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Gravitational lensing in action...
Last Orbits of a Binary Black Hole Merger: Face-on View
Nov. 4, 2014: This is a physically accurate gravitational lensing visualization of the last few orbits of a binary black hole merger. The camera is above the orbital plane of the merger, looking down. The mass ratio is 3 to 1. The large black hole has a dimensionless spin of 0.7, whereas the small hole's dimensionless spin is 0.3, with both spins in arbitrary directions. This is case 4 of Phys. Rev. D, 88:124010, Dec 2013, 1309.3605.

This HD video was created by SXS Lensing www.black-holes.org/lensing, of the Simulating eXtreme Spacetimes (SXS) collaboration, www.black-holes.org. Data from the 2MASS catalog was used in its generation.

The SXS project is a collaborative research effort involving multiple institutions. Our goal is the simulation of black holes and other extreme spacetimes to gain a better understanding of Relativity, and the physics of exotic objects in the distant cosmos.

The SXS project is supported by the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, the NSF, and NASA.

Credit: SXSCollaboration

+National Science Foundation 

#Space  #Astronomy #Science #BlackHoles #Merger #Simulation
#Visualization #Gravitational #Lensing #Physics #Gravity #Orbit
#HD #Video

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Witness two-wheeled mastery in this GTA V 5-Star Wanted Level escape vid from +Vaktik and +Mafiastunting

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:-D Spoilers ahead!
This is ambitious. Lots of Matrix spoilers, of course; it's an 8-bit adaption, after all, in the style of every beat'em'up ever made, except a little better than they usually were on the C-64. :-)

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Interstellar This is the final trailer for Christopher Nolan's Interstellar. If you're not already dying to see this movie, you will be now. In this trailer, you watch post-True Detective Matthew McConaughey choose between saving the world, and never seeing his family again. And he's gotta go to space to do it. I am on the edge of my seat and this was only a two-and-a-half-minute clip. We all have to wait about another month for the real deal though—Interstellar is out November 7.

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Wow!
Is there anything a robotic system for the extrusion of plastic in to solid forms over time can’t do? We present to you today the Pi-Top, a #RaspberryPi -based laptop that is completely #3D-printed and lasts hours on a single charge. The kit, which will launch as a Kickstarter soon, offers a 13.3-inch screen and a little keyboard and trackpad combo for data entry. Viola! A little open source computer for you and yours. #Linux

Windows 9 might have Cortana installed! Awesome! When's Siri coming to OS X, now that Apple's playing the catch up game!

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My recent thoughts exactly! I would be happy to have only one smart feature for my phone - the map, rest can go to hell!
Wow, phones have come a long way since... wait...

#Nokia3310   #legend  
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This is rather an interesting piece of news!
- Windows 8.1 news Munich Switching Back To Windows After Linux Disappointment http://ow.ly/2LYita

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This is probably the best example of live coding I have seen! Amazing!
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