Saturday, March 24, 2012


Rick Mercer Snuggling with three bear cubs while tagging their mom. This week Rick Mercer visited Algonquin Park to do some work on Bear Tagging and research. This video is absolutely hilarious and well worth a look. Some of my favorite lines included: "Here's you new collar, this years model is the same as last year, only it holds more songs!" "You know how I know there are three cubs? I counted the heads." "Do I have to put all 3 back? Can I just keep one?" "I think we should just go with the double dose." Check it out! Pass it along...

Friday, March 23, 2012


(Spectators line the shores of the Oakland Alameda Estuary at Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland, Calif. to watch the MSC Fabiola container ship make its way to the dock at the Port of Oakland Wednesday, March 21, 2012. The Fabiola is the largest ship to enter the San Francisco Bay.) The MSC Fabiola, the largest container ship to pay call at any seaport in North America, arrived at the Port of Oakland on Thursday, March 21, 2012. The ship is 1,201 feet long, more than the length of four football fields, has a breadth of 158 feet, weighs 146,093 metric tons and has a top speed of 25.3 knots. The Fabiola was piloted by several San Francisco Bar Pilots, Capt. Dave McCloy, of Berkeley, and Capt. Ed Melvin. Also aboard to observe was U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Cynthia Stowe. The ship came from the Port of Long Beach and will depart again on Thursday for an 18-day voyage back to China. SEE SLIDE SHOW HERE
(The container ship MSC Fabiola enters the San Francisco Bay as it heads to the Port of Oakland on Wednesday, March 21, 2012, in San Francisco, Calif. The ship is almost a quarter mile long, more than the length of four football fields or about equal to the height of a 55-story building. It is the largest container ship ever to dock at any seaport in North America.) LINK

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Is Seeing Believing? (Please watch video first)

 This site offers many "EYE TRICKS": http://www.colorbasics.com/Optical-Illusions/ If you really want to "drill down" to what is going on, A GREAT BOOK, "VISION and ART" is found here: http://comprehensivephotography.com/books/33.html

 So, what did we see from this exercise of "the inverse image of the girl"?

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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Best of National Geographic 2010 photos in HD

The National Geographic Society (NGS), headquartered in Washington, D.C. in the United States, is one of the largest non-profit scientific and educational institutions in the world. Its interests include geography, archaeology and natural science, the promotion of environmental and historical conservation, and the study of world culture and history. The National Geographic Society’s logo is a yellow portraitframe – rectangular in shape – which appears on the margins surrounding the front covers of its magazines and as its television channel logo.

Art By Tamela Jaeger - Realism and Portraits

3D Unforgettables is proud to bring you the first of several video's. This video features Portraits in Realism in 3D. Music By: Rod McPherson (used with permission) Song title: Edee Written and Composed By: Rod McPherson CD: 100 Years Old...but who's counting THIS IS ANOTHER BY AND OF TAMELA JAEGER. https://twitter.com/#!/TamelaJaeger Tamela Jaeger, specializes in 100% Human Skin Texturing , being the founder of human skin texturing in 3d well over a decade ago and mastering the techneque beyond anyone else's abilities to out-do what she not only founded, but has perfected! All Tamela Jaeger's textures and all her base textures are created entirely of herself and Tamela Jaeger is the only one in 3d that Copyright Register's all her photographs including all the textures and products she creates with The US Copyright Office. Tamela not only does human skin texturing but she as well models 3d figures, props, creates custom node/shader setups within the 3d rendering programs she uses, custom morphing and much more. http://3dunforgettables.com/

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


Back in 2010 we shared that MIT was developing a special camera that uses echos of light to see around corners. Now, two years later, the researchers are finally showing off the camera in action. It works by firing 50 “femtosecond” (quadrillionth of a second) laser pulses 60 times at various spots at an angled wall. A special imaging sensor then collects the scattered light that’s reflected back and uses complex algorithms to piece together the scene based on how long the photons take to return. The process currently takes several minutes, but researchers hope to reduce it to less than 10 seconds, which would make it more useful for military and industrial applications. (via Scientific American) The ability to see objects hidden behind walls could be invaluable in dangerous or inaccessible locations, such as inside machinery with moving parts, or in highly contaminated areas. Now scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge have found a way to do just that. They fire a pulse of laser light at a wall on the far side of the hidden scene, and record the time at which the scattered light reaches a camera. Photons bounce off the wall onto the hidden object and back to the wall, scattering each time, before a small fraction eventually reaches the camera, each at a slightly different time. It's this time resolution that provides the key to revealing the hidden geometry. The position of the 50-femtosecond (that's 50 quadrillionths of a second) laser pulse is also changed 60 times, to gain multiple perspectives on the hidden scene. "We are all familiar with sound echoes, but we can also exploit echoes of light," says Ramesh Raskar, head of the Camera Culture Research Group at the MIT Media Lab which carried out the study.