10 Women Who Took Titles Normally Reserved For Men Allow Us to Explain Captain Janeway was referred to as “Sir,” despite clearly not being a man. Perhaps she was taking cues from Marcy from Peanuts, who called Peppermint Patty “Sir.” (Actually, it’s just military custom to refer to superiors as “sir,” no matter what gender they are.) And then Elizabeth Swann became the King of the Pirates. For Women’s History Month, we’ve taken a break from fictional female characters to put the spotlight on a few women who became significant rulers, even kings. So, come inside for a brief trip back in time to find out about all these women who were proud to take on their important roles — and kept their predecessors’ titles, thankyouverymuch.
10 Inventions That Changed the World in Ways We Didn't Expect This is very true. Sadly true, actually. But that doesn't diminish his valuable contribution to agriculture, and by extension, humanity. Nope. It doesn't. This guy did a lot of good in the world. And ammonium nitrate went on to become a vital component in high explosives. to quote Tvtropes: "Haber is a primary reason the 20th and 21st centuries have so many people and so many interesting ways to kill them." Germany would probably have been forced into defeat in WWI two years earlier if it hadn't been for Haber. Haber's name should be a watchword for those who want to push "diversity."
Incredible Space Pics from ISS by NASA astronaut Wheelock Go Discovery! It was October 23, 2007 at 11:40am EST when I had my first ride to space on Discovery. She’s beautiful… just sad that this will be her last voyage. Looking forward to climbing aboard the flight deck when Discovery arrives at the Space Station in November. (9-23-2010). Incredible Photos from Space: Larry Tanner, NASA. On September 22, 2010, with the departure of the Expedition 23 crew, Colonel Douglas H. We thought that we should put some of the space photos together as a tribute to him and the whole ISS crew. The following space photos are all visible on Astro_Wheels’ twitpic account, and we are eternally grateful to him for sharing these space photos with the world. Incredible Photos from Space: ‘Earthshine’… The Space Station basking in blue Earthshine as the rising sun pierces our razor-thin atmosphere to cover the Space Station with blue light. NASA astronaut Douglas H. Incredible Photos from Space: Aurora Borealis In the distance on this beautiful night over Europe.
Dancing at a party 10 Psychological Experiments That Went Horribly Wrong Psychology as we know it is a relatively young science, but since its inception it has helped us to gain a greater understanding of ourselves and our interactions with the world. Many psychological experiments have been valid and ethical, allowing researchers to make new treatments and therapies available, and giving other insights into our motivations and actions. Sadly, others have ended up backfiring horribly — ruining lives and shaming the profession. Here are ten psychological experiments that spiraled out of control. 10. Stanford Prison Experiment Prisoners and guards In 1971, social psychologist Philip Zimbardo set out to interrogate the ways in which people conform to social roles, using a group of male college students to take part in a two-week-long experiment in which they would live as prisoners and guards in a mock prison. 9. Wendell Johnson, of the University of Iowa, who was behind the study Theodore Kaczynski, the Unabomber, also seen top 7. 6. 5. 4. 3. 2. 1. David Reimer
The 5 Greatest Scientific Blunders | Brilliant Blunders | Mario Livio Even geniuses make mistakes, and sometimes those mistakes turn out to be genius in their own right, helping to illuminate some underlying mystery or impacting the way an entire field thinks. In celebration of happy accidents and enlightening errors, astrophysicist Mario Livio of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, Md., tells the stories of five great scientific mistakes in his new book "Brilliant Blunders" (Simon & Schuster, May 14, 2013). These stories serve to show how even the smartest among us can err, and that in fact to achieve a big breakthrough, big risks are necessary, which sometimes also involve big failures. Below are Livio's choices for the most brilliant scientific blunders. [ Oops! 5 Retracted Science Studies ] Darwin's notion of heredity Charles Darwin achieved an amazing feat when he came up with his theory of natural selection in 1859. "Darwin was an incredible genius ," Livio told LiveScience. Kelvin's Earth age estimate Pauling's triple helix
Students test how strong a 4 tesla MRI magnet is Anyone that’s had the “pleasure” of being squeezed into a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) device for medical testing knows that you must ensure you have absolutely no metal on or in your person before allowing the technician to turn it on. The reason is a simple one: you are about to be inserted into what amounts to a gigantic electromagnet, and no one wants to clean up the mess if you forgot to take out your earrings, for example. So what exactly would happen if you turned an MRI machine on and then threw some metal objects into it? A group of students and professors from the University of California at Berkeley found out when they came across an old MRI unit that was being decommissioned. Check out the fun that they had with it in the video above. Used by doctors the world over as a non-invasive way to get a picture of what’s happening inside a human body, MRI technology was first invented back in the 1950′s by a researcher named Herman Carr.
