‘Circle of Abstract Ritual’, A Mesmerizing Experimental Time-Lapse Film About Creation and Destruction

In his experimental short film “Circle of Abstract Ritual,” artist Jeff Frost (see previously) examines creation and destruction through a series of mesmerizing time-lapses. The film includes time-lapse sequences of the 2012 Anaheim riots, wildfires, and beautiful 3D illusion art installations. According to Frost, he took 300,000 photos during the 2 year project.

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The Y-40 Indoor Swimming Pool in Italy Is the World’s Deepest at 137 Feet

The Hotel Terme Millepini in Montegrotto Terme, Italy is home to Y-40, the world’s deepest indoor swimming pool. The pool, which has a maximum depth of 137 feet, is designed for dive training, leisure diving, and underwater film and photo shoots. It features four underwater caves and an underwater viewing tunnel for onlookers. The pool is filled with spa water with a constant temperature of around 90°F, thus making wetsuits unnecessary.

Y-40 World's Deepest Swimming Pool

Y-40 World's Deepest Swimming Pool

Y-40 World's Deepest Swimming Pool

Y-40 World's Deepest Swimming Pool

Y-40 World's Deepest Swimming Pool

photos via Hotel Terme Millepini

via The Blaze, DesignTAXI

Indiegogo Begins Testing Crowdfunding Campaigns That Continue After Their Deadline

Indiegogo Pilot Program

Indiegogo has announced a new pilot program that allows certain crowdfunding campaigns to continue after their deadline. Previously, crowdfunding would halt once the deadline was reached, but now a select few will be able to continue raising funds via their Indiegogo campaign. The initial pilot program includes campaigns like Tens sunglasses and the TrackR bravo item-tracking device.

via TechCrunch

SciShow Explains Why Mary Anning Was Possibly ‘The Greatest Fossilist in the World’

SciShow (see previously) host Hank Green explains why Mary Anning was possibly “The Greatest Fossilist in the World” in a recent episode. Anning lived from 1799 to 1847 and was one of the earliest to treat fossils as objects of scientific study rather than just collector’s items. Anning discovered the first plesiosaur fossil and was the first to discover that what collectors called “bezoar stones” were actually pieces of fossilized feces, now known as coprolites.