31 October 2014

10 Scary Halloween Makeup Ideas You Should Try On This Halloween

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We all love to end our year with awesome and beautiful memories but sometimes shopping for the right costume for Halloween can be pretty challenging. Halloween makeup and costumes should be two crucial to-do things on your holiday list. If you are thinking of going the Halloween makeup way, here are some awesome ideas that could help you out. 

These Are 10 Of The Creepiest Halloween Makeup Ideas Ever Seen:

1. Zombie Halloween Makeup
Zombie Halloween Makeup

29 October 2014

The Power Of VFX In Before-And-After Shots Of Your Favorite Movies And TV Series

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Movie and TV producers use visual effects (VFX) to create movie magic. The following photos reveal how much some of the favorite movies and shows rely heavily on VFX magic. Green screens don’t have to always be green, they can also be blue. Technically, they can be of any color so long as none of the actors is wearing this color. During the recording of the scenes, the producers digitally select the green-screen color and make it transparent using special software. If any of the actors was wearing the color selected, they would appear to have holes punched through them!

1. The Hobbit
The Hobbit
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Two 20 Year Old Guys Founded A Charity That Is Offering Cleaning Services For The Homeless

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Lucas Patchet and Nicholas Marchesi founded Orange Sky Laundry in July 2014. Their charity is made up of seven board members whose aim is to see Orange Sky Laundry provide services to the streets of Australia. According to their website, they would like to help improve the hygiene standards of the homeless in Australia. This is currently a pilot project but they hope that with time, they will have a fleet of larger trucks that can fit around 6 washers and 6 dryers, to service different locations around the country.
20 Year Old Guys Founded A Charity That Is Offering Cleaning Services
They plan to schedule volunteers by the beginning of 2015 and you can apply to be one on their website.
Orange Sky Laundry Founders
Orange Sky Laundry Founders. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
creating more room
creating more room. Image Source: www.imgur.com
Installing new wall lining for electrical outlets.
Installing new wall lining for electrical outlets. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
Building the platform
Building the platform. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
Power installed.
Power installed. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
Painting the van
Painting the van. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
Final wall lining
Final wall lining. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
The first look inside the van.
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Platform ready
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First Washing Machines. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
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Installation inside the van
Installation inside the van. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
Installing Tow bar
Installing Tow bar. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
Both washing machines fit
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David, Board member and volunteer coordinator.
David, Board member and volunteer coordinator. Image Source: www.imgur.com/
Van officially in operation
Van officially in operation. Image Source: www.imgur.com/

26 October 2014

Can We Guess Your Real Age?

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Don't let your age control your life; let your life control your age... In this quick assessment, we'll try to guess your real age. It may NOT be accurate, but it will reveal something about you. Just try it!

25 October 2014

Researchers Develop An Ultra-Fast Charging Battery That Charges 70% In Two Minutes

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Tired of waiting for your phone to get enough charge before you leave the house? Nanyang Technological University Researchers have developed the best solution to your problem- a lithium ion battery that charges to 70 percent in just two minutes. The battery will also last for 20 years and will be available in the market within two years.
Image Credit Martin Maciaszek (taken from)
We are already using rechargeable lithium ion batteries in our laptops, mobile phones and tablets but they never last long. Most of them last for only two to three years which is around 500 recharge cycles. It also takes around two hours to fully charge them. 

This new battery will drastically improve the charging process and you will be able to charge your phone while looking for your keys on your way out of the door. Electric vehicles will become a more viable option to fossil-fuel-powered cars since it reduces battery replacement costs and will allow drivers to recharge their vehicles in minutes.
In a press release, Professor Chen Xiadong, the lead study, said that “Electric cars will be able to increase their range dramatically, with just five minutes of charging, which is on par with the time needed to pump petrol for current cars. Equally important, we can now drastically cut down the toxic waste generated by disposed batteries, since our batteries last 10 times longer than the current generation of lithium-ion batteries.”
In the new developed battery, the scientists have replaced the traditional graphite that’s used for the anode (the negative pole) in the current lithium ion batteries, with a gel material they made from titanium dioxide.  Cheap, abundant and safe titanium dioxide is found in soil and is commonly used as an additive in food and in sunscreen lotions to help absorb harmful ultraviolet rays. 

The titanium dioxide is transformed into tiny nanotubes which are a thousand times thinner than the diameter of a human hair. Chemical reactions that take place in the battery speed up and allow for superfast charging.   More energy is also packed into the batteries meaning that instead of the usual 500 charging cycles, the battery can now offer 10,000 cycles!

The new battery will also be cheap since titanium dioxide is not expensive and is readily available in soil. Details on how the titanium dioxide gel was formed are published in Advanced Materials. Technology to produce the batteries is already licensed and the scientists believe that in two years time, the batteries will be in the market.
We literally can’t wait!

