More Back to the Future
A grant from the journal burn has allowed Irina Werning to continue her Back to the Future series! Check it out at their website. Check Irina’s website for the rest of the series.
Here Are Some Interesting Things
A variety of links to entertain and educate: The sculpture of Dan Webb Some of these pieces are almost unbelievable. Anyone that has ever tried to carve a chain link from a solid piece of wood knows what I’m talking about. Kepler’s Tally of Planets from the New York Times This interactive graphic shows all of the extra-solar planets NASA’s Kepler mission has discovered...
If Jesus had a gun, he’d be alive today.– Homer Simpson
Researchers Scare Fearless Patients →
A curious development in brain study seems to reveal, as always, surprising plasticity.
NASA May Unveil New Manned Moon Missions Soon →
Behind the Scenes Photos from Horror Movies
It’s definitely worth checking out the whole set from Vintage Everyday.
io9 Obituary for Harry Harrison, Science Fiction... →
If you know a young reader discovering science fiction, give them a book from one of Harry Harrison’s comic series. His books are riotously and salaciously funny while stimulating the scientific imagination and reinforcing the importance of questioning authority.
It was this painting that brought my attention to the work of Mark Lang, and was pleased to find that his oeuvre holds many of these charming moments. Respect for precedence is a constant theme in his work, and it tempers the self-reflection into whimsy. A few more after the break. [[MORE]]
In December, Atlantic Monthly had a fantastic photo essay on volcanic activity in 2011. I saw it a while ago, and for some reason (laziness) filed it away rather than posting it immediately. Anyway, it’s still awesome, so check it out. Bonus: they also did a volcano photo essay the year before.
Check out this website and downloadable poster devoted to calling out logical fallacies. I plan on using this knowledge to annoy my friends immediately.
The beauty of happenstance is captured in Jon Rafman’s ongoing project 9 Eyes, in which he gathers moments of artistry captured by Google Street View. A few more after the jump. [[MORE]]
This makes me wonder if Van Gogh really saw the world depicted in his paintings. NASA via io9
Using Caves to Store Potential Energy
This article from io9 presents a pretty innovative way to store power, one of the serious hurdles to large scale renewable energy production. Air is pumped into caves that can naturally hold high pressure gas, such as ones that once held natural gas, and the air is released through turbines when the power load requires it. Simple and ingenious.
This photographic project from artist Brett Van Ort creates a unique emotional sensation, combining beautiful environmental scenes with photos of the land mines that once populated them. (via BLDGBLOG)