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Move over Snowflake Bentley

Posted on Nov 14, 2013 in Nature, Photography, Science

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Moscow based photographer, Alexey Kljatov, has made amazing macro shots of snowflakes using a hacked rig of old equipment. His results are stunning. Learn about the original hexafrozavisual kid, Snowflake Bentley, here. (Originally seen on FB via boredpanda.com)

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The Hubble Ultra Deep Field in 3D

Posted on Oct 21, 2013 in Photography, Science

This is just plain mind blowing. You can see the image on the Hubble site here.

Wind Map

Posted on Oct 28, 2012 in Art, graphic design, Nature, Science

Fernanda Viegas and Martin Wattenberg have created something very special with their wind map site. Prints are available here. I love maps.

The metamorphosis of a kaleidoscopical polyhedron.

Posted on Dec 14, 2011 in Color, Nature, Science

If you want to know what it means, ask this guy. I’m just going to do what I always do and put it up here and say it’s beautiful. It is.

The resurgence of fans?

Posted on Jun 22, 2011 in Home Improvement, Product, Science, Tools

I was happy to read this article in the Times about ceiling fans. There’s too much AC in the world. We can’t afford. It’s not sustainable. Ironically it’s only making the planet hotter. At the very least, adding a ceiling fans to an HVAC system can seriously improve overall efficiency.

Ice Queen Helene

Posted on Jun 21, 2011 in Nature, Photography, Science

Nasa satellite Cassini captured this beautiful shot of Saturn’s ice moon, Helene. Poor Ansel Adams never got to space. More here…

(via KR)

Brooklyn Technical High School

Brooklyn Tech, as it’s known, has some great stone work on its facade, with inspiring machine age iconography. The building was built from 1930-33, at the exact time as Rockefeller Center, and its exterior iconography is of the same post-crash, WPA vintage and spirit, calling people to work hard and to excel in sciences, technology, industry and American innovation. We seriously need a big ass booster shot of that stuff in this country. Read more on wikipedia… and marvel at the facilities originally housed inside for educating young New Yorkers in real trades.

Astronomical photography

Posted on Mar 10, 2011 in Art, Science

A friend on Facebook posted a link to a Popular Science article about backyard astronomer Alan Friedman and his truly amazing photography. This picture of the sun is like nothing I’ve ever seen.