20th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Gravity. It's the law. with 6,231 notes

thatscienceguy:

John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE

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20th October 2014

Photo reblogged from CHAOSKAMPF with 148 notes

art-and-fury:

Princess I (Fairy Tale triptych) -  Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

(see previous)

art-and-fury:

Princess I (Fairy Tale triptych) -  Mikalojus Konstantinas Čiurlionis

(see previous)

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20th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Emergent Futures Tumblelog with 6,667 notes

algopop:

Animating Virtual Characters using Physics-Based Simulation by  Thomas Geijtenbeek

The PhD research of Geijtenbeek is about using Genetic Algorithms and physics simulation to train bipedal characters to walk.

"The total optimization time depends on the character model and the type of experiment; the number of evaluated generations varies between 500 and 3000. On a standard
PC, optimization time takes between 2 and 12 hours.”

Video embedded below:

Source: sizvideos

20th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from Phroyd's World with 7,490 notes

wecreatethefog:

nastygall:

artist Bryan Lewis creates 45 self-portraits on different drugs

Nicotine gum is considered a drug?

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18th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from CHAOSKAMPF with 7,412 notes

art-of-swords:

Bronze Dagger

  • Dated: 19th century
  • Medium: bronze
  • Measurements: overall length 23 cm

The handle of the dagger is ornate with a skeleton around which a snake is coiled.

Source: Copyright © 2014 Expertissim

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18th October 2014

Photo reblogged from robotic network with 258 notes

otakugangsta:

src

there’s that thing again , it’s attached to a .. rifle ?   some kind of range finder ?

otakugangsta:

src

there’s that thing again , it’s attached to a .. rifle ?   some kind of range finder ?

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15th October 2014

Photo reblogged from like a physicist with 666 notes

chewmark:

Minkowski’s space-time and length-contraction diagrams

chewmark:

Minkowski’s space-time and length-contraction diagrams

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15th October 2014

Photo reblogged from Moomin Fans with 617 notes

themoominfan:

Tove Jansson and Moomin. More MOOMIN STUFF

themoominfan:

Tove Jansson and Moomin. More MOOMIN STUFF

15th October 2014

Photoset reblogged from This Crooked Crown with 6,302 notes

steampunktendencies:

Richard A. Moore III

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15th October 2014

Photo reblogged from te kaikōhuru with 23 notes

larameeee:

Uno Tomoaki - Shou Sugi ban door. 翠 松 園 の 家 3 宇野友明建築事務所

larameeee:

Uno Tomoaki - Shou Sugi ban door. 翠 松 園 の 家 3 宇野友明建築事務所

Source: www5b.biglobe.ne.jp