• Making a Crater in Antarctica

    Making a Crater in Antarctica

    In order to dispose of a few pounds of PETN explosives at WAIS Divide Field Camp, the decision was made to simple blow them up under the snow. The alternative was to go through the certification process for transporting by air back to McMurdo, which would have been a bit overkill, given the small amount…

  • Orion – NASA’s Newest Spacecraft

    Orion – NASA’s Newest Spacecraft

    Love this explainer video – can’t wait for the first full launch! As the flight test of NASA’s Orion spacecraft nears, the agency released Wednesday a video — called “Trial By Fire” — detailing the spacecraft’s test and the critical systems engineers will evaluate during the Dec. 4 flight. Orion is in the final stages…

  • Recaping the 2014 New York Travel Festival

    Recaping the 2014 New York Travel Festival

    Just posted, this fun recap video from the recent NY Trav Fest! Check out my full writeup! >>>

  • Johnny Express

    Johnny Express

    Cute video, from Alfred Imageworks. It’s 2150 There are all sorts of Aliens living throughout space. Johnny is a Space Delivery Man who travels to different planets to deliver packages. Johnny is lazy and his only desire is to sleep in his autopilot spaceship. when the spaceship arrives at the destination, all he has to…

  • Climb THIS: Ice Climbing Competition Structures are Architecture From The Alterverse

    Climb THIS: Ice Climbing Competition Structures are Architecture From The Alterverse

    Crazy structures for the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup, including all sorts of overhanging, free floating barrels, and convoluted shapes. We got to see a few of these recently in Ouray, Colorado. Via Gizmodo: Ice-Climbing Structures Are Mind-Blowing Experimental Architecture

  • The Coldest Place in the World: Dome Argus, East Antarctica

    The Coldest Place in the World: Dome Argus, East Antarctica

    NASA recently revealed that a spot in Antarctica just hit a record -135.3 degrees F below zero – that’s cold! In my time at the south pole, the coldest I experienced was -60F – not even close to the record. Fron NBC News: Ice scientist Ted Scambos at the National Snow and Ice Data Center…

  • Telluride Blitz: Video Clips

    Telluride Blitz: Video Clips

    We had a great time in Telluride last week, and here’s the video to prove it. A few brief clips, strung together in iMovie. Telluride Blitz Video Clips on YouTube

  • Video: Exploring Saba, Netherlands

    Video: Exploring Saba, Netherlands

    Quick collection of clips from my time spent on the Dutch island of Saba, in the Caribbean. For my full writeup be sure to see my trip report and photos.

  • Video: Sailing in the Leeward Islands

    Quick video of clips from our sailing trip in the Leeward Islands…

  • Video: Shasta Lake

    Video: Shasta Lake

    Following up on my recent post about hanging out at Shasta Lake, here’s a few video clips from the weekend..  

  • How A Leica Lens Is Made

    I love getting into the tech of cameras. Digital cameras nowadays are incredibly sophisticated, and perform in an amazing range of situations. To illustrate the complexity of the process of creating a camera lens, here’s a quick video from Leica. Hopefully someday I’ll be able to use one of these when I get my hands…

  • Video: Flying the Cessna 172 and Aviat Husky with Nassau Flyers

    Video: Flying the Cessna 172 and Aviat Husky with Nassau Flyers

    Video from flying the Cessna 172 and Aviat Husky with Nassau Flyers. Related: Flying the Robinson R22 Helicopter

  • Fire on Park Ave

    Fire on Park Ave

    Quick shot of some firefighters responding to an apartment fire on Park Ave, NYC.

  • Assembling Sliders at White Castle

    Amazing how their system works. The perforated beef patties are cooked in the juices on top of the sauteing onions, and then  the buns are placed on top of the beef patties heated using the onion steam filtering through the perforations in the patties. Video on YouTube

  • “Ascent – Commemorating Shuttle” Launch Documentary

    “Ascent – Commemorating Shuttle” Launch Documentary

    Ascent – Commemorating Shuttle is a new video from the NASA Glenn Research Center, and shows off incredible, slow motion footage from launching the Space Shuttle. This is possibly the most interesting collection of launch footage I’ve seen yet. Most of the footage is captured from “engineering cameras”, which site at strategic points on and…

  • Video Clips from Trekking in Peru

    Video Clips from Trekking in Peru

    This past summer Chris and I went exploring in Peru. During the trip, we took a number of photos and videos. The photos have been put on flickr, and now here’s a compilation of all of the video clips from the trip. Be sure also to see the full blog post about the trip.