New Super-White Material Inspired by Eerily White Beetle

Scientists have engineered perhaps the whitest natural substance, using the same physics behind one ghostly white Southeast Asian beetle. Read More >>

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This Artist Turns Spilled Paint Into Gorgeous Avalanches of Colour

Thomas Blanchard doesn’t paint like normal artists do. Instead of painstakingly applying colors to a canvas with a brush, he dumps gallons of brightly coloured paints into a giant tank filled with oils and other liquids, producing psychedelic waterfalls of colour that could never hang in an art gallery. Read More >>

This Brilliant Peelable Paint Is a Screen Protector For Every Surface In Your Home

If you’re as protective of your gadgets as I am, you’ve probably got a screen protector ready to apply to your new phone as soon as you’ve taken it out of the box. But how do you protect all the other surfaces in your home you don’t want getting dinged and dented? You cover it with this perfectly clear screen protector paint. Read More >>

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Blowing Up a Rainbow Probably Looks a Lot Like Dropping an Anvil on Spray Paint Cans

When you get exclusive access to a 150-foot-tall tower, you’re going to want to do more than just take in the view. So when the team from How Ridiculous got just such an opportunity, they made the most of it, hauling a heavy anvil to the top and then dropping it on a stack of spray paint cans on the ground below. Read More >>

Microsoft Paint is About to be Killed Off

Microsoft's popular and also unpopular Paint software -- pre-loaded within Windows for decades -- looks like it's about to be ditched from future versions of the desktop software. Read More >>

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These Artists Use Oil, Paint, and Soap to Create Tiny Alien Galaxies

Scientists trying to unlock the secrets of our universe’s origin need to look no further than the photography studio of Thomas Blanchard and Oilhack. By mixing nothing more than paints, oil, and soap, the artists manage to create colourful miniature universes full of strange, tiny alien worlds. Read More >>

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Mixing Oil, Paint, and Soap Looks Like Flying Over a Distant Alien World

The next time NASA releases spectacular footage from a flyover of a distant planet or moon, you’ll have good reason to wonder if what you’re watching actually came from a spaceship, or from a microscope in a studio filming oil, paint, and liquid soap all mixed together. Read More >>

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Shooting Crazy Super Soakers Filled With Paint is a Lot of Silly Fun

If you crossed a Super Soaker with a paintball gun, you’d get this wild creation from our friend Mark Rober: a crazy weapon that shoots out streams of paint like a Super Soaker would shoot out water. Read More >>

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Watching Paint Symmetrically Mix Itself is Surprisingly Fun

Because the globs of paint are mirrored to create a symmetrical effect and because it looks like the paint is mixing itself on its own without a palette knife, it’s sort of a trip to watch it all get thrown together, like if it was just magically plopping itself on top of each other in some sort of mesmerizing magical dance. [Annette Labedzki via Colossal] Read More >>

Watching Workers Paint Letters on a Road Is So Soothing

I’m not sure what impresses me the most in this video of workers painting the road. Is it the perfect angles drawn free hand with a tool that’s essentially a stick with an open box at the end? Is it the dude dropping the hot thermoplastic into that box, while his partner is drawing the letters? Or is it the exquisite, ballerina-like footwork of the two workers who make sure not to step on the letters they just made? Read More >>

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Can You Paint a Room by Blowing Up a Bucket of Paint?

Painting a wall is boring because it takes so much time, and requires so much preparation to not get paint everywhere. But what if it could be exciting and done quickly and the point was to get paint everywhere? What if you blew up some paint buckets to see if the explosion of colours could paint a room? Read More >>

Mixing Paint Together Is Gorgeously Stimulating

Put paint and oil and milk and soap together and what do you get? A lot of pretty. Thomas Blanchard continues his series of mixing paint and shooting it up close to create worlds of emotion and beauty through colour. What’s especially cool is how alive it all feels. Read More >>

Computer-Controlled Spray Paint Lets You Print Graffiti 

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on buildings, cars, and overpasses but were too self-conscious of your non-existent graffiti skills? The SprayPrinter is a clip-on accessory that turns cans of spray paint into handheld dot matrix printers that can perfectly reproduce almost any design. Read More >>

Volvo Suggests Spraypainting Cyclists to Make Them More Visible

Designers working with a bit of money from car maker Volvo have come up with an interesting way to help make cyclists safer -- painting them. But with invisible paint that only shows up when the headlights of an angry van shine on the painted parts. Read More >>