2017 Hurricanes and Aerosols Simulation

By: NASA Goddard

Originally published on Nov 13, 2017

How can you see the atmosphere? By tracking what is carried on the wind. Tiny aerosol particles such as smoke, dust, and sea salt are transported across the globe, making visible weather patterns and other normally invisible physical processes.

This visualization uses data from NASA satellites, combined with mathematical models in a computer simulation allowing scientists to study the physical processes in our atmosphere. By following the sea salt that is evaporated from the ocean, you can see the storms of the 2017 hurricane season.

During the same time, large fires in the Pacific Northwest released smoke into the atmosphere. Large weather patterns can transport these particles long distances: in early September, you can see a line of smoke from Oregon and Washington, down the Great Plains, through the South, and across the Atlantic to England.

Dust from the Sahara is also caught in storms sytems and moved from Africa to the Americas. Unlike the sea salt, however, the dust is removed from the center of the storm. The dust particles are absorbed by cloud droplets and then washed out as it rains.

Advances in computing speed allow scientists to include more details of these physical processes in their simulations of how the aerosols interact with the storm systems.

Supercomputing 2017 conference:
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Credits:
Matthew R. Radcliff (USRA): Lead Producer
Aaron E. Lepsch (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Technical Support
William Putman (NASA/GSFC): Lead Scientist
Anton S. Darmenov (NASA/GSFC): Scientist
Ellen T. Gray (ADNET Systems, Inc.): Narrator

Music: Elapsing Time by Christian Telford [ASCAP], Robert Anthony Navarro [ASCAP]

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The New SpotMini

By: BostonDynamics

Originally published on Nov 13, 2017

For more information . . . stay tuned…

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What’s new, Atlas?

By: BostonDynamics

Originally published on Nov 16, 2017

What have you been up to lately, Atlas?

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Fidget spinner spinning in space!

By: NASA Johnson

Originally published on Oct 13, 2017

A fidget spinner in space! How long does it spin? I’m not sure, but it’s a great way to experiment with Newton’s laws of motion!

Allowing the fidget spinner to float reduces the bearing friction by permitting the rate of the central ring and outer spinner to equalize, and the whole thing spins as a unit.

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First time in the Universe: Spacewalk filmed in 360

By: RT

Originally published on Oct 3, 2017

This is the first-ever panoramic video shot in open space by the crew of the International Space Station. The 360 video was produced by RT in collaboration with the Russian space agency and leading spacecraft producer Energia.

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Testing BLOODHOUND’s Jet Fuel Systems

By: BLOODHOUND SSC – 1,000 mph car

Originally published on Jan 16, 2017

The BLOODHOUND Team are at Newquay Airport to test the Fuel Systems for the EJ200 Jet Engine – they need to simulate the G forces the jet fuel will face at 1000mph by tilting the lower chassis to an angle of 60 degrees. Find out how they got on in this episode of Cisco BLOODHOUND TV.

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2017 North America Total Solar Eclipse Close-up Real-time 4K

2017 North America Total Solar Eclipse Close-up Real-time 4K from Byoung Jun Jeong on Vimeo.

2017 North America Total Solar Eclipse
Close-up Real-Time

Telescope : Takahashi Mewlon18C (fl:2160mm, f:12)
Camera : Panasonic GX85
Mount : RainbowAstro RST-150H Harmonic Drive Mount
Location : Warm Springs, OR, US
Date : 21, Aug, 2017
BGM : Flowing Air – Mattia Vlad Morleo
Photographer : JunHo Oh

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Floaty bird floating

By: GingerBeard

Originally published on Jul 17, 2017

The bird. He floats!

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FAQ-
Camera is HIKVISION’s DS-2CD2342WD-I. 2688×1520@20fps

Yes it is a real bird. No I did not use strings.
No the footage is not edited. Yes I have YouTube slowing it down to make it easier to see.
Yes it is happening due to the capture frame rate matching the flap speed of the bird. No I did not adjust the camera for the bird.
No this is not a camera or truck commerical/advertisement. But I do like them both.

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North American Eclipse Megamovie v0.3

By: Making & Science, Google

Originally uploaded on Aug 22, 2017

This collection of photos was taken by a group of dedicated volunteers across the US during the Aug 21, 2017 total solar eclipse. They have been algorithmically stitched together, based on the time and location of the photo, to give us an extended look at the sun’s atmosphere. Where we have gaps you’ll see the previous image shown for a longer period. As more images are uploaded and processed these will be filled in and the movie will get better and better.

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Man films lightning that strikes 5 metres away, destroying his backyard

By: TV 2

Published on Aug 22, 2017

Daniel Modøl (38) was standing on his terrace in Gjerstad in Norway, filming the lightning strike in the horizon. All of a sudden the lightning strikes just five metres away.

Read article here: http://www.tv2.no/nyheter/9310946/ (Norwegian)

Video was filmed 21.08.2017.

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