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An Elegant Timelapse of an Oak from Acorn to Tree in 196 Days

 Photography Science #plants #timelapse #trees #video July 18, 2022 Christopher Jobson [embedded content] In this brief timelapse, a single acorn germinates from seed to sapling over a period of 196 days, transferred carefully from vessel to vessel as it sprouts. The simple yet wondrous clip is just one of many plant growing timelapse videos …

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Invisible Forces Vibrate and Quiver within Elaborately Constructed Fields of Magnets

 Design Science #magnets #physics #sound #video July 1, 2022 Grace Ebert  Elaborately configured grids and systems capitalize on the immense power of neodymium magnets to visualize the invisible. A new collaborative video from Magnet Tricks and Magnetic Games demonstrates how shifting a single element can set an entire design in motion, prompting each …

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Extravagant Sound Installations by Love Hultén Use Custom Synthesizers and Visualizers to Create Elaborate Audiovisual Mashups

 Design Music #instruments #sound #video June 23, 2022 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Swedish audiovisual artist and woodworker Love Hultén is known for his extravagant and unconventional sound installations that fall at the intersection of music, art, and design. Whether an homage to Nintendo, Pacman, or Simone Giertz’s chattering mouths, the custom synthesizers are elaborate …

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Kinetic Actions Trigger Mesmerizing Tessellations and Patterns in an Absorbing Short Film

 Animation #pattern #short film #tessellation #video June 17, 2022 Grace Ebert [embedded content] Basic geometric forms like circles, triangles, and lines alchemize into a hypnotic study of patterns in a new short film from the Barcelona-based Diatomic Studio. Part of their Tiles series, the animation applies kinetic principles to minimal, black-and-white renderings. The actions, …

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Don’t Look Down! The World’s Longest Suspension Bridge Opens in the Czech Republic

 Design #bridges #Czech Republic #video May 25, 2022 Grace Ebert  Sky Bridge 721 opened earlier this month in the Czech Republic and is claiming its title as the longest suspension walkway in the world, a record held previously by a similar design in Portugal. Strung between two peaks of the Kralicky Snezník mountain, …

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Billions of Fireflies Light Up an Indian Wildlife Reserve in Rare Footage Captured by Sriram Murali

 Photography Science #bioluminescence #climate #conservation #insects #nature #video #wildlife May 23, 2022 Kate Mothes In many parts of the world, a warm summer evening sets the stage for a familiar sight: the lightning bug. Through a phenomenon called bioluminescence, these winged beetles are able to generate chemical reactions in a part of their abdomen …

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A Brilliant Orange Orb Shape-Shifts Through Time in a Meditative Animated Short

 Animation #short film #time #video May 20, 2022 Grace Ebert  A metaphor for the way fragments of time both accumulate and mutate as they slip from one moment to the next, a glowing sphere is the subject of a calming short film by Argentinian artist Ezequiel Pini, of Six N. Five. The CGI …

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Scientists Uncover a New Deep-Sea Crown Jellyfish Species with Dozens of Coiled Tentacles

 Science #animals #jellyfish #oceans #video May 6, 2022 Grace Ebert  Curled tentacles, soft spikes, and an unusually large, translucent bell distinguish a newly discovered species of jellyfish. The uncommon A. Reynoldsi became the subject of study for scientists at the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (previously) earlier this year when one of the …

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Colorized Footage Travels San Francisco’s Market Street Four Days Before the Devastating 1906 Earthquake and Fire

 History Photography #San Francisco #video May 3, 2022 Grace Ebert  The Miles Brothers were cinematic trailblazers, who, in 1906, filmed the historic “A Trip Down Market Street.” Traveling from 8th Street to the Embarcadero, the 13-minute journey documents San Francisco’s environment from the perspective of a cable car, showing the busy strip full …

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A Trailer for João Gonzalez’s Animated Short ‘Ice Merchants’ Follows a Cliff-Jumping Father and Son

 Animation #short film #video April 29, 2022 Grace Ebert  Selected as one of ten projects for the International Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival, João Gonzalez’s “Ice Merchants” is a frigid and precarious tale about a father and son. As the title suggests, the pair sells the frozen material, although to reach …

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