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Video: World War

Video: World War

Mad props to Vincent Chai: World War is a robot short film and the degree project for this University of Hertfordshire student. It was done in 8 months using Photoshop and Maya.

Photos: FIETS Bicycle Show

Photos: FIETS Bicycle Show

Core77 has an excellent photo gallery up with various bikes from the ongoing FIETS Bicycle Show in The Netherlands. The 100-day event started June 22nd and runs until October 5th.

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Concept: LILYPAD

Concept: LILYPAD

Vincent Callebaut’s LILYPAD concept is a floating, half-submerged city that will house 50k inhabitants, generate more power than it uses, and produce zero carbon emissions.

iTunes 8: Magnetosphere

iTunes 8: Magnetosphere

Kevin Rose confirms it: iTunes 8.0 will indeed by including Flight 404’s gorgeous Magnetosphere visualizer plugin. If you haven’t seen it before, you owe it to yourself to click above.

Gremlins DVR Break

Gremlins DVR Break

There’s a classic fourth wall moment in Gremlins 2 where they break into the movie theater; the fan-made video above has them breaking into your DVR. PS: Making of video, here.

Montblanc Skeleton 333

Montblanc Skeleton 333

The Montblanc Skeleton 333 pen features a solid gold map of the world. The lines stand for latitude and longitude, as it’s dedicated to 18th century British inventor John Harrison.

Soft Sector Coasters

Soft Sector Coasters

We’re eagerly awaiting the restocking of these Soft Sector coasters; based on 5.25″ floppies, they even sport the classic read/write notch. We’re totally digging the retro colorway, too.

Xray Photos

Xray Photos

To say Nick Veasey has an obsession with x-ray photos would be an understatement; he’s imaged over 4,000 objects including an airliner, a bus and even an apartment building.

Free Sunday Night Football

Free Sunday Night Football

It’s not quite Monday Night, but you can catch Sunday Night Football with Madden and Co. for free online; now if they could only get Frank Caliendo in on the action, we’d be good.

Steampunk Keyboards

Steampunk Keyboards

Jake von Slatt is one of the better-known steampunk artists; above, Wired interviews him. Datamancer has actually taken von Slatt’s idea and sells Mac and PC steampunk keyboards.

Giant Robot Spider

Giant Robot Spider

The French really know how to put on a show: this gigantic 50′ spider is the work of La Machine; it’s currently running amok in Liverpool with its many operators at the helm.

Website: Stormpulse

Website: Stormpulse

Stormpulse is a visual web app that lets you keep track of storms and hurricanes brewing in the Atlantic. It forecasts direction and wind speed, but also shows historical storms.

The Art Of NoPattern

The Art Of NoPattern

You’ve likely seen his art or imitations of it; Chuck Anderson, aka NoPattern, is only 23 yet has already worked for clients that include Burton, Reebok, Microsoft and Absolut.

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Video: Fireplays

Video: Fireplays

We’ve been having a bit too much fun with light painting lately, but we can’t help it: this trippy stop-motion 4th of July video by Jon Thomas is perfectly set to MGMT’s “Kids”.

Lego Stormtrooper Olympics

Lego Stormtrooper Olympics

The Empire apparently dominated the ’08 Olympics, as these Lego dioramas by Alan Chia show. Most memorable moment: stormtrooper spoofs the relay, gets throttled by Vader.

Skateboard Deck Stairs

Skateboard Deck Stairs

Their ollie days are over, but these skateboards have found a second life as stairs; they’re found at the offices of Roarockit, a Canadian outfit that sells DIY skateboard deck kits.

Website: Onion Maps

Website: Onion Maps

Onion Maps initially reminds us of Google Earth, minus many features — but its simplicity and focus on isometric views works, especially for tourists who just want landmarks.

Burning Man Photo Gallery

Burning Man Photo Gallery

Whether you’re a fan of the Man or not, Matador Nights has a gallery of the 13 coolest structures ever built at the Burning Man. Big Rig Jig (2007), above, is our favorite.

Wallpaper: Tiny World

Wallpaper: Tiny World

Created by German graphic designer Heiko Klug for Desktopography, Tiny World is a brilliantly executed wallpaper, even with all the balloons. You can also purchase a print here.

Concept: Zune Bug

Concept: Zune Bug

Ashley Payne’s Zune Bug is a modern take on the nightlight. The concept is actually a speaker that streams music from your Zune; it adjusts its volume based on ambient lighting.

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Holographic Water Dragon

Holographic Water Dragon

Not that Japan doesn’t have enough monsters, but the Water Dragon hologram above was filmed in Tokyo Bay. It’s actually part of a Sony ad campaign for The Water Horse movie.

Saucerbot Lightpainting

Saucerbot Lightpainting

We’re totally digging these fantastic lightpainting photos by artist Andy Hill, who makes and sells retro sci-fi Saucerbots from LED lights, leftover CDs, DVDs and hard drive platters.

Video: Interstellar Sugar

Video: Interstellar Sugar

Art director and 3D animator Emmett Feldman’s Interstellar Sugar is fantastic in monochrome; the visual style seems perfect for a remake of the classic shooter Asteroids.

Wallpaper: Citylight

Wallpaper: Citylight

Citylight is a trippy, sci-fi meets aurora borealis meets urban graffiti wallpaper by Polish graphic designer Kamil Kotarba. Click here to download the wallpaper (it’s a RAR file).

Video: Paintball Mona Lisa

Video: Paintball Mona Lisa

There’s nothing like creating a work of art with brute-force: the gang at Mythbusters painted the Mona Lisa in less than a second with an 1100 barrel paintball gun.

ExoMars Rover

ExoMars Rover

The ESA continues to handily best NASA in terms of style with its ExoMars Rover, which has more bling than an Escalade at a Lakers game. It’ll arrive at the Red Planet in 2014.

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