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  • February 16, 2016
    This is a stunning 4K timelapse of the sun from January 1, 2015 to January 28, 2016. It was captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, which orbits earth. Hopefully they make another timelapse this year so you can all see me whizzing by on my way to my fiery death. SDO's... / Continue →
  • February 9, 2016
    This is an interview between Neil DeGrasse Tyson and physicist Brian Cox in which Brian explains to Neil that lightsabers actually could bounce off each other, despite being made of light (previously Neil argued they would just pass through each other with no interaction). The... / Continue →
  • July 28, 2015
    This is the Balloon Dog Light available from Firebox (plus maybe other places -- searching for the best deal is 2/3 the fun of internet shopping!). It looks like the balloon dog a clown might twist at a kid's birthday party. Do kids even have clowns at their birthday parties ... / Continue →
  • May 13, 2015
    This is a video about Vantablack (not to be confused with Vanna White, who is 58 and has been flipping letters on Wheel Of Fortune for 33 years and doesn't look a day over stunning), a material made of millions of carbon nanotubes that absorbs 99.96% of all light that hits it. ... / Continue →
  • March 11, 2015
    VeinViewer is a handheld system developed by the Christie Medical Holdings company that uses near-infrared light to detect the location of a patient's veins, then project them on the skin in real time so doctors and nurses don't miss when they stick you. Personally I've never ... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2015
    This is a picture taken by the scientists at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland of light acting as both a wave and particle at the same time. Fascinating. (Fascinating is what you say when you don't understand something but don't want to LET ON... / Continue →
  • February 19, 2015
    This is a timelapse released from NASA of the sun shot in various wavelengths to celebrate the five year anniversary of the Solar Dynamics Observatory being in space (and taking all the pictures used for the videos). What's your favorite wavelength? I think mine is just long ... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2015
    This is 'Riding Light', a video imagining the camera as a ray of light traveling away from the sun towards the planets of the solar system at the speed of light. Feel free to skip around though, because the video is over 43-minutes long (the time it takes for light to reach Ju... / Continue →
  • July 18, 2014
    This is Cloud, an interactive lamp and speaker designed by Richard Clarkson. It looks like a cloud and lights up to music or nearby movement. It doesn't actually rain though, which is a shame because that would be a great way to tell guests it's time for them to leave. This ... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2014
    Note: Picture is just some guy who glued a switch to the back of his head. In great news for anybody who regularly stays up at night naming the mountains and valleys in the textured ceiling above their bed because they can't turn their f***ing brain off, scientists have develo... / Continue →