This already popular video is literally three years old, but has just had a second viral surge, amassing over 250,000 hits just this week. The Euler’s Disk is an educational science toy that is based on the studies of the 17th century scientist, Leonard Euler. Give Euler’s Disk (pronounced like “Oiler’s Disk”) a spin and observe the hypnotic display of light and continually changing sound. The movement seems to go forever with amazing sounds and reflections. For a good 45 seconds, it seems like the disc will finally fall, but it somehow continues to spin, sounding more and more space-like with every moment.
Just call this one “You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours:)”
Superb graphical comparison by the New York Times. Evolution of the human race, literally. Usain Bolt has made history again, first for being one of the few to ever win a gold medal twice in the 100 m run, and, more importantly, for breaking the fastest time in history. Just how fast is Usain? He is almost a blur compared to older runners. The first Olympic 100 m runner, Thomas Burke, would have been nearly sixty feet behind Usain today. Amazing.
These rules for good writing were by far, the most “liked” and shared item from my facebook postings on my personal & fan page this past week!
Because of the time zone difference this year with the London Olympics, nearly all the major events of the summer games have been shown on tape delay in prime-time by NBC, and the chorus of complaints from the viewing public has been long and loud that they want to watch them “live”, no matter what time they happen! BUT in the world of reality, the results are the highest ratings in well over a decade, even though most people already knew the results of what they were about to watch. That was just one of the big surprises to come out of our new age of technology accoriding to NBCUniversal Research guru Alan Wurtzel. With all the new digital & mobile devices available, this Olympics also brought in teens & younger demographics all the networks are after. Take a look!
Hey, these days, every living thing on our planet is into new technology! LOL
The Perseid meteor shower is underway this weekend. There’s more to see than meteors, however, when the shower peaks on August 11th through 13th. The brightest planets in the solar system are lining up in the middle of the display. Watch this NASA video for more details!
And one final visual illusion from my facebook postings & tweets this past week that I titled “What the….”