Bridges are bouncy when you jump on them.

lolmythesis:

Civil & Environmental Engineering, University of Waterloo

"Vibration characterisation of aluminium pedestrian bridges"

sagansense:

ibmblr:

Questions, prepare to meet answers.
Indecision could soon be on the endangered list. Watson Analytics is bringing a new breakthrough cognitive service to take on big data. Got a keyboard and a web connection? Just ask your question and out comes the insight for better decision-making. No fancy statistics language required. Get the scoop 

Whether you are aware or not, this is the beginning of an artificial intelligence revolution.

Squabbling between political parties based on their outdated ideologies or inconsistent information while misleading the public….mainstream news outlets broadcasting misinformation and lies….backwards and ill-informed opinions that do not reflect all we observe throughout the natural world from here to the beginnings of the observable universe….

….there’s a supercomputer for that.

When we have climate models, for instance, being interpreted and communicated to all who need them to cross-reference data, it’s going to be increasingly tough to deny the role humans and their business-as-usual practices have had and continue to have on the biosphere. And that’s just one aspect of how supercomputing and artificial intelligence will impact how we move forward as a collective society.

It was easy to fool small populations of people with just one or two newspaper options for access to “what’s going on in the world.” Now, we’re becoming more connected globally than we ever have been in the history of humankind.

I envision an approaching generation who look back on our society and say, Can you believe we suffered through a time where we had such a weak understanding of the human brain/mind, that we put education on the bottom list of our priorities, belittling and underusing human potential; yet, we placed specific these human beings - not quantum/super computers and artificial intelligence - in charge of major global decisions (whose brains we still had a weak understanding of) who had no professional or formal background in the sciences for which our entire civilization depended?

Although this IBM plug seems relatively remote in terms of disruptive technology, don’t be fooled. This is the beginning of a new way to manage systems and data with far more precision.

Timestamp: 1410901407

sagansense:

ibmblr:

Questions, prepare to meet answers.
Indecision could soon be on the endangered list. Watson Analytics is bringing a new breakthrough cognitive service to take on big data. Got a keyboard and a web connection? Just ask your question and out comes the insight for better decision-making. No fancy statistics language required. Get the scoop 

Whether you are aware or not, this is the beginning of an artificial intelligence revolution.

Squabbling between political parties based on their outdated ideologies or inconsistent information while misleading the public….mainstream news outlets broadcasting misinformation and lies….backwards and ill-informed opinions that do not reflect all we observe throughout the natural world from here to the beginnings of the observable universe….

….there’s a supercomputer for that.

When we have climate models, for instance, being interpreted and communicated to all who need them to cross-reference data, it’s going to be increasingly tough to deny the role humans and their business-as-usual practices have had and continue to have on the biosphere. And that’s just one aspect of how supercomputing and artificial intelligence will impact how we move forward as a collective society.

It was easy to fool small populations of people with just one or two newspaper options for access to “what’s going on in the world.” Now, we’re becoming more connected globally than we ever have been in the history of humankind.

I envision an approaching generation who look back on our society and say, Can you believe we suffered through a time where we had such a weak understanding of the human brain/mind, that we put education on the bottom list of our priorities, belittling and underusing human potential; yet, we placed specific these human beings - not quantum/super computers and artificial intelligence - in charge of major global decisions (whose brains we still had a weak understanding of) who had no professional or formal background in the sciences for which our entire civilization depended?

Although this IBM plug seems relatively remote in terms of disruptive technology, don’t be fooled. This is the beginning of a new way to manage systems and data with far more precision.

streamgestalt:

Petri-2. From the laboratory of Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of the Tel-Aviv University

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Timestamp: 1410901387

streamgestalt:

Petri-2. From the laboratory of Prof. Eshel Ben-Jacob of the Tel-Aviv University

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duckrunsagain:

run-like-a-zombie:

…I may or may not have teared up a bit reading this ;)

I needed this kind of inspiration today. :)

(Source: zenpencils.com, via 7ashiish)

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duckrunsagain:

run-like-a-zombie:

…I may or may not have teared up a bit reading this ;)

I needed this kind of inspiration today. :)

(Source: zenpencils.com, via 7ashiish)

lifeworkfun:

Meet The First Woman To Make It Into The FDNY’s Calendar Of Heroes.

Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department.

This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.

There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

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Timestamp: 1410878365

lifeworkfun:

Meet The First Woman To Make It Into The FDNY’s Calendar Of Heroes.

Danae Mines became one of the few female firefighters in the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) 11 years ago, despite her family telling her that only men joined the department.

This year, she broke down another barrier by becoming the first woman to be featured in the FDNY’s 2015 Calendar of Heroes. She had been told that the honor was reserved for men, but when she saw the open call for firefighters, she went, despite feeling a little intimidated standing in line with more than 100 men.

