newyorker:

Photos of how Harold Edgerton, the MIT professor who invented the strobe flash in the 1930s, experimented with his own technology: http://nyr.kr/XbIv2M

newyorker:

Photos of how Harold Edgerton, the MIT professor who invented the strobe flash in the 1930s, experimented with his own technology: http://nyr.kr/XbIv2M

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cracked:

Be careful out there

cracked:

Be careful out there

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peterfromtexas:

World’s most satisfying piss

peterfromtexas:

World’s most satisfying piss

If they [Lawrence Krauss, Stephen Hawking and Neil deGrasse Tyson] really believe this [that philosophy is a waste of time] they should stop indulging in low-grade philosophy in their own writings. You cannot do physics or cosmology without an assumed philosophical basis. You can choose not to think about that basis: it will still be there as an unexamined foundation of what you do. The fact you are unwilling to examine the philosophical foundations of what you do does not mean those foundations are not there; it just means they are unexamined.

Actually philosophical speculations have led to a great deal of good science. Einstein’s musings on Mach’s principle played a key role in developing general relativity. Einstein’s debate with Bohr and the EPR paper have led to a great deal of good physics testing the foundations of quantum physics. My own examination of the Copernican principle in cosmology has led to exploration of some great observational tests of spatial homogeneity that have turned an untested philosophical assumption into a testable—and indeed tested—scientific hypothesis. That’s good science.

— George F.R. Ellis (via philosophy-quotes)
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Have you ever wondered what tears look like under a microscope? Well, wonder no more, http://bit.ly/1rTbyT5
Image Credit: Rose-Lynn Fisher, text added by ScienceAlert

fromquarkstoquasars:

Have you ever wondered what tears look like under a microscope? Well, wonder no more, http://bit.ly/1rTbyT5

Image Credit: Rose-Lynn Fisher, text added by ScienceAlert

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So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the gospels in praise of intelligence. Bertrand Russell (via whats-out-there)
By 2025, we should have around 8.1 billion people online. Just imagine all those billions of people and ideas sharing and collaborating. Please don’t let me get hit by a bus. I want to live to experience this period which people will later call the Age of Collaboration.

Tiffany Shlain, filmmaker, host of the AOL series “The Future Starts Here” and founder of The Webby Awards, on what the future of the internet holds.

Friday thought of the day: What does the future hold for creativity/innovation?

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Spider-Man 2 (2004) - Deleted Scene

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