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New interactive periodic table shows how each element influences daily life

How do gallium and tantalum influence your daily life? Quite a bit, it turns out. Gallium is a component of light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, while …

Chemistry

This Smartwatch Is Beating Apple & Google At Their Own Game

There are plenty of smartwatches on the market today. Unlike the Apple Watch, Android Wear, and other models carrying a hefty price tag, the <b>Ticwatch</b> …

Smartwatches

Mesmerizing “Time Slice” Photos Show Single Locations at Different Times of Day

For years, artist and photographer Fong Qi Wei has been skillfully slicing photographs into awe-inspiring scenes showcasing the passage of time. Known as “time slice” photographs, each work of art combines several photos taken at different times of day to produce a single, strikingly cohesive …

Art

Caltech Made a Sensor That Could Be the Lensless Camera of the Future

The brainiacs at Caltech have produced something really cool: an imaging chip that produces an image from light sensors… without lenses. It’s a chip …

La Diana / RÄS Studio

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> La Diana is the exercise of linking visually, volumetrically and functionally two independent and …

Architecture

This Mind-Bending Video Was Created Using Paint, Oil, and Liquid Soap

Artistic filmmaker Thomas Blanchard is back with another mesmerizing experimental video, combining forces with Oilhack to create this otherworldly 2 …

Digital Art

There are a ton of secret settings only Google Chrome power users know about — here's how you can find the best ones

Google Chrome

See a Huge Pen Cap Dissolve to Pixels Before Your Eyes

These bit-block installations imagine a 3D world.<p>An oversized pen cap dissolves into a pixelated rendition of itself. Within the same gallery space, a giant satiny glove shows off enormous life-like empty fingers with a sheen that attracts the eye to the wall-mounted installation. Imagined and …

Art

Seven tips for shooting nature photos with your smartphone camera

Make every day Nature Photography Day!<p><i>National Geographic</i> photographer Jim Richardson is responsible for some of the best photography advice ever given: “If you want to be a better photographer, stand in front of more interesting stuff.” Nature is full of interesting stuff, and, thanks to …

Microsoft announces new Modern Keyboard and Mouse combo

While the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop headlined Microsoft’s hardware-related releases this week, the Redmond-based company also introduced several …

Samsung’s New TV is Designed to Look Like a Framed Photo

How about a television that disappears when you’re not using it? Well, now it’s here. Samsung has just announced something truly beautiful: The …

4K Ultra HD

In a World-First, Scientists Have Achieved 'Liquid Light' at Room Temperature

A Frankenstein mash-up of light and matter.<p>For the first time, physicists have achieved 'liquid light' at room temperature, making this strange form …

Quantum Mechanics

New 'Solar Paint' Could Transform Your Entire House Into a Clean Source of Energy

We need this ASAP.<p>Powering homes using clean energy is becoming easier thanks to a growing number of innovative technologies and initiatives.<p>Some …

Clean Energy

Interview: One Artist is Carving Walls Around the World to Turn Them into Portraits of Locals

One of the top street artists today, Alexandre Farto, better known as Vhils, is continuing to evolve and push his trademark style. Emerging on the scene in 2008, his work, which consists of chiseling away layers of walls using a variety of tools, made him an instant sensation. Over time, the …

Hong Kong

Where Andy Warhol Went Dark

A big new exhibit now open at Mexico City’s Museo Jumex examines where the Pop Art icon’s cultural obsessions turned to their sinister …

Vibrant Polymer Clay Jewelry Made with a Uniquely Textured Technique

Many sculptors have worked with polymer clay, but Russian artist Alisa (aka Liskaflower) is using the moldable material in a visually distinctive way to create one-of-a-kind jewelry. Rather than simply kneading, shaping, and smoothing out a large clump of clay, she creates multiple swirls out of …

Jewelry

10 Best Tips for Award-Winning Logo Design | Inc.com

When starting a new company, it makes sense to become obsessed with perfecting your product -- but what about your brand? Creating a new website has become almost effortless, with sites like Wix and Squarespace. As the number of new companies proliferates, however, having a well-defined brand is …

Graphic Design

Impossibly Tiny Doodles Fill Sketchbook Pages with Surreal Optical Illusions

Artist Visothkakvei creates detailed drawings that go way beyond your average doodles. Armed with a pen and an endless imagination, he fills sketchbook pages with sprawling compositions that are full of tiny, fine-lined elements. Throughout each of his works, motifs of delicate blooms, fancy …

Digital Art

Eye-Opening Illustrations Shine a Light on Hidden Signs of Mental Health Struggles

Destiny Blue uses her creative talents to support those—including herself—who might be struggling with their mental health. “I'm an artist who deals with her demons through drawing,” she explains, “and I've written openly online about my experiences with mental illness.” In powerful images, she …

Mental Health