Pianophase.com is a performance and visualization of the first section from Steve Reich’s 1967 piece Piano Phase. Two pianists repeat the same twelve note sequence, but one gradually speeds up. The musical patterns are visualized by drawing two lines, one following each pianist. The sound is performed live in the browser with the Web Audio API, and drawn with HTML5 Canvas.
created by Alexander Chen
The image traces the helical trajectory followed by the bodies of bacterial cells as they swim. Researchers have shown that the motion generates thrust. Before this, it was thought that the cell body contributes nothing to swimming in organisms that swim using flagella. Credit: Breuer Lab/Brown University
Ressort 2012 - 53m long model (4-7:1) of a snake skeleton in the Queensland Art Gallery by Huang Yong Ping. Real titanboa was 12-15m long. Biggest living snakes grow up to 8m (confirmed measurements).
Read more about discovery of the titanboa on the Smithsonian.
The Titanboa: the scariest part about it is that it actually existed.
via A World So Great!
Green-Crowned Brilliant, whole bird is 13 cm long. (via Macro Photograph of a Hummingbird by Chris Morgan | Colossal)