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12 August 2022 @ 8:40 pm
DIY License Plate Delete Popular Mechanics
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What Is Homeostasis? — Definition, Examples, Function Popular Mechanics
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The 5 Best Ladder Stands for 2022 Popular Mechanics
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12 August 2022 @ 6:15 pm
Set against the stark backdrops attainable only during blackwater dives, larval fish become strange, otherworldly specimens with glasslike bodies and translucent fins that billow outward. Their delicate, still-developing anatomies are the subjects of Steven Kovacs’s underwater photos, which frame the young creatures at such precarious stages of life.
Living in Palm Beach, Kovacs (previously) frequents the waters off the Florida coasts, although he’s also recently explored areas near Kona, Hawaii. More
12 August 2022 @ 3:15 pm
Many days, artist and illustrator Graham Franciose sits down with watercolor, gouache, and a small sheet of cotton paper to paint a whimsical scene or surreal moment. A skateboarder carries a tree in a backpack, an anxious figure peeks through a colorful monster mask, and an oversized lion snarls at an approaching man. “I like to do these first thing in the morning when I am still not fully awake and start with a blank slate and no preconceived idea,” he tells Colossal. More
12 August 2022 @ 2:12 pm
Ospreys, the large raptors with barbed talons and dense, oily plumage, feed almost exclusively on fish and are known to completely submerge themselves in the water during a hunt. An unanticipated photo by Andy Woo, though, captures the avian predator in a botched attempt as it skims the surface rather than plunging in to retrieve its next meal. “Although I couldn’t figure out what just happened at the time, in looking at the sequence I captured, it looks to me like the osprey tried to grab a fish out of the water, missed, and then could not get enough lift to quickly get back in the air,” he tells Peta Pixel. More
11 August 2022 @ 10:35 pm
Constellations, butterflies, and bold checkered prints overlay the animalistic forms by Anne Lemanski. Beginning with a copper armature, the North Carolina-based artist stretches vintage paper or patterns of scanned objects across a minimal metal form and stitches the edges together into a geometric patchwork.
Ranging from abstract shapes to illustrations and photos, the printed motifs evoke each character’s temperament, presence, and overall essence. “Stella Terra,” for example, is sheathed in white paper, and images of animals and objects speckle the ephemeral material similar to the spotted coat of the live Appaloosa counterpart. More
11 August 2022 @ 6:24 pm
A grotesquely beautiful monster with monarch wings, long feathered lashes, and a curiously large mouth has taken over a corner building in Montréal. The cheeky puppet mural is by French-Canadian artist Danaé Brissonnet in collaboration with Poncili Creacion and stands at the intersection of Boulevard Saint Laurent and Rue Marie Anne. Centered around the theme of digestion, the massive public work is a playful, metaphorical interpretation of the bodily process. “These days I’m intrigued with exploring the ways in which I nourish myself… the who and what I let inside,” Brissonnet writes on Instagram. More
11 August 2022 @ 4:00 pm
We’re thrilled to announce our monthly series of workshops that explore incredible creativity from leading visual artists. We even have a shiny, new way to stay in the loop about upcoming events with our Colossal Workshops newsletter. Following the remarkable response to our forthcoming session with Hollie Chastain—which is now sold out—we look forward to inviting you to a new class next month! Colossal Members always receive a discount on registration and have access to a growing library of recordings. M
11 August 2022 @ 2:45 pm
The annual Nature TTL Photographer of the Year contest garnered more than 8,000 submissions this round, with some of the most impressive images focusing on fauna in the wild and stunning light-based phenomena that illuminate nighttime skies. Taken around the globe, the winning photos demonstrate both acts of stealth and moments of serendipity. Images range from Matt Engelmann capturing an unaware dog fox as it creeps over a Swiss mountain to Mauro Tronto framing a rainbow shooting upwards from the misty Godafass waterfalls in Iceland, the glowing northern lights overhead. More
10 August 2022 @ 7:26 pm
Healthy fibers meet delicious decadence in Normalynn Ablao’s crocheted provisions. The California-based crafter and pattern maker is cooking up spring rolls, pies, and party-sized platters of chicken wings, crudites, and dip, all made with yarn. Like her pastas, Ablao continues to serve textured designs that mimic their edible counterparts, although she tends to have a taste for cakes, pies, and other baked goods that you can find on Instagram. More
10 August 2022 @ 4:00 pm
What do an injured Kelley O’Hara and “The Incredulity of Saint Thomas” by Italian Baroque artist Mattia Preti have in common? The exasperated soccer star and 1675 religious masterpiece find unexpected synchronicity thanks to LJ Rader, the creator behind the wildly popular meme account ArtButMakeItSports.
