A Single Day on the London Tube Condensed Into a 2-minute Visualization

Everyday an average of 3.5 million people ride the London tube. Where is everyone going, and when are the busiest times? Developer Will Gallia was curious to see it visualized, so he gathered a day’s worth of data and created a timelapse visualization. 

Is This the Most Amazing “Save The Date” Video Ever?

Some people call Tyler MacNiven the most interesting young man living in San Francisco. He has walked the length of Japan in search of the birthplace of his father, wrestled 100 worthy opponents in Mongolia, run across the country of Iran for peace, and even won the Amazing Race. Yet through all the adventures, the grandest of all might be his love for Kelly Hennigan, his bride to be.

Could You Live in an Internet Cafe? Japan’s “Cyber Homeless” Do

The cities in Japan can be challenging to live in. If you are not making a full-time salary, which typically involves long hours and high stress, then you are a temporary worker, which basically means you are on a short-term contract and making half as much as a “salary man.” With such low wages and rising rental costs, it’s tough to make rent.

News from Japan: Robot Dogs Are Getting Funerals

Aibo was a robotic dog developed by Sony a while back. Launched in 1999 and discontinued in 2006, about 150,000 dogs were sold in total. The toy was much beloved by owners, thanks to a built-in microphone and camera that helped each dog develop a unique personality.

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But this emotional attachment has triggered a surprising phenomenon. With a lack of repair technicians available, the little robot dogs are now “dying,” so loving Aibo owners in Japan are having ceremonies to honor their passing.

This New Printing Process Lets Blind People “See” Art Masterpieces

In Spain’s Museo Del Prado, new technology lets blind people—and everyone—touch art masterpieces. Think of it as braille for paintings. They aren’t the original paintings themselves, of course, but rather detailed high-resolution replicas. Thanks to a new 3D-printing process called Didú, which creates physical objects the way a 3D printer would but applies particular chemicals that allow for more sensory detail when touched, viewers can experience the paintings in a new way.

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Developed by printing studio Estudios Durero, the process begins with a super high-resolution of the painting itself. According to the studio’s homepage:

The World’s Largest Candy Carpet Is So Sweet

Forget Halloween, kids! Go to streets of Chengdu, China, to get your sugar fix from the world’s largest candy carpet. “Sweet as One,” a unique edible installation designed by Craig & Karl and curated by Hong Kong creative studio AllRightsReserved, featured more than 13 tons of candy arranged into a beautiful tapestry. Assembled meticulously by 2,000 volunteers over the course of five days, the colorful candy carpet measured 607 ft-by-23 ft (185mX7m) and weighed in at more than 13 tons.

The piece was created to raise awareness to underprivileged children in the rural areas of China and celebrate Chinese New Year in a unique way. Now that’s freaking sweet.

One of These 4 Radical Bridges Will Be Built in London

In the center of London is the Nine Elms to Pimlico Bridge, a pedestrian and cyclist bridge over the River Thames that is in desperate need of a redesign. Calling on famous and emerging architects alike, a lively competition has been created to solicit ideas for the redesign. Four semifinalists have now been selected, and their designs are quite out of this world.

Coffee Cups You Can Eat After Drinking

Did you know that KFC is known for its coffee? Yeah, I didn’t either. That is until I went to Indonesia and saw a three story tall KFC and the separate “KFC Coffee” stand next door (yes, they are gigantic there). While in America, a cup of coffee from KFC is just another item on the menu, in other countries it is a big way to increase sales beyond the chicken.

Organic ‘Burial Pods’ Allow Those Who Die to Grow into Trees

The art of being remembered comes in various forms depending on cultural norms and values. Some decide to cremate their loved ones and scatter the ashes, some create a headstone or mausoleum, and some plant flowers around a burial ground. ‘Capsula Mundi’ is a concept for those who would like to be remembered in a life-giving way. Described as a ‘burial pod,’ the deceased would be enclosed in a biodegradable egg-shaped pod which then uses the person’s body as nutrients to feed new life – sprouting a tree in its place.

Men and Cats: A Photographers Journey to Show That Men Love Cats Too

Men love cats too. Yes it’s true, even though cat owners are often stereotyped as “crazy cat ladies”, couples and single women, there are a good amount of single men who enjoy being cat owners. Photographer David Williams of Brooklyn, NY sought to bring attention to these cat loving men. He told the Daily Mail, “I found the way society genderizes animal ownership very compelling.”