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Hidetaka Onoyama’s Eclipse Photo of the Day »

Hidetaka Onoyama’s Eclipse Photo of the Day

During yesterday's annular eclipse, in which the moon passed in front of the sun leaving only a golden ring around its edges, Hidetaka Onoyama's photo emerged as our favorite image.  Taken from Tokyo, it's a beautiful reminder of the wonder of nature, and the power of science to understand.

Blood Concept: There’s a Perfume for Your Blood »

Blood Concept:  There’s a Perfume for Your Blood Type

"The human body is totally pervaded by a liquid vital rush that brings us what we are most fond of: Life. Filled with legends and meanings‚ blood is soaked with mystery, fascination and respect: it’s the most tested and studied part of the human body. Hiding the multitude of secrets that reveals our inner and unique way of being. Blood Concept [...]

Social Influencers or How Groups Condition, Conscious »

Social Influencers or How Groups Condition, Conscious or Not.

 "A psychologist at a girl’s college asked the members of his class to compliment any girl wearing red. Within a week, the cafeteria was a blaze of red. None of the girls were aware of being influenced, although they did notice that the atmosphere was more friendly. A class at the University of Minnesota is reported to have conditioned their [...]

Mark Changizi: How Not to Get Absorbed in Someone »

Mark Changizi: How Not to Get Absorbed in Someone Else’s Abdomen

Mark Changizi and I met on Stumbleupon. His work with the science of creativity, the harnessing of the brain (he just released a new book), and his general intelligence caught my eye immediately.  As I have mentioned here before, Stumbleupon has been a constant source of likemindedness since discovering it in 2007. Mark and I have been [...]

Top 10 post on mixingreality.com : July 2011 – »

Top 10 post on mixingreality.com : July 2011 – August 2011

Ranging from the musical and visual wonder of oscillating guitar strings to cameos carved from the creamy center of Oreo cookies, last month's top posts are eclectic, though with one consistent thread, almost all of them are art oriented. Thank you for continuing to surprise us with your enthusiasm and support.  This month, we will be [...]

Robotic Seagull Attracts an Actual Flock of Seagulls »

Robotic Seagull Attracts an Actual Flock of Seagulls

Not sure what to make of this video of a robotic seagull which is powered simply by the motion of its wings.  The robot attracted an actual flock of seagulls during a test flight at TEDGlobal 2011, the annual five-day technology conference in Edinburgh, Scotland.  With obvious applications for policing and spying, the video of this device [...]

Guitar Oscillations Filmed From Inside by an iPhone 4 »

Guitar Oscillations Filmed From Inside by an iPhone 4

Fascinating and simple. YouTuber justkylevids dropped his iPhone 4 inside his guitar out of curiosity. The effect he achieved was pure wonderment. It looks like we are watching the actual strings vibrate, when in fact, we are witnessing the "Rolling Shutter effect".  The camera uses a CMOS censor which causes a distortion in the image caused [...]

Picture of the Day : Camille Seaman’s Mammatus »

Picture of the Day : Camille Seaman’s Mammatus Clouds

As you may know from our post last week, Camille Seaman is a photographer who goes after the nature shot.  Her photographic eulogies to the iceberg's death march are things of beauty.  Scanning my Facebook feed this morning I came across this shot she took in North Dakota  while chasing storms recently.    This one, of mammatus clouds at [...]

Kickstarter Project : Vanishing of the Bees : »

Kickstarter Project : Vanishing of the Bees : Educational Version

Vanishing of the Bees is a film narrated by Oscar-nominated actor, Ellen Page.  The story follows commercial beekeepers David Hackenberg and Dave Mendes as they strive to keep their bees healthy and fulfill pollination contracts across the U.S.  The film explores the struggles the two friends face as they plead their case on Capital Hill, [...]

What Pi Sounds like : Happy Pi Day Friends »

What Pi Sounds like : Happy Pi Day Friends

  To all of you who love math and music...enjoy!   Via

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