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astronomer-in-progress:

1 million Earths
Have you ever tried to visualize how many Earth’s would fit in the Sun? The Sun’s diameter is roughly 100 times larger than the Earth’s so, in volume, that means around 100x100x100 (1 million) Earth’s fit within the Sun. 1 million is a large number and can be tricky to imagine. The Universe Awareness Project in Germany have created this ball of Earth’s to show exactly that. Each small blue ball represents the Earth. The plastic sphere represents the Sun. 
Image credit: UNAWE DE/Stuart

astronomer-in-progress:

1 million Earths

Have you ever tried to visualize how many Earth’s would fit in the Sun? The Sun’s diameter is roughly 100 times larger than the Earth’s so, in volume, that means around 100x100x100 (1 million) Earth’s fit within the Sun. 1 million is a large number and can be tricky to imagine. The Universe Awareness Project in Germany have created this ball of Earth’s to show exactly that. Each small blue ball represents the Earth. The plastic sphere represents the Sun. 

Image credit: UNAWE DE/Stuart

(via 14-billion-years-later)

staceythinx:

Fractals, Parasites and 3-D Reconstructions: 18 Startling Science Images is a Scientific American gallery of winners of the Czech “Science Is Beautiful” contest. Check it out to see more startlingly beautiful images like these.

(via heythereuniverse)

yagazieemezi:

Brilliant photo series by Jim NaughtenHeroes. 

Each image, a portrait of Herero tribe members of Namibia, reveals a material culture that harkens the region’s tumultuous past: residents wear Victorian era dresses and paramilitary costume as a direct result and documentation of its early 20th century German colonization

cognizingconsciousness:

Flashed face distortion effect: Grotesque faces from relative spaces

Abstract: We describe a novel face distortion effect resulting from the fast-paced presentation of eye-aligned faces. When cycling through the faces on a computer screen, each face seems to become a caricature of itself and some faces appear highly deformed, even grotesque. The degree of distortion is greatest for faces that deviate from the others in the set on a particular dimension (eg if a person has a large forehead, it looks particularly large). This new method of image presentation, based on alignment and speed, could provide a useful tool for investigating contrastive distortion effects and face adaptation.

From the Journal of Perception 

sciencecenter:

123 years ago, Thomas Edison produced the very first commercially-available recording - a woman reciting “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”
And today, thanks to the work of a few scientists at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, we can hear the recording again. Using a confocal microscope, the researchers were able to map the topology of a badly damaged cylinder on which the recording was made. They then converted the grooves into sound, and - voila! - a century-old woman’s voice came back to life. The recording was sold with a doll, which could be cranked to recite the nursery rhyme.
You can listen to the rather haunting recording here.

sciencecenter:

123 years ago, Thomas Edison produced the very first commercially-available recording - a woman reciting “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star”

And today, thanks to the work of a few scientists at Lawrence Berkley National Laboratory, we can hear the recording again. Using a confocal microscope, the researchers were able to map the topology of a badly damaged cylinder on which the recording was made. They then converted the grooves into sound, and - voila! - a century-old woman’s voice came back to life. The recording was sold with a doll, which could be cranked to recite the nursery rhyme.

You can listen to the rather haunting recording here.

arreter:

Vienna-based artist Dorothee Golz has created a digitally painted series in which classic portraits have been reimagined as well-recognized drawn faces visualized on modern bodies. Golz’s portfolio of hybrid pieces are born from her interest in historical artworks, social structure and the conception of gender roles both the renaissance era and today. The artist repurposes elements from the original work, stripping away the intention of the painter while infusing her own modern conception of the figures pictured.
First, the golz begins by selecting an antiquated painting possessing a photorealistic quality in the vision of the sitter’s face. She then develops a studio setting in which to picture the modern body and renaissance face in a manner which may seamlessly combine both elements in a single still. Through the use of strategic lighting and particular positioning of the body of the sitter, the artist is able to re-envision the original artwork as a modernphotographic representation. Finally, the artist places the painted sitter’s head upon the digital image picturing the figure of a person from today in  post production. In this way, Golz frees the painted renaissance persons from their stiff posture and conservative dress so that their facial expressions may be more recognizable to a contemporary audience.

arreter:

Vienna-based artist Dorothee Golz has created a digitally painted series in which classic portraits have been reimagined as well-recognized drawn faces visualized on modern bodies. Golz’s portfolio of hybrid pieces are born from her interest in historical artworks, social structure and the conception of gender roles both the renaissance era and today. The artist repurposes elements from the original work, stripping away the intention of the painter while infusing her own modern conception of the figures pictured.

First, the golz begins by selecting an antiquated painting possessing a photorealistic quality in the vision of the sitter’s face. She then develops a studio setting in which to picture the modern body and renaissance face in a manner which may seamlessly combine both elements in a single still. Through the use of strategic lighting and particular positioning of the body of the sitter, the artist is able to re-envision the original artwork as a modern
photographic representation. Finally, the artist places the painted sitter’s head upon the digital image picturing the figure of a person from today in  post production. In this way, Golz frees the painted renaissance persons from their stiff posture and conservative dress so that their facial expressions may be more recognizable to a contemporary audience.

(via lemonguy)

nokkerosor:

nirvikalpa:

Tilda Swinton recites ‘Like This’ by 13th century Sufi poet Rumi

oh my god

i swear if tilda swinton isnt a centuries old harpy in disguise my entire life is a meaningless lie

(Source: sirtildaswinton / nathalien, via minifyingglass)

darksilenceinsuburbia:

Sergei Isupov.

The History of Lovers, 2009.  Ceramic, 32 x 17 x 15 in.

The History of Lovers, (bottom) , 2009.

 

http://sergeiisupov.com/

arsvivendi:

Family Portraits Reunited Using Skype by John Clang

geneticist:

Emotionally Vague is a research project about the body and emotion, asking “How do people feel anger, joy, love, fear, and sadness?” In the process, 250 individuals were asked to draw how each emotion felt in to them. These are the combined results. (Read in-depth)

geneticist:

Emotionally Vague is a research project about the body and emotion, asking “How do people feel anger, joy, love, fear, and sadness?”

In the process, 250 individuals were asked to draw how each emotion felt in to them. These are the combined results.
(Read in-depth)

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