Just look at the gorgeous piece of jewellery my boyfriend bought for me. It’s perfection.
It’s composed of a Fibonacci spiral (the Golden Ratio) and a golden triangle.

Just look at the gorgeous piece of jewellery my boyfriend bought for me. It’s perfection.

It’s composed of a Fibonacci spiral (the Golden Ratio) and a golden triangle.

n-gineer:

theconcretecolumn:

This irritates me. So. Much. Cement is a component of concrete. They are not one and the same. It’s like referring to air as nitrogen. Or cookies as flour. Or some other lame analogy. It’s late. Love this. 

Yes. So annoying. 

THANK YOU

n-gineer:

theconcretecolumn:

This irritates me. So. Much. Cement is a component of concrete. They are not one and the same. It’s like referring to air as nitrogen. Or cookies as flour. Or some other lame analogy. It’s late. Love this. 

Yes. So annoying. 

THANK YOU

(Source: life-of-an-architecture-student)

asapscience:

The obvious difference between the metric vs. imperial system.
From ‘Wild Thing’ by Josh Bazell via Reddit

Seriously, when is America going to catch up with the 21st century?

asapscience:

The obvious difference between the metric vs. imperial system.

From ‘Wild Thing’ by Josh Bazell 

via Reddit

Seriously, when is America going to catch up with the 21st century?

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thisbigcity:

newurbanly:

Escalator etiquette. Concept by Yoni Alter.

Everyone remember this! It’s the simple way to make infrastructure more effective. 

thisbigcity:

newurbanly:

Escalator etiquette. Concept by Yoni Alter.

Everyone remember this! It’s the simple way to make infrastructure more effective. 

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visualechoess:

visitheworld:

The way to downtown Chicago / USA (by ForeverJamas).

Awesome view

I’ve been planning my trip to chicago this week. Got tickets to see Blackhawks vs Flames (NHL), and tickets to see Bears vs Dolphins (NFL). I seriously can’t wait for October now!

visualechoess:

visitheworld:

The way to downtown Chicago / USA (by ForeverJamas).

Awesome view

I’ve been planning my trip to chicago this week. Got tickets to see Blackhawks vs Flames (NHL), and tickets to see Bears vs Dolphins (NFL). I seriously can’t wait for October now!

(via natmaj23)

somethingfunnyuphere:

Fibonacci Spiral Golden Ratio necklace
It’s pretty expensive but who cares, jewellery for engineers!

Want so much!

somethingfunnyuphere:

Fibonacci Spiral Golden Ratio necklace

It’s pretty expensive but who cares, jewellery for engineers!

Want so much!

How I Discovered Gender Discrimination

whatwouldkingleonidasdo:

It was the late ’90s and I was at an interesting phase of my career. For the first time in my life I possessed relevant qualifications, experience and could also show a successful track record in my chosen career path. I had the job seeker’s trifecta. It was also summer and my current employer…

"

But the 8-hour workday is too profitable for big business, not because of the amount of work people get done in eight hours (the average office worker gets less than three hours of actual work done in 8 hours) but because it makes for such a purchase-happy public. Keeping free time scarce means people pay a lot more for convenience, gratification, and any other relief they can buy. It keeps them watching television, and its commercials. It keeps them unambitious outside of work.

We’ve been led into a culture that has been engineered to leave us tired, hungry for indulgence, willing to pay a lot for convenience and entertainment, and most importantly, vaguely dissatisfied with our lives so that we continue wanting things we don’t have. We buy so much because it always seems like something is still missing.

"

Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed (via beccap)

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mj-the-scientist:

mathforlovers:

studygeek:

Without mathematics you wouldn’t have pringles :)

Pringles are my favorite examples of saddle points, i.e. a point that is both a local maximum and minimum.

I think about this a lot.

Paraboloid.

mj-the-scientist:

mathforlovers:

studygeek:

Without mathematics you wouldn’t have pringles :)

Pringles are my favorite examples of saddle points, i.e. a point that is both a local maximum and minimum.

I think about this a lot.

Paraboloid.

(via superiorvintage)

Advanced Concrete Means Little Maintenance For A Century

txchnologist:

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by Michael Keller

A new water-repellant concrete impregnated with tiny superstrong fibers promises to leave roads and bridges free of major cracks for up to 120 years.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee civil engineers have developed a concrete mix that is durable and superhydrophobic. They call it Superhydrophobic Engineered Cementitious Composite (SECC). Preventing normally porous concrete from absorbing water means that liquid can’t get inside, freeze and cause it to crack. The concrete’s unusual characteristics, including being significantly more ductile than traditional concrete, means that cracks that do form do not propagate and cause failure.

“Our architecture allows the material to withstand four times the compression with 200 times the ductility of traditional concrete,” said associate professor Konstantin Sobolev, whose lab created SECC.

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