Ghost Pirate concept by Dan Blomberg
Sorry if this is in a game everyone knows except me… But oh my lords. Scifi goth pirates? Where do I sign up?
Black Phoenix Project (via Art of Vitaly Bulgarov)
“Black Phoenix is a fictional military corporation that manufactures robots in a not-so-distant future. The idea is creating an album that would be full of designs that could represent a whole line of products from utility and semi-civilian drones to multi-purpose mobile weaponry systems and vehicles.
Black Phoenix Project is a collaboration with photographer Maria Skotnikova who is responsible for creating HDR Environment Maps that I used as lighting source as well as backplates. Visit Maria’s website here.”
Aw I want the robodog.
Ulexite, NaCaB5O6(OH)6 · 5 H2O.
Ulexite grows in clusters of aligned fibers. Perpendicular to the fibers, the material is able to transmit light due to total internal reflection (upper photo). If you turn the stone on its side, it is completely opaque (lower photo).
Forget jewelry, give me these!
The Thorn Punch
All the weapons used by the Apaches in Paris are unique, but none are more ingenious than these curious rings and the device known as the “thorn punch”. The latter, held as shown in the illustration and delivered with a hard, straight blow, would drop a man as if hit by a sledge. The rings, however, are more subtle, as they appear to be nothing more than ordinary finger adornments with the exaggerated settings or heads often worn by fad extremists, but hidden within the hand is an extension. This rests against the palm when the fist is doubled and adds much force to the blow.
~ Popular Mechanics, June 1911
(Source: criminalwisdom, via lunarbahamut)
Diaphonized snake specimen. When a specimen in diaphonized, it is reduced to its skeletal frame and stained for added bone visibility. It is ideal for scientific or student study of the bone structure of various animals.
Photo credit: Igor Munhoz
I want a shelf full of these.
(Source: malformalady, via lunarbahamut)