Posts filed under “Weekend”

iPhone MetroGnome Remix

 

Source: Daily Dot

 

Free Download: http://www.itsmetrognome.com/music/

 

Category: Music, Technology, Weekend

Most Lethal Actors of All Time, by # of On-Screen Kills

click for larger chart Source: Know More   Da vinner is Ah-nold by a mile . . .  

Category: Data Analysis, Film, Weekend

BMW M5, 30th Anniversary Edition

              Source: M5 Post

Category: Weekend

Why the Japanese still love music CDs

Compact discs account for 80% of all music sales in Japan, which experts attribute to bonus material and an aging population that grew up with packaged music.

Category: Music, Technology, Weekend

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!…Read More

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

Statistically Appropriate Climate Change Debate

John Oliver hosts a mathematically representative climate change debate, with the help of special guest Bill Nye the Science Guy, of course.

Category: UnScience, 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

Richard Sherman: Student of the Game

kottke writes: Sherman is, by his own admission, not particularly athletically gifted in comparison to some others in the NFL, but he’s one of the top 5 cornerbacks in the game because he studies and prepares like a mofo. In this video, he explains how he approaches preparing for games and shares some of the…Read More

Category: Sports, Weekend

Silencers: A Primer

Click to listen to playlist on Spotify   The best band you’ve never heard. It matters what label you’re on, and whether you’re a priority. And being on RCA left the Silencers not a priority and with no career, as the label was in transition. But the only records I played more in the nineties…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Weekend