Category: science

Imaginary Numbers



How Scientists See The World

From Abstruse Goose

So true.  Looking at the world like this adds an extra layer of awesomeness.

Sad Circles

T-shirt from Threadless

Chemistry Jokes

Q: What weapon can you make from the Chemicals Potassium, Nickel and Iron?
A: KNiFe.
Remember, if you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the precipitate!
Q: What do chemists use to make guacomole?
A: Avogadros
Free radicals have revolutionized chemistry.

Time-Lapse Orthodontics

This is an old ad for an orthodontist, it’s very impressive to see this girls teeth get straightened out.

Song One is a rap from Kate McAlpine:

Song Two is from the CERN Choir:

Muscial, educational and full of pictures showing us inside CERN, the Large Hadron Collider and various sciencey stuff.  It’s all good!

Another Physics Joke

A farmer is having problems with his chickens. All of a sudden, they are all getting very sick and he doesn’t know what is wrong with them.

After trying all conventional means, he calls a biologist, a chemist, and a physicist to see if they can figure out what is wrong.

The biologist looks at the chickens, examines them a bit, and says he has no clue what could be wrong with them. The chemist takes some tests and makes some measurements, but he can’t come to any conclusions either.

Then it is the physicist’s turn. He stands there and looks at the chickens for a long time without touching them or anything. Then all of the sudden he starts scribbling away in a notebook. Finally, after several calculations, he exclaims “I’ve got it!  But it only works for spherical chickens in a vacuum.”

Balloons And Dyson Bladeless Fans

Dyson engineers send a balloon through a series of Air Multiplier fans.

This quote from Arthur C Clarke seems quite apt:

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

Sometimes I look at all the technology around me and marvel at the world I live in.  What even cooler things will be invented in the remainder of my lifetime?

Physics Jokes

Where does bad light end up? Answer: In a prism!

Heisenberg is out for a drive when he’s stopped by a traffic cop. The cop says “Do you know how fast you were going?” Heisenberg says “No, but I know where I am.”

Isaac Newton’s answer to why did the chicken cross the road – chickens at rest tend to stay at rest, chickens in motion tend to cross roads.

9 Reasons To Become A Chemist

  • Look like Clart Kent in your safety glasses
  • Exposure to all kinds of toxic and cancerous substances
  • The “opportunity” to deal with irate clients asking “where are my results?”
  • Because it’s pHun 🙂
  • Access to 100% pure ethanol
  • Know how to completely dissolve the bodies of your enemies
  • Be confused with pharmacists
  • Be blamed for all faults in the environment
  • And for cancer