time-lapse

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Time-lapse of community-edited pixels

For April Fool’s Day, Reddit ran a subreddit, r/place, that let users edit pixels in a 1,000 by 1,000 blank space for 72 hours. Users could only edit one pixel every ten minutes, which forced patience and community effort. This is the time-lapse of the effort. Kind of great. It’s fun to watch the edits of thousands converge. It’s a complete hodgepodge but it all fit together in the relatively...

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Detailed time-lapse of everywhere on Earth

A few years back, Google released a time-lapse feature in Google Earth that let you see change through satellite imagery. They updated the feature last week. It’s more detailed and higher resolution than the first version, based on the pixels from about five million images. We took the best of all those pixels to create 33 images of the entire planet, one for each year. We then encoded these new...

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One-year time-lapse of Earth

x Time-lapse from space by NASA: On July 20, 2015, NASA released to the world the first image of the sunlit side of Earth captured by the space agency’s EPIC camera on NOAA’s DSCOVR satellite. The camera has now recorded a full year of life on Earth from its orbit at Lagrange point 1, approximately 1 million miles from Earth, where it is balanced between the gravity of our home...

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Ant time-lapse shows movement patterns

Ant activity can seem mysterious at times. The pack seems to start out slow as a few head out in your house in search for food. Before you know it, the entire colony is en route to a few crumbs that your toddler dropped on the floor a few hours ago. Such a pain — but at the same time kind of impressive. Simon Garnier, an assistant professor at the...

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Ant time-lapse shows movement patterns

Ant activity can seem mysterious at times. The pack seems to start out slow as a few head out in your house in search for food. Before you know it, the entire colony is en route to a few crumbs that your toddler dropped on the floor a few hours ago. Such a pain — but at the same time kind of impressive. Simon Garnier, an assistant professor at the...

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Earth time-lapse from 22,000 miles out

Japan has a new weather satellite in stationary orbit, Himawari-8, that takes a picture of Earth every ten minutes. String those together and you get a super-detailed time-lapse video of the living planet, which is what Derek Watkins from the New York Times did. Beautiful results. Tags: Earth, New York Times, satellite, time-lapse

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Satellite time-lapse shows changes on the ground

Since the 1970s, NASA has used satellites to take pictures of the Earth's surface. This is an ongoing process, so when you string together the photos and play them out like a flip book, you see dramatic changes where cities boom, bodies of water dry up, and forests disappear. This is the motivation behind Earthshots, available for viewing via USGS. The Landsat series of Earth-observing satellites has acquired data for...

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Time-lapse using photos online

Think of time-lapse photography, and you imagine someone sets up a camera in a single spot to take photos at set periods of time. Researchers from the University of Washington and Google tried something else. Instead, they grab photos online from various sources and times, cluster them by location and smartly string together to see how areas around the world changed — rivers, waterfalls, skylines, and others. It's easy to...

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