Lucky Sets of Atoms

idlesuperstar:

- All living creatures of the earth, and all material objects on it, are subject to the pull of one great force: the force of gravity. Were that to be suspended even for a moment, the most extraordinary things would begin to happen. I for example would suddenly float into the air. 

sixtyforty:

never forget

sixtyforty:

never forget

citylandscapes:

Roosevelt Island Tram, 59th St Bridge, NYC 
Source- Picture This Photography NYC

citylandscapes:

Roosevelt Island Tram, 59th St Bridge, NYC 

Source- Picture This Photography NYC

enochliew:

Roof Gardens in Rome

(Source: webphotos.com.au, via sea-wing)

citylandscapes:

Moscow

citylandscapes:

Moscow

humanoidhistory:

Vintage NASA/McDonnel Douglas concept art, circa 1975, depicts a future space station imagined in the Manned Orbital Systems Concept program.

humanoidhistory:

Vintage NASA/McDonnel Douglas concept art, circa 1975, depicts a future space station imagined in the Manned Orbital Systems Concept program.

(Source: mix.msfc.nasa.gov, via crookedindifference)

scanzen:

Particle Tracks On Film from the Fermilab Bubble Chamber.

(via crookedindifference)

fastcompany:

Forget The Penthouse, This Drone Has the Best Views Of NYC

Despite all the hype surrounding drones (rumors that Amazon will be unleashing a drone delivery service among them), “drones are not what they seem to people who haven’t played around with them,” Slavin says. “They’re just remote controlled quadcopters.”

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(via citylandscapes)

mapsontheweb:

Voronoi Map of Closest International Airport to any Point on the Globe

mapsontheweb:

Voronoi Map of Closest International Airport to any Point on the Globe

(Source: Washington Post)

citylandscapes:

Vancouver

citylandscapes:

Vancouver

mapsontheweb:

Great Britain Railways by Operator

This is such as mess and is the reason why we have the one of the most expensive and yet the most frustratingly dysfunctional railway system in Europe.The taxpayer already pays for the upkeep of the infrastructure, it’s only the actual running of the trains that’s in the hands of the private sector, with each operator having a monopoly on their own routes.The bottom line is you don’t choose your destination based on which company runs the trains, in the same way you might choose your supermarket. You have to use the company that goes to where you want to go, so there is absolutely no competition whatsoever (except when the contracts are under review, but this only happens every roughly every 10 years).I really think that the only way forward is to re-nationalise the rail system, like every other developed European country. See here for more: http://www.bringbackbritishrail.org/

mapsontheweb:

Great Britain Railways by Operator

This is such as mess and is the reason why we have the one of the most expensive and yet the most frustratingly dysfunctional railway system in Europe.

The taxpayer already pays for the upkeep of the infrastructure, it’s only the actual running of the trains that’s in the hands of the private sector, with each operator having a monopoly on their own routes.

The bottom line is you don’t choose your destination based on which company runs the trains, in the same way you might choose your supermarket. You have to use the company that goes to where you want to go, so there is absolutely no competition whatsoever (except when the contracts are under review, but this only happens every roughly every 10 years).

I really think that the only way forward is to re-nationalise the rail system, like every other developed European country. See here for more: http://www.bringbackbritishrail.org/


(Source: gisforthought.com)

I cannot wait until I go to Moscow next year!

I cannot wait until I go to Moscow next year!

proofmathisbeautiful:

zerostatereflex:

Water Experiment No. 33 Automata

What a beautiful work of craftsmanship.

By: Dean O’Callaghan

Can’t look away…

the-wolf-and-moon:

The Western Veil

the-wolf-and-moon:

The Western Veil

explore-blog:

A vital reminder from the fourth episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos series.
Perhaps Bertrand Russell put it best in his 10 commandments of learning, where he admonished:

Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.


Pair with Carl Sagan’s toolkit for critical thinking.

Someone make this into a billboard please, including mechanical raising eyebrow.

explore-blog:

A vital reminder from the fourth episode of Neil deGrasse Tyson's Cosmos series.

Perhaps Bertrand Russell put it best in his 10 commandments of learning, where he admonished:

Have no respect for the authority of others, for there are always contrary authorities to be found.

Pair with Carl Sagan’s toolkit for critical thinking.

Someone make this into a billboard please, including mechanical raising eyebrow.