Samir Soares

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How to Be Invisible as a Street Photographer

Taking photos of strangers on the street isn’t something that comes naturally to all photographers. For some, it’s the ultimate challenge. These tips …

Street Photography

5 Massive Space Operas to Read Between Marathon Sessions of No Man's Sky

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is the most talked-about game of the summer, a massive space exploration sim boasting a universe so vast, the creators estimate 99 …

Peek Inside The Notebooks Of A Legendary Logo Designer

A new Kickstarter is raising funds to publish the notebooks of Lance Wyman, the designer behind the iconic 1968 Mexico Olympics logo.<p>In 1968, graphic designer Lance Wyman designed the iconic Mexico Olympics identity, hailed today as arguably the strongest branding of any Olympic Games. The success …

Graphic Design

Inside 'No Man's Sky,' the Most Innovative Game in Years

<i>No Man’s Sky</i> is wildly ambitious, utterly vast and a huge challenge to the video game industry’s status quo<p>There is a man, and that man wants to sell …

No Man's Sky

Watch The Astonishing Flight of This Tiny Glider Jet

The glider was inspired by a plane seen in one of Hayao Miyazaki's animated films.<p>On July 31st, new media artist Kazuhiko Hachiya tested a small glider jet he created to mimic the Moewe, a fictional plane from Hayao Miyazaki's classic animated film <i>Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind.</i> Hachiya's …

Gliders

Marvel at Nasa's gorgeous travel posters advertising the best sights in the Universe

Nasa recently unveiled a gorgeous set of travel posters advertising the most exciting sights in the Universe as it revealed a $19 billion budget …

Want To Be An Astronaut? Your Chariots Await

7 vehicles that will carry humanity into orbit and beyond very soon<p>The human race is quickly becoming a spacefaring civilization. During the Cold War, aggression and technological rivalry between two superpowers led to humanity’s first journey into space and to those first footsteps on the Moon. …

Star Trek Beyond poster pays homage to The Motion Picture

The marketing campaign for <b>Star Trek Beyond</b> kicked up a gear last night with the release of the second trailer, along with a teaser poster for the …

The Surprising Beauty Of The World’s Most Hellish Traffic Interchanges

In the world of traffic planning, “spaghetti junction” is a nickname given to a traffic interchange that is so complicated, it seems like Jove should hurl meatballs down upon it from above. New York City’s Long Island Expressway and the legendary Can Of Worms outside of Rochester are examples of …

Urban Design

The science behind SpaceX’s ambitious plan to land a spacecraft on Mars

Only the space agencies of the Soviet Union, the US and the EU have landed anything on Mars. This week Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX said it would put its Dragon spacecraft on the red planet “as soon as 2018″—making it the first private company to go interplanetary.<p>It’s easy to get impatient …

Space Travel

Tim Peake Runs London Marathon 2016 From International Space Station, Sets New World Record

'Someone we can all look up to. Literally.'<p>Tim Peake has set a new world record after completing the London Marathon in three hours, 35 minutes and …

London Marathon

Little Owl Uses Mushroom as Umbrella

This is Poldi, a pet owl. He's just one and a half years old.<p>Poldi lives with Tanya Brandt, a photographer. Recently, when Poldi and Brandt went out …

Pets

Finally, The Golden Ratio Gets Its Own Coloring Book

Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates meticulously detailed drawings of the Fibonacci spiral in nature–now, you can color along.<p>When it comes to design, the golden ratio is mostly bullshit. Though designers sometimes use it, there’s just no proof people prefer that precise spatial ratio in their …

Drawing

archatlas: Images of Earth from Space The Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) is an imaging instrument onboard Terra, the flagship satellite of NASA’s Earth Observing System (EOS) launched in December 1999. Beginning April 1st 2016, all Earth imagery from a prolific Japanese remote sensing instrument operating aboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft since late 1999 is now available to users everywhere at no cost. Images from the top: NYC Baektu Mountain Palm Jebel Ali, Palm Jumeirah and Palm Deira Paris Venice Washington DC Alluvial Fan Taklimakan Desert Netherlands Dikes Angkor Wat Anti-Atlas Mountains The public will have unlimited access to the complete 16-plus-year database for Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) instrument, which images Earth to map and monitor the changing surface of our planet. ASTER’s database currently consists of more than 2.95 million individual scenes. The content ranges from massive scars across the Oklahoma landscape from an EF-5 tornado and the devastating aftermath of flooding in Pakistan, to volcanic eruptions in Iceland and wildfires in California. All images by NASA/METI/AIST/Japan Space Systems, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team. See more images here. (via archatlas)

