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Science does not purvey absolute truth, science is a mechanism. It’s a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature, it’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match.
Isaac Asimov on science, creativity, and education in a rare Bill Moyers interview circa 1988

(via theatlantic)

theatlantic:

kateoplis:

Quantum Levitation demontrated by the School of Physics & Astronomy, Tel-Aviv University. Dang.

Next stop: hoverboard.

itwonlast:

TOP: The Blind research report. BOTTOM: the Blind in action in the Taiheiyo Evergreen Forests and the Torijon Grasslands 
The Blind is the name given to a groundbreaking camouflage cloak used by in-the-field zoologists. The device, that effectively renders the wearer invisible to his surroundings by reflecting light, is a creation of the Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), “an interdisciplinary center dedicated to promoting critical zoological dialogue and research” created in 2007.
A quick visit to the ICZ url address reveals a fully fledged website complete with mission statment, photo galleries documenting the various field projects of the Institute, essays on rare forest insect fauna from the ICZ academic staff along with staff bios, publications and events agenda…
But the ICZ doesn’t exist, at least not as a real Institute. It’s the impressive  creation of Singapore-based photographer Renhui Zhao whose work focuses on the concept of doubt and uncertainty. Using the language of science, and often presenting his work in fake journals or institutions such as his very own ICZ and The Land Archive, Zhao borrows the  aura and authority of science and infuse it in his art, leaving the viewer the responsibility to investigate the reality of it all.
Despite doing a bang up job at confusing the viewer, Zhao does however leave some clues on the ICZ website: one essay on leaf insects is aptly named The Great Pretenders, a selected quote from a researcher states “Sometimes I do not believe what I see, I just believe what I know.” while the article introducing the Blind camouflage device is titled The Blind can see…
(note: that cloak … I wanted to believe :/)

itwonlast:

TOP: The Blind research report. BOTTOM: the Blind in action in the Taiheiyo Evergreen Forests and the Torijon Grasslands 

The Blind is the name given to a groundbreaking camouflage cloak used by in-the-field zoologists. The device, that effectively renders the wearer invisible to his surroundings by reflecting light, is a creation of the Institute of Critical Zoologists (ICZ), “an interdisciplinary center dedicated to promoting critical zoological dialogue and research” created in 2007.

A quick visit to the ICZ url address reveals a fully fledged website complete with mission statment, photo galleries documenting the various field projects of the Institute, essays on rare forest insect fauna from the ICZ academic staff along with staff bios, publications and events agenda…

But the ICZ doesn’t exist, at least not as a real Institute. It’s the impressive  creation of Singapore-based photographer Renhui Zhao whose work focuses on the concept of doubt and uncertainty. Using the language of science, and often presenting his work in fake journals or institutions such as his very own ICZ and The Land Archive, Zhao borrows the aura and authority of science and infuse it in his art, leaving the viewer the responsibility to investigate the reality of it all.

Despite doing a bang up job at confusing the viewer, Zhao does however leave some clues on the ICZ website: one essay on leaf insects is aptly named The Great Pretenders, a selected quote from a researcher states “Sometimes I do not believe what I see, I just believe what I know.” while the article introducing the Blind camouflage device is titled The Blind can see…


(note: that cloak … I wanted to believe :/)

(via atrocityexhibit)

implodr:

Brown Owl Remarkable Head Stability

The best minds of my generation are thinking about how to make people click ads. That sucks.
Former Facebook research scientist Jeff Hammerbacher (via maxistentialist)

Are You Colorblind?

fakescience:

Are You Colorblind?

freshphotons:

Leakage from an electronic two dimensional chaotic snag. Jefferies D.J. Noise, traps, and snags in electronic systems.  ECCTD97 conference Budapest 1997 pages 1014-1019.
Via.

I have no idea what this is but it sounds clever and looks awesome.

freshphotons:

Leakage from an electronic two dimensional chaotic snag.

Jefferies D.J. Noise, traps, and snags in electronic systems.
ECCTD97 conference Budapest 1997 pages 1014-1019.

Via.

I have no idea what this is but it sounds clever and looks awesome.

A Short History of Nearly Everything
Looking through my books really gets me thinking. This one was a graduating gift from my English teacher and all-round mentor and friend whom I really should’ve treated better but I was such an awkward and problematic kid. He wrote in the front cover: Dear Justin, I thought about you when I saw this title — your intellectual ability and capacity covers nearly everything. I hope you will make full use of it in the years to come. Take care! It’s the nicest thing and the only time a teacher has mentioned my supposed smarts without trying to make me feel bad about never doing my homework or being generally difficult. I feel like I’ve let him down though. I really could’ve done better in the years since secondary school.

A Short History of Nearly Everything

Looking through my books really gets me thinking. This one was a graduating gift from my English teacher and all-round mentor and friend whom I really should’ve treated better but I was such an awkward and problematic kid. He wrote in the front cover: Dear Justin, I thought about you when I saw this title — your intellectual ability and capacity covers nearly everything. I hope you will make full use of it in the years to come. Take care! It’s the nicest thing and the only time a teacher has mentioned my supposed smarts without trying to make me feel bad about never doing my homework or being generally difficult. I feel like I’ve let him down though. I really could’ve done better in the years since secondary school.

caramello:

Turns out the band They Might Be Giants have released an educational CD/DVD about science! And they released one about numbers and another about the alphabets. How amusing… I have to get my hands on the whole set.
ryanselvy:
*chuckles* Science joke

ryanselvy:

*chuckles* Science joke
mindset:
Changes made to the Wikipedia entry for Evolution over the course of five years.
I love infographicsI love WikipediaI love evolutionary theoryprobably in that order

mindset:

Changes made to the Wikipedia entry for Evolution over the course of five years.

I love infographics
I love Wikipedia
I love evolutionary theory
probably in that order

Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density.

Left: All the water in the world (1.4087 billion cubic kilometres of it) including sea water, ice, lakes, rivers, ground water, clouds, etc. Right: All the air in the atmosphere (5140 trillion tonnes of it) gathered into a ball at sea-level density.

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