Monthly Archives: December 2014

The First Earth-like ExoPlanet


No one knows what the plan­et Gliese 667Cc looks like. We know that it is about 22 light-years from Earth, a jour­ney of life­times upon life­times. The plan­et is big­ger than our world, per­haps made of rocks instead of gas, and with­in its star’s “hab­it­able zone” — at a Goldilocks dis­tance that ensures enough starlight to make liq­uid water pos­si­ble but not so much as to nuke the plan­et clean.


Cymatics — Nigel Stanford

Cymat­ics is the first sin­gle from Nigel Stan­ford’s new album Solar Echoes. It was shot in 6k res­o­lu­tion on Red Drag­on cam­eras, and fin­ished in 4k / Ultra HD.

The team went through months of research, test­ing, and devel­op­ment to make sure the exper­i­ments — includ­ing a Chla­di­ni plate, speak­er dish, hose pipe, fer­ro flu­id, Ruben’s tube, and tes­la coil looked great in the final film.

Cymat­ics is the study of vis­i­ble sound co vibra­tion, a sub­set of modal phe­nom­e­na. Typ­i­cal­ly the sur­face of a plate, diaphragm, or mem­brane is vibrat­ed, and regions of max­i­mum and min­i­mum dis­place­ment are made vis­i­ble in a thin coat­ing of par­ti­cles, paste, or liq­uid. Dif­fer­ent pat­terns emerge in the exci­ta­to­ry medi­um depend­ing on the geom­e­try of the plate and the dri­ving fre­quen­cy.