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29 Aug 13:22

Dreamlike Conceptual Self-Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre

by Christopher Jobson

Dreamlike Conceptual Self Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre surreal self portait conceptual

Dreamlike Conceptual Self Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre surreal self portait conceptual

Dreamlike Conceptual Self Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre surreal self portait conceptual

Dreamlike Conceptual Self Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre surreal self portait conceptual

Dreamlike Conceptual Self Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre surreal self portait conceptual

Dreamlike Conceptual Self Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre surreal self portait conceptual

Dreamlike Conceptual Self Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre surreal self portait conceptual

Dreamlike Conceptual Self Portraits Fused with Dance by Kylli Sparre surreal self portait conceptual

Fine art photographer Kylli Sparre (previously) has continued to create her dance-inspired photographs, almost all of which depict the artist herself in various dreamlike states and situations. Working with outdoor landscapes, and bodies of water or ice, Sparre fuses years of formal ballet training with these dramatic and performative photographs. The artist has a show in Amsterdam next month at Qlickeditions, and you can follow her work more on Facebook.

29 Aug 02:33

evangotlib: aberjona: WTF, rinse, repeat.



evangotlibaberjona: WTF, rinse, repeat.

29 Aug 02:36

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29 Aug 02:41

enginedynamicsinc: Three members of crew at work on the...



enginedynamicsinc:

Three members of crew at work on the starboard engine gantry of a Royal Navy Air Service North Sea type non-rigid airship during an anti-submarine patrol off the British coast.  1918

balls of steel

29 Aug 02:53

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29 Aug 02:55

tastefullyoffensive: Dad Joke Dog #4 (previously)







tastefullyoffensive: Dad Joke Dog #4 (previously)

29 Aug 02:56

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29 Aug 02:57

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28 Aug 20:23

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28 Aug 19:57

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28 Aug 18:33

I need a guide

by turn
28 Aug 18:00

Putin says he's not invading Ukraine. Here's a video of Putin's tanks invading Ukraine.

by Max Fisher

On Tuesday, several days after Russian self-propelled artillery moved into eastern Ukraine in what was clearlyhostile invasion that Vladimir Putin insists is not occurring, someone took a video of some very heavy tanks crashing around an eastern Ukrainian town near the rebel-held city of Luhansk. While they look suspiciously like Russian tanks sent as part of the invasion, Moscow and the pro-Russia rebels have all insisted that any heavy equipment was stolen from or abandoned by the Ukrainian military.

But now military analysts have taken a look at the video and say that at least one of the tanks could only come from the Russian military, apparently settling the issue of whether these are in fact Russian military forces.

Joseph Dempsey, an analyst with the International Institute for Strategic Studies, told the BBC that one of the tanks is something called a T-72BM, a modern variant identifiable by its special "Kontakt-5 Explosive Reactive" armor, and one that Russia has not exported but uses heavily in its own military. That is a new development, and one that suggests not just that Russia is invading, but being increasingly brazen about it.

Dempsey told the BBC, "The Soviet-era tanks operated by the separatists have until now represented those that could have been potentially acquired internally within Ukraine, providing a degree of plausible deniability to any suspected third-party supplier." That degree of plausible deniability is now gone.

28 Aug 06:45

Researchers working on nanobots that directly attack tumors to cure cancer

by Timothy J. Seppala
For all the advancements we've made with technology and medicine, a cure for cancer still eludes us. But maybe that's because we haven't enlisted nanoparticles to attack tumors just yet. New research from the University of California's Davis Cancer...
28 Aug 12:56

Mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones solved with GPS and time-lapse

by Mariella Moon
After decades of theories and attempts to solve the mystery of Death Valley's sailing stones, a trio of scientists has finally caught the process on tape. Their study started years ago, when two of them (a biologist and an engineer) hauled 15...
28 Aug 16:35

roadsworth

by seanf
28 Aug 15:00

Pajama Non-Party

by snopes@snopes.com
Cooper Griggs

whoa, can't believe no one checked this

Brouhaha over Zara clothiers offering children's pajamas resembling concentration camp uniforms.
28 Aug 17:49

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast

by Christopher Jobson

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast street art murals birds
Photo by Spencer Elzey

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast street art murals birds
Photo by Spencer Elzey

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast street art murals birds
Photo by Spencer Elzey

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast street art murals birds

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast street art murals birds

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast street art murals birds

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast street art murals birds

Murals Composed of Frenetic Linework by DALeast street art murals birds

Since we last covered work by DALeast, the artist has painted numerous pieces around the world, particularly a number of bird-themes murals in Poland, Spain, and now New York City where he just completed a towering painting of a bird clutching another bird on the side a Manhattan building. Born in China, the muralist/sculptor/painter is currently based out of Cape Town where his use of frenetic lines to compose animals, people, and other forms is almost instantly recognizable. You can follow his lastest adventures on Facebook. (via StreetArtNews)

Update: DALeast opens a solo exhibition at Jonathan Levine Gallery on September 6.

27 Aug 18:01

Flying Past Neptune's Moon Triton

Cooper Griggs

I can't even imagine actually flying in a spacecraft.

What would it look like to fly past Triton, the largest moon of planet Neptune? What would it look like to fly past Triton, the largest moon of planet Neptune?


27 Aug 15:55

A Softer World: 1146

27 Aug 11:00

Imagination Technologies will give its 'Raspberry Pi on steroids' away for free

by Daniel Cooper
Grab someone in the street and ask them about Imagination Technologies and they're more likely to run away than tell you that it's the company that designs the graphics chips for Apple's mobile devices. The company is more than just the home of...
27 Aug 12:39

Time Warner Cable says routine maintenance caused national outage

by James Trew
Cooper Griggs

I wonder if they are preparing for the Comcast merger.

