Mechanical Engineering major, 20. You know...more stuff.

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applecherry108:

Ever wanted to learn some in-depth astronomy? Are textbooks worded boringly? Then good news! Stella the Star is not only hecka cute, but she’s also gonna teach you the life cycle of a Sun-like star AND you can learn all the science mumbo-jumbo words too!

This was my final project for the Astronomy class at my University a few years back, and honestly I’ve been meaning to upload it for a while now. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did creating it! c:

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ucresearch:

UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds
Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.

It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.

Read more about UC Berkeley’s earthquake early warning system.

ucresearch:

UC Berkeley’s Early Warning System Beat Napa Earthquake by 10 Seconds

Ten seconds before the San Francisco Bay Area started shaking early Sunday morning, an experimental system in a UC Berkeley lab sounded an alarm, counting down to the impending earthquake. The system works through an array of sensors near the fault line which calculate the severity of the quake and broadcast a warning.

It might not seem like much, but even a few seconds notice could allow utilities to shut off gas lines, elevators to let people off at the next floor, and trains to slow down. The USGS cites the benefits a warning could give to a doctor in the middle of performing surgery. In 2012, BART adopted an automatic braking system linked to the program, called Shake Alert.

Read more about UC Berkeley’s earthquake early warning system.

aroihkin:

freyjas:

the-vashta-nerada:

  • i find it pretty fucking inconsiderate that my grandchildren haven’t used time travel to visit me.
  • and frankly, i’m a bit offended.
  • AM I NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU GRANDCHILDREN? 
  • WELL FUCK YOU 
  • MAYBE I WON’T EVEN HAVE KIDS AND YOU WON’T EXIST 
  • HOW DO YOU FEEL ABOUT THAT

what if we have tho

what if we just didn’t know they were our grandkids

what if your best friend has to constantly remind themselves not to call you grandma/grandpa

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marcoereus:

I’m so tired of people telling me German is an “ugly, angry” language. When my German teacher tells us jokes it’s the sweetest, happiest language in the world. When I teach my father the word for daughter he smiles, repeating “Tochter” to himself until he gets it right, and in that moment German sounds like pride. There’s nothing angry or ugly about a language that never says goodbye, only “until we meet again.”

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nerdology:

pixalry:

Star Wars Patent Posters - Created by PatentPrints

Prints available for sale on Etsy.

Wow. These are fantastic. Really, REALLY loving the Tie Bomber from this set. The site also has a bunch of other really cool patent prints like Lego, and cameras. I’m very likely going to order a few of these and hang them in a series…. somewhere.