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The Universe as a Hologram by Michael Talbot Does Objective Reality Exist, or is the Universe a Phantasm? In 1982 a remarkable event took place.
Love him or hate him, Maury Povich knows how to entertain. So for your enjoyment, we’ve scoured the internets for screenshots and gifs, and compiled a top 10 list of great moments in The Maury Povich Show . There are also several excellent Maury videos on YouTube , but we’ll save those for another list.
Good things come to those who wait – particularly in a work of uniquely detailed and highly curved architecture. Nearly a decade in the making, this structure by Robert Harvey Oshatz is much like a tree house – lofted toward the top of the canopy around it – only bigger, grander, more complex and curved than most any tree house in the world.
Ever want to steam on the side of a mountain or carry your hot tub with you on your canoe? Off-the-grid, durable, mobile, strangely sexy and well-engineered, the Dutch Tub is probably the last thing you would expect to see someone lounging in at the top of a summit – but one of the best aspects of the tub is that it moves easily, making the scene above more realistic than most people realize. This ingenious hot tub is a completely energy-independent gadget that requires no plugging in.
Gadgets are more unusual and more clever than normal technological objects and that makes them gain popularity. These wonderful gizmos ease our daily routine and keep us in contact with the innovative movement, making sure we don’t get stuck in the past. But of course, in the world of gadgets there are also some devices that take it a little bit far, making us gaze at them with hope that we will get our hands on them sooner. Window phone concept Is it a window, is it a phone? No.
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An Octupole Magnet Used to Trap Antihydrogen Katie Bertsche While CERN researchers at the Large Hadron Collider continue to smash protons, create mini Big Bangs , and otherwise probe the fundamental fabrics that make up the universe, other less-publicized CERN experiments are yielding big results as well. A team of researchers working at CERN’s Geneva labs has succeeded in trapping antihydrogen atoms – the antimatter equivalent to hydrogen – for the first time. Antihydrogen has been created in the lab before – at CERN actually, back in 2002 – but those atoms existed for just a few fleeting microseconds before doing what antimatter does best: colliding with normal matter (in this case hydrogen atoms) and, in a flash of gamma rays, ceasing to exist.
In movies, comic books, video games and 80s videos, all street gangs are assembled around a loose theme--like rollerblading, ancient Vikings, or love of classic opera. And they're all either constantly brawling in the streets after kidnapping somebodys girlfriend, or else dancing in them to help save the neighborhood rec center from an evil real estate agent. Yes, in pop culture gangs are colorful, memorable, goofy and kind of awesome. But reality, as it is so often, is a buzzkill.
Mar 4, 2010 As if the world of crazy Fighter Jets and Dogfights were not enough, pilots periodically get the urge to take it even further. Enter the ‘low pass flyby’, which takes ‘cutting it close’ to the extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeme!
Though we can appreciate Gabriel Dawe's beautiful thread art by just looking at these pictures, we're certain that these photos will never quite do them justice. In fact, we can imagine ourselves walking around these rainbow prisms and just getting lost. I asked Dawe to tell us what he hoped others got out of his artwork including what they represent. "Conceptually, these works are about the human need for shelter," he tells us. "Fashion and architecture have many functions, but one thing they both share is that they protect us from the elements.
October 1, 2007 12:00 AM Click here to post this video on your blog or website. Click here to post a photo of this winner on your blog or website. Hod Lipson didn't set out to revolutionize manufacturing. He just wanted to design a really cool robot, one that could "evolve" by reprogramming itself and would also produce its own hardware--a software brain, if you will, with the ability to create a body. To do this, Lipson (below, center) needed a rapid-prototyping fabrication, or "fabber."
Introduction Our Dobsonian sits in the garden at dusk cooling down for the nights observing. The yellow Optical Tube Assembly is a 6-inch f/7.5 Newtonian. The plywood Dobsonian mount is simple to build and very functional.