Chat on rate – Great freelance tips from Adam Everett Miller

November 7, 2012

Adam Everett Miller has some great advices for freelancers. As a freelancer myself, I’ll have to agree with him on all the points he brings up. Beautiful video and very useful tips if you’re just starting with freelance and don’t really know what to charge for your work.

What’s invisible? More than you think – John Lloyd

November 5, 2012

Gravity, the stars in day, thoughts, the human genome, time, atoms. So much of what really matters in the world is impossible to see. A stunning animation of John Lloyd’s classic TEDTalk from 2009, which will make you question what you actually know.

First Phase Chief’s Blanket sets record at John Moran Auctioneers

November 5, 2012

This stunning Navajo First Phase Chief’s Wearing Blanket made headlines when it sold for 1.8 million dollars at John Moran Auctioneers’ June 19th sale in Southern California, smashing the previous world record of $522,500 for a similar blanket. An example of the rarest type of the earliest phase of Navajo blankets, it emerged from obscurity […]

3 Years Old Madeline Mature Beyond Her Age

November 5, 2012

This 3 year old girl is mature beyond her age. Her mom is saying that she ate all her Halloween candy and here is her response: She is just amazing!

M83 – My Tears Are Becoming a Sea

November 4, 2012

The PXL-2000 (Fisher-Price PXL2000/Fisher-Price PixelVision/Sanwa Sanpix1000/”KiddieCorder”/Coca-Cola Georgia[1]) is a toy black-and-white camcorder produced in 1987 that uses a compact audio cassette as its recording medium. It scans the 120 by 90 pixel CCD fifteen times a second, feeding the results through a filtering network, and then to both a frequency modulation circuit driving the left […]

Ladder of inference – Rethinking thinking

November 3, 2012

Every day, we meet people and process our interactions, making inferences and developing beliefs about the world around us. In this lesson, Trevor Maber introduces us to the idea of a ‘ladder of inference’ and a process for rethinking the way we interact.

The city of walls – Constantinople

November 2, 2012

The world owes much of its cultural legacy to Constantinople‘s walls. When Constantinople was under seige by neighboring enemies, the Roman city‘s elaborate system of moats, outer walls, and inner walls stood tall. Surviving numerous fire attacks, the walls were eventually brought down by more modern tools of warfare, but, thankfully, classical culture survived. Lesson […]

BitTorrent, Explained

October 30, 2012

Are you new to the world of BitTorrent? Have you been using BitTorrent for awhile, but you’re curious about how it all works? This video, produced by the team behind the popular BitTorrent and µTorrent software, includes an overview of the BitTorrent ecosystem and gives you great tips on how to leverage the products for […]

Forget Your Past – Buzludzha, Bulgaria

October 29, 2012

Timothy Allen brought back some great shots of the abandoned Buzludzha monument in Bulgaria. As you can see from some of the before shots, this monument was quite a sight during it’s Communist heyday. I can’t imagine what it would be like to stand in front of an architectural and artistic work of this scale […]

How to tie a bow tie

October 29, 2012

A concise, magical movie for aspiring bow-tie-wearers and everyone else. Through the sleight of hand of stop-motion animation, The Hill-Side’s indigo chambray bow tie comes to life and teaches you how to tie itself, in a few simple steps. Best of all, there aren’t any clumsy human hands to get in the way!

Arduino-based, urban aquaponics in Oakland

October 25, 2012

The land in West Oakland where Eric Maundu is trying to farm is covered with freeways, roads, light rail and parking lots so there’s not much arable land and the soil is contaminated. So Maundu doesn’t use soil. Instead he’s growing plants using fish and circulating water. It’s called aquaponics – a gardening system that […]

An Honest Liar – Trailer

October 24, 2012

An Honest Liar tells the incredible life story of famed magician-turned-skeptic and enemy of deception, James “The Amazing” Randi. The film brings to life his infamous escapades that publicly exposed psychics, faith healers and con artists with quasi-religious fervor. Today, Randi himself faces the price of a deception that might cause the loss of his […]

Finger Portraits by Dito Von Tease

October 23, 2012

The Italian artist Dito Von Tease creates finger portraits of famous figures. Below you can see a couple of his finger portraits. Avatar Che Guevara Mozart Ronald McDonald Mr. T Steve Jobs Spiderman You can find more of his work over at ditology.blogspot.com

Can We Resurrect the Dinosaurs? Neanderthal Man?

