Aug 24, 2015  •  In Information, Science

5 feet 9 inches, 172 pounds

These renderings were made from the body scans of six different people, all who were 5 feet 9 inches tall and 172 pounds. V = the body’s volume, or the amount of fluid that would fill a container the same size as the body, in liters. With a BMI of 25.4, they are all technically […]

Nov 15, 2014  •  In Geek, Personal, Science, Web

I Am Vincent van Beethoven

I’ve already shared this on Facebook and Twitter, but I found it so fascinating that I need to blog about it too! Map Your Mind is an online quiz created by GE neuroscientists and BrainMic which tells you which famous people’s brains are most like your own. I know all personality tests — especially online […]

Oct 4, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Science

How Do Computers Render Curves? [Video]

If you’ve ever used vector graphics programs such as Adobe Illustrator, you probably know what a Bézier curve is. But do you know how they work? (In other words, how your computer draws them?) The following video by Peter Nowell explains just how. It’s a geeky “how does it work?” instructional that is sure to captivate illustrators […]

Aug 5, 2014  •  In Entertainment, Geek, Movies, Science, Star Wars

The Science of Star Wars

Physicist Andy Howell recently gave a talk about the science of Star Wars — yes, the actual science behind, the inspiration for, the data that supports, and the ‘how’s and ‘why’s behind the wonders of the SW world! — and wrote up a summary for Ain’t It Cool. This is so nerdy that I couldn’t help but stay […]