Link About It: This Week’s Picks

The planet's oldest asteroid crater, Pigalle basketball court's revamp, moon cars, musical archives and more

Earth’s Oldest Asteroid Impact is Two Billion Years Old The oldest asteroid collision on the planet, the Yarrabubba impact crater in Western Australia, is a whopping 2.229 billion years old. After analyzing minerals at the crater site, researchers have found the asteroid hit at the end of an era called Snowball Earth (one of the planet’s ice ages). Scientists, led by Dr Timmons Erickson (a …

Short Film “Kamali” is About More Than Skateboarding

Directed by Sasha Rainbow, the 24-minute film Kamali documents societal changes in India through the story of a seven-year-old girl who lives in Mahabalipuram. The tender, thoughtful and aesthetically beautiful film (originally intended to be feature-length) shows how Kamali, a wildly talented skater, helps to redefine “gender roles amidst the backdrop of a rapidly changing India.” The narrative also follows Kamali’s mother Suganthi in the …

Photographer Atiba Jefferson on the Essential ArmorATD Drive

The photographer and G-Technology collaborator explains how the accessory became an essential in his camera bag

While cameras are rightfully the most prized tool in a photographer’s kit, for those who shoot in extreme conditions or fast-moving situations, their accessories can impact the outcome of the image just as much. G-Technology’s ArmorATD portable drive for photographer and skater Atiba Jefferson is one such accessory. The rugged storage device comes in one-, two-, four- and five-terabyte versions, with each iteration super-portable and …