Large chunks of the US will have woken up this morning in a panic. No, not a natural disaster, their Time Warner Cable internet was down. A mother-of-all-outages saw TWC's Internet service down from New York to, well, pretty much everywhere (see map...
27 Aug 15:00

Steam competitor GOG is getting into the movie selling business

by Timothy J. Seppala
The generous group over at Good Old Games is prepping to bring another medium into its trademark DRM-free digital distribution platform: movies. Starting today, you can head over to GOG.com and download or stream a handful of gaming-and-geek focused...
27 Aug 15:01

The 46-year-old sex toy Hitachi won't talk about

by Christopher Trout
1968. It was the year of the Tet Offensive; of Martin Luther King Jr.'s and Robert Kennedy's assassinations; of the Democratic National Convention riots. It was also the first time humans had photographed the Earth from deep space. It was a year of...
27 Aug 17:19

Kickstarter has a new king: Coolest, an all-in-one cooler

by Edgar Alvarez
Cooper Griggs

This does look awesome

Back when it introduced its first smartwatch, there's no doubt that Pebble took the crowdfunding world by storm. But, more than two years after Pebble broke and set new records on Kickstarter, a cooler is now doing the same. As of today, Coolest is...
27 Aug 20:30

Sound off! Do you use any speed-reading apps?

by Dave Schumaker
Speed-reading apps seem like the new weather apps. There are tons of different examples to choose from and they tout benefits that range from better memory retention to more free time and even healthier, shinier hair (one of those may not be totally...
27 Aug 21:33

Wildlife Wednesday: Silhouettes

by Arnold Chao
Cooper Griggs

some great photos!

In this week’s photo selection, we’re highlighting a spectacular picture of starlings flying in murmuration and over a dozen more exceptional shots of wildlife in their natural settings.

Murmuration and West Pier
Alan MacKenzieMurmuration and West Pier

“In February, starling murmurations gather around Brighton Pier about an hour before sunset. This means photographers miss the best lighting conditions. Use of background objects and side-lighting overcomes this late winter limitation.” – Alan MacKenzie

Mountain bluebirds silhouetted by moon Seedskadee NWR
“Mountain bluebirds migrate through Seedskadee NWR in large numbers during spring and fall migration. Many stay to nest as well. These two were some of the first spotted during spring migration.” – Tom Koerner/USFWS

Mum & bub in the sun

Grey Herons in Flight
Edd CottellGrey Herons in Flight

“With so much light bouncing off the water, it was a good chance to try some silhouettes pictures, and these Herons made some wonderful shapes when they chased each other around the lake.” – Edd Cottell

Lake Leelanau - Ducks In The Morning Mist
Ron GrafeLake Leelanau – Ducks In The Morning Mist

Elkus Maximus

Scary Encounter!
“It has been fascinating to watch the hummingbirds’ responses to honey bees this year. They are scared of them!” – ramonaj2001

Angel Hummer, #2
ramonaj2001Angel Hummer, #2
Bachelor Party
Jeffrey SullivanBachelor Party

“Several bull elk jostle for position to try to win favor with several cow elk above treeline in Rocky Mountain National Park.”

“The scene was chaos as the females tried to stay together while the males tried to separate them and chase each other away. Near the highest point in the road at an elevation of approximately 12,000 feet, the air was thin and we were all gasping for breath as the drama played out. The stalemate continued as the group disappeared over the ridge, into the sunset.” – Jeff Sullivan

Great Ocean Road
munchkinaroooGreat Ocean Road
Dripping Silhouette
jrussell.1916Dripping Silhouette

“Green heron hanging from a branch in the heavy shade that had just stretched down to get a drink of water, leaving a trail of water drops and their reflections as it lifted up to swallow.” – Jim Russell

Mantis
Simon JanMantis

“Bako National Park, Sarawak, Malaysia. I found photographing in the rainforest very challenging, because the light from sun was often greatly dimmed by the canopy. To get a better exposure of the mantis, I played with my flash for a while, but the results weren’t satisfying. In the end, I created this silhouette by keeping the mantis in the shadows and exposing on some sunlit leaves in the background.” – Simon Jan

Red Deer Silhouette
Kevin MorgansRed Deer Silhouette
Morning Calls
ryand1975Morning Calls
Misty Mornin' Cruisin' - - Viera Wetlands - - Sony A580
country67Misty Mornin' Cruisin' – – Viera Wetlands – – Sony A580

“An American Alligator cruisin’ through a pond at Viera Wetlands in Brevard County Florida on a heavily foggy morning at sunrise. . . Sony DSLR A580. . .Thanks for looking :)” – AdA Durden

This photo selection is inspired by the Wildlife Photography group.

To join this series, tweet @flickr with your favorite wildlife photos, and include the hashtag #WildlifeWednesday. And if you’d rather not tweet, simply include the same hashtag in your Flickr photo title, or tag it with WildlifeWednesday.

We look forward to seeing your contributions and featuring a new selection of your photo submissions every Wednesday here on our blog.

Previously featured for this series: Wildlife Wednesday: Butterfly wings


28 Aug 00:09

Get your car to tell you what's wrong with a $50 dongle

by Daniel Cooper
We imagine that the blind terror that we experience when visiting an auto shop is the same when a car mechanic visits Best Buy. After all, to us, that check engine light represents a multitude of problems that send most of us into a panic. That's the...
28 Aug 00:51

NASA's massive Space Launch System rocket is slated for a 2018 launch

by Chris Velazco
Upstarts like SpaceX might get most of the attention, but let's not forget that NASA -- you know, the folks who actually put 12 guys on the moon -- isn't done pushing to explore the heavens just yet. Case in point: the agency is working on a whopper...
27 Aug 13:16

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by kleeft
27 Aug 15:52

b3ta.com board

by coccu