The Wind in Real Time


Real time data, weather data, it’s all interesting isn’t it? On you can explore real time wind data and watch weather patterns form.  It’s pretty neat if I do say so myself.  Check it out if you can, I am. {nullschool|reddit}

Train vs. Tornado (Tornado wins)


The captions on this video explain everything, but because I want to fill up space and not seem like I’m wasting time, here’s the meat.  A Freight train traveling through the state of Illinois “accidentally” crossed paths with a F2 tornado.  I get that trains, especially freight trains, are very difficult to stop.  Though the weather … Continued

1,000,000 mile Year long Earth Timelapse


Last year NASA launched it’s Deep Space Climate Observatory satellite with an EPIC camera on board.  It’s stayed on the Lagrange 1 point, 1,000,000 miles from the earth towards the sun.  Lagrange points are interesting aspects of space, I’ll let you learn about it on your own time.  Taking a photo every 2 hours for … Continued

1,000,000 Photo Time-Lapse


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

Going Green Or Not V: Wind Power?


You thought this series was dead didn’t you?  After all, it’s been over 6 years since I last posted to it, well, fret not my young readers, I have resurrected it for the new world that has come in that time. Earlier this year, Wired ran a story about The Future of Wind Turbines.  They … Continued

Diamonds are Forever


Mining is one of the easier ways to ruin the land.  It’s one of the more debated, controversial, yet oftentimes un-avoidable ways to use the earth to its full potential.  Mining for diamonds takes all that, and multiplies it 1000 fold.  Not only are diamonds amazingly overpriced, for the most part, they are completely over blown … Continued

The Sky


SKYLAPSE – AN ARIEL HYPER-LAPSE from Rufus Blackwell on Vimeo. This is a pretty good time-lapse/video of the sky, as viewed out the window of an airplane.  Whenever I go on an airplane, I need a window seat.  It’s not often that you get to see the world from 35,000 feet above.  It’s truly a unique perspective. … Continued

New Spin on Old School Globes


When you think of a Globe, you probably remember a peeling wobbly globe from elementary school that still had The U.S.S.R. defined on it’s map.  That was fine for simple schooling, and learning about the earth and the countries, but it’s not something that you could use for serious.  Not in any sense of the … Continued

Stumbles I lost count


Another heaping helping of wrongness courtesy of everyone’s favorite add on, Stumble Upon.  We got memes, gifs, Nazis, and more, all for your viewing pleasure, all right after the click.  Play a game of scrabble, hop on a plane to Australia, and remember, you are getting all of this information through the internet, what is … Continued

Earth Hour…


Brings back the Going Green series, or at least finishes it, (probably).  I’d just like to say, that Earth Hour is a waste of time, and I had every thing on, and plugged in my house. You see, I spent 4 days without electricity last week, and am in no rush to repeat that experience.  … Continued