Vendo e sendo visto!
Seeing and being seen!
Strange Attractors by Chaotic Atmospheres
The darkest art known as Chaos Theory is perfectly embodied in the form of its strange attractors: vast looping trajectories of variables that, when plotted, conjure gorgeous yet insidiously disruptive patterns. Chaotic Atmosphere’s Math: Rules series pays tribute to the beautiful form of chaos and its inevitable collapse of all our efforts to predict it.
Modern science just doesn’t have enough monolithic machinery with elegant curves.
This may look like an old science fiction movie set, but this machine actually played a key role in multiple Nobel Prizes. Starting in 1960, Brookhaven Lab’s Cockroft-Walton Accelerator—essentially a multi-level voltage multiplier—provided the initial boost to protons before they raced on into the rings of our Alternating Gradient Synchrotron.
‘Canada will never be a safe haven for zombies,’ Foreign Minister John Baird tells House of Commons
Canada’s founding prime minister John A. MacDonald would be rolling in his grave — if he was an undead zombie.
In a bizarre exchange in a place known for bizarre exchanges, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird told the House of Commons Wednesday that “Canada will never be a safe haven for zombies.”
Baird was responding to a question from NDP MP Pat Martin who asked if Canada is working with the U.S. to ensure that its citizens don’t suffer from a case of the zombie apocalypse. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)
Star Trek-like holodeck may be closer to reality than you think
Perhaps no other piece of fictional technology from the Star Trek universe — with the exception of the iconic transporter that first “beamed up” characters from the original 1960s series starring William Shatner as Captain James T. Kirk — has inspired the imagination of fans and the general public quite like the holodeck.
While the technology needed to create a virtual reality chamber once seemed light years away, many technology companies are already working on early prototype designs for holodeck-style chambers, and technologists now believe machines worthy of bearing the name “holodeck” could be as little as 10 to 15 years away from realization. (Handout/Paramount Pictures)
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ISLAMABAD — Demonstrators clashed with police in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on Friday as anger over insults to the Prophet Muhammad boiled over despite calls from political and religious leaders across the Muslim world for peaceful protest.
Western diplomatic missions throughout the Muslim world tightened security, with some closing down on expectation of big protests after Friday prayers.
Pakistan has declared Friday a “Day of Love for the Prophet Muhammad.” Critics of the unpopular government said it was pandering to Islamist parties. (Photos: AP Photo; AFP/Getty Images; Reuters)
Hitler clothing store causes stir in India
A clothing store called ‘Hitler’ has upset residents and the small Jewish community in Vastrapur, in Ahmedabad, India. The shop owners do not find the name objectionable.
“Hitler was a nickname given to my business partner Manish Chandani’s grandfather because of his strict nature. Frankly, till the time we applied for the trademark permission, I had only heard that Hitler was a strict man,” Rajesh Shah, the co-owner of the shop told Times Of India. “It was only recently that we read about Hitler on the internet.”
“We had put up a cloth banner for over a month saying ‘Hitler opening shortly’, no one objected to the name then.” (SAM PANTHAKY/AFP/GettyImages)