Surprise Floral Displays Pop Up Over The City

Surprise Floral Displays Pop Up Over The City

Large flower displays are popping up over New York City under cover of night and they are stunning. Lewis Miller, is a floral designer for weddings and parties, but started putting his “Flower Flashes” — many of them in trash can “vases” — around the city a few months ago. “Gifting flowers to New Yorkers […]

Paperfuge – hand-powered paper & string ‘centrifuge’

Paperfuge – hand-powered paper & string ‘centrifuge’

  Inspired by a whirligig toy, Stanford bioengineers have developed an ultra-low-cost, human-powered blood centrifuge. With rotational speeds of up to 125,000 revolutions per minute, the device separates blood plasma from red cells in 1.5 minutes, no electricity required. A centrifuge is critical for detecting diseases such as malaria, African sleeping sickness, HIV and tuberculosis. […]

Judge’s Ruling: Prince’s Six Siblings Are His Heirs

Judge’s Ruling: Prince’s Six Siblings Are His Heirs

A judge ruled Friday that Prince’s six siblings are the heirs to his estate, a key step in the more than year-old battle over the pop legend’s fortune and vast trove of unreleased songs. Kevin Eide, the judge in Carver County, Minnesota, where Prince died suddenly in April 2016 at his Paisley Park estate, said […]

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, dead at 52

Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, dead at 52

  Singer Chris Cornell, the lead vocalist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, died Wednesday night in Detroit, his representative said. He was 52. A medical examiner has determined Cornell killed himself by hanging in a room at the MGM Grand hotel following a concert. Cornell’s wife called a family friend and asked him to […]

Pareidolia

Pareidolia

Pareidolia is a psychological phenomenon in which the mind responds to a stimulus (an image or a sound) by perceiving a familiar pattern where none exists. Common examples are perceived images of animals, faces, or objects in cloud formations, the man in the moon, the moon rabbit, hidden messages within recorded music played in reverse […]