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Iridescent Soap Bubbles Under a Microscope

If you need a moment of collect yourself before a meeting or are just preparing for the grind ahead, have a look at this meditative ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response) video of iridescent soap bubbles as seen under a microscope. It’s a cosmos of psychedelic colours.

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All “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” Teasers and Trailers in One Fantastic Fan Edit

It seems there is an insatiable thirst for Star Wars. The latest to the epic space opera has had 34 million views. Impressive…most impressive. The film has also notched up 6.5 million US dollars in IMAX tickets sales.

There’s been an awakening, and I’m sure you felt it. But if you hunger for more, sound editor Jacob Smyth has seamlessly blended together all the recent teasers and trailers for the film into a fantastic fan edit. Check it out below.

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Look at This Water Bubble in Space

The astronauts on board the International Space Station have access to a range of sophisticated equipment, including a RED Epic Dragon camera that is capable of shooting video at resolutions to 6K (that is, 6144 x 3160 pixels). Naturally, one of first things the astronauts did was to grow a water bubble, fill it with dye and then dissolve an effervescent tablet in that floating ball of water. The results are superb, check it out below. If you have a monitor capable of displaying 4K, be sure to select the 2160p quality setting for the full effect.

To see more 4K videos from NASA, check out their Ultra High Definition playlist on YouTube.

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To the Moon in 8,400 Photos

NASA’s Apollo space program is most known for the manned moon landings that took place in the late 60s and early 70s. You’ll remember forerunners like Apollo 7, the first mission to carry a crew into space and broadcast live TV broadcast from the craft, and Apollo 10 the “dress rehearsal” to Apollo 11 which landed the first humans on the Moon. And there was the ill-fated Apollo 13, which you might not have known about if it hadn’t been for Tom Hanks.

Four decades later, we get to see some incredible – and previously unreleased – high resolution photos from the various Apollo missions. Thanks to archivist Kipp Teague from the Project Apollo Archive, 8,400 images from the missions have been uploaded to Flickr and conveniently organized. There’s some incredible details on the space craft, fantastic views of the moon and looking back at the earth, and even some candid shots of the astronauts. Have a look at some of those images.

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Fire Breathing in Bullet Time

This is straight fire! Freelance DOP Mitch Martinez rigs up an array of 48-DSLR camera around two performers as they go about the dangerous art of fire breathing. The bullet-time results are spectacular, check it out below — be sure to watch it in 1080P.

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Adorable Animals Eating Other Adorable Animals

Predation is so very cute if you show it in the way that Alexis Solis does. His series of colourful illustrations for Predator vs. Prey shows doe-eyed hunters sinking their teeth into the flesh of their prey. It’s a bloody cute circle of life.

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Incredible Images of the Earth at Night

The Blue Marble has never looked so pretty as it does in these images. Shared on Imgur, the images show relief maps of continents around the world, wonderfully illuminated by pockets of light.

South Africa is pictured too, but a local has concerns about the validity of the image.


Have a look at 10 of our favourite images of the Earth at Night.

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Tesla Watch Takes You Back to 1875

In this age of smartwatches, ThinkGeek takes us back to a more elegant, analogue time with their splendid steampunk chronometer, the Tesla Watch. Complete with a weathered-brass look, leather strapping, a wind-up mechanism, and vacuum tube-style LEDs, it’s sure to get people asking you what time it is.

It can be bought from ThinkGeek for USD59.00.

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Mixed Emotions

If you like trippy audiovisual landscapes, chances are you’ll also appreciate the works of Thomas Blanchard.

The French creative director captures various paints, oils, milk, honey, and cinnamon as they swirl together. It’s a beautiful mess of mixed emotions.

“The Colors of Feelings” is an experimental dreamlike video rocking us smoothly through circular moves. It is also an analogy of feelings such as anger, love, sadness and joy ; they mix and eventually ease.

Check out The Colors of Feelings below.

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A Dark and Stormy Knight

Johannesburg-based freelance digital artist Riyahd Cassiem created these fantastic renders of The Dark Knight. The images are suitably broody, and I like the organic feel of Batman’s outfit in these images. If you like this, you should check out his other work over at his Blogspot site! There is some really wonderful stuff there. More images after the break.

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