Sunday, 31. August 2008
Ten Things You Didn't Know About VolcanoesVolcanic eruptions are among the most destructive and deadly events in nature. But there is far more to volcanoes than death and destruction - without volcanoes our planet would be a very different place.
Dr Iain Stewart reveals some amazing but little-known scientific facts, including why without volcanoes we wouldn't have an atmosphere and we wouldn't have life
More TV like this please BBC!
presented by volcanologist Dr Iain Stewart.
Duration: 59 minutes
The Adventures Of TingerTinger is a Bavarian Wolpertinger, a mythical creature who used to live in the bavarian woods with his best friend Kaes, who is a living piece of meat and the last original "Leberkaes". Kaes has been kidnapped by the Bavarian meat-mafia, which wants to figure out the recipe for kaes.
The Adventures Of Tinger - a nice illustrated and animated jump-and-run-game, with a darling backstory, and the game is child friendly.
WidexplorerWidexplorer is a visual web dashboard, providing a bidirectional (horizontal-vertical) interface that enhances your browser's scrolling capabilities, resulting in a practical and productive way to browse accross search results from multiple search engines and the web most prominent destinations for a variety of topics.
As you scroll to the right you'll switch from one web page to another and another. Each page has its own vertical scrollbar so you can take in all of its contents and when you click on a link it'll load the new page into the same slot while keeping all of your other results. You can perform searches based on categories such as images, video, news, sports, tech, and more.
Wednesday, 27. August 2008
Sea Orchestra & The Tale of How
The video above is life, in it's most surreal forms and facets is animated, colorful and exciting. And the video below is like ancient gravures and Hieronymus Bosch paintings becoming to life! By Shy the Sun.
Helicopter Journey over Manhattan
I would like to offer a virtual journey on helicopter over Manhattan. You will see New York in details bird's eye view.
I recommend to make your browser to a full-screen display mode firstly. Otherwise the panoramas from our helicopter can be opened into the view which is not convenient for the observation.
Helicopter Journey over Manhattan - Virtual Tour by Oleg Gaponyuk.
Also by Oleg: New York 360 degree panoramic view from Hotel Plaza.
And: Jesus Christ Statue from Height of the Bird's Flight, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
PacemakerPacemaker Editor enables limitless creative possibilities via an intuitive interface tailor-made for desktop mix production. We’re really happy with the interface, where we’ve aimed for a truly physical experience emulating that of the hand-held Pacemaker. This is all drag-and-drop, pull, stretch, bend and move around. In essence, it’s about adding your personal preferred colouring to a selection of tracks (sort of, conducting your own orchestra with a couple of spray cans in each hand).
Let's Mix: Pacemaker
DJ system and disc jockey mixer equipment available for both PC and Mac.
Friday, 22. August 2008
This is a movie we made for the Grandeur Nature film festival, last year. It was intended to be projected as an appetizer before 35mm feature films. You can see some of the outdoor setups inside this movie.
The idea was to emphasize the landscape beauty, and to propose an original point of view of this Alps region, as far as timelapse is ... by ridindave.
Wednesday, 20. August 2008
Mr Coo: The Spherical Labyrinth
I'm sure - you know Mr Coo.
Well, do not miss this funky point'n'click game that mashes up offbeat comic strip graphics. It's a pleasure to play, and hopefully there's more to come. In the meantime just note that this one takes a while to load (it's worth the wait though) and there's an option to play in English on the first screen once loaded so there's no need to be too confused ...
Mr Coo: The Spherical Labyrinth
Yearbook YourselfFind a picture of yourself looking straight at the camera and then go to Yearbook Yourself for a good laugh. The site morphs your picture into a classic looks from 1950 - 2000.
Concert.TVWatch live concerts and performances. Rare footage not seen anywhere else ...
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Build your own Paper RocketStill looking for something to shoot into the sky? Here it is: Build your own little paper rocket - it comes complete with a pneumatic launch pad.
Using pressurized air as it's only fuel, the rocket might rise as high as five meters. No fire and no explosives are used - it's perfectly safe for indoor use.
Build your own Paper Rocket
Saturday, 16. August 2008
Time-lapse footage shot in NE England and Italy by John Graeme Morris.
I like the clouds reflecting in the panes of mirrored glass ...
Tuesday, 12. August 2008
News from Big PicturesJupiter is in the news again, this time because its "Baby Red Spot" - a storm less than a year old - appears to have been swallowed up by the massive storm known as the Great Red Spot. This is good occasion to share some of the best photographs of Jupiter and its larger system of rings and moons, as seen by various probes and telescopes over the past 30 years. (16 photos total)
Views of Jupiter
The Large Hadron Collider (LHC), a 27 kilometer (17 mile) long particle accelerator straddling the border of Switzerland and France, is nearly set to begin its first particle beam tests. The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is preparing for its first small tests in early August, leading to a planned full-track test in September - and the first planned particle collisions before the end of the year. The final step before starting is the chilling of the entire collider to -271.25 C (-456.25 F). Here is a collection of photographs from CERN, showing various stages of completion of the LHC and several of its larger experiments (some over seven stories tall), over the past several years. (27 photos total)
Large Hadron Collider nearly ready
Riding big waves or small, or riding the wind and catching some air, people across the world have been busy surfing over the past few months - in competitions, as therapy, or just for serious fun. Here, you'll find a collection of images of people recently enjoying the surf in several ways. (23 photos total)
Riding the waves
Beijing held its formal opening ceremony today for the 2008 Summer Olympics. The ceremony, held in the National Stadium known as the Bird's Nest, was attended by thousands, and watched by millions more on television. Below are some highlights of the nearly 4-hour performance. (24 photos total)
2008 Olympics Opening Ceremony
GREAT - just great: The Big Picture.
Sunday, 10. August 2008
Phantom High Speed Movie GalleryHigh speed photography is an engineering tool, much as is an oscilloscope or a computer. It is a photographic technique that enables us to visualize and analyze motion. Especially motions that are too fast for the human eye or conventional cameras to perceive.
Phantom High Speed Movie Gallery
Here are two examples:
Snuffed Candle: Schlierne optics and a Phantom v7 at 1000 fps, 400 us exposure show the heat plum and turbulance of a candle being snuffed out.
Backyard Hummingbird: This shot was taken with a Miro 4 at 640x480 at just under 2000 fps. In "real time" the movie was taken for 1 second during which the bird flaps its wings approximately 72 times.
Saturday, 09. August 2008
A Collection of Olympic TorchesThe modern Olympic Games have become as much a global contest among designers and architects as among athletes. Each Olympics is expected to produce a logo, a signature building — and a characteristic torch that symbolizes local tradition and national character. This is a design history of the Olympic torch from 1936 to the present day.
A Collection of Olympic Torches - Interactive Graphic by NYTimes. With Audio!