It is always a pleasure to see the Kopps-Etchells Effect in such perfect form. The sparks from this U.S. Marines helicopter form a starry ring around the edge of the blades—a the result of static electricity created by friction between the dust and the metal blades moving through the air.
I always imagined fairies as pansy Disney cartoons. But Gwenael Nicolas' 'Sparks' lamp paints a different picture—one of a brazen, orbicular creature of light that leaves sharp crystals in its wake. [designboom]
The class action lawsuit brought against Apple for PowerBook and iBook power bricks with the potential to spark has been settled. If the final approval for the settlement goes through, Apple will pay $25 to $79 to customers who "bought an adapter made by Apple or another company to replace a failed one." [LA Times,…