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TED Animation ‘The Fundamentals of Space-Time’ Breaks Down Complex Physics Concepts in Flipbook Form

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View full lesson: http://ed.ted.com/lessons/the-fundame…

Space is where things happen. Time is when things happen. And sometimes, in order to really look at the universe, you need to take those two concepts and mash them together. In this first lesson of a three-part series on space-time, hilarious hosts Andrew Pontzen and Tom Whyntie go through the basics of space and time individually, and use a flip book to illustrate how we can begin to look at them together.

Lesson by Andrew Pontzen and Tom Whyntie, animation by Giant Animation Studios.

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Just Look At This Couple And Then Tell Me That Marriage Equality Should Be Banned

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Jack and Ted were together for 25 years, and they couldn’t get married in their home state. Heartbreaking? Yes. But check out Ted’s story of how he looks at it now, five years later.

(Note: click on the little arrow on the upper right side of the box to read the story.)

This is a Cowbird story. Never heard of Cowbird? It’s an incredibly rich place where people practice the art of storytelling. They have a Facebook page to feature certain stories, too. And follow them on Twitter, if ya feel it. Thumbnail image by Flickr user Elvert Barnes, used under Creative Commons license.

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Hollywood Director Lays A Needed Smackdown When Interviewer Suggests Gentrification Is Good

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One of the greatest directors of all time puts his magnifying glass to his old neighborhood to see why it barely resembles the blocks he built his career writing about. It’s spaced out, so here are my favorite moments:

0:17 — Spike begins to rev up.

1:45 — Christopher Columbus Syndrome

3:35 — Can’t just change the culture (favorite argument).

6:25 — He asks the realest question of the city.

Original posted by Daily Intellegencer.

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Photographer Uses an Industrial Robot to Create Ultra High Resolution Portraits from 600 Photographs

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Photographer Daniel Boschung creates ultra high resolution portraits composed of about 600 individual photographs (about 900 million pixels in total). Rather than take the photos himself, Boschung employs an industrial robot, which can complete the process in about 30 minutes. Zoomable versions of the photos are on his website.

Face Cartography by Daniel Boschung

Face Cartography by Daniel Boschung

photos by Daniel Boschung

via America Blog, The Awesomer