Artist Creates Miniature ‘Ant-Man’ Installations in London of the Tiny Superhero Fighting and Flying Around on Antony

Ant-Man installations in London

UK-based artist Slinkachu recently teamed up with Marvel to make a creative collection of miniature Ant-Man installations all over London that show the tiny superhero riding his trusty carpenter ant steed Antony, fighting the villainous Yellow Jacket (Darren Cross) in a city-crushing battle, and more. The full series of photos from Slinkachu‘s Ant-Man installations are available to view on his Little People blog.

Ant-Man installations in London

Ant-Man installations in London

Ant-Man installations in London

Ant-Man installations in London

Ant-Man installations in London

photos via Little People

Self-Taught Jewelry Maker Demonstrates How to Make a Ring From a Coin In Only Two Minutes

Utah-based construction worker and self-taught jewelry maker fencekid demonstrates how to make a ring from a coin in just two minutes, provided the right tools are available.

This video shows how easy coin ring making is with the proper jewelers tools. This video shows the shaping process, which is the difficult, time consuming part of coin ring making if you don’t have expensive tools. This ring obviously needs a bit of sanding before it is complete, but other than that, she came out great.

Fencekid offers a number of instructional video tutorials on coin rings and many of his original designs are available through his Etsy shop

via Digg

A Unique Glowing Coat Made From a Beautiful Array of Fiber Optic Filaments

Fiber Optic Coat

Instructables designer Natalie Walsh created a unique fiber optic coat for her friend Gordon Kirkwood that is also companion piece to her fiber optic dress. Like the dress, the coat is made up of a free-flowing array of fiber optic filaments that can be purchased from Ants On A Melon. Detailed instructions on how to make the coat are available on Instructables. Instructions for Walsh’s previous designs are also available.

Fiber Optic Coat

Fiber Optic Coat

Fiber Optic Coat

Fiber Optic Coat

images via Natalie Walsh

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Beautiful Black Jaguar Kitten Leaps Into the Pool and Goes For a Swim on a Hot Summer’s Day

When a beautiful black jaguar kitten named Cielo saw that her human caretakers at the Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation were enjoying themselves in the pool on a hot summer’s day, she decided to take a running leap into the pool and go for a swim with a little help from her friends.

Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation was founded in 2013 with the discovery of Cielo, the first rescue the foundation made.

Cielo is a Black jaguar. The original people who “cared” for her at birth, planned to sell her to a pet shop owner whose mission was to drug her to take photos with the public for profit. We were so lucky to have intercepted her from a life (if one could call it that) in confinement. She was our first baby and the cornerstone of the Black Jaguar-White Tiger Foundation. Cielo is a force of nature to be dealt with and she loves to exhibit her power, beauty, and grace whenever possible. …Allow us to tell you that taking care of any of these animals it is not for the faint of heart. These are powerful and unpredictable children of nature, not a pet or a toy. Do not underestimate the commitment, work, energy, strength, and resources that are necessary to care for just one of these incredible beings.

The foundation currently needs financial assistance and accepts donations through their site.

The Black Jaguar White Tiger Foundation will soon plead for your economical help in rescuing our planet and raising awareness regarding the care of our environment and that of the innocent creatures that us humans are forcing into extinction. If we don’t begin to change, then who will?

‘Words That Aren’t Words’, An Explanation of Sounds Used to Convey Meaning In Different Languages

In “Words That Aren’t Words” by Quartz features different people explaining the phonosemantic phrases that are specific to their native languages. In English, the sound “tsk” expresses disapproval, “meh” expresses apathy and “hmm” can express a variety of meanings including complete disinterest. Such is the same with every language in the world.

OCH (Scotland), it’s like “oh”, och aye – oh yes. … Ech (Poland), it’s a sigh of resignation, of apathy, of indifference. It can mean a lot of things. “Do you like that borscht I just gave you? Ech.

The KQED Series ‘Deep Look’ Explores the Capability of Harvard’s Swarm of 1,024 Autonomous Kilobots

In a recent episode of the KQED and PBS Digital Studios series Deep Look, writer Amy Standen explores the capabilities of the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering‘s swarm of 1,024 autonomous kilobots.

The quarter-sized bots are programmed as a group, and must work together to execute their orders. In the episode, Standen gives a number of examples of the kinds of tasks the kilobots can perform, and the ways researchers can learn from them.

A Student-Built Electric Car Breaks the World Record for Accelerating From 0 to 100km/h in 1.779 Seconds

An electric car built by students at the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany recently set a new world record for “Fastest 0-100km/h Acceleration – Electric Car” with a time of 1.779 seconds. This broke the previous record of 1.785 seconds set in 2014 by AMZ Racing who supplied the motors for the Stuttgart car.

The team expects Guinness World Record certification within the next few weeks.

via Electric Autosport, Jalopnik, Road and Track

Stunning Photo Series That Feature the Delicate Alien Beauty of Carnivorous Sundew Plants

Drosera

In the gorgeous photo series “Drosera“, Finnish nature photographer Joni Niemelä has captured the incredible up-close beauty of the colorfully tentacled carnivorous plants commonly known as Sundews. Sundews are also featured in his newest series “Other Worldly Blues“, where Niemelä played upon their alien-like appearance and their predatory nature.

Sundews have always fascinated me, and I have been photographing these alien-like plants for several years now. My first first photo series ‘Drosera’ was mostly bright and vibrant, so I wanted to have some contrast to that in my second series of Sundews. I think the colors and the mood of ‘Otherworldly Blues’ reflect aptly the true nature of these carnivorous plants.

Drosera

Drosera

Other Worldly Blues

Other Worldly Blues

Other Worldly Blues

images via Joni Niemelä

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