I will need this tonight as I wrap up my last couple assignments as a college student, and again during any “bifurcations” I encounter during my life.
Thank you, Happyolks (Kelsey) for these words.
“Try new things. Put yourself in environments and situations that push on the tender spots of your heart. Look hard. Listen hard. Watch the way people live and love. Be an observer of everything around you and all that you feel. When you are paying attention, the right paths and the “plan” for which you were put here to charge will be revealed to you. Try to block out the noise of “shoulds” that society or your tribe has prescribed for you. It’s your journey.”
“A new place doesn’t change your life. You change your life. You will, at every moment of the next year, have the extraordinary gift of choice to redirect your sails.”
Science does not purvey absolute truth, science is a mechanism. It’s a way of trying to improve your knowledge of nature, it’s a system for testing your thoughts against the universe and seeing whether they match.
IBM Team makes world’s smallest movie with ATOMS: ‘A Boy and His Atom’
This video holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World’s Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made). The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM’s research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times.
Looks like a window to another world with dark trees and an orange sky. Super awesome.
This is the Death Valley Race Track. I missed my last chance to go there, but, to make up for it, tomorrow I’m going to the desert for the day. The Joshua Trees are blooming in record numbers - likely due to extended drought (climate change anyone?). Don’t want to miss the show. Joshua Tree National Park and Anza- Borrego State Park here I come…
I am so jealous!! Moving to the SW someday, just so I’m close enough to watch the desert bloom.
Side note: Race Track playa will still be there in a few years. :) I went two years ago — it’s really magical (once you get past the bumpy ride there).
Alexander Chen spent an afternoon improvising melodies on viola, and recording them through Google Glass. This resulting song is composed completely from 8-second video loops, stitched together into a film. Chen says, “You can see all the layers of the song, like a first-person orchestra.”