jtotheizzoe:

My favorite math joke, illustrated by Sandra Boynton.
My dad has this on a coffee cup, which pretty much explains why I am how I am (by which I mean “awesome”).

jtotheizzoe:

My favorite math joke, illustrated by Sandra Boynton.

My dad has this on a coffee cup, which pretty much explains why I am how I am (by which I mean “awesome”).

neil-gaiman:

causeimaprince:

psilentasincjelli:

spacerelish:

rabertaxelander:


When fire ants are gathered into a group, they act like a fluid, as depicted above in a scene, arranged by the researchers, that could be called either whimsical or the stuff of nightmares.

NOPE

HERE I MADE YOU A NICE CUP OF TEA MOTHERFUCKER

THEY WARNED ME ABOUT YOU AUSTRALIANS BUT I DIDN’T LISTEN
THE BURNING DOESN’T STOP

#throws back head and laughs #who wants some tea

Good lord.

neil-gaiman:

causeimaprince:

psilentasincjelli:

spacerelish:

rabertaxelander:

When fire ants are gathered into a group, they act like a fluid, as depicted above in a scene, arranged by the researchers, that could be called either whimsical or the stuff of nightmares.

NOPE

HERE I MADE YOU A NICE CUP OF TEA MOTHERFUCKER

THEY WARNED ME ABOUT YOU AUSTRALIANS BUT I DIDN’T LISTEN

THE BURNING DOESN’T STOP

#throws back head and laughs #who wants some tea

Good lord.

(via lawrencechin)

2012 version! :)

infinity-imagined:

The orbits of the moons and planets form a 4-dimensional fractal helix in spacetime.

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nevver:

A look at Jordyn Wieber’s nearly-flawless “double twisting, double back”

nevver:

A look at Jordyn Wieber’s nearly-flawless “double twisting, double back

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Teen girl from Egypt has just reinvented space travel. Fuck yeah.

jemimaaslana:

Teen girl from Egypt has just reinvented space travel

oppressedbrowngirlsdoingthings:

fyeahcarlsagan:

Egyptian Aisha Mustafa, 19, has dazzled the physics world with a new invention that could launch spacecraft off the Earth’s surface and soaring through space without any fuel. Space is filled with a billowing sea of quantum particles that jump in and out of existence, and Aisha Mustafa proposes using thin silicon panels, spaced closely together, to trap these particles and then move against them, creating a propelling force. This innovation would make space exploration lighter, safer and cheaper than the traditional “blast off” method. Mustafa still has some design work to do, but unfortunately her research is currently limited by lack of state funding for space science departments at the university level, though her school’s science club did help fund her application for a patent.

What a woman.

nah lies all oppression

She’s bloody brilliant, and I wanna see this happen so bad. Wow.

(via dion-thesocialist)

anticapitalist:

thequantumlife:

On finding that particles were being lost from the system in which they were stored, physicists have hypothesized that the particles may have traveled into a parallel world of mirror particles. 
Neutrons May Travel to Mirror Dimensions

A magnetic field of particular strength and orientation could cause neutrons to be lost from a system into a parallel world of mirror particles.
Italian physicists have hypothesized the existence of parallel matter to explain an experimental anomaly that cannot be interpreted using standard physics.
Their findings could shed light on the nature of dark matter, which is believed to make up more than 80 percent of our universe’s mass even though it is completely invisible.


I predict within 10 years we’re gonna dish or at least majorly reform the standard model because everything we think is true is wrong.

anticapitalist:

thequantumlife:

On finding that particles were being lost from the system in which they were stored, physicists have hypothesized that the particles may have traveled into a parallel world of mirror particles. 

Neutrons May Travel to Mirror Dimensions

A magnetic field of particular strength and orientation could cause neutrons to be lost from a system into a parallel world of mirror particles.

Italian physicists have hypothesized the existence of parallel matter to explain an experimental anomaly that cannot be interpreted using standard physics.

Their findings could shed light on the nature of dark matter, which is believed to make up more than 80 percent of our universe’s mass even though it is completely invisible.

I predict within 10 years we’re gonna dish or at least majorly reform the standard model because everything we think is true is wrong.

(via of-cannibals-and-kings)

isolatedvertex:

penswordpress:

“
If Satan plays miniature golf, this is his favorite hole. A ball struck at A, in any direction, will never find the hole at B — even if it bounces forever.
The idea arose in the 1950s, when Ernst Straus wondered whether a room lined with mirrors would always be illuminated completely by a single match.
Straus’ question went unanswered until 1995, when George Tokarsky found a 26-sided room with a “dark” spot; two years later D. Castro offered the 24-sided improvement above. If a candle is placed at A, and you’re standing at B, you won’t see its reflection anywhere around you — even though you’re surrounded by mirrors.”

Coolest thing on the “math” tag today.

isolatedvertex:

penswordpress:

If Satan plays miniature golf, this is his favorite hole. A ball struck at A, in any direction, will never find the hole at B — even if it bounces forever.

The idea arose in the 1950s, when Ernst Straus wondered whether a room lined with mirrors would always be illuminated completely by a single match.

Straus’ question went unanswered until 1995, when George Tokarsky found a 26-sided room with a “dark” spot; two years later D. Castro offered the 24-sided improvement above. If a candle is placed at A, and you’re standing at B, you won’t see its reflection anywhere around you — even though you’re surrounded by mirrors.”

Coolest thing on the “math” tag today.

(via of-cannibals-and-kings)