This image really puts into perspective how unbelievably vast our universe is.
Each of the thousands of dots in this image is an entire galaxy containing billions of stars, revealed in a region of space called the Lockman hole, which allows a clear line of sight out into the distant universe, as seen by the Herschel Space Observatory.
Happy Birthday Open Web!!
On 30 April 1993 CERN published a statement that made World Wide Web technology available on a royalty free basis, allowing the web to flourish: http://info.cern.ch/
This image shows http://info.cern.ch/ including a screenshot of the original NeXT web browser in 1993.
CERN, making the web free and proving the big bang for years!
It’s like all my favorite things come from one place!
One half of the humans are female, so one half of the scientists should be female.
- Bill Nye at the Storytelling of Science at ASU
HELL YES! ILU Bill Nye! *high fives*
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All things are strings, vibrating in 11 dimensions.
Double Slit Experiment explained! by Jim Al-Khalili
“If you can explain this using common sense and logic, do let me know, because there is a Nobel Prize for you..”
Professor Jim Al-Khalili explains the experiment that reveals the “central mystery of quantum mechanics” - the double slit experiment.
Watch the full lecture here:
Sometimes called the “two-slit” or “Young’s” experiment, it demonstrates that matter and energy can display the characteristics of both waves and particles, establishing the principle known as wave-particle duality. Furthermore, it questions the role of the observer in the outcome of events and demonstrates the fundamental limitation of an observer to predict experimental results.
For this reason, Richard Feynman called it “a phenomenon which is impossible … to explain in any classical way, and which has in it the heart of quantum mechanics. In reality, it contains the only mystery [of quantum mechanics],” (see more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-slit_experiment).
This, to me, is THE MOST MIND-BLOWING thing in ALL OF SCIENCE.
That somehow the act of a conscious mind viewing the results of a test CHANGES how atoms act. HOW. No one knows.
I was working at the Planetarium at OMSI (The Oregon Museum of Science and Industry) today, ten years ago. (God, I can’t believe how time has passed so fast.) And I remember my boss coming down and informing me about the tragedy. I burst into tears right in front of him. And then I had to tell the public. We were the place people would come to in this city for information about space and NASA and I didn’t know what to say. It was a very sad day. We lost 7 amazing, and irreplaceable humans.
The Planetary Society Says ‘Thank You’
CEO Bill Nye the Science Guy is joined by project directors and staff around the world who want you, our members, to know how very grateful we are for your support. 2012 was a great year, here’s to the next.
I joined the Planetary Society when I was 15! I wish I had the money right now to renew my membership, but one day I will! It’s so awesome what they do!
A wonderful reminder that the simplest questions can carry you to the edge of discovery.
(via Open Culture)
100,000 Stars is a new experiment for Chrome web browsers (or any other WebGL browser like Firefox or Safari) that lets you interactively explore the Milky Way galaxy with your mouse and scroll wheel. It is gorgeous and well worth exploring.
I hope they hid Bender out there somewhere.
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