nevver:

Europe, Yanko Tsvetkov

this seems surprisingly accurate

wildcat2030:

Time’s Arrow Traced to Quantum Source
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Coffee cools, buildings crumble, eggs break and stars fizzle out in a universe that seems destined to degrade into a state of uniform drabness known as thermal equilibrium. The astronomer-philosopher Sir Arthur Eddington in 1927 cited the gradual dispersal of energy as evidence of an irreversible “arrow of time.” But to the bafflement of generations of physicists, the arrow of time does not seem to follow from the underlying laws of physics, which work the same going forward in time as in reverse. By those laws, it seemed that if someone knew the paths of all the particles in the universe and flipped them around, energy would accumulate rather than disperse: Tepid coffee would spontaneously heat up, buildings would rise from their rubble and sunlight would slink back into the sun. “In classical physics, we were struggling,” said Sandu Popescu, a professor of physics at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom. “If I knew more, could I reverse the event, put together all the molecules of the egg that broke? Why am I relevant?” Surely, he said, time’s arrow is not steered by human ignorance. And yet, since the birth of thermodynamics in the 1850s, the only known approach for calculating the spread of energy was to formulate statistical distributions of the unknown trajectories of particles, and show that, over time, the ignorance smeared things out. Now, physicists are unmasking a more fundamental source for the arrow of time: Energy disperses and objects equilibrate, they say, because of the way elementary particles become intertwined when they interact — a strange effect called “quantum entanglement.” “Finally, we can understand why a cup of coffee equilibrates in a room,” said Tony Short, a quantum physicist at Bristol. “Entanglement builds up between the state of the coffee cup and the state of the room.” (via Quantum Entanglement Drives the Arrow of Time, Scientists Say | Simons Foundation)

aqqindex:

Gionatan De Pas, Donato D’Urbino and Lomazzi, Brick Shelving, for Longato, 1971

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MITPress logo by Muriel Cooper. I own a couple of books from MITPress and the logo always impressed me. One of the best logos ever, imo.

New Order - Taboo No. 7 (Orignal version of Temptation, Live in New York 1981) via claeswar

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laughterkey:

mildlyamused:

adulthoodisokay:

the-lightningwalker:

typette:

Just press play and listen

god damn it it works.

it works, and that’s the greatest crime of all.

who made this, arrest them.

are you effing serious

mother. fucker.

Welp I know what’s gonna be the last track on the next gift cd I make.

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brucesterling:

*The Power of Scientific Knowledge 

nevver:

Pantone as pixel, Txaber

I thought at long last someone finally made an app for this but it’s all handwork.

April 1st is this blogs birthday. Hi there, youngsters!

braiker:

i need this

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Replace the vowels in your URL with “oodle”

illleagle:

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broodlecoodletoodles

Hey, I like it!

iamdanw:

"The top image shows what the sensor captures. The middle image is the computer’s reconstruction; it’s fuzzier than the original (bottom image) but still recognizable." (via An Inexpensive, Lensless Camera Can Fit In Just About Any Device | MIT Technology Review)

gtfo

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