"We don’t take so long and make the way we make for fiscal reasons. Quite the reverse. The body is made from a single piece of machined aluminium. The whole thing is polished first to a mirror finish and then is very finely textured, except for the Apple logo. The chamfers are cut with diamond-tipped cutters. The cutters don’t usually last very long, so we had to figure out a way of mass-manufacturing long-lasting ones. The camera cover is sapphire crystal. Look at the details around the sim-card slot. It’s extraordinary!"

Jony Ive, describing his iPhone to John Arlidge. (via parislemon)

oh apple :)

jtotheizzoe:

staceythinx:

Spectacular starry nights by photographer Michael Shainblum

Well then… isn’t that nice?

Stardust watching stardust.

🌌

That’s why when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it.

Tags: himym

parislemon:

Raffi Khatchadourian on the race to make fusion power a reality:

Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in an Alpine forest in the South of France. The machine, called the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor, or ITER, will stand a hundred feet tall, and it will weigh twenty-three thousand tons—more than twice the weight of the Eiffel Tower. At its core, densely packed high-precision equipment will encase a cavernous vacuum chamber, in which a super-hot cloud of heavy hydrogen will rotate faster than the speed of sound, twisting like a strand of DNA as it circulates. The cloud will be scorched by electric current (a surge so forceful that it will make lightning seem like a tiny arc of static electricity), and bombarded by concentrated waves of radiation. Beams of uncharged particles—the energy in them so great it could vaporize a car in seconds—will pour into the chamber, adding tremendous heat. In this way, the circulating hydrogen will become ionized, and achieve temperatures exceeding two hundred million degrees Celsius—more than ten times as hot as the sun at its blazing core.

It will essentially be a miniature star. Yes, the kind found in space.

Well, at least theoretically:

What will happen when ITER is turned on? The answer, as with all experiments, is something of a mystery, since no one has yet produced a plasma that is hot and dense and durable enough to heat itself. Will such a thing be more difficult to contain, or will it possess an unforeseen equilibrium?

This reads like complete science fiction, but it’s very real. The billions spent — and the billions yet to be spent — by several governments will prove it.

Wow! Hope they make it happen.

parislemon:

giphy:

We’ve missed you, “Mad Men” 

We did.

soon
I’m at MMC Kugla! Lolita. Kugla is back online. http://4sq.com/bQsW9R

I’m at MMC Kugla! Lolita. Kugla is back online. http://4sq.com/bQsW9R

Young Croatian band Lolita just released a new EP.

newyorker:

As technology gets better, will society get worse? Tim Wu explores the problem with technological evolution: http://nyr.kr/1jk5y41

“Comfort-seeking missiles, we spend the most to minimize pain and maximize pleasure. When it comes to technologies, we mainly want to make things easy. Not to be bored. Oh, and maybe to look a bit younger.
Our will-to-comfort combined with our technological powers create a stark possibility. If we’re not careful, our technological evolution will take us toward not a singularity but a sofalarity.”

Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.

newyorker:

As technology gets better, will society get worse? Tim Wu explores the problem with technological evolution: http://nyr.kr/1jk5y41

“Comfort-seeking missiles, we spend the most to minimize pain and maximize pleasure. When it comes to technologies, we mainly want to make things easy. Not to be bored. Oh, and maybe to look a bit younger.

Our will-to-comfort combined with our technological powers create a stark possibility. If we’re not careful, our technological evolution will take us toward not a singularity but a sofalarity.”

Illustration by Hannah K. Lee.

(Source: newyorker.com)

I’m at Rogla! smučanje http://4sq.com/dow5Al

I’m at Rogla! smučanje http://4sq.com/dow5Al

nobpm:

Daft Punk - Horizon (Japan Bonus Track)

all rights reserved to their owners; Sony Music Group and Daft Punk. If you are the owner and would like this removed, show me proof and I’ll gladly comply

Amazing!
staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: GRAMMY Winners Edition
The GRAMMYsViewing music awards in GIF form is captivating and shows just how unnecessary sound has become in our lives.
LordeShe hates weird, old guys at airports who hassle her to sign Ebay-bound Lorde merch. Her ask box is open for all of your pressing questions about her two new GRAMMYs.
Vampire WeekendDracula. Nosferatu. Count Chocula. This list of vampires has nothing to do with either the band that won Best Alternative Album of the Year or their official Tumblr.
Snarky PuppySnarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway won Best R&B Performance and would have won for Best Band Name had the category existed. Check their blog for beautiful photos and videos of their recent performances.
Alicia KeysWe could make a tired joke about this girl being on fire after winning Best R&B Album, but we respect ourselves and you more than that. 
Photo via The GRAMMYs

these guys!

staff:

Tumblr Tuesday: GRAMMY Winners Edition

The GRAMMYs
Viewing music awards in GIF form is captivating and shows just how unnecessary sound has become in our lives.

Lorde
She hates weird, old guys at airports who hassle her to sign Ebay-bound Lorde merch. Her ask box is open for all of your pressing questions about her two new GRAMMYs.

Vampire Weekend
Dracula. Nosferatu. Count Chocula. This list of vampires has nothing to do with either the band that won Best Alternative Album of the Year or their official Tumblr.

Snarky Puppy
Snarky Puppy & Lalah Hathaway won Best R&B Performance and would have won for Best Band Name had the category existed. Check their blog for beautiful photos and videos of their recent performances.

Alicia Keys
We could make a tired joke about this girl being on fire after winning Best R&B Album, but we respect ourselves and you more than that. 

Photo via The GRAMMYs

these guys!

I’m at Koprivnica!  http://4sq.com/9VAkd3

I’m at Koprivnica! http://4sq.com/9VAkd3

I’m at Sheridan’s Irish Pub! hello ireland — with Tomi, Dominik http://4sq.com/J2g1Os

I’m at Sheridan’s Irish Pub! hello ireland — with Tomi, Dominik http://4sq.com/J2g1Os

The sum of all positive integers

jkottke:

What do you think you get if you add 1+2+3+4+5+… all the way on up to infinity? Probably a massively huge number, right? Nope. You get a small negative number:

This is, by a wide margin, the most noodle-bending counterintuitive thing I have ever seen. Mathematician Leonard Euler actually proved this result in 1735, but the result was only made rigorous later and now physicists have been seeing this result actually show up in nature. Amazing. (thx, chris)

maths!

parislemon:

Brilliant!

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parislemon:

Brilliant!

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