Curated Wonder

Aug 21

asapscience:

utcjonesobservatory:

Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased

“In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.’s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined.”
- Neil Degrasse Tyson

asapscience:

utcjonesobservatory:

Not very professional but it does express my personal displeasure for the current state of where are funds are being distributed >_> I might be a little biased

In just one year, the expenditure of of the U.S.’s military budget is equivalent to the entire 50-year running budget of NASA combined.

- Neil Degrasse Tyson

(via sagansense)

zenpencils:

Amy Poehler poster now for sale. Plus for a limited time get 20% off your order by using promo code POSTER20 during checkout.

zenpencils:

Amy Poehler poster now for sale. Plus for a limited time get 20% off your order by using promo code POSTER20 during checkout.

Aug 19

mustnt-be-afraid-to-dream:

In honor of Shark Week and the irrational fear of being killed by a shark. It is estimated that 11,417 sharks are killed by humans every hour of every day or about 100,000,000 per year.

mustnt-be-afraid-to-dream:

In honor of Shark Week and the irrational fear of being killed by a shark. It is estimated that 11,417 sharks are killed by humans every hour of every day or about 100,000,000 per year.

(Source: ryot.org, via sagansense)

mustnt-be-afraid-to-dream:

In honor of Shark Week and the irrational fear of being killed by a shark. It is estimated that 11,417 sharks are killed by humans every hour of every day or about 100,000,000 per year.

mustnt-be-afraid-to-dream:

In honor of Shark Week and the irrational fear of being killed by a shark. It is estimated that 11,417 sharks are killed by humans every hour of every day or about 100,000,000 per year.

(Source: ryot.org, via sagansense)

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Aug 17

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If Andromeda were brighter, this is how it would look in our night sky. They’re all out there, we just can’t see them
Distance to Earth: 2,538,000 light years

If Andromeda were brighter, this is how it would look in our night sky.
They’re all out there, we just can’t see them

Distance to Earth: 2,538,000 light years

(Source: laughing-treees, via sagansense)

bigblueboo:

pistons

bigblueboo:

pistons

(via troythulu)

Aug 16

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

 An Isochrone curve is the curve for which the time taken by an object sliding without friction in uniform gravity to its lowest point is independent of its starting point. The curve is a cycloid, and the time is equal to π times the square root of the radius over the acceleration of gravity.
- A ball set on an Isocrone (or Tautochrone) curve will reach the bottom at the same length of time no matter where you place the ball, so long as there is no impeding friction.

[Gif] - Four balls slide down a cycloid curve from different positions, but they arrive at the bottom at the same time. The blue arrows show the points’ acceleration along the curve. On the top is the time-position diagram.
[source]

trigonometry-is-my-bitch:

 An Isochrone curve is the curve for which the time taken by an object sliding without friction in uniform gravity to its lowest point is independent of its starting point. The curve is a cycloid, and the time is equal to π times the square root of the radius over the acceleration of gravity.

- A ball set on an Isocrone (or Tautochrone) curve will reach the bottom at the same length of time no matter where you place the ball, so long as there is no impeding friction.

[Gif] - Four balls slide down a cycloid curve from different positions, but they arrive at the bottom at the same time. The blue arrows show the points’ acceleration along the curve. On the top is the time-position diagram.

[source]

Aug 11

“Jumping from failure to failure with undiminished enthusiasm is the big secret of success.” —

Pioneering physicist Savas Dimopoulos in Particle Fever, the excellent documentary about the Large Hadron Collider and the search for the Higgs boson – a tenacity that characterized some of the greatest achievers and innovators in history.

Pair with Pixar’s cofounder on the importance of fostering a fail-forward culture.

(via explore-blog)