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Can humans survive on a permanent orbital colony? Will exoskeletons ever fly? How strong can someone become? Why bother controlling a robot with your mind? Is there any real science behind this summer's blockbuster movies?
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How I feel when I'm listening to "Giorgio By Moroder" on the latest Daft Punk album.

Daft Punk - Giorgio By Moroder

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The Way the Universe Changed

At the end of the 1800s we finally knew how the universe worked.  Newton’s laws of motion and gravity had been studied for 200 years, and had become the pinnacle of scientific precision.  James Clerk Maxwell had unified the electricity, magnetism and light into a single elegant theory, and Darwin’s theory of evolution explained how living things were connected.  There were still mysteries to be explored, but it seemed the grand structure of the universe was now known.  We lived in a clockwork universe, where cause led to effect, where simple laws governed complex mechanisms.  It was a proven world, as I’ve written about in an earlier series of posts (http://goo.gl/6MVg0).  

 At the time it was generally thought that the nagging mysteries such as the structure of atoms and the structure of the universe would eventually come into the Newtonian fold.  But they didn’t.  Instead, small mysteries became large ones.  The physical laws we thought we understood didn’t always apply.  Understanding atoms and light would require a radically new way of looking at the universe.  Some of the most cherished scientific ideas of precision and determinism would have to be discarded or revised.  Science would undergo a quantum revolution.

Between 1900 and 1950 our understanding of the universe underwent a fundamental shift from a classical, clockwork universe to a quantum universe of probabilities and interactions.  It was a shift that revealed a universe that was larger, younger and more profoundly complex than we had imagined.

This shift can be summarized in six simple equations shown below.  Each one was a step toward modern quantum theory.  

1. The more you have, the faster it is gone.
2. Sometimes you have to make a quantum leap.
3. Every temperature has a color.
4. Light is a wave, except when it’s not.
5. What you observe depends on how you observe it.
6. There are some things you can never know. 

So this week we’ll look at each of these equations, how we came to understand them, and how they changed our view of the universe forever.  We’ll start with the first one tomorrow.  It describes radioactive decay, and it was the first clue that certain effects don’t have a mechanical cause.

The quantum revolution starts tomorrow.
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James Joyce, Jennifer Egan and Marshall McLuhan lead seamlessly to Jim Morrison and back to MLK and Tolstoy
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An impala chased by two hungry cheetahs at the Kruger National Park in South Africa made good his escape by jumping into a car full of tourists through the window.
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“Se a natureza me oferecesse duas coisas e me mandasse escolher, eu não me importaria com a segunda, desde que a primeira fosse você.”
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A Look Inside Google's Data Centers

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The Rain Falls Because the clouds can no longer handle the weight. as the same the tears fall because the heart can no longer handle the pain..... 
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Jurassic Falls, #Iceland  

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These magnificent falls are located in the Northern Iceland and the landscape around the falls matches the magnificent colors of the falls itself. The volcanic landscape around the falls reminded me the something from the Jurassic age. 

How was this image created?
I used a circular polarizer to bring out the rich colors in the water and a GND filter to balance out the light between the sky and the ground. The shutter speed was selected to the maximize showcasing the follow lines in the water. 

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Glamour Shot

Took a photograph but accidentally underexposed the image.  Since the image was almost completely dark, I was about to throw it away. One of the advantageous of shooting in RAW format is that you can almost fix anything. So I decided to have fun with this image and way over process it.  
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    Producer, Editor, Motion Graphics Designer, 2000 - present
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    Film/Video Editor, Post Supervisor, present
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