Sun Queens: Ukrainian flower crowns

According to Ukranian tradition, these headdresses were worn by young, unmarried women to show their “purity” and marital eligibility. These crowns were woven specifically for the photo shoot by Treti Pivni, to celebrate the tradition and foster social unity. The flower and plant arrangements are mesmerizing and bountiful, and oh so optimistic. This way of

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Magnetic Movie

AnimateProjects.org has a wild animation of magnetic waves and fields with voiceover by scientists describing the different models used to understand and visualize magnetic energies. The animation uses animated photographs, sound-controlled CGIc and 3D compositing and was made by Semiconductor: Ruth Jarman & Joe Gerhardt at the Space Sciences Laboratory UC Berkeley.

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Perpetual Ocean animation

NASA‘s Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio has a beautiful animation of global ocean currents available in HD. The visualization shows ocean surface currents around the world during the period from June 2005 through December 2007. The visualization does not include a narration or annotations; the goal was to use ocean flow data to

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Glass Gem Corn

The story of glass gem corn: Seedsman Greg Schoen got the seed from Carl Barnes, a part-Cherokee man, now in his 80’s, in Oklahoma. He was Greg’s “corn-teacher”. Greg was in the process of moving last year and wanted someone else to store and protect some of his seeds. He left samples of several corn

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