Nothing travels faster than the speed of light, with the possible exception of bad news, which obeys its own set of laws.
– Douglas Adams
Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the universe.
– Albert Einstein
We only have to look at ourselves to see how intelligent life might develop into something we wouldn’t want to meet.
– Stephen Hawking
Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.
– Aldous Huxley
There is a theory which states that if ever anyone discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened.
– Douglas Adams
Pin-Ups by Bill Randall
Normally, weather moves from west to east. In the mid-latitudes, the prevailing winds are westerlies. This means storm systems generally move in from the West.
The colors we see in the sky are due to the rays of sunlight being split into colors of the spectrum as they pass through the atmosphere and ricochet off the gases, water vapor and particles. The amounts of water vapor and dust particles in the atmosphere are good indicators of weather conditions. They also determine which colors we will see in the sky.
During sunrise and sunset the sun is low in the sky, and it transmits light through the thickest part of the atmosphere. A red sky suggests an atmosphere loaded with dust and moisture particles. The shorter wavelengths, such as blue, are scattered and broken up. We see the red wavelengths. the longest in the color spectrum, are able to continue through the atmosphere.
Red sky at night, sailor’s delight.
A red sky at night means that the setting sun is sending its light through a high concentration of dust particles. This usually indicates high pressure and stable air coming in from the west and good weather will follow.
Red sky in morning, sailor’s warning.
A red sunrise can mean that a high pressure system (good weather) has already passed, thus indicating that a storm system (low pressure) may be moving to the east. A morning sky that is a deep, fiery red can indicate that there is high water content in the atmosphere. So, rain could be on its way.
dievca had the pleasure of a beautiful sunset, yesterday.
Made her evening.
Photos: dievca 02/2019 NYC
Two of dievca’s passions: BDSM and Physics!
In early 1967, an English actor, Simon Prebble, coined the name “Newton’s cradle” (now used generically) for the wooden version manufactured by his company, Scientific Demonstrations Ltd. After some initial resistance from retailers, they were first sold by Harrods of London, thus creating the start of an enduring market for executive toys. Later a very successful chrome design for the Carnaby Street store Gear was created by the sculptor and future film director Richard Loncraine. – wikipedia
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Does this piece remind you of something you once saw in a science textbook? There is a reason, Nervous System bases designs on forms from nature. The Cellular Collar features a complexly patterned structure created from twisting and subdividing a simple hexagonal mesh. It rests elegantly upon the collar bones and stays in place with no clasp. Inspired by forms of microscopic creatures with mineral exoskeletons, radiolarians. This necklace is both intricate and strong. It has taken shape by using a type of 3D printing.
Somerville, MA, USA Two tech, design, science, and math-savvy MIT alumni founded Nervous System in 2007. Nervous System is a generative design studio that works at the intersection of science, art, and technology. They make jewelry and housewares in the likeness of nature’s forms, from leaf veins to tiny sea creatures. The team turns digital designs mimicking nature’s organic patterns into intricate works in materials like nylon and stainless steel. Drawing inspiration from natural phenomena, they write computer programs that can generate an infinite range of designs.