Since 2015, Rader has been cleverly pairing photos from professional sports with art historical works. What began as a personal project that involved visits to museums and some of the week’s most intensely emotional images from soccer matches or basketball games has evolved into Twitter and Instagram accounts with considerable followings.
10 August 2022 @ 3:17 pm
In the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh, an enormous single-cell organism floats among the Victorian iron colonnades of the cavernous Grand Gallery. Bristol-based multidisciplinary artist Luke Jerram often explores the nature of scale and perception in his pieces (previously), and the latest installation of his inflatable sculpture “E.coli,” which has been displayed in locations around the U.K., spans 90 feet, representing the bacterium at 5 million times its actual size. More
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10 August 2022 @ 7:04 am
Not everybody develops an addiction after using prescription medication or illicit drugs. However, some people develop a physical dependence on these substances. That’s because, over time, certain drugs change the brain’s chemistry. And these changes can lead to compulsive drug use, even in people who don’t want to keep taking the substance. Essentially, the brain…
The post Why Drug Addiction is Difficult to Overcome Alone appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
5 August 2022 @ 6:16 pm
Digital marketing agencies are a key aspect of growth for a growing digital business, but hiring a dedicated team of professionals could cost upwards of $800k annually, depending on your needs, of course! Few organizations can afford the salary costs for a marketing position, especially when hiring unproven employees for such important work. Luckily, there…
The post How Can Digital Agencies Help Your Business Growth? appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
25 July 2022 @ 7:39 pm
Looking at HydraFacial VS customary facial Priorities straight, with a customary facial, you will undoubtedly encounter a couple of awkward minutes during the treatment. Extractions, when will be the point at which the specialist goes a piece further to clean your pores, is by and large the most un-charming part. Conventional facials are useful for…
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24 June 2022 @ 9:26 am
When it comes to choosing cufflinks for the groom, many men feel at a loss. With so many different designs and styles to choose from, it can be difficult to determine which ones will be most appropriate – not to mention unique. If you’re looking for a way to make your groom’s cufflinks stand out,…
The post Unique cufflinks for the groom – find out how to make them stand out! appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
7 June 2022 @ 9:16 am
Traveling is an essential part of life. It enables you to explore new places, people, cultures, and history. It’s not only an excellent way to make new friends, but traveling also allows you to recharge and re-connect. Moreover, traveling relieves stress, makes you physically healthier, lifts your mood, and boosts creativity. Several life experts say…
The post Travel Ideas: Fun Activities To Do With Kids appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
30 May 2022 @ 1:29 pm
At this point, you have applied for NSFAS and want to find out if your application is successful. Fortunately, you no longer need to wait for a phone call or SMS or to keep calling the helpline to find out. It is extremely easy to look for yourself. NSFAS uses the MYNSFAS student Portal to…
The post How to Check Your NSFAS Application Online appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
20 May 2022 @ 7:37 pm
So far, over 400 different active substances have been detected in the cannabis plant. At least 80 of these are cannabinoids. Two active ingredients are of particular interest: THC and CBD. The first is an intoxicant, which is addictive and is banned in the UK and most European countries. The second is not psychoactive but…
The post CBD flowers versus CBD oil: legal situation, application, effects appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
14 May 2022 @ 12:27 pm
While the use of computer graphics technologies in cinematography is no longer surprising, 3D printing in this area is rarely mentioned. But this doesn’t mean that 3D printers are not used in movies at all. One of the most challenging tasks in filmmaking is the production of objects that are important to the plot, be…
The post The New Era of Movies with 3D printing appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
9 May 2022 @ 2:12 pm
By: Lauren Ali ALL IMAGES BY: Pixy Yijun Liao Pixy Yijun Liao, a Chinese artist, confronts the commonly socialized gender dynamics between men and women in her photo series, Experimental Relationships. Interested in observing what happens when men and women switch their given gender roles, Pixy places herself and Moro, a Japanese musician whom she…
The post This artist shows what her relationship would look like if gender roles were reversed appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
9 May 2022 @ 7:27 am
The stock market has been going through something of a roller coaster ride over the past few years. With various factors working against it, it’s been a challenging time for investors everywhere. But, if there’s anything to be learned from this, it’s that volatility is a part of investing. The good news is that this…
The post Tesla Stock Predictions and Price Forecast for 2019 appeared first on The Plaid Zebra.
