Wow – take a look at this list! BuzzFeed proves with these
1. There’s an app that translates in real time:
2. And a spoon meant to help those with Parkinson’s eat:
3. There are holograms…on ICE CREAM apps:
4. And Harry Potter-esque ads in subways:
5. There are digital libraries where one scans a QR code to get the book they want:
6. Astronauts are taking dang selfies in SPACE:
7. All this being done with a green screen:
…for better or worse.
8. Bathrooms with smart glass that obscures the bathroom when you lock it exist:
9. You know, this happened:
10. There are doors straight out of any science fiction movie:
11. Scientists are making videos out of human memories:
12. Robots are getting more realistic (and creepy) each year:
13. We get together like this now:
14. Transparent cars are in development:
15. These are all the planets we discovered this year, compared to the previous two decades:
16. I mean, check out this man’s bionic arm at work:
17. And this bionic hand at work:
18. There’s a trash can that knows where your trash is headed:
19. And cities are growing at an alarming rate. Check out Shanghai between 1987 and now:
20. An Oculus Rift is being used for 3D imaging:
21. Chemicals like this exist to reject liquid:
22. And, just a reminder, all this fits in your pocket now:
This is cool! Take a look at all the creative ways to reuse old plastic bottles. Details from Architecture and Design:
20 Creative Ways To Reuse Old Plastic Bottles
DIY recycling projects are always cool, especially when you can turn your trash into something new and useful. We’ve not written any posts about ways to recycle before, but it turns out there’s so much that you can do with recycle plastic bottles that they deserved their own post.
The PET plastic that most plastic beverage bottles are made of is a fairly useful material – it’s resilient, flexible, transparent and food safe. As such, there are probably countless applications for these bottles that will give them second lives. These 20 are a great place to start, but can you think of your own as well?
1 | Vertical Garden
2 | Chandelier
3 | Broom
4 | Beautiful Mosaic From Caps Left By Hurricane Sandy
5 | Spoon Lamp
6 | Jewelry Stand
7 | Parking Canopy
8 | Bouquet Lamp
9 | Christmas Tree
10 | Cute Planters
11 | Intricate Bottle Vase
12 | Durable Purse
13 | Sci-Fi Rocket Jet Pack
14 | Hanging Chandelier
15 | Lake Boat
16 | Solar Light Bulb
17 | Ottoman Seat
18 | Curtain
19 | Bottle Cap Decoration
20 | Napkin Ring
Photos by: Architecture & Design (via Google & Bore Panda)
Air Traffic Control towers are very cool buildings – very distinctive. From Gizmodo we see
10 Graceful Posters Immortalizing the World’s Air Traffic Control Towers
Well, this is a fascinating story. In May, Gizmodo posted a large collection of air traffic control towers—and you, the readers, added many of your own contributions in the comments. Now, the collection has helped inspire a set of beautiful posters devoted to the towers.
According to Heidi Muller, the founder of 08 Left, the set was a huge inspiration for this nice series of posters, each immortalizing a different city’s air traffic control tower. Just check out ten of the 23 posters below. I love it how these blueprint-style drawings evoke the ethereal silhouettes of ATC towers with just a few well-placed lines.
The talented graphic designers of 08 Left–Heidi and husband Ryan–are definitely huge fans of flight and air travel, you should check their other works on their site. For example, their airport posters would go well along with any of the ATC posters below.
John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City, United States
O’Hare International Airport, Chicago, United States
Sydney Kingsford Smith Airport, Sydney, Australia
Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing, China
Los Angeles International Airport, Los Angeles, United States
Madrid-Barajas Airport, Madrid, Spain
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, India
Cairo International Airport, Cairo, Egypt
Suvarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand
Abu Dhabi International Airport, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirate
Take a look at some awesome jobs of the future! Details from Manolith about:
10 Rad Jobs of the Future
Hate your job? Just sit tight for a few years. Soon, a wide range of exciting new career options will open up.
Manolith Presents 10 Rad Jobs of the Future (INFOGRAPHIC)
These are spectacular! Thanks for this great find Mary! Details from FastCo:
These Classic Statues Stretch Like A Slinky
CHINESE ARTIST LI HONGBO MIMICS CARVED PORCELAIN USING THOUSANDS OF LAYERS OF PAPER. THE RESULT NEEDS TO BE SEEN IN MOTION.
Still photographs really just don’t do Chinese artist Li Hongbo‘s paper sculptures justice. His flexible structures mimic carved porcelain using thousands of layers of paper, a feat that only becomes apparent when the busts are stretched and pulled. They’re the Slinkys of classical statuary.
Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion from Todd Martin on Vimeo.
Hongbo’s collection “Tools of Study” is currently on display at New York’s Klein Sun Gallery, his first solo show in the United States. Hongbo and the gallery worked with production company Kid Guy Collective to bring the pieces to life in “Statues in Motion,” a slow-motion short film. The busts, which look so solid upon first glance, slowly transform into layered, bending masses of paper. The result is sort of like taking a crazy acid trip right before heading to see the statue of David.
I enjoy traveling. Finding that right seat is sometimes a challenge. This cool infographic from Visual.ly has some great advice on
How to Choose The Best Airplane Seat
Air travel can be such a chore. Not only are wait times and baggage claims a seemingly unending hassle, airplanes can also be extremely uncomfortable especially on long, international trips. However, the right seat choice could make your trip a little more bearable. Here’s how to finagle the best seat on an airplane. – See more at: http://visual.ly/how-choose-best-airplane-seat
Wow – that a look at this and interact (click on it) with it to see – from Visual.ly:
The Vocal Ranges of the World’s Greatest Singers
This interactive visualization compares the vocal ranges of todays top singers with the greatest of all time. – See more at: http://visual.ly/vocal-ranges-worlds-greatest-singers