This is a Scale Model of the Solar System Like You’ve Never Seen Before Five friends traveled to a dry lake bed in Nevada to create an accurate scale model of the planets’ orbits. (Screenshot) © Wylie Overstreet and Alex Gorosh We’ve all seen illustrations of the Solar System. Dreams of Autarky by Robin Hanson Sept 2001, First version Sept 1999 Genie nanotech, space colonies, Turing-test A.I., a local singularity, crypto credentials, and private law are all dreams of a future where some parts of the world economy and society have an unusually low level of dependence on the rest of the world. But it is the worldwide division of labor that has made us humans rich, and I suspect we won't let it go for a long time to come. woman takes lion for a walk photo Random photo Submit your photo Stumble Thru
Overview A visualization of the Turbulent Landscapes exhibit providing a closer look at the real-world exhibits. This area includes portions of the Turbulent Landscapes audio tour co-produced by the Exploratorium and Antenna Theater. A chronological view of parallel developments in mathematics, technological innovation, and scientific research, all of which have contributed to the contemporary study of complexity. A cross-referenced guide to the concepts, terminology, and key figures of modern dynamics---the main tools used to investigate complexity in nature. Support for the development and tour of the Turbulent Landscapes exhibition has been provided by the National Science Foundation. what-if-carbon-dioxide-was-pink Written by Gregg Kleiner. Here’s one dads desperate attempt to slow climate change by thinking pink… As a father, I often lie awake nights tossing and twisting with worry about the climate crisis and how it will impact the lives of my children, their children, children all over the world. As a writer, my imagination fires easily, in full color, so I can easily envision the worst.
Psychokinesis Artist conception of alleged spontaneous psychokinesis from 1911 French magazine La Vie Mysterieuse. PK experiments have historically been criticized for lack of proper controls and repeatability. Furthermore, some experiments have created illusions of PK where none exists, and these illusions depend to an extent on the subject's prior belief in PK. Etymology The word psychokinesis, a portmanteau of the Greek language words ψυχή ("psyche"), meaning mind, soul, spirit, or breath; and κίνησις ("kinesis"), meaning motion, movement, was coined in 1914 by American author Henry Holt in his book On the Cosmic Relations. The term was later adopted by American parapsychologist J.
Artist Book Series + Daily Art & Design Blog I couldn’t help but direct everyone to fellow public art loving blog Street Art Utopia as they have compiled a pretty decent list of the best street art of 2011. If you are just getting into the wonderful world of pasting, spraying or making the streets a more creative place, this list is a great place to start (short of Wall and Piece). One of the best things about this genre is it’s diversity – you can decided what you find gimmicky/twee or meaningful and awe-inspiring. Street art has always been the public’s voice, and the art world has yielded success to those with great ideas and a call for change.
Physics Flash Animations We have been increasingly using Flash animations for illustrating Physics content. This page provides access to those animations which may be of general interest. The animations will appear in a separate window. The animations are sorted by category, and the file size of each animation is included in the listing. Also included is the minimum version of the Flash player that is required; the player is available free from The categories are: The Language of Nature Nature presents itself in patterns and patterns are the natural way for human beings to interpret the world. Facts and figures are difficult to grasp and more so to remember. We may not remember that Christopher Columbus was born in 1451, but we remember that in 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. Fighting Fungal Infections, Body Temperature & Fungus For most folks, a thermometer reading around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit (37 degrees Celsius) means their body temperature is normal. Now, two scientists have an idea why our bodies, as well as those of most other mammals, consistently run at that temperature : A toasty body temperature helps keep nasty fungal infections at bay. "One of the mysteries about humans and other advanced mammals has been why they are so hot compared with other animals," said study co-author Arturo Casadevall, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva. "This study helps to explain why mammalian temperatures are all around 98.6 degrees Fahrenheit." Casdevall's previous work showed that the number of fungal species that can thrive and, therefore, infect an animal declines by 6 percent for every 1.8 degree F (1 C) rise in temperature. One downside of a higher body temperature is of the amount of food it takes to keep the fire burning.
Highly Detailed 3D Characters From Top 3D Artists - 53 Examples Most 3d artists’ portfolios have at least a beautiful woman character in it and it will be no surprise that you’ll find a lot of them here. Now besides the curious gazing at these 3d pictures, you must realize the sisyphean work that is being put in these characters, the long hours to create the render and then applying the high quality texture to get incredible the incredible results illustrated below. Rage Captain Jack Sparrow Transient Princess Alien vs Predator Chess Transit Agencies We’ve been following the trend of transit agencies providing developer access to timetables, routes and more for some time. Big cities, like New York and Boston are on board and helping fuel new transit applications. There now seems to be more momentum, with organizations and influencers making the call for open data. StreetFilms talked to some of these people, several within transit companies themselves, and created A Case for Open Data (embedded below). One particular case study shows just how fast developers started in on projects when Boston made its data available.
"Connecting the Fractal City", by Nikos A. Salingaros. Nikos A. SalingarosDepartment of Mathematics, University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas 78249, USAKeynote speech, 5th Biennial of towns and town planners in Europe (Barcelona, April 2003). Published in PLANUM -- The European Journal of Planning On-line (March 2004); reprinted in DOXA, Issue 10, Norgunk Publishing House, Istanbul (June 2011), pages 78-101.