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:
https://www.nas.nasa.gov/SC17/home.html

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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Oscilloscope Music – Pictures from Sound

 

By: Techmoan

Originally published on Nov 23, 2016

An oscilloscope can be made to display shapes by playing sounds into it. Making music from these sounds while simultaneously drawing images with those sounds takes things to another level. CLICK SHOW MORE
In the video I fix up and put an old oscilloscope to a new use, and show how you can watch these audio-visual demos even if you don’t have a oscilloscope by using a computer.

If you want to skip the preamble and repair section and jump straight to the demo – it starts at 05:00

Useful Links
Jerobeam Fenderson’s Oscilloscope Music
http://oscilloscopemusic.com

Jerobeam Fenderson’s Youtube Page
https://www.youtube.com/user/jerobeam…

If you have any technical queries – the FAQs here should answer them
http://www.jerobeamfenderson.net/post…

Oscilloscope Emulator for Windows Mac & Linux
https://asdfg.me/osci/

Reddit Oscilloscope Music Page
https://www.reddit.com/r/oscilloscope…

Here’s a link to a Free Oscilloscope Demo called Youscope
http://makezine.com/2007/08/29/yousco…

If you like seeing oscilloscopes put to unconventional uses – perhaps you’ll be interested to see Quake played on one. https://youtu.be/GIdiHh6mW58

You may also be interested to know that the ‘first video game’ “Tennis for Two” was played on a scope display in 1958
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tennis_…

If you have an old X/Y capable oscilloscope you’ll probably need a pair of BNC male to RCA female converters like these http://amzn.to/2f67Qsk if you want to connect audio devices to it.

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Glen Keane – Step into the Page

Glen Keane – Step into the Page from Future Of StoryTelling on Vimeo.

2015 Future of StoryTelling Summit Speaker: Glen Keane
Animator, The Little Mermaid, Tarzan, Beauty and the Beast, and Duet
Apply to attend: www.fost.org

Over nearly four decades at Disney, Glen Keane animated some the most compelling characters of our time: Ariel from The Little Mermaid, the titular beast in Beauty and the Beast, and Disney’s Tarzan, to name just a few. The son of cartoonist Bil Keane (The Family Circus), Glen learned early on the importance of holding onto your childhood creativity—and how art can powerfully convey emotion. Keane has spent his career embracing new tools, from digital environments to 3D animation to today’s virtual reality, which finally enables him to step into his drawings and wander freely through his imagination. At FoST, he’ll explore how to tap into your own creativity, connecting to emotion and character more directly than ever before.

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“Please Don’t Leave Me on a Saturday Night” Animation on iPhones and iPads

 

By: Art Fido.com

Originally published on Oct 17, 2014

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Song is called “Knock Knock” by Brunettes Shoot Blondes – check them out at http://brunettesshootblondes.org/

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Skype Translator preview opens the classroom to the world

By: Skype

Originally Published on Dec 15, 2014

We recently previewed Skype Translator to two elementary school classes—one in Washington and one in Mexico City. A few rounds of “Mystery Skype” was all it took for these students to discover the potential of Translator to break down language barriers and bring people together.

For more on Skype Translator: http://wp.me/p2q6gy-hL1
For more on Skype Classroom: http://education.skype.com/mysteryskype

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