Katie Bouman, a Ph.D. candidate at the Massachusetts Institue of Technology, and a team of astronomers wrote the algorithm that took radio wave images from the Event Horizon Telescope and stitched them together to create the first image of a black hole. Predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, a black hole had never been directly observed — until now. Bouman describes the process in this 2017 TED Talk, two years before she helped bring the image to the world.
HBO's teen drama series Euphoria arrives June 16, 2019, with an ensemble cast and a long line of producers with Drake topping the list. Starring Zendaya, Jude Apatow's daughter Maude Apatow, several others, Euphoria follows a group of high school students as they traverse modern life and the pitfalls of drugs, sex, and social media.
Using the same, cinematic formula that made Chef's Table a must-see, Netflix is bringing the street food heroes from around the world to the forefront. The nine-part docu-series will highlight local vendors from around Asia who have been serving up authentic dishes for decades. Street Food will premiere on April 26, 2019.
After suffering a heart attack at a very young age, Sasha's life was saved by a heart transplant. Sasha and her family meet with the donor's parents in an effort to say thank you — when Sasha begins seeing strange visions of her donor's death. Starring Sivan Alyra Rose and Uma Thurman, the 10 episode series Chambers comes to Netflix April 26, 2019.
There's nothing quite as rewarding as a sip of your favorite spirit after a long day in the outdoors, and High Camp Flasks make it easy to enjoy that beverage. Both the 375mL Halflight and 750mL Firelight flasks are vacuum-insulated and integrate magnetic, double-wall tumblers into their cylindrical design, ensuring you've always got a cup on hand wherever you may be. Each tumbler magnetically attaches to the flask as its lid so you won't misplace it and leave it behind. The larger Firelight flask has two integrated cups so you can share your vice with a friend, while the smaller Halflight has one cup for partaking on your own while on the go. Each is made from stainless steel and has an electropolished interior that won't retain or impart any flavors to your drinks. Being released for retail exclusively with Uncrate, the 375mL Halflight is only $69 before it goes to full price later this year.
Halflight: 375mL / One Integrated Stainless Cup
Firelight: 750mL / Two Integrated Stainless Cups
For those that grew up in late '70s and '80s, the graphic designs of NASA are some of the most memorable of the period, appearing on everything from hats to the Space Shuttle. This reprinting of the NASA Graphics Standards Manual celebrates this outstanding identity system, which was used from 1975 to 1992. Recreated for public use for the first time from the personal copies of the original designers, Richard Danne and Bruce Blackburn, it covers the logo, placement, color schemes, and other design standards that helped capture the imagination of a generation and make the American space agency a lasting, iconic part of our legacy of exploration. Included are scans of Danne's personal copy of the original manual, a forward from Danne, an essay by Christopher Bonanos, reproductions of the original NASA 35mm slide presentation, and scans of the 'Managers Guide', a follow up booklet distributed by NASA. Each copy is individually wrapped in a foil static shield, adding even more nostalgic rocket-age flair to this iconic design reference.
220 pages / 129 Image Plates / 9.5" x 11.5" / Hardcover
Love them or hate them, siblings are forever the greatest partners in crime. In honor of National Siblings Day, Diamondback Bicycles pays tribute to the brothers and sisters out there with this all-too-accurate short film.
Albert Einstien theorized the existence of black holes with his theory of relativity and general relativity over 100 years ago, but the first photograph — and proof — of their existence came with a press conference on April 10, 2019. A photograph showing the event horizon and superheated gas orbiting has been released, and Vox explains why this is one of the most significant pictures in history.