Ambition is a collaboration between Platige Image and ESA. Directed by Tomek Bagiński and starring Aiden Gillen and Aisling Franciosi, Ambition was shot on location in Iceland, and screened on 24 October 2014 during the British Film Institute’s celebration of Sci-Fi: Days of Fear and Wonder, at the Southbank, London. (more…)
Microsoft Research Labs present a method for converting first-person videos, for example, captured with a helmet camera during activities such as rock climbing or bicycling, into hyperlapse videos: time-lapse videos with a smoothly moving camera.
This article demonstrates how to use CSS transforms, perspective and some scaling trickery to create a pure CSS parallax scrolling website.
Have a look at the following example – note the debug option!
Octotree — browser extensions (Chrome, Firefox and Safari) to display GitHub code in tree format. Useful for developers who frequently read source in GitHub and do not want to download or checkout too many repositories. Features:
Easy-to-navigate code tree like IDEs
Fast browsing with pjax
Support private repositories (require personal access token)
The High Definition Earth Viewing (HDEV) experiment aboard the ISS was activated April 30, 2014. It is mounted on the External Payload Facility of the European Space Agency’s Columbus module. This experiment includes several commercial HD video cameras aimed at the earth which are enclosed in a pressurized and temperature controlled housing. Video from these cameras is transmitted back to earth and also streamed live on this channel. While the experiment is operational, views will typically sequence though the different cameras. Between camera switches, a gray and then black color slate will briefly appear. Since the ISS is in darkness during part of each orbit, the images will be dark at those times. During periods of loss of signal with the ground or when HDEV is not operating, a gray color slate or previously recorded video may be seen.
Analysis of this experiment will be conducted to assess the effects of the space environment on the equipment and video quality which may help decisions about cameras for future missions. High school students helped with the design of some of the HDEV components through the High Schools United with NASA to Create Hardware (HUNCH) program. Student teams will also help operate the experiment. To learn more about the HDEV experiment, visit here.
For a display of the real time ISS location plus the HDEV imagery, visit here.
Quick notes about hdev video:
Black Image = International Space Station (ISS) is on the night side of the Earth.
Gray Image = Switching between cameras, or communications with the ISS is not available.
Velocity is a jQuery plugin that re-implements $.animate() to produce significantly greater performance (making Velocity also faster than CSS animation libraries) while including new features to improve animation workflow.
Velocity works everywhere — back to IE8 and Android 2.3. Under the hood, Velocity uses jQuery’s $.queue(), and thus interoperates seamlessly with jQuery’s $.animate(), $.fade(), and $.delay(). Since Velocity’s syntax is identical to $.animate()‘s, none of your code needs to change.
Download Velocity, add it to your page, and replace all instances of $.animate() with $.velocity(). You will immediately see a performance boost across all browsers and devices — especially on smartphones.
In just 7Kb, Velocity includes all of $.animate()‘s features while also packing in color animation, transforms, loops, easings, class animation, and scrolling. Velocity is the best of jQuery, jQuery UI, and CSS transitions combined.
This is VK/KittenPHP-DB-Engine project, consisting of efficient PHP-to-C++ translator called “KPHP” or “KittenPHP”, and several auxiliary high-performance “engines” (specialized non-relational databases), needed for its deployment.
It has been developed since 2009 mostly by Vkontakte Ltd, operator of social network VK.COM, and thoroughfully tested in high-performance enviroments, until a version useful for the general public was obtained. Fulfilling several previously given public promises, this version is now released for public use under GPL/LGPL terms.
Source code is licensed mostly under GPL version 2 or later.