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A brilliant series of videos (6 actually) showing how a T-shirt is made. We do recommend that you watch all the way through, well worth the time (about 12 minutes). – Deskarati
Many stories have circulated claiming the longest anyone has stayed in an ultra-quiet anechoic chamber is 45 minutes, the reason being any longer would drive you insane. To me this sounded like unsubstantiated rubbish, like the claim the Great Wall is the only manmade structure visible from space. So I put my own psyche on the line, subjecting myself to over an hour of the most intense quiet on Earth. No, this was not THE quietest room on Earth (-9dB) … Continue reading
You’ve never seen a hot air balloons like this before. It’s the 41st annual International Balloon Fiesta from Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Want to convince someone of something? Make up a rhyme. They may think it’s cutesy, but they’ll still believe it more readily than if it were stated plainly. At least until they are asked to think about it a little. Rhymes are easy to remember because they contain their conclusion in their premise. “Red sky at morning, sailors take warning,” and “birds of the feather, flock together,” and, “leaves of three, let it be,” all provide a guide in the … Continue reading
With the up coming national referendum to be held in Scotland on 18 September 2014 to decide whether or not Scotland is to become an independent country, we thought it might be a good time to reacquaint everyone to what the difference is between Great Britain and the United Kingdom. – Deskarati Great Britain, also known as Britain, is an island in the Atlantic Ocean, off the north-western coast of continental Europe. The island is part of the sovereign state of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, … Continue reading
New research demonstrates that humans can subconsciously detect and assimilate changes in visual stimuli without knowing where that information came from, or what exactly changed. The study suggests that this phenomenon of “knowing without knowing” can often be mistaken for psychic ability or supernatural intuition. A team of researchers at the University of Melbourne led by Piers Howe presented test subjects with pairs of color photographs of the same person’s face. In some cases the two photographs were identical. In others … Continue reading
Amazon.com knows you so well it wants to ship your next package before you order it. The Seattle retailer in December gained a patent for what it calls “anticipatory shipping,” a method to start delivering packages even before customers click “buy.” The technique could cut delivery time and discourage consumers from visiting physical stores. In the patent document, Amazon says delays between ordering and receiving purchases “may dissuade customers from buying items from online merchants.” So Amazon says it may box … Continue reading
There is much speculation about the death of Houdini. Many of the details remain mysterious. I hope you enjoy this look into the possibilities.
Ellis Island, the U.S. gateway to immigration from distant lands, recently reopened to visitors, following significant damage from Hurricane Sandy. A visit there today, and to the nearby Statue of Liberty, can be emotional, even for those born in the U.S.
See that slant in the Earth’s terminator line as day turns to night? It’s a product of the Earth’s tilt — and a beautiful illustration of why the Northern Hemisphere gets so much less sunlight in December. These full-disk pictures of Earth were taken by the EUMETSAT weather satellite a couple of days ago on December 21 — the Winter Solstice. It shows the 23.5-degree tilt of our planet’s axis with respect to the sun, a principal factor behind our … Continue reading
Winter makes for longer nights and shorter days. It also boasts the year’s greatest lunar displays – but there’s more to this fact than an increase in daily hours of darkness. In the latest installation of Minute Physics, Henry Reich explains why the arc of a full moon in winter is like that of the Sun in summer, and vice versa: it all has to do with the tilt of Earth’s plane of rotation relative to its axis, and the … Continue reading
Stirring rhetoric is a celebrated aspect of art, and a controversial part of politics. But one study indicates that it could be something more. Metaphors might be able to affect the way our brains perceive the world, and the power of a good metaphor may actually have a scientific basis. Every election season people ascend a podium and explain how the nation is doing, and what the nation should be. Often they do this through the use of metaphor, laying … Continue reading
A hunter has created a new range of camouflage gear which is so effective the wearer blends perfectly into the scenery, just like a real-life Predator from the Hollywood films. In terrifying news for unsuspecting fauna, American company Realtree has launched the latest in a line of state-of-the-art clothing which enables hunters to blend seamlessly into their surroundings. Via Daily Mail
Two humans – one Norwegian and one Indian – have been competing for the World Chess Championship (Update - Norwegian chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen has become the world champion, beating Indian title holder Viswanathan Anand. – Deskarati). Neither of them would fancy their chances against the best computers. The machines have come a long way and their progress has taken us closer to achieving artificial intelligence. In 1968 chess master David Levy made a bet that by 1978 no computer could … Continue reading
This tremendous animated gif shows exactly how your run of the mill door lock works without all the complicated descriptions.
Steve Mould discusses shapes and solids of constant width, including the Reuleaux triangle and the UK’s 50p coin.
Supercentenarian Grace Jones has passed away at the age of 113. She will go down in history as the last Briton born in the 19th century to die. Which got us thinking: How many people born in the 1800s are still kicking around? The answer is shockingly few. There’s just five left, people. Five. As of today, November 15, 2013, here are the people born in the 1800s who are still alive: Japan: Misao Okawa, born March 1898; age 115 … Continue reading