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27 Jul 18:00

Hattori Hanzō Katana (Kill Bill) build (video)

by Jessica
Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez

Cool video from AWE me on forging the sword from Kill Bill.

Every other Monday, our team of blacksmiths and craftsman will be building some of your favorite weapons, and some weapons that you’ve never seen before. This week, we’re using traditional techniques to forge Hattori Hanzō’s Katana wielded by Black Mamba in Kill Bill.

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29 Jul 01:43

Elio Motors crowdfunds $25 million to build its 84 mpg 3-wheeler

by Autoblog
Well, that didn't take long. After a month of asking for individual investors to pony up some money through the crowdfunding site StartEngine, Elio Motors announced today that it has reached the $25 million level. Now, that doesn't mean that Elio jus...
30 Jul 23:38

Need Input!

by mistercampos
31 Jul 03:44

MAN WITH A SPADE - dribbblepopular: Inside Out...

by reindesign
31 Jul 01:34

NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor

by Andrew Tarantola
NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia constellatio...
31 Jul 05:00

Comic for 2015.07.31

31 Jul 02:31


31 Jul 02:34


Cooper Griggs

Go home cow.

31 Jul 02:37


29 Jul 15:00

Cecil the Lion

Cooper Griggs

Can we just stop killing Africa's wild animals all together please?

NEWS: Walter Palmer, an American dentist, is accused of illegally killing Cecil the Lion after luring him out of a Zimbabwean game reserve.
29 Jul 03:20

Nokia's virtual reality camera is designed for filmmakers

by Mariella Moon
Nokia has just revealed a new camera for filmmakers called OZO that can capture virtual reality videos. But unlike similar devices from GoPro and Samsung unveiled in the past months, it's not a flattened circle with cameras but a spherical ball-like ...
29 Jul 04:34

Japanese scientists fire the world's most powerful laser

by Andrew Tarantola
A team of researchers from Osaka University recently fired the most powerful laser on the planet: a 2 petawatt pulse, that's 2 quadrillion watts, albeit for just one trillionth of a second. It's called the LFEX (Laser for Fast Ignition Experiments) a...
30 Jul 21:09

Facebook made a solar-powered plane to deliver internet

by Edgar Alvarez
Cooper Griggs

That center section is reminiscent of the stealth bomber.

Facebook started teasing its internet-beaming planes last year, but now we're seeing one that it actually built. Pictured above is Aquila, a solar-powered, 140-foot unmanned plane that's designed to deliver internet connectivity from altitudes of 60,...
29 Jul 19:20

Netflix synthesizes a brainwave symphony for 'Sense8'

by Andrew Tarantola
Netflix's new sci-fi adventure, Sense8, follows eight people who suddenly develop psychic powers with each other. To commemorate the series, which is directed by The Matrix's Wachowski siblings, Netflix teamed up with J. Michael Straczynski, the guy ...
30 Jul 00:25

Some of the cars on Uber's maps don't really exist

by Jon Fingas
Cooper Griggs

LOL! I always wondered about that.

If you've ever wondered why Uber will show you a horde of available cars but still quote you an oddly long wait time for a ride, you now have an explanation: some of those cars don't exist. Motherboard has learned through a study that the app's map a...
30 Jul 01:29

NASA crashed another Cessna to improve emergency locators

by Andrew Tarantola
Cooper Griggs

Gads that's a painful photo to see.

Engineers at NASA's Langley Research Center have completed the second phase of a project that aims to improve the reliability of Emergency Location Transmitters (ELTs). These devices are meant to send your coordinates to emergency responders after a ...
30 Jul 05:52

AT&T rejects $100 million fine, claims it followed the rules

by Mariella Moon
Cooper Griggs

The gall of these corporations.

AT&T refuses to pay the FCC the $100 million fine it got slapped with, claiming that it didn't keep data throttling a secret from its subscribers at all. Ma Bell was given with such a hefty penalty, because the agency determined that it slowed down s...
30 Jul 03:13

(via orchid-ink)

(via orchid-ink)

29 Jul 08:04

Got my #burningman #goggles (at Mar Vista, Los Angeles)

Got my #burningman #goggles (at Mar Vista, Los Angeles)

30 Jul 10:06

Amazon snaps up former 'Top Gear' trio for new motoring show

by Daniel Cooper
Amazon has announced that it's signed a deal with ousted Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond for a new motoring show. The stars of the popular BBC franchise left the program earlier this year when Clarkson was fired as ...
30 Jul 11:41

CA offers $75,000 to catch firefighter-interrupting drone pilots

by Mariella Moon
Cooper Griggs

"Catch" More like shoot out of the sky.

Officials in California's San Bernardino County are tired of drones grounding their airborne firefighting efforts, that's why they've decided to take action. They're now offering a total of $75,000 in rewards to catch the pilots who flew their UAVs o...
30 Jul 13:58

Google's testing pollution-sensing gear in its Street View cars

by Daniel Cooper
A firm that builds environmental sensors is teaming up with Google to turn Street View cars into mobile pollution sniffers. Three of the search engine's mapping vehicles have been equipped with hardware to measure harmful compounds in the atmosphere ...
30 Jul 14:15

Military drone helped look for missing schoolteacher

by Mariella Moon
The Air National Guard has sent a drone -- an actual MQ-9 Reaper and not a small hobbyist machine -- to help find a missing schoolteacher in San Francisco. He was last seen riding his blue motorcycle on July 17th. The drone was deployed on Wednesday ...
30 Jul 13:36


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Cooper Griggs

Hell of a selfie extension there

30 Jul 17:00

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30 Jul 15:00


Fact Check: Is Kansas City, Missouri home to an unusual subterranean complex known as Subtropolis?
30 Jul 04:55

Photographer Stephen Orlando Captures the Movement of Musicians Through Light Painting

by Kate Sierzputowski
Bach Cello Suite No. 1 Prelude

Bach Cello Suite No. 1 Prelude

Photographer Stephen Orlando (previously) captures the nearly imperceptible movement one makes when quickly sliding a bow along strings, the senses typically drawn to the sounds rather than appearance of the instrument being played. By using carefully placed LED lights and a long exposure Orlando can track these movements through space, following arms and bows with light trails that extend out from the body and instrument. These bright ghostly marks are captured through his photographic technique and not altered with Photoshop, making their distinct patterns all the more spectacular.

The Ontario-based artist was inspired by the lighting painter Gjon Mili, who also experimented with violins in 1952. Orlando explains:

A relative motion between the performer and camera must exist for the light trails to move through the frame. I found it easier to move the camera instead of the performer. The LEDs are programmed to change color to convey a sense of time. The progression of time is from left to right in the viola and violin photos and from top to bottom in the cello photos. Each photo is a single exposure and the light trails have not been manipulated in post processing.

You can see more of Orlando’s lit rainbow pieces on his Instagram and Facebook.

Viola III

Viola III

Violin I

Violin I

Seitz Concerto No. 2, 3rd Movement

Seitz Concerto No. 2, 3rd Movement

Viola - Bach Cello Suite No. 1 - Three Bowings

Viola – Bach Cello Suite No. 1 – Three Bowings