Lightsaber Cat vs. Dogs

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Lightsaber Cat vs. Dogs

This is the ultimate fight, bar none. The Fate of the Universe, or this particular cat in this universe, depends on the outcome of this battle. Impressive, for sure... but I am not sure that this cat even needs a lightsaber to defend itself. These dogs are surely doomed -


Today's pictures & links:

"Atmospheric Processor": Telemax telecom tower in Hanover, wrapped in fog...

This may not be the most impressive cyberpunk (or steampunk) image you're going to see all week... but it's got this incredible atmosphere that might spur you to hunt for more images of this kind... or even go exploring with your camera to find equally mysterious spots:

(image credit: C-BC-O)


Hang On, We're Moving!!

(image credit: Ken Yuel)

Ken Yuel was able to photograph this mother squirrel's move to a new neighborhood in Winnipeg, as she carried each of her seven babies along the top of his fence...


Unseen Titanic: New Detailed Photographs of Titanic Unveiled

The first complete views of the legendary wreck - presented by National Geographic magazine commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic - offer a comprehensiveness of detail never seen before (the optical mosaics each consist of 1,500 high-resolution images rectified using sonar data):

"With her rudder cleaving the sand and two propeller blades peeking from the murk, Titanic’s mangled stern rests on the abyssal plain, 1,970 feet south of the more photographed bow" -

(image credit: COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Geographic)

"Two of Titanic’s engines lie exposed in a gaping cross section of the stern. Draped in “rusticles”—orange stalactites created by iron-eating bacteria—these massive structures, four stories tall, once powered the largest moving man-made object on Earth." -

(image credit: COPYRIGHT© 2012 RMS TITANIC, INC; Produced by AIVL, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, National Geographic)

The images were captured by three state-of-the-art robotic vehicles that flew at various altitudes above the wreck site in long, pre-programmed swaths... High-definition optical cameras snapped hundreds of images a second. “Here, in the sweep of a computer mouse, is the entire wreck of the Titanic — every bollard, every davit, every boiler,” writes author Hampton Sides. The article can be found here, along with a photo gallery here.


Mixed fresh links for today:

Truly Gargantuan Snake Found - [fascinating]
Best Headline News We Had Last Week - [deep, deep science]
China's Village of Millionaires - [interesting]
Tree Trunks Burst Thru the Walls - [wow art]
Ten Billion Earths is a Possibility! - [space]
What Happens in Internet Minute? - [great infographic]
New Camouflage to Fool Face-Recognition Software - [geek]
Incredible Collection of Iran's Natural Beauty - [wow pics]
Cows Happy to See Grass Again - [fun video]
Extreme & Unique Sport Events - [wow videos]
Hitching a Ride: Dangerous! - [wow video]
Mysterious Object Fell From the Sky - [neat video]
Must-See New Apocalyptic Animation - [wow video]
This Dad is Extremely Helpful... Oh No! - [fun video]
Newest Photoshop Disasters - [links]
Website Features Designed to Rip You Off - [tips]
Social Media Sticky Notes - [promotion]


Wonderfully Modern

This abstract masterpiece of modern architecture is the Tokyo International Forum, next door to Tokyo Station:

(image credit: Elvin)

"Vinoly has likened the Glass Hall to nineteenth-century public spaces; indeed... both the Milan Galleria and the Crystal Palace are recalled in this immense, awesome space with its monumental staircases and shimmering bridges and ramps, that are almost Piranesian in scale." (Ivor Richards, The Architectural Review)

Another beautiful image from Tokyo: Shinkansen "bullet" train arrives at Shiodome station:

(image credit: Shinichi Higashi)

And just to remind you that Japan is awash in cherry blossoms (Sakura)... here are some images of cherry and plum tree blossoms taken around Yoyogi Park in Tokyo:

(images credit: Nokton, Paul Atkinson)

"The cherry blossom season is currently approaching its peak in many locations across Kyushu and southern Shikoku. In Tokyo, the opening of the blossoms was announced on March 31, while Kyoto and Osaka are forecast to follow on April 2. Full bloom is typically reached about one week after the opening of the first blossoms." - info


Hey, Need Some Help?

(originals unknown)


Great new work by Mike Rivamonte

This is part of the update, due soon at our Robots in Arts series. See more at Mike Rivamonte's website:

(images credit: Mike Rivamonte)


Russian Orthodox Church, Sunken in a Lake

Russia, Kalyazinsky, Tverskaya Oblast: some of the churches were submerged as a result of ambitious plan to dam up rivers during Soviet times -

(image credit: Miphka)


The following is a short round-up of the best from our Facebook stream (which update every day with unique material, not available on DRB otherwise):

(original unknown)

Not a real bird, a stuffed toy. Needs cuddles:

Strange beauty: Delahaye 175S Aerodynamic Coupe, 1947 -

(image via)

1937 Cord 812 automobile, featuring actress Sonja Henie:

(image via)

Wall of obsolete hardware - part of interior design in a supermarket in Shinjuku, Japan:

(images credit: 1, 2)

(images credit: Sarah, Diego Terrieri)

Solitude. (Cable car at Koreiz, Crimea, Ukraine) -

(image credit: Roman M.)

Probably the most "grand" of all Grand Canyon photos.... -

(original unknown)


Great way to hide from the Sun? -


Making Spring with Artificial Flowers!

This is seen in Nakauonuma, Niigata prefecture in Japan - part of the Echigo-Tsumari Art Field:

(image credit: Comise)


Awesome Spaceship Concepts by Alexey "Karanak", Russia

The "Maelstrom" Dreadnought, "Triceratops" and the "Lion":

(images credit: Karanak)


Could it be that they're thinking the same thing?

(top: original unknown; bottom image credit: René Maltête)


Cradle of the Earliest European People

Our ancestors certainly picked beautiful nature spots to set up their habitation - about 1.7 million years ago. The photos below show the recently-discovered "Cradle of European Civilization / First European People" - in the little-known Dmanisi village in Georgia:

(images credit: Lasharela)

"The remains of what may be the earliest human ancestors to migrate from Africa into Europe have been found in the Republic of Georgia. Two skulls, which are probably about 1.7 million years old, were unearthed during an archaeological dig at a medieval castle at Dmanisi."- more info

You can also see beautiful stone carvings (made around 1100 A.D.) and equally old ram monoliths... Dmanisi village has a truly long and illustrious history, and it's a pity that it's only a shadow of former self today.


Life is Grand!

(original unknown)


Great April 1st from IKEA:

Gotta go replace mine now...



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Anonymous Troll said...

About the mage titled Life is Grand!.
This is a scene from the new Disney movie John Carter AFAIK, the man may be there for an ad or a photoshop.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Life is Grand picture is a meme involving a candid photo of Leo Decaprio on the set of Inception.


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