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Flip Book Animation
This is the coolest flip book animation example we've see so far:
Today's pictures & links:
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Darth Vader / Death Star Transformer
Russian "Flying Saucer"
Experimental one-seat glider "Diskoplan-2" from 1962. Disc-like wing is 5 meter diameter, weight - 240 kg.
(image credit: gennadiy-spb)
...stands in the "Exploratorium" museum in San Francisco:
(image credit: Exploratorium)
World's Highest Bungee Jump
We linked previously to the world's highest natural bungee jump video here. However, the highest jump from a bridge would be at Bloukrans, a couple hundred kms south of Victoria falls in South Africa:
(apparently, the first rebound leaves you falling from a higher point than the 2nd highest bungee in the world)
Watch video of this jump here
More images are at Face Adrenalin site. (thanks, Jono)
Mixed fresh links for today:
Gorgeous Castle Hotels - [architecture]
Historic Decay: Great Urban Exploration - [abandoned]
Ridiculously Extreme Coffins - [weird]
Enormous Crater on the Martian Moon Phobos - [space pic]
Turn your old speaker into... design coolness - [useful]
Space Debris Illustrated (scroll down) - [space]
xkcd tribute to Calvin & Hobbes - [funny]
Cities of the Underworld (new History Channel series) - [video]
The Dangers of Being a TV News Reporter - [fun video]
The World Needs More Awesomeness
Andy sent us this tip:
"Jaimie Mantzel is on a quest to build a giant robot. He's built a plastic fully functional model and now is in the middle of building a 12 foot tall aluminum monster that can be driven by a person. Jaimie is the very definition of the rogue mad scientist - with his crude but often hilarious video updates that highlight his progress and current bodily injury count. Not one to accept conventional means of design and construction, if he doesn't have the right tool... he builds the tool. My favorite part of the whole thing is his reason for building it, "To bring more awesomeness into the world".
Check out his site and video updates - Click Here
Speaking of awesomeness, this picture has plenty of it:
The Trees Are Getting Hungry
More Art made from Old Books
An interesting addition to our "Unusual Book Sculptures" article:
Mike Stilkey just had an art show in Switzerland - check out his cool time-lapse video of painting-in-progress.
He gets a stack of old books, and makes a moody sculpture out of them:
Some of the pieces are available for purchase here
Another neat barcode
Update to "Creative Barcodes" article. Spotted on a box of Puma 1000 motorcycle racing boots:
(image credit: Luca)
Probably used for wheat and barley drying in vintage agriculture. Or spreading bugs and propaganda.
(image credit: M. Shalimov)
Finally, courtesy of Jeff VanderMeer and Tachyon Publications:
STEAMPUNK ANTHOLOGY OFFER:
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Shipping outside the United States will be by Global Priority Mail: $9.50 to Canada and $11.00 to our friends in Europe. In addition, books ordered through this offer will arrive signed by the editors. Signed and personalized…they will even draw little zeppelins!
What might one expect to find within the covers of this anthology? Metal men, clattering clogs, hydraulic horrors, dashing daredevils, corseted courtesans, and, of course, many and various airships—along with all the thrills and rarified pleasures that you could ever hope to enjoy.
Steampunk features work from Michael Chabon, Neal Stephenson, James P. Blaylock, Joe R. Lansdale, Mary Gentle, Ted Chiang, Michael Moorcock, Jay Lake, Molly Brown, Stepan Chapman, Ian R. MacLeod, Rachel Pollack, Paul Di Filippo, Rick Klaw, Jess Nevins and Bill Baker. In addition, a recommended reading list and other resources are included for your further reading enjoyment.
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And, of course, don't miss The New Weird anthology, ed. by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer at Tachyon Publications
(Anthology's MySpace page with a weird insect video in it.)
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