Hyperstealth is a Canadian company that has recently developed a material that bends light waves around a target that allows for complete invisibility labeled “Quantum Stealth”. The material removes not only your visual, infrared (night vision) and thermal signatures but also the target’s shadow.
Well, holy crap. O.o
Apparently the photos are mock-ups bc they don’t want to reveal their real tech just yet. And that’s fine. I’m just happy to hear about more progress on this. I’ve been writing about invisibility cloaks for some time (x, x). And I mention it to friends now and then - who are generally pretty skeptical and assume I’m pulling their leg.
Sometimes it feels like science advances at a crawl; other times it feels faster than light. Either way, as I’ve said before, get ready, bc the future is here.
p.s. paintball games in the near future are gonna be so much fun!
Molecular visualizations of DNA. Stunning. Especially replication, which begins at 1:42.
Finals. I was going to take the lyrics to it’s the most wonderful time of the year and change all of them to be about how miserable finals are, but then I didn’t have the motivation. So heres a little jingle of my own.
Finals, finals, finals everywhere.
people are stressing, the librarys a mess and I frankly don’t care.
it’s all such a struggle, i wish i werent such a muggle, and there is no time for beer.
It’s the most miserable time of the year.
it’s all such a struggle
seeing an episode of Star Trek: Voyager in which Tuvok wears a do-rag, is that a good day?
The food plate looks healthful enough, but federal incentives to farmers reflect an entirely different agenda. In large part, the government pays farmers who grow food for animals that become meat. (via Washington Post).
Astronomers recently discovered a quasar, or feeding black hole, with a reservoir containing 140 trillion times the amount of water in all the Earth’s oceans, which is the largest mass of water that’s been detected in the universe. In a press release from Caltech, Matt Bradford, a scientist at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory explains:
The environment around this quasar is unique in that it’s producing this huge mass of water. It’s another demonstration that water is pervasive throughout the universe, even at the very earliest times.
An artist’s rendering of the quasar provides a sense of its scope.
|—||Martin Luther King Jr.|
April 22nd is only four days away, not two weeks as I had thought untill about 9:27 this morning. There is only one solution to a problem like this. I’LL DO IT LIVE!!! FUCK IT, I’LL WRITE AND WE’LL DO IT LIVE!!!
The sedentary lifestyle can be named as the culprit for the what has been called increasing obesity epidemic in America. This can mainly be blamed on a culture in which all is centered around one device used almost daily by almost all Americans. The car. The infrastructure of not only our transportation system but our cities and even our homes (think suburbia) is all based around it accommodation of the automobile. This automobile, is inherently intended to create a sedentary lifestyle, the root of its name meaning the automation of mobility, it takes out all the work of being mobile, which in of itself is essentially sedentary. This lifestyle, which has been imposed upon Americans, is intended and makes it easy for people to mobilize and get easier access to all of life’s needs, work, school, health and hospitals, and food. This mobilization device was intended to maximize the options available to the American, and to shorten the time it would take to receive these commodities. After Henry Ford and the Model T, and more importantly the introduction of Fordism and consequently thinking of citizens as consumers, the car has been commonplace. At first it worked great to reduce our time it takes no get places and things. But that reduced time only led to an increase in the number of things that were expected to be accomplished. The speed of life quickened, and the infrastructure of the roads accommodated to again provide more time. Again, that only increased the expected workload a person was expected to take on, and the infrastructure keep expanding. In America we are now at a point when that infrastructure no longer has the physical space or the monetary resources to provide a better and more efficient road system. As the roads got more and more congested because of more and more people, the response was to make them bigger, however, that only increased the traffic on the roads as peoples’ vehicle miles traveled (commutes) went up, leading to more congestion. With this increased congestion and increased vehicle miles traveled the time that Americans had expendable went down. However, the expectation of what was to be accomplished remained the same. The car has actually had the effect of shortening the amount of time we have. In order to make up for this decrease in time, Americans found ways to save time. One of the most prominent ways, on meals. (fast food, other types of quicker on the go meals, larger portions of hte meals we eat because we have less meals) (also not that the increase in time sedentary in the car burns alomost no calories)
just the raw unedited start of a psyc paper which is supposed to be on the obesity problem in America.