Photographer Navid Baraty was looking for a new side project and decided to pickup up cross stitching. His current goal is to make the entire solar system with thread and heâ€™s already finished Jupiter, Neptune, and Pluto (!), each of which requires anywhere from 20 to 35 different colors. If youâ€™re a stitcher yourself, his different patterns are currently available on Etsy. (viamental_floss)
Evidence that the universe is made of strings has been elusive for 30 years, but the theory’s mathematical insights continue to have an alluring pull
Evidence that the universe is made of strings has been elusive for 30 years, but the theory’s mathematical insights continue to have an alluring pull.
Testing the multiverse hypothesis requires measuring whether our universe is statistically typical among the infinite variety of universes. But infinity does a number on statistics.
The idea behind cloud computing, as pioneer Amazon Web Services believed when it launched its first utility compute and storage products eight years ago, is to abstract away the underlying hardware and provide raw resources to programmers for applications to run on.
On a recent visit to Mountain View, I got a peek at how the Google Maps teamÂ assembles their maps and refines them with a combination of algorithms and meticulous manual laborâ€”an effort they call Ground Truth.
What made Albert Einstein one of the greatest scientific geniuses the world has ever known? His scientific breakthroughs revolutionized the way we understand the universe. The World Science Festival, in partnership with the 92Yâ€™s 7 Days of Genius Festival, presents an in-depth look into the genius of Einstein.
Using a table cloth, marble, and a cube made of tungsten (which sits in for an actual cube of gold-platinum), scientist Paul McNamara explains that the not-so-flat universe makes for an environment in which gravitational waves can occur.
It had become clear that nearly every cell in nearly every tissue in the body keeps time. Every 24 hours, responding to a biochemical bugle call, a handful of proteins assembles in the cellâ€™s nucleus.
â€œAll that he doth write / Is pure his own.â€ So a 17th-century poet praised William Shakespeare. This is not actually true.
This month, Hogarth Press published the first entry â€”Â The Gap of Timeby Jeanette Winterson â€”Â in a new collection of novels by todayâ€™s major practitioners that each rewrite one of Shakespeareâ€™s plays.
We spend a lot of time advising startups. Though one-on-one advice will always be crucial, we thought it might help us scale Y Combinator if we could distill the most generalizable parts of this advice into a sort of playbook we could give YC and YC Fellowship companies.
Then we thought we should just give it to everyone.