Citizen of the Universe

A place to illustrate/discuss/highlight the role of the engineer in the world. (And a place to espouse thoughts on life.)

npr:

At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight via Rich Preston
For three weeks, the five surviving members of the Pythons have been performing a series of shows in London, called Monty Python Live (Mostly). Thousands of fans have seized the opportunity to see the Pythons reunite and perform familiar routines. Sunday was its final performance.
Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Monty Python reunion and last gathering?!?
Still they had one, right?

npr:

At Monty Python Reunion Show, The Circus Makes One Last Flight via Rich Preston

For three weeks, the five surviving members of the Pythons have been performing a series of shows in London, called Monty Python Live (Mostly). Thousands of fans have seized the opportunity to see the Pythons reunite and perform familiar routines. Sunday was its final performance.

Image: Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

Monty Python reunion and last gathering?!?

Still they had one, right?

— 1 day ago with 264 notes
#monty python  #reunion 

skunkbear:

NASA engineers use origami as inspiration when they fold up solar panels for their trip to space. Shown here: the Miura fold. Once a piece of paper (or solar array) is all folded up, it can be completely unfolded in one smooth motion. You can read more about origami in space here, and learn how to do the Miura fold in this video:

Image: Astronaut Scott Parazynski repairs a damaged ISS solar panel (NASA)

Who knew that folding paper wiould help the space program?

(via npr)

— 1 day ago with 1023 notes
#Origami  #Space program 
It's Okay To Be Smart • via pbsdigitalstudios and laughingsquid:... →

It’s Queen.  It’s science.  And it is amazing.  Please watch this

— 2 days ago
#String theory  #quantum 

What goes around, comes around.

(Source: mscottys, via scienceetfiction)

— 2 days ago with 2490 notes
#Star Trek  #philosophy 

jtotheizzoe:

Ever thought about where your guts are? I have. We’re all basically upside-down lobsters. It’s a weird thing to think about, but it’s true.

Anyone who’s eaten crustaceans has observed this. When you crack into a lobster, or shrimp, or crawfish, you’ll see that they have their guts running down their back (you might know this as the “poop chute”), and their nerves on their belly. In this video we’ll take a trip 780 million years back in time to find out why.

So, which one of us is built backwards?

Whoa, I uploaded two videos in one week… what is this craziness? This is part 2 in a series all about why our weird bodies are weirdly shaped the weird way that they are. Part 1 is here, and part 3 will be out on Friday!

Weird science.  bi-modal bodies and the difference between us and lobsters.

— 2 days ago with 175 notes
#upside down  #lobsters  #humans 
Facebook Fraud →

Part Two of Veritasium’s rant on Facebook.  Agree or disagree, you should how Facebook works.

— 1 week ago
#facebook  #likes  #click farms 
The Problem With Facebook →

Part One:  Just in case you did not know, here is the inside scoop on facebook and likes, etc

— 1 week ago
#facebook  #likes  #click farms