October 22, 2012

Dr. Michio Kaku answers the question of whether it is possible to resurrect the dinosaurs by “turning on” their ancient genes? Moreover, now that we have also sequenced the genes of the Neanderthal man, at some point in the future it may be possible to bring him back. And then of course, if a young […]

Weekend Project – DIY tripod holder for my tablet

October 19, 2012

This weekend I wanted to make something that will allow me to spend more time standing up and not vegetate on my everyday office chair. I started to think about a stand-up desk but it’s too expensive to buy one and I really don’t have enough time to build one myself. Then I looked at […]

How the Dutch got their cycle paths

October 19, 2012

How did the Dutch get their cycling infrastructure? This question keeps coming back because it is of course relevant to people who want what the Dutch have. Road building traditions go back a long way and they are influenced by many factors. But the way Dutch streets and roads are built today is largely the […]

GoPro Hero 3

October 17, 2012

Shot 100% on the new HERO3® camera. The Wi-Fi enabled HERO3: Black Edition is the most advanced GoPro, ever. No expense was spared during its development, resulting in a GoPro that is 30% smaller, 25% lighter & 2X more powerful than previous models. New resolutions and frame-rates include 4Kp 15, 2.7kp 30, 1080p 60, 1440p […]

Henry Thomas’s audition for E.T.

October 16, 2012

This is the audition of Henry Thomas for the movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) He acted before in another movie named Raggedy Man and a TV show named The Steeler and the Pittsburgh Kid (1981) At the end of the interview a casting crew member said, and I quote “Ok kid, you got the job!”

The Goldstein Residence

October 16, 2012

Interview with James Goldstein at his home the Sheats/Goldstein Residence in LA

How to hire a freelance graphic designer

October 16, 2012

Great tips for anyone how wants to hire a freelancer.

Non-Exploding Soda Can – Cool Science Experiment

October 15, 2012

Mom always said not to play with your food, but we figure Steve wasn’t listening anyway. That’s probably how he came up with this cool demonstration that shows the secrets of air pressure. It is sure to give your friends quite a shock.

How dose the Windows XP default wallpaper scene look now?

October 14, 2012

Probably most of you know this picture from Windows XP. After all, the OS sold in more than 400 million copies from 2001 until 2006. Although it looks computer generated, this is an actual photo taken by the American photographer Charles O’Rear in 1996, when he was driving on Highway 121. Microsoft paid a lot […]

Engine-powered paragliders racing through the French Alps

October 14, 2012

Some paragliders racing through the French Alps. Beautiful footage and very nice video quality!

Martyn Ashton – Road Bike Party

October 13, 2012

This bike won the 2012 Tour de France. Now Martyn Ashton rides it in extreme conditions. Check out the video below:

The LED is 50 years old today

October 12, 2012

The LED was invented 50 years ago and Nick Holonyak (inventor) is still around and he’s talking about it. You can check out the interview below:

Nikola Tesla – Great Minds on SciShow

October 7, 2012

Nikola Tesla spoke eight languages and, at the time of his death, held over 700 patents and was being investigated by the US government for claiming to have invented a 60 million volt death ray. Tesla was an undisputed genius. You can find more videos like this on the SciShow YouTube channel.

28 series by Omer Arbel

October 7, 2012

28 is a beautifully constructed, glass blown chandelier designed and hand made in Canada. Design by Omer Arbel for Bocci.

Teen Daze “Divided Loyalties”

October 6, 2012

The album version, debuted at ISO50 here, reveals the vast space this song has traveled between recording and performance, and though high and Divided, it’s proven itself balanced and grounded.

