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14 Jul 2018 16:03

House of Stairs by Maurits Cornelis Escher, November 1951.
Original 47 cm × 24 cm (18 5/8 in × 9 3/8 in) print.
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The creatures are called Pedalternorotandomovens centroculatus articulosus, also known as “Wentelteefje” or "The Turned over Beer-belly"  or “Rolpens” or "French Toast" or "Curl-ups" or "Revolving ‎‎‎‎‎‎‎‎" or "The Rolling Paunch".

Created spontaneously by MC Escher because of the lack of naturally occurring life that uses wheel-like locomotion, something apparently absent in living creatures of Earth. (The Tumbleweed is the only one I can think of off-hand).Rotating locomotion in living systems

Ever since I was a kid and stumbled across this picture in the library, I wondered what it would look like constantly rotating. I finally got to see it! Those deep, dark, blank eyes still stare at me no matter where I am in the room. lol

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14 Jul 2018 19:40

Has anyone watched any of John Michael Godier's videos? They are pretty interesting:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEszlI8-W79IsU8LSAiRbDg

A recent example:
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25 Jul 2018 21:48

Today I drove through Grand Teton national park and Yellowstone. My first time seeing either (except for the Tetons from a plane). It was breathtakingly beautiful and I'll have a lot of photos to share once I get back home tomorrow. :)
 
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26 Jul 2018 00:13

Sunshine mixed with thunder squalls can give some nice skies, but difficult to photographs because of the high dynamic range.  Here's a composite of three exposures, still saturating though, somewhere in the Czech republic last evening:
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30 Jul 2018 01:29

It would be very nice if I was good enough to create a 3D model of this picture:
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A game set in a stanford torus is a dream I always had.  :cry:
The universe is not required to be in perfect harmony with human ambition.

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30 Jul 2018 03:48

midtskogen wrote:
Source of the post Here's a composite of three exposures, still saturating though, somewhere in the Czech republic last evening:

That's rather neat actually.  The sky is like a painting. :)
 
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01 Aug 2018 01:02

Probably the best explosion footage I have ever seen.  But I recommend MUTING your sound whenever it makes the siren noise before the explosion in real time.  Especially if you're using headphones.

 
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03 Aug 2018 16:18

If there are explosions, it must be good.
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10 Aug 2018 07:32

Movie trailer for upcoming Norwegian animation film.  I though the Russian Babushka design for the rocket was pretty good. :)

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13 Aug 2018 23:50

I've been watching a show on CBS (yeah I know, not exactly the pinnacle of television producers) called "Strange Angels" about the life and times of Jack Parsons, one of the fathers of Rocket Science:



I thought it was all right. If you like vintage-style space 'history' (it is a show, so artistic license was taken), give it a go.
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24 Aug 2018 02:52

Fun fact: Sometimes the sun sets twice in the same day.

After 4 months of daylight, Longyearbyen in Svalbard has two sunsets tomorrow.  The sun sets 00:31, rises 01:29, then sets for the second time that day 23:57.

Blame daylight saving.
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25 Sep 2018 04:48

Last night I met a guy in my astronomy class who knew knew about SE! I overheard him showing it to our professor and I had to jump in :)
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26 Sep 2018 01:57

Stellarator wrote:
If there are explosions, it must be good.

I have seen that one, it's great.

I also watch all the HPC explosions and the ones they do with SOX.

The slow mo footage of the weather balloon with oxygen and acetylene is epic!
 
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26 Sep 2018 23:53

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Source of the post The slow mo footage of the weather balloon with oxygen and acetylene is epic!

Essentially the closest you'll ever get to seeing the face of a star (barring being in the inside of a fusion generator). But yeah, those videos really convey the awesome power and frightening beauty behind fiery detonations.

I guess by now you realized that you should never let me near explosives... :D.
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27 Sep 2018 01:20

Why not? they are fun.

So it high voltage and also guns are awesome.

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