I watched a great episode of Horizon last night – asking the biggest questions that science can possibly ask: where did everything in our universe come from? How did it all begin? What followed was a dizzying exploration of cosmic bounces, rips and multiple universes. If you like that sort of stuff I can’t recommend… Continue reading A Few Cosmic Mind Bogglers
The invisible ebb and flow of magnetics fields. http://vimeo.com/moogaloop.swf?clip_id=1166968&server=vimeo.com&show_title=1&show_byline=1&show_portrait=1&color=00adef&fullscreen=1 Magnetic Movie from Semiconductor on Vimeo. Are we observing a series of scientific experiments, the universe in flux, or a documentary of a fictional world? The secret lives of invisible magnetic fields are revealed as chaotic ever-changing geometries. Read lots more about it here: http://www.semiconductorfilms.com/root/Magnetic_Movie/Magnetic.htm An… Continue reading The Secret Life of Magnetic Fields
Bit off-topic to my usual stuff but watch this and think about what it means it for a while. YouTube link. At least 100 billion galaxies. That’s 10 thousand, billion, billion stars (10 sextillion). Unfathomable via Make: Online
Will extremely large databases of information, starting in the petabyte level, change how we learn. It may turn out that tremendously large volumes of data are sufficient to skip the theory in order to make a predicted observation. Google was one of the first to notice this. For instance, take Google’s spell checker. When you… Continue reading Will large amounts of information and data change how we learn?