Face in blocks. What to do & observe Observe the figure on the top right. It’s just a number of brownish blocks. Click once on the button ‘finer’. Recognisable now? Perhaps if you deliberately blur the image, by screwing up your eyes or squinting? Yes, still too difficult. Go finer, and try after every step if it becomes recognisable via blurring. This demonstration is based on the “Lincoln illusion” first reported by Harmon & Jules 1973. The high spatial frequencies of the block edges reduce the signal-to-noise ratio for the ‘real’ content, the face (could be something else but a face, of course). Interaction of science and art Dali painted “Gala contemplating the Mediterranean Sea, which at 30 meters becomes the portrait of Abraham Lincoln (Homage to Rothko)” in 1976. Sources Harmon LD & Julesz B (1973) The recognition of faces. Harmon LD & Julesz B (1973) Masking in visual recognition: Effects of two-dimensional filtered noise.
A Short History of PhotoTiled Pictures. 134 Optical Illusions & Visual Phenomena. Collected Quotes from Albert Einstein. [Note: This list of Einstein quotes was being forwarded around the Internet in e-mail, so I decided to put it on my web page. I'm afraid I can't vouch for its authenticity, tell you where it came from, who compiled the list, who Kevin Harris is, or anything like that. Still, the quotes are interesting and enlightening.] "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction. " Copyright: Kevin Harris 1995 (may be freely distributed with this acknowledgement)
Aerial virtual tour of London by panoramic photographer Tom Mills and London virtual tour company VR Web Design. Chinese Flower Goddess | Ancient Chinese Culture. NMNH - Virtual Tour. The Universe may be a Mystery, but it's no Secret! The Code / Fundamental Pattern - Nature appears to rely on one core recurring pattern to evolve life at every scale. What are some of the ways knowledge of the pattern is being applied? Fan and Propeller Technologies Pax Scientific has patented the application of the phi spiral for translating “nature's flow efficiencies into streamlined design geometries.”
The result is more efficient and effective technologies such as fans, turbines, pumps, and more. A small phi-design propeller is able to circulate a million gallon water storage tank in the form of a torus. “New Energy” Devices Many “New Energy” technologies are based on the pattern – they mimic the torus in order to tap energy from the space around us.
Philosophy Ashok Gangadean uses the torus to blend the philosophies of East and West, transcending the old worldview where we are all just isolated entities. Non-violent Self Defense The non-violent martial art of Aikido is a philosophy with a physical expression. Aikido means “the way of harmony with life energy.” “Aikido is not a technique to fight and defeat an enemy. Evolve - Cosmic Law - The Great Law of Nothingness. This familiar symbol for Sunyata was made with a single brush stroke by the old zen master Shibayama. It represents a perfect circle, perfection, that is, within the limitations of the always imperfect material world. It conveys the sense of some-thing emanating from no-thing-ness. It represents the vagina, the gateway of birth into manifestation, and also the first moment of the creation of the universe, the big bang, when every thing emerged from the unformed vacuum point.
Female precedes male in manifestation just as the x-chromosome precedes the formation of the male y-chromosome in genetic conception. A popular song a few years ago has the phrase, “Nothing comes from Nothing, Nothing ever will.” In fact, that sums up the history of the Universe, starting with the big bang from a vacuum point and ending in boundless timeless blackness. It also applies to your life and to my life, beginning with a blast in the murky depths of unformed darkness and ultimately ending in the same. Word Dynamo - Free Study Guides, Quizzes, Games, and Flashcards. Jellyfish | Florida | photos. Sharks | Jellyfish | Stingrays | Rip Currents Lightning | Red tide | Water Quality | Gulf Water temperatures Sea Lice | General beach safety Moon Jellyfish Cannonball Jellyfish (aka Cabbagehead) Portuguese Man-of-War Sea Nettle Jellyfish Blue button jellyfish Mushroom cap jellyfish Mauve Stinger (Purple Jellyfish) Box Jellyfish Mesoglea (jellyfish tissue) Jellyfish are common in Florida, but they are not everywhere all of the time.
