Study Reveals How Magic Works. Scientists are figuring out how magicians fool our brains in research that also helps uncover how our mind actually works.
A great deal of what scientists now understand about how the human visual system works stems from research into our susceptibility to optical illusions. A 5-minute drivelapse of the country. Eye Tricks: Gallery of Optical Illusions. NASA time-lapse of Earth is actually mesmerizing. Every time I see a time-lapse film, I think one thing: "They're about to sell me a car.
" Yet this particular piece of footage, taken from the International Space Station between August and October this year, is curiously mesmerizing. Taken with a special low-light 4K camera, it manages to show the world as, well, other-worldly. Earth | Time Lapse View from Space | Fly Over | Nasa, ISS from Michael König on Vimeo. C3 Technologies' 3D Mapping Looks Freaking Amazing. What could be better than Google Maps?
C3 Technologies' stunning 3D city displays, which let you rotate, zoom and pan through the city as if you'd modeled it all on your computer. Jonas Pfeil & Team's Amazing Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera. Totally brilliant: That there is the Throwable Panoramic Ball Camera, developed by Jonas Pfeil, Kristian Hildebrand, Carsten Gremzow, Bernd Bickel, and Marc Alexa of the Computer Graphics Group at TU Berlin as a thesis project.
The working device incorporates 36 2-megapixel cameras harvested from cell phones and contains an accelerometer in its center. Trippy Multidirectional Face Illusions. Venezuelan artist Jesús González Rodríguez has a project called 1/2 that features strange Photoshopped portrait illusions.
They each show half a face, but is that face looking to the left or towards the camera? Boost Your WiFi Signal Using Only a Beer Can. I love a good hack, especially one that requires me to throw back a cold one before hand (or during).
This simple wifi boost has actually been shown to increase signal strength by at least 2 to 4 bars. And, well, I will drink to that. These instructions came to us via WikiHow and we think they are most definitely worth checking out. But here is the most important question: what kind of beer will you use? The Hidden Infrastructure of the Internet - Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg - Video. The Internet is more than just a series of tubes, but how many people can actually describe the physical structure of the networks we use every day?
Andrew Blum argues in "Tunisia, Egypt, and Miami: The Importance of Internet Choke Points" that the hubs that connect this "network of networks" are incredibly vital, and vulnerable, whether located in Egypt or the U.S. Ben Mendelsohn explores this subject in Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors, a short documentary created for his masters thesis at the New School. He takes us inside 60 Hudson Street in New York City, a nondescript building that houses one of the major nodes of the Internet on the east coast. Bundled, Buried and Behind Closed Doors - Video. The Internet is more than just a series of tubes, but how many people can actually describe the physical structure of the networks we use every day?
Andrew Blum argues in "Tunisia, Egypt, and Miami: The Importance of Internet Choke Points" that the hubs that connect this "network of networks" are incredibly vital, and vulnerable, whether located in Egypt or the U.S. Ben Mendelsohn explores this subject in Bundled, Buried & Behind Closed Doors, a short documentary created for his masters thesis at the New School. He takes us inside 60 Hudson Street in New York City, a nondescript building that houses one of the major nodes of the Internet on the east coast.
In an interview below, he talks about the making of the film and why these structures matter. The Atlantic: What motivated you to research Internet infrastructure? Surf Video Suspends Time Like 'The Matrix' - Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg - Video. 10 Cases of Spontaneous Human Combustion. Every serious fire expert will tell you that spontaneous human combustion is a myth (this includes my cousin who is one of the two main Fire Marshalls for Baltimore City).
Every single case that has been studied forensically has proven that there was an external ignition source and that the person burned inside of a small, tightly sealed room where their body essentially smoldered but could not fully ignite due to limited oxygen, that's why the rest of the room doesn't burn. Most times they are either drunk, unconscious, enfeebled or had some other situation like they actually died of natural causes and fell into an ignition source (fireplace, candle, etc.) which started them burning. 21st-Century China - Alan Taylor - In Focus. China, the most populous country (1.3 billion people) and the second-largest economy in the world, is a vast, dynamic nation that continues to grow and evolve in the 21st century.
Recent events in China include a successful satellite launch that lays the groundwork for a space station, the completion of a massive skyscraper in a rather small village, the 26th Universiade games for student athletes, the celebration of National Day, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and much more. This collection is only a small view of the people and places in China over the past several weeks. [49 photos] Use j/k keys or ←/→ to navigate Choose: Chinese artist Liu Bolin waits for his colleagues to put a finishing touch on him to blend into rows of soft drinks in his artwork entitled "Plasticizer" to express his speechlessness at use of plasticizer in food additives, in his studio at the 798 Art District in Beijing, China, on August 10, 2011.
Office workers are seen in a building in Shanghai, on September 21, 2011. "It walks like it shit itself" -Karl Pilkington : funny. Welcome to r/Funny: You may only post if you are funny. hover for details Want to see /r/funny with these posts? Click here! Looking for something else? 10 Life Lessons from Esquire's "What I've Learned" Interviews. By Kirstin Butler. I Make Things - Bre Pettis Blog - The Cult of Done Manifesto. Dear Members of the Cult of Done, I present to you a manifesto of done.
This was written in collaboration with Kio Stark in 20 minutes because we only had 20 minutes to get it done. The Cult of Done Manifesto. Mapping European Stereotypes. By Maria Popova. Glorious Retrofuture from Japan. Octopus. Fish Photographed Using Tools to Eat. By Mark Brown, Wired UK Professional diver Scott Gardner has captured what are believed to be the first images of a wild fish using a tool.