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Postby elfismiles » Mon Feb 06, 2012 7:07 pm

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Re: The video-links only thread

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Re: The video-links only thread

Postby Allegro » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:43 am

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6½ Hour | HDR Startrail Timelapse

    Photographer Maik Thomas posted this time lapse video on Google+, and it made me chuckle. The bright object is the Moon, and as it sets it turns red, looking like a missile from space curving right into a church.

    I love the star trails effect. It’s just a way of adding the individual frames together to show motion, but it does give the video an oddly other-world feel to it. And in this case it really makes the Moon look like some sort of re-entering rocket!
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Re: The video-links only thread

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Re: The video-links only thread

Postby Allegro » Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:19 am

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    Satellite tumblr
    — Bad Astronomy | Feb 24, 2012

    While taking pictures for a night sky timelapse video, astrophotogrpaher Babak Tafreshi got a surprise in his field of view: a tumbling satellite! He made a special video to highlight it:

    Pretty neat. A lot of people aren’t even aware that satellites are visible at night at all, but really on any given night dozens of satellites can be visible passing through the sky; in fact the space station is so bright it’s actually now the third brightest object in the sky, surpassing even Venus.

    The satellites come in a lot of flavors: communications, military, scientific, even old rocket boosters abandoned in orbit after their job was done. Sometimes those satellites have to maintain a specific attitude, or angle, as they orbit the Earth, but not all of them do (especially those boosters). These can tumble end over end, and so their brightness changes as we look at them. They shine by reflecting sunlight, so when we see a long booster end-on it’s fainter than when we see it from the side. As they tumble, then, they brighten and fade.

    [MORE.]
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Re: The video-links only thread

Postby elfismiles » Mon Feb 27, 2012 1:47 pm

Flashback: CIA Admits Using News To Manipulate the USA (1950)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ED63A_hcd0
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Re: The video-links only thread

Postby justdrew » Tue Feb 28, 2012 2:00 am

a magnificent example... low budget 1976 UFO documentary

It's no "It has begun" but...

W Gordon Allen (with some Geller connection too) brings you... Overlord's of the UFO
This thing is UMMO connected too

Who ARE the overlords... of the yoU eeF Ooohs?


and here's one from 1956!

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Re: The video-links only thread

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Re: The video-links only thread

Postby Allegro » Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:55 am

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From Vimeo notes.

    Atacama Starry Nights: Episode I

    Astronomer’s Paradise is the first episode of a Atacama Starry Nights timelapse movie series (on National Geographic and on Nikon Rumours!).

    Cerro Paranal is an astronomers paradise with its stunningly dark, steady and transparent sky. Located in the barren Atacama Desert of Chile it is home to some of the world’s leading telescopes.

MORE NOTES & CREDITS.
    Operated by the European Southern Observatory (eso.org) the Very Large Telescope (VLT) is located on the Paranal mountain, composed of four 8 m telescopes which can combine their light to make a giant telescope by interferometry.

    < snip >

    This film is made with footage from the November 2011 TWAN imaging expedition to Paranal assigned by the European Southern Observatory (ESO). We photographed 14 nights in a row from usually 05:30 pm to 08:00 a.m.

    All video rights reserved by Christoph Malin (christophmalin.com) and Babak Tafreshi (btafreshi@twanight.org) of The World at Night (TWAN) program (twanight.org/tafreshi). The inside vista-observatory video is contributed by Stephane Guisard (astrosurf.com/sguisard).

    < snip >

    I hope we could at least capture the magic of this very special place a bit - this is how the night sky looks like, if people care about light pollution. And we need more people to do that.

    With best regards,
    Christoph Malin
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Re: The video-links only thread

Postby Nordic » Wed Feb 29, 2012 3:54 am

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The Military’s Super Shipwrecking Railgun Just Got Really Real
It fires a 40-pound metal slug up to 5,600 miles per hour from New York to Philadelphia, slamming into its target with 32 times the force of a "1-ton car being thrust at 100 mph." Railguns aren't sci-fi anymore.

We'd seen experimental lab models of a railgun weapon that were impressive enough—but they were just that: lab models. Enormous, room-filling contraptions that looked nothing like something you'd see on the deck of a destroyer. But for the first time, the Navy says it's successfully tested a fully weaponized railgun built by BAE, a private weapons firm. This is a huge milestone, bending the thing away from paper and fiction. "It finally looks like a gun," the Navy told us. And they're right. Each round is designed to destroy ships, land targets and missiles (ha!) with nothing more than kinetic energy—the equivalent of throwing a rock through someone's window. Right now the Navy's employing deliberately non-aerodynamic rounds that slow down (so the Virginian testing ground doesn't level a town), but they'll be refined into GPS-guided piercing conical chunks down the line. But that line is long.

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The plan is to continue testing over the next five years, ramping up the energy level to 32 megajoules and beyond. How to power such an extraordinary gun is another question entirely, however. The Navy is hoping for an ambitious rate of ten rounds per minute, but at the moment, there's nothing in our fleet that could deliver that kind of juice. Batteries "similar to [those used in] hybrid cars" seem to be the best option, but batteries run out. And you don't want to run out of batteries in the middle of a naval battle. The Navy also doesn't seem to have a clue how it'll use the railgun as an anti-missile system—one of its stated plans.

Between budget cuts and engineering hoops, the day a railgun sees real action on the seas is probably very far away—and besides, we don't have any enemies to use it against beyond spooky Cold War ghosts. But the the destructive spectacle the railgun represents, and the tremendous leap beyond the kind of guns we've been using for almost a century now, is profound.
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