This is what London’s Heathrow airport would look like as a futuristic city
By Carl Franzen, theverge.com

Mayor Boris Johnson wants to transform one of the world’s busiest airports: three architecture firms imagine wildly different results

Lon­don’s Heathrow Air­port is one of the world’s busiest air­ports, serv­ing 72.3 mil­lion trav­el­ers in 2013…

Revisiting the Apollo 11 Moon landing 45 years later
Timothy J. Seppala, engadget.com

Today marks the 45th anniver­sary of the Apol­lo 11 mis­sion where Buzz Aldrin, Neil Arm­strong and Michael Collins made their trip to the Moon. Sure, you could say that there’s like­ly more tech in our pock­ets than what was used to allow those…

These Photos Of Hong Kong Skyscrapers Will Make You Very Dizzy
SHAUNACY FERRO, fastcodesign.com

Photographer Romain Jacquet-Lagreze shoots cities from the ground up.

When pho­tog­ra­ph­er Romain Jacquet-Lagreze first arrived in Hong Kong four years ago, he became fas­ci­nat­ed with the city’s archi­tec­ture. “I would lift up my head while…

McMoon’s and the Lunar Orbiter Image Recovery Project
Jon Turi, engadget.com

If you’ve ever used Street View on Google Maps to pre­view an unfa­mil­iar trav­el des­ti­na­tion, then you’ll under­stand the rea­son­ing behind NASA’s Lunar Orbiter mis­sions dur­ing the late ’60s. The space probes were doing recon­nais­sance an…

Formula E racers unite to accelerate EV innovation
Jamie Rigg, engadget.com

A new, high-profile and all-electric motor­sport will debut on the city streets of Bei­jing this Sep­tem­ber, and it’s called For­mu­la E. While it’s a form of enter­tain­ment like any rac­ing series, the cham­pi­onship has a far greater aspi­ra­t…

United Kingdom plans first spaceport for 2018
By Jacob Kastrenakes, theverge.com

Britain plans to have its first space­port built and in oper­a­tion by 2018, allow­ing com­pa­nies like Vir­gin Galac­tic to begin launch­ing space-tourism flights from right with­in the coun­try, reports the Guardian. The plans will be…

  1. Camera: RED EPIC-X

Sony A6000 Is a Near-Flawless Mirrorless Camera That’s Super Fast
Raymond Wong, mashable.com

Sony’s mir­ror­less cam­eras are killing it. The com­pa­ny’s adept abil­i­ty to com­bine DSLR-class APS-C image sen­sors and com­pact designs has flipped the entire cam­era world upside-down. So much so that cam­era heavy­weights Canon and Nikon…

Formula E: do the guilt-free thrills of electric car racing herald a new era for motor sport?
Damian Carrington at Donington Park, theguardian.com

With ‘fan boosts’ and city centre circuits, race organisers are breaking taboos in the hope of making electric cars cool

The noise is part spaceship, part jet engine and part Tron bike, according to Alex Tai, the head of Virgin’s Formula E racin…

  1. Camera: Canon EOS-1D X
  2. Aperture: f/13
  3. Exposure: 1/50th
  4. Focal Length: 190mm

Why Do We Love Michael Bay’s Cinematic “Bayhem”?
JOHN BROWNLEE, fastcodesign.com

The good news is Michael Bay’s success proves we’re all visually sophisticated. But we’re also visually illiterate.

Trans­form­ers: Age of Extinc­tion, Michael Bay’s lat­est ver­tig­i­nous slow-mo cacoph­o­ny, has reached a new crit­i­cal nadir…