Paradoxically, a shadow can go even faster than light! We can [cast a shadow]...– Roberto Casati, Shadows, 2000
Two times two, 2.5% +-1
A biologist, a statistician, and a mathematician are sitting at a cafe. Across the street, a man and a woman enter a building; ten minutes later, they emerge with a child. “They’ve reproduced,” says the biologist. “No,” says the statistician. “It’s an observational error. On average, 2.5 people went each way.” “You’re both wrong,” says the mathematician. “The conclusion is obvious. If...
None but the contemptible are apprehensive of contempt.– Maxims of Rochefoucauld
Prototype lungs being developed
Apparently researchers from the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University, Harvard Medical School and Children’s Hospital Boston, have now managed to create a device made from human lung and blood vessel cells. This is a pretty major breakthrough in medicine ,I think, therefore this shows that you soon can have artificial lungs and/or, use these for...
More pictures here, with “story” , it’s up to you what you think it is about.
Solution to the great oil problem
Look at these two guys!!!!!!!! (farmers?) ,anyway the thing is that I think this is probably one of the best solutions yet, just using dry hay!, look at the link! LOOK HERE!
Theo Jansen’s Rhinoceros in Miniature. via (1click)
hOw oLd Is tHe InTeRnEt?
Roughly about the twenties I presume?
The "perfect" motor oil for you!
What do you put in a Hello Kitty Ferrari?, Hello Kitty motor oil What else? Available in Japan for 2980 Yen ($33). Via.
I renounce you, citizens of the world.
Tunes 4u2 The Flaming lips - Money (feat Henry...
To have doubted one’s own first principles is the mark of a civilized man.– Oliver Wendell Holmes
Let me take your name for a change!, damn govment!
Two letters written by Mark Twain in 1907: To the New York Times: Sir to you, I would like to know what kind of a goddam govment this is that discriminates between two common carriers and makes a goddam railroad charge everybody equal & lets a goddam man charge any goddam price he wants to for his goddam opera box. W.D. Howells Tuxedo Park Oct 4 To William Dean Howells: Howells...
Bar 66 of Chopin’s Étude Op. 10, No. 5
This is bar 66 of Chopin’s Étude Op. 10, No. 5. The red F is noteworthy because it’s the only point in the whole composition that the right hand touches a white key — apart from that, it plays black keys exclusively. Jascha Heifetz once asked Ayke Agus to close her eyes while he played the piece for her. “It sounded strange,” she wrote, “and when I peeked I saw that he was playing it with...
Colossal Temenos Sculpture Unveiled
More here, interesting sculpture kinda useless perhaps.
Packing tape spinning
“Packing tape has gotten MacGyver out of many a jam, but he never managed to make an entire home out of the stuff. So he could probably learn something from Viennese/Croatian design collective For Use/Numen. The team uses nothing but packing tape to create huge, self-supporting cocoons that visitors could climb inside and explore.” Via. More info with video here.
The surrealistic paintings of Tetsuya Ishida
A person is never happy except at the price of some ignorance.– Anatole France
Hi guys! sorry that the whole posting business have been cut of the past weeks, I’ve been very busy and haven’t got hold of a decent computer since I have almost worked entirely in the “forest” we could say…… anyways, more posting to come, and I will see how I do with the monthly project.