Posts tagged with "moon"

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Cityzenith Futuristic Sky Mapping

Digital Twin pioneer Cityzenith predicts futuristic 3D sky mapping will launch low carbon city flight revolution

Science fiction fans can tick off one more prediction turned to reality as NASA aims to optimize local travel and commuting by air above cities.

A key enabler is Digital Twin technology, a ‘real-world SimCity’ software able to aggregate vast quantities of data on buildings, roads, infrastructure, vehicles, and even the space above into an interactive 3D virtual model of a city.

It is the potential to manage integrated drone and ‘new age’ air taxi routes in the air space that attracted a nationwide NASA search, leading Digital Twin pioneer Cityzenith to be 1 of just 10 tech companies presenting to senior NASA officials at the prestigious ‘Ignite the Night: Aeronautics’* NASA iTech virtual event on April 13, 2021.

NASA iTech identifies and searches for cutting-edge technologies being developed outside of NASA that solve problems on Earth, but also having the potential to address challenges facing exploration of the Moon and Mars. 

The high-profile panel of judges includes:

  • David VoracekCenter Chief Technologist, NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Julie Williams-ByrdDeputy Chief Technologist, NASA Langley Research Center NASA’s vision for Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) aims to help develop air transportation to safely move people and cargo between places previously not served or underserved by aviation – local, regional, intra-regional, and urban – using revolutionary new aircraft only now becoming possible.

Michael Jansen, CEO of Chicago-based Cityzenith, said: “This will be the second presentation to NASA by my company and its SmartWorldOS software platform within weeks, and we are very honored and excited to be the only Digital Twin company at this prestigious gathering.

“It highlights yet another application for Digital Twin technology and growing interest in flight above our cities, a dream dating back to the ground-breaking 1927 movie ‘Metropolis’ and many sci-fi classics since then, but now set to happen as we move to delivery by flying drones and then human travel by zero-carbon air vehicles using electric propulsion.

“It will open a whole new dimension to city life; no longer will high-rise living and working mean people must literally come down to earth to go elsewhere.

“But there is a real pressure to act, too: The World Economic Forum has reported that ground level delivery vehicles in the world’s 100 largest cities will increase 36% by 2030, carbon emissions from all urban delivery traffic will rise 32% and congestion will be up by 21%, adding 11 minutes to an average daily commute.

“NASA introduced the air taxi concept in 2001 and the race is now on to create the first viable electric machines in a market tipped to grow 26.2% annually to $6.63 billion by 2030**.

“This new air mobility can also significantly reduce greenhouse gases in cities, a goal of our Clean Cities – Clean Future mission to drive down urban carbon emissions. Cities produce more than 70% of global carbon emissions (source: UN) and that’s why we pledged to donate SmartWorldOS to key cities around the world, one at a time, to help the most polluted become carbon neutral.

“We are also expanding to meet demand for our Digital Twin capability as the post-COVID-19 ‘Build Back better’ initiative grows; we have just passed a $2.5 million milestone en route to a $10 million Regulation A+ crowdfunding investment raise.”

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World Digital Foundation

Allied Market Research

Moonbathe with Hendrick’s for 1st Full Moon of the Year

Hendrick’s Gin is proud to unveil Hendrick’s Lunar, the second limited edition release from Master Distiller Ms. Lesley Gracie’s Cabinet of Curiosities. Instilled with botanicals that flourish below the light of the moon, Hendrick’s Lunar Gin will be released in the States on January 28, when the first full moon of the new year occurs. To honor the momentous occasion, Hendrick’s is inviting cocktail connoisseurs and star gazers alike to enjoy what is “quite likely the world’s first Lunar gin” as part of a moonbathing ritual to embrace the New Year and leave behind the old.

According to Vance Henderson, Hendrick’s Ambassador to the United States, “Hendrick’s Lunar offers a delicate balance of gentle spice and subtle floral notes with a soft citrus finish.” Henderson recommends it as “the perfect gin to savor casually at home or during starry nights with friends.”

“An activity practiced by esteemed members of Hendrick’s Gin Palace in Girvan, Scotland, moonbathing is the polar, or rather the lunar, opposite of sunbathing,” explains Henderson. “Yet instead of baking under the harsh light of the sun with barely any clothes on, one can dress stylishly below the moonlight, which supports celestial contemplation and many claim provides the ideal ambiance for rejuvenation and a renewal of the mind and body.”

