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Amazing SciFi Spaceships and Models!

I absolutely love stumbling across these gems. The classic sfi-fi shows and movies like Space:1999, UFO, and Moon Two Zero have such a distinctive look to them that even if the story was a bit crap you were still in for a visual treat. It’s kind of sad that now a days whenever you see a spaceship in a movie it’s inevitably gray or white. It’s rare to see anything with color out there, not so with the classics! Anyway, have a look at this beautiful collection of artifacts that Sission has collected and restored and in some cases he’s built accurate replicas of the originals.

“Hello and welcome to my Sci-Fi model website. Here I will be displaying some original film studio props and many of the model replicas that I have constructed over the last 25 years. This will mostly be from the works of Gerry Anderson, who’s world famous television shows have entertained me for a very large part of my life. Thanks mostly to the talents of such artists as Derek Meddings, Mike Trim, Brian Johnson, Steve Begg, Keith Wilson, Reg Hill and many, many others.
Just click on the highlighted text to navigate and I hope you enjoy your visit”

David Sisson Models.

Posted: August 23rd, 2010
at 10:22pm by John

Categories: Artistic,Cool,Design,Space

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Super Cool Steampunk Style Camera Mod

I still think that steampunk is a pretty neat ‘art movement’ so I’ll keep posting clever things when I find them. I ran across this dandy camera mod this evening. It’s a typical digital camera that’s been housed in a very well executed steampunk styled case. Classy! I like the little hatch on the front that lets the lens peep through. Makes me want to build something!
Electro Iconograph.

Posted: August 19th, 2010
at 9:36pm by John

Categories: Artistic,Cool,General,Hacked,Mods,Photography

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If The Video Games of Today Were Done For Retro Systems

This is a beautiful little ‘what if’ art project looking at what video games of today would look like if they were done on old gaming platforms. I’d totally play Super Mario Kart as a top down racing game and the same for Bayonetta.

The Video Games of Today Reimagined in 8 and 16 Bits

Posted: August 7th, 2010
at 11:13pm by John

Categories: Amusing,Artistic,Cool

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The name says it all. Atomic Annihilation, what a more fitting title for a page dedicated to the art of the atomic age. See the atomic powered bombers, the ‘duck and cover’ posters, downwind fallout projections, the very missiles that were to rain vaporizing death in the event of the balloon going up. This is a wonderful collection of cold war inspired artwork and photography that has played a vital role in shaping the very way we think and speak. Enjoy the trip to the past and hope that it truly is behind us.


Posted: July 29th, 2010
at 9:59pm by John

Categories: Artistic,Cool,Historic,Mad Science,Technology,To be used for Evil

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Little Clear Critters Or Do I have X-ray Eyes!

Small animal specimens that have been bleached and dyed to display their inner workings. No Photoshop involved! The page is in Japanese so you that scares  you use this link.
[via io9]

Transparent specimen ( specimen double stained transparent).

Posted: June 30th, 2010
at 8:08pm by John

Categories: Artistic,Cool,Japan,Mad Science

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Programmable Self-Folding Origami

Programable matter Only a matter of time until technology like this becomes common in everyday items. I want a bed that will make itself when I get out of it in the mornings. 🙂

(The device)… consists of a thin sheet of resin–fiberglass composite, just a few centimeters across, segmented into 32 triangular panels separated by flexible silicone joints. Some of the joints have heat-sensitive actuators that bend 180 degrees when warmed by an electric current, folding the sheet over at that joint. Depending on the program used, the sheet will conduct a series of folds to yield the boat or airplane shape in about 15 seconds. The folding-sheet approach is an extension of the field of computational origami, the mathematical study of how flat objects can be folded into complex, three-dimensional structures.

Shifty Science: Programmable Matter Takes Shape with Self-Folding Origami Sheets: Scientific American.

Posted: June 29th, 2010
at 9:12pm by John

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Categories: Artistic,Cool,Discovery,Historic,Technology

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