Friday, July 31, 2009

"Former lab worker accused of destroying research project"

LAT:

Investigators say she removed more than 4,000 cryogenically frozen crystal protein samples from cold storage on July 18. The samples thawed over that weekend and were ruined.

Learn to dance like Peanuts characters




Accordion foldouts by Candy Chang and Kyra Porada show how to dance like Peanuts characters.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Hand-crafted Adventure Time weapons



The Adventure Time crew posted a gallery of hand-crafted weapons. Pictured is a sea urchin mace by Sevonne Tuvia.

Meet the heroes and villains of the European Union



You can learn more about Captain Euro, Dr. D.Vider, and the rest of the characters here.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Promotional gauntlet



OneMannBand:

2008 New Business mailer sent to the Royal Armouries.
The carving in the wooden box reads "Are you up for the challenge?" When opened, the box reveals a rather unique paper gauntlet and a scroll, both sitting carefully on a red velvet cushion. The gauntlet reads "Pit OneMannBrand against your current creative and see who comes out on top. The gauntlet, though made of paper, is constructed with pins that allow it to move exactly as a real gauntlet would. Its engineering took some time and a couple of test dummies to get right but everyone who has seen it thus far has been impressed.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Lost University merchandise




You can buy merchandise from "Lost University" here.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Alice in Wonderland Experience photo gallery




Great gallery of photos of the Alice in Wonderland Experience at Comic-Con.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The wizarding world's Roomba



Meet the Broomba, which does move around, but unfortunately does not clean. On sale for $40 here.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Plush tauntaun and frozen Luke



By Heidi Kenney.

"It’s the exact same room, and it will be repeated again and again, throughout numerous structures around the world – but it will be done without any public acknowledgement that the rooms exist"

"These rooms’ presence inside the buildings will thus be kept a secret; no one will know that they exist, let alone where they all might be."

A peephole that watches you



Victor Konovalov designed a door calld "Kutuzov's Eye" that has a rotating, light-up eye as a peephole, and an ear on the inside, which serves as the intercom's speaker:






You can see much more of his work here and here.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Mike Kelley's "Kandors"





Mike Kelley created a series of art pieces based on the bottle city of Kandor.  The exhibition was originally shown at the Jablonka Galerie in Berlin in 2007

Saturday, July 4, 2009

An evolutionary reason for depression

A recent study indicates that the evolutionary reason for depression is that we feel depression when we realize a goal is unobtainable. Being depressed convinces us to abandon an unreachable goal, during the depressed phase, we conserve energy and devise a new goal, and then we can put our stored energy to good use pursuing the new goal.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009