Category: SCI/TECH

Mar 24, 2015

Artists Hack an Xbox Kinect and Create an Experimental Film on Movement

Artists Hack an Xbox Kinect and Create an Experimental Film on Movement

as·phyx·i·a is a collaborative effort and experimental film created by Maria Takeuchi with Frederico Phillips and performed by Shiho Tanaka. The artists hacked an Xbox One Kinect for the motion data capture with music by Maria, visuals by Frederico and performance by Shiho. The project is an effort to explore new ways…

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Mar 23, 2015

This Drivable Tron Light Cycle Can Be Yours in May

This Drivable Tron Light Cycle Can Be Yours in May

Photograph by RM Sotheby’s On May 2, 2015 RM Sotheby’s will be auctioning off a fully functional, electric version of the Tron: Legacy motorcycle. The bike features a 96 volt, direct-drive electric motor with lithium batteries, a computer controlled throttle, rebound and compression damping with spring-preload front suspension and rigid rear suspension, and front…

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Mar 22, 2015

Picture of the Day: Yacht-queduct

Picture of the Day: Yacht-queduct

Photograph by Feadship Fanclub on Facebook In this amazing capture we see the incredible “Symphony” yacht (project 808) by Feadship. Symphony is the largest yacht Feadship has ever built, measuring 101.5 meters (333 ft) in length. Spotted by Feadship Fanclub, Sypmphony is seen here, passing the Gouwe aqueduct in Gouda, The Netherlands during her…

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Mar 18, 2015

Picture of the Day: Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Picture of the Day: Earth from Mars and Mars from Earth

Left Photo NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS/TAMU | Right Photo Bill Dunford In this fascinating comparison photo we see a view of Earth from Mars (as seen by NASA’s Curiosity rover) and Mars from Earth as captured by Bill Dunford. Mars is the fourth planet from the Sun and the second smallest planet in the Solar System after…

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Mar 17, 2015

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

18 Stunning Green Auroras for St Paddy’s Day

In celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, here are 18 stunning green auroras as seen from Earth and outer space (aboard the International Space Station). For those unfamiliar, Saint Patrick’s Day is a cultural and religious celebration held on the 17th of March each year. It signifies the traditional death date of Saint Patrick (c.…

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Feb 24, 2015

Picture of the Day: Curiosity’s Latest Selfie from Mars

Picture of the Day: Curiosity’s Latest Selfie from Mars

Photograph by NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS [NASA JPL Feb. 24, 2015] This self-portrait of NASA’s Curiosity Mars rover shows the vehicle at the “Mojave” site, where its drill collected the mission’s second taste of Mount Sharp. The scene combines dozens of images taken during January 2015 by the Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) camera at the end…

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Feb 19, 2015

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

Scientists Develop Artificial Skylight that Mimics Natural Light

A group of scientist in Como, Italy have developed an artificial skylight that creates realistic looking natural light for spaces that don’t have windows or access to sunlight. According to PetaPixel: The scientists who invented the light figured out how to use a thin coating of nanoparticles to accurately simulate sunlight through Earth’s atmosphere…

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