Category: ANIMATED GIFS

May 28, 2015

Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

Picture of the Day: Sunset on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover recorded this view of the sun setting at the close of the mission’s 956th Martian day, or sol (April 15, 2015), from the rover’s location in Gale Crater.

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Feb 18, 2015

Looping Gifs of Supercell Thunderstorms

Looping Gifs of Supercell Thunderstorms

Mike Hollingshead of Extreme Instability has released an amazing series of 17 HD looping storm gifs at an amazing 1920×1080 resolution. You can check out the full gallery here but be warned, some of the gifs may take a moment to load, with some as large as 20-30 MB. Hollingshead has a tutorial on…

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Jan 13, 2015

The Style Transformation of David Bowie in One Glorious Gif

The Style Transformation of David Bowie in One Glorious Gif

In celebration of David Bowie’s 68th birthday (8 January 1947), artist Helen Green created the glorious animated gif above to show the style icon’s transformations over the years. The gif is made up of 29 individual images from Davie Jones (during 1964, when he released his first single ‘Liza Jane’ with the King Bees)…

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Sep 4, 2014

18 Animated Gifs That Got The Michael Bay Treatment

18 Animated Gifs That Got The Michael Bay Treatment

This. Is. BAYHEM! When Michael Bay directs animated gifs, explosions happen. Lots of them. A recent reddit post by jerip123 entitled, Unecessary Explosions unearthed a subreddit called /r/michaelbaygifs, described as ‘gifs, Michael Bay style’. I’ve also embedded an excellent video by Tony Zhou that explores ‘Bayhem‘ — his style of camera movement, composition and…

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Aug 15, 2014

The Shirk Report – GIF edition pt 3

The Shirk Report – GIF edition pt 3

The Sifter is currently travelling and Internet access has been limited (shudders). If you’re a long time reader of the Shirk Report you may recall this happened last January 2013, where in lieu of a traditional Shirk Report were special Animated Gif Editions. If you’re feeling nostalgic you can find Part 1 and Part…

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May 12, 2014

Outstretched Cat That Likes Hugs Goes Viral. Internet Reacts Accordingly

Outstretched Cat That Likes Hugs Goes Viral. Internet Reacts Accordingly

A video released last week entitled Best Kitty Hug Ever has already been viewed nearly 700,000 times. Of course an animated gif of the video was created shortly thereafter and has already been popular on sites like reddit and BuzzFeed. As expected, the Internet has embraced the new cat, creating remixes and inside jokes,…

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May 7, 2014

This is What Sound Looks Like

This is What Sound Looks Like

Adam Cole is the science fanatic behind NPR’s popular science blog Skunk Bear. In a recent post, Cole wondered if he could use a technique known as Schlieren Flow Visualization to see sound. The answer was a resounding YES! And the video below shows the fascinating results. Also included: a diagram of how Schlieren…

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