A 7 year-old asks Neil deGrasse Tyson what would happen if two black holes collide.
It’s wonderful. You da man, Clayton.
Oh, and the answer will make your head spin in the all the best ways.
urgh just come be my parents already, mr. tyson
Fuck. I am in physics now and like, this kid would outshine me in class
Watching the Weather Channel’s live footage of the tornado in Dallas.
British company Pavegen has developed a new paving tile that captures the energy of footsteps and turns it into electricity.
On a small scale, one day’s worth of foot traffic over a few tiles could power one street light overnight. In another recent field test at a music festival, dancers stomping on a dance floor with Pavegen tiles generated enough energy to recharge their mobile phones.
The company’s first big field test will come this summer at the London Olympics. Pavegen will be installing its system just outside the Westfield Stratford Shopping Center, one of Europe’s biggest and busiest urban shopping malls. The tiles will be placed on one of the main pedestrian thoroughfares leading into nearby London Olympic Park. Depending on the foot traffic, the company hopes its tiles might be able to power the mall’s entire lighting system. More.
Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson was asked by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?” This is his answer.
this made me weep like a baby
The problem, often not discovered until late in life, is that when you look for things in life like love, meaning, motivation, it implies they are sitting behind a tree or under a rock. The most successful people in life recognize, that in life they create their own love, they manufacture their own meaning, they generate their own motivation.
For me, I am driven by two main philosophies, know more today about the world than I knew yesterday. And lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.
Last night on the NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams shared some footage of Michigan as seen from space. The International Space Station orbited over us and sent footage back to NASA, showing a Mitten lit up by night activity. Astronauts aboard the ISS also got a great show of the aurora borealis, as seen by the green glow at the horizon.