dissociating-in-wonderland:

unexplained-events:

You wanna know what’s really scary?

Nature

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Im really afraid of wind

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Pro tip if you hate tornadoes live in a valley with mountains on all sides. You’ll never see one in your life.

Earth is a crazy place. 

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ucresearch:

Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion
For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.
Hear more about this discovery →

ucresearch:

Seeing a supernovae within hours of the explosion

For the first time ever, scientists have gathered direct evidence of a rare Wolf-Rayet star being linked to a specific type of stellar explosion known as a Type IIb supernova. Peter Nugent of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory says they caught this star – a whopping 360 million light years away – just a few hours after it exploded.

Hear more about this discovery →

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The Ultimate Goal Of Self-Driving Cars

I was just thinking about self-driving cars and it got me thinking about how much data these cars are going to consume and make available to whoever owns access rights. 

These cars will be scanning every single inch of every road that they are driving on, in real-time, every single millisecond of the day.

Thin about this: forget Google maps via Satellite or Google Street Views that both update every few months. Thing about being able to see real-time information, 3D maps of both roads and what’s on those roads. 

We are already subject to location data and travel data today (via your cell phone) so I won’t give that to Self-Driving Cars. But there’s also this hidden benefit, especially for Google, who is the biggest advocate for SDCs; more free time to surf the internet. 

What do you think you’re going to do with the extra 30 to 120 minutes of free time you just got yourself every day? You think you’re going to talk to the people in your car? Nope. You’re going to pull out your smartphone or tablet or use the car’s unit to surf the net, watch shows or listen to podcasts. Maybe even read a kindle. 

That’s the future that Google is pushing with their Self-Driving Car. 

We get more safety & more leisure and they get more information and more profits. It’s probably a pretty good win-win for all. 

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theenergyissue:

Hyperlapse of the Supermoon over Los Angeles
The TimeLAX project, started by video-making duo RandyFX and RandyGM, is a growing archive of timelapse photography of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. In a recent video made for the project, the so-called “supermoon” from August 10, 2014, can be seen rising eerily over the electrified cityscape. A supermoon occurs when a full moon or a new moon is at the point of its elliptal orbit when it is closest to Earth, resulting in a super-sized appearance. According to NASA, the moon appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than it does when farthest from the Earth. Though supermoons have been associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, there is no scientific evidence to back up this claim. Incidentally, the next and closest supermoon of the year will be tonight, September 9, 2014, so remember to keep an eye out.

Does the moon seriously appear that big? How? someone please help me understand how it can look that fucking massive, i looked up in the sky all night yesterday and the moon looked totally normal. A little brighter, but it did not appear larger by any perceptible measurement.

LET SCIENCE EXPLAIN:

priceofliberty:

theenergyissue:

Hyperlapse of the Supermoon over Los Angeles

The TimeLAX project, started by video-making duo RandyFX and RandyGM, is a growing archive of timelapse photography of the Los Angeles metropolitan area. In a recent video made for the project, the so-called “supermoon” from August 10, 2014, can be seen rising eerily over the electrified cityscape. A supermoon occurs when a full moon or a new moon is at the point of its elliptal orbit when it is closest to Earth, resulting in a super-sized appearance. According to NASA, the moon appears 14% larger and 30% brighter than it does when farthest from the Earth. Though supermoons have been associated with increased risk of events such as earthquakes and volcanic eruptions, there is no scientific evidence to back up this claim. Incidentally, the next and closest supermoon of the year will be tonight, September 9, 2014, so remember to keep an eye out.

Does the moon seriously appear that big? How? someone please help me understand how it can look that fucking massive, i looked up in the sky all night yesterday and the moon looked totally normal. A little brighter, but it did not appear larger by any perceptible measurement.

LET SCIENCE EXPLAIN:

Abundance & Exponential Technologies.

I don’t know if we can truly eliminate the scarcity problem in the future (there are still translation and delivery costs) but the future looks oh so promising. 

Based on the Multi-verse theory, it’s scientifically possible that Westros exists in real life and the exact events of Game of Thrones are currently taking place. Think about that! ‪#‎SCIENCE‬

Solar panel roads are a good idea if you think that cars and transportation will forever be stuck in the 2000s. 

The problem with solar panel roads is that it forgets to take into consideration the one very big and obvious change that’s taking place today: Autonomous Cars. 

In a world where people drive themselves and need to keep a distance between their surrounding cars and themselves, there will always be large areas of road that are uncovered and capable of absorbing and processing sunlight. 

However, in the world of the autonomous car, vehicles will drive side-by-side and in a train-like orientation, leaving no real open road space. That’s like building a solar panel group under a group of closely packed, large trees. 

Now if you wanted to build a solar panel canopy over all of the roads, that would be a great idea!

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thewhipandtheunicorn:

can-not-compete:

caseytheboy:

skinny-love711:

gifcraft:

Fallen Tree Stands Back Up

Science side of tumblr, please explain?!





It’s just a basic lever principle. 

It actually looks like the tree left a massive hole in the ground and was sitting over something that acted like a fulcrum (giving it a leverage point), with the hole providing the gap for the tree to be able to pivot.
Once enough weight was removed from the top side of the tree (where he is cutting, notice no branches or leaves left), the roots out-weighed the rest of the tree, so there was not enough force left to hold the tree and it’s roots out of the ground, so the load of the roots pulled it back into the hole. 
Also note that the tree doesn’t actually stand up straight, but that the angle makes it look as so. As the camera pans out and to the side, you can see that the tree is slanted. That’s probably because the roots didn’t “fit” back into the ground the same way that they used to lay. 
Science. 

priceofliberty:

thewhipandtheunicorn:

can-not-compete:

caseytheboy:

skinny-love711:

gifcraft:

Fallen Tree Stands Back Up

Science side of tumblr, please explain?!

It’s just a basic lever principle. 

It actually looks like the tree left a massive hole in the ground and was sitting over something that acted like a fulcrum (giving it a leverage point), with the hole providing the gap for the tree to be able to pivot.

Once enough weight was removed from the top side of the tree (where he is cutting, notice no branches or leaves left), the roots out-weighed the rest of the tree, so there was not enough force left to hold the tree and it’s roots out of the ground, so the load of the roots pulled it back into the hole. 

Also note that the tree doesn’t actually stand up straight, but that the angle makes it look as so. As the camera pans out and to the side, you can see that the tree is slanted. That’s probably because the roots didn’t “fit” back into the ground the same way that they used to lay. 

Science. 

A couple of pics I took last night.

soupsoup:

Researchers at the University of Louisville and UCLA published a study in the journal Brain on April 8 that shows that four paralyzed men — the only patients so far to undergo the treatment — have all regained movement in their lower bodies, as well as bowel, bladder and sexual control.

What a marvelous time to be alive!

soupsoup:

Researchers at the University of Louisville and UCLA published a study in the journal Brain on April 8 that shows that four paralyzed men — the only patients so far to undergo the treatment — have all regained movement in their lower bodies, as well as bowel, bladder and sexual control.

What a marvelous time to be alive!

"No, it’s more the money thing…"

I like honest commercials.