The story so far:
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.
Notes: 22232 / 3 days ago
from igshar (originally from clockworkgate)
In so doing, these men have ably demonstrated the point Sarkeesian sought to make all along: that gaming is riddled with misogynistic violence, and that this violence reflects a real-world misogyny rampant within the gaming world.
Notes: 2262 / 3 days ago
from thatssoscience (originally from utcjonesobservatory)
"I love science, and it pains me to think that so many are terrified of the subject or feel that choosing science means you cannot also choose compassion, or the arts, or be awed by nature. Science is not meant to cure us of mystery, but to reinvent and reinvigorate it."
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.
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)
Notes: 575804 / 1 week ago
from igshar (originally from memeguy-com)
*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.
(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
Notes: 473528 / 1 week ago
from soupsan (originally from owlturdcomix)
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.
I'm Daniel Hoare, but more often than not I'm just referred to as 'Hoare'. Beginning the second stage of my life by studying physics at the University of Bath
And I know you're jealous of my name.
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