Tag Archives: light

Light Pillars Over Alaska

“What’s happening behind those houses? Pictured here are not auroras but nearby light pillars, a nearby phenomenon that can appear as a distant one. In most places on Earth, a lucky viewer can see a Sun-pillar, a column of light … Continue reading

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Langton’s Ant – Numberphile

I hadn’t heard of Langton’s Ant before, but it’s a fascinating concept, explained by Numberphile. The basic premise behind it is that you have an ant on a blank grid, and if the ant moves off of a light square, the … Continue reading

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Symphony Of Science – Waves Of Light

Symphony of Science – Waves of Light. It’s been two years since the last Symphony of Science tune, but Melodysheep once again creates a fantastic piece. As usual, the science is great, the symphony is great, and the video is … Continue reading

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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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