Clark - Superscope
Music video put together by Vincent Adoxo uses an oscilloscope to display animations, captured in one take - video embedded below:
Music video for Clark’s single Superscope on Warp Records. Made entirely on an oscilloscope, what you see is one shot—no video effects, no video editing.
Vincent offers some background around what an oscilloscope is here - what you are seeing is an animation composed by sound and visualized by the device. The audio file to recreate these animations has been included here
Vincent also has a Tumblr blog here
Modeling future asteroid impacts based on Chelyabinsk.
On Feb. 15, 2013, an asteroid estimated to be the size of a six-story building shot through Earth’s atmosphere at around 43,200 miles per hour. Dragging through the air at such speed caused the object to heat, and it eventually exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia.
The airburst released energy equal to 500,000 tons of TNT—30 times more powerful than the Hiroshima nuclear bomb—sending a pressure wave to the ground that damaged buildings and resulted in more than 100 hospitalizations. Researchers using Sandia National Lab’s Red Sky supercomputer reconstructed the path and explosion of the asteroid to improve models for future trajectories and impacts.
Images courtesy Sandia National Lab. Gif courtesy Sandia/Nature.Great to see our supercomputers being put to use, and incredible to see this simulation!
Monkey Controls Another Chemically Paralyzed Monkey’s Movements with His Brain
The research team developed and tested a prosthesis that connects two subjects (monkeys) by enabling one subject to send its recorded neural activity to control limb movements in a different subject that is temporarily sedated. The demonstration is a step forward in making brain-machine interfaces for paralyzed humans to control their own limbs using their brain activity alone. The concept: when paralyzed patients imagine or plan a movement, neurons in the brain’s motor cortical areas still activate, even though the communication link between the brain and muscles is broken. By implanting sensors in these brain areas, neural activity could be recorded and translated to the patient’s desired movement using a mathematical transform called the decoder. These interfaces could allow patients to generate movements directly with their thoughts.
A half-century ago, movie computers were logical monoliths ready to steal our jobs or rogue machines that took it upon themselves to wipe out the scourge of humanity. Now they’re falling in love with us.
Termite construction is yet another way that insect societies are greater than the sum of their parts. And their building talent caught the attention of builders of tiny robots, who see industrious termites as an example of how many teensy workers, whether organic or robotic, could build an object or building on request even without a centralized plan.
[read more @ MIT Self-Organizing Systems Research Group]
Incredibly realistic animation of an eyeball.
Love it! Here’s an article about it: http://www.redsharknews.com/post/item/1458-this-is-how-you-animate-an-eyeball
From the article:
The human eye is perhaps the most complicated-looking of all our body parts. It’s got a transparent, highly reflective surface. It’s moist, and it has complex components, like eyelashes, and, of course, the iris.
And then you have to deal with the movement, not just of the eye, but the face surrounding it. Most of us wouldn’t know where to start.
But this hasn’t daunted Chris Jones. He’s taken a sensible approach to animating the human body: do it in bits. And well he might, because apparently (from the information we’ve managed to piece together) the render times have been horrendous - up to a month in some cases. This level of perfection isn’t going to happen in real-time any time soon - but don’t be surprised if you see it in less than ten years time. We believe this was created using Lightwave.
The Internet of Everything (as suggested by Cisco)
Diverting campaign with lots of flat-pack futures, videos, glossy websites and boring lines - like “The Internet of Everything changes everything” or "Find out what happens when we wake up the world” or "Tomorrow starts here".