Saturday, October 30, 2010

Portrait of the Sun

A portrait of the sun in the wavelength of hydrogen alpha light. A fine art print of this image is available for sale. © Alan Friedman




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Robot Nurse



A bit scary, isn't it?
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Friday, October 29, 2010

People are awesome


People Are Awesome: A compilation of awesome people doing incredible things. Do not try to repeat!

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Menerga Energy Systems by David Fuhrer

David Fuhrer is a self taught Artist born 1985, in the capital of Switzerland, Bern. Grown up in the 90’s has influenced David’s Work. He started experimenting with creating visuals in the early days of the computer. With a focus on illustration, and an even tighter focus on intricate detailing David’s high scale Artworks are some of the most inspiring and exciting work to flourish from community. His imagination in unity with his broad library of skills has allowed him to create some of the most out-of-his-world images.

David mainly uses Photoshop in addition of Wacom Cintiq. He also uses Cinema 4d and Maya for some basic 3D Stuff. For Vectors he uses Illustrator.

Most images are fully painted in Photoshop by Hand. David uses 3D Software for a Grid Outline to paint over. Some images have some 3D Renderings and Reference Stocks mixed in them too.

Menerga - Energy Systems

"Illustration I made for Menerga Energy Systems.
This is a tree with it's roots going down into earth until it reaches the core. There lies a menerga energy unit. providing the tree with power."





Sources:  microbot.chbehance.net
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Amazing bursting baloons photography by Edward Horsford

London based photographer Edward Horsford photographs balloons in a very unique way. He freezes them as they leave his hands to explode.
The pictures are taken with a "high tech" DIYed sound trigger, Strobes, and one rusty stick.
             via diyphotography.net

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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Greyson Chance - 13-year-old YouTube sensation

Greyson Chance. Photo: greyson-official.com

Greyson Michael Chance is an American singer, songwriter and pianist whose April 2010 performance of Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" at a sixth-grade music festival became a hit onYouTube. As of June 15, 2010, his cover for the song "Paparazzi" has a total viewership of over 30 million. He has two original compositions, "Stars", and "Broken Hearts", both posted on his YouTube channel which have 4 and 5 million views respectively. His debut single, "Waiting Outside the Lines," was released in October 2010.

Greyson Chance performing "Paparazzi" by Lady Gaga at Edmond's Sixth Grade Festival.


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Buffalo stuck in pool


"Sat morning we saw 2 huge holes in our pool cover. I looked in and saw nothing. As I walked around to the shallow side the cover started jumping VIOLENTLY and scared me to death!! I called 2 friends and we SLOWLY removed the cover to discover a BUFFALO! A fella 2 miles away said his buffalo escaped and he couldn't find it. We held it for him!"
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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Japanese tourist tries to eat ice cream in Istanbul



If one day you'll find yourself in Turkey, beware the evil ice cream men! Stay away from them, don't get close or else you might suffer the same fate as this poor Japanese guy  who was trying to eat Maras ice cream in IstanbulLook what he has to endure to taste it!
I warned you! Stay alert ;)
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Monday, October 25, 2010

Periodic Table Building Blocks for Geek Kids

Periodic Table Building Blocks Set

Parents who think their little geniuses are too smart to play with common ABC's may rejoice at this solution. The Periodic Table Building Blocks set comes with 20 multi-sided blocks featuring all of the elements on the periodic table printed in bright colors. This set is exclusive to ThinkGeek and costs $39.99. "Great for wee geeks, chemistry geeks and science teachers. In fact, we betcha that your favorite chemistry nerd would love these, even if they're 36 years, not 36 months."

Element Bacon

Learn while you build

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Sunday, October 24, 2010

Useful Dog Tricks performed by Jack Russell Terrier Jesse



Presenting, Useful Dog Tricks!! Whoever said tricks can't be useful?


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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Lipstick Enigma


This computer-driven sentence-generator, using rules and lexicon written by the artist, invents and writes a new line of text, and displays it on the sign when triggered by a motion detector. The sentences mix the language of engineering with the language of beauty advertising.

The sculpture is made of 1200 resin lipsticks powered by 1200 stepper motors, contolled by 60 circuit boards.

via janetzweig
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Tennis star Maria Sharapova, Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic engaged to be married

By Associated Press / October 22, 2010

Chance Yeh/PatrickMcMullan.com/Sipa Press/Newscom
Los Angeles Lakers guard Sasha Vujacic says he's engaged to marry Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova.

