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This is the archive for January 2010

Tempty pointed me to this video of his homies from F.A.T. Labs collaborating with some peeps from the Carnegie Mellon University's Digital Fabrication Lab on developing the next generation of tagbangers.

This is part one of a documentary spear-headed by Stephen Hawking dealing with the fundamentals of our universe. A must-watch if you're into those things.

Not quite. The Mars Reconaissance Orbiter snapped this flick a couple of years ago (waaaaay back in April 2008) of dark sand leaving mean streaks on the surface of Martian sand dunes. (Too bad, I was secretly hoping the photo proved the Ents had moved to Mars from Middle Earth...)

A better explanation can be found here.

The homie Tempt One has been collaborating with the dope peeps at F.A.T. (Free Art and Technology), the Graffiti Research Lab, OpenFrameworks, and The Ebeling Group on the development of some awe-inspiring technology that allows people suffering from paralysis (in this case brought on by ALS) to draw using the movement of their eyes. The website is the central hub for the EyeWriter Initiative.

“Art is a tool of empowerment and social change, and I consider myself blessed to be able to create and and use my work to promote health reform, bring awareness about ALS and help others”
– Tempt One

Dust and the Helix Nebula

From APOD: "Dust makes this cosmic eye look red. The eerie Spitzer Space Telescope image shows infrared radiation from the well-studied Helix Nebula (NGC 7293) a mere 700 light-years away in the constellation Aquarius.

The two light-year diameter shroud of dust and gas around a central white dwarf has long been considered an excellent example of a planetary nebula, representing the final stages in the evolution of a sun-like star."

More info on the APOD site here.