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The “Zizz” Is An Intelligent Sleep Mask That Helps You Get Better Zzz’s

At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 this past week, a Warsaw-based startup called IQ Intelclinic was showing off an intelligent sleeping mask that uses sensors to monitor the wearers’ sleep cycles, including REM and non-REM sleep, in order to determine if you’re getting quality Zzz’s at night. The mask …

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

How to Make Perfect Coffee

The science of what makes coffee great<p><i>Coffee has become recognized as a human necessity. It is no longer a luxury or an indulgence; it is a corollary of human energy and human efficiency.</i><p><i>-</i> William H. Ukers, <i>All About Coffee</i> (1922)<p>It was November 23, 2010. We were in Surf City, North Carolina, …

Julia Child Was Wrong: Don't Wash Your Raw Chicken, Folks

It seems almost sacrilegious to question the wisdom of Julia Child.<p>First with her opus <i>Mastering the Art of French Cooking</i> and later with her PBS cooking show, the unflappably cheerful Child helped rescue home cookery from the clutches of convenience food. She taught us how to love — and take pride …

Remarkable Shapes Animated Along Tokyo's Darkened Streets

Here's animated video that will dazzle and mesmerise.<p>Japanese visual artist Tao Tajima, has created a rapid fire array of animated geometric shapes …

Timelapse of the Moon rising.Made by Dan Marker-Moore

Timelapse of the Moon rising.

Eleven Fantastic New York City Cinemagraphs

As they say, the Big Apple is the city that never sleeps–so it’s fitting that these “still” New York City cinemagraphs are just as restless. …

New York City

14 Dazzling Animated GIFs Designed To Mesmerise You

If you haven't already guessed, we're huge fans of the humble "Animated GIF" it's recent revival and reinterpretation as a form of art, has lead to …

Kelli Anderson’s Anatomical Designs

I love browsing Dribbble for inspiration before starting a design project, but rarely do I find designers posting anatomy. So you can imagine my delight when I spotted this anatomical work!<p>Brooklyn based artist and designer, Kelli Anderson created these beautifully designed anatomical icons and …

Post Ratio Landing Page

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<b>STEADYo</b><p>A video demonstrating the creative use of a camera tracking system.<p>Yesterday, I posted about a Dynamic Target Tracking Camera System which can focus on a single object and record at 1/1000th of a second - I then commented that I wouldn’t be surprised if a music video would come out of this …<p>At the end of your last post on motion tracking you mention using it in music videos. Well here is a music video in which motion tracking is used to follow a yoyo. Hope you enjoy it!<p>And here it is, …

Artist Merges Graffiti With Photography, To Create 'Street Art GIFs'

<b>UK-based artist and designer</b> INSA has merged graffiti with photography, to create street art GIF, or what he calls, ‘GIF_ITTI’.<p><b>To create a GIF_ITTI,</b> …




Just A Cat, Dressed As A Shark, Riding A Robotic Vacuum Cleaner

You'll be glad you watched this.<p>Delightful. Watch the clip in full.

Needtosleep , Istanbul , 2013

Needtosleep , Istanbul , 2013

Source: Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase short film

Source: <b>Mona Lisa Descending a Staircase</b> short film<p>This short film won an Academy Award in 1993 for best animated short. It consists of a series of animated reproductions of major art works, primarily from the 20th century, and has an unusual technique for moving from one picture to another.

13 Lovely Cinemagraphs That Will Make You Permanently Give Up Regular Old GIFs

Cinemagraphs are a subset of .gif files that are high quality, smoothly looped, and just downright gorgeous.<p>A ton of outstandingly creative people have worked hard to create these pictures, and you can really tell based on how wonderful they look in motion.<p>Reddit's /r/Cinemagraphs subreddit has one …

The Earth’s Seasonal “Heartbeat” as Seen from Space | Colossal

<p>We all know that as the seasons change on Earth, temperatures rise and fall, plants grow or die, ice forms or melts away. Perhaps nobody is more …