Top 10 Outdoor Dining Spaces

October 5, 2012

Here you have a top 10 selection of the coolest outdoor dining spaces:

What if money was no object?

October 5, 2012

Everyone should watch this very inspirational video. It explains that it’s better if you choose to do what ever you like in your life and don’t choose to do a something just for the money. “Better to have a short life that is full of what you like doing then a long life spent in […]

What an Astronaut’s Camera Sees at Night

October 4, 2012

See what an astronaut sees at night. Time-lapse footage taken from the International Space Station

The Science of Procrastination – And How To Manage It

October 2, 2012

Another awesome video by AsapSCIENCE. This time the video it’s about procrastination and how you can manage it. If you are reading this, most likely you have the same problem. You are bored and can’t concentrate on doing something useful or creative. This video will provide some tips on how to stop procrastination:

Rotorua Luge In New Zealand

September 30, 2012

A very fun ride on Rotorua Luge, New Zealand:

Adobe Creative Suite Toolbar Shortcut Wallpapers

September 28, 2012

Those images are awesome, especially if you use those Adobe products every day. I believe it’s a good idea if you print them out and stick them on your wall. This way you can always see them when you need to know a shortcut. Photoshop: Illustrator: InDesign: Flash:

Containerization

September 26, 2012

This is a short film created to put some perspective on one of the most powerful yet under appreciated design patterns for large scale resilient systems. An interesting analogy drawn between containerization and information.

This cat is a jerk but also the cutest

September 25, 2012

This cat is very cute. She gets the glasses of her owner only to cuddle. The only problem I see with that is that she may associate removing glasses with receiving snuggles.

Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind

September 18, 2012

Beautiful video that explains a lot of cool and awesome facts.

The Perfect Kitchen – Logica System by Valcucine

September 15, 2012

This kitchen is awesome! Look at this design by Valcucine. They really made a beautiful and useful kitchen system. Check out the images and the video below: New Logica System – Video presentation: Via and valcucine.com

Kent Larson talking about responsive cities

September 14, 2012

For the first time in history more people live in cities than in rural areas and the trend is accelerating worldwide. In this TEDPrize City 2.0 talk Kent Larson, director of the MIT Media Lab Changing Places group, tackles the problems of increased congestion and pollution with new models for urban dwellings, shared-use vehicles, and […]

StreetPong in Hildesheim, Germany

September 12, 2012

A cool way to spend your time waiting for the light to turn green.

Searching For Sugar Man – Trailer

September 8, 2012

It’s a documentary about an American musician that nobody heard about. Nobody heard about him in America, but in South Africa, a totally different story. Right there Rodriguez he was more famous then Elvis. It seems to be a beautiful documentary with a exciting story. I’m really looking forward to watching it.

Acoustic Touch Screen Demonstration

September 6, 2012

A new kind of touch screen technology:

Spectacular table tennis skills

September 3, 2012

J.O. Waldner and J. Persson playing the most amazing and spectacular ping pong points ever!

Adobe Family

September 3, 2012

Orange Cat

September 3, 2012

Ellie Goulding – Lights – Seth G. Violin Cover

September 3, 2012

Incredibly beautiful Ellie Goulding cover on violin.

Adam’s Rib – The Wooden Boat Maker

August 31, 2012

Adam’s Rib: how one man’s work defines him. A film by James Arthurs and Cam Roden. Original music by James Arthurs.

PushingTlimits – Trailer

August 31, 2012

Thierry Donard and the Nuit de la Glisse Team are proud to present the full trailer for this years feature film, Pushing the Limits 2012. The world premiere, will be at the Grand Rex in Paris on December 7th. This will in turn be a live broadcast to many other cinema halls across Europe.

Oh Joy! – Bringing the country to the city (Video)

August 31, 2012

– We brought the country to the city. To revive the grey concrete, to break the routine and give you a moment to reflect on what we are and where we are going. Sometimes surprises just happen and we have no influence over them but we do have influence over our perception. How ready are […]