Alternate History Thursday: Thursday

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Like last month, I’m going to dump some raw history on you.  Be forewarned. The month of June used to have 32 days.  It wasn’t until the Battle of the Bulge in 1649 that we lost 2 days.  We literally lost two days of the Earth’s orbit around the sun.  So much firepower, and so … Continued

Wooden Analog Clock

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You know Japan isn’t just known for their crazy perversions.  They’re actually insanely good woodworkers too.  Case in point, this crazy complicated mechanical clock that draws out the time on a magnetic board. Look at the intricacies of it: Now here you can see, and listen to it in action: {Withnews|reddit}

The Milky Way, From an Airplane

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At one point in time, I tried to start up a website for people to share photos they took from airplane windows.  I never had a chance to finish it which is a shame because it could have been cool.  Anyway, Alessandro Merga one-upped every wing-shot I ever took with one of the Milky-Way.  He … Continued

1 Trillion Frames per Second

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Light is the fastest thing we currently know about.  It travels at 6.7 times 10 to the 8 miles per hour.  That’s fast.  Wicked fast.  Researchers at MIT have come up with a  hardware and software camera that can record at 1 trillion frames per second.  By firing a laser for less than a trillionth of … Continued

Grand Central in 360°

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I think that 360° video will be the next big thing.  I’ve posted quite a few 360 videos in the last few months.  Well this year might be the time when consumer grade 360° video takes off.  Last month Samsung released the Gear 360 camera in Korea, they’ve been mum about when it will actually be … Continued

Rope Trees

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\ Brazillian artist Janiana Mello and Daniel Landini unwind rope to create these beautiful leafless trees diagrams.  Some are pretty neat, some are pretty abstract.  The one with the giant root is kind of in the way and more arty than necessary.  I like the blue one above with the tangle of roots below, very much … Continued

Another Fight for Independence

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I think they should have waited another week, you know to get the true effect.  Anyway, it doesn’t exactly have the best ratings right now on Rotten Tomatoes, but the best summer movies never do.  However, I’m pretty sure it will be one of the worst sequels of the year.

Smart Shoes? (Or useless shoes)

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Not exactly smart, they actually make your phone less smart, and less distracting.  How we evolved to need a special shoe to take the place of self control I’ll never know.  The idea that In Good Company has come up with is to make a pair of shoes that pair to your smart phone and, through … Continued

1,000,000 Photo Time-Lapse

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Over the course of 3 years, photographer Ken Loutit took 1,000,000 photographs of Singapore.  You can see the different scenes and scenery in the shots as he re-visited places to get shots of construction progress.  If the 1 million photos wasn’t impressive enough, know that the above time-lapse used only about a quarter of those, and … Continued

The last Person of Interest

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This is it, the final chapter in the 5 year saga that has been Person of Interest.  I’ve posted before, I’ve tried to get you all interested, but it didn’t work out, in the end, CBS decided to cancel the series.  At least the show is going out on it’s own terms, so we will … Continued