“Assyria to Iberia at the Dawn of the Classical Age,” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, presents a vast panorama of the Iron Age and an exploration of the commerce and connections between its major civilizations.
Hydrogen is the most common kind of normal matter in the universe. Perhaps the universe is trying to tell us something, for the most common chemical element makes an excellent energetic rocket fuel. That does not mean, however, that it is easy to manage. Odorless and colorless hydrogen gas becomes liquid, and thus dense enough…
Oscar Insurance fitness tracking Oscar Insurance is a new insurance company that will reward you for staying healthy. It knows of its customer’s health because it tracks them using Misfit fitness...
Artur Coelho's insight:
ok, isto aconteceu mais depressa do que esperava. preparem-se: num futuro próximo, fazer um seguro vai implicar aderir a estas tecnologias e ver o preço dos prémios a variar de acordo com os nossos comportamentos.
One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World War. The emerging art of graphic design, aided by the invention of lithography and later chromolithography, was suddenly used for propaganda--and the results were terrific: a bold, optimistic, merry and extremely fictive vision of a gory war that killed millions.
For self-driving cars to work safely, we need better maps—much better maps. These maps will not only need to know where the roads are. They'll need to show real-time details as general as traffic patterns and as specific the number of inches to the curb. They'll also need to cover millions of miles worth of road.
Panoply is a project that combines the animation talents of Steve K. Simons and the ancient Greek history expertise Sonya Nevin to produce beautiful animations of the scenes on artifact vases. Above is their version of the Pandora myth, developed from a circa 450BCE vase of a woman holding a casket and the descriptions of the myth from young students.
Originally posted on Ipernity: December 21st, Photo of the Sun Taken at Fifteen-Minute Intervals. "December 21st, Photo of Sun at 15 Minute Intervals." A real photo postcard showing a time-lapsed image of the sun taken on December 21, the winter solstice and the shortest day of the year. Year and location unknown, but possibly taken somewhere in Alaska where daylight lasts less than four hours in some areas.
Building a commercial airplane is a monumental task. It takes around 4,000 really smart engineers over 7 years of planning to make one of those flying tubes with countless experts testing and re-testing each individual part (and there are 2.65 million parts in an Airbus A350). This video shows you how they make one.
Technology has a lot to answer for: killing old businesses, destroying the middle class, Buzzfeed. Technology in the form of the internet is especially villainous, having been accused of everything from making us dumber (paywall) to aiding dictatorships. But Michael Harris, riffing on the observations of Melvin Kranzberg, argues that "technology is neither good nor evil. The most...