You Sleep Better

The Withings Aura reimagines the loathed alarm clock as a fully equipped sleeping assistant.<p>Wearing a sleep tracker at night can be an amazing experience, because you can analyze exactly when you were in REM or deep sleep. But there’s a problem with most of those devices. While most tell you how …

Chaitanya (@Chaithoo) | Twitter

<b>Chaitanya</b> Retweeted<p>Most accurate pie chart ever.pic.twitter.com/zOPUY8XVlW<p>76 replies 7,182 retweets 22,563 likes<p><b>Chaitanya</b> Retweeted<p>Move along ... …

Unbelievable Colored Pencil Drawings by Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez

Every once in awhile, you come across a photo-realistic artist that blows your mind. The very first Online International Juried Exhibition of the Pencil Art Society just went live and it's there that we found the work of Adolfo Fernandez Rodriguez. The Madrid-based artist works with colored pencils …

Art

Has Apple reached the limits of the beautiful with its new iPhones?

Perhaps not every i-customer actually realised it, but they were buying a bit of the Bauhaus: products that practised and appealed to a rational intelligence<p>This has been a good week for new products, but a bad week for beauty. Garish iPhones, a swollen lumpy Jaguar and charmless plastic banknotes. …

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.<p>The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of …

Elon Musk

How the ouija board really moves

The mystery isn’t a connection to the spirit world, but why we can make movements and yet not realise that we're making them.<p>Ouija board cups and dowsing wands – just two examples of mystical items that seem to move of their own accord, when they are really being moved by the people holding them. …

Disabled Children

Surreal Self-Portraits by 22-Year-Old Artist Noell S. Oszvald who Began Photographing and Editing a Year Ago | Colossal

<p>I was astounded to learn that 22-year-old Hungarian photographer Noell S. Oszvald who lives and works in Budapest picked up a camera only a year …

...Badoit...

Scientists Confirm Three Potentially Habitable Planets Around A Nearby Star

<i>Astronomers from the European Space Observatory have confirmed that there are three potentially habitable worlds around the red dwarf Gliese 667C.</i><p>Scientists at the European Southern Observatory announced today that they’ve confirmed the existence of three planets existing in the habitable zone of …

Does coffee really sober you up when drunk?

It’s an appealing idea that caffeine can cancel out the effects of too much alcohol. Sadly, studies reveal it is not that straightforward.<p>A few years ago I went to a play at my local theatre with some friends. My husband arrived late and a little jolly, having been to his office Christmas lunch and …

Alcohol

3D printing powered by thought

Imagine if you could print objects just by thinking about them. Camila Ruz visits one company to see whether this is far-fetched dream or a real possibility.<p>It’s definitely not a bird. Nor is it a plane. The garish orange piece of plastic, small enough to hold in the palm of a hand, could pass for …

The Brain

Beautiful strange and rare cloud formations

Various cloud formations might be one of the most beautiful and romantic sights in nature, but these masses of liquid droplets is also a complex and …

60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days

Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, …

Productivity

Is This the Ultimate Definition of "Big Data"?

Big Data is one of THE biggest buzzwords around at the moment, and I believe big data will change the world. Some say it will be even bigger than the …

5 Reasons Why Not to Become a Professional Photographer

Many people consider becoming a professional photographer. So, there are no shortage of tips and suggestions for making such a leap. However, here is …

9 Qualities Of Truly Confident People

First things first: Confidence is not bravado, or swagger, or an overt pretense of bravery. Confidence is not some bold or brash air of self-belief …

How to Trick Your Brain to Create a New Healthy Habit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever started a diet or exercise program but didn’t stick with it? If you are like millions of other people, you’ve set out with the best …

Table for Two (or six!)

As one of the most important gathering place in the home, the kitchen table has historically served just two functions: a place for eating and …

Six Common Myths About Long Exposures

Long exposures bring a way to capture time in a photograph. As time goes by the camera keeps recording and the changes in the scene are reflected in …

Landscape Photography

By: John M. Trefethen

Great insight into the mind of a creative professional. Like many of us who operate in this mind space, it’s all too common that we are juggling …

Set an Intention for Your Day

For the past week or so, I’ve been doing a 5-minute morning meditation to set goals for my (personal) day. I wondered: can this same tactic be …

The Creative Benefits of Split Personalities

In his wildly popular 2006 TED talk, Sir Ken Robinson defined creativity as “the process of having original ideas that have value.” Aside from being …

Creativity

Classic Statues Dressed in Modern-Day Clothes

In a series entitled /// Street stone ///, photographer Léo Caillard and retoucher Alexis Persani imagine what classic statues would look like if …