Reason, philosophy, film, photography and science. Location - England. (D.O.B: 30/05/91).
The composition of a water molecule explained in “Beyond the Microscope,” a GE science film from 1922.
This is great! New YouTube channel idea: Vintage science films. I call dibs.
I guess it’s worth noting that this is not at all what electrons actually “look” like or how bonding works, but I don’t really mind for some reason.
In the course of developing sophisticated imaging techniques for peering into the human body, Hong Kong–based radiologist Dr. Kai-hung Fung discovered something within himself: an artist.
The discovery happened when Fung was asked by surgeons to generate 3-D images to allow them to visualize complex anatomies prior to surgery. Beginning with CT scans that show slices of organs at different depths, Fung stacked the slices into a single image and developed a way to indicate changes in depth with contour lines similar to those on a topographic map.
Adding “millions of colors and the infinite combination of different shades of colors can be more informative than the simple steps of grey scale,” Fung wrote in an email about how he came up with the idea.
There were 200,000 people who applied to participate in a project called Mars One. It’s a private enterprise to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars and film a reality show along the way. The idea is to go in crews of four starting in 2024. The thing is, right now the technology can only get them there. “Mars One Way” documents the thoughts and theories of Five hopeful Mars One astronauts as they contemplate the reality of leaving planet Earth forever, for a new home on Mars.
Cast in order of appearance: Cody Reeder, Casey Hunter, Will Robbins, Katelyn “Kitty” Kane, Ken Sullivan, Becky Sullivan, Calvin Juárez
Directed by: Skylar Nielsen
Interview: Doug Fabrizio
Produced: Elaine Clark, Doug Fabrizio, Skylar Nielsen
Director of Photography: Ian Rigby
Cinematography: Josh Fletcher
Editing: Catura Jenson
Sound: Marcus MacDonald
A Vita Brevis Films Production in association with Video West.
Learn more about Mars One: mars-one.com
God is an Astronaut: All is Violent All is Bright
This will Destroy You: They Move On Tracks of Never-Ending Light
God is an Astronaut: Frozen Twilight
Snowing again here on the East Coast of the US, but I don’t see these mythical snowflakes-I’m seeing the three inches that have already accumulated since I shoveled the first three inches a couple of hours ago. Snowflake crystals have been studied and misunderstood for decades-their crystal structure entering popular mythology for their perfection and uniqueness. The word crystal comes to us straight from Latin and Ancient Greek, and brought an interesting cousin with it as well. The Latin form was crystallus meaning crystal or ice and the Ancient Greek form was krystallos from kryos meaning frost or ice. Kryos came from a proto-Indo-European root kru- meaning a hard outer crust. Which brings us to the country cousin of crystal: crust! It is amazing that some of these words persist unchanged for thousands of years.
These images come from the United States Department of Agriculture Beltsville Agricultural Research Center, just a few miles away in Beltsville Maryland. They use a Low Temperature Scanning Electron Microscope (LT-SEM) to capture these stunning images. Believe it or not, they use a process of freezing samples collected throughout the world with liquid nitrogen down to as low as -196 celsius, which allows the normally fragile and ephemeral snowflakes to be shipped to Maryland.
All images in the public domain, via USDA.
A record player that plays slices of wood.
Modified record player, wood, sleeves. 2011
Thanks to: Pro-ject Audio, Karla Spiluttini, Ivo Francx, Rohol