Al Brady creates some really awesome biologically inspired planes. He is the designer of the awesome pterodactyl combat jets that will be featured in Bastiaan Koch's movie Is This Heaven. His other vehicle creations are cool too.
Who would have thought that Buckminster Fuller would have such a fitting revival in China? We all know about the shocking statistics regarding the Mainland's pollution, as well as some of the drastic measures it has experimented with to battle it.
Some of the most famous cities in history were never built. These 10 Utopian cities may have been failures, but they expressed our ideas about what the future of human civilization could look like. And many ideas contained in them continue to influence us today.
Sometimes the landscapes we dream up in works of science fiction and fantasy are no match for the real thing. From unusual geological formations to rare and beautiful flora, these natural landscapes seem pulled from another world.
Minneapolis-based street artist HOTTEA was in New York City recently, and took the opportunity to create a wonderful piece on the Williamsburg Bridge. By covering the top of a pedestrian tunnel with strands of colorful thread, he creates a gorgeous rainbow canopy above the walkway, which turns the mundane experience of going through the tunnel into a whimsical one. A lot of effort went into the piece—the artist and his assistant took 11 hours to carefully cut and tie in place 2,000 strands of thread in order to complete the artwork.
View more images of this cheerful piece of street art at the link.
Our moon was born of fire and violence. Virtually everything we see of it today, from its impact craters and mare to its mismatched hemispheres, was the result of world-shattering and world-creating events.
The importance of algorithms in our lives today cannot be overstated. They are used virtually everywhere, from financial institutions to dating sites. But some algorithms shape and control our world more than others -- and these ten are the most significant.
It seems like a spaceship arriving to another planet, but it just happened right here on Earth. It's an actual image from the successful Morpheus vehicle test completed today at the Kennedy Space Center's Shuttle Landing Facility. There's great video too.
The 2010 launch of the “Boris Bike” – London’s cycle hire scheme, was the clearest indication to date that cycling was no longer just for a minority, but a healthy, efficient and sustainable mode of transport that city planners wanted in their armoury.
There are now more than 8,000 Boris Bikes and 550+ docking stations in Central London. And the trend’s not anomalous to London: Wikipedia reports that there are 535 cycle-share schemes in 49 countries, employing more than half a million bikes worldwide.
However, the real question is: will cycling actually change the city?