Sooo mesmerizing! How science becomes art. One of the most beautiful clips you’ll see in a long time!

Video achived by “stacking” image sequences provided by NASA from the Crew at International Space Station:


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Stacks make interesting patterns visible, for example lightning corridors within clouds.

One can also sometimes recognize satellite tracks and meteors – patterns that are not amongst the main startrails.

Edited using Apple Motion and FCP X. Startrails processed using the great StarStaX app: markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html

Sequences and images courtesy “The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth”, Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center, eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObservationsVideos/

Please be aware of Light Pollution one can see in these images! Join IDA.org for preserving the night skies for our children.

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A meager 1K red-hot psychedelic ride into fractal hell:

Doing spectacular things with very little code has a long tradition in the ‘demoscene’. Born out of necessity when home computers were slow and memory space scarce, pushing against artificial boundaries became a popular “sport” when PC hardware power blew up. Time and again we’ve seen demosceners tighten the limits in search of a good challenge and do voodoo with 64 and even 4 kilobytes (see Hartverdrahtet here). At the recent edition of Assembly, a demoscene main event in Helsinki (Finland) with a 20 year history, this race for minimal footprint has reached a new low: 1 kilobyte (1024 bytes) or less! While technically 1k (and smaller) intros are nothing new, Assembly’s first ever “1 kilobyte intro competition” marks a breakthrough for the category. The winning entry: 


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Turns out there’s scientific truth to the proclamation “Music is my drug:”


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Is music humanity’s drug of choice? What is the mysterious power behind it’s ability to captivate, stimulate and keep us coming back for more? Find out the scientific explanation of how a simple mixture of sound frequencies can affect your brain and body, and why it’s not all that different than a drug like cocaine.

Written and created by Mitchell Moffit (twitter @mitchellmoffit) and Gregory Brown (twitter @whalewatchmeplz).

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Mars One plans suicide mission to Red Planet for 2023:

Bas Lansdorp, the 35-year-old Dutch founder of Mars One, says his company is serious about a one-way mission to Mars. The company will hold a worldwide lottery next year to select 40 people for a training team. They will then set up a mock colony in the desert, possibly somewhere in the U.S., for three months. This initial team will be reduced to ten crew members.

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They will then be sent to Mars, never again to returnLansdorp says: We will send humans to Mars in 2023. They will live there for the rest of their lives. There will be a habitat waiting for them, and we’ll start sending four people every two years.