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The aurora at the southern pole, in all its psychedelic glory. From v.14 of The Works of Jules Verne, this illustration is for his story The Sphinx of Ice, which starts on p. 263. (also known as An Antarctic Mystery.)

We hear you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights from the northern tier of the US tonight. Don’t expect them to be quite as showy as this image of the aurora australis we posted last year, however…
See NASA’s Aurora page for more info. NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center might have the scoop, too.
Happy viewing!

smithsonianlibraries:

smithsonianlibraries:

The aurora at the southern pole, in all its psychedelic glory. From v.14 of The Works of Jules Verne, this illustration is for his story The Sphinx of Ice, which starts on p. 263. (also known as An Antarctic Mystery.)

We hear you might be able to catch a glimpse of the Northern Lights from the northern tier of the US tonight. Don’t expect them to be quite as showy as this image of the aurora australis we posted last year, however…

See NASA’s Aurora page for more info. NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center might have the scoop, too.

Happy viewing!

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OK Go - The Writing’s On the Wall

This is the most work anybody has ever put into a music video.

i dunno, have you seen their other videos? “This Too Shall Pass” is a fucking Rube goldberg device.

Also they had a video where they trained dogs to do tricks in time with the music.

If you want to see more of the crazy effort these guys put into their vids:

A Million Ways- This is the video that started all the crazy ambitious ones. They dance in a backyard, originally so they could drop their intruments and randomly start dancing at a show at some point!

Here it Goes Again- This is the one that everyone knows about, where they dance on treadmills.

WTF- This one has a green screened background and similarly to The Writing’s On the Wall, there is some interesting playing around with outfit colours and the effect they have on how everything looks.

This Too Shall Pass v1- Marching band that JUST KEEPS GROWING feat swamp monsters

This Too Shall Pass v2- Mentioned above, giant Rube Goldberg machine :0

End Love- Filmed over an entire day in stop motion, in which time keeps speeding up and slowing down. Featuring Maria/Orange Bill the goose

White Knuckles- Dancing with dogs!

All is Not Lost- A really, really cool experiment with chrome which explored how your browser can add to the presentation of a video. You need to allow pop ups from the site for this one to work, or you can watch the vid on youtube. It’s better to see it in motion though!

Last Leaf- This one is animated on pieces of toast. No, really

Needing/Getting- They play the entire song with a car. Especially fun if you like seeing a car playing the piano (sort of)

Skyscrapers- Dancing through the rainbow. Pretty low key compared to the rest.

They also have some more standard videos done before all of these, which are also pretty rad!

ever since their treadmill video, they had to keep going in. that’s wassup

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