Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Bean Ballet

A 25-day timelapse of a bean plant set to The Blue Danube.

Via TwistedSifter

Club Palace

Club Palace by Camille Boyer and cinematographer Nik Mirus and Montreal-based studio Caravane  looks like a computer animation but was actually filmed using real-life miniatures and clever practical effects.

Club Palace (Real or CGI?) - NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

Via Gizmodo

How a Virus Spreads Through an Airplane Cabin

It’s not uncommon to become ill after flying home from a trip. It's happened to me twice. Did flying cause it?
New research suggests that airline passengers infected with influenza aren’t likely to infect other passengers who sit more than two seats to the left or right, or more than two seats in front or back so chances of contracting the flu from an infected passenger are slim unless you’re sitting within about three feet (one meter) of them.
In the two instances I became ill after flying I blame passengers who were sitting directly behind me on long flights who coughed all the way across the Atlantic.

Read more here about the findings of the study.

Cabin of Curiosities

3D printing studio Emerging Objects has created Cabin of Curiosities. The structure is covered with 4,500 3D-printed ceramic tiles made of sawdust, Portland cement, corn-based bio-plastics and chardonnay grape skins that provide a surface for growing succulents.

More:  Urbanist

Monday, March 19, 2018

John Oliver Hijacks the New Mike Pence Book

Vice President Mike Pence recently wrote Marlon Bundo’s Day in the Life of the Vice President, a children's book starring the Pence household’s pet rabbit. The irony of the title of the book, given the VP’s stance on homosexuality, was not lost on John Oliver (Marlon Brando was bisexual). So Oliver's show has released a better Bundo book: A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo about a boy bunny who falls in love with another boy bunny. The profits will go to LGBTQ charities.

More: Signature Reads