Funny GIFs These animated GIFs are like looking into the mirror of your daily life. When you see someone do math without a calculator: When you accidentally email something before you’re finished: When you’re in line and someone cuts in front of you: When you meet someone and find out they like the same band as you: When someone talks during your favorite movie: When someone wants to read something personal you’ve written: When someone says, “Hey, remember when you had a crush on…” When you know your pizza’s too hot, but you can’t wait so you bite it anyway: How fast you run in normal life: How fast you run when there’s food: When it’s your birthday and you go to Facebook to watch the notes roll in: When you walk into a room and a hot person leaves: How you eat in public: How you eat in front of your friends: Getting out of bed on a weekday: When you get a stain on your new shirt: When you greet someone you don’t like: When people leave food unsupervised in your presence: When you find an onion ring in your fries:
Family tree of the Greek gods The World's First Nuclear Reactor Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee. It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop! The Box accommodates all the gear to work as one whole unit or individually; as you see fit. Laptop with 15″ OLED screen11″ tablet and 4″ phone sit in shallow depressionsSolar powered lithium-ion battery1TB SSD drive Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee The Fujitsu branding is evident and rightly so, the concept is a part of the Fujitsu Design Award that is organized by Designboom.
Create bigger sounds using layering | EMusicTips Download this tutorial as a PDF Listen to these tracks to see what you will be creating in this tutorial: Layered Bass: Layered Chord Synth: By Daniel Rothmann (T7) Introduction At some point in your career of music-making you might encounter the problem that your synthesizers just aren’t sufficient for creating sounds big or fat enough for your tracks. What layering is all about is pretty obvious, yet many electronic producers fail to apply it to its full potential. Method Layering can be achieved in a number of ways: The first, and (possibly) most obvious, is to put 2-3 keyboard players next to each other, playing the same melody on different synthesizers. Fortunately, the modern day computer has made an unlimited number of totally synchronized keyboard players and an almost unlimited number of synthesizers available for us. I’m going to show you an example of how you can utilize smart layering in Propellerheads Reason using Reasons Combinator component when producing a big bass sound.
web.ornl.gov/sci/techresources/Human_Genome/elsi/index.shtml This page is an archive, the contents of which provide a snapshot in time--describing potential societal concerns arising from increased knowledge of our personal DNA as described and studied during the HGP (1990-2003). The content of this page is as it was at the close of the project with the exception of minor repairs such as the removal of broken links. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) devoted 3% to 5% of their annual Human Genome Project (HGP) budgets toward studying the ethical, legal, and social issues (ELSI) surrounding availability of genetic information. At the time, this represented the world's largest bioethics program, and it become a model for ELSI programs around the world. Fairness in the use of genetic information by insurers, employers, courts, schools, adoption agencies, and the military, among others. Who should have access to personal genetic information, and how will it be used? Who owns and controls genetic information?
Tesla - Master of Lightning: A Weapon to End War Tesla inherited from his father a deep hatred of war. Throughout his life, he sought a technological way to end warfare. He thought that war could be converted into, "a mere spectacle of machines." In 1931 Tesla announced to reporters at a press conference that he was on the verge of discovering an entirely new source of energy. War clouds were again darkening Europe. The idea generated considerable interest and controversy. By 1937 it was clear that war would soon break out in Europe. What set Tesla's proposal apart from the usual run of fantasy "death rays" was a unique vacuum chamber with one end open to the atmosphere. Of all the countries to receive Tesla's proposal, the greatest interest came from the Soviet Union. Tesla hoped that his invention would be used for purely defensive purposes, and thus would become an anti-war machine. Tesla also contemplated peacetime applications for his particle beam, one being to transmit power without wires over long distances.