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Into the Atmosphere: A Breathtaking Timelapse of the Skies Above California by Michael Shainblum | Colossal

<p>Into the Atmosphere is the latest timelapse tour de force from photographer and filmmaker Michael Shainblum (previously), shot in numerous locations …

This Computer Program Can Spot Hipsters

Are you a biker, goth, raver, or hipster? A new algorithm can tell 50% of the time, just from looking at your photos.<p>Fashion is a powerful tool. Within a split second, a person’s glasses, jeans, and haircut can communicate quite a bit about them–everything from age to socioeconomic status to …

Algorithms

Surreal Tree Branches Sprout Out from Indoor Support Beams

<i>Baitogogo</i> is a half-sculptural, half-architectural installation by Brazilian artist Henrique Oliveira that presents a surreal growth of tree branches out of white columns. The So Paulo-based artist's piece offers a unique perspective of indoor design while reminding viewers of the materials used …

Architecture

Starpath spray-on coating lights up the road

We're used to seeing solar-harvesting technology being installed primarily on rooftops, but other sufficiently irradiated surfaces, including …

Particles

Scientists Identify Protein Responsible for Controlling…

<b>Scientists Identify Protein Responsible for Controlling Communication Between Brain Cells</b><p>Scientists are a step closer to understanding how some of the brain’s 100 billion nerve cells co-ordinate their communication. The study is published in the journal <i>Cell Reports</i>.<p>The University of Bristol research team investigated some of the chemical processes that underpin how brain cells co-ordinate their communication. Defects in this communication are associated with disorders such as epilepsy, autism …

Soldier controls bionic arm using power of thought

Andrew Garthwaite, wounded fighting Taliban in Afghanistan, masters prosthesis after two years of therapy<p>A soldier whose arm was blown off by a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan has become the first person in the UK to master a prosthetic limb controlled by thought.<p>Corporal Andrew Garthwaite, …

Environment: News & features

A brief history of cocaine

Both the Pope and France’s chief rabbi endorsed Vin Mariani, a concoction of Bordeaux and cocaine. It sold well<p>Cocaine is yet an example of an important pharmacological discovery resulting from the collision between the Old World and the New. The modern world’s appreciation of the properties of …

Incredible Photorealistic Illustrations by Karla Mialynne

Artist Karla Mialynne achieves such impressively realistic details in her illustrations that viewers often wonder how she does it. In order to satisfy the natural desire for information, Mialynne has started aligning the tools she uses directly next to the images that she creates.<p>As a result, …

Digital Art

Hypnotic Fusion of Portraits by Antonio Mora

Spanish photographer Antonio Mora fuses standard portraits with landscape, animal, and abstract photography, resulting in extraordinary combinations. His ongoing <i>Dream Portraits</i> transform two separate images by combining them into one frame and thereby reconfiguring their visual power.<p>Playing with …

Photography

We Are Nature Vol. III: New Double and Triple Exposure Portraits by Christoffer Relander | Colossal

<p>Photographer Christoffer Relander (previously here and here) returns with the third installment of his beautifully executed multiple exposure …

Useful Infographic on Picking Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables

If you've ever wandered the produce aisle of your local grocery market, searching for the produce person to tell you which fruits and vegetables are “in season,” do we have something for you. Column Five Media took information from The Center for Urban Education and Sustainable Agriculture to …

Infographics

Alessandro Maffioletti / Alvvino Illustrations

Creative Illustrations by Alessandro Maffioletti.<p>Alessandro Maffioletti aka alvvino is a freelance art director and illustrator who studied design at …

In the Details: The Art of Japanese Knife Design

If your holiday shopping list includes any serious home cooks, there is probably nothing you can get them that will be as useful, or as appreciated, …

Knives