For newbies to moonbathing (and let’s face it, who isn’t?), Hendrick’s is providing a how-to video, along with a full moon video stream as part of its Streaming Service for those who prefer to moonbathe inside the comfort of their home. Additionally, the gin maker is offering a full moonbathing kit, which includes moon goggles, a lunar blanket and moonscreen lotion (rated MPF 28). The kit is available for purchase on Hendrick’s Tiny Shop to enjoy moonbathing on any night of the year.

“The first full moon of the year brings new beginnings,” Henderson continued. ““and by using typical twilight hours using them for restorative moonbaths accompanied by a Lunar cocktail, we can potentially soothe the demeanor of the world, or at least a tiny proportion identified as the ‘nocturnal curious.’”

Not surprisingly, another advocate for the powers of moonlight is Hendrick’s Master Distiller, Ms. Lesley Gracie, who firmly believes that the botanicals she cultivates in her two distillery hothouses take on entirely different sensory characteristics under the influence of moonlight. It was one particular evening, tending to her hothouses in the still of night, when she was inspired to bottle the cosmic sensation of being at peace with nature under the moon and stars – thus creating this unconventional gin.

Launching in January 2021 throughout the U.S., the new Lunar bottle retains the distinctive Hendrick’s shape, evocative of Victorian apothecary jars. The label coloring is a sophisticated, deep blue reflective of the night sky and includes curious celestial imagery that conjures a feeling of imbibing under a moonlit sky.

Hendrick’s Lunar was first released in the UK in January 2019 and will now be offered in most high-end spirits retailers within the U.S. for a limited time only. It is also available online through select e-commerce partners for delivery on-demand to states where legal. Lunar is bottled at 43.4% ABV with a $39.99 SRP.

For further information and a list of Lunar inspired cocktails fit for imbibing under the stars go to hendricksgin.com/US and follow on social media at @hendricksginus #hendrickslunar

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OTR – Lost at Midnight

Ryan Chadwick – the 26-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR – shared a series of singles in the lead-up to the album’s release, including “Heart” feat. Shallou which topped the Sirius XM Chill chart and has amassed nearly 12 million cumulative streams, “Midnight Sun” (with Ukiyo) which was heard in the opening scene of the Netflix global hit film To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, “Moon” (feat. Vancouver Sleep Clinic) “Stay” (with WYNNE), “Drive” (with Panama), and “Broken” (with Au/Ra)

Lost At Midnight offers a mesmerizing introduction to OTR’s emotionally potent electronic-pop. The album abounds in elegantly sculpted beats and unearthly synth tones, along with poignant piano melodies that cut right to the heart, demonstrating his natural sophistication as an arranger and composer. Lost At Midnight spotlights the singular sonic identity OTR first discovered during a life-changing stint in Japan.

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OTR × “Moon”

OTR SHARES NEW SINGLE, “MOON” FT. VANCOUVER SLEEP CLINIC

“Moon” Is From His Debut Album, Lost At Midnight, Set For April 24 Release On Astralwerks

Download / Stream “Moon” HERE

Astralwerks released OTR’s new single, “Moon” ft. Vancouver Sleep Clinic. The Australian artist’s luminous vocals float over OTR’s lush, euphoric production, creating an uplifting, transcendent track.

Ryan Chadwick – the 26-year old aerospace engineer-turned-producer behind OTR – says, “Tim [Vancouver Sleep Clinic] and I first met during an Astralwerks writing camp at Shangri-la, the historic Malibu studio now owned by Rick Rubin. It only took 30 minutes for us to click and find the hook. After that weekend, I spent a lot of time thinking about what it was like to be at that iconic studio. I sort of felt like an imposter and wanted to make something truly worthy of the history there. ‘Moon’ is the result of me pushing myself to rise to the occasion, and challenging my sound to be greater.” Vancouver Sleep Clinic’s Tim Bettinson grew up in Brisbane, Australia. His new album, Onwards to Zion, was hailed by Ones To Watch as an “ambient playlist staple…a collective of refreshing guitar melodies, frosty synths, and angelic vocals that have a way of gliding into the spirit of a listener and settling into the crevices of their bones.” “Moon” is from OTR’s full-length debut, Lost At Midnight, which will be released on April 24. He will support the album with a North American summer tour – his first headline outing. Tickets are on sale HERE.

