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What Is the Most Racist Country in Europe? The BBC's Panorama program broke the news that Poles are all massively racist. What were we even thinking of letting those bigots host the Euro 2012 soccer tournament? In response, the British press has been rumbling and wrangling away at people about it in that way the press does when it has nothing else to talk about. What the BBC have willfully ignored, however, is whether any other country in Europe is actually any better. We at VICE are more scientific than that, so we cast a quick glance around the continent for racists. HyperPhysics Concepts About HyperPhysics Rationale for Development HyperPhysics is an exploration environment for concepts in physics which employs concept maps and other linking strategies to facilitate smooth navigation. For the most part, it is laid out in small segments or "cards", true to its original development in HyperCard. The entire environment is interconnected with thousands of links, reminiscent of a neural network. The bottom bar of each card contains links to major concept maps for divisions of physics, plus a "go back" feature to allow you to retrace the path of an exploration.

15 ways to use vodka Keyboard: S - next A - previous R - random 15 ways to use vodka Share on FB 55920 Below Random Pics that horribly slippery slope Share on FB 160 Fowler's Physics Applets This applet is a slightly simplified representation of Ptolemy's mode for the motion of the inner planets. From our modern perspective, the planets do not go in perfect circles around the Sun. If they did, our simplified Ptolemy model of uniform circular motion around an epicycle which is itself precessing uniformly would represent exactly the motion of the planet through the heavens. In fact, this is very close to the truth: the true orbits are ellipses, but very close to circular.

Why Nikola Tesla was the greatest geek who ever lived Additional notes from the author: If you want to learn more about Tesla, I highly recommend reading Tesla: Man Out of Time Also, this Badass of the week by Ben Thompson is what originally inspired me to write a comic about Tesla. Ben's also got a book out which is packed full of awesome. There's an old movie from the 80s on Netflix Instant Queue right now about Tesla: The Secret of Nikola Tesla. It's corny and full of bad acting, but it paints a fairly accurate depiction of his life. The drunk history of Tesla is quite awesome, too.

Michael Frayn's "Copenhagen" Copenhagen is a play about two men in a complex relationship who come together in the afterlife to understand their friendship and its strains. Science brought them together; they felt like father and son or director and boy Friday. Politics divided them, yet as they talk about their past, other tensions, such as competitiveness, come to the fore.

20 brilliant things to make in a jar Via: Start saving your old jam jars! From cakes to herb gardens, pies to photo frames, and even entire meals … here are 20 fantastic things you never knew you could make with a jar. (Above: red velvet cupcakes in a jar. Get the recipe here). 15.6.3 The Optical Life - Transformations of Optics in the Pre-modern Period This project studies the long-term development of optics between ca. 1400 and ca. 1700. Its central objects of study are the practices of optics and how these practices – if you wish, the ‘optical life’ - interacted with changing images of the discipline of optics, i. e. the changing boundaries, scope and aims of optics. The 14th century saw the establishment of a highly-regarded discipline of optics – known as perspectiva – which was central in the medieval map of knowledge and strongly embedded within the authoritative educational context of the universities. This project shows that, in the 15th and 16th centuries, perspectiva was also transmitted and appropriated outside the universities, foremost in artisanal workshops and artists’ studios. By studying the role of travelling objects in this transmission, the project shows how objects and the concepts used to make sense of them acquired new meanings in new contexts and examines the role of media in this transmission.

English Pronunciation If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud. Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. New Journal of Physics Within the last two decades, quantum technologies (QT) have made tremendous progress, moving from Nobel Prize award-winning experiments on quantum physics (1997: Chu, Cohen-Tanoudji, Phillips; 2001: Cornell, Ketterle, Wieman; 2005: Hall, Hänsch-, Glauber; 2012: Haroche, Wineland) into a cross-disciplinary field of applied research. Technologies are being developed now that explicitly address individual quantum states and make use of the ‘strange’ quantum properties, such as superposition and entanglement.

Top 10 Myths About Evolution – with Downloadable PDF Email If you have been looking for a simple, easy to follow quick guide to evolution… we’ve got it. Our friends at the Skeptics Society gave us permission to reprint this. Below is the text. Learn it. Share it.