Archive for the 'Science' Category

Some Planets and Stars Compared in Size

Thursday, December 21st, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:31

This is a follow-up to my previous post Even Our Sun is Tiny but this time a video (via digg) shows you how small we really are and which monstrously large objects are “floating” around in our galaxy. A size comparison1 of the Sun to VV Cephei A (the supergiant of the binary star system […]

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Solve the Rubik’s Cube — Guaranteed

Thursday, November 2nd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 06:14

You can solve the Rubik’s Cube from any mixed up position by following the Doing The Cube instructions.

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Optical Illusion’s Effect Lasts Overnight

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 01:27

I didn’t believe this optical illusion’s effects would really last overnight but they do! First take a look at this grid. It clearly consists of black and white lines. Keep this in mind! To experience the so called McCollough Effect you now need to stare at two squares consisting of black and colored lines for […]

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NASA’s Visible Earth

Sunday, September 17th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 23:40

This spectacular “blue marble” image is the most detailed true-color image of the entire Earth to date says NASA and provides us with very high quality pictures of our planet (up to blazing 21600*10800 pixels); also night shots are available. If you hadn’t enough download an — also high quality — eight second video of […]

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Pluto: A Planet No More

Thursday, August 24th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 18:22

Pluto lost its status of being a planet after the definition of planet was changed by the International Astronomical Union. “Pluto was automatically disqualified because its oblong orbit overlaps with Neptune’s” the BBC reports. Now “the eight planets are Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune,” said the IAU resolution which was passed […]

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Imagining the 10th Dimension

Monday, August 7th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:14

Imagining the Tenth Dimension is a book by Rob Bryanton. The average person has barely gotten used to the idea of there being four dimensions: how can we possibly imagine the tenth? … asks the author. Gladly his website contains a flash animation which helps you understand the 10th dimension and every dimension on it’s […]

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Japan’s Gigantic Underground

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 00:39

PingMag — the Tokyo-based magazine about “Design and Making Things” — talked to Joe Nishizawa who took pictures of Japan’s giant underground installations1: A enormous underground tunnel that runs through 40metres under the Hibiya Junction Tokyo or an underground dome that lies 500metres below deep in the mountains of Gunma…? In Japan unimaginably large spaces […]

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Even Our Sun is Tiny

Thursday, July 20th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 21:50

A month ago I stumbled upon a site entitled The Size Of Our World. It has comparing images of our planet, the Sun and much larger stars like Betelgeuse and Antares (the largest two on those pictures). The brightest star of our nightly sky — Sirius — isn’t left out. I find it quite impressive […]

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Colorful Optical Illusion

Monday, June 12th, 2006 by Daniel M. Gattermann at 19:02

I like optical illusions. When I first saw the Big Spanish Castle (via BoingBoing) I was really impressed because I’ve never seen this kind of illusion before. So I created my own versions using pictures I took about a year ago. All you have to do is: Make sure the pictures change when you click […]

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