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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