Pure e‑powered hybrid sports car pron. Porsche 918. The 12 minute PR video. Ignore that crack about moderate driving style. You’re gonna need a smoke after this one.
First comment for the win. “German guy in Switzerland builds an American bike and gives it a Spanish name.: El marinero borracho. Shovel head with gold leaf? it’s kinda cool though.
Matte black, not-really an Indian but … swoon.
Science and Tech
Another stab at algae based fuels. This one mimicking the process of creating oil from dinosaurs. Sort of.
Image making always finds a use for existing technologies and pushes to find new one. In this demo reel, immersive media pushes it’s new imLive 360 experience. Pan around and catch the blast flashes as you watch Texas Stadium come down around your ears. No music just explosions.
Art, Images, and Design
ID — nice design using human gesture to control lighting. A desk lamp worth having.
Okay, this is a little mind boggling. In 1883 the circus came to Colchester VT . Posters were put up every where. Including one house where they were quickly covered up with new siding. And there they stood, until 1991 when the owners of the house decided it was time to do something about the decaying siding. Off came the old siding and what was seen? The circus posters. Northeast Document Conservation Center’s website walks you through the process of taking the posters down and preserving them. As well as the circus intrigue that their work revealed! Video slide show on site and a link to the flickr set with commentary.
Christopher Walken — dead sexy.
off you go my freaky darlings,
Plywood paddler for the junior set. Funny how much the logo looks like Harley Davidson from a distance. Cute though.
1923 BMW factory floor. Lots more vintage in the Vintage Motorbikes Flickr pool but beware of bad captions, and wild ass guesses as to makes and models.
Scroll down once for hot girl in short skirt on a real rocket of a bike. And I love how the cape stays fully extended while she’s sitting still on the desk. Yeah — it’s a Japanese superhero toy. (SFW)
1937 Harley bobber. Another fab Danish builder, Customs from Jamesville.
Science and Technology
A look at what’s under Niagara Falls. In 1969 the Army Corps of Engineers stopped the water flow over the falls in order to be able to inspect and buttress up, if necessary, the rock face. In the comments look for Blatanville he’s got more info. Bitchin’ pics.
If you’ve got a stream with decent flow (7.5 ft/sec) you can have 500 watts of electricity from a device that weights 25 pounds. Very useful. (7.5 ft/sec is about 8 miles/hour — which is pretty fast for a big river but not so fast for a creek or stream.)
Testing structures and new designs for resistance to earthquakes at UNC’s Constructed Facilities Lab. Cruise the gallery for a look at current reasearch and projects. Lots of big (red) machines.
Art. Images, and Design
Creepy little hand-made character dolls. In that quaint Dickensian nightmare vein.
I’m claiming this is art. Scanning microscope images of the grooves in an LP. Images 2 and 3 look like the geography of memory.
These are hysterical. Old photos with modern goofy, think Cartoon Channel kid’s show, characters photoshopped in. Rellano de Mono from Chile. (His personal website is down. Not surprising. I hope he is safe.)
A friendly reminder that it’s not about the gear or the jargon or even the technical prowess, but the seeing. A mediation on what it means to be a professional (photographer) or an amateur. Applies to all artists.
that is all