Ever wonder what the kitchen and / or cooking is like aboard the ISS? Well, according to retired NASA astronaut Clayton C. Anderson, the International Space Station doesn’t have a traditional “kitchen” as many of on Earth might relate to, but rather an area called the “galley” which serves the purpose of allowing for food preparation and consumption. It basically consists of a table for three, a water system used to hydrate food packages with warm or hot water, and lastly, a food warmer. Read more for another video and additional information.
Opening a jar of honey is nothing new or special, especially here on Earth where a small tilt would mean a big cleanup, but in space, it’s an entirely different story. Canadian Space Agency astronaut David Saint-Jacques decided to conduct a honey experiment on the International Space Station, and as you’re about to see, honey clings from the jar to the lid and tries to curl back on itself in micro-gravity. Read more to watch the video and for additional information.
Photo credit: Denis Smith via Peta Pixel
Photographer Denis Smith specializes in light painting, and to most, this technique may sound complex, but his latest series, titled “Liquid Light,” is designed to make a splash, literally. Simply put, Smith utilizes the camera’s intervalometer and sets an exposure of between 1 and 5 seconds. As the camera begins snapping, he stands in front of it and swings his tools around the water to create the effect you see above. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Tesla vehicles are known for their minimalistic interior, including only the essentials that seamlessly blend function and form, but one Model S owner decided to break away from that tradition. Looking like something straight from a Crocodile Dundee movie, you’ll find plenty of leather covered panels, complete with strange buttons on both sides of the touchscreen display, as well as a U.S. Army sticker. Read more for another picture and additional information.
If you ever come across a body of water with mysterious black balls, there actually shade balls, or small plastic spheres floated on top of a reservoir for environmental protection and to slow evaporation. Initially, they were developed to prevent birds from landing on toxic tailing ponds produced by mining operations. In 2014 – 2015, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power deployed 96 million shade balls on its largest reservoir in response to the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s surface water treatment rule, a nd claims that in addition to reducing evaporation, they also reduce UV radiation by-products and algae growth. Read more for an up-close look video and additional information.
Photo credit: Amey Kandalgaonkar via Design Boom
Shanghai-based architect Amey Kandalgaonkar was enthralled by the rock-cut tomb architecture of Saudi Arabia’s Mada’in Saleh, an archaeological site that constitutes the kingdom’s southernmost and largest settlement after Petra. So, this “House Inside a Rock” came about, and it looks to be something straight from a post-apocalyptic science fiction movie, or possibly one set on another Earth-like world. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Honda UK’s Project Engineering department wanted to create a Civic Type R unlike any that the internet has seen, so they built “Project P,” and as you may have already guessed, it’s a makeshift pickup truck of sorts. Instead of rear seats, a truck bed was installed, while keeping the Type R body kit and large rear wing. Fortunately, the 2.0L turbocharged inline-four engine also stayed, enabling it to accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in under 6 seconds. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Ina Mansika and her friends were out exploring Hammerfest, Norway when they decided to head visit the waterfront to see if they could spot animal life, possibly even the alleged beluga whale spy. Unfortunately. a mishap caused Mansika’s phone to slip out of her hand and into the water, but fortunately, there was someone waiting to play fetch, or so we’d like to think. Read more to see exactly what the beluga whale did when it spotted the phone.
Denver has been known as a UFO hotspot for some time now, but recently, a mysterious smoke ring appeared in the skies, baffling both researchers and bystanders alike. Paranormal expert Scott C Waring actually believes it’s a cloaked extraterrestrial alien craft. “A possible UFO sighing was seen in Denver two weeks ago. The whole city seemed to see it and the exact explanation of what it is remains a mystery. Many explanations from fireworks to volcanoes have been given,” said Waring. Read more for the uncut footage.
Potato fans rejoice! Now you can actually stay in one, or at least the Big Idaho Potato Hotel, which has been listed on Airbnb. The 6-ton structure isn’t actually made from potatoes, but rather steel, plaster, and concrete, located in a large field with views of the Owyhee Mountains in South Boise, Idaho. Measuring 28 feet long, 12 feet wide, and 11.5 feet tall, the potato sleeps two adults comfortable, boasting one queen bed, a small bathroom, kitchenette, fireplace, and air-conditioning. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and a link to the listing.