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Gigagalaxy Zoom

Gigagalaxy Zoom

Shot with a Nikon D3 and composed of 1,200 photos, the Gigagalaxy Zoom Project is an 800 million pixel image of our Milky Way; download a smaller 18 million pixel image here.

Project Icarus

Project Icarus

We’re still waiting for our own flight to space, but MIT students recently sent a camera 17.5 miles into near-space using a prepaid GPS cellphone, hand warmers and a styrofoam beer cooler.

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Refurbished Hubble PIcs

Refurbished Hubble PIcs

The Hubble telescope is 19 years old, but you wouldn’t know it from this new set of photos snapped after recent upgrades; it sports a new Wide Field camera and spectrograph.

Gundam Wedding

Gundam Wedding

Complete with a child named Seira and a ceremonial bow before the 59-foot mobile suit, there’s no topping this real-life Gundam Wedding for the awesomest (and tallest) venue ever.

Photos: Where I Write

Photos: Where I Write

Hugos at home: Kyle Cassidy’s Where I Write is a fascinating photo series that reveals the home offices of famous sci-fi authors including Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl and Piers Anthony.

D300s Pro Perspectives

D300s Pro Perspectives

D300s Pro Perspectives is a series of videos by photographers Robert Bosch and Ami Vitale using Nikon’s new HD video-capable D300s; the results are nothing short of spectacular.

Photography for Idiots

Photography for Idiots

School’s out, which means plenty of tourists showing off their piss-poor picture taking skills; Ivars Gravlejs’ 78 Photography Rules for Complete Idiots is both enlightening and funny.

Photos: Life-Sized Gundam

Photos: Life-Sized Gundam

The 59-foot tall, life-sized Gundam on Tokyo’s Odaiba Island we previewed earlier is finished; it looks even better in real life, as evidenced by these stunning night shots by Pink Tentacle.

Secret Lives of Superheroes

Secret Lives of Superheroes

Darth Vader on the can, Spidey taking a piss on a street corner and Batman getting a cup of joe: Ian Pool’s The Secret Lives of Superheroes mixes the mundane with the magical.

Tokyo Stereographic Pics

Tokyo Stereographic Pics

This isn’t the first time we’ve seen stereographic pictures, but this collection of photos by Flickr user heiwa4126 looks particularly sweet thanks to the location (Tokyo) and HDR editing.

Peep Show III

Peep Show III

If you haven’t already gorged yourself into an Easter-induced sugar coma, Peep Show III is a collection of 40 highly creative (and often eccentric) dioramas using marshmallow Peeps.

Left 5 Dead

Left 5 Dead

We had to do a double take on these Left 5 Dead pictures; they’re actual photos with what looks like some HDR editing, done by the folks behind Night Zero (a photo comic book).

Star Trek: DAC Screens

Star Trek: DAC Screens

We still don’t know what the acronym stands for, but Star Trek: DAC at least has several new tantalizing gameplay screens for us to chew on; do we detect the faint aroma of Netrek?

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My Dream, Our Vision

My Dream, Our Vision

A finalist in the World Expo 2010 Singapore Pavilion, “My Dream, Our Vision” should have plenty of natural light; it’s made out of 3,866 cubes with varying levels of transparency.

Earth Hour 2009 Photos

Earth Hour 2009 Photos

The Boston Globe has a sweet collection of before and after Earth Hour 2009 photos from cities including Paris, Shanghai and Las Vegas; click the images to watch the lights go off.

New York in Black & White

New York in Black & White

Gothamites will definitely like this massive gallery of historical black & white New York City photos; it’s a trip down memory lane that shows just how much has changed in the Big Apple.

Outland Armour

Outland Armour

Outland Armour does some of the best steampunk cosplaying/costuming around, traveling as an entourage to various conventions; our fave is the bionic chick with the gatling arm.

Urban Camouflage

Urban Camouflage

With the express purpose of annoying IKEA employees and customers alike, Urban Camouflage creates and deploys military ghillie suits out of shopping bags and other products.

End Of The World Street Art

End Of The World Street Art

We’ve seen 3D street art before, but we’re amazed by the sheer scale of Edgar Mueller’s end of the world pieces; who doesn’t relish waking up to a chasm in their driveway?

Adventures in Stormtrooping

Adventures in Stormtrooping

Adventures in Stormtrooping is a brilliant photo collection by Greg Easton showing stormtroopers as they go about their lives, with special appearances by Hellboy and Wall-E.

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Fallout 3: The Pitt

Fallout 3: The Pitt

Unlike most cities, Pittsburgh survived the alt-reality of Fallout without a nuke hit; it’s no walk in the park, however, and has been renamed “The Pitt” for this second Fallout 3 DLC.

Photos: NASA’s Constellation

Photos: NASA’s Constellation

Boston.com’s The Big Picture has a fantastic collection of photos from NASA’s Constellation program, which will replace the Shuttle and send us hairless apes to the Moon and Mars.

Awesome Robot Cakes

Awesome Robot Cakes

Conner over at Botropolis has put together a sugar-laden collection of awesome robot cakes; included are several WALL-E’s, Daleks, Optimus Primes along with some extreme fails.

Humans Are Among Us

Humans Are Among Us

Part of a Saatchi&Saatchi advertising campaign for the SciFi Channel, Humans Are Among Us has us tickled pink green with these goofy renditions of 50s B-movie posters.

Exactitudes

Exactitudes

Think “Attack of the Clones” with Exactitudes; it’s an ongoing series of photos that shows the more we try to look unique, the more we conform to certain dress codes. Thanks, Vitor!

Latest StarCraft II Screenshots

Latest StarCraft II Screenshots

If you’ve been praying for a Starship Troopers-style bug onslaught, consider your prayers answered with these latest Zerg-tastic screens from StarCraft II; rush, my Swarm, rush!

Armored Animals

Armored Animals

Those photochoppers at Worth1000 are at it again: their Armored Animals contest places owls, lizards, hamsters and penguins in medieval armor; our favorite: Squirrel Knight.

Obama Gigapan

Obama Gigapan

Shot on Inauguration Day, this gigantic panorama shows thousands of people (including Obama); 220 photos are stitched together for the equivalent of a 1,474 megapixel picture.

We’re All Gonna Die

We’re All Gonna Die

Despite the somber name, We’re All Gonna Die is actually an interesting 100 meter long photo; it’s taken by Simon Hogsberg of random passersby on a bridge in Berlin over twenty days.

We Come In Peace

We Come In Peace

Michael Bosanko’s We Come In Peace is a series of anthropomorphic light painting photos that are a bit more whimsical than most; we for one welcome our photonic overlords.

Cityscape Art

Cityscape Art

We’re not sure what possessed Chinese artist Liu Jianhua to build Shanghai using poker chips (we’d probably just spend it on craps), but man is it amazing; more cityscapes here.

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