A thought-inspiring video from Thunderf00t, showing the relative distances between our planets, and how slow the speed of light actually is, by comparison.
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Here's a graphic which pretty much sums it up.
All clear? No?
Then try this out:
Basically, it's like this: Sub-atomic particles are either fermions or bosons. Fermions are the things you learned about in high school physics -- electrons, protons, neutrons and so on -- that share the quality that you can't have two of them in the same space on an atom. Think of them as the billiard balls: they can be all over the table, but not in the same space at the same time, and where they go is determined by the size of the tables. Most of the widely-known fermions are composites made up of other categories of sub-atomic particles, like quarks (which combine to form protons) and leptons, but the most important thing to know about them for the purposes of this discussion is that they are considered the matter particles.
Bosons are different.
Hmmm, try reading this article then:
With finger puppets. And math!
This is indeed a most astounding fact, as described by Neil DeGrasse Tyson.
For those who want a Japanese robot
A pretty useful TED talk.
Huh. Did not know.
Steve, I'm very disappointed.
Seven or eight years ago, the news broke that Steve Jobs had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, but considering it a private matter, he delayed in informing Apple's board, and Apple's board delayed in informing the shareholders. So what. The only delay that really mattered was that Steve, it turned out, had been treating his pancreatic cancer with a special diet and other alternative therapies, prescribed by his naturopath.
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I suppose it wasn't entirely unexpected, but it's a pretty sad situation. I wonder what the future of computing, media, and networking will look like without Jobs' crazily gifted innovation.
It's long been Silicon Valley legend: Jobs and Wozniak built their first commercial product, the Apple 1, in Jobs' parents' garage in 1976. Jobs sold his Volkswagen van to help finance the venture. The primitive computer, priced at $666.66, had no keyboard or display, and customers had to assemble it themselves.
The following year, Apple unveiled the Apple II computer at the inaugural West Coast Computer Faire. The machine was a hit, and the personal computing revolution was under way.
All right! Damn Interesting blog is back! And here's a doozey: The humble banana. Didn't know it was a sterile hybrid, sort of a mule fruit. I thought God designed it for us (haha).
The banana plant is a hybrid, originating from the mismatched pairing of two South Asian wild plant species: Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. Between these two products of nature, the former produces unpalatable fruit flesh, and the latter is far too seedy for enjoyable consumption. Nonetheless, these closely related plants occasionally cross-pollinate and spawn seedlings which grow into sterile, half-breed banana plants. Some ten thousand years ago, early human experimenters noted that some of these hybridized Musa bore unexpectedly tasty, seedless fruit with an unheard-of yellowness and inexplicably amusing shape. They also proved an excellent source of carbohydrates and other important nutrients.
No. Stop being stupid!