Project Eden In this post, I'll be describing in more detail how the CG Earth is constructed. The whole planet was broken down into several key components: land, water, clouds, atmosphere and an atmospheric "rim". The atmosphere has two components because it's not a true volumetric simulation, but a kind of hack ^^; Land Nothing fancy here that's not been done for decades. The war on drugs, explained in one video — with dragons Instead of significantly reducing drug use, the war on drugs provides a black market of illicit drugs that criminal organizations around the world can rely on for revenue that payrolls other, more violent activities. As a result, when the war on drugs displaces drug production, it also displaces violence related to the drug trade. In several cases, this has thrown countries into serious internal turmoil. Paramilitaries in Colombia drove the country to chaos as they fought to keep drugs, particularly cocaine, flowing.
john locke » Blog Archive » visualizing sound in processing This was the final applet in motion. Using the minim library for processing, each waveform is generated in realtime as the two sounds play over eachother creating a pretty chaotic sound, but there are some instances of overlapping patterns where the mashup works pretty well. In the third version of the code, the boolean of the two waveforms is generated, producing a new way to visualize the waveforms.
10 stunning images show the beauty hidden in pi Saturday -- March 14, 2015, or 3/14/15 -- marks an extremely nerdy holiday. It is the official celebration of π, the magical, mathematical and infinite constant that is the ratio of a circle’s circumference to its diameter. For any circle you can imagine, if you divide the distance around the circle by the distance across it, you will get pi, or 3.1415926535897932384626433832795028841971693993751058209749 445923078164062862089986280348253421170679821480865132823066 470938446095505822317253594081284811174502841027019385… We could keep going, but you get the picture. Some people will celebrate the holiday by making and eating pies (Washington restaurants are offering specials on everything from pizza to banana cream). Others will run a Pi-K race of 3.14 kilometers.
Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs. You may remember that we featured the site a few years ago, back when it offered 397 whole books free for the reading, including American Impressionism and Realism: The Painting of Modern Life, 1885–1915; Leonardo da Vinci: Anatomical Drawings from the Royal Library; and Wisdom Embodied: Chinese Buddhist and Daoist Sculpture in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Related Content: Download Over 250 Free Art Books From the Getty Museum
Inside Square's Massive New San Francisco Headquarters Mobile payment company Square is growing — fast. Over the past year Square has doubled in size from 300 to 600 employees. The company is aggressively hiring more people, with plans to grow even bigger in the coming months. Square’s massive new 150,000 square foot space is approximately three times the space of its previous location, and has room for 1,000 people — 400 more than are currently employed by the company, so it has a little room to grow.
Here’s why you shouldn’t buy a US-to-Europe flight more than two months in advance - Quartz The average fare for a flight from the US to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off. A flight from the US to South America will fluctuate in a $262 range over the same period. This is according to Kayak, a travel website, which analyzed millions of searches made by US travelers over the past year. Steve Jobs’s Real Genius Not long after Steve Jobs got married, in 1991, he moved with his wife to a nineteen-thirties, Cotswolds-style house in old Palo Alto. Jobs always found it difficult to furnish the places where he lived. His previous house had only a mattress, a table, and chairs.
Night Lights 2012 - Flat map acquired April 18 - October 23, 2012download large image (776 KB, JPEG, 3600x1800) acquired April 18, 2012download GeoTIFF file (3 MB, TIFF, 3600x1800) acquired April 18, 2012download large image (7 MB, JPEG, 13500x6750) Creative Routines “We all have the same 24 hours that Beyoncé has” and its various iterations took the web by storm in late 2013 as the megastar became the figurehead of not only having it all, but being able to somehow do it all too. How do creatives – composers, painters, writers, scientists, philosophers – find the time to produce their opus? Mason Currey investigated the rigid Daily Rituals that hundreds of creatives practiced in order to carve out time, every day, to work their craft. Some kept to the same disciplined regimen for decades while others locked in patterns only while working on specific works. Creative Routines Poster