"We are engaged and are both really happy," Vujacic said Thursday night before the Lakers' exhibition game against Golden State. "It's good and now we can focus on other things."

The agent for three-time Grand Slam champion Sharapova confirmed the news in an e-mail to The Associated Press.

Vujacic said he proposed on the one-year anniversary of their first meeting at a friend's barbecue.

"It's was probably old school," Vujacic said. "I had to do it like a gentlemen."


The Slovenian guard returned to action Thursday, a week after getting a concussion when teammate Lamar Odom accidentally elbowed him in the face during practice. Vujacic averaged 2.8 points and 1.2 rebounds in 67 games for the Lakers last season, his sixth with the club.

Sharapova won her first major title at Wimbledon in 2004, when she was 17. She went on to win the 2006 U.S. Open and 2008 Australian Open and also reached No. 1 in the WTA rankings.

After shoulder surgery and an elbow injury forced her to miss time the past two seasons, Sharapova is currently ranked 18th.

Maria Sharapova holds the women's US Open trophy at the tennis tournament in New York in 2006. Sharapova defeated Belgium's Justine Henin-Hardenne 6-4, 6-4.
Mike Segar/Reuters
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Friday, October 22, 2010

The Hobbit: Official Cast (Facts and Photos)

Warner Bros./ New Line have announced that Martin Freeman, Richard Armitage, Rob Kazinsky, Aidan Turner, Graham McTavish, John Callen, Stephen Hunter, Mark Hadlow and Peter Hambleton have officially joined the cast of THE HOBBIT.

According to the studio, Freeman is confirmed as Bilbo Baggins, the hero of the story. Richard Armitage is set to play Thorin Oakenshield, the leader of the Company of Dwarves which sets off to reclaim the Lonely Mountain from a thieving dragon.

Aidan Turner (“Being Human”) and Rob Kazinsky (TVs “EastEnders”) will play Kili and Fili; Graham McTavish is Dwalin; John Callen is Oin; Stephen Hunter is Bombur; Mark Hadlow is Dori; and Peter Hambleton stars as Gloin.


Bilbo Baggins: Martin John C. Freeman (born 8 September 1971) is an English actor. He is known for his roles as Tim Canterbury in the BBC's Golden Globe-winning comedy The Office (2001-2003), Arthur Dent in the film adaptation of Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005), and Dr. John Watson in Sherlock (2010).


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It’s Official: The Hobbit Gets Its Bilbo Baggins — and Many Dwarfs!

Richard Armitage, Martin Freeman, Aidan Turner
MAX NASH/AFP/Getty Images; Samir Hussein/Getty Images; Richard Young/startraksphoto.com  

Peter Jackson has his fearless burglar in the bag. Or should we say, the Baggins?

The studios behind The Hobbit officially confirmed Thursday that British actor Martin Freeman will be playing the titular Shire hero, Bilbo Baggins, in Jackson's two-part Lord of the Rings prequel.

"Despite the various rumours and speculation surrounding this role, there has only ever been one Bilbo Baggins for us," Jackson said in a statement.

But Bilbo isn't going it alone in today's casting news. MGM, New Line and Warner Bros. also rolled out a roster of actors who will be playing the hobbit's comrades in treasure hunting and Smaug slaying...

Brit Richard Armitage, who presumably will be seen in Captain America: The First Avenger long before The Hobbit's journey concludes, has signed on to play Thorin Oakenshield, head of the company of dwarves who are off to recapture his lost inheritance.

Rounding out the troop are Aidan Turner and Rob Kazinsky as Kili and Fili; Graham McTavish as Dwalin; John Callen as Oin; Stephen Hunter as Bombur; Mark Hadlow as Dori; and Peter Hambleton as Gloin. (You never know which one of them is going to be the next Dominic Monaghan!)

The manly group will gather in February—possibly in New Zealand, possibly elsewhere—to start shooting the long-awaited epic.
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Thursday, October 21, 2010

Heaven on earth: beautiful flower festival in Hitachi Kaihin Park, Japan (17 photos)

Over 4.5 million blue nemophilas were blossoming over the hill "Miharashi No Oka" during "Nemophila Harmony" flower festival in Japanese Hitachi Seaside Park, Ibaraki.


