Ashes to Ashes: R.I.P. David Bowie

Yesterday we lost David Bowie to cancer. He was 69 years old. More than a man, David Bowie was a multi-dimensional being with the voice of an angel, the mind of a god, and the style of a space alien.

“This ain’t rock’n’roll. This is genocide!” Stay freaky, Bowie.

The Sun

Using images captured by NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center, Michael Konig edited together time lapse sequences of the sun’s atmosphere. The sequences were observed by the Solar Dynamics Observatory spacecraft between 2011 and 2015. The amazing footage is incredibly powerful to say the least and the video itself has been making the rounds in the blogosphere. Now, its rays have reached The Ironicle.

 

SUN from Michael König on Vimeo.

The Remarkable Science of Solar Eclipses

As you may know, a solar eclipse was visible from Earth today. For those who got to see it, It was an amazing phenomenon of nature that rarely happens, but what’s actually behind a solar eclipse? For the scientist in the room, the answer is the Sun. Ah, thank you. But for everyone else, Vox has put together a great video describing the science behind a solar eclipse.

Kurzgesagt: Infographics ‘in a Nutshell’

Munich based design studio, Kurzgesagt, designs some of my favorite infographic videos. German for “in a nutshell,” Kurzgesagt was founded in 2013 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether. Through the combination of eye popping colors,  minimalist animation and a plethora of consumable facts, they create videos that are entertaining and informative.

“The History and Future of Everything”

“What is Life? Is Death Real”

Do yourself a favor and just visit their website or youtube page. It will be time well spent, even if its well over an hour.

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