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awesome photo video

The new Timelapse

http://vimeo.com/juliant/boston-layer-lapse

This is the new way timelapses will be done.  Well, it will be one day, when people have tens of thousands of dollars to spend on the equipment, and an unlimited time frame to edit it all together.  Sadly, I don’t think software will ever be able to do this.  Which, I guess means that it’ll forever be that much more impressive for all future videos that are made in this vein.

Kessler University has a whole write up on how it was done, it’s impressive, most impressive.

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DIY science video

Pencil Balancing

I must say that is an impressive feat of engineering to achieve an almost useless thing.  But I’m pretty sure there are all sorts of different applications where it can be used to stabilize equipment, and things.  Actually, with some refinements, if he could get the Pencil to stay absolutely perfectly straight, this could have serious earthquake potential.  But I’m talking seriously straight no moving, nothing, and, it would probably be the opposite way actually now that I think of it.  The motion table would move, and the motors would try and keep it steady.

Well, either way, it’s impressive.

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