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Maria Takeuchi’s as·phyx·i·a

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In as·phyx·i·a, a new collaborative effort and experimental film by Maria Takeuchi with Frederico Phillips, dancer Shiho Tanaka transforms into an evolving, pulsating cloud of 3D data. “The performance is centered in an eloquent choreography that stresses the desire to be expressive without bounds,” its creators explain.

Using motion data and dynamic simulations, Takeuchi and Phillips re-envision Tanaka’s body as a wobbling mass of points and line segments between them. Inside an environment specially-created for the film, a single, white spotlight follows her movements, casting a shadow on the ground beneath her abstracted figure. Set to an original soundtrack also created by Takeuchi, the result is an abstraction that is at once as fluid as it is writhing and roaring with information.

Science Shorts 20100613

Scientists track electrons in molecules (PhysOrg)
Physicists in Europe have successfully glimpsed the motion of electrons in molecules. The results are a major boon for the research world. Knowing how electrons move within molecules will facilitate observations and fuel our understanding of chemical reactions.

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A vast ocean likely covered one-third of the surface of Mars some 3.5 billion years ago, according to a new study conducted by University of Colorado at Boulder scientists.

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Scientists in the Netherlands unveiled the largest radiotelescope in the world on Saturday, saying it was capable of detecting faint signals from almost as far back as the Big Bang.

Sunburnt plants ‘myth’ is debunked (Telegraph UK)
A long held belief among gardeners that watering plants in the heat of the midday sun can damage the leaves has been proved false following research by scientists.