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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Church of the Intercession on the Nerl (Russia, 12th-century)

© glam Church of the Intercession on the Nerl (Церковь Покрова на Нерли

The Church of the Intercession of the Holy Virgin on the Nerl River (RussianЦерковь Покрова на Нерли, Tserkov Pokrova na Nerli) is an Orthodox church and a symbol of mediaeval Russia.
The church is situated at the confluence of Nerl and Klyazma Rivers in Bogolyubovo, 13 km north-east of the ancient capital of Vladimir.
The church was commissioned by Andrei Bogolyubsky. It was built in 12th-century. The monument is built in white stone, has one dome and four columns in the interior. For centuries, the memorial church greeted everyone approaching the palace at Bogolyubovo. In spring, the area would be flooded, and the church appeared as if floating on water. The church itself has not been touched by later generations, only the dome's shape slightly changed, and galleries-porches were built in 12th-century, rebuilt in 18th-century and then demolished. The walls are still covered with 12th-century carvings.
In 1992, the church was added to the UN World Heritage List as part of the site White Monuments of Vladimir and Suzdal.


Церковь Покрова на Нерли
Photos: Vokrugsveta, Яндексфотки, Фото.сайт
Info: Wiki
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Giant Wooden Clip - Urban Art in Belgium



Giant wooden clip art installation designed by Mehmet Ali Uysal, displayed in Belgium, in the Chaudfontaine park, as part of a contemporary art exhibition.

Гигантская деревянная прищепка - часть выставки современного искусства, которая проходит в парке Chaudfontaine в Бельгии. Автор работы -  Ali Uysal.

Photos © Mmarsupilami
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Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Cybertecture Mirror: a reflective window into a digital life




The Cybertecture Mirror is more than just an elegant mirror for everyday use. At the touch of a button, it comes to life right in front of your eyes. The reflective surface displays information and content through feeds that stream onto the mirror surface from the worldwide web.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

Father and Son Send iPhone Into Outer Space

Ever wondered how high a balloon can fly and what our earth would look like from above? Here are the answers! Check out this video from a camera attached to a weather balloon that rose into the upper stratosphere and recorded the blackness of space.



In August 2010 Brooklyn-based cinematographer Luke Geissbuhler and his son set out to send a camera to space. They attached a HD video camera to a weather balloon and sent it up beyond our earth.

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Standing Cat


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Sunday, October 17, 2010

3D Photos


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Saturday, October 16, 2010

Arnold Schwarzenegger in Moscow (video)



Arnold Schwarzenegger in Moscow subway




Arnold Schwarzenegger on Red Square

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Making Chocolate the Old-Fashioned Way


Watch the Mast Brothers make chocolate with a passion for the traditional, hands-on process. 
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Friday, October 15, 2010

Autonomous Taxi


"Made in Germany" is an autonomous car developed by Autonomos-Labs that is fully capable of picking you up at a random location. For more information visit us at
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Wolves Attack Traffic Control Post



Russian CCTV footage (line M23 Taganrog - Rostov-on-Don)


Запись с камеры наблюдения, расположенной на трассе М23 Таганрог - Ростов-На-Дону, на которой видна, как пост ДПС подвергается атаке стаи волков!!! Смотреть с 45 секунды.
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Thursday, October 14, 2010

GigaGalaxy Zoom - From The Eye To The Telescope





In the framework of the International Year of Astronomy 2009, ESO has launched a new project aimed at connecting the sky as seen by the unaided eye with that seen by hobby and professional astronomers.

The project, called GigaGalaxy Zoom, reveals three amazing, ultra-high-resolution images of the night sky that online stargazers can zoom in on and explore in an incredible level of detail. The reward is the most breathtaking dive ever made into our Galaxy, linking the sky seen by all with the cosmos studied by astronomers.

In this episode of ESOcast we will explore the unique and amazing GigaGalaxy Zoom project, which reveals the whole night sky as it appears with the unaided eye from one of the darkest deserts on Earth.

The project allows users to zoom in on a rich region of the Milky Way with the magnification offered by a hobby telescope and then to go one step further, using the power of a professional telescope to explore details of an iconic nebula.

Most of the photographs comprising the three GigaGalaxy Zoom images were taken from La Silla and Paranal, two of ESOs observing sites in Chile. The wonderful quality of the images is a testament to the splendour of the night sky at these ESO sites, which are the most productive astronomical observatories in the world.

