Science is that boy I liked in fourth grade: it pretty much hates me, but I chase it anyway.

markusrabbit:

ultrafacts:

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I’ve actually read about this in a Biography about Tesla, apparently Twain would come over to Tesla’s place sometimes and they would mess with all the crazy inventions. :D

markusrabbit:

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I’ve actually read about this in a Biography about Tesla, apparently Twain would come over to Tesla’s place sometimes and they would mess with all the crazy inventions. :D

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hockpock:

qualiachameleon:

rocketumbl:

Theo Jansen  Strandbeest

Side note: These don’t have motors. They’re completely momentum/wind-powered and literally just wander around beaches unsupervised like giant abstract monsters.

these are both amazing and COMPLETELY TERRIFYING

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hitchedand24:

Maybe if I had a teacher like this I would have liked science more.

hitchedand24:

Maybe if I had a teacher like this I would have liked science more.

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physicsshiny:

man-eatingcat:

movsi:

corophagia:

The Central Nervous System, containing the brain and spinal cord.

This is who you are.

pretty much

This actually gives rise to what you perceive as “you”.

physicsshiny:

man-eatingcat:

movsi:

corophagia:

The Central Nervous System, containing the brain and spinal cord.

This is who you are.

pretty much

This actually gives rise to what you perceive as “you”.

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saulofortz:

Larry Phillips originally shared:



 
The BrachistochroneThis animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: The Brachistochrone Challenge:If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics,Calculus of Variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in Quantum Mechanics and other fields.

saulofortz:

 
The Brachistochrone
This animation is about one of the most significant problems in the history of mathematics: The Brachistochrone Challenge:

If a ball is to roll down a ramp which connects two points, what must be the shape of the ramp’s curve be, such that the descent time is a minimum?

Intuition says that it should be a straight line. That would minimize the distance, but the minimum time happens when the ramp curve is the one shown: a cycloid.

Johann Bernoulli posed the problem to the mathematicians of Europe in 1696, and ultimately, several found the solution. However, a new branch of mathematics,Calculus of Variations, had to be invented to deal with such problems. Today, calculus of variations is vital in Quantum Mechanics and other fields.

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twisteddoodles:

The truth about Eureka.

twisteddoodles:

The truth about Eureka.

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asapscience:

Brings a tear to our eye. 

asapscience:

Brings a tear to our eye. 

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poodlepants:

I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.

poodlepants:

I was all set to be snarky about this, but I think Neil did well enough on his own.

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