fifthdream: (seahorse)

I just fell in love:

Clionidae is a family of sea angels, which are a group of pelagic marine gastropods.

They are shaped a little like angels, and have flapping "wings", hence their common name. They are gelatinous, mostly transparent pteropods, and they only have shells in their embryonic stage. They are mostly very small, with the largest species (Clione limacina) reaching 5 centimeters (2 in).

The Clionidae use winglike flaps for rhythmical locomotion, as if flying in the sea. These "wings" are attached to the anterior part of the body. The posterior part is gelatinous and mostly transparent.

The orange visceral sac is confined to the anterior part.

They live in cold water, eat only once in their lifetimes, and produce offspring on their own, without mating.

And i want this so much:

It's around $1000US, but someday when i'm rich.....

Hello Kitty has even dressed as one:



May. 27th, 2010 04:06 pm
fifthdream: (naota)

How To Destory Angels is the new project of Trent Reznor of Nine Inch Nails, his wife Mariqueen Maandig, and Atticus Ross (12 Rounds). Rob Sheridan is the group's art director. Click here to "pre-order" the free EP.


May. 14th, 2010 06:44 pm
fifthdream: (robert)

An alternate, really awesome and different mix of "Lovesong" by The Cure, released on their new site , uploaded on YouTube by me, just for you. Definitely worth a listen.


Mar. 30th, 2010 05:53 pm
fifthdream: (O.O)

Effing. AMAZING.

fifthdream: (ed)

This may be one of the most awesome things i've seen in a very long time. It's basically a Pokedex (at least up to one of the older games) drawn in an ancient style. Very cool.

fifthdream: (ed)

Wanna get me a Christmas present? Ginger Ale Kit Kat. It exists. I want. No... I need. Two bits of Heaven rolled up into one big ball of Even More Heaven. ::gets starry-eyed and dreams of these for weeks::

"I'm sure you've often thought, "Why doesn't someone make a ginger ale flavor of Kit Kat?" With an adventurous assortment of flavors, seasonal varieties, and various fun sizes everyone in Japan is getting into the famous treat, and it's become one of our most popular products at J-List. This new seasonal variety is a unique ginger ale flavor, which won't stay around for long, so you should grab some soon. A fantastic treat by Nestle!" -J-List


fifthdream: (naota)

This is so awesome.


Relying on 3D tracking technology developed at the Ishikawa-Komuro Laboratory in 2003, scoreLight uses lasers to trace the outline of a drawing or object. As the laser dances along the contours, scoreLight produces and modulates sound according to the curvature, angle, texture, color, and contrast. An abrupt change in the direction of a line generates a discrete sound (a glitch or percussion sound), resulting in a steady rhythm when the laser follows a looped path (the size and shape of the looped path determines the tempo and structure of the beat). The device creates a layered tapestry of sound when multiple laser points explore different parts of a drawing.

More video here:


Sep. 25th, 2009 05:40 pm
fifthdream: (O.O)

Japanese technology makes the Segway look like a stone-aged piece of crap. Watch this video and make the O.O face. Because you will.


Fight Me!

Jul. 4th, 2009 04:05 pm
fifthdream: (Default)

Come on! I dare you! Meet me in the arena! Do your best!

Come on, don't you just wanna knock the... uh... eyebrows off my face?

Click on the link or the image of my lil guy in his awesome Saiyan uniform to give me a beat down.

fifthdream: (Nana - Heart)

If you watch just one YouTube video today, let it be this one. You won't be disappointed. BEST. SONG. EVER.

I realize it's an ad for a Popcap game, but it is so effing awesome. You can download the song here, there's even a Japanese version.

This is probably the second game i'll play based solely on liking a song that's in it.

God, sometimes the internet makes me so happy.

fifthdream: (panties)

I used to post news stories that reported traditional science fiction elements coming true in real life. It started happening so often, that i kind of gave up keeping up. Today i saw two pretty huge things, so i wanted to post.

The second thing i saw, i'll post first.

From a post from Pink Tentacle, that originally came from a Japanese site:

"Researchers from Japan’s ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories have developed new brain analysis technology that can reconstruct the images inside a person’s mind and display them on a computer monitor, it was announced on December 11. According to the researchers, further development of the technology may soon make it possible to view other people’s dreams while they sleep.

The scientists were able to reconstruct various images viewed by a person by analyzing changes in their cerebral blood flow. Using a functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) machine, the researchers first mapped the blood flow changes that occurred in the cerebral visual cortex as subjects viewed various images held in front of their eyes. Subjects were shown 400 random 10 x 10 pixel black-and-white images for a period of 12 seconds each. While the fMRI machine monitored the changes in brain activity, a computer crunched the data and learned to associate the various changes in brain activity with the different image designs."

They've finally done it.

Very interesting to me:

"The researchers suggest a future version of this technology could be applied in the fields of art and design — particularly if it becomes possible to quickly and accurately access images existing inside an artist’s head."

Yes, please. I've wanted that for years.

You can see pics of the computer-genrated mind-read images at those links.

And this morning i saw this video. I knew of the robot before, but the fact that its creator dresses it as an element of a manga i love ("Chobits"), and it can identify what character a figure is, and what anime it comes from, is just win.

See what happens when geeks get to make the technology they've fanboy'd after? They make it real. So cool.
She can read off of paper, do math problems that she reads, recognize object, "feel" and react, slap people for groping her... She even gets annoyed if you move around too much if shes trying to give you something. More info at

Amazing stuff. The world gets more like our promised "Year 2000" every day. Maybe the Year 2000 will come in 2100.

BTW: The Cure are on Leno tonight.

fifthdream: (Default)

Fifth Dream Today exists again, in a semi-updated form.


Aug. 9th, 2007 04:46 am
fifthdream: (naota)

I absolutely need this:

The T-Qualizer is a shirt with a built in sound sensitive spectrum analyzer. As the music beats, the equalizer moves to the beat of the music. Each frequency of music will activate a different equalizer bar, just like the equalizer on your stereo at home! It has a fully functional Electro Luminescence panel with a battery pack that snuggles discretely into a pocket inside the T-shirt.

So awesome. Someone buy it for me. <3 you forever. Kthx.

Pedo Pets.

Oct. 8th, 2006 12:28 am
fifthdream: (O.O)

This is so, so wrong. I just saw it on TV.

Click on "TV Commerical".

How wet will you get from a Love n' Licks kiss?

"So wet, you should wear a bathing suit!"

"So wet you need a towel!"

"He's so happy, that you'll get so wet you'll need a raincoat!"

Wow. How does something like this get greenlighted?


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