Monday, October 19, 2020

A "Flight" Over Jupiter

"This video uses images from NASA’s Juno mission to recreate what it might have looked like to ride along with the Juno spacecraft as it performed its 27th close flyby of Jupiter on June 2, 2020.

During the closest approach of this pass, the Juno spacecraft came within approximately 2,100 miles (3,400 kilometers) of Jupiter’s cloud tops. At that point, Jupiter’s powerful gravity accelerated the spacecraft to tremendous speed – about 130,000 mph (209,000 kilometers per hour) relative to the planet.

Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created the video using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam instrument. The sequence combines 41 JunoCam still images digitally projected onto a sphere, with a virtual “camera” providing views of Jupiter from different angles as the spacecraft speeds by.

The original JunoCam images were taken on June 2, 2020, between 2:47 a.m. PDT (5:47 a.m. EDT) and 4:25 a.m. PDT (7:25 a.m. EDT).

JunoCam's raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at More information about NASA citizen science can be found at and

More information about Juno is at and

Image credit:
Image data: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS
Image processing by Kevin M. Gill © CC BY
Music by Vangelis"

Monday, July 06, 2020


LOS ANGELES, JULY, 2020 from Mike Dent on Vimeo.

>KTLA illegal firework footage is trending
>multiple comments about how "congratulations, we've literally become Blade Runner"

Few minutes later, this happened.


Friday, December 13, 2019

Blood Red Lakes and Other Geothermal Psychological Thrillers/Washed-up Rom-Coms

Published on Dec 13, 2019 Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't

"In this episode, we advise against washing one's ass in the scalding-hot torrent of a high-Andean geyser at 0630 in the morning. That is what Starbucks bathrooms are for.

Join Crime Pays But Botany Doesn't as we offend all societal standards of common decency to shoe you firsthand the new Kingdom of life that Carl Woese "discovered" in 1977 and its incredible ability to turn super-salty water red (and quite likely very toxic).

Questions, hate mail, advice, semi-coherent sociopathic ramblings :

To purchase shirts, hoodies and other merch that will display your fascination with evolution, floristics and biophilia; as well as your irreverence for modern human society :"

Sunday, November 03, 2019

Bourbon Whiskey Prints

via, via Engadget

"FIG. 3. The resulting whiskey web patterns are unique to each sample of tested American whiskey. These images include diluted samples from (a) Four RosesTM at 22.5% ABV, (b) Heaven HillTM at 22.5% ABV, (c) Maker’s Mark Cask StrengthTM at 22.5% ABV, (d) Jack Daniel’s Single Barrel Barrel ProofTM at 25% ABV, (e) Pappy Van Winkle’s Family Reserve 23 YearTM at 25% ABV, and (f) Woodford Reserve Double OakTM at 25% ABV. The poster associated with this image is available at [link]"

Friday, November 01, 2019

Color Photos of World War II

via CNN

1 / 14 -A new book by Imperial War Museums (IWM) offers rare color photographs from WWII, many published for the first time in 70 years. They are in their original condition, not retouched nor colorized. Pictured in this one is a 'spotter' at a 3.7-inch anti-aircraft gun site, in December 1942. "This was one of the few places where women could actually serve on the front line," said author Ian Carter. "They would spot targets, operate the range finder and other systems, everything but firing the guns. The clarity of the image is stunning -- the quality of the colors shows how good the film was for its time."© IWM

Friday, June 14, 2019

Wednesday, November 28, 2018


"We are the first human beings to see a Mars sunset. Its quite a thought."

Monday, November 26, 2018

Progress launch timelapse seen from space

Published on Nov 22, 2018 European Space Agency, ESA

"Timelapse of the Russian Progress MS-10 cargo spacecraft launched on 16 November 2018 at 18:14 GMT from Baikonur cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, taken by ESA astronaut Alexander Gerst from the International Space Station.

The spacecraft was launched atop a Soyuz rocket with 2564 kg of cargo and supplies. Flying at 28 800 km/h, 400 km high, the International Space Station requires regular supplies from Earth such as this Progress launch. Spacecraft are launched after the Space Station flies overhead so they catch up with the orbital outpost to dock, in this case two days later on 18 November 2018.

The images were taken from the European-built Cupola module with a camera set to take pictures at regular intervals. The pictures are then played quickly after each other at 8 to 16 times normal speed. The video shows around 15 minutes of the launch at normal speed.

The Progress spacecraft delivered food, fuel and supplies, including about 750 kg of propellant, 75 kg of oxygen and air and 440 l of water.

Some notable moments in this video are:
00:07 Soyuz-FG rocket booster separation.
00:19 Core stage separation.
00:34:05 Core stage starts burning in the atmosphere as it returns to Earth after having spent all its fuel.
00:34:19 Progress spacecraft separates from rocket and enters orbit to catch up with the International Space Station.

