The Royal Ocean Film Society traces the popularity, resurgence and ultimate demise of 3D film from the late 20s to its first peak in the 1950s and equally short lived revival in the first decades of the 21st century.
An Industrial Light And Magic featurette showing how ‘The Mandalorian’ is filmed – not against green screen or on location but inside a digitally projected environment – developed in collaboration with Epic Games – that moves in sync with the camera.
A rather excellent rotary mobile made by scientist/engineer Justine Haupt as a “statement against a world of touchscreens, hyperconnectivity, and complacency with big brother watchdogs.” Sez she:
it’s not just a show-and-tell piece… My intent is to use it as my primary phone. It fits in a pocket.; It’s reasonably compact; calling the people I most often call is faster than with my old phone, and the battery lasts almost 24 hours.
She’s open sourced the technical details on her website so you can build your own if you’re that way inclined.
Behold: the very first images of the sun taken by the new Inouye Solar Telescope at the 3050m summit of Haleakalā in Hawaii. Three times more detailed than any previous image of the sun, each of the cells you see is around the size of Texas.
It’s hot work, ogling that fiery ball:
Focusing 13 kilowatts of solar power generates enormous amounts of heat — heat that must be contained or removed. A specialized cooling system provides crucial heat protection for the telescope and its optics. More than seven miles of piping distribute coolant throughout the observatory, partially chilled by ice created on site during the night.
This mesmerising, (slightly hysterical but give it a little time to burrow into your mind) audio-visualisation by programmer Timo Bingmann shows (and provides the soundtrack of) 16 different types of sorting algorithms at work.