Google Says Its Self-Driving Car Is “Ready for the Road”

Google announced their first prototype self-driving car almost a year ago. Now they’ve announced that their little autonomous cars are almost ready for road testing on the familiar streets around Google HQ in Mountain View, California.

The cars have already been cruising the streets at the Google test facilities, and doing it without a steering wheel or human driver, but when the cars hit the real roads sometime this summer they’ll be doing it with safety drivers aboard, along with a removable steering wheel, accelerator pedal, and brake pedal that allow them to take over driving if needed.

This Nikon Camera Case Captures What Dogs Are Excited About. Is Anyone Surprised?

We usually take picture of things we’re excited about, but what if a dog could do the same thing? Nikon recently created their ‘Heartography’ project to see what gets dogs excited, using a happy dog named Grizzler as the product tester for their special camera mount with a built-in heart-rate monitor. Whenever he saw something that made his heart beat rise, he snapped a picture. Is anyone really surprised by what Grizzler took pictures of?

Italian Man Spends 10 years Illustrating and Handwriting the Bible

Italian retiree Dino Mazzoli had a vision: to create a visually inspiring and heartfelt version of the Bible, as they did long ago. Before the printing press was invented, old manuscripts of the Bible were beautifully handwritten, illustrated, and preserved. But the press allowed the book to be easily replicated, and thus the artistic beauty of the text fell by the wayside. Yet for Mazzoli, the old style held more allure. So he set out on a personal journey to create his own version—word by word.

Delicate Leaves Transformed Into Beautiful Bowls

It’s hard to create things more beautiful than the things nature creates on its own. The radiance and uniqueness of gorgeous flowers. The twisting branches of a tree. The intricate veins of a leaf. Every feature helping the organism to survive, yet unbelievably gorgeous to the eye. The veins of a leaf, remarkably similar to the veins that run through our bodies, allowing the life force of oxygen to be delivered to every cell. Japanese American artist Kay Sekimachi uses the natural beauty of tree leaves to create stunning bowls that so delicately remind us of the elegance that surrounds us in nature. With Japannese paper, Krylon coating, and water color, she gives the fragile leaves strength.

Babies Discovering a Brand New World Underwater

It’s been almost 25 years since Nirvana released Nevermind, with an iconic album cover of a naked baby underwater. Now, photographer Seth Casteel is recapturing that same vibe with his latest series. Casteel is the man behind the best-selling books Underwater Dogs and Underwater Puppies, and his new work is focusing on an even cuter underwater subject: babies. 

Colorful and Vibrant Prints of Iconic NYC

When Dutch illustrator and graphic designer Remko Heenskerk moved to New York City, he was inspired by the architecture—as many first-timers are. To pay homage, he created a series of iconic prints, featuring his favorite places. With vibrant colors and strong, clean lines, he captures the dynamism of the city’s many buildings and neighborhoods. Check out more of his portfolio on Behance or buy his prints on Inprint.

5 Tips to Create a Makerspace

Makerspaces help enrich the planet by bringing makers together in a physical space to share resources and knowledge, work on projects, network, and build. Inspired by hackerspaces, makerspaces can range from places as small as a mobile van to warehouses over 100,000 sq. ft. If you’re a maker looking for a community, a makerspace is an awesome way to channel your creativity with like-minded people. 

A Gigantic 3D-Printed Zoetrope Based on Ruben’s Gruesome Painting, ‘Massacre of the Innocents’

British artist Mat Collishaw (previously) has built a huge 3D-printed zeotrope called All Things Fall. The highly detailed circular sculpture is populated by 350 different figures, environmental elements and architectural pieces which animate when the carousel is spun in front of a synchronised strobe light. In motion, a shockingly grisly scene is revealed.

Artist Uses Scientific Methods to Capture Paint in Motion

Swiss artist Fabian Oefner uses paint to show us the world—in the most unconventional ways. He creates colorful psychadelics pieces using scientific methods in an effort to shed light on the wonderful natural world. Utilizing high-speed photography, Oefner captures vibrant paints as they are distorted by forces of nature, such as wind, sound, magnetism, and centripetal forces.

Jim Bachor Fills the World’s Potholes with Very Sweet Mosaics

We’ve seen attention brought to potholes by filing them with surprises like an ice bucket of beer or a wild Barbie pool party – but what about actually fixing the problem? Chicago artist Jim Bachor has been doing that in a highly unusual and clever way, filling the tire-popping road craters with beautiful and surprising mosaics made from glass and marble. See? Create art, save the world (or at least a few tires).