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I'm always on the lookout for well designed websites, the more no-frills, the better. Give me the information I need without having to wait for unnecessary or gratuitous animations. Morenita ticks most of the boxes: well designed, cleverly laid out and clear information on display.

Posted 23rd Aug 2019 @ 10:18

Pencil Shavings Candle

I read the title and almost instantly I could smell pencil shavings.

Posted 23rd Aug 2019 @ 09:00

Top 7 most expensive domain names ever sold

The article itself doesn't contain any crazy stories, unlike the one surrounding sex.com, but the prices quoted are eye watering.

Posted 22nd Aug 2019 @ 17:58

Testing the debit card with a fingerprint sensor

Touch ID and Face ID really took security to another level. It's literally been years since Touch ID and Apple Pay were introduced and now we finally see banks themselves looking to take advantage of this technology.

Posted 22nd Aug 2019 @ 14:16

Paperang P2S: World's first all-in-one pocket phone printer

I like these types of printers but they often turn out to be fairly pricey for how little I would actually use them. Reminded me of Berg's Little Printer which is now defunct.

Posted 22nd Aug 2019 @ 11:27

Animation of a spiral disk around a Black Hole

Found via NASA's Astronomy Picture of the Day.

What would it look like to orbit a black hole? Many black holes are surrounded by swirling pools of gas known as accretion disks. These disks can be extremely hot, and much of the orbiting gas will eventually fall through the black hole's event horizon -- where it will never be seen again. The featured animation is an artist's rendering of the curious disk spiraling around the supermassive black hole at the center of spiral galaxy NGC 3147. Gas at the inner edge of this disk is so close to the black hole that it moves unusually fast -- at 10 percent of the speed of light. Gas this fast shows relativistic beaming, making the side of the disk heading toward us appear significantly brighter than the side moving away. The animation is based on images of NGC 3147 made recently with the Hubble Space Telescope.

Posted 22nd Aug 2019 @ 09:33

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