Archive for August, 2013

August 29, 2013

Amazing Invisibility Cloak Video

This looks like something straight out of a science fiction movie.

The full explanation is here. It has something to do with super-heating the carbon coils so they bend light. It’s pretty damn cool. This nano-stuff is finally giving us the cool science fiction future we’ve been imagining for centuries.

August 16, 2013

Queensboro Bridge Truck Fire Photos

Earlier today a truck burst into flames on the Queensboro bridge. Luckily nobody was injured.

Fast forward to tonight while I’m sipping some bourbon on my balcony (Breckenridge Bourbon from Colorodo, it’s not bad), and I notice two heavy-duty trailers hauling the burnt remains of a truck down Jackson Avenue.

I don’t know for sure this is the truck, but how often does a charred truck get carted down Jackson Avenue away from the Queensboro bridge? Anyway, enjoy the photos. The full hi-res gallery is here.

August 8, 2013

Drawings of Game of Thrones Characters in the 90s

This great article on Wired features the work of illustrator Mike Wrobel.

Here are some of my favorites.

August 7, 2013

Mac OSX’s Responsive Font Panel

My habit of unconsciously resizing my browser window surprised me when I accidentally resized the Fonts panel in OSX and discovered that it was “responsive.” Depending on the available width, it smartly switches between list views and dropdown menus, and removes non-crucial elements as space gets really tight.

Pretty cool.