Starbucks Is Experimenting With a Beer-Flavored Latte

Step aside, pumpkin spice latte. Your cooler, older brother is here to steal your autumnal spotlight. Starbucks is experimenting with a beer-flavored coffee called a dark barrel latte in a “handful” of stores in Ohio and Florida, a Starbucks representative confirms to Mashable. The coffee tastes like a dark, stout beer — think Guinness — and has no alcohol content. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://mashable.com

Foolish Scientists Have Just Created Shape-Shifting Metal

Most movies are works of fiction, but the plots are based on real-world ideas. Including, apparently, the nightmarish future put forth in Terminator 2. A team of researchers from North Carolina State University decided the world would be a better place with terrifying shape-shifting T-1000s, and so have developed a way to control and manipulate liquid metals. Maybe they didn’t watch the whole movie? Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://gizmodo.com.au

Samsung’s Answer to the iPhone 6 Debuts in the U.S. This Week

The Samsung Galaxy Alpha, which is the company’s answer to the iPhone in terms of both looks and specs, is officially launching in the United States later this month, exclusively at AT&T. First announced in August, the metal-framed phone (a departure from Samsung’s plastic offerings) will be available online and from AT&T retailers beginning on Sept. 26, starting at about $200 with a two-year contract, the company said on Monday. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://mashable.com

Schrödinger’s Cat, Caught On Camera

While quantum mechanics is tough to get your head round, you probably know about Schrödinger’s poor old cat: left in a box, both alive and dead at the same time. Well, now there’s a picture of the ill-fated feline. Well, kind of. What you’re actually looking at is an image created by quantum weirdness. The image above was created using entangled photons and a cat stencil. The odd bit? The photons used to create the image never went anywhere near the stencil, and the photons that did hit the stencil never went anywhere near the camera. Wait, what? Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://gizmodo.com.au

Abiogenesis (Shortfilm)

A team of robotic beings land on a desolate planet to use its scant resources, but not before leaving a wonderful gift. Richard Mans’ Abiogenesis is a unique and beautiful short film. Check it out here! * Text and image from http://vimeo.com/103389185

Hershey’s New Logo Looks a Lot Like the Poo Emoji

Introduced internally in the spring, Hershey’s on Thursday introduced its latest iteration, which strips the Hershey’s Kiss of its silver foil. The result, as many were quick to note, bore a striking similarity to a pile of feces: Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://mashable.com

Take a Walk Through Burning Man After Dark

BLACK ROCK CITY, NEVADA — Night is approaching. You can see it in the purpling sky and blood-red mountains, sense it in the now cooling air, smell it in the combined cooking smell of a dozen camp dinners, a smell dominated, as usual, by bacon. (Which, trust me on this, tastes a thousand times better out here in the desert than it does back home). But most of all you can hear the night approaching — hear it in the bullhorn sirens, the human whoops and chatter, the background thump of distant sound camps; all of these sounds rising steadily, along with the increasing likelihood of a crowded art car passing your camp with its own insistent melody. It’s a drumbeat drawing you and your friends out towards the Esplanade like a techno version of the pied piper. Time to begin another epic evening in the never-dull world of the Black Rock playa. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from http://mashable.com

China Is Growing Pears That Look Like Babies

We’ve heard of talking to plants to help them grow, but not turning them into tiny humans. Using a plastic mold, Chinese farms have started to grow pears that resemble babies and are distributing them in supermarkets. Read the rest of the original article here! * Text and image from: http://mashable.com

OMOTE

Real-time face tracking and projection mapping. Check it out here: http://vimeo.com/103425574 [vimeo 103425574 w=500 h=281] OMOTE / REAL-TIME FACE TRACKING & PROJECTION MAPPING. from something wonderful on Vimeo.

Sand Packaging by Alien and Monkey

Sand-made packaging re-establishes the ritual of discovering a gift and the concept of sustainable packaging. As an answer to the increase of waste in modern society, we have developed a material using one of earth’s most abundant natural resources, sand, to create packaging for precious gifts. Read the rest of the article here! * Text and image from http://www.thetreemag.com