Thursday, June 25, 2009

Steam, smoke and the magic ring

This spectacular pic was taking by the NASA's ISS. It belongs to the eruption of Saychev Peak on Matua Island on June 12th. You can see the steam (white oval on top), the cloud of dust and how the violence of the eruption forces the clouds to give space: a kind of ring due to the atmospheric shockwave.

It takes some time to open the image, but is worth the wait.

[Via io9]


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Space Jigsaw

I'm ashamed of my performance with this beautiful BBC graphic. Now it's your turn

Here you are the instructions:
Build the Solar System, from planets to space probes.

Choose which level to complete
Drag and drop each object into the right place

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Twitter search in plain english

Not the most original video in history, but clear and thought enough to be clear. Created by Commoncraft for education and training purposes.


Sunday, June 21, 2009

St Vincent: Actor out of work

From a Pitchfork's new performance series set in a chapel in the middle of a Brooklyn graveyard and named Cementery Gates. St. Vincent sings one of the songs from the album Actor. What I like from hearing St.Vincent performing alive is to realise that her songs are not only beautiful and well built, but also urgent and touching. I don't think that perfection she looks for in the record production makes the songs any better than this.


Friday, June 19, 2009

The little, tiny, chopped mermaid

I don't want to look for resemblances, but despite is great to be able to embed google books is also frustrating to realize that they will cut some pages here and there. I would prefer to have just the first 15 than realizing that you lack of pages, let's say, 8-9 or page 14.


Monday, June 1, 2009


Watch this video, where Tom Steinberg, from, explains what Mapumental (now in public beta) is about: basically it shows how much time does it takes to get from one point of UK to another when you use bus, train, tram, tube or boat (where timetables are available). Finally, the goal is to really be aware of how far (in time, not in space) is your house from the center of a city (where you are supposed to work, specially if the city is London). It also adds the pricing of each area, so you can check interesting areas to move in, in order to arrive early to work and live in an affordable place. A great way to use official data and get something really worth for the user. Check out the video.

[Vía @adrianholovaty]


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