Another Adobe Illustrator creation, another Mario related item; the Piranha plant.
A large version can be found
After seeing a couple of list of photography tips, I’d like to share some of them and a couple of my own:
Always shoot in RAW! Really…always!
Make sure that your RAW files are saved lossless and at the highest bit-depth (10, 12, or 14 bit typically)
Think then shoot, not shoot then think
Know the limitations of your camera
Know the functions/buttons of your camera
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Oriental Pearl Tower, Pudong, Shanghai, China
EXIF: 18mm, f/4.5, ISO 2000, 1/40 sec
In this blog post I will show you some ideas on how to plot a bifurcation diagram. I will use the well-known logistic map:
x[n+1] = r*x[n]*(1-x[n])
For every r we can start with some value x(0) and calculate x(100000) by repeatedly applying the above function. Where will it end up? And how does it depend on r?
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Starting from a square we iteratively cut it in pieces and slice it sideways.
Following my post of
nov 2010 on pasta shapes, and the sequel to that last june, now, the New York Times interviewed me regarding the pasta. Check it out. As quite a few have asked; what is the process of creating a pasta, here is a video describing the process. Based on a lemniscate, we extrude it, and twist it! That’s it!
Covered by the New York Times
Also covered by the Discovery Channel (Daily Planet show)
Also covered by Playing with Mathematica
Also covered by http://www.verascienza.com
Also covered by http://www.rendabordo.com
Also covered by http://ceticismo.net
Also covered by BioQuakes
Also covered by Spaghetti and Meatballs
Also covered by Math Munch
Also covered by the NRC (Dutch newspaper).
Also covered by Deutschlandfunk (German radio station), or download the German interview here (MP3). Update 2:
Also covered by the
RNW (Radio Netherlands Worldwide).
Also covered by the University of Twente. Update 3:
Also covered by Obrasweb Mexico
article I and article II.
The year has (almost) passed and therefore it is a good time to look back on
the resolutions I made in the beginning of the year.
SUCCESS: Travel intercontinentally
Lebanon: Beirut (بيروت), Byblos (جبيل), Baalbek (بعلبك), Sidon/Saïda (صيدا), Tyre/Sour (صور), and many more…
The Netherlands: Leiden, Delft, The Hague (Den Haag)
UK: Leeds, London
USA: Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, Princeton (NJ)
see also my
SUCCESS: Publish several papers
Gils, D.P.M. van, Huisman, S.G., Bruggert, G.W.H., Sun, C. and Lohse, D.
Torque Scaling in Turbulent Taylor-Couette Flow with Co- and Counterrotating Cylinders
PRL 106, 024502
Huisman, S.G., Gils, D.P.M. van, Grossmann S., Sun, C. and Lohse, D.
Ultimate Turbulent Taylor-Couette Flow
Accepted for PRL
FAIL: Get another diving certification and dive abroad
FAIL: Learn Objective C and Build an iPhone/iPad app
SUCCESS/FAIL: Try to learn a new language
For my holiday to Lebanon I tried to learn some arabic. I can read the alphabet, know some very basic phrases, now the vocabulary has to grow
Bought a spanish for dummies book…
SUCCESS: Take more (underwater) pictures
I bought a DSLR camera in the beginning of 2011 (Nikon D3100, with the Nikon 18-105mm VR and Nikon 50mm f/1.4 G lenses). I took 12607 pictures (dec 11, 2011) since January. Some of them can be seen in my backgrounds post. Also the timelapses (below) are created using this camera.
SUCCESS: Making a (panning) time-lapse…
Sunset at Witbreuksweg
Animals around campus
SUCCESS: Art! Relax and get creative to make more art pieces
SUCCESS/FAIL: Recreate, photo-realistically, a person in Adobe Illustrator
I’m almost finished with one of them…
SUCCESS: Enjoy and discover more music of great bands…
Alden – Baby Now
Anouar Brahem – Al Birwa
Arash Feat. Helena – Broken Angel
Beirut Biloma – Byblos
Bon Iver – Calgary
Christopher Tin – Baba Yetu
David Bowie feat Nine Inch Nails – I’m Afraid of Americans
Deadmau5 – Hi Friend
Deadmau5 – Moar Ghosts N Stuff
Death Cab for Cutie – Little Bribes
Fares Karam – El Tanoura
Fujiya & Miyagi – Ankle Injuries
G Spliff – Viejo Avasto
Haifa Wehbe – Sanara
Hans Zimmer – Dream Is Collapsing
Health – Die slow
Junip – Always
Ladytron – White Elephant
Llame a Los Federales – Alphapistola
Love Is Colder Than Death – Love and Solitude
Men Without Hats – Safety Dance
M.I.A. – XXXO
Moby – The Broken Places
Nine inch Nails – Burn
Pet Shop Boys – Love etc.
Scrambled Eggs – Russian Roulette
Temper Trap – Science of fear
The Flaming Lips – Watching The Planets
The Naked And Famous – Young Blood
Tomorrow / Bokra
Vas – Ceremony of Passage/a>
Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Runaway
and many more…
FAIL: Mathematically derive something awesome