Monthly Archives: December 2014

The First Earth-like ExoPlanet

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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.

via wired.com

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.

via nigelstanford.com