Hey guys, my friend Jake is doing a research project for class, and more data = better results. It’s only 5 questions, it took me maybe 5 minutes, and you would be awesome for doing it.
Correlation doesn’t equal causation but it does make for awesome charts.
My favorite What-If? so far. It includes such lines as:
"The pressure forces the water sideways, creating a supersonic omnidirectional jet that destroys everything in its path."
"Fear reigns supreme as the world fears rain supreme."
"…the unexplained meteorological phenomenon is simply dubbed a ‘Skrillex Storm’—because, in the words of one researcher, ‘It had one hell of a drop.’"
I love this site.
“The rover’s arm will scoop up samples of soil and deliver them to an onboard analysis chamber, where they will be studied by a gas chromatograph, a mass spectrometer, and a laser spectrometer, looking for telltale isotopes, gases, and elements. Chemical sniffers will sample the Martian air for carbon compounds - especially methane - which are the building blocks and by-products of life. Martian geology will be studied with a long-distance laser that can blast a million-watt beam at rocks up to 23 ft. (7 m) away, vaporizing them and allowing a spectrometer to analyze the chemistry of the residue. An onboard X-ray spectrometer will do similar work on rocks near the river…. Most appealing for the folks back home will be the 17 cameras arrayed around Curiosity. They will have the visual acuity to resolve an object the size of a golf ball 27 yd. (24.7 m) away and the resolution to capture one-megapixel color images from multiple perspectives.”
-“Live from Mars” by Jeffrey Kluger, TIME
Scientists by Tomas Muller
With the intention of depicting science as the true adventure and worthy pursuit it is, Tomas created this series as a promotion for the Charles University’s Faculty of Science in Prague. These Titans of ginormous stature are each a visual representation of an area of science: biology, geography, chemistry, and geology. I’ll let you figure out which Titan is which, after all, you should already know this stuff. But before you ask: the Titan representing the science of pizzamaking was, sadly, omitted.
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies: know more today about the world than I knew yesterday, and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you."
The search for neutrinos might get a big, big boost at some point… like the second largest structure ever built kind of boost. This proposed state of the art neutrino detector, taller than the Burj Khalifa tower and only second in area to the Great Wall of China would sit at the bottom of the Mediterranean, just looking for neutrinos.