Determined to be known for taking the best llama portraits in the world.
"Well, you know what it’s like to be hurt, don’t you. I’m thinking particularly of when you were in a play and I’m not really sure what led you to run away as you put it in the past. Was it that you felt so hurt you couldn’t continue?"
Uk based photographer Julian Calverley recently spent 3 long days shooting panoramic back plates in London. Each final piece consists of 3 stitched 80 mpxl files, so the resulting images reveal a truly stunning level of detail.
Artist Ian Strange’s new installation shows a completely black house that looks as though it is being swallowed up by the concrete pavement. It was commissioned for the 2014 Biennial of Australian Art, which is currently being held at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide til 11 May.
This computer simulation of a hummingbird in flight, surrounded by turbulent vortices of air. Haoxiang Luo, a professor of mechanical engineering at Vanderbilt, built this incredibly detailed simulation based on videos of the real thing (captured by Ty Hedrick at UNC):
When most birds fly, they produce lift as their wings flap downwards, but when their wings flap back up, they do the opposite - they produce a little negative lift. But hummingbirds tilt their wings so they produce positive lift on both upstroke and downstroke.
Luo’s research could be used to help perfect a hummingbird drone. One company in California has already given it a try. Here’s an early prototype, in slow mo, followed by a newer version with a camera attached:
NPR’s new science blog SkunkBear is amazing. Check it out.