The Tetons in 8K

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As the 8th entry into the More Than Just Parks series, Will Pattiz and Jim Pattiz went to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.  For those of you unfamiliar with this series, they plan to visit all 59 National Parks and produce more of the awesome video footage you see above.  Having been to Grand Teton … Continued

Wooden People

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Peter Demetz is an Italian sculptor of an unusual medium – wood.  I’d say that wood is potentially more difficult to work with than marble or stone.  Wood can split very easily, and if it isn’t dried well, then the entire thing can get ruined.  Marble and stone can do the same, but at least … Continued

1,000 Core Chip

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Researchers at UC Davis have teamed up with IBM to create a single microchip with 1,000 cores on it.  To put that into perspective, most modern computers have anywhere from 2 to 8 cores.  Chips in servers have up to a dozen cores each.  Each core is dedicated to single processes, but with 1,000 you … Continued

Bears Maul defenseless fish. LIVE!!

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I may or may not be in Katmai National Park right now.  The physical location I will be in will be determined this week, and I have no way of really updating you as it’s a pain to do anything on my phone.  So be content and just watch this live feed of Bears feeding … Continued

Prime Numbers

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Prime Numbers are one of the the cool interesting things in math.  Lucas Numbers are something I’ve never heard about, but like all math proofs, it’s been proven and crazy over the years that it seems to work.  How exactly these patterns were discovered is another issue altogether.  Seriously, look how fast they increase, (at … Continued

National Park Daguerrotypes

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Binh Danh uses the oldest photographic technique from the early 1800s, Daguerreotype.  It’s an involved technique that uses a sheet of copper plated with silver and buffed to a mirror finish.  Then, treated with some fumes, the plate becomes light sensitive.  After exposing something on the plate, and here comes the good part, you use mercury … Continued

Halo Strings

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Besides pianos, I love strings.  Love, love, love, strings.  This video combines both (because the Halo Theme includes both).  But the real awesomeness is just watching the production value of the video. Watch the Zelda one next, again there’s the production values that make the whole video worth it.  I like the combination of different … Continued

Perpetual Motion

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I’m not sure how much perpetual motion you’ll get out of these machines.  But the designs of them are more very interesting mechanical engineering feats if nothing else. I’m not sure how the falling gears works.  The string one at the end is the most likely one to break in my opinion.  The string will … Continued

Waterfall Skiing

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Yes, this is as stupid as it sounds.  No, he is not successful.  No you should not try this ever.  Yes, he should rethink his life choices. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean that you have to try and get 100% usage out of your winter equipment.  It’s perfectly reasonable to leave them sitting in … Continued

The Last Bookstore

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I’ve gotten tons of slack before for posting what I thought was cool art made of books.  What are the chances that this entire bookstore that makes art, and hallways, and secret rooms out of old books (which you can buy for $1) will go by without a comment?  Well, considering there’s been few comments … Continued