Sassy Animal Masterpost | [x]
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Alicia Eggert & Mike Fleming - Eternity (2010)
"Consisting of 30 electric clocks rear-mounted to a large sheet of white acrylic.
During the installation, the hour and minute hands of the clocks are aligned to spell the word ‘eternity’, and the clocks are plugged into a series of power strips on the floor.
The hands begin to move as soon as the switch on the last power strip is flipped, and the word almost immediately becomes a jumble of moving black lines.
‘Eternity’ does not reappear until the hour hands return to their original positions twelve hours later, and even then, it lasts a mere split second.”
Apparently today is World Cat Day, which is great. But what BUB wants to know when Space Cat Day is.
here take my soul/money and get me that thanks
BUB’s a book nerd. She collects them, reads them, and even wrote one - as I’m sure you all know by now.
You can pre-order Lil BUB’s Lil BOOK HERE!
Also, every pre-order (past pre-orders included) will get two very special surprises directly from BUB herself. More on that very soon.
Apparently BUB still thinks it’s the weekend.
THIS IS FUNNY LOL
"Meshing 3D printing with nanotechnology and synthetic biology, [Shane Hope] builds his works using CAD files generated using algorithms based on molecular models. They draw on information retrieved from Protein Data Bank files (where the structures of proteins and nucleic acids are recorded) and models of bits of DNA or even manmade constructs like sheets of graphene.” Via.
How to hold a BUB.
Googols and Googols
In 1938, mathematician Edward Kasner asked his nine-year-old nephew for a name for a large number—and his nephew promptly replied: “Googol.” A googol is a number equal to 10^100, or if you wanted to write it out, it would be a 1 with 100 zeroes following it. Already, this number is larger than the number of elementary particles in the known universe, which only amount to approximately 10^80. As if this wasn’t enough, the term was then extended to an even bigger number: a googolplex, which is 10 to the power of a googol—i.e., 10^(10^100). To write this out, it would be a 1 followed by a googol number of zeroes. Here’s where it gets intensely cool: you cannot physically write this number out in its entirety, because there is not enough space in the universe. Even if you wrote in unreadable one-point font, it would take up about 3.5×10^96 metres, while observable universe is only estimated to be 8.80×10^26 meters. So, you’d still need more paper than you could stuff into the entire universe—and furthermore, if you wrote at an average rate of two digits per second, it would take you more time to write it out than the age of the universe so far. And yet, even a googolplex comes nowhere near infinity. Numbers are awesome.
The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men by Jon Clinkenbeard
If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists.
The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years…
Oh, and when you do decide you want those babies, it only takes one other injection of water and baking soda to flush out the gel, and within two to three months, you’ve got all your healthy sperm again.
The trouble is, most people don’t even know this exists. And if men only need one super-cheap shot every 10 years or more, that’s not something that gets big pharmaceutical companies all fired up, because they’ll make zero money on it (even if it might have the side benefit of, you know, destroying HIV).