1. maximacumlaude:

    Details from the Birth of Venus by Sandro Botticelli

    (via arles-bedroom)

  3. trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

    an Almost perpetual motion machine.

    Perpetual motion is motion that continues indefinitely without any external source of energy. meaning a system in perpetual motion will never stop going, so efficiency is 100% or more - meaning either no energy is ever lost in the system or a surplus “free” energy is generated.

    this is theoretically impossible as it violates the first law of thermodynamics (that is the law of conservation of energy that states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed). however, the above set up is one of the closest ever gotten to perpetual energy with an efficiency of 80-99%, an internal combustion engine in a car has around 30% for comparison.

    at up to 99%, the rolling ball can continue rolling for years on its own, but will at some point stop. only at 100% efficiency is it perpetual which is not theoretically possible.

    video link

    (via we-are-star-stuff)

  4. thisismyplacetobe:

    A ‘Ring of Fire’ solar eclipse is a rare phenomenon that occurs when the moon’s orbit is at its apogee: the part of its orbit farthest away from the Earth. Because the moon is so far away, it seems smaller than normal to the human eye. The result is that the moon doesn’t entirely block out our view of the sun, but leaves an “annulus,” or ring of sunlight glowing around it. Hence the term  “annular” eclipse rather than a “total” eclipse.

    (via chambered-nautilus)

  6. boomerstarkiller67:

    Lost in Space board game (1965)

    (via gameraboy)

  7. magictransistor:

    AN/FRA-3 Remote Control Panel [C-923/FRA-3] : X-100 Musicall Intercom Radio Receiver.

  8. whitedogblog:

    The motel is gone, but the pink dino was saved and remains a local landmark in Vernal, Utah, not far from Dinosaur National Monument.

    (Source: laurenceparent.com)

  9. hadrian6:

    Polyphemus. Johann  Heinrich Wilhelm Tischbein. German. 1751-1829.

    (via barbarianconspiracy)

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  11. cookiecarnival:

    Silly Symphony - King Neptune (1932)

    (via mothgirlwings)

  12. ted:

    Eerie, beautiful, captivating images of sea urchins mating and being born (that little triangle guy is a baby sea urchin).

    These are a glimpse of how life begins in the deep ocean — and there’s a lot of life down there. The oceans provide about 190 times as much living space as every other space on Earth — soil, air and fresh water — put together. A vast array of amazing creatures live in the depths of this watery world. Squid, jellyfish, and plankton are just a few of our favorites (all shown as tiny babies in that last gif).

    Learn more here »

    (via curvaceps)

  13. darksilenceinsuburbia:

    Yarn Bombing

    1. Tank Blanket . Military tank, Copenhagen, Denmark.

    2. Urban Knitting . Pothole coaster, Paris, France.

    3. Groovy Bus . Artist Madga Sayeg yarn-bombed this bus in Mexico City, Mexico.

    4. Cozy Patterns . Bike rack, Orinda, California.

    5. Artist at Work. Yarn bomber Madga Sayeg works on a bus in Mexico City, Mexico.

    6. Gun Cozy . Another piece by artist Madga Sayeg; this one is in Bali, Indonesia.

    7. With a Little Help. Firefighters add knit cherry blossoms to a tree at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, Canada.

    8.Crochet Blossoms. A close-up of the cherry tree at Joy Kogawa House in Vancouver, Canada.


  15. malformalady:

    Leopard names Sandriver with a blind eye at the Sabi Sabi Game Reserve

    Photo credit: Mike Palmer

    (via parastatic)