The Float Table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables.
It’s classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character.
The Physics Behind Schrödinger’s Cat Paradox
You’ve seen the memes, you’ve seen the YouTube videos, you probably even know it has something to do with physics.
But do you really understand what the paradox means?
Well, if not, Melody Kramer has you covered at National Geographic. Go ahead and observe that explanation, and be in the superposition of knowledge.
Source: National Geographic
olivia locher, how to see america (2013)
A spiral is formed as square structures rotate along the span of the High Trestle Trail bicycle bridge in central Iowa. When the sun sets, blue LED lights give this bridge a magical effect…
Though 3753 Cruithne is sometimes called our second moon, it does not actually orbit the Earth. Its eccentric orbit just happens to be in 1:1 resonance with ours, taking a year to go once around the Sun. From our frame of reference, Cruithne appears to be moving in a bean-shaped orbit about the Earth. This animation shows a similar orbit, and how the two motions can combine to give the illusion of the oddly shaped orbit. [more] [code]
These spiky little bunches of ice, called frost flowers, form on thin and new ice in the Arctic Ocean. (Photos by Mattias Wietz)
Polyhedral Sculptures Created out of Foreign Currency by Kristi Malakoff.
How to cut an equilateral triangle into only four pieces so they can be rearranged into a square? Henry Dudeney's solution to this (the Habberdasher's problem) is particularly neat as it can work using hinged pieces. [more] [thanks to] [code]
Series of posters created for the love of math, nature, art, and education.
Prints available: http://meganemoore.storenvy.com/
Book covers come to life:John Green’s books (4/4)
The Clearest Image of a Sunspot Ever Taken, Courtesy of the Big Bear Solar Observatory
Growth - Art by (the amazing) Rare Minimum.
The artwork begins with the polygon that has the least number of sides—the triangle. From there, it grows. Triangle, square, pentagon, hexagon, heptagon, octagon, nonagon, decagon, hendecagon (or undecagon), dodecagon…n-gon.
Maybe if this artwork went on to infinity, we’d have a circle at the very “end” of it. Or maybe not.
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