Drew Robinson

16 Flips | 2 Magazines | 28 Likes | 8 Following | 10 Followers | @ocean | Relentless pursuer of quality.

Jet-powered hoverboard shatters world record

When footage of a flying hoverboard first emerged last month, many thought it was fake, because the relatively tiny device appears to be breaking the laws of physics. But the "Flyboard Air" from inventor Franky Zapata is real, spectacular and just set a world record for the longest hoverboard …

Hoverboards

How Lucasfilm's Master Foley Artist Perfected the Sounds in Your Favorite Movies

At Lucasfilm's Skywalker Ranch in Marin County, California, movie magic is more than CGI. The compound already had three Foley stages—buildings where …

Movies

How to find more time to learn something new

Time is the most valuable commodity we have.<p>Unlike money, every minute that goes by is another we can never get back.<p>We have to maximize the time we have each day to focus on what will improve the quality of our lives, like learning a new skill.<p>Whether it’s improving your writing skills, learning a …

The Pyonghattan project: how North Korea's capital is transforming into a 'socialist fairyland'

Standing at the top of the tallest slide in Pyongyang’s Munsu Water Park, clutching a rubber ring and watching the water gush through candy-coloured loops to a wave pool below, it’s easy to forget you’re in North Korea. The crystalline rooftops of the indoor pools sparkle in the afternoon sun; …

North Korea

Explosive Dance Portraits Reveal the Powerful Movements of Elegant Dancers

Studio dance photographer Alexander Yakovlev creates stunning portraits of professional dancers that are brought to life with the use of airborne flour. Yakovlev doesn't only utilize this powdery element to make his images pop, he has also created a portfolio that allows black and white to meet …

The Bismuth Stepwell

One of the Marvelous detritus that Tumblr occasionally spits out is this large bismuth crystal. As with most things on Tumblr, no other information …

Applied Topiary

(Photo courtesy of Gebroeders Ezendam B.V. Source.)<p>The other night, while inescapably mired in a seemingly endless video stream of manhole explosions …

The Capybaras of Saitama Children’s Zoo Enjoy the Hot Tub and Hot Springs on a Chilly Winter’s Day

The very many capybaras of the Saitama Children’s Zoo enjoy a sit in the hot tub and a shower under the hot springs on a chilly winter’s day in …

Inside the box

IN THE 1960s Robert Propst, an inventor and artist who had patents in heart valves, livestock-tagging machines and aeroplane parts, was asked by …

Vibrant Landscape Photos Showcase the Striking Colors of China's Rainbow Mountains

In the northwestern Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, a gorgeous expanse of land known for its rainbow-colored rock formations. Bands of fiery red, creamy orange, rich green, and bright yellow streak across the mountains, forming the most beautiful geological …

Waste not, want not - making money from rubbish

<b>Tom Szaky talks 19 to the dozen. It's as if he doesn't want to waste a single minute of the hour-long interview I have with him.</b><p>But then waste is a subject dear to his heart. He is the founder and chief executive of social enterprise TerraCycle, a company whose aim is eliminating waste.<p>"It's a …

Architizer

Flipboard launches widgets and profile badges to let users embed any magazine onto their site

Flipboard released a new feature today that enables users to add widgets and profile badges to their website or blog. These new tools will automatically update when the featured magazine is updated. Naturally, when you click on the widget, it will open up the magazine in your Web browser.<p>Profile …

Flipboard: Now You Can Publish Your Own 'Magazine'

The news-reading app Flipboard announced a major update — one that, among other things, allows users to create their own personalized “magazines” for public viewing. Although “allow” might be too generous. “Imposes on users by default” might be closer to the truth.<p>From Flipboard’s …

Flipboard 2.0 refreshes app's look, now lets everyone run their own magazine (hands-on)

Flipboard announced today that it has 50 million users, and also released a new version of its app that lets every one of them become an editor-in-chief. Flipboard 2.0 is "the most epic release we've ever done," CEO Mike McCue told <i>The Verge</i>, and most of its new features focus on curation: users can …

Flipboard 2.0 Lets You Curate Your Own Stunning Digital Magazines

Flipboard remains one of the most beautiful ways to peruse the day's news, photos and social media sharings. While the first iteration of Flipboard …