Everything I am is juxtaposition and chaos.
Male, homo sapien, age 28, half-giant. Degrees in Manufacturing Engineering and Physics. Makes chain armor, designs medieval siege weapons, researches high voltage systems and writes short stories during spare moments. Believes in apocalypse preparedness and looks forward to space travel.
Oh, and one more treat to celebrate the end of the Cmdr. Hadfield era on the ISS as he readies for his return tomorrow.
Here he is singing David Bowie’s “Space Oddity”, in space.
Your head now has permission to explode.
Cmdr. Chris Hadfield, astronaut, performing a slightly modified rendition of David Bowie’s “Space Oddity.” It’s breathtaking.
Winter is coming.
Season 3 is begun.
“Buzz Aldrin, you’re from the moon.”
“Is this what it was like there?”
THIS IS THE MOST FUCKING BEAUTIFUL THING IVE EVER SEEN
That dude is such a dude.
I wish I could moonwalk.
I can totally shimmy though.
Neil deGrasse Tyson: Every day, in every way, he is the best.
We only have one month until the petition closes, and there are only about 1700 signatures on it!
DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THIS WOULD BENEFIT THE AMERICANS ON TUMBLR. THEY COULD ACTUALLY SEE THEIR FRIENDS THAT LIVE ACROSS THE COUNTRY. THIS PLACE IS TOO GODDAMN BIG TO NOT HAVE A SYSTEM LIKE THIS.
AMERICA’S TRAINS ARE DECADES BEHIND OTHER COUNTRIES’ RAILWAY TECHNOLOGY. IT’S AN EMBARRASSMENT AND WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO FIX IT WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
Signal boosting for my American followers!
i want trains please sign this
I really want this. Now I know that it will cost the Country a lot of money but it will probably really encourage healthy spending and promote nationalism. I think making it easier for people to travel quickly and cheaply will actually help integrate really rural and impoverished people into a more forward thinking mindset.
Want want want.
trains own, high speed trains own more. MOVE YO PEEPS AROUND. SIGNED.
why are there not more signatures for this
This petition has 63K reblogs and only 33K signatures. My fellow Americans: The last time I checked (about 5 years ago), in order to get myself from Springfield, the capital city of the state of Illinois to Huntsville, Alabama, home of NASA’s Space Camp and the place where rockets come from, a 7 hour drive would take me 24 HOURS BY TRAIN. Which included routing out to the east coast before turning back down and looping into the South. This is MADNESS. You want to see the price of air travel drop? You need a competitive industry. High speed rail is ideal. Europe knows this already. Along with ubiquitous high speed internet, this is the other major public service we’re missing. Sign.
Forging with SCIENCE. Induction heating metal to white hot without ever touching it, and with elements that won’t burn the user.
(The quality is regrettable.)
Vintage ad for the first of the Lego brand building blocks, in German, 1958.
Amazing how far they’ve come in just under 55 years.
(spotted on Gizmodo)
BBC’s Mastercrafts: Blacksmithing. Three regular Britons with a modicum of interest in blacksmithing get 6 weeks of tutelage from a master smith, and have to produce a salable front gate by the end of it. It’s quite awesome to watch, despite the mild reality show vibe.
Memory gel here we come. The Telegraph reports that scientists at the European Bioinformatics Institute have figured out how to store digital information (including MP3, JPG, PDF and files containing Shakespeare’s sonnets) using DNA bases, with a retrievable accuracy of 99.9%. Imagine storing every form of digital media you own in a speck the size of a few grains of rice. Gizmodo reports it as 2.2 petabytes per gram information density. Or to put it another way: collecting the sum total of human knowledge in something the size of a coffee can.
Boys will be boys, regardless of what cosmic body they’re on.
Apollo 16’s John Young and Charlie Duke tearing around the Moon in their rover.