Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Watch: Owl 'Swims' for Its Life in Rare Video | National Geographic


Published on Jun 13, 2017 National Geographic

"See rare video of a swimming great horned owl. Hikers walking through a canyon in Lake Powell between Arizona and Utah stumbled upon the rare sight. It's likely a young great horned owl and still has some of its nestling feathers. Great horned owls often roost on cliff ledges, so it's possible the young owl fell into the water from its nest. Seeing an owl swim is unusual, and they have no way to defend themselves while in the water. Owls are unable to take flight while swimming, so they must leave the water and dry their feathers before flying."

Friday, June 16, 2017

Rocket Powered Fidget Spinner


Published on May 30, 2017 TheBackyardScientist

"Ok thats it, Fidget Spinner trend is over, cause this is the best one ever!! ;) I built a custom fidget spinner out of 1/4in aluminum plate and strapped 3 E sized rocket engines.

Really, I just wanted to do this. I saw Stephens video and needed answers. Plus, this gave me an excuse to buy a Plasma Cutter ive been eyeballing for yearssss. (dont tell sandra I could have made this with a jigsaw..)

The spinner has a 6 inch radius, so it travels ~37 inches to make a full circle. Its spinning 88 times per second (5200 per minute), so that means the tip is traveling 276 feet per second, or 188.182 MPH. so yeah, 1000mph fidget spinner is pretty much impossible... Who will accept my challenge?"

Seeing the Invisible


Published on Jun 15, 2017 Veritasium

"This is what the world would look like if you could see invisible air currents, temperature gradients, and differences in pressure or composition of the air."

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Sleeping Kitten

Dance

Pigeon Carousel

Pigeon carousel

Monday, June 12, 2017

SPHEREFACTOR: Incredible Rare SEYMCHAN PALLASITE OLIVINE METEORITE Sphere


via this auction

"Seymchan Pallasite Meteorite w/ Olivine Crystals Sphere

Mineral Origin: Magadan District, Russia, 1967
Diameter: 2.77" / 70.3 mm
Weight: 2 lbs 4.3 oz / 1029 grams / 1.029 kilograms

Absolutely incredible!

The largest Seymchan Pallasite meteorite sphere ever offered!

Seymchan is a Pallasite meteorite found in the dry bed of the Hekandue River in the Magadan District, Russia,

near the settlement of Seymchan in June 1967 ...

Pallasites consist of a nickel-iron matrix packed with Olivine crystals

and account for less than 2% of all known meteorites ...

and unlike many meteorites, Seymchan is stable and rust resistant!

Due to the rarity of the Seymchan material and the large cut loss incurred to make a sphere,

very few have been cut! ...

and we can almost guarantee, another one this size is unlikely to be ever cut!

In April 2016, a Seymchan Pallasite sphere sold at Christie's Auction for over $10,000! ...

and it was only 434 grams! ... less than half the size of this one!

In October 2012, a 548 gram Seymchan Pallasite sphere sold for $13,000!"

Thursday, June 8, 2017

LUNAR


LUNAR from Christian Stangl on Vimeo.

"This short film is dedicated to all people who believe in peaceful expansion of our borders.

In the year 1957 the cold war expands to space. The Soviet-Union sends Sputnik as the first manmade object into earth-orbit.

3 years later Yuri Gagarin enters space as the first man in space. The so called "Space Race" seems to be decided.

But in 1961 President Kennedy promised to send American Astronauts to the Moon.

The Apollo Project was born. A space ship had to be built that is strong enough to escape earth's gravitation, land on the moon and bring the crew safely back to earth.


Motion Designer Christian worked with his brother and Composer Wolfgang for 18 months on this shortfilm.

The foundation were thousands original NASA photographies, taken from the Astronauts during the Apollo Missions, which were released in September 2015. It is an animated collage using different techniques to bring the stills to life.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

THE BAND OF THE SPIDEYS (Marlon Webb Tribute)


Published on Mar 10, 2017 Vegan Spider-Man

Friday, May 26, 2017

Jupiter's South Pole




via NASA

"This image shows Jupiter’s south pole, as seen by NASA’s Juno spacecraft from an altitude of 32,000 miles (52,000 kilometers). The oval features are cyclones, up to 600 miles (1,000 kilometers) in diameter. Multiple images taken with the JunoCam instrument on three separate orbits were combined to show all areas in daylight, enhanced color, and stereographic projection.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Betsy Asher Hall/Gervasio Robles"