Sometimes, in some locations, a large mass of jellyfish will “invade” the beach. Two jellyfish in particular, the Portuguese Man of War, and the box jellyfish (both pictured above) can give a very painful sting. Many jellyfish have tentacles that trail down from their bodies into the water. Some jellyfish have very weak venom, others have extremely potent venom, which upon sufficient exposure, can result in the death of a human. I am not a jellyfish identification expert and I’m sure you aren’t either, so I recommend that you avoid touching jellyfish. 18 Ways to Make a Baby. The DoveSong Foundation -- The effect of Music on Plants (The Plant Experiments) About Positive Music by Don Robertson The Plant Experiments In 1973, a woman named Dorothy Retallack published a small book called The Sound of Music and Plants. Her book detailed experiments that she had been conducting at the Colorado Woman’s College in Denver using the school’s three Biotronic Control Chambers.
Mrs. Retallack placed plants in each chamber and speakers through which she played sounds and particular styles of music. She watched the plants and recorded their progress daily. Her first experiment was to simply play a constant tone. For her next experiment, Mrs. Mrs. Next Mrs. She went on to experiment with other types of music. I spoke with Mrs. In these experiments, albeit basic and not fully scientific, we have the genesis of a theory of positive and negative music. 60 Small Ways to Improve Your Life in the Next 100 Days. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to make drastic changes in order to notice an improvement in the quality of your life. At the same time, you don’t need to wait a long time in order to see the measurable results that come from taking positive action. All you have to do is take small steps, and take them consistently, for a period of 100 days.
Below you’ll find 60 small ways to improve all areas of your life in the next 100 days. Home 1. Create a “100 Days to Conquer Clutter Calendar” by penciling in one group of items you plan to declutter every day, for the next 100 days. Day 1: Declutter MagazinesDay 2: Declutter DVD’sDay 3: Declutter booksDay 4: Declutter kitchen appliances 2. If you take it out, put it back.If you open it, close it.If you throw it down, pick it up.If you take it off, hang it up. 3. Happiness 4. 5. Eating your lunch outside.Calling your best friend to chat.Taking the time to sit down and read a novel by your favorite author for a few minutes. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11.
Scope.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object) Solar system simulator. Ancient Civilizations. Contrasting and categorization of emotions. The contrasting and categorisation of emotions describes how emotions are thought to relate to each other. Various recent proposals of such groupings are described in the following sections.
Contrasting Basic Emotions The following table, based on a wide review of current theories, identifies and contrasts the fundamental emotions according to a set of definite criteria. The three key criteria used include: 1) mental experiences that have a strongly motivating subjective quality like pleasure or pain; 2) mental experiences that are in response to some event or object that is either real or imagined; 3) mental experiences that motivate particular kinds of behaviour. The combination of these attributes distinguish the emotions from sensations, feelings and moods.
HUMAINE's proposal for EARL (Emotion Annotation and Representation Language) Parrott's emotions by groups A tree-structured list of emotions was described in Parrott (2001).[unreliable source?] See also Personality Types. The Phobia List. Rotten.com: This is rotten dot com. The Origin and Evolution of Cells - The Cell - NCBI Bookshelf. BibleContradictions-ReasonProject.png (PNG Image, 3327 × 4418 pixels)
WHAT IS YOUR WORLDVIEW? God is Imaginary - 50 simple proofs. How did life originate? How did life originate? Living things (even ancient organisms like bacteria) are enormously complex. However, all this complexity did not leap fully-formed from the primordial soup. Instead life almost certainly originated in a series of small steps, each building upon the complexity that evolved previously: Simple organic molecules were formed. Simple organic molecules, similar to the nucleotide shown below, are the building blocks of life and must have been involved in its origin. Experiments suggest that organic molecules could have been synthesized in the atmosphere of early Earth and rained down into the oceans.
RNA and DNA molecules — the genetic material for all life — are just long chains of simple nucleotides. Multicellularity evolved. Understanding Evolution. The bacteria that changed the world - May, 2017 The make-up of Earth's atmosphere, once the domain of Earth science textbooks, has become an increasingly "hot" news topic in recent decades, as we struggle to curb global warming by limiting the carbon dioxide that human activity produces.
While the changes that humanity has wrought on the planet are dramatic, this isn’t the first time that one species has changed Earth’s atmosphere. Three billion years ago, there was no free oxygen in the atmosphere at all. Life was anaerobic, meaning that it did not need oxygen to live and grow. That all changed due to the evolution of Cyanobacteria, a group of single-celled, blue-green bacteria. Read the rest of the story here | See the Evo in the News archive.