There are currently only 41 women in the department, but perhaps the attention Danae is getting will increase that number. “I wanted my picture in the calendar so that young girls and young women can see me and know that they can do this job,” she told the New York Daily News.

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recovery-through-islam:

occupiedmuslim:

무나현분배 한국 이슬람 사람이 아티스트입니다

Korean Muslim Artist Muna Hyunmin Bae

I adore this

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Timestamp: 1410878219

recovery-through-islam:

occupiedmuslim:

무나현분배 한국 이슬람 사람이 아티스트입니다

Korean Muslim Artist Muna Hyunmin Bae

I adore this

(via 7ashiish)

"Men celebrated our sexual liberation — our willingness to freely give and enjoy blow jobs and group sex, our willingness to experiment with anal penetration — but ultimately many males revolted when we stated that our bodies were territories that they could not occupy at will. Men who were ready for female sexual liberation if it meant free pussy, no strings attached, were rarely ready for feminist female sexual agency. This agency gave us the right to say yes to sex, but it also empowered us to say no."

bell hooks in Communion: The Female Search for Love

I still think this quote is so important because liberal feminism often emphasizes the fact that women can have sex without equally emphasizing on the fact that women do NOT have to have sex. That in fact sex has nothing to do with who you are as a woman and as a human being.

But this message that sex is the means to liberation supports patriarchy in a similar way to how forbidding women to be sexual does. And it’s disappointing how mainstream liberal feminism participates in this mis-truth at the expense of girls and women. 

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I definitely wrote the writing above. 

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tourmaline2:

A dress designed to change color in the rain, thanks to dye sewn into the seams. Created by Sean Kelly, Modeled by Angelica Guillen-Jimenez

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Timestamp: 1410877293

tourmaline2:

A dress designed to change color in the rain, thanks to dye sewn into the seams. Created by Sean Kelly, Modeled by Angelica Guillen-Jimenez

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jsarloutte:

lustik:

Julie Sarloutte via Schindermania!

Artists on tumblr

Lustiktwitter | pinterest | etsy

C’est chouette de voir que les gens s’intéresse à mon travail au point de les rebloguers! Merci!

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Timestamp: 1410877262

jsarloutte:

lustik:

Julie Sarloutte via Schindermania!

Artists on tumblr

Lustiktwitter | pinterest | etsy

C’est chouette de voir que les gens s’intéresse à mon travail au point de les rebloguers! Merci!

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barafurbear:

anotheralexandros:

tommytv:

nychealth:

Let’s stop HIV in New York City

  • If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, PEP and PrEP can help protect your partners.

 

Daily PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill that can help keep you HIV-negative as long as you take it every day.

  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
  • Condoms give you additional protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy.

 

Emergency PEP

If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

This is such a giant step that barely any people know about it seems, so amazing to see progress in the treatment of HIV

I honestly thought this might be exaggeration but the CDC says that PrEP is 92% effective. Damn. Damn.

reblogging because this deserves waaaay more attention D:

(via talesofscienceandlove)

Timestamp: 1410744896

barafurbear:

anotheralexandros:

tommytv:

nychealth:

Let’s stop HIV in New York City

  • If you are HIV-negative, PEP and PrEP can help you stay that way.
  • If you are HIV-positive, PEP and PrEP can help protect your partners.

 

Daily PrEP

PrEP is a daily pill that can help keep you HIV-negative as long as you take it every day.

  • Ask your doctor if PrEP (Pre-exposure Prophylaxis) may be right for you.
  • Condoms give you additional protection against HIV, other sexually transmitted infections, and unintended pregnancy.

 

Emergency PEP

If you are HIV-negative and think you were exposed to HIV, immediately go to a clinic or emergency room and ask for PEP (Post-exposure  Prophylaxis).

  • PEP can stop HIV if started within 36 hours of exposure.
  • You continue taking PEP for 28 days.

Many insurance plans including Medicaid cover PEP and PrEP. Assistance may be available if you are uninsured. Visit NYC Health’s website to find out where to get PrEP or PEP in New York City.

This is such a giant step that barely any people know about it seems, so amazing to see progress in the treatment of HIV

I honestly thought this might be exaggeration but the CDC says that PrEP is 92% effective. Damn. Damn.

reblogging because this deserves waaaay more attention D:

(via talesofscienceandlove)

rick-owen:

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 15

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Timestamp: 1410715979

rick-owen:

Marc by Marc Jacobs S/S 15

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digital-future:

by Shahan Assadourian

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Timestamp: 1410715892

digital-future:

by Shahan Assadourian

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