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Impressive 3D Sculptures Made of Suspended Sewing Buttons EmailEmail Miami-based artist Augusto Esquivel creates something grand from something seemingly insignificant and small: he builds amazing 3D sculptures out of thousands of sewing buttons. Augusto carefully attaches them to a fishing line and constructs things like harp, piano, cello, or a marry-go-round horse. The artist is intrigued by the idea how “a common object used to create a piece of art becomes transformed into something complicated and intriguing.” Check out his stunning work and be sure to visit his website for more!

Collection Of Very Rare Optical Illusion To Hypnotize You Home » Odd Stuff » Collection Of Very Rare Optical Illusion To Hypnotize You Illusions are always mind freaking. An optical illusion (also called a visual illusion) is characterized by visually perceived images that differ from objective reality. The information gathered by the eye is processed in the brain to give a perception that does not tally with a physical measurement of the stimulus source. There are three main types: literal optical illusions that create images that are different from the objects that make them, physiological ones that are the effects on the eyes and brain of excessive stimulation of a specific type (brightness, colour, size, position, tilt, movement), and cognitive illusions, the result of unconscious inferences. Today we have collected very rare and outstanding examples of optical illusion.

Russia meteor virtually impossible to see coming Scientists have begun piecing together the characteristics of the meteor that exploded over Russia on the morning of February 15, using data from seismic instruments that track earthquakes and microphones designed to detect sonic booms from nuclear explosions. Unlike the asteroid DA14, which narrowly but predictably missed Earth later that day, the meteor was too small to detect before its contrail appeared in the dawn skies over the Russian city of Chelyabinsk. Yet even an object too small to detect can produce an impressive amount of destruction.

2011 November 15 - Orange Sun Scintillating Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer. 2011 November 15 Explanation: Our Sun is becoming a busy place. Experiments Device Loop Animation View the device loop A device loop animation that I created for the new slid.es home page. Flexing Pagination View Flexing Pagination A UI experiment with pagination arrows that "flex" when you hover or press them. Unusual Long Exposure Firework Photographs by David Johnson While attending the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada earlier this month photographer David Johnson had his camera in hand to document the night. When Spain’s entry into the competition begin he decided to try something a little different resulting in the photos you see here which are unlike any long exposure firework shots I’ve ever seen. Via email David tells me how he accomplished the effect: The technique I used was a simple refocus during the long exposure. Each shot was about a second long, sometimes two. I’d start out of focus, and when I heard the explosion I would quickly refocus, so the little stems on these deep sea creature lookalikes would grow into a fine point.

Top 15 Useless websites on Earth to kill your time and the Award Goes to Feeling Bored and want to kill some time. Here are the list of 25 useless websites to do that. Before seeing them i never knew they really existed. Just Check out the list of Top useless websites on earth which make you wonder why the hell they are made and who made them. No Matter what you think about them after visiting their URL, but, they are still there. PointerPointer

The American Indian Souvenir Playing Cards, ca. 1900. “Fifty-three of the best photographs of the homes and faces of the Pueblo Indians, taken in the last few years by A. C. Vroman of Pasadena, are ingeniously arranged and excellently reproduced for The American Indian Souvenir Playing-Cards; and a zarape in colors illuminates the back of each card. Balls Path tracing is a realistic lighting algorithm that simulates light bouncing around a scene. This path tracer uses WebGL for realtime performance and supports diffuse, mirrored, and glossy surfaces. The path tracer is continually rendering, so the scene will start off grainy and become smoother over time. Nudge Select 1 of 8 different Sound Patterns from the small Matrixes icons on the right. Use your mouse to draw notes on each 16 Step Matrix. Adjust the volume of the iNudge. Click MORE for advanced adjustment abilities. For each Pattern, adjust Volume, Mute, Clear, or set Audio Pan from Left to Right. Click on the Tempo numbers and click up or down to change the overall Tempo.

17 Web Toys for Your Procrastination Pleasure Sometimes you need to take a break from work and just veg out by doing something mindless and pleasant. TV or a game of solitaire is good for that, but both require a set time commitment. There are hundreds of alternatives on the internet in the form of web toys. A Song of Ice and Fire This article is about the series of novels. For the television adaptation, see Game of Thrones. A Song of Ice and Fire is a series of epic fantasy novels by the American novelist and screenwriter George R. R. The Cloth Simulator A little more detail: What makes this simulation special is the speed at which everything is computed. Javascript (the language this is written in) is not exactly the most efficient language for this type of computation. This being said, much time was spent squeezing out every little detail that slows things down.

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