The Lost At Midnight Tour will include shows at Vinyl in OTR’s adopted home of Atlanta (June 27), Rough Trade in New York City (July 18) and The Echo in Los Angeles (July 24).

Lost At Midnight is now available for pre-order at all DSPs HERE. Fans who pre-order the album in digital format will instantly receive “Moon” ft. Vancouver Sleep Clinic plus “Midnight Sun” (with Ukiyo), “Stay” (with WYNNE), “Heart” (ft. Shallou) and “Drive” (with Panama). The vinyl and digital editions are available for pre-order at http://store.musicbyotr.com.

“Moon” is the follow-up to the single “Midnight Sun” (with Ukiyo), which has proven to be OTR’s most reactive track to date. Heard in the opening scene of the Netflix global hit film To All The Boys: P.S. I Still Love You, which was released last month, “Midnight Sun” has already attained nearly one million cumulative streams worldwide.

This Song Is Sick said, “[OTR & Ukiyo] deliver a four-minute emotional experience packed with soft, atmospheric soundscapes, ghostly vocal chops, skittering arpeggios and crisp, booming drums.” Ones To Watch premiered the official video and noted, “OTR…Captures a Moment of Serene Bliss.” Watch the video HERE.
“Heart” feat. Shallou climbed to #1 on the Sirius XM Chill chart and has amassed nearly 12 million cumulative streams to date. Earmilk said, “To unite the sonically soul-kindling abilities of OTR and Shallou is to create something truly sublime.” The follow-up to OTR’s independently-released 2018 EP Unfold, Lost at Midnight also features collaborations with Saint Sinner, LOWES, Au/Ra and Emerson Leif. Chadwick uncovered his passion for music in 2012, when he began tinkering on a dusty, run-down piano in his college dorm lobby. Taking an internship in Japan in 2014, he found himself living in the small town of in Kurashiki, with no friends and a major language barrier. To combat the isolation, he purchased a keyboard and a train pass and spent all his free time making music and traveling to bigger cities. Upon returning to the University of Cincinnati, Chadwick kept up with his music and began releasing his material under the name OTR – a nod to Over-the-Rhine, a recently revitalized area on the outskirts of downtown Cincinnati. Now based in Atlanta, he recorded most of Lost at Midnight in his apartment, slowly uncovering certain signature elements that now define his sound.

ABOUT ASTRALWERKS:
Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 34 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home eight GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.

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“Lost at Midnight” Album Artwork

push baby Releases “Mamas House”

DEBUT SINGLE AND VIDEO OUT NOW

LISTEN AND WATCH “MAMA’S HOUSE” HERE

We’d like to formally introduce you to push baby…

Re-imagined, re-envisioned, and recharged under this new name, the group’s four musicians—Jake Roche [vocals, guitar], Charley Bagnall [guitar], Danny Wilkin [bass, keys], and Lewi Morgan [drums]—first joined forces for multiplatinum pop phenomenon Rixton. Despite their early success, the band wasn’t satisfied with the image they had presented to the world and decided to stop making music and touring. Following a four-year hiatus, they return as push baby—a completely new band that honestly represents who they are as artists for the very first time. Today, they release their debut single “Mama’s House,” as well as the companion video.

Get it HERE via Republic Records/School Boy Records.

push baby serves up a catchy, clever, and cheeky clarion call with the single—which hinges on the hook, “I’m still here living in my mama’s house, sleeping on my mama’s couch.” A reflection of their own experience, the song is a truthful ode to a modern career in music. It’s about landing back under your mother’s roof after a brief tryst with independence. Lead singer Jake Roche takes shots at himself and the London elite by joking, “I go to Shoreditch House, take a shower in the gym. My membership ran out, so I call Ed to get me in,” alluding to his friend and former tourmate, one Ed Sheeran.  “We’re telling real stories” muses Roche. “We were away for years, and I come home to everyone thinking I’m now rich and famous. They think I’m getting all kinds of free stuff and living an amazing life. In reality, we’re back to square one.”

To accompany the track, frontman Roche co-directed the music video with MOON. It’s a wild, funky vignette punctuated by oddly unforgettable and unpredictable imagery, fire, and ode’s to music videos of the 90’s and Bob Fosse.

