Wednesday, April 23, 2014

conflictingheart:

the waitomo caves of new zealand’s northern island, formed two million years ago from the surrounding limestone bedrock, are home to an endemic species of bioluminescent fungus gnat (arachnocampa luminosa, or glow worm fly) who in their larval stage produce silk threads from which to hang and, using a blue light emitted from a modified excretory organ in their tails, lure in prey who then become ensnared in sticky droplets of mucus.

photos from spellbound waitomo tours, forevergone, blue polaris, and martin rietze. (more cave photos) (more bioluminescence photos)

fer1972:

The Blue Girl by Sungown

emeraaldnymph:

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(Source: innocenttmaan)

thegoblinmarketofficial:

Card of Misfortune: “Shop Around”One of the features of The Goblin Market live event is the chance to win a Card of Misfortune from one of our games or in trade for something valuable… like confessing what your favorite color is, your worst fears, or the name of your first love.Here is an example of one. Do share it with a friend or two.Do check out our next live event, The Goblin Market presents The Carnival Obscura at The Steampunk World’s Fair on May 16th in Piscataway, NJ.

thegoblinmarketofficial:

Card of Misfortune: “Shop Around”

One of the features of The Goblin Market live event is the chance to win a Card of Misfortune from one of our games or in trade for something valuable… like confessing what your favorite color is, your worst fears, or the name of your first love.

Here is an example of one. Do share it with a friend or two.

Do check out our next live event, The Goblin Market presents The Carnival Obscura at The Steampunk World’s Fair on May 16th in Piscataway, NJ.

imgfave:

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vimeo:

Here’s a great way to celebrate Earth Day.

Learn how filmmaker Ryan Staake used a drone and seven GoPros to create an epic 360° video of our beautiful planet.

sheepishrat:

I’m having some feelings about Scotland today, so here are some thistles I’ve met at Dirleton Castle, Princes Street Gardens, and the Salisbury Crags.

txchnologist:

The Chance To Dance Again

by Michael Keller

We highlighted the TED talk of Hugh Herr a couple of weeks ago. But his work is too important and beautiful to leave to just one post.

The MIT associate professor of media arts and sciences is making prosthetic limbs and exoskeletons that restore function in those who have lost legs from injury or disease. This set of gifs focuses on his team’s BiOM powered ankle and foot prosthesis

"Bionics is not only about making people stronger and faster," he said during the talk. "Our expression, our humanity can be embedded into electromechanics."

To prove his point, Herr and fellow researchers studied dance movement to replace the lower leg that professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis lost after last year’s Boston marathon bombing. He concluded his talk by bringing Haslet-Davis on the stage to perform a bionic rumba. 

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generic-art:

Lost Highway (1997) dir. David Lynch

generic-art:

Lost Highway (1997) dir. David Lynch

(Source: tinanoire)

staceythinx:

The Midnight Planétarium watch was a collaboration between Van Cleef & Arpels and Christiaan van der Klaauw. The watch is made of 396 separate parts and features the six closest planets orbiting the sun in real time (Uranus and Neptune were left out because you probably won’t live long enough to see either one complete a full orbit).

(Source: kathiedra)


To discovering by Vincent Bourilhon |(Website)

To discovering by Vincent Bourilhon |(Website)