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In the beginning the Universe was created.
This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.
It is known that there are an infinite number of worlds, simply because there is an infinite amount of space for them to be in. However, not every one of them is inhabited. Therefore, there must be a finite number of inhabited worlds. Any finite number divided by infinity is as near to nothing as makes no odds, so the average population of all the planets in the Universe can be said to be zero. From this it follows that the population of the whole Universe is also zero, and that any people you may meet from time to time are merely the products of a deranged imagination.
 
  1. Notes: 990 / 1 day ago  from scishow (originally from txchnologist)

    txchnologist:

    Making Legs For Future Robotic Animal Assistants

    University of South Florida computer engineer Luther Palmer is working on one of the big problems in robotics—creating legs that can move over all different types of terrain that a machine would find out in the real world. His team at the Biomorphic Robotics Lab is doing intensive computer modeling and taking tips from horses and humans on agile locomotion.

    The team’s vision, like many other roboticists, is to imbue the best movement ideas developed through evolution into their machines. Palmer writes on his lab’s website that in the future, “robotic canines will gallop up stairs and over collapsed beams in burning buildings, locating occupants for rescue personnel.”

    He also sees a time of robotic horses to carry heavy loads, cockroaches to conduct surreptitious surveillance and gophers to prepare alien worlds for human habitation. 

    See the National Science Foundation video  and one for Palmer’s RecoRoach below.

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  2. Notes: 466 / 1 day ago  from fuckyeahfluiddynamics
    fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

Frisbees are a popular summertime toy, but they involve some pretty neat physics, too. Two key ingredients to their long flight times are their lift generation and spin. A frisbee in flight behaves very much like a wing, generating lift by flying at an angle of attack. This angle of attack and the curvature of the disk rim cause air to accelerate over the top of the leading edge. Airflow over the top of the disk is faster than that across the bottom;  thus, pressure is lower over the top of the frisbee and lift is generated. Aerodynamic lift and drag aren’t enough to keep the frisbee aloft long, though. Spin matters, too. If the frisbee is launched without spin, gravity acts on it through its center of mass, but lift and drag act through a point off-center because lift tends to be higher on the front of the disk than the back. This offset between gravitational forces and aerodynamic forces creates a torque that tends to flip the frisbee. By spinning the frisbee, the thrower gives it a high angular momentum acting about its spin axis. Now instead of flipping the disk, the torque caused by the offset forces just tips the angular momentum vector slightly. Physically, this is known as spin stabilization or gyroscopic stability. Tomorrow we’ll take a closer look at airflow over the frisbee.  (Image credit: A. Leibel and C. Pugh, source video; recommended papers by: V. Morrison and R. Lorentz)

    fuckyeahfluiddynamics:

    Frisbees are a popular summertime toy, but they involve some pretty neat physics, too. Two key ingredients to their long flight times are their lift generation and spin. A frisbee in flight behaves very much like a wing, generating lift by flying at an angle of attack. This angle of attack and the curvature of the disk rim cause air to accelerate over the top of the leading edge. Airflow over the top of the disk is faster than that across the bottom;  thus, pressure is lower over the top of the frisbee and lift is generated. Aerodynamic lift and drag aren’t enough to keep the frisbee aloft long, though. Spin matters, too. If the frisbee is launched without spin, gravity acts on it through its center of mass, but lift and drag act through a point off-center because lift tends to be higher on the front of the disk than the back. This offset between gravitational forces and aerodynamic forces creates a torque that tends to flip the frisbee. By spinning the frisbee, the thrower gives it a high angular momentum acting about its spin axis. Now instead of flipping the disk, the torque caused by the offset forces just tips the angular momentum vector slightly. Physically, this is known as spin stabilization or gyroscopic stability. Tomorrow we’ll take a closer look at airflow over the frisbee.  (Image credit: A. Leibel and C. Pugh, source video; recommended papers by: V. Morrison and R. Lorentz)

     

  3. Notes: 553781 / 4 days ago  from igshar (originally from memeguy-com)
    adhoption:

river-b:

motherfuckinoedipus:

abnels:

memeguy-com:

You win this round cheese

actually that is a rectangle cheese

[oxford comma laughing in the distance]

[vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]

I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter

    adhoption:

    river-b:

    motherfuckinoedipus:

    abnels:

    memeguy-com:

    You win this round cheese

    actually that is a rectangle cheese

    [oxford comma laughing in the distance]

    [vocative comma wondering what oxford comma thinks it’s doing here]

    I already reblogged this for the pun but I’m reblogging again for the sick punctuation banter

     

  4. Notes: 58101 / 4 days ago  from afro-dominicano (originally from blastortoise)

    blastortoise:

    *white person shoots up movie theater* oh he probably maybe had a mental disorder and rough childhood, i feel bad for him we should have seen the signs and gotten him help….

