Augmented reality is a concept which is only now taking hold of our world. From Pokemon Go to Mario Dash, tech corporations are heading straight into the unknown and unfiltered world of augmented reality with little to hold them back. While these amazing tools can be applied to help people experience the world in a new way, the very same mechanism can be used to trap us within it. It's always interesting to see what creative spark can manifest in the internet, and to see this come alive with technology is as close as you can get magic - seeing is believing after all, isn't it?
As a condition which affects over 300 million around the world, colorblindness can dramatically change how a person experiences life. To help bring hope to those unable to see in their natural state, Valspar Paint has partnered with EnChroma to help show individuals what everything really looks like to average eyes. Through their campaign #ColorForAll, Valspar provides these people with colorblindness correcting eyeglasses which enable their eyes to filter out different hues of light and view the the world in its full spectrum.
The Necronomicon mentioned by H.P. Lovecraft is more than an account of Cthulhu and a source of creepy art by H.R. Giger. The Necronomicon "book of the dead" is an ancient manual of spells and incantations which was rediscovered in the 1920's. Certain details of the text were published by Lovecraft, though he was but one of several authors of the time who mention the cursed book in their works.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that insufficient sleep is a serious public health concern, because it can lead to many immediate dangers such as car crashes as well as long-term health problems like diabetes. The blame for sleep deprivation is often pinned on our fast-paced, 24/7 lifestyle, made possible by electric lighting at all times of day and night.
As plumes of vapor spread across the country, e-cigarettes have seemingly found a home in the lungs of many willing participants. With arguments mounting on both sides of the spectrum, very few answers have been given about the real effects of "water vapor," but one study may have pinned it. According to new research in the journal, Environmental Science: Processes & Impacts, most experts agree that e-cigarettes are safer than traditional ones, but also bring a variety of new health concerns into the mix.
If you haven't noticed by now, there's quite a few questions which humanity has yet to explain fully. Science is just starting to understand quantum potentials in our universe, philosophers are blurring the lines of the world of physics as we know it, and Youtube is unexpectedly evolving into a platform which these discoveries are unveiled in an informative, and yet entertaining way.
Exurb1a's current Youtube channel takes a softer approach to explaining many of the Universal questions boggling the brightest minds while maintaining a deep sense into the psychology of the modern thinker.
The human face is incredibly versatile in projecting thought and emotions, including one in particular, the angry face. As a behavior that's remarkably similar despite language barriers or even entire species, the question isn't who displays anger, but why? “The expression is cross-culturally universal, and even congenitally blind children make this same face without ever having seen one,” said lead author Aaron Sell, a lecturer at the School of Criminology at Griffith University in Australia.
The Galapagos Islands are world-famous as a laboratory of biological evolution. Some 30 percent of the plants, 80 percent of the land birds and 97 percent of the reptiles on this remote archipelago are found nowhere else on Earth. Perhaps the most striking example is the islands’ iconic giant tortoises, which often live to ages over 100 years in the wild. Multiple species of these mega-herbivores have evolved in response to conditions on the island or volcano where each lives, generating wide variation in shell shape and size.
Genuine questions about our world may finally be answered if all goes according to plan. Using a fairly complex device called the Holometer or "holographic interferometer," scientists split a laser in two and beam them through a perpendicular path until they reach mirrors which bounce back and recombine with the beam splitter. By analyzing fluctuations or waves in the beams, researchers hope to find "holographic noise" which could probe the very nature of space-time itself.