Jinns in Islamic Art – Islam and Science Fiction Jinns are intelligent beings in Islamic belief system which have free will just like human beings. Unlike humans however they are made of smokeless fire. Jinns are also supposed to have different religions just like humans e.g., Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism etc and even Atheism. Jinns are supposed to live in the unseen world which can be thought of as a parallel dimension co-existing with our own. Here are some depictions of Jinns in Islamic art over the course of centuries. Jinns that cause toothache! The 72nd chapter of the Quran is also titled Surah Jinn A Jinn from Shahnama from medieval Persia The court of Solomon with Jinns, Angels, Animals and Birds (Mughal Miniature) Mahan in the Wilderness of Ghouls-Jinns fighting dragons from Khamsa of Nizami A Jinn drawn in the style of ‘Muhammad Siyah Qalam by Muhammad Taqi Jinn by the Ottoman master Mehmed Siyah Kalem Rustom fighting a Jinn from a medieval Islamic manuscript Jinns from a medieval Islamic manuscript Wonders of Creation
Sentiment Building to Deport Nation’s Billionaires THE HAMPTONS (The Borowitz Report)—They don’t pay taxes. They circumvent our laws. They get free stuff from the government. They are America’s billionaires, and many would like to see them gone. According to a new survey by the University of Minnesota’s Opinion Research Institute, the American people hold the nation’s billionaires in lower esteem than ever before, and a majority would like to see new laws enacted to deport them. “They come here, take thousands of our jobs, and export them overseas,” one respondent said, in an opinion echoed by many others in the survey. “They are part of a shadow economy that sucks billions of dollars out of the United States every year and puts it in Switzerland and the Caymans,” another said. Images of hedge-fund managers arriving via helicopter in the Hamptons this summer have only reinforced the impression that authorities have turned a blind eye to their movements. “They should leave and take their children with them,” one respondent said.
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Unraveling Wire Sculptures The best part about art? It will never cease to amaze us! These unraveling wire sculptures are the work of artist Tomohiro Inaba. What makes them so cool is that they come off as three-dimensional manifestation of a mad illustrator. Tomohiro Inaba's website via [This is Colossal]
Standing wave Two opposing waves combine to form a standing wave. For waves of equal amplitude traveling in opposing directions, there is on average no net propagation of energy. Moving medium As an example of the first type, under certain meteorological conditions standing waves form in the atmosphere in the lee of mountain ranges. Such waves are often exploited by glider pilots. Standing waves and hydraulic jumps also form on fast flowing river rapids and tidal currents such as the Saltstraumen maelstrom. Opposing waves In practice, losses in the transmission line and other components mean that a perfect reflection and a pure standing wave are never achieved. Another example is standing waves in the open ocean formed by waves with the same wave period moving in opposite directions. Mathematical description In one dimension, two waves with the same frequency, wavelength and amplitude traveling in opposite directions will interfere and produce a standing wave or stationary wave. and
Optical Illusions 1. Vous voyez ces 3 jolies filles ? Et si on retournait l’image ? Notre cerveau est rarement confronté à des images renversées, c’est pourquoi il a des difficultés à bien les interpreter. 2. 3. 4. Regardez le point noir au centre. 5. 6. Les 3 points jaunes vont complètement disparaitre. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. Il n’y en a aucun! 12. 13. Ce rectangle n’a qu’une seule couleur. 14. Explications: 15. DARPA Wants to Bring Privacy Back to the American People by Natalie Shoemaker Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is perusing technology to make online privacy possible for the individual through a program dubbed The Brandeis project. It's named after Supreme Court Associate Justice Louis Brandeis, who penned the paper The Right to Privacy back in 1890. In his piece, which he co-authored with Samuel D. Warren, the two conceptualized the idea that harm could be done to an individual in other ways beyond the physical. Dr. Brad Templeton argues that we're all a part of a surveillance apparatus that would even be beyond the imagination George Orwell. But many organizations have failed to give the people the tools they need to make their own choices about how public and how private they want their information to be. “Democracy and innovation depend on creativity and the open exchange of diverse ideas, but fear of a loss of privacy can stifle those processes.” The Internet economy probably wouldn't go down the drain.
With a Passion for Skateboarding: Creative Art Sculptures by Haroshi Now that’s a sick madness! If you have never heard about Japanese wood sculptor named Haroshi, go get the wind of his most original conceptual art. As a creator of amazingly beautiful wooden sculptures out of old, crashed and broken skateboard decks, Haroshi passed for a man of considerable resourcefulness. His multicolored and meticulously sculpted art pieces simply astound with lifelike affinity, so in whichever way it’s even possible to mistake them for being real! Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Source Les ondes hyperfréquences Q u'est-ce qu'une onde électromagnétique ? C'est la propagation, à la vitesse de la lumière, d'une déformation harmonique des propriétés électriques et magnétiques de l'espace. L'amplitude de cette déformation est ce que l'on appelle la longueur d'onde. On définit également une onde par sa fréquence, c'est-à-dire le rapport entre sa vitesse et sa longueur d'onde. La fréquence (en Hertz) représente la quantité d'ondes passant en un point donné en une seconde. La figure I-1 décrit les différentes radiations du spectre électromagnétique. Intéressons nous plus en détail au domaine qui nous concerne, celui qui se situe à cheval entre les ondes radio et l'infrarouge : le domaine micro-onde. A ces trois domaines, sont bien sûr associées deux frontières qui, loin d'être des ruptures, sont de larges zones de recouvrement. Les différentes sources de génération d'ondes électromagnétiques sont illustrées sur la figure I-1 . Bande L Bande S Bande C Bande X Bande Ku Bande K Bande Ka Bande Q Bande U Bande V
Amadeus 1980 Curry & McKellen Broadway Teaching Critical Thinking Whether or not you can teach something as subjective as critical thinking has been up for debate, but a fascinating new study shows that it’s actually quite possible. Experiments performed by Stanford's Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education demonstrate that students can be instructed to think more critically. It’s difficult to overstate the importance of critical-thinking skills in modern society. The ability to decipher information and interpret it, offering creative solutions, is in direct relation to our intellect.2 The study took two groups of students in an introductory physics laboratory course, with one group (known as the experimental group) given the instruction to use quantitative comparisons between datasets and the other group given no instruction (the control group). Comparing data in a scientific manner; that is, being able to measure one’s observations in a statistical or mathematical way, led to interesting results for the experimental group.