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Femto-second photography can capture the seen and unseen

By Eileen De Guire / August 28, 2012

The imaging work of MIT associate professor, Ramesh Raskar, is revolutionizing our knowledge of how light interacts with objects. In this TED talk from June 2012, he explains how his work could lead to the ability to “see” around corners and image inside the human body. Credit: TED. “We should stop obsessing about the megapixels…

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Friday fun video—Harry Potter theme music played on wine glasses

By Eileen De Guire / July 6, 2012

Harry Potter movie theme music played on water-filled wine glasses. For this, you need glass—metals and polymers just don’t have the chops. Credit: YouTube. J.K. Rowling published the first of the Harry Potter books in 1997 and an entire generation spent the next decade reading the seven volumes of the story as they were released…

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Wind patterns – explained? Ocean currents, too?

By Eileen De Guire / May 4, 2012

Attentive readers will have noticed that I am a fan of the Scholarly Kitchen’s Friday blogger, Kent Anderson. Today he posted two interesting videos showing wind patterns that look like dynamic performance art pieces. One of them, posted here, is a representation of surface wind data from the National Digital Forecast Database from March 28…

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Animation of energy released during earthquakes since 1960

By Eileen De Guire / December 12, 2011

This two minute animation compares the relative sizes, i.e., energy released, in memorable earthquakes since 1960. The area of the circles represents the relative energy released, and the potential for a tsunami to occur is indicated by a color code system used by NOAA’s National Weather Service. Because the Richter scale is logarithmic, the animation…

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