Saturday picture show

Here are a couple of videos to make your eyes wet or wide.

The first warrants a tissue alert, because even if you’re not a dog lover, you’ll probably get sniffly to see a dog with genetic deformities become fully mobile due to custom-designed, 3D printed prostheses. This is really, really cool technology and I foresee amazing things happening in both veterinary and human medicine in the next few decades as 3D printing hits its stride. We’re already printing working blood vessels, which until now was the primary roadblock to printing replacement organs. Someday soon, the idea of using secondhand organs from other bodies is going to sound medieval. And the possibilities in prosthetics are nothing but awesome.

Then there’s this amazing video of timelapse storm photography. Absolutely watch this in full screen and HD if you can. Warning: there are a couple of spots that might trigger light-sensitive epilepsy.

I love the opening sequence, where a distant storm gets nearer and nearer and finally roars overhead. The editing is top notch, synchronized perfectly with the music (which I think has a few rough patches, but that’s a matter of taste). The footage is glorious all the way through to the mammatus clouds at the very end. One thing I particularly loved was the variation in colors of these massive storm cells and cloud formations. Gray, blue, black, greenish-yellow…impressive (and scary) stuff.

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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11 Responses to Saturday picture show

  1. Patti says:

    Outstanding! I particularly liked watching the tornadors touching down and going back up into the clouds. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Ana_ñ says:

    Wow, grandiose!

  3. 3D printing really may be the medical miracle of this century. Here’s hoping!

    As for the storm video, I suspect you and I would agree on which parts of the music are most successful. My favorite thing was actually watching the clouds forming out of nothing (at about 6:35).

    Thank you as always for sharing such interesting things!

    • oregon expat says:

      It’s always more fun to share interesting things than to enjoy them alone. 😉 And yes, I’m guessing we’re in agreement regarding the music. I’m predisposed to love lightning segments, but…

  4. P.S. Forgot to ask: Is that Devil’s Tower peeking out from time to time?

  5. JR says:

    So, lately, I’ve been watching most of the timelapse videos that arrive in my inbox (I receive a LOT of night sky videos) on mute. Sometimes the soundtrack works for me, at other times…not so much.

    I was looking for solstice images to post on our twitter feed this morning, and found this beautiful video of Antarctica (http://vimeo.com/115140558), but ultimately felt let down by the soundtrack. I really, really wanted to hear the “creek [sic] and crack, whistle and roar,” not soothing music.

  6. xenatuba says:

    Watching video like this reminds me of my Dad; he was a meteorologist, who found poetry in weather. He would have loved this!

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