A Weaponized Insect Army And Other Amazing Photos From This Week

Including cellphones charged by fire, an airport under water, and more

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‘On Space Time Foam’

For this installation, “On Space Time Foam,” artist Tomàs Saraceno suspended translucent PVC membranes 24 meters above the ground. Looks like fun.

Recharging After Sandy

Using the BioLite CampStove, some resourceful New Yorkers charged their phones after Sandy caused major outages in the city. Read our review of the CampStove here.

Insect Army

Dutch artist Job Van Der Molen taxidermied a series of insects, adding toy weaponry to them after. Because you can never be too prepared.

Satellite View Of Sandy

As Sandy continued its move to the East Coast, satellites from NASA/NOAA picked up this image, among others.

LaGuardia Airport

After it hit, Sandy shut down a lot of infrastructure, but that didn’t make this shot, taken on the tarmac of LaGuardia Airport in New York, any less shocking.

Wolf Bubble

If you think this looks like a dog or wolf’s head, you’re not the only one. The massive, 60-light-year-across Wolf-Rayet bubble is made from gigantic stars producing stellar winds. Read more about it here.

Philips Hue

This is Philips Hue, an LED bulb controlled by your iDevice of choice. Set up the bulb, wirelessly connect it to the device via Wi-Fi, and select the color from an app.

All Washed Out

Spanish photographer Julián Barón makes a political statement on censorship by overexposing photos of the political elite. Read more about the project, and see more photos, at American Photo.

‘Skin Deep’

For the series “Skin Deep,” French photographer Julien Palast uses a shrink-wrapped effect to capture the human form. (Han Solo in carbonite, anyone?)

Concrete Lamp

Inspired by pre-radar military tech, Concrete by LCDA made this satellite-style concrete lamp.

Portraits Of Hunters

David Chancellor’s portraits of hunters in Africa are sad, powerful, and artfully crafted. Here is a huntress with a buck in South Africa. See more from the series at Chancellor’s site.

Modeling The Moon

In 1962, with a manned moon mission still years away, scientists used models to study lunar phases.