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Bookmarks tagged with “cool”

116 bookmarks by garrettc


Histography - Timeline of History

"Histography is an interactive timeline that spans across 14 billion years of history, from the Big Bang to 2015. The site draws historical events from Wikipedia and self-updates daily with new recorded events. The interface allows for users to view between decades to millions of years. The viewer can choose to watch a variety of events which have happened in a particular period or to target a specific event in time. For example you can look at the past century within the categories of war and inventions."

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100,000 Stars

100,000 Stars is an interactive visualization of our stellar neighbourhood.

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Fluid Paint

Oil paint simulator.

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City Roads

Draw all roads in a city at once

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15 DIY Cameras That'll Blow Your Mind - Feature Shoot

“The history of photography is based on the experiments of amateurs,”

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Earth at a Cute Angle

"Although not the most common type of imagery from orbit, these oblique views (also known as off-nadir views) connect our own lifetime of experiences with the unfamiliar view from space."

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Wiby - Search Engine for the Classic Web

Wiby is a search engine for older style pages, lightweight and based on a subject of interest. Building a web more reminiscent of the early internet.

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Learning Synths

Learn about synthesizers via Ableton’s interactive website. Play with a synth in your browser and learn to use the various parts of a synth to make your own sounds.

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Other types of mathematics? : math

An overview of where maths comes from, sort of.

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Fourier Transforms

An Interactive Introduction to Fourier Transforms!

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The crooked timber of humanity

Nearly two centuries ago, France was hit by the world’s first cyber-attack. Tom Standage argues that it holds lessons for us today

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Amsterdam is Turning its Bridge Houses into Tiny Hotels

Well that's it for me. I'll never stay in a normal hotel in Amsterdam again now that 28 of the city's bridge houses have been transformed into charming little hotel rooms. For over a century, these canalside gate houses accommodated the storied bridge keepers whose task it was to conduct the city's

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Watch Oddly Satisfying Videos on Moodica

Watch relaxing videos that lift your mood, calm anxiety, help you sleep, or set the ambiance in any room. Moodica is free on desktop, Apple TV and Fire TV. Samsung coming soon.

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AfroArt Series

"We started this project to showcase the beauty and versatility of afro hair. We traveled to various states in the US to photograph this series featuring unique natural hairstyles – each shoot with a different theme. We feel that it is so important for kids of color to be able to see positive images that look like them in the media."

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Artem vs. Predator

I’m not sure what it was. Might have been the Predator movies, might have been something else. Heat vision. The ability to see heat was something I wanted for a while.

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Famous TV Shows Brought to Life with 3D plans | Drawbotics

Ever wondered what it'd be like to work at Dunder Mifflin or Pearson Hardman? Discover the 3D floor plans of your favorite TV shows in UltraHD

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spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy

"We love space probes to the Moon and beyond! Spaceprob.es catalogs the active human-made machines that freckle our solar system and dot our galaxy. For each space probe, we've affectionately crafted a short-and-sweet summary as well as handpicked geeky hyperlinks we think are worth exploring. Where possible, we utilize data from the Deep Space Network."

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SUCK UK Products

The Greatest Gifts On Earth. Creating outstanding new product for gift shops around the world. Keeping customers happy since 1999.

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moviebarcode

Take each frame in a movie, compress it into a vertical sliver, and put them next to each other. Movie barcode.

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Bells

Compose a tune using tiny digital toy bells on the web, which will then through the magic of the internet play out in Tellart's studio on ‘real’ tiny toy bells.

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The Old Man and the C Drive

Ask Mefi thread about one topic websites run by cranky people, also has the wonderful tag WTIIF (What the Internet Is For).

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Measure the Speed of Light Using Your Microwave

It involves marshmallows, science plus marshmallows equals win.

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A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter (2009)

A Tool to Deceive and Slaughter, a sculpture that requires an ethernet connection and tries to sell itself on eBay. Part of the purchase agreement is that you must hook it up to the net, and the cycle continues.

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Measuring Type : Matt Robinson

"Large scale renditions of the typefaces were drawn out with ballpoint pens, allowing the remaining ink levels to display the ink efficiency of each typeface."

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Roomba path

Long exposure shot of the path a Roomba cleaner takes around a room.

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Intellectual Ventures Lab » Quarter Shrinker

How to shrink a coin in 36 microseconds using 15,000 Joules of energy.

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Six month exposure

Justin Quinnell photographs with homemade pinhole cameras, including a stunning 6 month exposure of Bristol's Clifton Suspension Bridge.

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Cool Tools: Uni-ball Kuru Toga

I must have these. I'm such a sucker for cool mechanical pencils.

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Alan Jaras Light Photography

"The image is captured directly on to 35mm film, no camera lens is used (a photogram using film instead of photographic paper), the transparent object replaces the lens."

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The Periodic Table of Videos

From the University of Nottingham comes a short video about each of the elements.

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Magical photography by Denis Darzacq

A short film about how Denis Darzacq takes photos of people apparently floating in urban spaces, or falling from buildings. Beautiful.

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Hex silliness

L33t speak applied to hex values. Neat. It's even got the old calculator "B00B1E" trick.

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The Roaring Mouse

Fabulously executed logo and branding for the Microsoft Digital Advertising Solutions Creative Awards, produced by Brand Guardians and Johnson Banks.

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Passage

A game of 5 minutes, very very poignant. It surprised me how much I was affected by it. You must play it before reading the creators statement though.

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Matt Stuart Photography

Visual puns and imagery. Some very clever ideas in here, just watch out for the auto-resizing browser.

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Flight thru Instruments

Images from "Flight Thru Instruments," a 1945 US Navy pilot-training manual designed by the Graphic Engineering Staff at General Motors

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