October12014

lthmath:

Luigi Guido Grandi born on 1st October 1671 was an Italian monk, mathematician and engineer. He has done a lot of incredible things for math, one of them is studying the rose curve (sin wave plotted in polar coordinates), a curve which has the shape of a petaled flower. He named the rose curve rhodonea.

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dbvictoria:

With all the heat Anita Sarkeesian gets for her Tropes series, you’d think it was a new topic, but Gene Siskel & Roger Ebert had a discussion on a similar theme when they were talking about the influx of slasher movies on their show in 1980.

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asylum-art:

Invisible Statues by Rob Mulholland

Scottish sculptor has created a ghostly art installation in the woodland walk at the David Marshall Lodge in Scotland titled Vestige. Originally intended to be temporary, the six mirrored life-size silhouettes (three men and three women) have been so popular that they are now to become a permanent fixture in the previously inhabited woodlands. Mulholland’s idea behind the installation seems twofold:  to create a vestige of the people who once occupied the land until following World War I, when they were re-located while forests were planted to generate timber and; to make people ‘reflect’ upon man’s impact on the nature.

The almost imperceptible sculptures camouflaged by their surroundings have an eerie quality that has been compared by many to the predator in the 1980s film of the same name that seamlessly blends into its surrounding

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kawinslow:

sentientcitizen:

zillah975:

deducecanoe:

neopetcemetery:

Falkirk Wheel - Falkirk Scotland

The Falkirk Wheel takes about as much energy as it would to boil about 8 kettles of water


What? WHAT? What? WHAAAT?

Wait isn’t that the thing from that movie with Jodie Foster and the aliens?

Apparently this is a real rotating boat lift from Scotland and according to the UK tourist website it is indeed so well balanced it actually takes only 1.5kWh of electricity per rotation and that makes me so happy.

Engineers are magicians.

kawinslow:

sentientcitizen:

zillah975:

deducecanoe:

neopetcemetery:

Falkirk Wheel - Falkirk Scotland

The Falkirk Wheel takes about as much energy as it would to boil about 8 kettles of water

What? WHAT? What? WHAAAT?

Wait isn’t that the thing from that movie with Jodie Foster and the aliens?

Apparently this is a real rotating boat lift from Scotland and according to the UK tourist website it is indeed so well balanced it actually takes only 1.5kWh of electricity per rotation and that makes me so happy.

Engineers are magicians.

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k3ndroid:

heyitsxio:

fabulazerstokill:

BOOM CODED LANGUAGE DESTROYED IN FIVE SECONDS

Whoa, what show was this???

It’s from a Disney channel movie called The Color of Friendship

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did-you-kno:

Archaeologists using Google Earth have discovered more than 50 geoglyphs across northern Kazakhstan. Source

did-you-kno:

Archaeologists using Google Earth have discovered more than 50 geoglyphs across northern Kazakhstan. Source

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