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Starting next month, if you get into an elevator going to the observatory at the top of One World Trade Center, you’ll get to witness 500 years of change compressed into 47 seconds. The video, shown here via the New York Times, begins in the 1500s when Manhattan is all forest and reaches the present […]

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Photographer Joe Capra travels the world to document natural beauty for his blog Scientifantastic. In his latest piece, Capra journeyed to Greenland and Iceland to capture the arctic Aurora over 10 nights. The final product is gorgeous in that highest-of-the-high-res way. Auroras occur when charged particles (electrons and protons) cause ionisation in the atmosphere. The subsequent tripped […]

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After eight years, the once dilapidated rail line that has been transformed into a lush elevated park known as the High Line is complete. Construction began in 2006. The first section premiered in 2009. And last week, final section of the historic structure — that we gave you a sneak peak of via “drone” — was […]

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And now, here’s a very pretty cannabis time-lapse, set to Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Symphony No 25 In G Minor. Watch a delicate little sprout uncurl and rise up from the soil towards the nourishing grow light. Watch it unfurl its unmistakably-shaped leaves. Watch it grow robust and fuzzy among its potted friends and then, finally, oh so climatically… […]

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Artist Jonathan Keats is distributing long-exposure pinhole cameras, to be installed throughout Berlin and developed 100 years from now. On May 16th, Keats, along with Team Titanic, will let the public place a camera in a hidden location anywhere in the city for 10 euro (about $14). The camera will make objects which are exposed for shorter […]

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Snow is a scourge. It has held our city in a virtual stranglehold for months — this weekend’s pleasant weather notwithstanding —  turning sidewalks into skating rinks, screwing up parking, and keeping the Department of Sanitation from picking up trash. And there’s more coming this week. But that doesn’t change the fact that it can […]

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There’s a UPS parking lot packed with truck trailers behind our Hell’s Kitchen office. On any given day–but during the holiday season in particular–the place is buzzing with activity, as its delivery fleet hitches up to and drops off the trailers. Due to space constraints, this plays out like an IRL game of Tetris, which […]

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This nice-looking new timelapse focuses on the NYC’s most played-out neighborhood: Midtown. And though its iconic skyscrapers, theaters, and, uh, video ads are well-worn subjects even for tourists, the area’s bright lights and constant bustle do make for pretty excellent timelapse material, and the camera-work on this thing is stunning. There are a few stray […]

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Filmmaker Michael Shainblum’s new film takes an abstract approach to time-lapse photography and mirrors clips of city life, making them fold into and onto themselves.The mass of visual stimulation is an eclectic mix of man-made structures and millions of Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles inhabitants. The epic video has taken over five years for […]

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The graffiti in this timelapse video is great–Australian writer SOFLES absolutely crushes a complex of abandoned buildings–but just as impressive is the video itself. Shooter/editor Selina Miles keeps the camera moving around the buildings throughout the complex, which, for timelapse photography, is both technically challenging and just really nice to look at. Take a look […]

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