Eye-Popping Moiré Pattern Paintings by Anoka Faruqee

Moire Pattern Paintings by Anoka Faruqee

Artist Anoka Faruqee creates eye-popping paintings of moiré patterns, the secondary patterns created when two identical patterns are overlapped with a slight rotation or offset. Faruqee has divided the acrylic on linen paintings into three distinct series: “Moiré,” “Circle,” and “Wave.” Faruqee talks about her moiré paintings in this interview with Beautiful Decay.

Moire Pattern Paintings by Anoka Faruqee

Moire Pattern Paintings by Anoka Faruqee

Moire Pattern Paintings by Anoka Faruqee

Moire Pattern Paintings by Anoka Faruqee

photos via Anoka Faruqee

via Beautiful Decay

Conan O’Brien Presents Footage From the Acer Computers 2014 Keynote Presentation

In a recent episode of Conan, host Conan O’Brien presented footage from the Acer Computers 2014 keynote presentation to parody Apple’s big iPhone 6 and Apple Watch presentation (see previously). The sketch stars Joel Murray as fictional Acer CEO Ron Badge presenting their latest Aspire laptop with features like a built-in pill container and tape deck.

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NASA Announces Human Space Flight Will Return to the United States in 2017

NASA has released a teaser video for the major announcement that they will resume human space flight in the United States. The announcement will be made live on NASA TV at 4:00pm EDT on Tuesday September 16th, 2014. Currently NASA relies on the Russian Federal Space Agency’s Soyuz rockets and capsules to send astronauts to and from the International Space Station (ISS), but it is an expensive and tense relationship. On April 29th, 2014, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin tweeted that due to sanctions placed on his country by the United States, NASA should consider using a trampoline to send its astronauts to the ISS.

It appears from NASA’s video, which was posted on NASA’s Commercial Crew Program blog, that the goal will be met by working with one of the commercial partners NASA already uses for satellite and cargo launches. The Commercial Crew Program intends to send an American astronaut to the ISS in 2017.

Launch America

image via NASA

via NASA

Cosplay Music Video From KantaiCon 2014 Featuring Creative Costumes on the USS ‘Yorktown’ Aircraft Carrier

Beat Down Boogie has created a music video featuring a number of the cosplayers and their creative costumes at KantaiCon 2014, a one-day anime convention that was held on a the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston, South Carolina. The video was filmed by Blake Faucette and Micah Moore, with editing also done by Moore.

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Google Maps Adds Egyptian Monuments Like the Great Pyramid of Giza to Street View

Google Maps has added Egyptian monuments like the Great Pyramid of Giza to Street View. The various areas of the Giza Necropolis, including the Great Sphinx, and more are all available to view via Street View.

The Giza Necropolis is one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world, and is home to the last standing wonder of the ancient world: the Great Pyramid. Built as a tomb and a symbol of eternity for the Pharoah Khufu, it stands 139 meters high (the height of the world’s highest roller coaster!) and was the tallest man-made structure on Earth for 3,800 years. Look beyond it to the west, and you’ll see the pyramids of Khafre and Menkaure, built by Khufu’s son and grandson.

Google Maps Pyramid
The Great Pyramid

Google Maps Sphinx
The Great Sphinx

images via Official Google Blog