The mesmerizing colors of paint swirling around together

Thomas Blanchard made this lovely video, The Colors of Feelings, using paint, oil, milk, honey and cinnamon as a sort of analogy for feelings like love and joy and sadness and so forth. The work is mesmerizing and verges on feeling like you’re in a dream. I can watch this type of thing (watching paint mix is so much… »8/12/15 11:34pm8/12/15 11:34pm

Red hot nickel ball burning through foam breaks the color spectrum

The colors! The colors! Holy cow, the colors. The world destroyer that is the red hot nickel ball got put to task on floral foam and the result is an awesome burn through that unleashes so many colors and then creates scales and pretty much topples the entire foam tower. Always a pleasure, red hot nickel ball. »8/03/15 3:00pm8/03/15 3:00pm

Some people see this dress as white & gold while others see black & blue

I don't know where this image originates from but it's around the Internet right now and it shows a picture of a dress that is so very clearly white and gold to me but is black and blue to so many other people. It's black and blue to Google Image Search. Photoshop's eyedropper tool says it's black and blue. But I only… »2/26/15 8:26pm2/26/15 8:26pm

How English describes color vs how Chinese describes color

Here's a fascinating visualization created by Muyueh Lee that shows the differences between how the English language and Chinese language each describe colors. On the left, you can see the number of English names for color hues (there's a lot!) and on the right, the number of Chinese names (there's a little!). »11/24/14 10:00pm11/24/14 10:00pm

Beautiful video shows how Pixar uses a rainbow of colors in their movies

This is great. Rishi Kaneria made a quick supercut that stitches together scenes from Pixar movies according their particular color. Following the Roy G. Biv color spectrum, you'll see how Pixar chooses to use colors to make their animations. And it'll make you want to watch all the Pixar movies again. »9/05/14 8:28pm9/05/14 8:28pm

LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent's White-Brightening Trick

LED lighting is great. The right bulb gives the same warm incandescent glow you love from a fraction of the energy. But there's a downside: while LEDs make cities look awesome, the most common type of LED lighting dims the ultraviolet trick laundry detergents use to make white clothes look whiter. The future is… »4/19/14 6:00pm4/19/14 6:00pm

Hypnotizing video somehow reorganizes the cars on the road by color

There is no CG in this video and yet it messes with reality so much that it sure seems like it's complete make believe. Instead, Cy Kuckenbaker simply removed and reorganized cars of the same color to make it seem as if they were driving together in a group. It's a hypnotizing effect to see cars of the same color… »12/16/13 9:02pm12/16/13 9:02pm

What kind of sorcery illusion lets these two blocks be the same color?

One is dark, one is light. One is gray, one is white. These are obviously two different blocks with two different colors right? Wrong. The two blocks are the same color. Seriously, they're the same shade of gray. Just place your finger across the seam (where the blocks meet in the middle) to reveal the illusion. Just… »12/07/13 12:11am12/07/13 12:11am