The First Earth-like ExoPlanet

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No one knows what the planet Gliese 667Cc looks like. We know that it is about 22 light-years from Earth, a journey of lifetimes upon lifetimes. The planet is bigger than our world, perhaps made of rocks instead of gas, and within its star’s “habitable zone” — at a Goldilocks distance that ensures enough starlight to make liquid water possible but not so much as to nuke the planet clean.

via wired.com

Cymatics – Nigel Stanford

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Cymatics is the first single from Nigel Stanford’s new album Solar Echoes. It was shot in 6k resolution on Red Dragon cameras, and finished in 4k / Ultra HD.

The team went through months of research, testing, and development to make sure the experiments – including a Chladini plate, speaker dish, hose pipe, ferro fluid, Ruben’s tube, and tesla coil looked great in the final film.

Cymatics is the study of visible sound co vibration, a subset of modal phenomena. Typically the surface of a plate, diaphragm, or membrane is vibrated, and regions of maximum and minimum displacement are made visible in a thin coating of particles, paste, or liquid. Different patterns emerge in the excitatory medium depending on the geometry of the plate and the driving frequency.

via nigelstanford.com

3D Projection (without a screen)

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A team of researchers in Japan lead by Akira Asanohave developed the technology they call ‘The Aerial Burton.’ The device works by firing a 1kHz infrared pulse directly into a 3D scanner, which focuses and reflects the laser to a specific point in the air. When the molecules reach the specified point at the end of the laser they ionize, releasing energy in the form of photons.

via burton-jp.com

Why good leaders make you feel safe

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What makes a great leader? Management theorist Simon Sinek suggests, it’s someone who makes their employees feel secure, who draws staffers into a circle of trust. But creating trust and safety — especially in an uneven economy — means taking on big responsibility.

via ted.com

Isaac Delusion’s “Pandora’s Box”

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Created by Studio Clée—comprsied of Alizée Ayrault and Claire Dubosc—with additional contributions from Romain Avalle, the project includes 600 videos and 1500 possible slots, yielding a seemingly-infinite number of combinations. After 20 seconds, you get the option to share the unique video with friends, where they can either watch your personalized video, or experience a fresh, reincarnated one. All get adorned with eye-catching vintage stock footage—cuts from North By North West and other 20th century gems—taken from the Prelinger Archives, a public domain database created in 1983.

View the project here

via vice.com

Brain decoding: Reading minds

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Neuroscientists are starting to decipher what a person is seeing, remembering and even dreaming just by looking at their brain activity. They call it brain decoding.

via gallantlab.org and nature.com

The Drinkable Book

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A team of scientists and engineers from carnegie mellon and the University of Virginia have developed ‘the drinkable book’, a life saving tool that filters water and teaches proper sanitation and hygiene to those in the developing world. Designed by New York-based typographer Brian Gartside for non-profit organization Water Is Life, each book is printed on technologically advanced filter paper capable of eliminating deadly waterborne diseases, as it is coated with silver nanoparticles, whose ions actively kill diseases like cholera, typhoid and E.coli.

via designboom.com

Lytro Illum light field camera

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Lytro’s approach to photography is to capture as much data from the field of light as possible — instead of focussing on one particular setup to capture the moment. The multi-dimensional image is captured with an array of micro-lenses. This wealth of data then gets translated to an interactive ‘image-scape’ where you can redefine the focus freely, as many times you want.

via wearethefrontier.com

One Tiny Hand

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Simple parody, with a touch of elegance. Your mileage may vary.

via onetinyhand.com

United Visual Artists celebrates 10 years

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United Visual Artists (UVA) – the London-based, multidisciplinary art and design studio – turned ten and unveiled its latest exhibition, "Momentum," so take a trip through their past multi-sensory projects with us.

via thecreatorsproject.vice.com