At the Rio olympics, every inch of the tennis arena beyond the court itself is bright lime green. Therefore, factionman chroma keyed it against a variety of interesting and charming backdrops.
I am totally, utterly reliant on Creative Commons images for Boing Boing, and mostly I use Google Image's mediocre search tool for this purpose, but no more! Creative Commons's new search engine is out of beta, and contains more than 300,000,000 images, along with tools to make attribution easier! (via Kottke) READ THE REST
Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter snapped this giant Martian sand dune that has a turquoise blue hue in enhanced color. READ THE REST
Planet Labs did an interesting spin on the standard straight down satellite shots: they angled the camera from 280 miles up, turning cities like Houston, shown above, into charming miniatures. READ THE REST
We would all like to do everything we can to sustain our environment, but have you ever thought about the waste that comes from doing laundry? We hate to break it to you, but your favorite detergent doesn't break down in the wash entirely, seeping toxic metals like cadmium and arsenic into the water supply. … READ THE REST
If you live in a home without a fireplace, you probably aren't in the minority anymore. In fact, more and more residents don't have that home feature that used to be a central source of warmth, light, and food preparation for centuries. Just this century, the percentage of new single-family homes built including a fireplace… READ THE REST
By the time you feel the burn coming from the bottom of your dangerously overheated laptop, it might already be too late. Airflow is hugely important in making sure the hard-charging components inside your laptop stay cool so they can keep functioning properly. But, without adequate airflow, your processor and battery can build up tremendous… READ THE REST