Divers in mid-air and underwater

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 23 August 2013

Never mind these before-and-after shots — The Guardian compiled this photo collection of divers at the recent FINA World Championships in Barcelona in mid-air as they tossed themselves into the water, as well as underwater, post-dive. In water or out of water, they’re equally graceful.

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Gravity-defying wine? Drink up

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By Low Lai Chow in New Design on Thursday 15 August 2013

This is great: a glass that suspends our disbelief of gravity. Made from hand-blown glass, the Revolution Wine and Water Glass combines two glasses into one. Depending on which side you flip it, its contents appear to float at different levels as you fill the glass from either end. Either way, it will confound your […]

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Gravity-defying shower shoots up from the ground

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Monday 5 August 2013

So, showers. They’re either handheld or rain showers, right? Wrong. The Viteo Shower designed by Danny Venlet is an outdoor shower that shoots jets of water from the ground. To activate the shower jets, all you need to do is to step on it, then witness these jets shooting up and meeting over your head […]

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Sweat machine takes your perspiration and makes it drinkable

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 30 July 2013

There’s a certain ick factor tied to drinking water that comes from sweat, but hey, water is water, yes? Mattias Ronge is the mastermind behind the sweat machine that transforms sweat from clothes into drinkable water. Ronge got Andreas Hammar to make the device from washing machine parts, a coffee percolator and a water filter. […]

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Photographs of colourful bubbles by Hamtoast

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By Rebekah Rhoden in New Photography on Tuesday 23 July 2013

These fantastic photographs look like some kind of psychedelic underwater trip. The photographer, Hamtoast, even gave instructions on how to replicate these images at home. All you need is a clear class filled with water to mix olive oil and food coloring in. Create some bubbles in the mixture with a spoon, and a colorful […]

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Floods sweeping London away

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By Low Lai Chow in New Photography on Friday 19 July 2013

As much as the iconic River Thames is often the subject of touristy ‘I Was Here’ pictures, it can also be a cheeky accomplice for snaps, so we’ve found out. Photographer Rupert Jordan stood in the waters of the river during low tide and placed his camera over the waves so he could capture these […]

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All of the water on Earth as a planet

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Wednesday 17 July 2013

How big would a planet be if it was formed by all the water on Earth? According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the answer is, well, positively puny. Stretching at just 860 miles across its diameter, this hypothetical planet is unexpectedly small, especially when we think so much about the planet Earth as a water […]

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High speed photography of water drops by León Dafónte Fernández

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By Leon Dafonte Fernandez in New Photography on Thursday 11 July 2013

León Dafónte Fernández is an art photographer experimenting with high speed photography. What you see on this site are high resolution water drop pictures, captured with high speed flash. Image editing is used only to clean up the background, balance brightness and contrast. A D-SLR camera with a macro lens captures the images, and a […]

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Beautiful natural terraced pools of Pammukkale, Turkey

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By Low Lai Chow in Cool Travel on Friday 21 June 2013

Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow. The Pammukkale in Turkey looks like a bewitchingly tranquil place with these natural terraced pools. Apparently when earthquake activity thousands of years ago brough chalk-like water rich in calcium carbonate to the surface, the substance piled on layer after layer, accumulating to form the terraces.

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Incredible DIY Anti Gravity Water Fountain

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By Mike Dizzle in Video on Wednesday 17 April 2013

This video done by Brussup has to seen to be believed. Or not believed, whichever the case may be. I’ve read that it has something to do with camera trickery, but I prefer to fantasize about a 24 hertz sine wave, anti-gravity, water fountain in my front yard.

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The world’s largest inflatable water slide

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Thursday 4 April 2013

A UK-based company has apparently made the world’s largest inflatable water slide which comes with lightweight airstairs and ergonomic handles, plus looks like it will make for days and days of incredible fun. It’s a bummer that this 41ft tall self-lifting Cruiser ‘S is designed to be one of two slides that will go off […]

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These floating faucet fountains puzzle us

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By Low Lai Chow in New Products on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Here’s something that completely baffles us: giant floating faucet fountains. It’s not just one faucet either — they are everywhere in the world, from Spain, to Switzerland, to Canada. Thing is, who put these up, and why do they exist? Apparently you can set one up at home too, but why would you want to? […]

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World’s Largest Cooler in Sydney

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By Darwin Cosico in New Trends on Wednesday 27 March 2013

The Works Sydney has recently unveiled the largest cooler in the world. The 36-by-15-metre cooler stocked with giant Jim Beam “cans” was constructed at the Bondi Icebergs pool. The cooler was filled with approximately 2 million litres of water, more than 500 giant “ice cubes” and 33 Jim Beam “cans” that measure 1.9 metres in […]

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Casa del Agua in Mexico

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Tuesday 22 January 2013

I have lived in and loved Mexico City. It’s a thrilling metropolis, underrated completely and with energy and imagination unlike any other. But when in Mexico, you don’t drink the water. It’s one of those ‘rules’. And that is precisely part of what makes Casa del Agua – literally house of water – so intriguing. Ironic even. The water at this Mexico City boutique is bottled, of course. Rainwater is collected through a teak patio and garden then filtered and purified on site a thousand different ways (including running over stones with the words “love,” “respect” and “gratitude”) until it reaches its “highest potential.”

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Sophia Collier’s water sculptures

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By Denimu in New Art on Friday 28 December 2012

One day Sophia Collier was walking across a bridge and wished she could just reach down into the water and pick up a piece of that shining surface and keep it forever. She wondered how to recreate it, and from her day job in finance, she knew it was possible to develop software to model vast, turbulent, nonlinear data sets like money ‘and also, maybe, water in motion.’

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