Archive for September, 2015
Tags: antique auto, auto mechanic, automobile, Brooklyn, classic car collector, Lenny Shiller, video
Tags: American Revolution soldier, Conrad Heyer, Earliest-Born, George Washington, history, photography, pic, picture
When he sat down for this portrait in 1852, Heyer had lived a long, full life. As a young man, he fought in the Revolutionary War and crossed the Delaware River with George Washington.
By the time the daguerreotype was invented in 1839, Heyer was already an old man who had also lived to see the arrival of the steam-powered boat and the first electric streetcars. He died in 1856 at the age of 107, having witnessed both the birth of a nation and the birth of modern photography.
Tags: Hawaii, Kilauea Volcano, lava, nature, plate tectonics, Time-Lapse, video
Tags: background noise, cone of silence, contemplation, Estonia, forest, forest library, meditation, megaphone, relaxation, RMK’s pähni nature centre, sensory deprivation, Sounds Of Nature, võru county
a forest clearing in estonia’s võru county has been reconsidered into a space of meditation, relaxation and community engagement through the installation of three giant wooden megaphones. interior architecture students at the estonian academy of arts have conceived the idea of a forest library near RMK’s pähni nature centre, where the quiet sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves are amplified to surrounding site visitors.
Tags: Ballpoint Pen, Bic, Bill Hammack, engineering, how does, ink pen, Parker, video, writing instrument
Tags: astronomy, Beta Pictoris b, Chile, Exoplanet, Gemini Planet Imager, Gemini South telescope, Maxwell Millar-Blanchaer, NASA, science, space exploration, University of Toronto
And…it’s literally six seconds of pixelated blob. But before you laugh, know this: Capturing that planetary transit you just witnessed was no easy task. You’re looking at Beta Pictoris b, a gas giant ten to twelve times the mass of Jupiter that orbits a star over 60 light years away. That’s 3.527 × 1014 miles from us, and we’re actually able to see it! If you’re still not impressed, try this on for size: Beta Pictoris b is roughly a million times dimmer than its parent star.