Ambrilee Beck

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Hawk Attacking Water Balloon at 4000FPS Makes for Some Incredible Footage

With the rise in popularity and drop in price of high speed cameras, more and more incredible footage is getting captured of events our human brain …

Mesmerizing Photos of Frozen Flowers by Mo Devlin

When you hear the term flower photography, it probably doesn’t inspire a particularly powerful reaction. There are plenty of gorgeous images of …

Striking Images of Ukraine Before and After the Recent Riots

Gizmodo's Jesus Diaz uses Photoshop to merge together photos of Kiev that were taken before and after the recent Ukraine riots, creating devastating images that juxtapose the previous peace of of the city with the destruction and violence that raged after the protests began. Although the visuals …

Europe

After The Death Of Their 12-Year-Old Daughter, Parents Find The Letter She Wrote To Her Future Self

In the wake of tragedy, Taylor Smith's parents stumbled across a letter she had written to herself 10 years in the future.

Geek

Lower Antelope Canyon: Skylight

The dangerous, beautiful life of a Lego minifig photographer

UK-based photographer Andrew Whyte specializes in dramatic light art and long exposures of the night sky, but some of his most striking work involves helping an inch-high fellow photographer get a good shot. For over a year, Whyte has been shooting what he calls the "Legography" series, starring a …

Scientists pinpoint exotic new particle called quantum droplet | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the field of quantum physics, you could call this a droplet in the bucket.<p>A microscopic "quantum droplet" - a new quasiparticle discovered by JILA physicists - is pictured in this artist's conception obtained by Reuters February 26, 2014. …

This Wall Comes Alive When You Touch It

Hexi is an interactive display that ripples like a pond in response to movement.<p>Designer Thibault Sld created this wall of 60 modules loaded with servos, together called Hexi, which undulate in response to movement--whether that's a touch of the hand, or running past, or something else. Nearby …

NASA announces discovery of 715 more planets outside our solar system

Four planets located within a star's habitable zone<p>With a single announcement, NASA is nearly doubling the number of known planets outside our solar system. In a pair of papers published today, NASA has revealed the discovery of 715 new and verified planets, bringing the total number of known …

Want To Change Your (Bad) Habits? Try Design

We tend to think of our New Year’s resolutions as psychological challenges. But applying some design thinking to our lives may make it much easier to eat less meat or call our mothers more.<p>If your New Year’s resolutions are a hazy memory at this point–and if willpower alone isn’t helping you, say, …

Prototyping

BAUX Sound Absorbing Wall Tiles by Form Us With Love

Swedish design studio Form Us With Love never ceases to amaze me. Their creative designs are not only clever, they’re pretty fun as well. Their …

Color Management

Inside the Studio of a Traditional Sign Painter

Take a look inside the studio of traditional sign painter Antonio "Tj" Guzzardi and get lost on this amazing space full of vintage signs and …

Study: Cheating Fuels Creativity

Being creative requires thinking outside the box. That’s a hard thing to do when you play entirely by the rules, be they rules of society, the legal system, or even a corporate ethics handbook. For years, Harvard Business School’s Francesca Gino has been studying ethical decision-making, often …

A Cardboard Sound System For Your Smartphone

In the 80s, chances are you found me close to a boombox and, to this day, me and music can’t be too far apart. Thanks to Berlin-based designer and …

The Cosmos Bed Lets You Sleep Under A Starry Sky

When you were a kid, did you ever stick those plastic glow-in-the-dark stars to your ceiling above your bed and pretend you were looking up at the constellations? Do you secretly wish you could still do that but fear it might look, well, childish? The Cosmos Bed solves this problem and it’s even …

Nomadic Shelving

The Tipi shelving system is a project that contemplates the borders between transience and permanence. One can easily transfer, assemble, change, …

The “Cannonball” Series, Captivating Abstract Prints by Vacation Days - The Fox Is Black

Having just moved into a larger apartment, I’ve realized that as much art as I currently have it’s still not going to be enough, so I’m already on …

Ghostcubes: A Dazzling System of Interlocking Wooden Cubes by Erik Åberg | Colossal

<p>First: <i>watch the video</i>. Created by Swedish designer Erik Åberg the Ghostcube is a fascinating system of interlocking wood cubes that can be twisted, …

Watch Benedict Cumberbatch Perform MoCap Work for 'The Desolation of Smaug' – /Film

Rest assured that when <b>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</b> hits Blu-ray on April 8, there will be hours of behind the scenes footage to illustrate in …

Movies

Russell Crowe's NOAH - New International Trailer and TV Spot

We've Seen The First 10 Minutes of 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' – /Film

Marvel loves to leave fans wanting more. Thats the reason the credits of every satisfying-on-it’s-own movie from the company contains a tease of …

Comics

The Chobi Cheese Camera: The Cheesiest Piece of Camera Gear You Will Ever See

Taking “say cheese” far more literally than anyone before them (okay, maybe not <i>anyone</i>), Japanese company Chobi has created a camera made to look …

Photographer Reveals Beautiful Landscapes and Rich Cultures

After getting a glimpse of medical professional-turned-photographer Weerapong Chaipuck‘s stunning series of travel and landscape photography, we knew we had to share a little bit more from his growing collection–ones that have more of a personal touch, featuring the wonderful people he's met along …

Photography

Cramped But Cool Studio: Sunny Dual-Photographer Studio in New Zealand

A&E Studio in Dunedin, in the province of Otago, New Zealand, houses photographers photographers Alex Lovell-Smith and Emily Hlavac Green. “Though it …

Which One Do I Choose? Upgrading Your Camera’s Strap

Every camera comes with some sort of strap, and straps are important. They prevent our cameras from falling and our precious investments crumbling to …

5 Tips For Capturing Great Street Portraits

A Guest Post by Desmond Louw I just love street photography and with this comes street portraiture. It can be a bit daunting to go up to a stranger …

Photography

Review: Olympus 25mm f1.8 (Micro Four Thirds)

When Olympus first told us about their 25mm f1.8 lens, we were thrilled that they finally created one. For many years, the scene has been dominated …