Tag Archives: light

How To Identify That Light In The Sky

“What is that light in the sky? Perhaps one of humanity’s more common questions, an answer may result from a few quick observations. For example — is it moving or blinking? If so, and if you live near a city, the … Continue reading

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Why Is Glass Transparent?

Why is glass transparent? An excellent little TED-Ed video, with the science behind it by Mark Miodownik. “If you look through your glasses, binoculars or a window, you see the world on the other side. How is it that something … Continue reading

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Paper Works

“Cologne artist Simon Schubert creates intricate images of stately homes and palaces simply by folding plain white sheets of paper.  Folds in the surface create a relief of just a few millimetres, catching the light at different angles to create … Continue reading

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Borrowed Light

“The last patron of an abandoned observatory takes on an impossible task to show the surrounding city something incredible. A short animation about conflicting existences, natural wonders, and petty theft on a grand scale.” (Vimeo) Borrowed Light is a delightful … Continue reading

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Water Spirals

What do you think of when you see this video: Magic?  Witchcraft?  Trickery? Science?  If you answered 1 or 2, I’m sorry, that’s the wrong answer. If you answered 4, with a little bit of 3 thrown in there, huzzah, … Continue reading

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Lightest Substance On Earth

What is the lightest human-made substance on Earth? Care to guess its weight? The answer lies in a lab in China. Scientists from Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China have created a graphene aerogel that weighs a spritely 0.16 milligrams per cubic … Continue reading

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Light Sculptures

I’ve posted before about an artist using scrap metal and light to create pieces of art. Over at Colossal, we have another artist, Diet Wiegman, doing something similar, whereby he uses various trash and objects to create fantastic light sculptures. … Continue reading

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Jay Foreman – No More Colours

Jay Foreman – No More Colours. Website, Wiki, YouTube.

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A Colossal Year

Over at Colossal, they have a list of their top 15 posts in 2012. The result is a medley of amazing pieces of art and visual ingenuity, ranging from what would happen if you gave thousands of kids thousands of … Continue reading

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1,000,000,000,000 Frames/Second Photography

I’ve already posted about how new technology is enabling us to see around corners, and the above video is a TED talk given by the lead researcher, Ramesh Raskar, where he talks about femto-photography; the ability to capture light in motion. … Continue reading

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