During production the second transformers movie, the increased resolution of the characters for new IMAX footage nearly exhausted ILM's render farms: After one hard night of rendering computer-generated footage, some of the hardware actually exploded. syfy.com/syfywire/how-gia…
On May 2nd 2019, an extremely high resolution image was made from 16 years of observations from the Hubble telescope. This image is the deepest view of the universe, containing roughly 265,000 galaxies and stretches through 13.3 billion years to just 500 million years after the big bang hubblesite.org/image/4492…
Bonobos have sex all the time. Sexual activity generally plays a major role in bonobo society, being used as what some scientists perceive as a greeting, a means of forming social bonds, a means of conflict resolution, and postconflict reconciliation. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bon…
In February 2008 the Washington State House of Representatives adopted a resolution to honor Washoe as the "first nonhuman to acquire a human language." By the time of her death in 2007, Washoe had learned approximately 350 signs of ASL and had taught her adopted son, Loulis, some signs. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Was…
The story of Eric Betzig, who conceived the idea for the world's first super-resolution microscope while unemployed after quitting his job at Bell Labs due to being frustrated with the scientific community. He built this microscope in his friend's lounge room, and went on to win the Nobel prize. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eri…
Today I learned about Cannabis hyperemesis a disordered caused by chronic marijuana use. Its symptoms include cyclical vomiting, compulsive bathing, and symptom resolution on cannabis cessation. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
The estate Warren Harding signed the Knox-Porter Resolution in (effectively ending U.S. involvement in World War I) burned down in the 1950s and is now a Burger King. atlasobscura.com/places/t…
It's generally agreed that 10 power is the upper limit of hand-holdable binoculars. The higher the magnification, the greater the wobble. At some point, the wobble negates the increased resolution that magnification provides birdwatching.com/optics/m…
35mm film has a digital equivalent of 6K resolution, while 70mm film has the digital equivalent of 12K resolution t3.com/us/news/high-resol…
A bezoar is a round, solid mass of indigestible material such as calcium and magnesium phosphate that accumulates in your digestive tract. A 2013 review presented 46 patients treated with Coca-Cola for bezoars. A total of 91.3% of patients had complete resolution after treatment with Coca-Cola. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bez…
The 13-star American flag attributed to Betsy Ross was just one of many designs that fit the Continental Congress’ resolution that the flag have β€œthirteen stripes, alternate red and white; that the union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field” 1stdibs.com/introspective…
A popular sport among Native Americans was basically LaCrosse with teams of "5 to 100" that would last for days. It was used as training, entertainment, and dispute resolution. Being a sore loser is considered to be the spark that ignited an actual war in the 1600's. encyclopedia.com/history/…
The U2 Spy Plane, first launched in 1955 and instrumental during the Cuban Missile Crisis, is not only still in service for surveillance missions, but still also uses film for its high-resolution photography. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loc…
Today I learned about Dreamweaver, a 2011 project by Gallant Lab at UCB. Participants watched movie clips, and researchers were then able to reconstruct low-resolution videos of what they were viewing using only their brain activity. This could lead to technology enabling us to video record our dreams. blogs.discovermagazine.co…
There is a company that secretly takes continuous, rapid, high-resolution aerial photos of crime-plagued cities to help police "rewind" time to view a crime as it happens and then to "fast-forward" the movement of suspects to their present locations. bloomberg.com/features/20…
In 2018 Philip Morris, the maker of Marlboro, created a campaign and paid a full-page ad saying its New Year resolution was to give up cigarettes and help those who can't quit smoking to change to better alternatives. businessinsider.com/phili…
Marvel Comics G.I. Joe #21 (1984) was a completely silent issue. Writer/Artist Larry Hama wanted a complete story - beginning, middle, end, conflict, characterization, action, solid resolution - without the word balloons, captions, and sound effects. gijoe.fandom.com/wiki/Sil…
In 1936 BBC broadcasted television using a mechanical spinning disc transmitter and display with a peak resolution of 240 lines. The mechanical system did not scan the televised scene directly, instead a 17.5 mm film was shot, rapidly developed and then scanned while the film was still wet. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mec…
The human eye has a resolution of approximately 576 megapixels. For context a 4K screen has about 8.8 megapixels. art-sheep.com/the-resolut…
In 1971, Texas lawmaker Tom Moore tried pranking the Texas legislature by introducing a resolution to commend the Boston Strangler for population control. The resolution passed unanimously. Some use this as a criticism that legislators don't read what they vote on. mysanantonio.com/news/loc…
A 2004 American Public Health Association (APHA) resolution called for a moratorium factory farms for growing antibiotic resistance of pathogens, drinking water contamination from waste, severe respiratory problems in workers, and illnesses among people living nearby jhsph.edu/news/news-relea…
Survey says 44 percent of adults said they were likely to make a New Year’s resolution. Among them, 13 percent set out to exercise more, making it the most common resolution. And most likely to give up on this resolution as early as mid-January. citylab.com/life/2019/01/…
The Canadian House of Commons has the government (party with the most seats) and its opposition two sword length's apart to remind its members to seek resolutions via peaceful means ourcommons.ca/procedure-b…
That, by examining high-resolution satellite imagery with algorithms developed via trial-and-error, Sarah Parcak and her team have discovered 17 pyramids, 1,000 tombs, and over 3,100 settlements in Egypt alone. She now wants to crowdsource "space archaeology" to prevent looting of ancient sites. atlasobscura.com/articles…
Today I learned about Elink glasses. A device developed to help nearly blind people see again. Equipped with two high resolution screens and a 21.5 MP camera with a liquid lens and 24X zoom. youtu.be/o54FO_7HU1I
