April 28, 2017 Creating The Never-Ending Bloom John Edmark's sculptures are both mesmerizing and mathematical. Using meticulously crafted platforms, patterns, and layers, Edmark's art explores the seemingly magical properties that are present in spiral geometries. In his most recent body of work, Edmark creates a series of animating “blooms” that endlessly unfold and animate as they spin beneath a strobe light.
Apil 24, 2017 CNN Treats Politics Like Sports When you treat politics like a game, you’re going to end up with news coverage that cares more about drama than it does about the truth. CNN has modeled it's political coverage after shows like ESPN's "First Take," pitting commentators against each other to argue about the day's news stories. That makes for cheap and entertaining television, but in the Trump era, it's turned CNN into a circus of bullshit and misinformation.
April 18, 2017 Poli'ahu Poli'hau is a timelapse trip above the clouds to Mauna Kea in Hawaii, an inactive volcano 14,000 feet above sea level. Much of the mountain is under water; when measured from its oceanic base, Mauna Kea is over 10,000 m (33,000 ft) tall. In Hawaiian mythology, Poli?ahu is one of the four goddesses of snow, thought to reside on Mauna Kea. Today, the mountain is known as one of the most important land-based astronomical research centers in the world.
April 17, 2017 TYCA Farm Seasonal Timelapse from a Drone Two years and many seasons in the making. Some time ago Will Strathmann had this idea of creating a long-term time lapse of the seasons. That idea turned into an idea with a drone and a farm in Pennsylvania. The first shot of this video was filmed in the spring of 2015 and the final was shot January 2017.
April 13, 2017 Trumponomics When Donald Trump spoke at Boeing’s factory in North Charleston, South Carolina—unveiling Boeing’s new 787 “Dreamliner”—he congratulated Boeing for building the plane “right here in the great state of South Carolina." But that is pure fantasy. Robert Reich explains.
April 11, 2017 Self Reflected - A Guided Tour "Self Reflected" is your brain perceiving itself. This is what consciousness looks like. Artist and neuroscientist Greg Dunn gives a tour his new artwork done in collaboration with Brian Edwards now on permanent exhibition at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia. Funded by The National Science Foundation.
April 3, 2017 Rotating Moon A huge payoff from the longevity of the LRO mission is the repeat coverage obtained by the LROC Wide Angle Camera (WAC). The WAC has a very wide field-of-view (FOV), 90° in monochrome mode and 60° in multispectral mode, hence its name. On the one hand, the wide FOV enables orbit-to-orbit stereo, which allowed LROC team members at the DLR to create the unprecedented 100 meter scale near-global (0° to 360° longitude and 80°S to 80°N latitude) topographic map of the Moon (the GLD100)!