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"It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see." Henry David Thoreau

patrick-mayor-of-shamrock:

Shamrock Day in Shamrock Village! Like Chicago’s tradition all water patterns has been turned in green, four leaf clovers has been added to brick paths! 

Irish Pub is the most attractive place during this event where to have a lot of fun and spend good time with friends.

St.Patrick’s Day the best event in Sahmrock! 

GREEN is the key word Today!

If you want to Dream Shamrock during Shamrock Day here’s the dream code: 7500 2364 9142

HAPPY SHAMROCK DAY!

(Source: shamrockdiary, via delph0x)

enochliew:

Photographs by Thom Sheridan

In 1986, the United Way attempted to break the world record for balloon launches, by releasing 1.5 million balloons, which resulted in two deaths, millions in lawsuits, and a devastating environmental impact.

(Source: viralforest.com, via hiyoko-hime)

sagansense:

“The conventional bombs of World War II were called “blockbusters”, filled with 20 tons of TNT they could destroy a city block. All the bombs dropped on all the cities during World War II amounted to some 2 million tons of TNT — two megatons. Coventry, Rotterdam, Dresden and Tokyo — all the death that rained from the skies between 1939 and 1945 — a hundred thousand blockbusters, two megatons. Today, two megatons is the equivalent of a single thermonuclear bomb — one bomb with the destructive force of the second world war. But there are tens of thousands of nuclear weapons. The missile and bomber forces in the Soviet Union and United States have warheads aimed at over 15,000 designated targets. No place on the planet is safe.

The energy contained in these weapons — genies of death, patiently awaiting the rubbing of the lamps — totals far more than 10,000 megatons; but, with the destruction concentrated efficiently, not over six years but over a few hours. A blockbuster for every family on the planet; a World War II every second for the length of a lazy afternoon. The bomb dropped on Hiroshima killed 70,000 people. In a full nuclear exchange, in the paroxysm of global death, the equivalent of a million Hiroshimas would be dropped all over the world. And, in such an exchange not everyone would be killed by the blast and the fire storm and the immediate radiation. There would be other agonies. The loss of loved ones; the legions of the burned and blinded and mutilated; disease; plague; long-lived radiation poisoning the soil and the water; the threat of stillbirths and malformed children; and, the hopeless sense of a civilization destroyed for nothing. The knowledge that we could have prevented it and did nothing.”

- Carl Sagan; The Blessing and the Curse: Carl Sagan on Nuclear War, Colonizing Space | "Who Speaks For Earth?" (Cosmos: A Personal Voyage)

generalelectric:

A demonstration of the artificial lightning generator at the GE High Voltage Laboratory in 1942. Footage from the GE documentary “Lightning.”

txchnologist:

Living Tissue Emerges From 3-D Printer

Harvard bioengineers say they have taken a big step toward using 3-D printers to make living tissue. They’ve made a machine with multiple printer heads that each extrudes a different biological building block to make complex tissue and blood vessels.

Their work represents a significant advance toward producing living medical models upon which drugs could be tested for safety and effectiveness.

It also advances the ball in the direction of an even bigger goal. Such a machine and the techniques being refined by researchers offer a glimpse of the early steps in a sci-fi healthcare scenario: One day surgeons might feed detailed CT scans of human body parts into a 3-D printer, manipulate them with design software, and produce healthy replacements for diseased or injured tissues or organs.

Read more below and click the gifs for explanations. 

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astrodidact:

via ScienceAlert/fb


A group of Sydney scientists have discovered that a new class of atomic clocks - which measure time via the frequency of atomic transitions and are 100 times more accurate than existing clocks - can detect minuscule changes in a fundamental constant. This could help us understand how and why life exists in the universe.


http://www.sciencealert.com.au/news/20141802-25250.html

astrodidact:

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A group of Sydney scientists have discovered that a new class of atomic clocks - which measure time via the frequency of atomic transitions and are 100 times more accurate than existing clocks - can detect minuscule changes in a fundamental constant. This could help us understand how and why life exists in the universe.