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Earth: a Primer

February 3rd, 2015 · No Comments

The first new thing I would like to share with you is a beautiful IPad app made by
Chaim Gingold. Yes, the designer of the creature editor in Spore.
It is not really a game though, it is more of a book. “A science book for playful people” he calls it. A very pretty and interactive book, […]

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Tags: Art · Maxoids · Spore

Cities viewed from Space

November 29th, 2012 · No Comments

Wired has a beautiful series of areal pictures of planned cities on their site today. Here are a few of my favourites.

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Tags: Art · Earth · SimCity

Nikon Microscopy Contest 2012

October 29th, 2012 · No Comments

The yearly contest that Nikon holds for scientific microscopy photography has again produced some wonderful pictures. You can find all the prize winning photograph at their site.
My favourite this year is a picture taken by Mr. Walter Piorkowski of two live newborn spiders shown below. It got second prize in the contest. Which one do […]

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Tags: Art · Biology

Photomicroscopy in motion

February 13th, 2012 · No Comments

I have posted links before to the amazing pictures that show the small living world in the most artistic ways in the yearly Nikon Small World competition.
This time there’s an added dimension, and movement is added to enhance the wonder even further. Below I’ve embedded two, but many more are found at the YouTube channel.

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Tags: Art · Science

Nikon’s Small World

October 24th, 2011 · 2 Comments

As every year, Nikon has held a competition for the best micro photographs. And the harvest is again very beautiful. The complete set of winners and recommendations can be found at their site.
The one I want to highlight here though, is an image of a freshwater flea that looks like you could make it using […]

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Tags: Art · Science · Spore

Light-speed effects animation

October 18th, 2011 · No Comments

Astronomy Picture of the Day features something very special today and I like to share with you. The video below shows accurate animations of the visual effects that occur when you move at almost the speed of light. Although the text-to-speech voice-over is distracting, I still recommend to keep sound on.
Movie created by Antony Searle […]

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Tags: Art · Astronomy

From Dust

May 14th, 2011 · 4 Comments

Another game expected to arrive this summer is From Dust. The so-called technical previews of the unbelievable dynamic natural world were gorgeous (as you can see here, or find all related articles). I went looking for a more definite release date, which I did not find, but I found this instead:

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Tags: Art · Other games

Must-see video of Saturn

April 4th, 2011 · 2 Comments

Cassini made beautiful pictures of Saturn (find some of them here) and now someone has made them into this amazingly beautiful fly-by video. Totally worth watching in full screen.

5.6k Saturn Cassini Photographic Animation from stephen v2 on Vimeo.

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Tags: Art · Astronomy


October 15th, 2010 · No Comments

Each year Nikon’s Small World site opens a competition for super macro photos. The 2011 version is open for entries until April 2011. And, because they are so beautiful, here are a few from this year.
Photo by Laurie Knight
Photo by Marie Andersson

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Tags: Art · Science

From Dust interview and artwork

October 2nd, 2010 · No Comments

Interview with the makers of the new game “From Dust” as be found on GameTrailers. Ubisoft also released some of the concept artwork.

via gamereactor

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Tags: Art · Other games · Video