The Alchemy of Light

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The Alchemy of Light

"The Alchemy of Light" is a live performance art made with "projection-mapping" technique. This extremely sophisticated and spectacular video was created by DandyPunk, the "New Weird" inspired by Cirque du Soleil:


Today's pictures & links:

Magical Scene Under the Arctic Ice

Free diving under the Arctic ice yielded this magical view... Photographer George Karbus writes to us: "This picture was taken during day time; the green colour is natural colour of White Sea waters." See more incredible Arctic Circle photography by George Karbus here.

(image credit: George Karbus)


"Scale of the Moon" Comparisons

This could be a real eye-opener! It seems that the Moon is much bigger, but it is no larger than continental United States:

(image via Reddit)

Alternatively, here is the continental U.S.A. floating in space instead of the Moon:

(image credit: AdAgency)


Neat Aerodynamic Train in 1930s Sochi, Russia

(image via)


Mixed fresh links for today:

Newly-Discovered "Halo" Surrounds Milky Way Galaxy - [wow space]
Machine-Animals by Nicolas Lampert - [wow art]
Animal Photobombers! - [funny pics]
Japan Tech Giants are in a Free Fall - [thought-provoking]
NYT Magazine's "Inspiration Issue" - [very cool]
Overthinking Star Wars - [neat article]
Great hi-res list of European Breweries - [cool map]
"The Poop Snake" in Dubai - [wow video]
"Your Life Online: Clairvoyant" Prank - [wow video]
"This Bus Is Coool!" Over-the-top commercial - [fun video]
Andy Goldsworthy: Naturalist Artist - [great videos, art]
Hipsters, and How They Spend Money - [infographic]
Oldest People in History - [neat info]
Really Ridiculous Photoshop Fail - [funny]


Beautiful Shells: Muricidae family

Check out the whole diversity at Rotterdam's Natural History Museum catalogue. Keep scrolling for even more amazing shapes and unique shell treasures!

(image credit: Joop Trausel & Frans Slieker, Natural History Museum, Rotterdam)

The Babelomurex echinatus kind seems to be the most fanciful (see on Google Image). Here are some of rare Babelomurex displayed at Zaurshells:

(image via)


Profound gaze... from your morning cup of coffee

(image credit: Anton Sergeev)


"The Sunken Village", by Christian Gerth

See more work by this wonderful artist from Switzerland.

(image credit: Christian Gerth)


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

Meanwhile in Russia... someone lost their USB drive! -

(original unknown)

Las Vegas Strip in 1952:

(original unknown)

Great use of the cow's tail! -

(original unknown)


Flowing Geometry: "Reform Lighting"

This design Ryan Harvey really catches the eye with its refraction angles and gradients! Order it here.

(images credit: Ryan Harvey, via)


Cat Terrorizing a Doll House

Here are a lot more of them. "Kat Kongs"? "Cat-zillas"?

(image credit: FireATX, via Reddit)


Riding in Style!


Problems with toilet paper? -

(originals unknown)

Team to the Rescue! -



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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The text on the cow picture is as follows:

Images of people's live in the Schwarzwald (Black Forest, for long an antiquated region in southern Germany)

So, Michele, now you may go to school. The new nanny is great. Now you haven't to cradle Mariele anymore.


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