Shattered Glass

What’s inside Google Glass? Scott Torborg and Star Simpson deconstructed a pair, and the answer is: Maybe less than you’d think. Seems like most of it by far is devoted to the frames, rather than the computing parts.

A Panoramic From The Highest Spot In The World

Back in January, photographer Gerald Donovan released an incredible interactive panorama taken from the top of the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building. But that shot was doctored to remove the actual building so the viewers could see the ground below the massive antennae. Here’s what it looks like with the building actually there. Guess what? Still breathtaking.

Origami Scorpion

We’ve seen some neat origami projects before, but nothing quite this intricate. Artist Nguyễn Hùng Cường takes it up a notch with animal origami designs like this, which you can see more of here.

Pirate Cinema

Nicolas Maigret and Brendan Howell created The Pirate Cinema, a kaleidoscopic theater made from pirated digital info. Software scans for the most active files on The Pirate Bay, a popular file sharing site, then plays back tiny snippets of those videos on different screens. So you’ll see a half-second of The Matrix, with a Taylor Swift music video on the other side, and a snippet of The Walking Dead sandwiched between. You can see a video of it in action here.

Apocalypse Now

To coincide with the release of the post-apocalyptic videogame The Last Of Us, PlayStation released a series of computer-generated images showing Britain after mankind gets wiped out. Here’s Brighton Pier.

Book Paintings

Artist Ekaterina Panikanova uses old books and other documents as a canvas for some seriously unbelievable paintings. They’re almost collages, really. See more over at Colossal.

Rocket Launch

This is a NASA Black Brant XII suborbital rocket firing off from Virginia, up 358 miles above the Atlantic. NASA says the night-time launch was “reportedly seen from as far away as central New Jersey, southeastern Pennsylvania and northeastern North Carolina.”

A Solar Furnace

This sounds like a Bond villain machine: a giant building covered in mirrors that directs sunlight into a fixed, superheated point–up to 3,500 degrees Celsius. It’s called a solar furnace, and the world’s largest exists in the French pyrenees. Photographer Alastair Philip Wiper beautifully captures the building in a series on the unexpected beauty of research facilities. You can see more of that series here.

Breathalyzer Watch

Ciroc and Casio teamed up to make a breathalyzer watch, because if you mash those two companies together, a breathalyzer watch is pretty much what you get by default.