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Bane, Funny, and Gif: supernova2395: madmints: kasaron: edwardspoonhands: hoiplatapolloi: gifsboom: Perfect magnets Fun story: One of the first things I was taught as an astronomy student is that, if you want to be a dick to someone giving a presentation, ask them “and how do the magnetic fields play into this?” and they will invariably say “fuck you I don’t know” because no one understands magnetic fields they are black magic. Originally posted by fencehopping Magnets are pure bullshit. Pure utter bullshit. Electromagnetic forces somehow outstrip gravitic forces in strength by an obscene factor, for no reason I can comprehend and it bothers me. I love magnets One, that gif showing the Curie temperature is really cool. Two, you don’t understand, magnetic fields are the bane of my existance and I have a masters dissertation about them. I studied how magnetic fields develop in low mass stars and every single meeting with my supervisor ended in some conversation about how stupid magnetism is.“Oh yeah and this is effected by the magnetic field strength…”“But why?”“God knows, I don’t have a clue.”Was literally said to me by a professor who has spent 20 years of his life looking at magnetism in stars.ALSO:“Don’t ask why, we don’t know. Maybe magnetism? Who knows anything about magnetism.” - My Stellar Physics professor when asked about certain processes in stellar formation, something he has been studying for 10 years.Like we know so little about that it’s actually funny.
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Bane, Funny, and Gif: <p><a href="http://jumpingjacktrash.tumblr.com/post/169119338109/supernova2395-madmints-kasaron" class="tumblr_blog">jumpingjacktrash</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a href="http://supernova2395.tumblr.com/post/167321971017/madmints-kasaron-edwardspoonhands" class="tumblr_blog">supernova2395</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://madmints.tumblr.com/post/1">madmints</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://kasaron.tumblr.com/post/133537645660">kasaron</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://edwardspoonhands.tumblr.com/post/133085950895">edwardspoonhands</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://hoiplatapolloi.tumblr.com/post/132980660604">hoiplatapolloi</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://gifsboom.tumblr.com/post/132952861054">gifsboom</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Perfect magnets<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>Fun story: One of the first things I was taught as an astronomy student is that, if you want to be a dick to someone giving a presentation, ask them “and how do the magnetic fields play into this?” and they will invariably say “fuck you I don’t know” because no one understands magnetic fields they are black magic.<br/></p> </blockquote> <p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-tumblr-attribution="fencehopping:ibIB2bmAqPkeAcVSJQY4Xg:ZSerZy1B6uxYi" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b522c72b8e9ca2f1b8a50fe79d7e6039/tumblr_n2z3jzeGvp1qzt7d8o1_400.gif"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b522c72b8e9ca2f1b8a50fe79d7e6039/tumblr_inline_p7oghrNsZA1rw09tq_540.gif" class="" data-orig-height="320" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b522c72b8e9ca2f1b8a50fe79d7e6039/tumblr_n2z3jzeGvp1qzt7d8o1_400.gif"/><p class="tmblr-attribution"><a href="http://tmblr.co/ZSerZy1B6uxYi" data-peepr='{"tumblelog":"fencehopping","postId":"80646224044"}'>Originally posted by fencehopping</a></p></figure></p> </blockquote> <p>Magnets are pure bullshit.</p> <p>Pure utter bullshit. Electromagnetic forces somehow outstrip gravitic forces in strength by an obscene factor, for no reason I can comprehend and it bothers me.</p> </blockquote> <p>I love magnets</p> </blockquote> <p>One, that gif showing the Curie temperature is really cool. </p> <p>Two, you don’t understand, magnetic fields are the bane of my existance and I have a masters dissertation about them. I studied how magnetic fields develop in low mass stars and every single meeting with my supervisor ended in some conversation about how stupid magnetism is.</p> <p>“Oh yeah and this is effected by the magnetic field strength…”</p> <p>“But why?”<br/></p> <p>“God knows, I don’t have a clue.”<br/></p> <p>Was literally said to me by a professor who has spent 20 years of his life looking at magnetism in stars.</p> <p>ALSO:</p> <p>“Don’t ask why, we don’t know. Maybe magnetism? Who knows anything about magnetism.” - My Stellar Physics professor when asked about certain processes in stellar formation, something he has been studying for 10 years.<br/></p> <p>Like we know so little about that it’s actually funny.</p> </blockquote> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="499" data-tumblr-attribution="biowhat:shjZREqN_OFj5DRuYG82wQ:Z61AEy6uf8Aq"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo18q42GIE1qch19lo1_500.gif" data-orig-height="281" data-orig-width="499"/></figure></blockquote>
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Bane, Funny, and Gif: supernova2395: madmints: kasaron: edwardspoonhands: hoiplatapolloi: gifsboom: Perfect magnets Fun story: One of the first things I was taught as an astronomy student is that, if you want to be a dick to someone giving a presentation, ask them “and how do the magnetic fields play into this?” and they will invariably say “fuck you I don’t know” because no one understands magnetic fields they are black magic. Originally posted by fencehopping Magnets are pure bullshit. Pure utter bullshit. Electromagnetic forces somehow outstrip gravitic forces in strength by an obscene factor, for no reason I can comprehend and it bothers me. I love magnets One, that gif showing the Curie temperature is really cool. Two, you don’t understand, magnetic fields are the bane of my existance and I have a masters dissertation about them. I studied how magnetic fields develop in low mass stars and every single meeting with my supervisor ended in some conversation about how stupid magnetism is.“Oh yeah and this is effected by the magnetic field strength…”“But why?”“God knows, I don’t have a clue.”Was literally said to me by a professor who has spent 20 years of his life looking at magnetism in stars.ALSO:“Don’t ask why, we don’t know. Maybe magnetism? Who knows anything about magnetism.” - My Stellar Physics professor when asked about certain processes in stellar formation, something he has been studying for 10 years.Like we know so little about that it’s actually funny.
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Energy, Future, and Hungry: dazed-unfazed: kweyolempress: tentakrule: winneganfake: fullcontactmuse: jenniferrpovey: holmgangs: sunlitrevolution: Bladeless wind turbines generate electricity by shaking, not spinning Scientists hope to hugely reduce the cost of wind energy by removing the blades from wind farms, instead taking advantage of a special phenomenon to cause the turbines to violently shake. Vortex, a startup from Spain, has developed the tall sticks known as Bladeless — white poles jutting out of the ground, that are built so that they can oscillate. They do so as a result of the way that the wind is whipped up around them, using a phenomenon that architects avoid happening to buildings and encouraging it so that the sticks shake. They do so using vortices, which is where the company gets its name from. The bladeless turbines use special magnets to ensure that the turbines are optimised to shake the most they can, whatever speed the wind is travelling at. As the sticks vibrate, that movement is converted into electricity by an alternator. Wiggling Poles of the Wasteland Harvest Electricity For Power Hungry Humans These also look like they would cause fewer problems for birds and bats. This is really cool. They leave off the important note that when the wind rises, each pole makes a sound like a hundred vuvuzelas roaring at once. In the post-apocalyptic world of the future, villagers will speak in hushed tones about the Roaring Plains, and caution adventurous travelers to stay well away.  I appreciate how they essentially invented very useful yet alien-looking screaming pillars. Science continues to make some suspiciously sci-fi shit. At least you won’t have to go outside to know how windy it is… You’ll hear it. They provide us energy They provide us warmth They love us These martyr gods, their twitching agony is our salvation GLORY TO THE WAILING OBELISKS
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