Doctor Who Theme

One of the most memorable TV theme melodies. The ‘B’ section in particular has a quality that is very sweet and very British-sounding. “The Doctor Who theme music is a piece of music written by Australian composer Ron Grainer and realised by Delia Derbyshire at the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Created in 1963, it was one… Continue reading Doctor Who Theme

Video Magnification: Revealing Invisible Changes in the World

A CSAIL team — Michael Rubinstein et al. — earned honorable mention for this video at the 10th annual International Science & Technology Visualization Challenge. In the video, the researchers demonstrated an algorithm they developed that amplifies and allows for analysis of subtle movements and variations in color in ordinary videos. “Many seemingly static scenes… Continue reading Video Magnification: Revealing Invisible Changes in the World

The Writer Automaton

A 240 year old doll that can write, a clockwork creation by Pierre Jaquet-Droz, a Swiss watchmaker. The doll is able to write any custom text up to 40 letters long, and it uses a goose feather to write, which he inks from time to time, including a shake of the wrist to prevent ink… Continue reading The Writer Automaton

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