This is how Allied intelligence pictured German V2 rockets being used during World War II. A decade and a half later, this was how we put things (and, eventually, people) into space.
Image from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.
From the Wikimedia Commons description:
(a) The field of a magnetic source (right) is appearing as an isolated magnetic monopole when passing through the magnetostatic wormhole; the whole spherical device is magnetically undetectable. (b) The wormhole is composed of (from left to right) an outer spherical ferromagnetic metasurface, a spherical superconducting layer, and an inner spirally wound ferromagnetic sheet.
In other words, this is a diagram of how these scien…
“Atom” used to be the indivisible unit of matter, the thing smaller than which it was impossible to go. Now we know there are things inside atoms – neutrons, protons, electrons – and things that those things are made of. A nucleon (which is the stuff a nucleus is made of – protons and neutrons) is made of quarks – up and down quarks, specifically.
SONG: “Quantum Biology”.
SOURCE: Scientific, Vol. 27, Dec. 2018, “’Schrödinger’s Bacterium’ Could Be a Quantum Biology Milestone”, as used in the post Weird life force: Quantum-entangled bacteria.
“No one has ever witnessed a star, a planet or a cat in superposition or a state of quantum entanglement.” That’s what the SciAm article said. Quantum stuff is supposed to happen way, way, way beyond that, at a level that’s smaller than molecules, smaller than atoms…
From the “Early Experiments with X-Rays” article at Public Domain Review. The collection also has cameos, newborn animals and young girls’ hands and feet.
I’m not really that much of an electronica fan – at least not danceable electronic music – but this video is kind of awesome.
I mean, it’s awesome even though I know a Tesla coil doesn’t really sound like that (it’s a lot gnarlier, but you can still play it like an instrument).
All the experiments are real, Stanford describes them all here (and lets on that the video was filmed before the music was written – they figured out which sounds made the best visuals with each experiment, an…
I don’t think Lula Mae is ever coming home. (And if you don’t get the reference, go now and watch the movie!)
They just don’t cowboy like they used to.