Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Fly through of the GAMA Galaxy Catalogue

Fly through of the GAMA Galaxy Catalogue from ICRAR on Vimeo.

"The Galaxy and Mass Assembly catalogue is a detailed map of the Universe showing where galaxies are in 3D. This simulated flythrough shows the real positions and images of the galaxies that have been mapped so far. Distances are to scale, but the galaxy images have been enlarged for your viewing pleasure.

Credit: Made by Will Parr, Dr. Mark Swinbank and Dr. Peder Norberg (Durham University) using data from the SDSS and the GAMA surveys. This work was supported by the Ogden Trust, STFC and the Royal Society."

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

The Seventh Continent - Flight Over Antarctica

The Seventh Continent from enrico sacchetti on Vimeo.
Video shot at Terra Nova Bay, Antarctica, at the Italian Mario Zucchelli Research Station.
Shot by Enrico Sacchetti
Edited by Riccardo Poggi

Video girato a Terra Nova Bay, Antartide, presso la stazione di ricerca Italiana Mario Zucchelli.
Riprese Enrico Sacchetti
Montaggio Riccardo Poggi

Friday, January 31, 2014

Falling From Space

GoPro: Red Bull Stratos - The Full Story

Published on Jan 31, 2014 GoPro ·588 videos

"October 14, 2012, Felix Baumgartner ascended 128,100 feet above Earth's surface to the edge of space in a stratospheric balloon. Millions across the globe watched as he opened the door of the capsule, stepped off the platform, and broke the speed of sound while free falling safely back to Earth. Felix set three world records that day—and inspired us all to reach beyond the limits of our own realities, and reimagine our potential to achieve the incredible.

GoPro was honored to be a part of this epic achievement, with seven HERO2 cameras documenting every moment. From the airless freeze of outer space, to the record-breaking free fall and momentous return to ground—see it all through Felix's eyes as captured by GoPro, and experience this incredible mission like never before. No one gets you closer than this."

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mammalian Cell Wreath

via Nikon Small World

Dr. Donna Beer Stolz
Mammalian cell collage stained for various proteins and organelles, assembled into a wreath (200–2000x) (200x)

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Sounds of Crickets

"Tom Waits (on Jim Wilson): "Wilson, he's always playing with time. I heard a recording recently of crickets slowed way down. It sounds like a choir, it sounds like angel music. Something sparkling, celestial with full harmony and bass parts - you wouldn't believe it. It's like a sweeping chorus of heaven, and it's just slowed down, they didn't manipulate the tape at all. So I think when Wilson slows people down, it gives you a chance to watch them moving through space. And there's something to be said for slowing down the world."

Source: "Woyzeck to run at Freud Playhouse". Daily Bruin (USA), by Andrew Lee. December 3, 2002

Find more on the recording on this link:

Tom Waits on Tom waits talking about this recording -…rviews_tom_waits

More on the recording -

You can buy original recording here -…=viglink124132-20

Original recording from the author -

And more:…d-down-crickets/"

Friday, October 11, 2013

If the Moon Were the Same Distance as the ISS

Published on Oct 11, 2013 yetipc1·7 videos

When the Moon eclipses the Sun, the camera exposure is adjusted so that you can see the Light of the earth reflecting back upon the moon. This was actually done by using a stand in Earth model to get reasonably accurate Earth "shine", it is Blue on the left side because the moon is flying over the Gulf of Mexico, and is white/tan on the right side because that part is over the United States . it is Dark in the middle because it is casing a huge shadow, and that shadow does not reflect light back on the Moon. I didn't quite expect it to look like this, it was a nice surprise

At this distance the Moon would rise in the west and set in the east, The Moon Orbits the Earth counterclockwise when viewed from the North pole looking *down*. the same direction that the earth rotates. Normally the Moon orbits much slower than the earth rotates so it rises in the east and sets in the west, however at 420km it orbits much faster, faster than the earth rotates underneath, therefore it will rise in the west and set in the east

The Moon would orbit very fast, somewhere between 130 mins and 90 mins, i'll work this figure out later, it's actually a simple problem, but i'm busy!

the Moon is tidally locked in this animation, even thou it doesn't *seem* like it. The reason for this is that we are Not viewing it from the center of the earth, but rather it's surface

the 420km altitude is measured surface to surface. the center to center orbital distance is 8528km

The time in the video is sped up. the moon would transverse the sky slower.. like 10 mins (rough guess at this time)

The Moon is well within the Roche limit. at this distance the Moon would break up and form a new ring system. The Earth might also be destroyed

Filmed in Huntsville Alabama"

Friday, August 16, 2013

NASA | From the Cockpit: The Best of IceBridge Arctic '13

Published on Aug 16, 2013 NASAexplorer·646 videos

"The views from the cockpit of NASA's P-3B aircraft on an Operation IceBridge campaign are truly stunning. The mission doesn't travel to both ends of the Earth for the scenery of course -- the airborne mission is there to collect radar, laser altimetry, and other data on the changing ice sheets, glaciers, and sea ice of the Arctic and Antarctic. But for those of us who aren't polar pilots, here's a selection of some of the best footage from the forward and nadir cameras mounted to the aircraft taken during IceBridge's spring deployment over Greenland and the Arctic Ocean.

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Sunday, August 04, 2013


Published on Aug 3, 2013 museumofcomm·13 videos

"In 1984 a group from AT&T Bell Labs gave a presentation on the 5620 (AKA the BLIT) in Paris. A 3B2 UNIX host named 'alice' came along as the 5620's file server and was also used to UUCP mail with a system back at the labs. This electronic animated postcard was sent back to the labs via UUCP during the group's trip to France.

Interested in the BLIT? The 'layers' windowing environment which the BLIT uses was later adopted and modified for the Plan 9 operating system. Plan 9 is available for free from

All of the postcard messages:

Thursday, August 01, 2013

Twelve Months in Two Minutes; Curiosity's First Year on Mars

Published on Aug 1, 2013 JPLnews·411 videos

"Here is a rover's eye view of driving, scooping and drilling during Curiosity's first year on Mars, August 2012 through July 2013."

Monday, July 22, 2013


via NASA

Click the pic or link for the full size shot. The blue dot in Saturn's background is Earth.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Vintage Disneyland Video - Construction and Early Days of Disneylad

"Vintage Disneyland" Presentation with Imagineer Tony Baxter - D23 Expo 2011
Published on May 2, 2012

"Tony Baxter presents a collection of rare and mostly unseen footage from Disneyland's long history at the 2011 D23 Expo in the Anaheim Convention Center."

Monday, May 06, 2013

Two months breaking ice (in under five minutes)

Published on May 2, 2013

"Time-lapse of our icebreaker, the Nathaniel B. Palmer, traveling through the Ross Sea, Antarctica. Two months of sequences, condensed into less than five minutes, with a surprise at the end. Enjoy!"

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

A Boy And His Atom: The World's Smallest Movie

Published on Apr 30, 2013 IBM·287 videos

"You're about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made at The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM's research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times. A movie made with atoms. Learn more about atomic memory, data storage and big data at"

Sunday, April 28, 2013

Dan Carrillo: Daclotype

Dan Carrillo: Daclotype from Patrick Richardson Wright on Vimeo.

"Documenting the daguerrotype process of Seattle-based photographer Dan Carrillo

A follow up to my previous video profile on Dan's wet plate collodion process:

A film by Patrick Richardson Wright
Model: Miranda Lilley
Hair/Makeup: Naomi Rincon
Music: Pure X - Heavy Air"

Wednesday, April 24, 2013