icoceles-monster:

esoteric-souls:

atg115:

Does anyone else wonder what the government has science-wise.  like they could have teleportation or time travel and we would never know because they deemed it too dangerous for the general public to know about. 

So teleporting kind of already exists, scientists can teleport electrons and stuff with quantum entanglement, just google quantum teleportation :)

I am so happy other people know of this, I did a presentation on quantum entanglement and no one got it

Haha yeah not very well known, In high school before the final year i mostly spent my time watching random science docos!

University life #2

I am currently doing a project for an engineering course that require us (a team of 8) to build a device that can sense, pick up, and deliver an egg to a specified delivery point, without human control. It has rails and kind of works like a crane you see to win soft toys. As a first year student the task is kind of daunting but sure is interesting.

I coordinate the actual mechanical crane part of the device. Uni is awesome, i get to do things I would normally do for fun, except someone actually teaches me the stuff I need to know, oh and i get this thing called a degree when I’m done. So yeah playing with electromagnets and motors and aduino is fun.

More on the project as we actually start building it!

Ever since I saw the vsauce video entitled “Why are things creepy?”  I’ve been really interested in the concept of terror as Michael describes it. (if you haven’t seen it go go go watch it now!) Things that are terrifying because they are abstract or just slightly out of the ordinary are cool. 
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atg115:

Does anyone else wonder what the government has science-wise.  like they could have teleportation or time travel and we would never know because they deemed it too dangerous for the general public to know about. 

So teleporting kind of already exists, scientists can teleport electrons and stuff with quantum entanglement, just google quantum teleportation :)

archipanda:

Fiska se ne uci, fiska se zna
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Children are not scared of the dark.
They are scared of the unknown.

What could be in the dark.

It’s the unknown that freaks humanity out. If we don’t know something it bugs us, which can lead to fear of it.. I suppose this is why science exists, we are ever curious in order to quench this uneasy feeling of not knowing something.

University life #1

So this will be the first of many (if I can be bothered) little notes about how my studies are going, ill just tell you all the cool stuff I’ve learnt or that I’m working on! (be warned i’ll only explain things to the extent I understand them and will probably be wrong occasionally!)

Alright to kick things off: I study electrical engineering and science (majoring in physics) at University in Australia.

So I study a beginners programming course for C (thats just the language of programming) and we just received our first assignment. Converting integers into Roman numerals  and Roman numerals into integers. Relatively easy and uninteresting just using my knowledge of loops, arrays and if statements.

Interesting things:

Static friction > kinetic friction (usually)

contact forces are a bit strange, surfaces are not smooth, they’re bumpy. Imagine two mountain ranges being smooshed into each other. So the coefficient (ignore this word if you don’t know what it means) of static(stationary) friction is greater than kinetic (moving) friction because in the mountain analogy some parts come into very close contact and weld together. Basically this explains why its easier to move something thats moving than something thats not. The famous fridge dilemma. Have you noticed when pushing large objects it requires a great deal of force to get it moving but once it starts moving its good to go?

yeah so I found that interesting and i hope you did too. 

nebrdzf:

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s coming out pretty soon.
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THE COSMIC COMEDY

What is this mad sight before you?

Incarnate speck of star dust,
Animate ash of stellar fires,
Cinder of the Cosmos
Shaking its fist at the sky.

Some outraged atoms,
Unamused by the cosmic joke
That has imprisoned theme there upon a mote,
Spinning, helpless in the void.

An ant upon a cosmic carousel
Turning through space and time,
An extra in an unknown drama
Upon a stage to big for its mind.

altoidyoda:

Lawrence Krauss as an undergrad with Richard Feynman.
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weloveeinstein:

Full Quote:
Poets say science takes away from the beauty of the stars - mere globs of gas atoms. I, too, can see the stars on a desert night, and feel them. But do I see less or more? -Richard P. Feynman
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jtotheizzoe:

There are the rushing waves…
mountains of molecules,
each stupidly minding its own business…
trillions apart
…yet forming white surf in unison.

Ages on ages…
before any eyes could see…
year after year…
thunderously pounding the shore as now.
For whom, for what?
…on a dead…

physics is cooler though because you can make it do cool shit in real life

#negative temperatures are hot