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Jul 13 '14
Chance favors the connected mind.

Steven Johnson, Where Good Ideas Come From

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Jul 12 '14
Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.
— Marcus Aurelius (via liberatingreality)

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Jul 11 '14

datajuice:

Hermann Dittrich skeleton profile illustrations from Handbuch der Anatomie der Tiere für Künstler. (University of Wisconsin collection)

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Jul 10 '14

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Jul 9 '14
engineeringhistory:

Diagram of Nikola Tesla’s induction motor circa late 1880s.

engineeringhistory:

Diagram of Nikola Tesla’s induction motor circa late 1880s.

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Jun 22 '14
the-rx:

Dividing Engine | Time and Navigation

This machine permitted the automatic and highly accurate division of a circle into degrees and fractions of degrees of arc. Invented and made by Englishman Jesse Ramsden in the 1770s, the machine ultimately led to mass production of precision octants and sextants and gave British manufacturers dominance in the field of marine instruments for decades.

the-rx:

Dividing Engine | Time and Navigation

This machine permitted the automatic and highly accurate division of a circle into degrees and fractions of degrees of arc. Invented and made by Englishman Jesse Ramsden in the 1770s, the machine ultimately led to mass production of precision octants and sextants and gave British manufacturers dominance in the field of marine instruments for decades.

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Jun 17 '14

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Jun 16 '14
I was born not knowing and have had only a little time to change that here and there.
Richard Feynman, theoretical physicist, died 1988 (via whats-out-there)

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Jun 15 '14
natgeofound:

A long exposure reveals cannonballs’ paths in a battle reenactment near Charleston, South Carolina, April 1961.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative

natgeofound:

A long exposure reveals cannonballs’ paths in a battle reenactment near Charleston, South Carolina, April 1961.Photograph by Thomas J. Abercrombie, National Geographic Creative

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Jun 11 '14

laboratoryequipment:

Video Shows World from Bear’s Perspective

The U.S. Geological Survey has released a clip of the first video shot from the neck of a polar bear on Arctic sea ice.

Scientists in April placed cameras on four females roaming Beaufort (Sea ice north of Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay). The cameras are part of a study led by research biologist Anthony Pagano to understand how polar bears respond to loss of sea ice from climate warming.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/videos/2014/06/video-shows-world-bear%E2%80%99s-perspective

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Jun 7 '14
The capitalist system does not function simply by putting a flux of slaves to work. It depends on modeling individuals according to its preferences and, for this purpose, to propose and impose models of desire: it puts models of childhood, fatherhood, motherhood, and love in circulation. It launches these models the same way the automobile industry launches a new line of cars. The important thing is that these models always remain compatible with the axiomatic of capital: the object of love should always be an exclusive object participating in the system of private ownership. The fundamental equation is: enjoyment = possession. Individuals are modeled to adapt, like a cog, to the capitalist machine. At the heart of their desire and in the exercise of their pleasure, they have to find private ownership. They have to invest it with ideality: ‘production for production’s sake.’ They can only desire the objects that the market production proposes to them; they must not only submit to the hierarchy, but even more, love it as such. To conjure up the dangers of class struggle, capitalism has tried hard to introduce a bourgeois owner into the heart of each worker. It is the prerequisite of his integration.
— Felix Guattari, Chaosophy, Chapter 16: Cinema of Desire, p.237 (via dagwolf)

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Jun 6 '14
damanhur:

Illustration of initial primes

damanhur:

Illustration of initial primes

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Jun 5 '14

edemoss:

Hammerhead Sharks

Info about their unique heads and other attributes. Awesome stuff.

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