Currently living between York, Norwich-ish and, Gem of the North Norfolk Coast, Cromer. Part-time musician and photographer of sorts, full time atheist and vegetarian. BSc in Physics with Philosophy; a half-way through my final year. Anything you want to know, ask away.
This is a full-resolution version of the NASA Curiosity rover descent to Mars, taken by the MARDI descent imager. As of August 20, all but a dozen 1600x1200 frames have been uploaded from the rover, and those missing were interpolated using thumbnail data. The result was applied a heavy noise reduction, color balance, and sharpening for best visibility.
Everybody Needs A Hobby of the Day: Looking back on it now, the taxidermied badger theremin was really just an obvious idea waiting for someone to think it.
Luckily, for it and us, electronic artist and sculptor David Cranmer did just that.
Cranmer, who apparently was in possession of a dead badger looking for a purpose, stuffed the stuffed weasel with a fully functional PAiA Theremax theremin to create the mythical hybrid known as “Badgermin.”
Listen to its siren call below. Mass production is undoubtedly forthcoming.
MIT Media Lab researchers have created a new imaging system that can acquire visual data at a rate of one trillion frames per second. That’s fast enough to produce a slow-motion video of light traveling through objects. Video: Melanie Gonick.