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20 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm
You gotta hand it to both partners in this collaboration: State Bicycle Co. and The Grateful Dead smashed it out of the Golden Gate Park with this smokin’ klunker and a psychedelic range of accessories. Coincidentally, the collection dropped today: 4/20 also being a celebration of cannabis culture. Fun fact: one of the original Waldos…
The post Shake Down Street: State Bicycle Co & The Grateful Dead Klunker appeared first on The Spoken.
12 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm
It finally happened: ENVE, our favorite composite component maker has announced the commencement of its own custom frame program — and while the name and livery might be one of the most uninspiring yet, the bare bones are looking beautiful. The addition of the ‘Custom Road’ to the catalog was a logical next step for…
The post Straight Up Layup: ENVE’s New Custom Road Program appeared first on The Spoken.
8 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm
Not many would choose a fatbike as a first choice of vehicle to take on a long distance tour, but it depends on what type of terrain you intend to tackle. Marc traversed a good chunk of Europe to realize a fatbike was his ideal carriage. Marc’s list of conquered countries include France, Spain, Portugal,…
The post L’automne Tourer: Marc’s Fall Fat Bike By Victoire Cycles appeared first on The Spoken.
7 April 2021 @ 4:45 pm
It’s been two years since Cameron Falconer blew me away with the fat-tyred mini-velo dirt shredder he built for a Japanese customer. This new lemon sherbet cruiser again proves Falconer’s focus on fabricating insanely fun and functional bikes. Cameron can build you a rock-solid roadie or a sure-footed back road tourer, but he also has…
The post Fast And Fizzy: Falconer Cruiser by Blue Lug appeared first on The Spoken.
1 January 2021 @ 4:30 pm
It’s been a strange last few months but, if anything, they have proven that bicycles really are the best form of release from a locked-down lifestyle. This 650b+ Explorer from Dorset’s Sven Cycles is the ultimate escape plan — and it could be yours. The Explorer is one model in Sven’s Semi-Bespoke range, developed by…
The post Life In The Green Lane: Sven 650b+ Explorer appeared first on The Spoken.
13 November 2020 @ 4:45 pm
Six years ago in Adelaide during the Tour Down Under we had the pleasure and honour of meeting local frame builder JR of Rogers Bespoke and photographing his first build. Today we feature what may be his last custom bicycle — for his fiancé Gloria. The TDU is the first leg of the UCI World…
The post The Bike at the End of the Universe: Gloria’s Rogers Bespoke appeared first on The Spoken.
10 November 2020 @ 4:45 pm
If you’re a fan of riding up monstrous mountains, like to be reminded of that time you did or be inspired to do so, our good friend Stefan Amato has just created a couple of prints that will be right up your valley. The 2015 Eroica Britannia was one of the most memorable cycling events…
The post High On A Hill: Stefan Amato’s Stelvio Pass Print appeared first on The Spoken.
Geeky international news on technology, business and culture.
