Friday, May 5, 2017

Senses working overtime #106

1 RIP Bruce Langhorne

Bruce - far left

Guitarist on one of my favourite Dylan albums - Bringing It All Back Home.

2 What kids looked like 100 years ago

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3 WOW!! World's fastest film camera shoots at five trillion images per second. 
A research group at Lund University in Sweden has demonstrated a camera with the ability to film at some five trillion images per second. WHAAAAAAAAT????????

In order to split time down that finely, the camera pulls several images out of a single frame.  

While the "shutter" is open, several different laser light flashes hit the subject. Each laser flash is visually coded, so it can be separated from the rest of the information in the frame afterwards using a decryption key.

The team will use the camera to document the chemistry of plasma discharges, the initiations of different chemical reactions, and the lifetime of quantum states.

To illustrate the camera’s capability consider using the camera to record the blink of an eye, which takes around 0.3 seconds.  

If the results were played back at a normal cinematic 24 frames per second it would take a little under two thousand years to watch.

4 SkyGuru comes to the rescue.

I am one of those 1 in 3 people who suffer from fear of flying (aerophobia). I liked this article - it offers some hope!

5 Seriously awesome comic book art from James Stokoe 

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23 (count 'em!) movies to look out for this year. Some beauties among this lot!

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