guillaumeguerillot:

Top 5 physicists > Ludwig BoltzmannQui peux voir l’avenir ? Ayons une ouverture dans toutes les directions de la recheche, loin des dogmes, que ce soit atomiste ou non-atomiste ! Who sees the future? Let us have free scope for all directions of research; away with dogmatism, either atomistic or anti-atomistic!

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Top 5 physicists > Ludwig Boltzmann

Qui peux voir l’avenir ? Ayons une ouverture dans toutes les directions de la recheche, loin des dogmes, que ce soit atomiste ou non-atomiste !

Who sees the future? Let us have free scope for all directions of research; away with dogmatism, either atomistic or anti-atomistic!

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pdvmorris:

Almost Like the Blues ~ Leonard Cohen 

I was driftin’ around…not that four wheel kind but maybe in there somewhere — when I heard this one on my iPod — I began to breach a huge smile.  Feck, yes, Cousin Leo, yes!!!!  Now he speaks from the place that very few performers and certainly no “Rock” folks vantage point.  80 years on the Blue Marble and still his poetic soul shines — one of my ward mates in the medico farm said something about it not really being singing….told him to take some more Thorazine and call the doc in the morning!  Yes, please I’ll have some of what Leonard is having!  Ironically, I am closer in age to Mr. Cohen than I am to my younger sister.  Peace, love and heavy sauce, y’all! 

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spring-of-mathematics:

Envelope and String Art

In geometry, an envelope of a family of curves in the plane is a curve that is tangent to each member of the family at some point. Classically, a point on the envelope can be thought of as the intersection of two “adjacent” curves, meaning the limit of intersections of nearby curves. This idea can be generalized to an envelope of surfaces in space, and so on to higher dimensions.

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Reference: Envelope (Mathematics) on Wiki - Envelope on mathworld.wolfram.com.

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distant-traveller:

Potentially habitable moons

For astrobiologists, these may be the four most tantalizing moons in our Solar System. Shown at the same scale, their exploration by interplanetary spacecraft has launched the idea that moons, not just planets, could have environments supporting life. The Galileo mission to Jupiter discovered Europa’s global subsurface ocean of liquid water and indications of Ganymede’s interior seas. At Saturn, the Cassini probe detected erupting fountains of water ice from Enceladus indicating warmer subsurface water on even that small moon, while finding surface lakes of frigid but still liquid hydrocarbons beneath the dense atmosphere of large moon Titan. Now looking beyond the Solar System, new research suggests that sizable exomoons, could actually outnumber exoplanets in stellar habitable zones. That would make moons the most common type of habitable world in the Universe.

Image Credit: Research and compilation - René Heller (McMaster Univ.) et al.  Panels - NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute - Copyright: Ted Stryk

distant-traveller:

Potentially habitable moons

For astrobiologists, these may be the four most tantalizing moons in our Solar System. Shown at the same scale, their exploration by interplanetary spacecraft has launched the idea that moons, not just planets, could have environments supporting life. The Galileo mission to Jupiter discovered Europa’s global subsurface ocean of liquid water and indications of Ganymede’s interior seas. At Saturn, the Cassini probe detected erupting fountains of water ice from Enceladus indicating warmer subsurface water on even that small moon, while finding surface lakes of frigid but still liquid hydrocarbons beneath the dense atmosphere of large moon Titan. Now looking beyond the Solar System, new research suggests that sizable exomoons, could actually outnumber exoplanets in stellar habitable zones. That would make moons the most common type of habitable world in the Universe.

Image Credit: Research and compilation - René Heller (McMaster Univ.) et al.  Panels - NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute - Copyright: Ted Stryk

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mathhombre:

L Spiral.

This is a generalization of a diagram I saw from d3lt4 on Tumblr:

It is constructed by rotating and dilating the L shape to fit in with itself, rotated 90 degrees. There are some interesting properties that develop based on the height/width ratio and the thickness of the L-shape. At first I thought D3lt4’s diagram was based on an L from a square with thickness half of the width, but instead it is Golden.

The last image is close to real Golden ratio proportions.

On GeoGebraTube for play.

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lustik:

Stained Glass Driverless Sleeper Car of the Future by Dominic Wilcox.

Photos: Sylvain Deleu

It’s on exhibition now at:
Design Junction, London
18-21 September 2014
The Sorting Office
21-31 New Oxford Street
London WC1A 1BA

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mikkolagerstedt:

Night II

Photography Mikko Lagerstedt
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theaatproject:


On today’s date, September 18th, Leon Foucault was born. Well-noted for his demonstration of the Foucault Pendulum, which was conceived as a simple experiment to show the rotation of the Earth, Foucault also devised an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and is credited with naming the gyroscope.
Happy 195th birthday, Monsieur Foucault!
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theaatproject:

On today’s date, September 18th, Leon Foucault was born. Well-noted for his demonstration of the Foucault Pendulum, which was conceived as a simple experiment to show the rotation of the Earth, Foucault also devised an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and is credited with naming the gyroscope.

Happy 195th birthday, Monsieur Foucault!

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haidaspicciare:

Gromit

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Gromit

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Burt Bacharach Dionne Warwick - Anyone Who Has A Heart

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spaceplasma:

Jupiter’s Irregular Satellites

The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with “reasonably secure” orbits of any planet in the Solar System. In fact, Jupiter and its moons are like a miniature solar system with the inner moons orbiting faster than the others. Eight of Jupiter’s moons are regular satellites, with prograde and nearly circular orbits that are not greatly inclined with respect to Jupiter’s equatorial plane. The remainder of Jupiter’s moons are irregular satellites, whose prograde and retrograde orbits are much farther from Jupiter and have high inclinations and eccentricities. These moons were probably captured by Jupiter from solar orbits. There are 17 recently discovered irregular satellites that have not yet been named.

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spaceplasma:

Jupiter’s Irregular Satellites

The planet Jupiter has 67 confirmed moons. This gives it the largest retinue of moons with “reasonably secure” orbits of any planet in the Solar System. In fact, Jupiter and its moons are like a miniature solar system with the inner moons orbiting faster than the others. Eight of Jupiter’s moons are regular satellites, with prograde and nearly circular orbits that are not greatly inclined with respect to Jupiter’s equatorial plane. The remainder of Jupiter’s moons are irregular satellites, whose prograde and retrograde orbits are much farther from Jupiter and have high inclinations and eccentricities. These moons were probably captured by Jupiter from solar orbits. There are 17 recently discovered irregular satellites that have not yet been named.

Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Lowell Observatory/J. Spencer/JHU-APL

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