When trying to grasp the scale of stars and planets in an infinite universe, our finite minds have trouble visualizing how big things get out there. Most visualizations use a fixed perspective, where a larger planet or star appears to be the same size in the frame as the one before it. Corridor Crew took a different approach, setting Earth as the size of a tennis ball, and placing stars of increasing size in familiar a cityscape to help us truly see how small our neck of the galaxy is.
The stereotypical James Bond-esque spy doesn't need disguises. Disguises almost seem a relic of campy Hollywood B-movies in the post-WWII, tech-laden spy era, but they're used far more often than what we mere mortals would believe. The CIA even has a Chief of Disguise and Jonna Mendez was the Agency's guru. In this interview with WIRED, Mendez explains how the best spy agency in the world uses disguises and how it takes more than makeup to make on effective.
The MA-1 silhouette got its start in the mid-1950s when it became the flight jacket of the U.S. Air Force, Navy pilots, and ground crews. The originals removed the fur collar of the B-15 which came before it due to interference with parachute harnesses. This bomber adds to the legendary jacket's history with poly-fill, orange lining, and a modern cut for a slim fit. Details include two lower flap pockets, two interior welt pockets, as well as a utility pocket on the sleeve and knit ribbing on the collar, cuffs, and waistband. The timeless look is finished with a signature red "Remove Before Flight" flag and is available in black or olive.
Already known for their toughness, the latest addition to the I.N.O.X. line adds a carbon case for a new level of strength. The lightweight, space-tested carbon composite is highly resistant to both scratches and heat and houses a highly visible face with luminous hands and indexes protected by scratch-resistant sapphire crystal. The timepiece is powered by Swiss-made automatic movement Sellita SW200 with a 38-hour power reserve, visible through the titanium exhibition case back. Each watch finished with a black rubber strap and is delivered in a special packaging that holds an exclusive Spartan PS knife with matte black handles and a black protective bumper.
Diameter: 43mm / Lug width: 20mm / Depth rating: 200 meters / Weight 3.6 oz
Take The Quiet Place and swap sound for sight, then you'll have Bird Box. Based on the post-apocalyptic novel by Josh Malerman, Sandra Bullock must embark on a two-day journey down a river to get her and her children to safety. If that doesn't seem nightmarish enough, mysterious beings are lurking around, waiting to overtake people through their vision so she'll have to do the whole thing blindfolded. The cast also includes Trevante Rhodes, Sarah Paulson, Lil Rel Howery, and John Malkovich and will be released on Netflix December 21, 2018.
His 10 principles are a part of basic design training worldwide. His work for Braun and Vitsœ is both highly-functional and museum-worthy. Rams is a documentary about Dieter and his work, helmed by Gary Hustwit — the director of Helvetica, and thus well-versed in geeky design detail — and soundtracked by none other than Brian Eno. Coming December 2018.
Cameras, smart locks, entry and motion sensors — the Simplisafe Home Security System keeps you covered the inside out. Its collection of devices doesn't just alert you of an intruder, they also have 24/7 Professional Monitoring that contacts to the police. They provide eyewitness accounts including the invader's whereabouts, if they're armed, and what they're up to, resulting in a dispatch that is 3.5 times faster. But their security isn't only about intruders. The system can also protect your home from other threats like fires, carbon monoxide, and water damage.
As seen in Uncrate Issue 04.
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What makes something beautiful is hard to explain — but humans seem to have an innate way to know beauty when they see it. From early stone tools to cave paintings and modern masterpieces, beauty has been a part of humanity since there were humans. But the broader question of why we find things beautiful and how that helped us to survive and evolve is an open one. Kurzgesagt looks at beauty, and the unexpected ways it influences us.
You've seen the launch and watched Neil Armstrong take those first steps but that was only a part of the mission. A lot happened during the eight-day journey between the Earth and the Moon to make the lunar landing a success. This animated breakdown details exactly what took place during the deconstruction of the Saturn V rocket and Apollo spacecraft.