1 World Trade Center’s amazing elevator

I was reading the New York Times and came across this video of the elevator to the observation deck at the top of 1 World Trade Center. As the carriage rises (at 2,000 feet per minute!), the interior walls display a computer-generated view of the city of New York that rises in perspective. Not only does the CG vantage travel up in space to mimic … Continue reading 1 World Trade Center’s amazing elevator

Time flies, but what is it anyway?

As the end of 2014 approaches, so many of us wonder where the year behind went. Time, as they say, flies by. But ever stop to wonder, “what is time?” Is it a physical dimension like distance? How is this “4th” dimension different? Why don’t the laws of physics care which direction time runs? An episode of the very excellent BBC Discovery podcast explores many of these issues. It’s … Continue reading Time flies, but what is it anyway?

Who will you be 10 years from now?

NPR presents a report on a study that showed that most people underestimate the degree to which their personalities and values will change in the future. >> Read and listen: You Can’t See It, But You’ll Be A Different Person In 10 Years : Shots – Health News : NPR How often do you stop to contemplate what you will be like in 10 years? I … Continue reading Who will you be 10 years from now?

Hello, World! The Whole Universe In One Photo

From the frontiers of astronomy, a galactic bird’s eye view of the universe: Made up of more than 2.7 million images taken at four infrared wavelengths of light, the new image captures everything from nearby asteroids to distant galaxies. I must admit, it’s easy to get turned around. I’m still looking for the little “I am here” marker. >> Link:  The Whole Universe In One … Continue reading Hello, World! The Whole Universe In One Photo