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  2. The Sound Of The Earth

    As a needle passes over this vinyl globe, by Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki, it plays folk music and national anthems from around the world. When the needle moves along its metal arc it plays sounds from the grooves cut into the sphere, much like a traditional vinyl record player.

     

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  4. Olafur Eliasson, The Weather Project

    In this installation, The Weather Project, representations of the sun and sky dominate the expanse of the Turbine Hall. A fine mist permeates the space, as if creeping in from the environment outside. Throughout the day, the mist accumulates into faint, cloud-like formations, before dissipating across the space. A glance overhead, to see where the mist might escape, reveals that the ceiling of the Turbine Hall has disappeared, replaced by a reflection of the space below. At the far end of the hall is a giant semi-circular form made up of hundreds of mono-frequency lamps. The arc repeated in the mirror overhead produces a sphere of dazzling radiance linking the real space with the reflection. Generally used in street lighting, mono-frequency lamps emit light at such a narrow frequency that colours other than yellow and black are invisible, thus transforming the visual field around the sun into a vast duotone landscape. (via)

     

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  6. Beautiful Evidence, an exhibition by Thomas Allen inspired by his 8-year old daughter’s scientific wonder. It will be appearing at the Foley Gallery in NYC from September 9 - October 12

     

  7. Constellation Matches by Cat bird NYC

     

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  9. Esto es una exquisitéz, viene con un Summicron-M 28 mm f/2 ASPH, un (legendario e insuperable) Noctilux-M 50 mm f/0.95 ASPH y un APO-Summicron-M 90 mm f/2 ASPH. Sólo se venderán 100 unidades de esta edición especial a U$S50.000. UNA OBRA DE ARTE GENERACIONAL!

     
     

  10. Super Moon? How About a Super Sun!

    “On May 5, 2012, while everyone else was waiting for the “Super Moon” astrophotographer Alan Friedman was out capturing this super image of a super Sun from his back yard in Buffalo, NY!

    Taken with a specialized telescope that can image the Sun in hydrogen alpha light, Alan’s photo shows the intricate detail of our home star’s chromosphere — the layer just above its “surface”, or photosphere.

    Prominences can be seen rising up from the Sun’s limb in several places, and long filaments — magnetically-suspended lines of plasma — arch across its face. The “fuzzy” texture is caused by smaller features called spicules and fibrils, which are short-lived spikes of magnetic fields that rapidly rise up from the surface of the Sun.

    On the left side it appears that a prominence may have had just detached from the Sun’s limb, as there’s a faint cloud of material suspended there.”

     

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