May 3, 2012

Berkeley DIYer Creates Ultimate Automated Dorm Room


We’ve seen plenty of DIYers hook up home theaters, backyards, and even pool areas. Very few, however, are out there hooking up dorm rooms. 

Freshman Derek Low rigged up his Berkeley dorm room with something he calls B.R.A.D., which is short for “Berkeley Ridiculously Automated Dorm.” According to The Daily Californian, Derek started the install on February 4 and finished just a few days ago. He then uploaded a 6-minute YouTube video (see below) to show off his completed project—and of course, people are taking notice.

Via: Electronic House

April 25, 2012

Canon 5D Mark II vs. Mark III vs. Nikon D800 - Candlelight: High-ISO from Joe Marine on Vimeo.

Canon 5D Mark II vs. Mark III vs. Nikon D800 - Candlelight: High-ISO

via PetaPixel

April 11, 2012

Sorry, but this just NEVER gets old for me. Carl Sagan is a hero of mine, though he intensely disliked being called a “hero”, because he thought it implied he could do things that the rest of us couldn’t.

Of course, he could - he could do astronomy, science, think deeply about the world and its joys and sorrows, and communicate all of that in a way that - to me at least - was engaging, fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable.

And not many people can do all of that - or even some of it. So that makes him a hero to me. And this, as vividly as anything he’s ever said, illustrates all of that so beautifully and movingly.

The world would be a better place if everyone watched, listened and understood….

March 17, 2012

Riding the Booster

(via PetaPixel)

(Source: petapixel.com)

March 13, 2012

Adobe is getting serious about making Photoshop a serious tool for editing video. The sample video above was made entirely using an upcoming version of the program.

(via PetaPixel)

February 26, 2012
Sunday morning working’ (Taken with instagram)
finishing up some video that was shot on Thursday morning so I can give it to the Client tomoz.

Sunday morning working’ (Taken with instagram)

finishing up some video that was shot on Thursday morning so I can give it to the Client tomoz.

February 7, 2012

This is not just a situation uinque to the USA. It happens everywhere in the “free” world, where the right to film or photograph ANYONE in public is protected by law.

January 12, 2012

The Voyagers from Penny Lane on Vimeo.

jtotheizzoe:

On Space, Love, and Carl Sagan’s Cosmic Mix Tape

Penny Lane was fascinated by the journey of the Voyager probes, as they carried inside of them gold records full of binary-coded human culture to the farthest reaches of our solar system, and beyond. It occurred to her that those gold records represented a love story - not of mankind, but of Carl Sagan and Ann Druyan, who met and fell in love while assembling these time capsules of our species.

Penny made this short film as a love note to her husband on their wedding day, using the journey of these spacecraft and the love story of Carl and Ann as a way to express her joy and wonder on that day:

“Thousands of millions of years from now, long after our Sun burns the Earth into nothing, the Voyagers will still be out there, rushing at incredible speeds, into an incredible unknown, seeking. The Voyagers were only built to last two years, but they surprised everyone.

They are fearless.

(via The Atlantic)

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January 12, 2012
staceythinx:

Click through to see the most detailed video of a shuttle launch ever assembled:

Imaging experts funded by the Space Shuttle Program and located at NASA’s Ames Research Center prepared this image using fusion software to combine six simultaneously captured images they took of the STS-134 launch on May 16, 2011. Each image was taken at a different exposure setting, then composited to balance the brightness of the rocket engine output with the regular daylight levels at which the orbiter can be seen. The processing software digitally removes pure black or pure white pixels from one image and replaces them with the most detailed pixel option from the five other images. This technique can help visualize debris falling during a launch or support research involving intense light sources like rocket engines, plasma experiments and hypersonic vehicle engines.

staceythinx:

Click through to see the most detailed video of a shuttle launch ever assembled:

Imaging experts funded by the Space Shuttle Program and located at NASA’s Ames Research Center prepared this image using fusion software to combine six simultaneously captured images they took of the STS-134 launch on May 16, 2011. Each image was taken at a different exposure setting, then composited to balance the brightness of the rocket engine output with the regular daylight levels at which the orbiter can be seen. The processing software digitally removes pure black or pure white pixels from one image and replaces them with the most detailed pixel option from the five other images. This technique can help visualize debris falling during a launch or support research involving intense light sources like rocket engines, plasma experiments and hypersonic vehicle engines.

November 29, 2011

chartier:

“Seconds Of Beauty”

You can capture a tremendous amount of meaning in a second.

(Source: vimeo.com, via chartier)

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