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…
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.
Though it seems iterative, Withings new Smart Body Analyzer WS-50 adds additional features like heart rate and air quality monitoring. Your weight, body fat and pulse are then transmitted over Wi-Fi/Bluetooth to the Withings Health Mate app (iOS, Android).
It's the oldest Hollywood trick: Take a picture of something small and make it look giant. But that doesn't mean it's any less mind-bending when a Hot Wheels toy looks like a totally drivable, $1 million F1 racer.
Apparently a guy in Salt Lake City named Valter had no takers on his original price of $150 for a 1/3 replica TIE Fighter, because he's lowered the price to a cool zero dollars. So if you're in Salt Lake City, call Valter ASAP to get something totally amazing for absolutely no money.
"Have the coolest toy in your neighborhood!" this Craigslist ad says. "This TIE Fighter looks like shit!" says Sam Biddle. "It's way better than the TIE Fighter I built," replies Brian Barrett. "Let's buy it!" I say. $150? Come on!
Here's a new weight loss tool that uses public humiliation to force you to lose weight. Available from Hammacher Schlemmer, the projection scale will display your current weight on the wall ... where everyone can see it.
A six-foot tall giraffe was born at the Virginia Zoo in Norfolk and in order to get all her measurables (height, weight) the zoo hilariously had a beefy man carry the baby zoo on a scale. It seems so calm!
We're lucky, all things considered, to have as gorgeous and unobtrusive a dance partner as the moon. But what if the other planets in the solar system were in its place, orbiting a mere 380,000km from Earth? Terrifying beauty.
What can you fit in a huge 7676 x 630-pixel image? One hundred characters created by Pixar drawn to scale by Chilean designer Juan Pablo Bravo, from Luxo Jr. to Mr. Incredible to Up! protagonist Carl Fredricksen. Zoom in.
This concept scale that doubles as a decorative rug might—might—be the thing to finally get me taking better care of myself.
The Withings Wi-Fi would have been alien technology in the 1950s. "What do you mean, this scale posts your weight on the 'internet', and then graphs it on your 'iPhone'"? And yet, folks, this is our world today.
The Withings scale backs up its high-tech look with high-tech WiFi functionality—wisking your weight and body fat measurements to a web dashboard that can be accessed via a free iPhone app.
This bus ad for Fitness First in Rotterdam, The Netherlands gives you the hard sell via shame. It uses a scale in the seat to display just how fat you are to everyone around.
The best time to weigh yourself is first thing in the morning before you eat and, preferably, after you have used the bathroom. That's where the toilet seat scale comes in.
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…