08 April 2013

Navy finally catches up with "Real Genius" style weapons

and they are sending them to the gulf

 "a prototype shipboard laser will be deployed on a converted amphibious transport and docking ship in the persian gulf, where iranian fast-attack boats have harassed american warships and where the government in tehran is building remotely piloted aircraft carrying surveillance pods and, some day potentially, rockets."

 you should click the link to see their video of how it works, but it's pretty much like this. \/

give that bitch a pritzker already

why doesnt denise scott
brown already have a pritzker prize?

read this Q&A with the lady herself for some insight.

My ideas went where I couldn’t go, you could say. My ideas were credited, but they were credited to Bob. Nancy Trainer describes how she was the project manager at a meeting we had with a client’s group where we were talking with the board about a stadium and it had to have six seats added to it all around. I had an idea about how to do it, and I whispered something to Bob about it. And he said, “Yes, I agree with you. It’s a good idea.” Then I said the idea to the client. Bob had not said anything, but by the end of the meeting, they were referring to it as Bob’s idea.

have you heard of the pitch drop?

i was just listening to this radiolab about how we understand speed, and they mentioned one of the longest running science experiments called the pitch drop.

The first Professor of Physics at the University of Queensland, Professor Thomas Parnell, began an experiment in 1927 to illustrate that everyday materials can exhibit quite surprising properties. The experiment demonstrates the fluidity and high viscosity of pitch, a derivative of tar once used for waterproofing boats. At room temperature pitch feels solid - even brittle - and can easily be shattered with a blow from a hammer. It's quite amazing then, to see that pitch at room temperature is actually fluid!
In 1927 Professor Parnell heated a sample of pitch and poured it into a glass funnel with a sealed stem. Three years were allowed for the pitch to settle, and in 1930 the sealed stem was cut. From that date on the pitch has slowly dripped out of the funnel - so slowly that now, 80 years later, the ninth drop is only just forming.
you can follow along at home by clicking here.

lady olenna tyrell, aka the queen of thorns

aka, diana rigg, aka emma peel in the avengers, aka 60s feminist sex icon. the more you know.

game of thrones season 3 episode 2

RIP iron lady

margaret thatcher : DEAD.

kenya moore - gone with the wind fabulous

not desperate at all. 
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