Thursday, June 28, 2007

Earth To Space Station

If you happen to have a 25 inch diameter telescope with satellite tracking system you too can snap photos like this of the Space Shuttle docked with the International Space Station 190 nautical miles overhead.

Top Men may need to upgrade our telescope.

Previous related Wohba links:
That's No Sunspot

Laser Illusions

Lasers are almost already like magic, so why not do some magic with lasers? Here is the first Laser Illusionist that Top Men have ever seen. Amazing.

(via Digg)
Previous related Wohba links:
Hand-held Death Ray II
Hand-held Death Ray I

Monday, June 25, 2007

Mountain Top Experience

Have you ever wondered what the view was atop Mt. Everest, the tallest mountain in the world?

At 29,035 ft. (8850m) (found to be 6' higher in 1999), the view is spectacular!

Here is an amazing interactive panorama.
Here is a panoramic image.

(via Digg)

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Latte Coffee Shots

At Wohba we love high-speed photography. The sheer elegance of the stop-action splash, slice, or explosion has us considering the installation of our own camera and strobe.

So of course, what could be more satisfying than pairing that with another passion at Wohba - coffee!

Here are some great photos of where cream meets coffee.

And for the record: Skim is just plain wrong.

(via BoingBoing)

Previous related Wohba links:
Bullet Time

Friday, June 15, 2007

Tough Balloon

Summer is here, and it's time for water sports - swimming, surfing, tubing, water balloons. Celebrate summer by watching this water balloon not break, then go throw a big one at someone you love. Tell 'em Top Men told you to do it.

Previous related Wohba links:
Dihydrogen Monoxide Balloon
Zero Gravity Research

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Dam Big

Upon completion in 2009, the Three Gorges Dam along China’s Yangtze River will be the world's largest hydroelectric power generator and one of the few man-made structures so enormous that it's actually visible to the naked eye from space. NASA's Landsat satellites have provided detailed, vivid views of the dam since construction began in 1994.

Environmentally, geographically and risk controversial, the sheer size and power of the dam is mind-boggling. At a construction cost of at least $625 billion, it is roughly 1.4 miles (2.3 kilometers) long and 607 feet tall, five times larger than Hoover Dam on the Arizona-Nevada border.

Here's a dramatic Landsat video that demonstrates the changes in landscape over a 19 year period.

(via EurekAlert)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Moving Sculptures

"The walls between art and engineering exists only in our minds." Theo Jansen


Previous related Wohba links:
Soda Machines

Friday, June 08, 2007


Top Men return from a brief respite from the rigors of Wohba...

And what better way to jump back into the thick of it than this site that allows you to not just see the digits of pi, or even touch pi, or taste pi - but to hear pi.

Everyone sing along!

(Thanks Eleri)

Previous related Wohba links:
One Big Pi