The Living Light loves it when people socialize


Modern way of life gives us little time to socialize, mostly keeping us all busy in our own lives. Living Light is something that encourages people to socialize. Designed by Joon&Jung, the lamp manages its brightness considering the number of people around it. As the group of people close to the lamp increases in numbers, the lamp “blossoms like a flower” steadily increasing the amount of light and even spreading its own petals. The maximum brightness this lamp can reach is 1750 Lumen (equivalent to 220V 120W incandescent light bulb), while consuming just 15W of power.

A 268-Megapixel image of our night sky


For most of the part, the images of space we see come from radio or IR telescopes, it is very rare to actually come across an image that was captured with a visible light telescope. ESO’s VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has a visible-light telescope at its heart. And the 268-megapixel camera OmegaCAM has captured some of the most intriguing images of the universe. You kind of expect great quality when your camera weighs 1700 lb.

Via Physorg, PetaPixel

Graffiti of War Project looks at graffiti by soldiers in the mideast


Graffiti of War is a project started by Iraq war veteran Jason Parsons who found interest in graffiti by US soldiers in the mideast. When he returned to US and faced bouts of PTSD, Jason decided to create a book documenting the graffiti he had seen. Jason now uses the platform to support the troops and tell their stories, by means of graffiti.

Via Beautiful/Decay

Don’t worry, there’s plenty more fish in the sea… oh wait!


It seems nobody ever cared about what over fishing could do to the seas. Dr Villy Christensen at the University of British Columbia used ecosystem models, underwater terrain maps, fish catch records and statistical analysis to create this shocking map. The map shows the biomass of popularly eaten fish in the North Atlantic. Over the last century, the change has been simply huge.

Via Guardian, Kottke