Watch What This Artist Can Do With An iPad

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Morgan Freeman: you know him, you love him, he could inform you that he’d annihilated a small village and that soothing voice would make everything seem okay. Here’s his face: Know what’s impressive about that image? It’s not a photograph. Artist Kyle Lambert made it with his finger, and iPad, and the Procreate app. Watch [Read More...]

Eagle Gets Printed Beak

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One for the “just plain cool” files, from Grist via io9. Beauty the bald eagle was shot in the face, which left her looking like she was wearing a duck mask, and also unable to eat on her own. She now has a brand-new 3D-printed nylon polymer beak that will allow her to clean and [Read More...]

Giant Manual Digital Clock UPDATED

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I have no idea who, why, what, or where (Czech Republic?), but I know it’s amazing. UPDATED: I took down the link because the site is no longer the live-action 24-hour digital clock feed, but is instead … something else. Something I don’t like the look of. So, please don’t go looking for it, it [Read More...]

The Ark of the Covenant … in Cake Form!

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Charm City Cakes (of Ace of Cakes fame) made this awesome groom’s cake in the form of the Ark of the Covenant. No word about whether the groom was a Biblical scholar or just a really big Raiders of the Lost Ark fan (although based on the snakes, I’m guessing Raiders). Unfortunately, the groom made [Read More...]

Blind Writer’s Manuscript Recovered by Forensic Department

Seven years ago, Trish Vickers lost her sight to diabetes, and turned to writing for solace. Using a system of rubber bands to keep her lines straight, she began writing a novel in longhand. Each week, her son, Simon, would visit and read back the manuscript pages, and then a volunteer would type them up. [Read More...]

Lost Boy Finds Family Using Google Earth

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In 1986, Saroo Brierley and his brother were working as sweepers for India’s train system when they got separated. Five-year-old Saroo fell asleep on a train and woke up in Calcutta: not the place for a five-year-old to find himself alone. After living on the streets for a time, he was taken into an orphanage [Read More...]

Lego Star Wars Barrel Organ of Awesomeness

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This is the Lego Star Wars Organ by Builders of Sounds: You turn it with a handle, and as the various figures pass under these hammers, they make music. Here’s how the team did it: “We took the iconic Star Wars Main Theme, rearranged it and translated it into a matrix – the constrution blueprint [Read More...]

But Is It Invisible to Speed Traps?

This promotional video from Mercedes is meant to be a metaphor showing how their new car is “invisible” to the environment. Frankly, I’d rather it be invisible to cops. One side is covered with tiny screens, and the other side is fitted with a camera that takes a live image of the environment. When that [Read More...]


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