This 7-mile wide solar system model built to scale on a dry lakebed is simply incredible

I’m at a loss for words. This project and accompanying short film, To Scale: The Solar System by Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh, is so incredibly awe-inspiring and so beautifully executed, that it will make me dream of the cosmos tonight (maybe every night). The premise is simple: to build a solar system model to… »9/17/15 12:00am9/17/15 12:00am

Get A Sense Of How Dire Shark Finning Is From This Visual Represenation

One thing infographics are really good for is providing a sense of scale. Certain numbers are just too big to really comprehend, and can also be made to sound bigger or smaller than they actually are depending on how they're presented. As Shark Week comes to a close, it seems apt to take shark finning as an example. »8/11/13 9:00pm8/11/13 9:00pm

Bun-In-The-Oven Scale Shows How Pregnant She Really Is

As if her expanding belly—among two other bigger, more fantastic body parts—isn't proof enough to show you how pregnant your baby mama is, the Bun-In-The-Oven Scale will remind your woman of her pregnancy journey, via expanding waistline images, every time she has gained another 20 pounds—that's one ginormous baby!… »10/23/08 9:54pm10/23/08 9:54pm

CNet Scoring System Analyzed; 70% of all gadgets between 6.0 and 7.9

I've always teased friends at CNet about their rating system, which appears to always rate products between 7 and 8, meaning everything is more or less "very good" in score. Ecoustics has done the job of analyzing 1,325 reviews from 2007 (all of them?) and figured out the exact math: 96% of all ratings from last year… »5/05/08 6:01pm5/05/08 6:01pm