Astrophysics, Wing Chun, Photography, Music
I have a Samoyed puppy, his name is Hawkwind's Obsiddian Kryptonite, aka Astro.
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picked up some amazing C02 Girl Scout Cookies
Mark Twain (via kushandwizdom)
"Stars must die so that I can live. I stepped out of a supernova” - Phil Hellenes
UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds
Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.
It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.
Plato, The Republic (via tenilli)
Penn Jillette (via whats-out-there)
One of the more helpful and insightful things I’ve seen about depression/suicide in the last couple of days.
Atmosphere (via azucarcult)
The 3200 year old tree so massive that it had never been captured in a single image until recently.
This giant sequoia stands 247 feet tall and measures 45,000 cubic feet in volume. The trunk alone measures 27 feet and the branches hold 2 billion needles (more than any tree on the planet).
This picture took a team of photographers from Nat Geo, 32 days and stitching together 126 different photos to make.
Jupiter/Venus conjunction, by the numbers
Isaac Asimov (via whats-out-there)