The rainbow bagel looks like a Willy Wonka creation crossed with used play doh set in a reality that I’m not quite prepared to live in. It exists at The Bagel Store in Brooklyn, New York and is topped with a schmear of Funfetti cream cheese made with cake mix and is something you can eat. Sure, it’s visually…
Before LEDs and lasers came along, video projectors would shine white light through a rotating color wheel to produce full-color images. But researchers at Dartmouth College and Disney Research Zürich have come up with a more unusual projection approach using prisms and very precise computer-generated black and white…
The science of rainbows: it’s something we’re all taught in grade school. Airborne water droplets act like little prisms, bending and splitting light. Mix enough water and sunshine, and you get a brilliant bow of color.
Just a perfect photo of a Marines MV-22 Osprey landing on the flight deck of the dock landing ship USS Harpers Ferry. The timing is lovely because it’s landing right through a rainbow, making the color of the aircraft (or at least the part that’s inside the rainbow) just a little more shimmery and different.
It's not very often that the fields of advanced photonics and installation art meet. But in Amsterdam this week, visitors to the city's Central Station are getting a look at what happens when liquid crystal optic technology is used to something completely unscientific: Make public art.
Aw look, it's a rainbow. Maybe that means the rain is going to stop. Maybe that means the dark clouds are going away. Maybe it means we should go outdoors soon... NOPE. Maybe not. As these people were filming a rainbow, Mother Nature decided to blast out a lightning bolt right in their face.
Everyone knows how rainbows appear—they just need water, sunlight and you—but have you ever wondered how double rainbows form? In this video, LeVar Burton explains how they form.
This post originally ran 3/18/2013. We're re-running it in celebration of DOMA's demise, the overturning of Prop 8, and in solidarity with our LGBT brother and sisters. Plow through a couple of bowls of rainbow pasta today to be ready for whatever the SF Pride Parade throws at you.
We tend to think of light as light. But light can also carry color. And for this week's Shooting Challenge, we'll be celebrating hard gels and Photoshop light filters. We want lights in every color of the rainbow.
Pentax, longtime king of the hideous/genius technicolor DSLR, has lost its throne. This custom job looks like someone took a Canon and dipped it in Willy Wonka's exposed brain. Only... delicious!
Is it possible to get bored of rainbows? We're going to find out because Culver City is getting a permanent Rainbow installation on Sony Picture's Culver City lot. That's right, a forever rainbow...what does that mean?
There aren't many sights in nature more breathtaking than Mt. Everest—especially when put against the unexpected backdrop of these stunning rainbow clouds. Captured by photographer Oleg Bartunov on a recent journey through the Himalyas, the phenomenon is the result of light reflected off of minuscule ice crystals in…
The first two minutes are all foreplay: Six spray paint cans being snapped into place; batteries being plugged in; and the gray Robo-Rainbow machine being hitched to the back of a bicycle. Then, finally, sweet rainbow payoff. Yessss. [Laughing Squid]
Typically Mother Nature decides when we get to see a rainbow. College professor and artist Michael Jones McKean isn't exactly the patient type, so he made a machine that generates two-story rainbows with the flip of a switch.
I hadn't heard of ice rainbows before, but apparently they're quite rare. What's even rarer, apparently, is photo evidence of one. Photographer Reyaz Limalia spotted it while driving in the English countryside, and almost crashed his car because of it.
There's not much you can say about this video of a bartender pouring out a series of rainbow-hued shots than WOW. I wonder if they all tasted different?
The newest artwork in Denmark's ARoS museum wouldn't make much sense anywhere but the roof: Your Rainbow Panorama stretches 170 feet across, offering visitors a 360 degree view of the surrounding city in dazzling technicolor.