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An Owl Flying Straight into a Camera Looks like a Hovering Spaceship

British photographer¬†Russell Savory¬†captured this amazing shot earlier this summer of an¬†owl flying directly toward his camera. With its wings pulled back, it looks like a hovering two-eyed spaceship. Though don‚Äôt let the perspective fool you, Savory was shooting from a distance with a 600mm telephoto lens. Via:¬†thisiscolossal    

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Cookies Too Beautiful to Eat by Pastry Chef Amber Spiegel

      New York-based pastry chef¬†Amber Spiegel¬†has taken the artistry of cookie decoration to an entirely new level, creating edible objects that legions of online commenters profess ‚Äúguilt‚ÄĚ for wanting to consume, but not because of calories. The amount of time I would spend finding a recipe, mixing, completely ruining the first batch and […]

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Clean tech is better for economic growth than fossil fuels (take that, Big Oil!)

Anti-greens often try to make economic arguments against the big spring-cleaning that our civilization is going through. How dare we invest in¬†clean technology? Don’t we know that it’s bad for the economy! That all these green things will¬†always¬†be expensive, etc, etc… Sorry, did I spill some knowledge? Well, it turns out that investments in clean […]

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A Solar-Powered Glow-in-the-dark Bike Path by Studio Roosegaarde Inspired by Van Gogh

  This stunning illuminated bike path in Nuenen, Netherlands was just unveiled tonight by¬†Studio Roosegaarde, an innovative social design lab that has risen to prominence for their explorations at the intersection of people, art, public space, and technology; most notably their research with¬†Smart Highways¬†that could potentially charge moving cars or intelligently alert drivers to hazards. […]

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Incredible music video shows how science experiments react to music

Sound makes funny shapes. We don’t usually see it in real life but when you put together water and sand with speakers bumping at different frequencies, you’ll start seeing spirals and kaleidoscopes and other wild objects. This new video by ¬†and directed by Shahir Daud features all those awesome cymatics in action. Via:¬†sploid.gizmodo Image source: […]