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Is this what a sonic boom looks like? When an airplane travels at a speed faster than sound, density waves of sound emitted by the plane cannot precede the plane, and so accumulate in a cone behind the plane. When this shock wave passes, a listener hears all at once the sound emitted over a […]

the Hubble top 100

a spire formation of gas and dust forms in the Eagle Nebula. find many other magnificent images from the Hubble Space Telescope… link

brought to light

“Stefan Mart was the narrator and illustrator of the picture book Tales of the Nations, published in Hamburg in 1933 by the “Cigaretten bilderdienst Hamburg- Bahrenfeld” (“Cigarette Picture Service”). It won the hearts of innumerable children and grown-ups in the course of the six years that it was in print. This was due above all […]

eye of science

a beautifully detailed look at the very small and normally unseen. a series of scientific photographs from ‘The Eye of Science” using electron microscopes and other computerized methods of imaging. Subjects ranging from bugs to bacteria to botany and more….. link

Realm of the Unreal

“Henry Darger died in 1973 in a Catholic mission operated by the Little Sisters of the Poor. He was buried in a paupers’ cemetery. He had no family or friends. The neighbors in his north Chicago apartment building remembered him as an odd, unkempt man who scavenged through garbage cans and talked to himself in […]

Theban Mapping Project

interactive site for exploring the archaeological finds in the Valley of the Kings. Since its inception in 1978, the Theban Mapping Project (TMP, now based at the American University in Cairo) has been working to prepare a comprehensive archaeological database of Thebes. With its thousands of tombs and temples, Thebes is one of the world’s […]


the papercuts of Peter Callesen – detailed, imaginary, storytelling…. from his site – My paper works has lately been based around an exploration of the relationship between two and three dimensionality. I find this materialization of a flat piece of paper into a 3D form almost as a magic process – or maybe one could […]


a review on the book ‘The Cloudspotters Guide’ , from the Cool Tools newsletter has the following exerpt… With a population of just 178, Burketown sits in one of Australia’s most remote shires. But every September and October, a small group of individuals journey from all corners of the country for the appearance of a […]