Tag: Science (71-80 of 91)
I don’t believe in ghosts, but this footage — captured on a security camera in a London dungeon — almost makes me want to rethink my position. Look for some movement in the upper-right panel around the 0:43 mark. This is pretty scary stuff — those easily frightened should probably not watch. You’ve been warned. Oh — and Happy Halloween!
Founded eight years ago as the Camden Technology Conference (after the small Maine town that is home to several of its forward-thinking organizers), Poptech has turned into an annual gathering of mass-media and technology leaders — a place to witness "powerful ideas and innovative projects that are changing the world." This year’s conference is underway (it closes today) — but it’s not to late to watch and listen to some of our generation’s brightest minds engage in lively discussions about how to make this planet a smaller and better place.
Hey, bud, c’mere! Take a look at the squares in the box at left. Do they look like they’re uniformly spaced? Really? Are you sure? … Okay. Thanks for playing along. I know that you know that these are ordinary squares. You’re no rube — you saw that this was a site with lotsa swell optical illusions and other, you know, visual phenomena. Hey, before you go, be sure to check out some of the Flash-animated effects, like the "Reverse Spoke Illusion" and the "Stepping Feet" — you’ll thank me later, chief.
Tonight, the Discovery Channel debuts its new show Time Warp, which uses high-speed photo technology — up to 10,000 frames per second — to show what it really looks like when a man, say, juggles chainsaws, takes a punch to the face (you’ll want to watch that below), or uses a Blendtec blender on gumballs and butane lighters.
Awesome, right? I know Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET is a busy time for
your DVR you, so I’ve taken the liberty of linking to Discovery’s Time Warp schedule: Tonight’s back-to-back episodes repeat at midnight.So, is this the only acceptable use of slo-mo camerawork (outside of sports), or just one of the best? If you answer the latter, name your favorite slo-mo scenes… so we can judge you.
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