One, two, three … 42 million, 42 million and one …
Helping astronomers map the stars, via Wired Science.
Secluded. Distant stars shining. Gives me reason to start smiling.
Sitting amidst a sea of cars in bumper-to-bumper traffic on an endless expressway, have you ever daydreamed about your car taking off and flying over the road? Imagine if you could just flip a switch and unshackle yourself from the asphalt!
In the last century, airplanes and mass-produced cars have changed the way we live. Cars, which became affordable for the general population, have allowed us to move farther away from cities, and planes have cut travel time to faraway destinations considerably. At the beginning of a new century, we may see the realization of a century-old dream — the merging of cars and planes into roadable aircraft, or flying cars. You’ve probably heard promises about flying cars before, and the technology to make them safe and easy to fly may finally be here.
Read on to take a look back at some of the attempts to build a flying car, and examine some of the flying vehicles that you may be able to park in your garage in the next decade!
Photo courtesy Moller International
But will it blend? Lolll
Reminds me of a snake. :D
No road, no trail can penetrate this forest. The long and delicate branches of its trees lie everywhere, choking space with their exuberant growth. No sunbeam can fly a path tortuous enough to navigate the narrow spaces between these entangled branches. All the trees of this dark forest grew from 100 billion seeds planted together. And, all in one day, every tree is destined to die.
This forest is majestic, but also comic and even tragic. It is all of these things. Indeed, sometimes I think it is everything. Every novel and every symphony, every cruel murder and every act of mercy, every love affair and every quarrel, every joke and every sorrow — all these things come from the forest.
How mapping neurons could reveal how experiences affect mental wiring by Sebastian Seung
Some people just aren’t as bright :P
One of the biggest debuts in the science world could happen in a matter of weeks: The Higgs boson may finally, really have been discovered!
Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama - who has notably lived in a psychiatric institution for the last four decades - has been obsessed with dots and infinity for her entire career, an inspiration she attributes directly to her hallucinations. In an attempt to share her experiences, she creates installations that immerse the viewer in her obsessive vision of dots or infinitely mirrored space.
Quantum field? o.o