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ESOcast is produced by ESO, the European Southern Observatory. ESO, the European Southern Observatory, is the pre-eminent intergovernmental science and technology organisation in astronomy designing, constructing and operating the worlds most advanced ground-based telescopes.

www.eso.org

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The female version of Jared Leto from Russia



Jared look: Russian girl Helena (Елена) brilliantly transforms herself into Jared Leto (30 Seconds to Mars) right before your very eyes. Jared himself appreciated this video and tweeted about it on his Twitter.
Her video 'Jared Look' has been featured by Youtube and Facebook: 'Would you want to look like Jared Leto? In a stunning transformation, this girl turns herself into an exact replica of the actor/musician.'




selfoblivion Jared Leto cosplay: No warning sign, no alibi



selfoblivion Jared Leto cosplay: Eyes that see into infinity




selfoblivion Jared Leto cosplay: Were you ever a dreamer?




selfoblivion Jared Leto cosplay: Until you believe




selfoblivion Jared Leto and Gerard Way

cosplay: Jared and Gerard





selfoblivion photo: Misterious light


Helena also cosplays other characters. You can see her works on selfoblivion.deviantart.com
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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Who You Gonna Call?



Improv Everywhere causes scenes of chaos and joy in public places. Created in August of 2001 by Charlie Todd, Improv Everywhere has executed over 100 missions involving tens of thousands of undercover agents. The group is based in New York City.
For one of their latest missions, they brought the movie Ghostbusters to life in the reading room of The New York Public Library at 42 Street. The 1984 movie begins with a scene in the very same room, so they figured it was time for the Ghostbusters to make an encore appearance. 
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Monday, October 11, 2010

Schwarzenegger arrives in Moscow, trades tweets with Medvedev and rides Moscow subway

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrived in Moscow on Sunday at the head of a high-tech business delegation and immediately exchanged tweets with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
"Just landed in Moscow. Beautiful day. Can't wait to see Pres Medvedev @KremlinRussia_e," Schwarzenegger wrote on his Twitter micro-blog, including a link to a photo of himself with a cigar in the back of a car.
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Just landed in Moscow. Beautiful day. Can't wait to see Pres Medvedev @
"@Schwarzenegger, welcome to Moscow. Looking forward to meeting you and your delegation at @skolkovo," the Russian president responded on his Twitter site.

Arnold Schwarzenegger also rode Moscow subway. He took photos of passengers and wrote "People in Moscow apparently love their public transit".
Arnold Schwarzenegger: Riding the subway in Moscow with the Austria and the United States Ambassadors to Russia
Arnold Schwarzenegger: People in Moscow apparently love their public transit

Schwarzenegger is leading a delegation of top Silicon Valley executives and venture capitalists to Russia to discuss investment opportunities in Russia's high-tech sector. The trip includes a stop at Skolkovo, the site of the high-tech research hub Russia is creating near Moscow.
The center has been dubbed Russia's Silicon Valley and Medvedev is keen to bring in U.S. know-how to spark the project.
He has made modernization the center of his economic policy agenda and visited Silicon Valley during his visit to the United States in June.
The president also met the California governor during the trip.
As well as exchanging tweets, the president and the governor started following each other on Twitter.
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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Husky Dog Sings with iPAD





Mishka's debut appearance on TV. She got to sing with Kelly Rippa and Bette Midler. She also hung out with Adam Sandler in the green room.


What does Mishka mean?


Mishka is a Russian word. Misha or Mishka is a diminutive for the Russian male name Михаил (Mikhail - Michael). Most bears appearing in Russian fairy tales have this name, because it is similar to the Russian word for Bear - Медведь (Miedvied), of which the diminutive form is Mishka. Mishka means also teddy bear in Russian. [via]
By the way, there is another famous Mishka! Guess who ;)


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Friday, October 8, 2010

Johnny Depp Visits School As Captain Jack Sparrow


Hollywood star Johnny Depp has made an unannounced visit to a London primary school after receiving a letter from one of its pupils.
The actor turned up at the school in Greenwich, south-east London, dressed as his Pirates of the Caribbean alter-ego Captain Jack Sparrow.
After his arrival, a special school assembly was called and the film star - along with other members of the cast dressed in full costume - walked in.
He said nine-year-old Beatrice had written to Captain Jack, asking him to lead a mutiny against her teachers.
Depp produced Beatrice's letter and performed for the children for 15 minutes.
Johnny Depp meets nine-year-old Meridian Primary School pupil Beatrice Delap
The letter that Beatrice wrote to Johnny Depp
Beatrice Delap

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