July 10, 2008

Dancing Colorful Magnetic Fields

I know there's animation involved in this, and it's much more art than science, but WOW, is it cool:

Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo.

More info, including the following paragraph, found here. "The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries . All action takes place around NASA's Space Sciences Laboratories, UC Berkeley, to recordings of space scientists describing their discoveries . Actual VLF audio recordings control the evolution of the fields as they delve into our inaudible surroundings, revealing recurrent ‘whistlers' produced by fleeting electrons . Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world?"

3 comments:

Melissa said...

Holy crap, this is so awesome.

The Imaginary Reviewer said...

That is a thing of pure beauty. Of course, if it could be harnessed for evil, we'd be in trouble.

Nellie Ann said...

update your blog!!! DO IT!!