I just can’t get over the emotion evident on his face here.
To think that…when he visited Carl in his office at Cornell as an applicant and Carl reached back, grabbed one of his books, signed it, and handed it to him…that one day, all too soon, Carl would be gone. And that he, Neil, would be called upon to host a Cosmos reboot.
Oh, the feels, the feels, the sciencey feels!
"Years from now, residents of the Mid-Atlantic will remember 2014 as the year they wore snow boots for a month. Reporter Steve Keeley, of FOX 29 in Philadelphia, will remember it as the year he got plowed.”
Remember: Watch out for snow plows.
A Computer Learning How To Snowboard
Animated data visualisation by Andreas Koller showing the process of a computer exploring and understanding athletic movements, simply and beautifully presented in interactive WebGL - video example embedded below:
This screencast shows the process with random values for velocity, take off strength, and X, Y, Z rotations. After eight attempts the best result is kept and repeatedly shown …
This project also explores the human body as a visual instrument. How does the body, with its many inputs and outputs, perform as a tool for visual expression? What data does an athletic movement produce and how could it be made visible? How do we understand and remember complex movement patterns?
Space Shuttle: A Life (part 4)
Ahhh, the Shuttle’s many payloads. These are all within the first ten to twelve years of the shuttle’s life, and thus does not include the Mir or International space stations.
Payloads here include the Long Duration Exposure Facility, Hubble Space Telescope, and various commercial satellites.