From Imogen Heap’s new album titled Sparks.

More Imogen Heap from WalnutAndCarrara.

Bill O’Reilly “does not believe in white privilege,” saying it’s a “big lie that is keeping some African-Americans from reaching their full potential.”

Now back to reality:

  • One in 3 black men can expect to go to prison at some point. 
  • A black college student “has the same chances of getting a job as a white high school dropout.” 
  • Media cover 19.5% of cases with missing African American children, while 33.2% of missing children cases involve black kids. 
  • At least “4 million African-Americans and Latinos experience housing discrimination each year.” 
  • While black Americans make up 14% of monthly drug users, “they are 37% of the people arrested for drug offenses.” 
  • We could go on and on and on

Yes, this is the same multimillionaire who "exempt[ed]" himself from “that white privilege banner” because he used to “paint houses” and “cut lawns.”

(thanks/via:  mediamattersforamerica)

Imogen Heap demomstrating her remarkable musical gloves developed with the “nerd underworld” as she describes MIT’s Media Lab.  (Sort of reminds one of Pixar’s One Man Band, right?)

Heap’s Mi.Mu project on Kickstarter (video here) was underfunded but we’re certain to see more of this remarkable technology.  Heap’s official video for the song Me the Machine featured this wearable tech.  Read more at Create Digital Music.  

Imogen has released a new album titled Sparks and was recently in session on BBC Radio6 Music.

(thanks/via: too many to list, all explorable with links)


Kal’s cartoon: this week, policing in America

America has placed inordinate emphasis on its miliary and carbon-based energy economy and these things are beginning to bite the master?
(thanks/via: theeconomist)

Kal’s cartoon: this week, policing in America

America has placed inordinate emphasis on its miliary and carbon-based energy economy and these things are beginning to bite the master?

(thanks/via: theeconomist)

Ora-Ïto’s Nikeames trainer is an homage to Charles and Ray from the  Dezeen post titled Ora-Ïto’s Nikeames trainer is an homage to Charles and Ray.

These are brilliant!  Maybe Nike will take on the challenge.
(thanks/via: Dezeen)

Ora-Ïto’s Nikeames trainer is an homage to Charles and Ray from the  Dezeen post titled Ora-Ïto’s Nikeames trainer is an homage to Charles and Ray.

These are brilliant!  Maybe Nike will take on the challenge.

(thanks/via: Dezeen)

There are more of these mesmerizing GIFs here:

Dizzying New GIFs at the Intersection of Art and Math by Dave Whyte 

(thanks/via: itscolossal)


Three Bridge Chasm Is Unlike Any Waterfall We’ve Ever Seen
Behold: a rare TRIPLE waterfall, better known as the Baatara Gorge Waterfall or Three Bridge Chasm. See more photos of this epic waterfall here. 

(thanks/via: huffingtonpost)

Three Bridge Chasm Is Unlike Any Waterfall We’ve Ever Seen

Behold: a rare TRIPLE waterfall, better known as the Baatara Gorge Waterfall or Three Bridge Chasm. See more photos of this epic waterfall here. 

(thanks/via: huffingtonpost)

A couple of nifty LED lap designs from Umbra Shift.  
Above: Brick Lamp
by Philippe Malouin



Above: Cup Lamp designed by Paul Loebach

A couple of nifty LED lap designs from Umbra Shift.  

Above: Brick Lamp

by Philippe Malouin

Above: Cup Lamp designed by Paul Loebach
latimes:

Green chile ice cream is a thing, and it goes on sale today.
Photo: Russ Parsons / Los Angeles Times
This is a heartstopping quote, from a recent interview on nprfreshair with Eric Schlosser—author of Command and Control.  At some point everyone should read the 1946 classic Hiroshima by John Hersey just so you know.

So when you look at the destruction of Hiroshima, this major city, Hiroshima was destroyed in an instant, and 80,000 people were killed and two-thirds of the buildings in this enormous metropolitan area were destroyed instantly because 7/10 of a gram of uranium 235 became pure energy. To imagine how small of an amount that is — 7/10 of a gram of uranium is about the size of a peppercorn; 7/10 of a gram weighs less than a dollar bill.
 Even though this weapon was unbelievably inefficient and almost 99 percent of the uranium had nothing to do with the destruction of Hiroshima, it was a catastrophic explosion. Nuclear weapons since then have become remarkably efficient and small and capable of destruction that makes Hiroshima seem trivial.”

(thanks/via: nprfreshair)

This is a heartstopping quote, from a recent interview on nprfreshair with Eric Schlosser—author of Command and Control.  At some point everyone should read the 1946 classic Hiroshima by John Hersey just so you know.

So when you look at the destruction of Hiroshima, this major city, Hiroshima was destroyed in an instant, and 80,000 people were killed and two-thirds of the buildings in this enormous metropolitan area were destroyed instantly because 7/10 of a gram of uranium 235 became pure energy. To imagine how small of an amount that is — 7/10 of a gram of uranium is about the size of a peppercorn; 7/10 of a gram weighs less than a dollar bill.

 
Even though this weapon was unbelievably inefficient and almost 99 percent of the uranium had nothing to do with the destruction of Hiroshima, it was a catastrophic explosion. Nuclear weapons since then have become remarkably efficient and small and capable of destruction that makes Hiroshima seem trivial.”

(thanks/via: nprfreshair)

AWED!!!!!

Mo’ne Davis takes the #LittleLeagueWorldSeries by storm.

(thanks/via: abcworldnews)

AWED!!!!!

Mo’ne Davis takes the #LittleLeagueWorldSeries by storm.

(thanks/via: abcworldnews)

Cool stuff from smartereveryday!!!!

Ever wonder how a Jellyfish “stings”?  Turns out, it’s actually like a Needle.  Check out this awesome graphic that Emily Weddle created from the latest episode of Smarter Every Day.
As you can see in the graphic, a Jellyfish actually stings you with needles.  The process in the photo spans the time of approximately 20 milliseconds. If you watch the video I incorporate timing data so you can perform measurements.  
What’s so cool about this is scientists don’t really understand HOW they nematocyst fire.  They’re pretty confident that they’re triggered by mechancial contact on the outside, of the tentacle… but they’re NOT sure how the stinger “inflates”.  Dr. Seymour thinks it’s too fast to be osmotic.  There’s obviously a channel somehow that opens and creates flow and pressure into the organelle.  I bet it’s some kind of REALLY quick chemical process.
I think we’re going to call graphics like this “Smarter Every Day InfoGifs”.     Emily came up with that name, I can’t take credit for it!  Here’s her webpage.

(thanks/via: smartereveryday)

Cool stuff from smartereveryday!!!!

Ever wonder how a Jellyfish “stings”?  Turns out, it’s actually like a Needle.  Check out this awesome graphic that Emily Weddle created from the latest episode of Smarter Every Day.

As you can see in the graphic, a Jellyfish actually stings you with needles.  The process in the photo spans the time of approximately 20 milliseconds. If you watch the video I incorporate timing data so you can perform measurements.  

What’s so cool about this is scientists don’t really understand HOW they nematocyst fire.  They’re pretty confident that they’re triggered by mechancial contact on the outside, of the tentacle… but they’re NOT sure how the stinger “inflates”.  Dr. Seymour thinks it’s too fast to be osmotic.  There’s obviously a channel somehow that opens and creates flow and pressure into the organelle.  I bet it’s some kind of REALLY quick chemical process.

I think we’re going to call graphics like this “Smarter Every Day InfoGifs”.     Emily came up with that name, I can’t take credit for it!  Here’s her webpage.

(thanks/via: smartereveryday)