Archive for the 'Real Life' Category

Stunning Computer Animated Film

Saturday, January 9th, 2010 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 01:01

Alex Roman created this wonderful, completely animated film named The Third & The Seventh. This is truly a piece of art. After watching this I wonder when an average computer will be able to render pictures and animations as realistic as these in real time. Watch the film in HD or take a look at […]

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Reeder: A Fantastic Google Reader Client for iPhone

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 20:35

Recently I came across Reeder which is a great news reader for the iPhone. It uses Google Reader as a backend so it is easy to sync your feeds across multiple devices and clients (e.g. NetNewsWire on the Mac). Reeder 1.2—which might get submitted to the app store as early as today—will be quite an […]

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Magnificent Mars Surface

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 14:04

A collection of stunning pictures of Mars’ surface taken by HiRISE onboard the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. The High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment website has high resolution versions of most images and also beautiful wallpapers. (NASA/JPL/University of Arizona)

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Bird from the Future Drops Bread and Stops LHC

Friday, November 6th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:09

A bird apparently dropped a pice of baguette on a part of the Large Hadron Collider which shut down the whole operation. It had to be a bird from the future preventing the total apocalypse if you believe this article from the New York Times: [T]he hypothesized Higgs boson, which physicists hope to produce with […]

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Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:22

While in the US two weeks ago I had the chance to buy a print issue of Wired with the article Inside the Apocalyptic Soviet Doomsday Machine. Whether you believe everything or not doesn’t make this a less interesting read: The point of the system […] was to guarantee an automatic Soviet response to an […]

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Saturn at Equinox

Tuesday, October 20th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 16:53

Fantastic photos of Saturn and its rings and moons at equinox, when the Sun shines directly on the edge of the ten meter thin rings. Photo: NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

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Water Found on Moon and Mars

Thursday, September 24th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:01

NASA has released information on water molecules found on our moon and in unexpected places on Mars. Exciting news! I’m looking forward to see whether LCROSS — the Lunar CRater Observing and Sensing Satellite — finds larger quantities of water ice on the Moon. Its impact is on Oct. 9, 2009.

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Forever’s Not So Long

Saturday, September 19th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:12

Forever’s Not so Long is a fantastic short movie about a hopeless situation starring Garrett Murray. I can’t tell more without a spoiler, so just watch this 13 minute masterpiece. If you have an iPhone and a Twitter account or a website be sure to check out Ego, also by Garrett Murray.

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Chaiten Volcano—Amazing Pictures

Saturday, September 12th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:50

Photos of the 2008 eruption of the Chaiten volcano in Chile—its first eruption in about 9000 years. Be sure to scroll at least down to the sixth picture! Cases of electrical storms breaking out directly above erupting volcanoes are well documented, although scientists differ on what causes them. Picture taken May 2, 2008. Full article […]

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Wedding Pictures

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:06
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Just Married

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:00

My gorgeous wife and I after the ceremony on August 22nd.

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The First Pictures Taken on Other Planets

Thursday, August 13th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 17:25

Until recently I didn’t know of the Viking 1 and Venera 13 missions that took the first pictures on the surface of Mars and Venus. In 1976 NASA’s Viking 1 took the first photos as a lander on Mars. At the moment Spirit and Opportunity are still working and snapping pictures on Mars. In 1982 […]

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Book-Sensitive Reading Lamp

Monday, July 20th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:57

This reading lamp by the four French designers Jun Yasumoto, Alban Le Henry, Olivier Pigasse and Vincent Vandenbrouck is pure genius: it goes dark as soon as you put you book on it after reading. (via Core77)

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Fun with an SR-71 Blackbird

Thursday, July 16th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:13

There were a lot of things we couldn’t do in an SR-71 Blackbird [...], but we were the fastest guys on the block and loved reminding our fellow aviators of this fact. When you’re remotely interested in planes, etc. you should read this story by a pilot of the great reconnaissance aircraft SR-71. More about […]

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Fantastic Office Building

Thursday, June 18th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:27

What a great place to work at! via Boing Boing Gadgets

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Painting a Song

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:45

A beautiful animated, interactive music video. Pintando una Canción.

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High Dynamic Range Photos from Japan

Friday, March 13th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:49

Here are some great HDR photos from Japan. High Dynamic Range imaging is a set of techniques that allows a greater dynamic range of luminances between light and dark areas of a scene than normal digital imaging techniques. I find this technique quite amazing as good HDR photos almost look like a painting.

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How Twitter Was Born

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:29

Interesting article by @dom on how Twitter was developed.

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Helvetica — A Movie About a Typeface

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:08

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. Anybody who’s interested in design and fonts should definitely watch this documentary. Really interesting and great for understanding the roots of many designs we now see in our daily lives.

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Great Aquarium Design

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 22:54

Here are some great tanks with fantastic plant placement. Makes you want to call one your own (again).

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