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Thor's Well

On the Oregon coast there is a natural hole that seems to be draining the sea.<p>Sitting on the edge of the Oregon coast, a gaping, seemingly bottomless …

These Stunning Images Aren't Drawings—They're Photos

Dutch artist Jasper de Beijer photographs historical dioramas to create surreal artwork.<p>There's more than meets the eye in Amsterdam-based artist Jasper de Beijer's stark renditions of historical events, like the 1993 Waco siege, visualized above. What looks like a drawing or illustration is …

Art

Follow The Path Of Luke Skywalker’s Lightsaber From ‘The Phantom Menace’ To ‘The Force Awakens’

<b>SPOILER WARNING: There are some spoilerish visuals from Star Wars: The Force Awakens in the video above, so press play with care.</b><p>So the mystery behind Luke Skywalker’s lightsaber in <i>The Force Awakens</i> has yet to be solved, but we do know whose hands it ended up in by the end of the movie. To get to …

Luke Skywalker

The Internet Will Never Stop Mocking The Man Who Hijacked A Plane To Express His Love

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Eddie the Eagle: ‘I was probably closer to an ostrich’

As a new biopic reassesses the legacy of Britain’s most famous ski jumper, Michael Edwards talks about the slippery slope to the Olympics, snobbery in the skiing world and how he went from earning £65,000 a day to bankruptcy<p>Michael Edwards, AKA Eddie Edwards, AKA Eddie the Eagle, admits the movie …

Watch This Artist Create Beautiful Calligraphy Using Different Pens And Techniques

Designer, calligrapher and stationery enthusiast King Blotto III creates short videos of beautiful calligraphy that are an absolute delight to watch. …

How 10 Architects Used The Same Box Of 1,200 White Legos

Put down that rendering software. Pick up the Lego.<p>Lego is the great equalizer. It requires no skill to wield, unlike CAD software or cardboard models. So when the Museum of Science and Industry (MSI) shipped boxes of Lego bricks to some of the top architecture firms in the world, what it got back …

Wastewater

National biscuit shortage eased by 2nd Boeing 777 relief plane

A plane filled with biscuits has arrived at Doncaster’s Robin Hood Airport to ease Britain’s national shortage of the baked goods.<p>It is the second plane in as many weeks to deliver a precious cookie cargo, after one of the nation’s biggest biscuit factories was damaged by flood waters over the …

Watch Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic Remake Video, Be Amazed

In February, a fan remake of Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic being built using Epic's Unreal Engine surfaced online. Now, the first in-game video of the project, which is being called Apeiron, has been released, and it looks rather good.<p>The video, which was exclusively given to YouTube user …

15 vintage photos that show what Hong Kong looked like in the 1950s and 1960s

Hong Kong is very different today from how it was in the 1950s and '60s.<p>At that point in time, it was still under British rule, instead of operating under an autonomous government like it does today. The Korean War had virtually stopped China's export trade, which severely hurt Hong Kong's …

When Astronomers Chased a Total Eclipse in a Concorde

In the 1970s, a small group of astronomers used the first prototype of the Concorde to pursue a total eclipse across the Sahara at twice the speed of sound.<p>On Wednesday, a solar eclipse gave people across a swath of Indonesia and the South Pacific the chance to see a generous 4 minutes and 9 …

NeoWave Posters Resurrect Psychedelic Space Art

Put on a Pink Floyd album and check out James White's retrofuturist posters.<p>All images courtesy the artist<p>When not designing for some of the biggest companies in the world, from MTV and Universal to Google, Nike, and Toyota, Canadian artist James White explores his own graphic interests. His latest …

Kylo Ren and Han Solo: they’re just like us!

There's no denying that Kylo Ren is angsty. <i>The Force Awakens</i>' entire plot essentially centers around his confused self-identity and the rejection of his parents' ideals. Honestly, although the movie's great, it still feels like it's missing a crucial line: "It’s not a phase, mom!!"<p>Poor Han and Leia …

Subculture

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Can Billionaire Robert Bigelow Create A Life For Humans In Space?

The baron of low-Earth orbit<p>Turn down Skywalker Way, then make a left on Warp Drive. A hangarlike facility is there, huge, as a hangar should be. Inside, a tall mustachioed gentleman in a baggy gray pinstriped suit stands idly. He owns the facility and everything around it. He also owns the Budget …

Space Exploration