Macaque self portrait

on August 6, 2014

Macaca_nigra_self-portrait

Dispute as to who owns the photograph, macaque or owner of the camera.

[via Hacker News]


Working List

Child of Light is an upcoming game, soundtrack

Telescopic Text – Looking for a browser/browser addon to this effect some day

Article on record-setting caving

Vemeer as artificer

Parallax view – imagine being able to take and then view 3D images like this by tilting your phone around. A commenter from hackernews points out that instead of guessing the parallax and faking the extra data required when converting flat images to 3D, this additional information can come from the slightly varied perspectives generated by your hand shaking as you take the photo.

Half-Life speed run

How do CAT scans work? – The slices are different than you’d think

Foldscope (1) (2) – Very cool

Rent Splitter

April 27th tornado path

 


Maple Syrup Discovery

, , on January 21, 2014

This is a remarkable finding about maple syrup production. Instead of having to tap fully grown forests of sugar maples to acquire sap, botanists discovered you can chop the top off a sapling, tap directly into the trunk, and extract sap using a vacuum. Now instead of dealing with sprawling forests to make syrup, these saplings can be planted in dense plantations. The discovery was prompted by a simple question: is sap generated from the top of the tree or the bottom. I was going to headline with the photo of their new sap extraction mechanism, but it is too sad. I’ll take a maple syrup themed picture at some point. Also looking for their actual paper.


Caterpillars and Escalators

, , , on July 29, 2013

caterpillar

Swarming caterpillars are fast!


Woodcuts

, , on July 26, 2012

Woodcuts by by Bryan Nash Gill. Also available in book form.


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