Something I learned today

Singapore uses waste water (that’s right - sewage water) and reclaims clean fresh drinking water from it.

exploratorium:

The Known Universe by the American Museum of Natural History. This video will take you on a journey to the end of time and space as we know it.

"Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world’s most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History.” 
explore-blog:

David Foster Wallace on commercial entertainment, the redemptive power of reading, and the future of writing in the age of information – highlights from his fantastic 1996 Charlie Rose interview.

explore-blog:

David Foster Wallace on commercial entertainment, the redemptive power of reading, and the future of writing in the age of information – highlights from his fantastic 1996 Charlie Rose interview.

alexainslie:

ROYGBIV

a New Voice

Last year our current headmaster decided she would step down at the end of the current school year. Over the months that followed a search committee was organized to engage in the selection of our next headmaster. Today the man who will lead the school that I attended from 1997-2001 and taught at from 2007 to the present day walked on to the Arts Center stage and addressed the community for the first time. 

If you made a wordle of his speech, “community” and “belonging” would be big words. For a first impression, that’s a good sign, and I’m hopeful for what he might bring to this special place. 

yousoldtheworld:

whatfulllipsyouhave:

meredithalden:

a public service announcement

I still don’t understand why none of my art teachers ever told us this.

Right, I never knew this until college. What the fuck, art teachers?

Welcome to the weekend, people.

enjoy the frack out of it. 

i could use a drink.

computersciencetumbld:

What is inside Google Glass?

Google has invented a technical marvel. Glass is setting the standard for modern wearable technologies with its ease of use and functionality. But, how does it work? The technologies encapsulated within Glass are amazing.

The dissected image above shows that the Glass has:

  • 12GB of usable memory (16GB of total flash memory)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 5 Megapixel Camera
  • 720p quality video capturing
  • Microphone
  • Bone Conduction Transducer Speaker (audio is vibrated into your skull)

Credit: Google

What a relief!

We’re finally in our first full week of classes. The hubbub of pre-season and opening days is over and as you look around campus, everyone’s settling into routine.

explore-blog:

TED-Ed explores how languages change and evolve. Pair with the animated history of the English language and the somewhat scandalous story of how Darwin revolutionized our understanding of why language exists

(via Open Culture)