Watch the Surprisingly Creepy Process of Making Blood Red Paper

You've got your remote cabins in the woods; your freaky laboratories; your Saw-like cellars; but the best setting for a horror movie just might be a 130-year-old paper manufacturing plant in London. This short vid shows a shadowed, moody take on how G. F. Smith produces sheets in a single hue in its Colorplan line.… » 7/29/14 1:41pm Today 1:41pm

Inside Budapest's Forgotten Temple of Sewage

Here at Gizmodo, we're obsessed with beautiful old factories, captivating control rooms and fascinating scientific machinery. (Yes, that's me.) A few weeks ago, I showed you the 99-year-old Kelenföld Power Plant, one of most beautiful industrial places on earth. This time, I'd like to show you another industrial… » 9/11/13 10:00am 9/11/13 10:00am

The Future of Urbanization Looks Mesmerizingly Bleak

As more and more ozone depleting humans start crowding together, we're going to eventually stain the entire world with concrete streets and flickering street lights. Mountains are going to glow like man-made volcanoes, rivers are going to become brown sludge and new urban cities will be carved into whatever is left of… » 2/20/13 8:00pm 2/20/13 8:00pm

Going Inside the DayGlo Factory Is a Mind Bending Colorful Trip

Byte Size Science took a tour inside the DayGlo Pigment Plant to show how DayGlo makes all of its fluorescent colors. It's pretty fascinating—the color becomes taffy textured and then solidified by cooling and then ground up to be like sand and then ground up again to be between 3-5 microns in diamater. And it's so… » 1/09/13 9:00pm 1/09/13 9:00pm

This Self-Teaching Battery Sifter Sorts Cells Solely by Sight

Nickel-cadmium and lithium-ion batteries can't simply be thrown away—their dangerous heavy metal contents could leak and contaminate the environment. Problem is, batteries have to be sorted by size and type before being recycled, which is both labor-intensive and time-consuming. Luckily, this high-speed battery… » 12/21/12 11:30am 12/21/12 11:30am

Lightpipes Give Any Room That Cool, Radioactive Industrial Plant Look

Looking for a new design element to tie a room together? Ever thought about spicing things up with a theme? These Lightpipes will give any space that swanky post-meltdown Chernobyl look that is so popular with all of the interior designers these days. And the best part is that no installation is required-just set it… » 6/19/08 7:00pm 6/19/08 7:00pm