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Nature’s 3D Printers: Using 80,000 Honeybees to Create An Amazing Sculpture

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Just like the incredible honeycomb vessels of Tomáš Libertíny the artist, Dewar’s has invented a fascinating way to celebrate their new Highlander Honey Whiskey. They have teamed up with the Sid Lee Creative Studio and The Ebeling Group on a project they are calling ‘3B printing’
Bees: Nature's 3D Printers
Image Credit: The Ebeling Group (taken from)
In a clear bottle shaped vessel, they placed 80,000 highlander honey bees that used the vessel to create a bottle shaped honeycomb. A starter blueprint was given to the bees where they could gather pollen and nectar as they would if they in their natural habitat. The bees got busy making the honey, a key ingredient in Dewar’s new product. 
Bees: Nature's 3D Printers
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They removed the outer plastic layer after the bottle shaped honeycomb was completed, to reveal the highlanders’ 3B bottle. The process sounds unbelievable, so check out the video below and see how they did it.
Bees: Nature's 3D Printers
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Bees: Nature's 3D Printers
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Bees: Nature's 3D Printers
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Bees: Nature's 3D Printers
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21 October 2014

In Photos: Artistic Woman Doodled On This Nissan Skyline And Transformed It Into A Masterpiece.

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Fate can sometimes lead us to paths we never intended to follow and this is what happened to Collen Kelton. He got a transfer with the US military to Misawa, Honshu in Japan and after settling down with his girlfriend, decided to buy  a Nissan Skyline R33 GTR. His plan was to modify and customize it into a purple model. Two unsuccessful attempts later, he settled for his second least favorite color and bought a 1995 silver model. He intended to upgrade the vehicle’s interior and spray the exterior purple in a ‘Time Attack’ style, as he referred to it.
Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
Image Credit: Nico Club Forum (taken from)
While still in the process of deciding what to do with the vehicle, Allison, his then girlfriend and now wife, asked to doodle over a scratch that was on the front bumper, using a black sharpie marker pen. Collen gladly let her do it since he planned to re-spray the vehicle anyway, so there would be no harm.
Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
Image Credit: Nico Club Forum (taken from 1, 2)
Everything changed from then. Allison had done such a remarkable job on the bumper that Collen, who was so taken by the incredible job, asked her to continue the artwork and see how the car would turn out. They named the project ‘Lost Birds Time Attack’. 
Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
Image Credit: Nico Club Forum (taken from 1, 2)
Collen regularly posted images of the project as it progressed on a forum on Nico Club, where Allison got applauded for her amazing job.  Collen also posted on YouTube, a 90 second time lapse video showing 3 hours of Allison at work on the fender. It’s estimated that working on the whole car took Allison over 100 hours but we couldn’t find out the total number of sharpie pens she used for the project. To prevent the marker pen artwork from washing off, they treated each complete section with a minimum of two lacquer coats.
Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
Image Credit: Nico Club Forum (taken from)
Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
Image Credit: Nico Club Forum (taken from)
Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
Image Credit: Nico Club Forum (taken from 1, 2)
Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
Image Credit: Nico Club Forum (taken from)
Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
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Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
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Incredible Transformation Of The Nissan Skyline From Doodling
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18 October 2014

Incredible Photos Of A Family That Lived With A Pet Lion

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No matter how much we love the wild animals, we may never truly understand how their minds work. A trip to Africa by actress Tipi Hedren, Noel Marshal, her husband and actress Melanie Griffith their daughter, made them want to create a movie on lions. This was after some advice by an animal trainer named Ron Oxley, who told them that “to get to know about lions, you’ve got to live with them for a while.” The family started living with Neil the lion and Michael Rougier, Life photographer, documented their life.
Neil the lion with Hedren as she reads a newspaper
Neil the lion with Hedren as she reads a newspaper. Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
According to the photos taken, their life with Neil was great. The movie however, which the family went on to make, was a different story.  Melanie was attacked by one of the lionesses and had to get 50 facial stitches while cinematographer Jan De Bont’s scalp was sewn back on after he was bitten by a lion. The 150 predatory cats that were cast in the movie 'Roar' wounded 70 people. The cost of production was $17.5 million although the movie grossed only over $2 million. 
Hedren wrestles with Neil
Hedren wrestles with Neil.  Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
After completing production of ‘Roar’, Hedren founded an animal sanctuary, Shambala Preserve, to protect neglected and mistreated exotic animals. 
Family That Lived With A lion
Image Source:MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
Family That Lived With A lion
Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
Neil grabs Melanie's leg as she jump into the pool
Neil grabs Melanie's leg as she jump into the pool.  Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
Neil sleeps in bed with Melanie.
Neil sleeps in bed with Melanie.  Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
Family That Lived With A lion
Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
Family That Lived With A lion
Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
Griffith in a swimming pool with Neil
Griffith in a swimming pool with Neil. Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
Neil Playing with a child by the poolside
Neil Playing with a child by the poolside. Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
Would you work while a lion sits that close?
Would you work while a lion sits that close? Image Source: MICHAEL ROUGIER / TIME & LIFE PICTURES
[Source: www.mashable.com, www.theguardian.com]

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