Nothing is anything the same to anyone else and space and time are in on the big joke, Einstein knows.
He invented Special Relativity and General Relativity, and they dictate basically everything that happens in terms of macro-scale motion, time and space. The coolest thing about them is that
ALBERT EINSTEIN (early 1900’s era) — he’s working as a patent clerk and he’s thinking about what it would be like to travel at the same speed as a ray of light. As mentioned in the first Science Is Cool post, light travels at the universal “speed limit” — around 300 million meters per second — and is responsible for the transportation of photons, which allow humans to see. The problem Einstein ran into when imagining this light-speed motion was in the circumstance of traveling away from a clock.
Imagine you’re sitting on the back of a light-speed-traveling truck and looking at a big clock tower. You take off, away from the clock, steadily moving closer to 300,000,000 m/s. The problem is, that once you reach the speed of light, all the photons being reflected off the clock, to you, cease moving and remain as a suspended image. The problem is, time stops. DAmn
Our friend, Skaarup, recently released a four track collection of disco beats made for beach partying — it’s called The Summer EP, and it’s really good. All the songs have a special Skaarup personality and play around with a bunch of weird sounds and styles — there’s lots of bongos, and “Telephone” features some sexy talk on the phone.
The other day we went to Dead Horse Bay in the southeast corner of Brooklyn. The bay is just above the Rockaway Peninsula and “has been used in a variety of ways, including manufacturing fertilizer from the remains of dead animals, producing fish oil from the menhaden caught in the bay, and more recently a landfill for the disposal of New York City’s garbage” (wikipedia). It’s definitely worth a trip.