Good morning fellow NERDS. It’s been raining here so I’ve been reading through this wonderful page full of fabulous factoids. I decided that I couldn’t possibly keep them to my self any longer, as they’re too interesting not to share. So here they are – enjoy your Sunday reading!
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” Albert Einstein
This is very cool. Some Nobel Prize-Winning scientists were given paper and crayons and asked to draw their discoveries. Then they did a photo shoot.
Read about it here
I was reading about the Fractal Patterns of Lightning Strike Scars here, then I saw the captured lightning stuff. These guys get to play with some really cool toys!!
“This 3″ x 3″ x 2″ three dimensional Lichtenberg Figure was created by ebeam irradiation along multiple planes. The internal potential within the specimen prior to discharging it was estimated to be 2.2 million volts. The specimen is illuminated from below by blue LEDs.”
See more about this at capturedlightning.com
Here’s another example of cool stuff in physics, using a bead chain and a beaker…
I was just wandering through the blog of another WordPress writer/photographer Wind Against Current, and he shared this on there. I liked it so much I had to pass it on. Thanks Vladimir. 🙂