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For centuries, artists and architects have used some well-known geometrical and mathematical formulas to guide their work: The Fibonacci Series and Spiral, The Golden and Angle Ratios, The Delauney Triangulation and Voronoi Tessellations, etc. These formulas have a reality beyond the minds of mathematicians. They present themselves in nature, and that’s what a Spanish filmmaker, Cristóbal Vila, wanted to capture with this short film, Nature by Numbers.
You can learn more about the movie at the filmmaker’s web site http://www.etereaestudios.com/docs_html/nbyn_htm/intro.htm
Piloted by Space Shuttle commander Chris Ferguson, Atlantis moves through a 360-degree rotation directly beneath the International Space Station. This rotation, known as the RBAR Pitch Maneuver (RPM), enables the occupants of the ISS to photograph Atlantis’ Thermal Protection System for engineers on the ground to check for any damage to the heat resistant tiles.
Randy Halverson writes: During the month of May, I shot Milky Way timelapse in central South Dakota, when I had the time, and the weather cooperated. The biggest challenge was cloudy nights and the wind. There were very few nights, when I could shoot, that were perfectly clear, and often the wind was blowing 25mph…Read More
Science is recognising humans as a geological force to be reckoned with ~~~ Source: The Anthropocene: A man-made world May 26th 2011 | http://www.economist.com/node/18741749
Latest space telescope picture combines images from multiple wavelengths to shed light on galaxy 11m light years from Earth. New Hubble space telescope image of Centaurus A, a relatively close neighbor of our galaxy, the Milky Way. Source: Hubble photograph of Centaurus A reveals bright jewel behind dust (The Guardian, June 19, 2011) Hubble photo…Read More