Von Neumann's Machine

Magical & thermodynamical, non-classical & stochastical!

mucholderthen:

SCIENTISTS, by artist Alan Kennedy on Flickr

  • Galileo Galilei and the moons of Jupiter
  • Isaac Newton: the motion of objects and spectrum of light
  • Charles Darwin and descent with modification via natural selection
  • Nicola Tesla and the age of electricity
  • Albert Einstein and spacetime

(via itsfullofstars)

redhousecanada:

subtilitas:

My interest is not to continue destroying what is already destroyed… When things die, new ideas are born. The tree’s leaves fall, rot, and disappear. For me, this building’s history, all the marks on the ground that should not be touched, were what should be emphasized, and it was this thought that gave birth to the ramps and the bridge.” (prev).

Sverre Fehn - Hedmark County Museum (renovation of a historic barn and medieval castle grounds), Hamar 1978. Via, Jiri Havran

kosmonautica:

NGC 2359 (Thor’s Helmet) is about 30 light-years across. In fact, the helmet is more like an interstellar bubble, blown as a fast wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble’s center sweeps through a surrounding molecular cloud. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. Cataloged as NGC 2359, the nebula is located about 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.

kosmonautica:

NGC 2359 (Thor’s Helmet) is about 30 light-years across. In fact, the helmet is more like an interstellar bubble, blown as a fast wind from the bright, massive star near the bubble’s center sweeps through a surrounding molecular cloud. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. Cataloged as NGC 2359, the nebula is located about 15,000 light-years away in the constellation Canis Major.

skeptv:

Creativity Is Madness

"We might say that both the artist and the neurotic bite off more than they can chew, but the artist spews it back out again and chews it over in an objectified way, as an ex­ternal, active, work project…" - Ernest Becker

via Shots Of Awe.

futurescope:

Bragi: The Dash – Wireless Smart In Ear Headphones

Impressing level of Miniaturization:

World’s First Wireless Smart In Ear Headphones. 1000 Songs. Performance Tracking. Body Sensors. Secure Fit. Electronics should be discrete enablers of delightful and magical experiences. Our aim is for you to achieve a better understanding of your skills, abilities and health while doing the things you love. We think that with your support in this campaign, The Dash could become a truly remarkable addition to our lives. […]

The Dash consists of a pair of discrete and completely wireless stereo earphones.They will playback music through a Bluetooth connection or use the embedded 4GB/1000 song music player. Everything about the design is focused on delivering freedom of movement, incredible sound and comfort. The Dash is awesome for sports and great for everything else.

The Dash consists of a pair of discrete and completely wireless stereo earphones.They will playback music through a Bluetooth connection or use the embedded 4GB/1000 song music player. Everything about the design is focused on delivering freedom of movement, incredible sound and comfort. The Dash is awesome for sports and great for everything else.

[support them on kickstarter]

(via emergentfutures)