‘Drop Science’, A Track by Musician Matthew Dear Created From Recordings of General Electric Machines

Drop Science” is a track by musician Matthew Dear that was built from thousands of sound recordings of jet engines, compressors, diagnostic equipment, and other machines. Dear worked with General Electric acoustics engineer Andrew Gorton to record the sounds of some of the world’s largest machines.

Every machine has its own acoustic signature – a precise frequency that indicates whether that machine is operating at peak performance. GE engineers monitor and record these sounds to perform real-time diagnostics on airplane engines, locomotives, power turbines, and medical equipment.

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A Touching Animated Tribute to Studio Ghibli by Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def

Fox’s Animation Domination High-Def (ADHD) has released a touching animated tribute that celebrates the work of acclaimed Japanese animation studio Studio Ghibli in response to their recent hiatus. The short was written by Heather Anne Campbell, and performed by Scout Durwood.

A few weeks ago, Studio Ghibli announced that they were taking a break from film production. While they haven’t made a final decision, it’s possible that “When Marnie Was There” will be their last feature film. Animators the world over have been inspired by Ghibli films; this is Animation Domination High-Def’s small tribute to Studio Ghibli. We want to say Thank You. And we hope they don’t go away for good.

Bald Eagle Flies Off With Photographer’s GoPro Camera

When photographer Mason Colby set up his GoPro camera to capture footage of the bald eagles in the area, he didn’t expect that one one of the majestic creatures would instead capture his camera and fly away. Luckily, the camera was later found and the wonderful footage remained intact.

Set up my go pro next to some salmon heads from the days catch to film the eagles eating and next thing I know, one of them swoops down and snags the camera right off the ground. It carried it up to a mile away and I lost sight of it. For four hours we searched in the rain until I finally found it and the camera was still intact. So glad I got the footage!

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Pixelated ‘Star Wars’ Scenes Created Using Microsoft Paintbrush on Windows 3.1 in the Late 1990s

Battle of Endor
Battle of Endor

Star Wars Painbrush is a Tumblr blog by brothers Robert and James Dastoli of Dastoli Digital featuring a series of their pixelated Star Wars scenes created using Microsoft Paintbrush on the Windows 3.1 operating system in the late 1990s. As a countdown to the release of Star Wars Episode VII (December 18th, 2015), Robert and James are releasing one painting a day on their blog.

My brother and I made hundreds and hundreds of pixelated Star Wars pictures using Microsoft Paintbrush on Windows 3.1. We would spend hours working on each of them and many of them have an impressive level of detail and accuracy. Most importantly though, they serve as a charming reminder of the power of our fandom. Originally we made these pictures during the lead-up to ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,’ and now we will be posting a new picture on Tumblr every day during the lead-up to ‘Star Wars Episode VII’.

Speeder Bike
Speeder Bike

Nebulan Ranger and Sungem Over Iziz
Nebulan Ranger and Sungem Over Iziz

Action VI Transport
Action VI Transport

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