Spectra of Daylight through Coloured Gasses & Vapours.
Plates from William Allen Miller’s article On some cases of lines in the prismatic spectrum. Featured in Linda Hall Library’s exhibition, Wheels, Pyramids, and Spinning Tops: The Scientific Approach to Color.
Modern day actors pose for 1860’s style tintype photographs. Images taken by photographer Victoria Will at Sundance Film Festival 2014.
“Faith is taking the first step even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
Google Glucose Contact
I think one of the greatest contributions from the so called “tech-bubble” is the creative technology being developed by the tech giants. Here is one amazing thing.
“We hope a tiny, super sensitive glucose sensor embedded in a contact lens could be the first step in showing how to measure glucose through tears, which in the past has only been theoretically possible.”
The chip and sensor would be embedded between two layers of soft contact lens material, while a pinhole in the lens would allow fluid from the surface of the eye to seep into the sensor.
This can save so much efforts of monitoring diabetes. We won’t need any more finger pricking, or difficult devices to monitor blood levels. Rather, we can get this completely connected to our phones and always be aware of whats going on!
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Oops I saved this as a draft instead of posting this when I filled it out two days ago. Here have these answers from two days ago.
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1) How are you?
Completely neutral. Job hunting is so soul crushing. But my meds are working well enough most of the time to get me at least somewhat functional, so that’s good.
I need some tea.
2) What is the title of the nearest book?
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle and Stranger in a Strange Land are currently stacked next to my bed. I’m in the middle of reading both of them.
3) What’s an unorthodox opinion you have?
Ketchup does not belong in the fridge. Everyone else finds this weird?
There are also many others but most of them make me angry and misanthropic.
4) What’s something you’re afraid of?
Serious answer: Not being able to feel real happiness for an extended period of time again.
Less serious answer: Large bodies of water. It’s the only phobia I haven’t been able to get over. I mean, I can be near them, but you won’t ever see me go swimming. Also, scenes in tv or movies where anyone is underwater or way out in the ocean give me panic attacks.
5) If you’re not on a phone, what do you have open in other tabs?
Luckily, I just restarted my computer, so this could have been much more embarrassing, but right now just a bajillion unfinished job applications.
6) If you could own any work of art—or alternatively, if you could have created any existing work of art, what would it be? (any kind, inc. music and literature.)
This is a difficult question for me, given that my favorite kind of art is photography, which is more easily reproducible than other kinds of visual art. I’m not sure if this counts as an answer, but if I could own one of Cartier-Bresson’s Leicas…
7) What is something you believe but cannot prove?
Hmm, this is a goodquestion but I can’t think of an answer right now. Sorry. I’m such a fact based kind of person anyway. If it is something that hasn’t been proven yet, then I’ll research it and think/hypothesize about it and that’s usually good enough for me. If it is something that cannot be proven, I’m probably not too interested in the first place. I also just realized that I might be answering the question wrong… oh well.
8) What’s something you’re really good at?
I’m kind of a human light meter. They always break first on older manual cameras so I would have to think about it every time, and I got really good at just… knowing.
9) What’s something you wish you were really good at?
Right now, I could desperately use more people skills. Or the ability to express myself clearly in words.
10) What is one question you wish you knew the answer to?
Just one? Eh, most things I want to know just start with “Why?” I’m a curious person. I’ll just leave it at that.
11) Imagine someone has given you a goat. Why have you been given a goat?
I don’t know, but I imagine faberge-ego would be involved somehow…
I’m supposed to add new questions but I rarely use tumblr as socially as it’s supposed to be used, and I’m pretty sure the only people who follow me are a few personal friends and a bunch of spam bots, so I’m going to end here. Deal with it.
Estonian astrophotographer Raivo Hein really brings out the beauty of the world we live in.
Toni Schneiders worked in the tradition of the New Vision (‘Neues Sehen’) movement of the 1920s and 1930s. He understood himself to be not just a „subjective“ photographer working at the intersection of form and object, but also as an observer, as a discoverer of the real, as a portraitist, and as a travel, industrial, and landscape photographer. (+)
Why playing with algebraic and calculus concepts—rather than doing arithmetic drills—may be a better way to introduce children to math
Read more. [Image: Alexander F. Yuan/AP Images]
Far too much of school maths is just mindless computation. It ends up putting people off ‘studying maths’ when in reality they’re just bored of calculating (which, to be honest, is boring for everyone). Of course there does need to be a basic threshold of arithmetic ability, but this doesn’t need to become a weekly chore.
There needs to be a larger emphasis on appreciating the thinking and logic that goes into mathematical concepts. Fewer people dreading an hour of sleepy arithmetic and more people looking forward to working out something brand new!
Source: The Atlantic
Applying for jobs is starting to feel a lot like
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