Monday, July 27, 2009
Sunday, July 26, 2009
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I'm quite happy with it. It's all made with just using the sketchpad. I've been using it as a mouse replacement for the moment. This is my second attempt:
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
From TED: Stewart Brand proclaims 4 environmental 'heresies' The man who helped usher in the environmental movement in the 1960s and '70s has been rethinking his positions on cities, nuclear power, genetic modification and geo-engineering.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Saturday, July 18, 2009
LROC NAC image showing the Apollo 14 lunar module (LM Antares) and the Apollo Lunar Surface Experiment Package (ALSEP). Note the astronaut tracks between the two artifacts.This is the first time the Apollo landing sites were imaged since the missions themselves. However, the lunar conspiracy theorists will probably claim these pictures were faked. These pictures are not even the highest resolution LRO can provide, future observation will have twice this much detail. More pictures...
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
The kind of shaky handheld footage that is a hallmark of home movies has become popular with Hollywood directors in recent years. But new software means that handheld cameras need no longer give wobbly results.Pretty cool stuff, could improve a lot of shaky cam YouTube videos.
Computer scientists at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, and software giant Adobe have developed a technique that mixes 3D reconstruction with optical illusion to turn distinctive wobble of handheld camera footage into the smooth glide of a Hollywood tracking shot.
The process starts using off-the-shelf software called Voodoo Camera Tracker that can reconstruct a camera's path through 3D space from a video sequence.
Using that as a reference, the software then tries to distort each frame to create the way things would have looked were the camera to have been on that perfect, smooth path. Rather like a fun house mirror, different regions of each frame are warped by different amounts.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Thursday, July 09, 2009
Friday, July 03, 2009
Thursday, July 02, 2009
A fortuitous orbit of the International Space Station allowed the astronauts this striking view of Sarychev Volcano (Kuril Islands, northeast of Japan) in an early stage of eruption on June 12, 2009. More...It appears that it is not a video but a computer animation of the series of photos that was shot from the ISS. Here is another one, not made by NASA: