Archive for May, 2017

Ghost Glass Frogs [video]

Eye-Opening Facts About The Thyroid

From MentalFloss –

The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland that lives just below your larynx. Its two halves, or lobes, which rest against the trachea, weigh less than an ounce. The thyroid is under the control a peanut-shaped gland in the brain called the pituitary gland, which in turn takes its commands from the hypothalamus, a region of the brain that works as the communications center for the pituitary—sending messages in the form of hormones to control the release of thyroid hormones from the pituitary.

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Beobrew – Music-Infused Beer – What?

If you like homeopathy, you’ll love Beobrew. It is a beer produced by electronics manufacturer, Bang & Olufsen.

An article by AVS Forum gives the details –

Wait, what? A music-infused beer? What the heck does that mean? Mikkeller lowered a B&O Play A1 portable speaker—sealed in plastic—into the fermentation tank and played music from an iPod for two weeks. The playlist was curated by Le Gammeltoft from Heartbeats to “tailor the music to the taste.”

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Bug Collectors [video]

High Tech Medicine [comic]

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Young Illusionist Captures The Confusion Of Escher

From SomeEcards.com –

Kevin Parry is a stop-motion animator who’s basically a magician. His latest trick has gone viral with over 85,000 views, journeying through the trees into the Upside Down.

See several of his illusions HERE.

World’s Most Powerful Tide – Saltstraumen Maelstrom [video]

Pictures Of The Week

Pictures Of The Week from FlipBoard.

Charles Babbage Left A Computer Program In Turin In 1840

According to Wired –

In autumn of 1840, Charles Babbage arrived in Turin for a meeting of Italian scientists, where he gave the only public explanation of the workings of his “Analytical Engine.” This machine was the mostly-imaginary upgrade of Babbage’s failed “Difference Engine.” At the Accademia della Scienze di Torino (which was once run by Babbage’s host in Turin, Prof. Giovanni Plana), they still have all the paperwork that Babbage brought with him to Turin, which Babbage left behind as a gift for Plana and his associates. These documents includes charts, engineering plans, lecture notes, a bunch of pencil-scribbled calculations on what seems to be leaves neatly sliced out of Babbage’s own notebooks, and, well, also these punch-cards.

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Perfect Replicas of Classic Art [video]

Incredibly Preserved Dinosaur Found In Canada

According to National Geographic –

Some 110 million years ago, this armored plant-eater lumbered through what is now western Canada, until a flooded river swept it into open sea. The dinosaur’s undersea burial preserved its armor in exquisite detail. Its skull still bears tile-like plates and a gray patina of fossilized skins.

Continue reading HERE.

 

Mp3 Format Is Dead – Long Live Mp3s!

According to Gizmodo –

MP3, the digital audio coding format, changed the way we listen to music and drove the adoption of countless new devices over the last couple of decades. And now, it’s dead. The developer of the format announced this week that it has officially terminated its licensing program.

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