11 August 2022 @ 6:45 pm
Researchers have discovered a surprisingly simple way to detect deepfake video calls: ask the suspect to turn sideways. The trick was shared this week by Metaphysic.ai, a London-based startup behind the viral Tom Cruise deepfakes. The company used DeepFaceLive, a popular app for video deepfakes, to transform a volunteer into various celebrities. Most of the recreations were impressive when they looked straight-ahead. But once the faces rotated a full 90-degrees, the images became distorted and the spell was broken. The fakes fell apart at a sharp 90° profile. Credit: Metaphysic.ai The team believes the defects emerge because the software uses fewer…
11 August 2022 @ 11:58 am
The idea of a car that turns into a plane in three minutes sounds like a dream. Imagine you’re driving along during peak hour. You get an alert of incoming traffic and shapeshift into an aircraft that takes to the skies, overtaking commuter delays, toll bridges, and construction delays — suck it, gridlock! But the reality of the flying car (aka air car) is a lot less spontaneous and a lot less flexible. And I’m here to burst your bubble following the news of Samson Sky’s successful FAA inspection. This week, after 14 years of design, R&D, and fundraising, Samson…
11 August 2022 @ 1:17 am
In this series we examine some of the most popular doomsday scenarios prognosticated by modern AI experts. Previous articles include Misaligned Objectives, Artificial Stupidity, Wall-E Syndrome, Humanity Joins the Hivemind, and Killer Robots. We’ve covered a lot of ground in this series (see above), but nothing comes close to our next topic. The “democratization of expertise” might sound like a good thing — democracy, expertise, what’s not to like? But it’s our intent to convince you that it’s the single greatest AI-related threat our species faces by the time you finish reading this article. In order to properly understand this, we’ll have to…
9 August 2022 @ 9:27 pm
It’s strike season on the London Underground, and that means one thing for the UK’s interminable Tory governments: time to rev-up the driverless hype train. Conservative politicians have long called for a fully-autonomous metro. In 2012, then-London Mayor Boris Johnson said Britain’s capital would have driverless trains within 10 years. A decade later, he claimed the switch would free people from being “prisoners of the unions.” The government reiterated the case during recent funding talks with Transport for London (TfL), which operates the local underground network. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps made working towards driverless trains a condition of the bailout. Shapps…
9 August 2022 @ 3:50 pm
The future of last-mile package delivery is fast and contactless, with delivery providers focused on eliminating traffic and parking challenges. An increasingly prominent option is the use of uncrewed aerial vehicles or drones. This week research comparing the environmental impact of different forms of last-mile delivery was published in the scientific journal Patterns. Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University compared the energy consumption of quadcopter drones against diesel and electric medium-duty trucks, small vans, and electric cargo bicycles on a per-package basis. They found that greenhouse-gas emissions per parcel were 84% lower for drones than for diesel trucks. Unsurprisingly, drones consumed…
9 August 2022 @ 2:07 pm
Say you had millions of dollars to spend. If you’re an automotive enthusiast, perhaps you’d buy the latest Ferrari or a 1956 Aston Martin. But would you spend an exorbitant amount for a car you can’t physically drive? It may sound illogical, but research by Vanarama shows people are digging deep into their pockets to buy car-related NFTs. This means that they own the cars’ digital rendering (although anyone can view and download it), but they’ll never get to lay a single hand on the vehicle. In fact, as per the study, buyers are willing to pay even more for…Thi
9 August 2022 @ 12:25 pm
Have you ever been catfished? Maybe you’ve met someone on a dating app and decided to go for a coffee or a drink, but when you showed up, the person looked nothing like their profile pictures. Unfortunately, this kind of deception is such a part of dating in 2022 that we’ve almost come to accept it. But that kind of deceit would never happen in a professional setting… would it? By now, you’ve probably heard about the Madbird job scam that hit the news back in February. Madbird was advertised as a British-based design agency run by a charismatic and…This stor
8 August 2022 @ 5:53 pm
Experts believe some 80-percent of the universe could be made up of a mysterious substance called “dark matter.” Some even think there’s an entire group of particles forming a “dark sector” that could be as complex as the matter and antimatter families. Unfortunately, the quest to finally observe dark matter is hitting a wall. Simply put we need more particle colliders. And whether they get built is, seemingly, completely up to the powers-that-be in the European and US political arenas. Cash rules everything The development of particle colliders has been one of humankind’s most expensive scientific endeavors. However, they haven’t…
8 August 2022 @ 3:48 pm
In an effort to bring personal flying machines to the skies, French inventor and former jet-ski champion Franky Zapata is taking invites for people to try out his latest flying machine – the JetRacer. Meet the JetRacer The JetRacer is a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aircraft powered by ten kerosene-fueled micro-turbo-jet engines. The Zapata JetRacer Controlled by two joysticks, it’s capable of a high degree of maneuverability, with a video of Zapata flipping and turning the aircraft at speed while flying over water. Not Zapata’s first rodeo Zapata crossing the English Channel Zapata’s had a long history with…
8 August 2022 @ 1:41 pm
What if wearable electronics could monitor your health and detect diseases even before symptoms appear? That’s exactly the vision of Sihong Wang and his research team at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Molecular Engineering (PME). “With this work we’ve bridged wearable technology with artificial intelligence and machine learning to create a powerful device which can analyze health data right on our own bodies,” Wang says. The assistant professor and his team envision a future where wearable biosensors can track indicators of health, including sugar, oxygen, and metabolites in people’s blood. With this purpose in mind, they have developed…
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