Download the video:"

Monday, November 12, 2018

LOFT: The Jetman Story - (Official Teaser) 4K

Published on Nov 11, 2018 XDubai

Upcoming feature-length documentary, "LOFT: The Jetman Story" releases the first official teaser unveiling a Jetman Dubai world-first, an extraordinary step towards completely autonomous personal flight. Featuring Jetman pilots Yves Rossy, Vince Reffet and Fred Fugen are seen flying in formation through the fjords of stunning Norway.

“The Ultimate Dream of Human Flight”

Friday, October 12, 2018

Berlin in July 1945 (HD 1080p color footage)

Published on Apr 28, 2015 BERLIN CHANNEL

"That's how it looked like just after the German surrender! Fascinating moving pictures in color show the situation of the city in summer 1945 and daily life in the ruins.
Watch here the preview of the brandnew documentary "Spirit of liberation", restored original color and High Definition:"

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Glow In The Dark Tattoos

Published on Apr 23, 2018 ART INSIDER

"Melbourne-based tattoo artist Tukoi designs tattoos that glow in the dark. She started tattooing at 19 and posts all of her creations on Instagram. To make the tattoos glow, she uses a special UV ink. The healing process is the same as it would be with a normal tattoo.

See more from Tukoi:"

Friday, June 22, 2018

Black Rock River Breaching into the Indian Ocean

Source: Black Rock River Breaching into the Indian Ocean by ViralHog

"Occurred on September 5, 2016 / Scottburgh, South Africa

Info from Licensor: "I noticed the river was very full, so I waited for around thirty minutes to see the spectacle unfold. I did not expect it to grow so fast into the raging torrent it became."

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Hit Like a Girl

『Hit Like A Girl Contest 2018』Good Times Bad Times - LED ZEPPELIN / Cover by Yoyoka , 8 year old drummer from よよか on Vimeo.

My name is Yoyoka Soma. I am 8 year old Japanese drummer.

When I was a just small baby, my parents had a home studio and there were various kinds of instruments. My parents were performing music activities as amateur singer-songwriters and they cradled me with their music. When I listened to their songs and guitar performances, I was eager to join them and couldn’t stop beating out a rhythm. That was why I started playing the drums. The drum was the first instrument in which I felt an interest in my life. My parents’ music peers often visited us to play together. I was glued to the powerful and dynamic performances by the drummers. At age 2, I was playing the drums as if I were playing with toys. At age 4, I started performing at concerts. At age 5, my family band “Kaneaiyoyoka” was formed by my parents. We have released 2 self-produced CD albums so far. Not only the drums, I also play the keyboard and perform as a vocalist. I compose lyrics and music as well.

My favorite drummers are John Bonham, Chris Coleman and Benny Greb.

As a drummer, I enjoy being groove, tones and try to support vocalists carefully. My dream is to be the best drummer in the world. In addition, I want to be an artist who can do anything: playing all instruments, recording music, mixing the sound and designing the CD album jackets. As I am aiming at overseas activities, I am studying English conversation. I want to become friends with people all over the world through my musical activities!

As HLAG is a contest only for women, I definitely can’t lose it. I want to be the best female drummer. Thanks to the great support by my family and fans, I can continue the practice and other musical activities. I want to show the best result of my daily practice and come out on top of this contest!

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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

The Cat Piano

Published on Sep 7, 2009 thepra

"A city of singing cats is preyed upon by a shadowy figure intent on performing a twisted feline symphony.

Latest short film by The People's Republic of Animation, directed by Eddie White and Ari Gibson.

The Cat Piano features the voice of iconic Australian artist Nick Cave narrating a poem written by Eddie White. Nick Cave recorded the narration whilst in Melbourne in 2007 while on tour with his band, The Grinderman."

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

TANK (short film by Stu Maschwitz)

Published on May 23, 2018 Red Giant

"Introducing Tank, a new short film from Red Giant’s Chief Creative Officer, Stu Maschwitz. In a visual homage to vector arcade games of the 80’s (like Battlezone and Star Wars), Tank tells the story of a team of pilots that must take on a weapon of mass destruction in a battle to save their world.

Putting aside current 3D modeling techniques, Stu looked to the past and built the world of Tank entirely in Adobe After Effects, using math, code, and hundreds of hours of painstaking animation work. Watch the Making of Tank to learn more about Stu’s journey in telling this visually unique story:"

Published on May 23, 2018 Red Giant

"Putting aside current 3D modeling techniques, Red Giant’s Chief Creative Officer Stu Maschwitz looked to the past and built a visual homage to vector arcade games of the 80’s entirely in Adobe After Effects, using math, code, and hundreds of hours of painstaking animation work."