Archive for August, 2015

Bending Light — Making Neon [video]

A Short History Of Wingdings

WDingsFrom Vox.com –

It seems as bizarre as it is ubiquitous. What is Wingdings thinking? Why would someone want to write a comma using a mailbox? Why would anyone think we want to compose in peace signs and crosses and heart shapes? But Wingdings is much more than just a quirky font. It was —and remains — a phenomenon.

Continue reading HERE.

How to Age Gracefully [video]

5 Famous Inventors Who Stole Their Big Idea

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This Cracked article purports that Galileo, Alexander Graham Bell, Einstein, Edison, and Alexander Fleming stole their greatest inventions. I think “stole” is too strong; “built upon” or “borrowed” or even “refined” would be more accurate. Even given that, I think the back stories presented are fascinating.

Read all 5 stories HERE.

3D Printing With Glass [video]

3 Messages We’ve Sent To Extraterrestrials [video]

Touring LA By Drone [video]

Best Science Photos Of The Week

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[edited version of LiveScience photo]

From LiveScience –

Each week we find the most interesting and informative articles we can and along the way we uncover amazing and cool images. Here you’ll discover 10 incredible photos and the stories behind them.

Go there.

Shielding Your Most Important Assets – Wireless Armour

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Apparently, underwear made from silver thread, that claims be be anti-bacterial, anti-static, and to provide radiation shielding is available for purchase now. Something more stylish for the tinfoil hat crowd?

At between £24 and £35 ($37 to $55) a pair from the company’s website Wireless Armourundies aren’t cheap, but what value do you place on your fertility?

Read about it HERE, or

visit the Wireless Armour site.

Five Simple Questions Science Hasn’t Answered [video]

World’s Largest Musical Instrument [video]

Largest Digital Photos

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Wikipedia has a list of about 50 digital photographs that are the largest images on the internet. The largest is 681 gigapixels, of the moon, and the smallest is a mere 4.7 gigapixels. To view any of them, click on the “Full size zoomable image” link under each photo’s description.

Go to the list.


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