Posts filed under “Science”

A Brief Timeline of EVERYTHING

A short video that puts things into perspective.

Please note that the phenomena depicted here are extremely condensed. That should come as no surprise, of course, as 13.8 billion years of the universe’s history into just under four minutes.

 

 

Reuploaded with permission of King Crocoduck. Check out his channel for more excellent videos!

 

Category: Science, Weekend

Before My Time: Terrifyingly Beautiful

Mashup, Chasing Ice, Before My Time, Scarlett Johansson & Joshua Bell, – 800,000 Yrs of CO2, Climate Change This animation of historical carbon dioxide levels is terrifyingly beautiful Song: Before My Time Scarlett Johansson & Joshua Bell 800,000 Yrs of CO2

Category: Science, Weekend

MIT Model Recreates “A Virtual Universe”

Scientists at MIT have traced 13 billion years of galaxy evolution, from shortly after the Big Bang to the present day. Their simulation, named Illustris, captures both the massive scale of the Universe and the intriguing variety of galaxies — something previous modelers have struggled to do. It produces a Universe that looks remarkably similar to what we see through our telescopes, giving us greater confidence in our understanding of the Universe, from the laws of physics to our theories about galaxy formation.

 

 

Source paper: Properties of galaxies reproduced by a hydrodynamic simulation

Related article: Model Universe recreates evolution of the cosmos

Hat tip Guardian

Category: Science, Video, Weekend

xkcd: Randall Munroe asks “what if?”

Web cartoonist Randall Munroe answers simple what-if questions (“what if you hit a baseball moving at the speed of light?”) using math, physics, logic and deadpan humor. In this charming talk, a reader’s question about Google’s data warehouse leads Munroe down a circuitous path to a hilariously over-detailed answer — in which, shhh, you might…Read More

Category: Humor, Science, Weekend

The Rise of Carbon Dioxide

Time history of atmospheric carbon dioxide from 800,000 years before until Jan 20140   Source: NOAA, Universe Today

Category: Science, Weekend

Guide to Spotting Bad Science

Great list:   Source: Compound Chem

Category: Digital Media, Science, UnScience

Deal Flurry Shows Drug Makers’ Swing Toward Specialization

Source: WSJ

Category: Digital Media, M&A, R&D, Science

Spaced Out

Spaced Out: The Energy Department’s Technology in Space

Category: Digital Media, Science, Weekend

The Universe In Numbers

The Universe In Numbers How big is the universe? How long will it take to get to Mars? How hot is space? Explore more visuals like this one on the web’s largest information design community – Visually.

Category: Digital Media, Science, Weekend

Where Would Winter Temperatures Place Your City in the US?

Source: AccuWeather

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, Science