8 Artists Who Poured Their Heart and Soul Into Their Work (Also: Their Blood and Urine) All artists put a little bit of their soul into every piece. But these artists put their soul – and a whole lot more – into their art. 1. When Hananuma Masakichi learned he was dying of tuberculosis, he wanted to give his girlfriend a way to remember him. During the construction, Masakichi even sacrificed pieces of his own body to help his wooden doppelganger come to life. Masakichi finished his statue in 1885 and put it on display. When Robert Ripley began collecting the world's oddities in the 1930s, Masakichi's statue was one of the first items he acquired, paying a San Francisco saloon-owner $10 for it. 2. Van Gogh painted some famous self-portraits. The first Self was purchased by one of the Britart movement's biggest early supporters, Charles Saatchi, who paid £13,000 for it. 3. All artists suffer for their art, but Lani Beloso has made her suffering into art instead. 4. Few pieces of art have evoked emotions like Andres Serrano's 1987 Immersion (Piss Christ) . 5. 6. 7. 8.
Virtual Pickett N909-ES SIMPLEX TRIG RULE with METRIC CONVERSION Slide Rule Simulated Pickett N909-ES Slide Rule [Instruction Sheet (jpg)][Explanation][Gallery Index][back to AntiQuark] [Copyright © 2005 Derek Ross] Top 50 Free Open Source Classes on Computer Science : Comtechtor Computer science is an interesting field to go into. There are a number of opportunities in computer science that you can take advantage of. With computers increasingly becoming a regular part of life, those who can work with computers have good opportunities. You can find a good salary with a program in computer science, and as long as you are careful to keep up your skills. Introduction to Computer Science Learn the basics of computer science, and get a foundation in how computer science works. Introduction to Computer Science: Learn about the history of computing, as well as the development of computer languages. Comprehensive Computer Science Collections If you are interested in courses that are a little more comprehensive in nature, you can get a good feel for computer science from the following collections: Programming and Languages Get a handle on computer programming, and learn about different computer languages used in programming. Computer Software Computer Processes and Data
The Running Man, Revisited Comparison between walking and running of mechanical energy expended. Credit: Daniel Lieberman Ann Trason, Scott Jurek, Matt Carpenter. These are the megastars of ultra-distance running, athletes who pound out not just marathons, but dozens of them back-to-back, over Rocky Mountain passes and across the scorching floor of Death Valley. But a handful of scientists think that these ultra-marathoners are using their bodies just as our hominid forbears once did, a theory known as the endurance running hypothesis (ER). Our toes, for instance, are shorter and stubbier than those of nearly all other primates, including chimpanzees, a trait that has long been attributed to our committed bipedalism. “If you have very long toes, the moment of force acting on the foot’s metatarsal phalangeal joint becomes problematic when running,” explains Lieberman. The paper earned the cover of Nature and generated quite a stir within bio/anthro circles. shoothead via Flickr
Ausweis Ausweis A Reality-Hacking Experiment. The world's changing. On a tape I bought at a yard sale, I heard the narrator say, "People are conditioned to believe the printed word." You know I really thought that people would laugh and not let me get anywhere with them. But success came really quickly. My next big success came with the "50 Cents Off" card. What was it that compelled him? Of course, there's the story of the artist who paints replicas of U.S. currency to prove some of the same point. I started to get obsessed with how abstract and far-reaching I could make the words on the card...could they really overcome physical limitations? And why do these cards make everyone smile? I made the "Add To Your Family Card," after I realized most of the previous ones were rather masculine. A little further in the "far-reaching" direction... Trying to restore some balance to the noise most of these create. Another powermad one. Just how absurd can we make this?! Ninja-style... poof! Links
Jet Propulsion I’ve grudgingly included this section by popular request. Rocket and turbojet engines are fabulous technological achievements—but they’re so simple that the animations are boring! At least I think so. You be the judge! Rocket The rocket engine is the simplest of this family, so we’ll start there. In order to work in outer space, rocket engines must carry their own supply of oxygen as well as fuel. To test this principle yourself, inflate a toy balloon and release it without tying it off…rocket propulsion at its simplest. Turbojet The turbojet employs the same principle as the rocket, except that it burns oxygen from the atmosphere instead of carrying its own supply. Notice the similarities: Fuel continuously burns inside a combustion chamber just like the rocket. Now the differences: On its way out the nozzle, some of the gas pressure is used to drive a turbine. At the front of the engine, the turbine shaft drives a compressor. Turboprop Turbofan
Ada Lovelace Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace (10 December 1815 – 27 November 1852), born Augusta Ada Byron and now commonly known as Ada Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's early mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. Her notes on the engine include what is recognised as the first algorithm intended to be carried out by a machine. Because of this, she is often described as the world's first computer programmer. Ada described her approach as "poetical science" and herself as an "Analyst (& Metaphysician)". As a young adult, her mathematical talents led her to an ongoing working relationship and friendship with fellow British mathematician Charles Babbage, and in particular Babbage's work on the Analytical Engine. Biography Childhood Ada, aged four On 16 January 1816, Annabella, at George's behest, left for her parents' home at Kirkby Mallory taking one-month-old Ada with her. Adult years
Psychology Today: Ten Politically Incorrect Truths About Human Nature Human nature is one of those things that everybody talks about but no one can define precisely. Every time we fall in love, fight with our spouse, get upset about the influx of immigrants into our country, or go to church, we are, in part, behaving as a human animal with our own unique evolved nature—human nature. This means two things. First, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are produced not only by our individual experiences and environment in our own lifetime but also by what happened to our ancestors millions of years ago. Second, our thoughts, feelings, and behavior are shared, to a large extent, by all men or women, despite seemingly large cultural differences. Human behavior is a product both of our innate human nature and of our individual experience and environment. The implications of some of the ideas in this article may seem immoral, contrary to our ideals, or offensive. Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters,