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Documentary web series exploring the film techniques of the twenty TV episodes Alfred Hitchcock directed. Ep 1: During a time when TV was the new thing, iconic film director Alfred Hitchcock creates his own series. In “Revenge” he would experiment with camera styles and themes that he could later use in his full motion pictures.

(via Hitch20)

peter jackson's hobbit novel edited

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A monochromatic espresso color scheme with hexadecimal values. To see the color scheme in action, check this out.

0% = #000000

1% = #030202

2% = #050404

3% = #080705

5%= #0D0B09

*8% = #14110E

*13% = #211C17

*21% = #362E25

*34% = #574A3D

*55% = #8C7762

89% = #E3C19F


RELATED: Fibonacci grayscale in hex.

PS: You can Fibonaccize any hue of your choosing. The not-so-obvious trick is to turn your attention to the B in the HSB color model. Experiment.

Topological quantum computing (TQC) is a newer type of quantum computing that uses “braids” of particle tracks, rather than actual particles such as ions and electrons, as the qubits to implement computations. Using braids has one important advantage: it makes TQCs practically immune to the small perturbations in the environment that cause decoherence in particle-based qubits and often lead to high error rates.

Read full story at Phys.org.

More on all that Fibonacci stuff here.

Fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths dance together to produce visual traveling waves, standing waves, beating, and (seemingly) random motion.

The period of one complete cycle of the dance is 60 seconds. The length of the longest pendulum has been adjusted so that it executes 51 oscillations in this 60 second period. The length of each successive shorter pendulum is carefully adjusted so that it executes one additional oscillation in this period. Thus, the 15th pendulum (shortest) undergoes 65 oscillations.

The apparatus was built from a design published by Richard Berg [Am J Phys 59(2), 186-187 (1991)] at the University of Maryland. The particular apparatus shown here was built by our own Nils Sorensen.

Video courtesy of Harvard Natural Sciences Lecture Demonstrations, © 2010 President and Fellows of Harvard College.