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Stunning Photo Series That Feature the Delicate Alien Beauty of Carnivorous Sundew Plants

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Drosera

In the gorgeous photo series “Drosera“, Finnish nature photographer Joni Niemelä has captured the incredible up-close beauty of the colorfully tentacled carnivorous plants commonly known as Sundews. Sundews are also featured in his newest series “Other Worldly Blues“, where Niemelä played upon their alien-like appearance and their predatory nature.

Sundews have always fascinated me, and I have been photographing these alien-like plants for several years now. My first first photo series ‘Drosera’ was mostly bright and vibrant, so I wanted to have some contrast to that in my second series of Sundews. I think the colors and the mood of ‘Otherworldly Blues’ reflect aptly the true nature of these carnivorous plants.

Drosera

Drosera

Other Worldly Blues

Other Worldly Blues

Other Worldly Blues

images via Joni Niemelä

via Colossal

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A Student-Built Electric Car Breaks the World Record for Accelerating From 0 to 100km/h in 1.779 Seconds

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An electric car built by students at the University of Stuttgart in Stuttgart, Germany recently set a new world record for “Fastest 0-100km/h Acceleration – Electric Car” with a time of 1.779 seconds. This broke the previous record of 1.785 seconds set in 2014 by AMZ Racing who supplied the motors for the Stuttgart car.

The team expects Guinness World Record certification within the next few weeks.

via Electric Autosport, Jalopnik, Road and Track

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An R2-D2 USB Desktop Vacuum Cleaner That Can Help Tidy Up a Dirty Computer Desk

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R2-D2 Desktop Vacuum Cleaner

The R2-D2 USB Desktop Vacuum Cleaner is an officially licensed, handheld version of the famous astromech droid from Star Wars designed to either play with or tidy up a dirty computer desk. It is available to pre-order online from TheFowndry and scheduled to release on September 4th, 2015.

The Force is strong with this one. Sorry! Couldn’t resist. But if your workstation is dustier than a Tatooine picnic, this R2-D2 Desktop Vacuum Cleaner is the droid you’re looking for.

Pootle your way around your workspace with the iconic astromech droid, hoovering up dust, crumbs and stray hairs as you go. A great office toy and handy way to keep the dark forces of grubbiness at bay.

R2-D2 Desktop Vacuum Cleaner

R2-D2 Desktop Vacuum Cleaner

photos via TheFowndry

submitted via Laughing Squid Tips