Christoph Kaiser, a talented architect, took on a 1950s-era grain silo for his latest project, converting it into a luxurious modern home fit for a magazine. The home is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and the corrugated-steel silo was tall enough to build a two-story dwelling within its cylindrical walls, complete with modern decor. It all began when Kaiser purchased a dismantled 1955 grain silo online from a Kansas farmer, and after arriving, modifications were made during the reassembly process - including custom doors / windows, 10-inches of spray insulation, and a fresh paint job. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Giving the bakery a USB drive with the photo you'd like printed on your cake isn't anything special, or new, but when the bakers don't quite understand the instructions, this could happen. That's right, instead of printing the image with edible ink, they recreated the USB drive itself, and placed it right smack dab in the middle of the cake. Continue reading for more design FAILS that will make you wonder what they were thinking.
A passenger aboard an American Airlines flight from San Jose, California to Houston, Texas, managed to snap a series of photographs of a giant metallic disc in the Nevada desert. There was a 'blinding bright light' in the desert below near Luning and Gabbs that caught his eye at first. "I saw a large silver disc that appeared to be in the middle of the desert. This disc was shooting orb like lights into the air. The disc itself had multiple lights that were blinding to the eyes. I pulled out my phone and took pictures until my phone died," said the passenger. Continue reading for a video titled "Top CIA Secrets of Area 51: Real Truth Behind".
SanDisk's Ultra 200GB MicroSD Card is fingernail-sized, and currently, the world's highest capacity in its class, all for $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. This durable micro SDXC UHS-I card can hold up to 20 hours of Full HD video before you even have to think about moving anything to your PC. And with premium card-to-PC transfer speeds, you can transfer up to 1200 photos a minute. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.
Star Wars: Battlefront has been out just under a week, but there are already plenty of mods out for the game, including one that enhances the game's graphics beyond what many thought possible. One such example comes from Martin Bergman, who applied his Toddyhancer graphics mod that includes reshade shaders, enhanced natural bloom and other visual effects. Players traverse planets from the Star Wars universe, such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust. To navigate the world, players use a variety of vehicles, including both air and land-based vehicles, such as speederbikes and AT-ATs. The one caveat is that this mod drops the game's framerate by 30-40 FPS, so it's purely aesthetic....for now. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral video on how plastic injection molding actually works.
Salavat Fidai, a skilled artist from Russia, specializes in carving magnificent sculptures onto graphite pencil tips. This wasn't his full-time job a few years back, as he quit a cushy executive job to become a freelance artist. These masterpieces have become incredibly popular with the online crowd, has gained a large following on Instagram. When he's not carving sculptures, Fidai also paints and dabbles in photography. Continue reading for two more videos and pictures.
People have mistaken this creature for a real-life Pokemon, but in reality, it's just the Venezuelan Poodle Moth, first discovered in 2009 by zoologist Arthur Anker, and the rest is internet history. Its bizarre-looking antenna as well as physical characteristics have caused researchers to believe that it's actually a new species of moth, belonging to the lepidopteran genus Artace. Physical characteristics include white fur, bulging black eyes and a brown antenna. Continue reading for two more videos and additional images.
Makita's BFR750 LXT Cordless Autofeed Screwdriver appears to be a weapon directly from a horror movie, perfect for the zombie apocalypse, and rightfully so. Powered by a rechargeable 18V lithium ion-battery, it comes equipped with a 4,000 RPM four pole motor that features a screw capacity range of 1-3/4 to 2-15/16 inches. The silent clutch design uses higher durability materials, increasing operation efficiency and decreasing driver noise - works great for sneak attacks. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Ever wonder how they deliver new films to theaters around the world? If so, these images should give you some insight. Long gone are the film reels, now everything is "digital projection". The yellow Peli 1300 flight case you see above contains the actual DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for each individual film. Once opened, you'll find a Western Digital 500GB hard drive, Linux formatted in EXT3, loaded in a CRU DX115 caddy, and slotted into a Move Dock. There are some cinema houses that can slot the caddy directly into their server, while others remove the hard drive and place it into CRU's Move Dock, a USB / SATA external dock that can be used for transfers. Going back into the flight case, all the necessary cables are also included for the Move Dock. Once connected to a computer, this is contents of the DCP folder: Video (MXF), Audio (MXF), Packing List (XML), Composition Playlist (XML), and lastly, the Asset Map Volume Index. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a 5-pound gummy bear being blown up with 5-pounds of thermite.
Here's a fascinating look at the Ghost Shark family, which consists of the dark ghost shark (Hydrolagus novaezealandiae) and the pale ghost shark (Hydrolagus bemisi). Both of these are shortnose chimaera of the family Chimaeridae, found on the continental shelf around the South Island of New Zealand in depths from 30m to 850m. This shark species are taken almost exclusively as a by-catch of other target trawl fisheries. Continue reading for another video and more information.