Tag: vox

Apr 4, 2018

Why Ships Used This Camouflage In World War I

Why Ships Used This Camouflage In World War I

A brief history of dazzle camouflage

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Sep 13, 2017

How 9/11 Forever Changed Lilo & Stitch

How 9/11 Forever Changed Lilo & Stitch

9/11 was a turning point in every facet of American society — including cinema

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Aug 9, 2017

The Tiny Island in New York That Nobody’s Allowed to Visit

The Tiny Island in New York That Nobody’s Allowed to Visit

There’s a tiny island on the East River that you’ve probably never heard of, and you’re not allowed to visit it

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Jul 31, 2017

Shepard Tones: The Sound Illusion that Makes Christopher Nolan Movies So Intense

Shepard Tones: The Sound Illusion that Makes Christopher Nolan Movies So Intense

Christopher Nolan explains his obsession with Shepard Tones—layered sound waves that simulate a constant ascent in tone—to create a sensation of building tension

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Jul 25, 2017

The Hidden Oil Patterns on Bowling Lanes

The Hidden Oil Patterns on Bowling Lanes

Every bowling lane has a hidden oil pattern that can affect the speed and direction of your ball

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Jun 6, 2017

Why Knights Fought Snails in the Margins of Medieval Books

Why Knights Fought Snails in the Margins of Medieval Books

Look in the margins of medieval books and you’ll find an unusual theme: knights vs. snails. Vox’s Phil Edwards investigates why in this episode of Vox Almanac

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Mar 13, 2017

How Wildlife Films Warp Time

How Wildlife Films Warp Time

Vox explores how slow motion and timelapse can reveal the wonders of the natural world

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