Posts Tagged ‘ Speed ’

This Is Your Life On Drugs.


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London-based photographer Roman Sakovich gives us a glimpse of the drastic visual differences that substance abuse can cause in his series titled Half. By splitting his subjects’ style choices and physical appearances straight down the middle of their portraits, the photographer presents a before and after composite image that shows us two timelines—one of the addict (on the right) and one of the non-user who still has the choice to change his or her fate.

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While you might think that a great deal of Photoshop was used to produce each image, Sakovich says that most of the effects were created in-camera. The transformations were accomplished with skilled costuming and makeup design rather than post splicing and merging. The result is an eye-opening look at the damaging effects of drug abuse, especially meth addiction which is known to have a considerable amount of impact on one’s physical appearance. While the photographer admits it is a stereotypical and perhaps superficial look at substance abuse, it is, nonetheless, effective.

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The Gangnam Style Guy Has A Song With Who?


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Psy, the highest viewed artist on YouTube is back again with another memorable video.  Hangover, featuring none other that Snoop D-O-Double-Gizzle, (or Snoop Lion, whichever you prefer) was published on June 8th, and in a matter of 12 hours had well over a million views.  This new, half-english, collaboration has an entrancing beat, and hopefully can be a worth successor to the world famous Gangnam style.

Electric Motorcycle Johammer J1


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Check Johammer J1, an electric motorcycle out of Austria that is styled like nothing else on the road. The work of one Johann Hammerschmid and his small team of experts, the Johammer J1 features a number of notable design decisions, including the electric motor being integrated into the rear wheel, a front wheel that uses hub-center steering and a double wishbone style front suspension mechanism, and side mirrors that offer a high-resolution display showing speed, range and other vital bits of data.

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Seabob Cayago Underwater Jetski


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The Seabob Cayago F7 turns you into a much less fish-chatty Aquaman, propelling you through water at speeds up to 9 mph. You use your own weight to steer and angle the Seabob up or down, with the onboard computer display showing you your power usage, water temperature, speed, and depth. This is apparently the first jet system in the world that features an impeller; an electric-powered rotor that sucks water in and fires it out back out of the watercraft. Since no one needs a case of the bends, all underwater models from Seabob are set to a maximum depth of 2.5 meters but scuba divers can override that and set it 40 meters.

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World’s First Human Loop the Loop


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Professional stuntman Damien Walters is used to putting his body in harm’s way to get some great shots but his latest stunt may be the most impressive yet. After seeing countless people perform a loop the loop on a bike or skateboard, Walters thought he could do one better: tackle the loop the loop on foot. Working with MIT’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, Walters was able to figure out exactly what kind of speed he needed and when he needed it in order to complete the feet.

Porsche Creates “Symphony” with Seven Generations of 911


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Take a look at the video from Porsche of seven 911′s “singing” Happy Birthday to celebrate 50 years of the model’s existence. The first part is introducing all the models and the individual note of each one. For some fans this will be the best version of Happy Birthday they have ever heard.

Ferrari 458 Speciale


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With the 2013 Frankurt Motor Show approaching, Ferrari has taken the wraps off their newest addition to the 458 family– the 458 speciale. Acting as the successor to the previous 430 scuderia and 360 challenge stradale, the new mid-rear-engined V8 berlinetta is designed to boost both performance and aerodynamics with a beefed up naturally aspirated V8 that can produce 597 horsepower and 398 lb.ft of torque. Launching from 0-100 km/h (62 mph) in just 3.0 seconds, the speciale is considered to be the most aerodynamically efficient range production car in ferrari history with front and rear movable aerodynamics which balance downforce and cut drag – a feature that will become standard in future prancing horse production.

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Cigarette Racing 42 Huntress


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The boat boasts five Mercury Racing Verado 350SCi engines, all together generating 1750hp, enough to put it on the surface at the speed of 125 km/h. The thing that has put to alongside Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG SUV is the capacity to meet all sorts of water conditions. The Cigarette Huntress 42 doesn’t compromise at agility, speed and quick response. Apart from performance the boat has all the luxury on-deck and in-cabin amenities.

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Blackbird Mercedes | Tron


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This is a design exercise that pays homage to Mercedes-Benz’s racing history. The streamlined body is supposed to evoke airplanes, speed and movement. Designer Peter Vardai’s goal was to create a plan that reinforces the emotions toward Mercedes and refers the the brand’s tradition and future. His concept consisted of the feeling for speed and freedom. He wanted to represent the speed and motion in on subject by basing this project on an airplane’s dinamic and streamlined shape [while having a Tron like future feel to it]. The black and silver are strongly connected to the branding, while the sporty shape refers to the Mercede’s success in auto racing.
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Interactive Blue Light Art by Gabey Tjon a Tham


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Interactive artist Gabey Tjon a Tham has created a light installation in which lights dance to music and spiral in different forms. In the piece Repetition At My Distance, the blue lights are transformed into beautiful twists that change shape as they move, sparking a new era of mobile 3D art. The art form in the future may adapt to reacting with other lights, voice and other inputs.

There are a total of 16 dancing streams of light that change with the vibrations of the speakers, varying the speed, brightness, and synchronization as the lights dim and brighten. The lights even move independently and others they all synchronize together. At some points some of the lights disappear while some remain on and still moving.

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The Nissan GT Academy.


In my mind, there are primarily two types of serious video gamers out there… The ones who play games because they perform some of those actions in real life (football players that play Madden, ball players who play NBA Live, marines who play Call Of Duty, etc.) and then there are the type of gamers who play games because they imagine one day they’d have the skills to perform some actions in real life.  However, there does come the rare occasion when gamers who have no real life training in something play game long enough, and for so well, that they actually become capable of pulling off some of their digital tricks in real life.  Coincidentally Nissan recognized this with a few champions of Grand Turismo 5.  The game is so life like, the cars so well tuned, and the mechanics so close to the real thing, they’ve chosen a select few to compete in REAL cars for a spot on the professional Nissan racing team.  Check the method below.