In 2006, the U.S. Senate was one vote away from passing a constitutional amendment banning flag burning. 66 senators, Democrat and Republican alike, voted in favor of the resolution. senate.gov/legislative/LI…
Today I learned of Katharine Gun who leaked top-secret information to The Observer, concerning a request by the United States for intelligence on diplomats from members of the Security Council, who were to due to vote on a second United Nations resolution on the prospective 2003 invasion of Iraq. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kat…
When President Polk asked Congress to declare war on Mexico citing that it had "shed American blood upon the American soil", then-Representative Abraham Lincoln protested with resolutions demanding to know the "particular spot of soil on which the blood of our citizens was so shed." history.house.gov/HouseRe…
There is a clause in the resolution that created the state of Texas which allows it to split itself into up to 5 new states. Although somewhat unclear, some claim that this can be done without Congressional approval. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tex…
Julia "Butterfly" Hill, on December 10, 1997, ascended 180 feet (55 m) up the redwood tree Luna to stave off Pacific Lumber Co. loggers who were clear-cutting. Hill lived on two 6-by-6-foot (1.8 by 1.8 m) platforms for 738 days until a resolution was reached with the logging company. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jul…
Kansas: It's illegal to sell liquor by the glass in over 25 counties in Kansas, which repealed prohibition a full 15 years after Congress. Counties may by resolution or petition prohibit the sale of alcohol in public places where 30% or less of their gross revenue comes from food sales. rvpolicy.kdor.ks.gov/Pilo…
In British Parliament by tradition, the opposite parties are separated by two red lines in the carpet "Two Sword Lengths" (3.96 m) apart which remains as a reminder to seek resolution by peaceful means parliament.uk/about/how/r…
Tom Moore Jr, a member of the Texas House of Representatives, introduced an April Fools resolution to illustrate how some of his colleagues didn't read things they voted on. The bill passed, officially commending The Boston Strangler for his work in population control. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom…
In the spring of 1930 Senate Considers Banning Dial Phones. Sponsored by Virginia's Carter Glass, the resolution passed without objection when first considered on May 22, 1930. senate.gov/artandhistory/…
The US senate rejected the ratification of Treaty of Versailles in 1919 and World War 1 didn't end for the USA until 1921 when Congress passed another resolution to formally end the war. findingdulcinea.com/news/…
The highest-resolution original video recordings of the Apollo 11 mission were taped over by NASA in the 1980s when they were running low on the same kind of data-recording tape en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apo…
The Mona Lisa has no clearly visible eyelashes or eyebrows. In 2007, an engineer used high resolution scans to show the painting was originally painted with clearly visible eyebrows or eyelashes and they gradually disappeared over time, possibly because of overcleaning. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mon…
On March 13th, 2007, the New Mexico House of Representatives passed a resolution stating that Pluto will always be considered a planet while in New Mexican skies. The Illinois Senate passed a similar resolution in 2009. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plu…
It is rare for a homeschooling parent to socialize with children who do not get along easily with their own child, which can limit their child’s social experiences and make it harder for them to learn things like compromise or conflict resolution. sacramento.cbslocal.com/2…
Today I learned about Metropolis, Illinois which was declared Hometown of Superman in 1972 after the Illinois State Legislature passed Resolution 572. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Met…
Today I learned about John A. Macdonald. During the confederation of Canada, he managed to write out most of the resolutions while being heavily drunk. He would also give most of his speeches drunk and it is said he would have to have people hold him up on stage. cbc.ca/archives/entry/sir…
We don't know why cats love cardboard boxes, but one explanation is: "Cats do not appear to develop conflict resolution strategies to the extent that more gregarious species do, so they may attempt to circumvent agonistic encounters by avoiding others or decreasing their activity." assets.cambridge.org/9781…
Over 14,000 high-resolution photos from Apollo missions 7 to 17 have been uploaded to Flickr by a group of enthusiasts, scanned from the original astronauts' camera film magazines. theverge.com/2015/10/2/94…
In Hollywood, O Brother, Where Art Thou? was the first film to be wholly digitally graded. The negative was scanned with a Spirit DataCine at 2K resolution, then colors were digitally fine-tuned using a Pandora MegaDef color corrector on a Virtual DataCine. hollywoodcolorgrading.wis…
Space probes and telescopes only take pictures in Black and White because we are able to see more features, characteristics, and an overall higher resolution image. The color is then later added in by artists. universetoday.com/116914/…
The third Monday in January is typically considered to be β€˜Blue Monday’, allegedly the most depressing day of the year. Factors contributing to this theory include: debt, miserable weather, post-Christmas blues, failing New Year’s resolutions and low motivation. content.time.com/time/bus…
Presque Vu (French for Almost-Seen) is the term that roughly translates to Tip-of-the-Tongue. It can mean a forgotten word or idea, but it can also mean a state of mild torment that is unrelieved without resolution. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tip…
The official bird of Redondo Beach, California, is the Goodyear Blimp. In 1983, the coastal city adopted a resolution to make the legendary aircraft the official city bird, even presenting a plaque to a team from Goodyear Airship Operations to commemorate the decision. laserweb.redondo.org/WebL…
Sega made their own digital camera in 1996 called the Digio SJ-1, only released in Japan and Australia. It took photos at either 320x240 or 160x120 resolution, and you could edit them either by hooking it up to your computer or another rare Sega device, the Picture Magic drawing tablet segaretro.org/Digio_SJ-1
That, in 1841, the anticipation for the 40th and final installment of Charles Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop was so great that a mob of Dickens's American fans stormed the wharf in New York and yelled to the ships bearing the resolution of the series, demanding to learn how the story ended. theatlantic.com/magazine/…

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