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Friday, 24 March 2017

Lionfish Are a Plague. Can Training Sharks to Eat Them Work?

We had no idea they were such a pest. The fish itself was quite fascinating to learn about...

Lionfish, which are native to the Indo-Pacific but were accidentally introduced to the Caribbean, are decimating native fish species. To help limit their damage, scientists are teaching sharks to prey on them.


Smithsonian Channel

Thursday, 23 March 2017

STUNNING: A Fictive Flight Above Real Mars

A stunning video that took three months to put together - by hand, according to website, Wired - "To fully appreciate the Martian landscape, one needs dimension and movement. In the video you see here, Finnish filmmaker Jan Fröjdman transformed HiRISE imagery into a dynamic, three-dimensional, overhead view of the Red Planet—no glasses required.

For Fröjdman, creating the flyover effect was like assembling a puzzle." ...

The anaglyph images of Mars taken by the HiRISE camera holds information about the topography of Mars surface. There are hundreds of high-resolution images of this type. This gives the opportunity to create different studies in 3D. In this film I have chosen some locations and processed the images into panning video clips. There is a feeling that you are flying above Mars looking down watching interesting locations on the planet. And there are really great places on Mars! I would love to see images taken by a landscape photographer on Mars, especially from the polar regions. But I'm afraid I won't see that kind of images during my lifetime. (Please watch the film in 2K if possible for greater details.)


Jan Fröjdman


It has really been time-consuming making these panning clips. In my 3D-process I have manually hand-picked reference points on the anaglyph image pairs. For this film I have chosen more than 33.000 reference points! It took me 3 months of calendar time working with the project every now and then.

The colors in this film are false because the anaglyph images are based on grayscale images. I have therefore color graded the clips. But I have tried to be moderate doing this. The light regions in the clips are yellowish and the dark regions bluish. The clips from the polar regions (the last clips in the film) have a white-blue tone.There are a lot of opinions and studies of what the natural colors on Mars might be. But the dark regions of dust often seems to have a bluish tone. Please study this issue on e.g sites by NASA.

This film is not scientific. As a space enthusiast I have just tried to visualize the planet my way.
The video begins with a nearby approach to Mars moon Phobos.

Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Robert Irwin and Jimmy Cuddle a Sloth

So wonderful to see him growing up so well and showing much enthusiasm like his father once did. We think he's ready for his own TV show, don't you?...

Robert Irwin, 13-year-old son of Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin, shows Jimmy some animals including a dwarf crocodile, a red-tail boa and two sloths.



The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Pimped Up E-Bike Drives Like A Car: RIDICULOUS RIDES

SPORTS enthusiast has developed the first all weather, four-wheel e-bike that looks exactly like a miniature car. Design engineer Mikael Kjellman produced the crazy PodRide vehicle in Sweden with the basic idea of creating a weather protected and more comfortable bicycle. Making use of an electric motor, this road-legal e-bicycle car can travel long distances both easier and cheaper whilst maintaining an eco-friendly journey.



Barcroft Cars

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Your 'Cool Runnings' bobsled dream come true

In the summer they just add wheels??!! Wtf? Nooo thank you - but for those of you who have always wanted to go bobsledding, you're in luck...

Bobsledding is not just the stuff of "Cool Runnings" and the Winter Olympics. Anyone can take a turn going 70 mph down a professional track at the Olympic Park in Salt Lake City, Utah.



CNNMoney 


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