Categories
Environment Science & Tech

Chinese Company Shows We Could Build Cities in a Day With 3D Printing

As they say, Rome was not built in a day. That was exactly what came to my mind when I saw the feat of Chinese firm Yingchuang New Materials. While Rome not being built in a day still stands true, we could perhaps soon handle the construction department, at least build city buildings in a day.

Categories
Environment Weird

Creepy Fish With Human Teeth

Pacu, as this fish is incorrectly called in place of the violent spawn of hellfire that it is, happens to be a native of South American freshwaters. Pacu is a relative of the Piranha, but mostly it is an omnivore with vegetative tendencies and prefer nuts and fruits; except for when they attack and kill other fish, or chomp on human nuts.

Categories
Cool Environment Featured

Meerkats Being Adorable

Meerkats show their power of adorable in these photographs by Will Burrard-Lucas. The UK based photographer spent six days in the Makgadikgadi Pans region of Botswana photographing meerkats. We just have to assume his job got a wee bit easier with the tiny mammals clamoring over the photographic equipment.

Categories
Environment Featured

Artist Photographs the Oldest Living Things in the World

Spruce Gran Picea #0909 – 11A07 (9,550 years old; Fulufjället, Sweden)

Ours is a world of wonders. Among these are several ancient organisms, that have existed for thousands of years. However, several of these are now endangered as human settlement and climate change put pressure on their ecosystems. Of course, serious attempts are also being made to preserve these wonderful organisms.

Categories
Environment Videos

Slow Life: A Macrophotography Timelapse of Coral, Sponges and Marine Life

Slow Life is a beautiful look in macrophotography at the growth of marine life like coral and sponges. Created by University of Queensland PhD student Daniel Stoupin, the video was made using more than 150,000 photographs. The photographs were initially captured to study various elements of coral and sponge behavior, and after some months the photographer realized the images could be used to show the beauty of microscopic reef “landscapes.”

Via Colossal

Categories
Art Environment

Processed Foods Arranged for Landscape Photography

Playing on the now familiar theme of foodscapes, photographers Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman have captured fantastical landscapes made out of processed foods. Perhaps not in sheer scale, but in perception these food landscapes could give the wicked witch and her gingerbread cottage a run for her money.

Categories
Environment Videos

Python and Crocodile Battle for Five Hours, Victor Devours Loser

Ever wondered what a fight between a python and crocodile would look like? Well wonder no more, the video here shows the results of a five-hour battle between a snake and a crocodile. The python emerged victorious and made a nice, fat meal of the vanquished crocodile. The incident was captured by Tiffany Corlis at Lake Moondarra in Queensland, Australia; because that’s where all the weird shit happens.

via

Categories
Design Environment

There’s Plenty of Room In This 221 Square Feet Abode

Speaking of general wisdom, a space of 221 square feet would likely not be enough for comfortable living. Intelligent design and use however can come to the rescue in these situations, making ample use of the available space to get comfort from it. This tiny house has dimensions of just 8′ by 6′, and yet manages to pack a lot of living.

Categories
Environment

Vampire Appliances That Suck the Life Out of Your Wallet in Utility Bills

Appliances we use at home are mostly just at “sleep” when not in use, rather than being completely powered off. While in their sleep state the appliances and gadgets don’t consume as much power and electricity as they would while working, they do consume small, yet very well noticeable amounts of power. This is generally given the name of vampire power or standby power.

Categories
Cool Environment

Maldives Beach Glows in Bioluminescence

glowing beach in maldives

Taiwanese photographer Will Ho ran into a beach covered in bright, luminescent plankton while on a trip to Maldives. The photographer did what would be best expected from him in a situation like this: take stunning images.