    *black person gets shot unarmed* oh he probably was walking around like a gangster thug, i want a full toxicology report and i’m def gonna ignore the eye witness accounts of the incident because they are all…you know…black…and probably biased and lying.

  5. Notes: 135202 / 4 days ago  from afro-dominicano (originally from socialjusticekoolaid)

    socialjusticekoolaid:

    What they won’t show you on CNN tonight: Ferguson residents line a parade of roses down W Florissant, leading to where Mike Brown was taken from this world. #staywoke #powerful #insolidarity 

  6. Notes: 11441 / 5 days ago  from afro-dominicano (originally from postracialcomments)

    scrapes:

    keithlafells:

    dopest-ethiopian:

    solarsenpai:

    1017andpregnant:

    afrobluess:

    postracialcomments:

    TRIGGER WARNING: THIS VIDEO IS GRAPHIC

    Video of the Police shooting that killed 

    Kajieme Powell  in St. Louis 08/19/2014

    (I hate posting things like this but it needs to be seen!!)

    *EDIT: THIS IS A VIDEO OF HIM BE SHOT AND KILLED

    WARNING TO ALL!!!

    Oh my god I’m literally crying.

    My soul hurts

    Bruh count how many fucking shots they unloaded, it wasn’t even that serious bruh

    They killed him and they still putting him in cuffs

    You can’t deny this evidence and I hope those cops lose their jobs, never to work as law enforcement again.

    Cried. Hard. Plain disbelief.

    The police story was the man was 2-4 feet away and had the knife raised in his hand. But clearly he was way farther than that and his hands were by his side. These cops are obviously pussy, did they both have to let off 9 rounds? The first shot would have made him drop the knife and him and his partner could have handled it from there. But no. Trigger happy police had to go overkill and even cuffed him after he was dead.

    i’m crying i don’t want to be alive in this world i fucking hate these piece of shit trigger happy racists

  7. Notes: 445531 / 5 days ago  from soupsan (originally from owlturdcomix)

    behindthedooroffreedom:

    behindthedooroffreedom:

    dainosawr:

    owlturdcomix:

    We go forward.

    DAFUQ

    Woah

    This still gets to me

  8. Notes: 2 / 5 days ago 
    It was my brothers birthday the other day, and this is the card I made him.

Bear.

    It was my brothers birthday the other day, and this is the card I made him.

    Bear.

     

  9. Notes: 154 / 6 days ago  from parastatic (originally from bogleech)

    bogleech:

    Whether they’re talking about food, medicine, sexuality or gender, people who use the word “natural” to basically mean “better” are being ignorant tools every single time.

  10. Notes: 60501 / 6 days ago  from igshar (originally from dragonheartedrabbit)

    dragonheartedrabbit:

    Going on right now in Ferguson: Police are raiding a church that has been stocked with medical supplies, food, and tear gas recovery kits for community members engaging in protests. This cannot be allowed to continue.

    Stand up, speak out. 

  11. Notes: 32347 / 6 days ago  from igshar (originally from vladmasters)

    beastlyart:

    breebird33:

    peterosehaircut:

    Weird Al’s polka medleys are always the bomb, man.

    1. "Wrecking Ball" by Miley Cyrus
    2. "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People
    3. "Best Song Ever" by One Direction
    4. "Gangnam Style" by Psy
    5. "Call Me Maybe" by Carly Rae Jepsen
    6. "Scream & Shout" by will.i.am feat. Britney Spears
    7. "Somebody That I Used To Know" by Gotye feat. Kimbra
    8. "Timber" by Pitbull feat. Kesha
    9. "Sexy and I Know It" by LMFAO
    10. "Thrift Shop" by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis feat. Wanz
    11. "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk feat. Pharrell

    And yet he isn’t related to Frankie Yankovic

    I love how every time he goes, “Maybe I won’t do a polka medley on this album…” his fans freak the fuck out. “NO! YOU HAVE TO!”

    (Source: vladmasters)

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  12. Notes: 118270 / 1 week ago  from afro-dominicano (originally from cognitivedissonance)

    cognitivedissonance:

    Tonight in Ferguson, Mo. Even CNN is calling out police brutality.

    We are watching history unfold. Do not stand down. Spread the word.

    No justice, no peace.

  13. Notes: 175905 / 1 week ago  from igshar (originally from sandandglass)

    (Source: sandandglass)

  14. Notes: 8061 / 1 week ago  from parastatic (originally from theredkite)
    "Commander Vimes didn’t like the phrase ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’, believing the innocent had everything to fear, mostly from the guilty but in the longer term even more from those who say things like ‘The innocent have nothing to fear’."
    - Terry Pratchett (via beornwulf)

    (Source: theredkite)

  15. Notes: 4988 / 1 week ago  from thebrainscoop

    thebrainscoop:

    Science Needs Women: 
    For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

    I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

    I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

    …for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

    …for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

    …for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

    …for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

    …for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

    …and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

    The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

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