quinta-feira, 30 de outubro de 2014

This ferrofluid artwork follows you until you look at it

If you gaze into the abyss, the abyss also gazes into you. Or, in this case, an adorable, minimalist facsimile of a face, rendered in patches of ferrofluid -- nanoparticles of ferromagnetic material suspended in a carrier liquid.
And you don't have to do the first gazing, either: Eye Catcher, a project by Lin Zhang and Ran XieInteractive Architecture Lab at University College London, is desperate for your attention; so much so that the artwork will slide along the wall next to a passerby, hoping to catch their attention, seemingly suspended by magic. When they stop to look, two spots -- like eyes -- rise out of the puddle of ferrofluid at the bottom of the frame to look back. Read more.

Frauen sind immer praktisch :)

The chemistry of the different colours of Blood

segunda-feira, 27 de outubro de 2014

The periodic table of TED-Ed

TED-Ed launched a clickable periodic table with videos on every element. This work is a fruit of a partnership between TED-Ed and Brady Haran, the creator of the popular YouTube channel Numberphile. Read more.

Parachutist’s Record Fall: Over 25 Miles in 15 Minutes

 A well-known computer scientist parachuted from a balloon near the top of the stratosphere on Friday, falling faster than the speed of sound and breaking the world altitude record set just two years ago.
The jump was made by Alan Eustace, 57, a senior vice president of Google. At dawn he was lifted from an abandoned runway at the airport here by a balloon filled with 35,000 cubic feet of helium. Read more.

quarta-feira, 22 de outubro de 2014

Your life on earth

 Explore BBC Earth's unique interactive, personalised just to you.
Find out how, since the date of your birth, your life has progressed; including how many times your heart has beaten, and how far you have travelled through space.
Investigate how the world around you has changed since you've been alive; from the amount the sea has risen, and the tectonic plates have moved, to the number of earthquakes and volcanoes that have erupted.

terça-feira, 21 de outubro de 2014

Take a moment with Coldplay - The Scientist

sexta-feira, 17 de outubro de 2014

Lockheed Martin: Compact Fusion Research & Development

Levitating Building Gobsmacks Londoners

The giant optical illusion is actually the work of British artist Alex Chinneck, whose previous architectural riffs have included flipped townhouses and sliding facades. Read more.

Rosetta’s journey and timeline

sexta-feira, 10 de outubro de 2014

NASA Invites Public to Send Your Name to Mars – Starting on Orion’s First Flight

Here’s your chance to participate in NASA’s ‘Journey to Mars’ and the first flight of the new Orion spacecraft that will eventually transport humans to the Red Planet.
NASA invites you to send your name to Mars. And the adventure starts via the first Orion test flight dubbed Exploration Flight Test-1 (EFT-1) scheduled for blastoff on December 4, 2014, from Cape Canaveral in Florida. Read more.

terça-feira, 7 de outubro de 2014

Physicists who changed the lightbulb win Nobel Prize

In a choice that surprised Nobel watchers, this year's physics prize is going to three Japanese scientists not for a basic discovery, as is typical, but rather for an invention: the blue light-emitting diode (LED). The Nobel committee recognized three researchers as contributing equally to the breakthrough: Isamu Akasaki of Meijo University in Nagoya and of Nagoya University; Hiroshi Amano of Nagoya University; and Shuji Nakamura, now of theUniversity of California, Santa Barbara. Read more.

Do I Only Use 10% of My Brain?


Do We Use Only 10% of Our Brains?


Does My Voice Really Sound Like That?

Sorry, your voice actually DOES sound like that in real life. :) This is why.

quinta-feira, 2 de outubro de 2014

What Are The Odds Of You Becoming Exactly You?

“Every one of us is, in the cosmic perspective, precious. If a human disagrees with you, let him live. In a hundred billion galaxies, you will not find another.” - Carl Sagan
The odds of getting struck by lightning during your lifetime are about 1 in 12,000.
While this explanation does make a fair amount of assumptions, take a look at some of the incredible ways that conditions in the universe came together to make you exactly you. Read more.

quarta-feira, 1 de outubro de 2014

Painted Saturn


5 Great Space Explorers (Who Weren’t Human)

Animals have always been there to brave new worlds and cross the boundaries of knowledge…whether they wanted to or not. In other words, they have always been used to try out new things to see how dangerous they were for humans. Aeronautic exploration was no different. Ever since the time of the Montgolfier brothers and their hot air balloon, animals have been sent up as high as possible before humans. Read more.