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  • Muybridge The Horse in Motion

    Time Trial: See If You Can Clock These Time-Warped GIFs

    When Eadweard Muybridge captured the movement of a galloping horse in individual frames in 1878, he managed to settle a long-running debate over how that animal runs—specifically, whether there was any moment when it had all four feet off the ground. His pioneering stop-motion photographs showed how slowing the world down provided a powerful way […]

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    What Radar Guns Can’t Tell you About the Speed of Pitches

    Paul L Dineen via Flickr Baseball is a fiddly sport. There are countless arbitrary-seeming rules and odd traditions. People who are not familiar with the game sometimes find it near-impossible to understand (and, partly as a consequence, near-impossible to watch). But under the complexity is simplicity: a pitcher throwing a ball and a batter trying […]

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    The Pleasure and Pain of Speed

    Are we willing to speed our lives up indefinitely?