Some links:Thie 'Zooniverse' site has a bunch of things to help Astronomers - there aren't enough of them to do everything that needs to be done. https://www.zooniverse.org/ You can:
- Search the surface of the Sun, the Moon and Mars
- Find new stars
- Look for exoplanets
- Classify galaxies
- Search for gravitational lenses in galaxy clusters - but out of data for now!
- Look for black holes in the Universe
Download and install to explore the Universe from planets to galaxies. Or run directly from the browser - a bit slower, but still impressive.
"Test Drive" was an Pepsi commercial in which Jeff Gordon, the NASCAR driver, took an unsuspecting car salesman on a wide ride. The Internet quickly exposed it as a fake: Although Gordon was in the ad, it was not him driving and all the other people were actors. Apparently Gordon was not happy that it was exposed as a fake, and decided to do it 'for real.' The unsuspecting victim: the blogger that exposed the original as a fake. Test Drive 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dRIgmKGDqFM Poor Travis writes about the experience here: http://jalopnik.com/how-jeff-gordon-scared-the-crap-out-of-me-1531016226
Check the last slide of the intro for links to:
A computer generated Audrey Hepburn - impressively real
The PianoGuys with a Let it Go / Vivaldi mashup
'This is why we fly' for what it looks like from above Queenstown, New Zealand.
Plowing the line at the Strasburg Railroad
'Hazmat Highway to Hell' - don't go there!