A Logaritmical Spiral Appears Around a Wet Tennis Ball Photographed by Arvin Rahimzadeh

A Logaritmical Spiral Appears Around a Wet Tennis Ball Photographed by Arvin Rahimzadeh water high speed balls

This is a great high speed capture by photographer Arvin Rahimzadeh who snapped a photo of this spinning, water-soaked tennis ball that exemplifies the geometry behind a golden Logaritmical spiral. Neat!

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Vintage Camera Lens Bracelets by SDPNT

Vintage Camera Lens Bracelets by SDPNT jewelry cameras

Vintage Camera Lens Bracelets by SDPNT jewelry cameras

Stefaan duPont over at SDPNT is making some wonderful one-of-a-kind cuffs from old camera lenses. Every bracelet is completely unique and can’t be duplicated. The store opened for the first time about two hours ago, so check it out. (via notcot)

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Night Stroll: Geometric Lightscapes Animated on the Streets of Tokyo by Tao Tajima

Night Stroll: Geometric Lightscapes Animated on the Streets of Tokyo by Tao Tajima Tokyo music video light digital animation

Night Stroll: Geometric Lightscapes Animated on the Streets of Tokyo by Tao Tajima Tokyo music video light digital animation

Night Stroll: Geometric Lightscapes Animated on the Streets of Tokyo by Tao Tajima Tokyo music video light digital animation

Night Stroll: Geometric Lightscapes Animated on the Streets of Tokyo by Tao Tajima Tokyo music video light digital animation

Night Stroll is a lovely animated short by Tao Tajima. Various light figures are seen interacting with locations around Tokyo, I can’t begin to guess how this was all planned, shot and animated and there is almost no information about it online, but it’s remarkable nonetheless. (via be con in riot)

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The Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter Wins the AHS Sikorsky Prize

The Atlas Human Powered Helicopter Wins the AHS Sikorsky Prize science helicopters flight

The Igor I. Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was established in 1980 by the American Helicopter Society to help foster the creation of the first human-powered helicopter. To win the prize a team of engineers would have to build a helicopter powered solely by a human that would achieve a flight duration of 60 seconds, reach an altitude of 3 meters (9.8 ft), while remaining in a 10 meter (32.8 ft) square. The first attempt wouldn’t even leave the ground until 1989 when the Da Vinci III built by students Cal Poly San Luis Obispo flew for 7.1 seconds.

Over 33 years have passed since the creation of the AHS Sikorsky Prize and dozens teams have tried to win it. Finally, on June 13th of this year the AeroVelo team from the University Of Toronto managed to fly their Atlas Human-Powered Helicopter for 64.1 seconds, reaching an altitude of 11 feet (3.3 meters). The Atlas is a mammoth four rotor helicopter that despite measuring 154 feet (47 meters) across weighs only 119 pounds. The results were just verified this morning and the AeroVelo team was officially declared the winners of the $250,000 award. Watch the record-breaking flight above and read more over on the Huffington Post. Surely Da Vinci is fist-pumping in his grave.

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Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans

Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans taxidermy sculpture multiples guns animals

Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans taxidermy sculpture multiples guns animals

Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans taxidermy sculpture multiples guns animals

Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans taxidermy sculpture multiples guns animals

Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans taxidermy sculpture multiples guns animals

Urban Herd: Air Rifle BB Taxidermy by Courtney Timmermans taxidermy sculpture multiples guns animals

Using thousands of air rifle BBS artist Courtney Timmermans creates impressive taxidermy heads of wild animals. The body of work titled Urban Herd will be on view here in Chicago starting tomorrow at Jean Albano Gallery and will run through August 24th.

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The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake

The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake trees lighting light installation documentary

The Chandelier Tree of Silver Lake trees lighting light installation documentary

Several years ago Los Angeles-based airbrush make-up artist, photographer and designer Adam Tenenbaum was bequeathed several large vintage chandeliers that he thought might look good in his home, but to his dismay they were a bit too large. Then an idea struck him: why not hang a few in the giant tree in his front yard. The Chandelier Tree was born. Filmmaker Colin Kennedy passed the tree almost daily for nearly six years and finally decided to sit down the Tenenbaum to shoot this short documentary about this strange and beautiful tree. (via kuriositas, boing boing)

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Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab

Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab sugar food 3d printing

Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab sugar food 3d printing

Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab sugar food 3d printing

Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab sugar food 3d printing

Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab sugar food 3d printing

Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab sugar food 3d printing

Beautiful 3D Printed Objects Made of Sugar by the Sugar Lab sugar food 3d printing

The brainchild of Los Angeles architects Kyle and Liz von Hasseln, The Sugar Lab has adapted modern 3D printing technology to produce high-end edible objects for use on wedding cakes or table centerpieces. Recent graduates from the Southern California Institute of Architecture, the pair have developed a printing method that uses a mixture of sugar and alcohol that prints in layers. While the objects seen here are made using regular sugar, they hope to eventually create flavored mixtures that could be used for more complex pastry decorations, typographical treatments, or even functional objects that can later be eaten.

You can read more about the project over on Dezeen, and follow their progress on Facebook.

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