Tag Archives: coolness

NASA Issues Trailer In Advance Of Juno Spacecraft’s Entrance Into Jupiter Orbit On July 4th [VIDEO]

Really cool stuff for science nerds! CNN reports: A spinning, solar-powered spacecraft as wide as a basketball court will arrive at Jupiter on July 4 to study the giant planet and to take the highest-resolution images of Jupiter in history. NASA’s robotic Juno probe is carrying seven science instruments designed to help scientists figure out how Jupiter formed and evolved. …

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Tilt-Shift New York City [VIDEO]

It all looks like a toy model. Via Gothamist: In August, Stephen Colbert was filming the intro for his Late Show program, but certain shoots from around the city didn’t make it to the final cut. Namely, the Union Square shoot that a few Gothamist editors were a part of. Today, Colbert tweeted out the Director’s Cut, which is 2.5 …

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Northern Lights Dazzle In Rare Display

Mashable reports: The Northern Lights could be seen pulsating through the sky in several cities throughout North America on Tuesday evening due to a rare geomagnetic storm. The colorful display was also caught on camera in areas within Canada and Europe. The geomagnetic storm, which is just one notch below the highest category of solar storm, began at about 10 …

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Astronomers Find “Mega-Earth”

Via the Washington Post: Astronomers have discovered a surprising planet, a rocky world with 17 times the mass of Earth. There have been “Super-Earths” discovered before, but this one is in a league of its own. The scientists call it a “Mega-Earth.” Discovered by NASA’s Kepler space telescope and announced Monday at an astronomy meeting in Boston, this planet, officially …

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Live From The International Space Station

The International Space Station has launched a live stream. One of the latest missions from the ISS is kind of amazing. The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment consists of four cameras that have been attached outside of the ISS. Though temperature is controlled, the cameras are exposed to the radiation from the sun, which will allow astronauts to understand …

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Super Cool WTC Interactive Panorama

TIME Magazine has posted a ridiculously cool interactive panorama photo taken from above the World Trade Center. Using your cursor and the on-screen controls, you can spin around in all directions and zoom in on midtown, Brooklyn, New Jersey, even the Statue of Liberty. I’m finding it works best on Chrome so far. There goes the next hour of your …

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OSU Marching Band Does It Again

One week after they became a YouTube sensation with their moonwalking Michael Jackson, the Ohio State University marching band has again gone viral with a performance that includes Superman saving a toppling building, Harry Potter catching the golden snitch, and a striding T-rex. 7M views already.

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Microscope Photography

IO9 has posted a stunning collection of photographs taken through powerful microscopes. Above is common household dust “with cat fur, long hair, twisted synthetic and woolen fibers, a pollen grain and insect remains.” I posted the least gruesome example.

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Tom Thum At TEDxSydney

Possibly the best beatboxer I’ve ever seen and the bit where he mocks German techno (5:50) really cracked me up. (Tipped by JMG reader Fritzrth)

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OREGON: Portland Timbers Pro Soccer Fan Club Display Denounces Homophobia

On Sunday the fan club for the Portland Timbers pro soccer team created the above display in support of the International Day Against Homophobia, which is this Friday. From the Major League Soccer site: Sometimes, supporters groups’ tifo displays are designed to look really cool, to recognize a player’s career-long contributions to the club or even to intimidate that day’s …

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Chris Hadfield – Space Oddity

In what may be the coolest clip I’ve ever seen, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield bid farewell to his time on the International Space Station with the below version of David Bowie’s classic, Space Oddity.  Best comment on YouTube: “Most expensive music video ever.”  CNET has more: Mixed with the help of staff at the Canadian Space Agency, musician Emm Gryner, …

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Take A Stellar Tour

JMG reader BStewart23 points out this fascinating look at the galaxy.  Click on the “take a tour” button.  Start scrolling around and there goes your work productivity for today. This was created by Google, so naturally it works best in Chrome. (But it also seem to work fine in Firefox.)

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Google Launches Ocean View

Clip description: Google Maps strives to provide people around the globe with the most comprehensive, accurate and usable map of the world – including the underwater world. This ocean collection includes six of the world’s most incredible underwater spots, including coral reefs (and their inhabitants) in Australia, the Philippines and Hawaii. This imagery is available to millions of people through …

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Top Ten Hipster Neighborhoods

So says Forbes Magazine. The San Francisco-based startup Nextdoor.com helped us dig through data on more than 250 neighborhoods in the biggest U.S. cities. We assessed each area’s walkability according to Walkscore.com; the number of neighborhood coffee shops per capita (with some help from NPD Group’s report); the assortment of local food trucks (and their ranking according to Zagat’s); the …

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Animated Tower

Swiss high schoolers manually open and close their windows to create a giant stop-motion effect. They explain how it was done at the end.(Via Buzzfeed)

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