Eugene's Blog – March 2012 Archive (10)

Real Photos of the the Titanic 100 Years Later

Next week will mark the 100th anniversary of the sunken tragedy that is the Titanic. To coincide with the historic event, National Geographic Magazine is unveiling, in their April 2012 edition, new photographs that provide a greater understanding of what happened on that fateful day, April 15, 1912.

Unlike previous blurred and dark images of sections of the ship, the latest photographs are absolutely clear and reveal the full extent of the wreckage. The…

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Added by Eugene on March 25, 2012 at 12:10pm — No Comments

Building's Wind-Driven Kinetic Facade

Wind is an invisible element. By creating a wind-driven kinetic facade on the the blank wall of the Randal Museum in San Francisco, Charles Sowers Studios sought to give it shape and form.

Windswept is a scientific observational instrument that consists of 612 freely-rotating directional arrows. Each arrow acts as a discrete data point, visually revealing the…

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Added by Eugene on March 24, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Smiling Shark Gives High-Five!



It's not everyday that we see a smiling shark give a scuba diver a high-five. Eli Martinez, editor of Shark Diver Magazine, was diving in the Caribbean See, off the Bahamas coast, when a laid-back lemon shark swam straight towards him before turning at the last second with her fin outstretched, connecting with his hand.

“At first…

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Added by Eugene on March 21, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Zidane's Infamous World Cup Headbutt Immortalized

Soccer fans around the world will never forget Zinedine Zidane's infamous headbutt delivered to Italian player Marco Materazzi during the 2006 World Cup. Materazzi said something provoking to the Frenchman and he reacted by going temporarily insane within a blink of an eye. The headbutt ultimately led Zidane to be sent off with a red card, completely altering the…

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Added by Eugene on March 21, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments

NASA's Infrared Sky Comprised of 2.7 Million Images



NASA recently unveiled a new atlas and catalog of the entire infrared sky, which includes more than a half billion stars, galaxies and other objects captured by the Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer (WISE) mission. It is comprised of more than 2.7 million images taken at four infrared wavelengths of light,…

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Added by Eugene on March 20, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Incredibly Creative Sand Portraits

Russian photographer Chertkova Svetlana uses sand found on the beach in incredibly creative ways. Not only does she use it to create fake clothes, she artistically forms spellbinding patterns and shapes surrounding her beautiful human subjects.

You may find the last couple photos in this series to be the most moving. Titled "Between the End and Beginning," Svetlana states: "Those who complete the process of death and rebirth are connected to the true source…

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Added by Eugene on March 19, 2012 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Watches Transformed Into Intricate Motorcycles

Most people use watches to find the time. Not Dmitriy Khristenko. The 40-year-old, who was born in the Ukraine and moved to America 14 years ago, takes the gold and silver timepieces and uses the parts to create intricate models of motorcycles, ATVs, and tuk-tuks.

Khristenko has spent countless hours scouring markets, garage sales, and even trash cans to find watches. Once he obtains them, he carefully takes each piece apart by hand before putting them back…

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Added by Eugene on March 17, 2012 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Lamborghini's Exotic New Aventador J Roadster



As we just showcased Ferrari's most powerful high-performance road car ever produced, the F12 Berlinetta, it's only fair to rival Italian car maker Lamborghini that we feature their latest supercar - the Aventador J roadster.

Currently being exhibited at this year's Geneva Motor Show, the Aventador J went from design sketch to reality in just a few short…

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Added by Eugene on March 15, 2012 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Ferrari Unveils Most Powerful Road Car Ever



At the 2012 Geneva Motor Show, Ferrari just unveiled their most powerful high-performance road car ever produced! The F12 Berlinetta is powered by a V12 engine with an impressive output of 740 HP. It can sprint from 0 to 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, while its top speed goes up to over 211 mph. The new model lapped the Fiorano circuit in 1:23, faster than any other Ferrari road…

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Added by Eugene on March 11, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

2,000 Tennis Balls Frozen in Mid-Air



With this installation she dubs Causa-Efecto (Cause and Effect), Spanish artist Ana Soler makes us feel like we're living in The Matrix. Featuring 2,000 tennis balls frozen in mid-air, the installation gives off the illusion that the balls are bouncing of the walls, floors and ceiling of the Mustang Art Gallery in Alicante, Spain. One has to wonder how much time and thought went into…

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Added by Eugene on March 4, 2012 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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