About the clip, Roche commented, “I wanted to see how far I could go by creating worlds built from my subconscious and my instinct. With my best friend and co creator MOON, we spoke about the visuals that stuck with us growing up in the 90’s. We just thought ‘if we do this we have to go all the way.’ Plus, this is a debut, and a debut in my opinion has to be strong, bold and come out of the gate kicking and screaming and I think we did that….in my Y fronts…with a donkey.”

As far as the new band name is concerned…

“Have you googled Push Baby? It’s horrifying,” says Roche.

“No matter what we do we just want people to feel authenticity. Even with the name. People are going to love it or hate it, but at least it’s self-aware” says Jake. “’Baby’ is the most overused word in pop, so we’re upfront about what this band is coming out of the gate.”

“We’re giving listeners the truth,” Jake concludes. “The truth can be funny at times. It can be scary at others, but it’s always real” he grins. Push Baby is brutal honesty with a smile, and they’re daring you listen.

“And hopefully by the time anybody is reading this,” Jake teases, “The search results for Push Baby will be more than just women giving birth.”

Pop music may never be the same.

PUSH BABY “MAMAS HOUSE”

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Cynthia Rowley Spring 2019 Show

Who: Cynthia Rowley, Bill Powers, Kit Keenan, Whitney Port, Ashley Tisdale, Rachel Feinstein, Sofia Wylie, Jacquelyn Jablonski, Timo Weiland, Madison Grace, Laura Marano, Rachelle Hruska MacPherson, Sophie Macks, Natalie Suarez, Anna Moon, Caroline Lowe and Addison Riecke

What: Designer Cynthia Rowley showcased the Spring 2019 collection with a collective of freestyle dance skaters.

Where: Cynthia Rowley Showroom, 16 Morton Street, New York City
Why: To unveil the Cynthia Rowley Spring 2019 collection, the brand hosted an experiential show featuring a collective of freestyle dance skaters.

Collection Statement: We shot our lookbook against an out-of-this-world backdrop. There’s nothing more magical than a full moon…the glow of the moon against soft metallics, the weightlessness of a ruffled dress. If you asked me when I was kid what I wanted to be when I grew up, fashion was light years from my mind. I wanted to be an astronaut – the ultimate adventure.

I’ve always thought one theme, one inspiration was an antiquated idea. Why limit yourself? Fashion should have no boundaries and when you wear the clothes they should never hold you back from any experience.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the underrepresentation of women in fashion leadership roles. This is something that has always been important to me. These are cool, fearless women – strong, talented athletes following their passion…that’s real inspiration to me. Let’s roll

Credits:

Warren Tricomi
Stila Cosmetics
Central Park Dance Skate Association
Miss’ile Team
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Sure Grip

About Cynthia Rowley:

Cynthia Rowley is a leading global lifestyle brand built on the philosophy that fashion should be an adventure.

Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex

CAPE CANAVERAL (June 28, 2017) – KENNEDY SPACE CENTER – A car trip on I-95 this July and August might bring with it more than just the usual sights. Passers-by could be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of an extraterrestrial convoy, as a massive Mars rover concept vehicle, commissioned by Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, makes it way on a custom-trailer up and down the East Coast for tour stops in select cities. The vehicle will make its first stop in Atlanta for a three-day stay at the Sun Trust Stadium beginning July 14, and will then make its way to Washington, D.C., Jersey City, and New York City, returning to Cape Canaveral in late-August.

 

A highlight of the Summer of Mars campaign at Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, the Mars rover was designed as a traveling exhibit to inspire the public about space exploration and interplanetary travel. The 5,500-pound, nearly 11-foot tall rover will be on display at the visitor complex through the end of June, at which point it will begin its East Coast tour.

 

 “At Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, we create immersive space experiences for our guests,” said Therrin Protze, chief operating officer, Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. “The Mars rover will give guests a front row seat to NASA’s Journey to Mars and bring the future of space exploration to life for the generation that will first step foot on Mars, as they see and learn what it will take to travel the landscape of the Red Planet.”

 

 In addition to the Mars rover, the free Summer of Mars Experience will include interactive games that allow consumers to learn about plant life and habitats on Mars, virtual reality which will transport visitors to the Red Planet, periodic pump rocket launches, photo opportunities, premium giveaways and more.

 

 Tour dates are as follows; for specific information and times, visit www.kennedyspacecenter.com