Christmas is coming, and since a few of you have asked me where to get these i thought i would just put them all in one list, so;
- Aerogel - (currently out of stock, sorry.)
- Ecosphere - Comes in many different shapes; Large Sphere, Small Sphere, Small Pod/oval and more.
- Could not find a Gomboc, sorry.
- Gallium - 20 grams, 40 grams, 100 grams
- Miracle Berries - A lot cheaper than i thought they would be!
- Ferrofluid/Magnetic Fluid - heres a bonus gif :D
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The much anticipated comet Ison appears to have largely been destroyed from its pass around the sun, something may have survived however the show everyone has been looking forward to has been cancelled.
YTMND’s presentation of our future in all its horrifying glory.
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Anonymous asked: think leonardo da vinci wouldve made a great scientist?
He was, to an extent.
asfullyaspossible asked: What do you think will be the next "big thing" in physics?
thoughtsfromstardust asked: I'm not at all denying Newton's genius, but I would like to point out that it was much easier for Newton to contribute as much as he did because there was so much more room for him to explore. I'm confident that if Hawking existed during Newton's time, he would have been able to cover a substantial amount of ground. Thoughts?
I would disagree entirely. There was nothing for him to explore.
Dude had to invent calculus just to explain what he was thinking.
Calculus. And that was just as a tool. His thinking was so far ahead of his time that I don’t think its fair to say he had more to explore, given he had so much less to work with.
Anonymous asked: in your own opinion who do you think is the greatest physicist?
In terms of overall influence, definitely Isaac Newton.
Though, just in terms of sheer genius, its a three way tie in my book between Einstein, Newton, and Tesla. Without those 3 individuals, we wouldn’t have half of the understanding of physics (and related fields) that we do today and we’d probably be without many of our modern technological amenities.
The list could just go on and on, though. That’s the beauty of science, anyone can contribute and everyone who does contribute does so based on the findings of those before them. No one individual can discover everything by themselves.
Math is Beautiful, math is the absolute truth and that makes it beautiful. Mathematicians even go so far as calling it an art form.
mathematics, rightly viewed, possesses not only truth, but supreme beauty — a beauty cold and austere, like that of sculpture, without appeal to any part of our weaker nature, without the gorgeous trappings of painting or music, yet sublimely pure, and capable of a stern perfection such as only the greatest art can show - Bertrand Russel
The beauty in math cannot be found, you cannot discover the beauty of a symphony - you either see it or you do not, in the same way you either see the beauty of math or you do not.
One of the most amazing equations, in my opinion, is the Lorentz factor,
γ = (1 - V^2/C^2)^(-1/2)
Virtually all of the mathematics behind Einsteins theory or special relativity relates back to this one tiny, simple equation. And that is Beautiful.
This animation was created based on the images taken during the event. While Hubble took 20 images during the event, the hundreds of images needed for the animation were created from the original images using the measured rotation of Jupiter and the motions of the satellites and their shadows.