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androidghost:

give this to me.

the-promised-wlan:

Foc.us: The first commercial tDCS headset that lets you safely overclock your brain

After an interminable wait, the first brain-boosting tDCS headset has finally received FCC approval and will begin shipping in the next few days. Dubbed the Foc.us, the headset jolts your prefrontal cortex with electricity, improving your focus, reaction time, and ability to learn new skills. The Foc.us is being targeted at gamers looking to improve their skillz, but tDCS has the potential to improve — or more accurately to overclock — almost every aspect of your life. »Continue Reading«
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thisiswhysupermanworksalone:

cosmo-nautic:

This GIF is a good example of how magnets work. Permanent magnets (metal that is permanently, rather than temporarily magnetized) have two fields, north and south. As most of us know, if the north and south sides of two magnets will attract to each other, while opposite poles will repel.
In the gif we see magnets repelling (due to opposite poles)
The force between the repelling magnets transfers into the magnetic balls connected to the repelling magnets
This creates a chain reaction by turning the potential energy in the repelling force of the magnets into kinetic energy.

SCIENCE PORN

thisiswhysupermanworksalone:

cosmo-nautic:

This GIF is a good example of how magnets work. Permanent magnets (metal that is permanently, rather than temporarily magnetized) have two fields, north and south. As most of us know, if the north and south sides of two magnets will attract to each other, while opposite poles will repel.

  • In the gif we see magnets repelling (due to opposite poles)
  • The force between the repelling magnets transfers into the magnetic balls connected to the repelling magnets
  • This creates a chain reaction by turning the potential energy in the repelling force of the magnets into kinetic energy.

SCIENCE PORN

therothwoman

therothwoman:

dodecadeath:

theoriginalspike:

riseuplikeangels:

sarkyfancypants:

mycroftismight:

dominicgayward:

mrcillian:

ok we had to watch this in chem class

thE LAB PARTNER THOUGH I CAN’T BREATHE

this is like a really bad porno

AHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHA OMG

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WE WATCHED THIS IN MY ENVIRO CLASS AND WE WERE ROLLING ON THE GROUND JESUS CHRIST THE TEACHER WAS BENT IN HALF TRYING NOT TO LAUGH

"Your teacher will clear the other students from the room" AND YET THE LAB PARTNER IS STILL THERE LIKE A CREEP WHAT

the lab partner bond runs deep

"TAKE OFF ALL YOUR CLOTHES”

scarlethalcyon
the-science-llama:

Physicists add ‘Quantum Cheshire Cats’ to list of quantum paradoxes

Given all the weird things that can occur in quantum mechanics—from entanglement to superposition to teleportation—not much seems surprising in the quantum world. Nevertheless, a new finding that an object’s physical properties can be disembodied from the object itself is not something we’re used to seeing on an everyday basis. In a new paper, physicists have theoretically shown that this phenomenon, which they call a quantum Cheshire Cat, is an inherent feature of quantum mechanics and could prove useful for performing precise quantum measurements by removing unwanted properties.

Read more: Phys.orgVia FQTQ

the-science-llama:

Physicists add ‘Quantum Cheshire Cats’ to list of quantum paradoxes

Given all the weird things that can occur in quantum mechanics—from entanglement to superposition to teleportation—not much seems surprising in the quantum world. Nevertheless, a new finding that an object’s physical properties can be disembodied from the object itself is not something we’re used to seeing on an everyday basis. In a new paper, physicists have theoretically shown that this phenomenon, which they call a quantum Cheshire Cat, is an inherent feature of quantum mechanics and could prove useful for performing precise quantum measurements by removing unwanted properties.

Read more: Phys.org
Via FQTQ

agathaheterodyne
kironaskymage:

propagandery:

How NASA might build its very first warp drive
A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.


HOLY SHIT WARP DRIVE IS PLAUSIBLE AGAIN

kironaskymage:

propagandery:

How NASA might build its very first warp drive

A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. His proposed design, an ingenious re-imagining of an Alcubierre Drive, may eventually result in an engine that can transport a spacecraft to the nearest star in a matter of weeks — and all without violating Einstein’s law of relativity.

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HOLY SHIT WARP DRIVE IS PLAUSIBLE AGAIN

scarlethalcyon
graceebooks:

dduane:

joshbyard:

Google’s Machine Learning Algorithms Outpacing Engineers’ Ability to Understand How they Work

“Google no longer understands how its “deep learning” decision-making computer systems have made themselves so good at recognizing things in photos.
What stunned [Google Software Engineer] Quoc V. Le is that the software has learned to pick out features in things like paper shredders that people can’t easily spot – you’ve seen one shredder, you’ve seen them all, practically. But not so for Google’s monster.
Many of Quoc’s pals had trouble identifying paper shredders when he showed them pictures of the machines, he said. The computer system has a greater success rate, and he isn’t quite sure how he could write a program to do this.
Google researchers can no longer explain exactly how the system has learned to spot certain objects, because the programming appears to think independently from its creators, and its complex cognitive processes are inscrutable. " 

(via The Register ht algopop)

All those gigantic server farms… they’ve accidentally exceeded the critical synapse number, haven’t they.
Life is stirring in the depths…

#NO #ITS HAPPENING

graceebooks:

dduane:

joshbyard:

Google’s Machine Learning Algorithms Outpacing Engineers’ Ability to Understand How they Work

“Google no longer understands how its “deep learning” decision-making computer systems have made themselves so good at recognizing things in photos.

What stunned [Google Software Engineer] Quoc V. Le is that the software has learned to pick out features in things like paper shredders that people can’t easily spot – you’ve seen one shredder, you’ve seen them all, practically. But not so for Google’s monster.

Many of Quoc’s pals had trouble identifying paper shredders when he showed them pictures of the machines, he said. The computer system has a greater success rate, and he isn’t quite sure how he could write a program to do this.

Google researchers can no longer explain exactly how the system has learned to spot certain objects, because the programming appears to think independently from its creators, and its complex cognitive processes are inscrutable. "

(via The Register ht algopop)

All those gigantic server farms… they’ve accidentally exceeded the critical synapse number, haven’t they.

Life is stirring in the depths…