Jim Kazanjian has worked professionally as a commercial CGI artist for the past 18 years in television and game production. His clients list include: Nike, Adidas, NBC, CBS, HBO, NASA, HP, Intel and others. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon. With photographs found online, Jim Kazanjian creates fantastical buildings using a famous software. “I am basically manipulating and assembling a disparate array of multiple photographs to produce a single homogenised image.” he says. Jim uses up to 50 different photographs in one image without shooting anything, it’s just recycling images.
Heat to the Rescue: Sturdy Oil Drum Survival Kit Also Converts Into Stove.
Like the Haitian earthquake of 2010, last year’s Japanese tsunami disaster spurred designers to re-think what an effective, life-saving response might look like.
Focusing on providing a source of heat, water and food housed in rollable oil drum that can be converted into a stove, Eindhoven-based Japanese designer Hikaru Imamura’s “Heat Rescue Disaster Recovery” kit reflects his belief that something as simple as heat and hot water may mean the difference between falling deathly ill or surviving.
Cross stitch by @dannikeens she will have some for sale at Brighton Tattoo Convention
The Four Humors.
1 & 2. Sanguine: too much blood, passionate, bold, impulsive
3 & 4. Melancholic: too much black bile, depressed, anxious,moody
5 & 6. Choleric: too much yellow bile, irritable, hostile, bitter
7 & 8. Phlegmatic: too much phlegm, passive, introvert, rational
A binary star is a star system consisting of two stars orbiting around their common center of mass. The brighter star is called the primary and the other is its companion star or secondary.
Binary stars are often detected optically, in which case they are called visual binaries. Many visual binaries have long orbital periods of several centuries or millennia and therefore have orbits which are uncertain or poorly known. They may also be detected by indirect techniques, such as spectroscopy (spectroscopic binaries) or astrometry (astrometric binaries). If a binary star happens to orbit in a plane along our line of sight, its components will eclipse and transit each other; these pairs are called eclipsing binaries, or, as they are detected by their changes in brightness during eclipses and transits, photometric binaries.
The first GIF shows an artist’s impression of an eclipsing binary star system. As the two stars orbit each other they pass in front of one another and their combined brightness, seen from a distance, decreases.
Algol, known colloquially as the Demon Star, is a bright star in the constellation Perseus. It is one of the best known eclipsing binaries, (2nd GIF) although Algol is actually a three-star system (Beta Persei A, B, and C) in which the large and bright primary Beta Persei A is regularly eclipsed by the dimmer Beta Persei B.
The second animation was assembled from 55 images of the CHARA interferometer in the near-infrared H-band, sorted according to orbital phase.
Image credit: ESO/CHARA
Children are not their parents’ property, but when the parents treat them like property, that is attachment, not love.
This guy isn’t even in the general vicinity of fucking around and I love it.