Hey! Just wondering, how did a solar eclipse prove the theory of relativity?
According to the theory of relativity space is not static. The movements of objects can change the structure of space.
In Einstein’s view, space is combined with another dimension - time - which creates universewide “fabric” called space-time. Object travel through this fabric, which can be warped, bent and twisted by the masses and motions of objects within space-time.
One prediction of general relativity was that light should not travel in a perfectly straight line. When traveling through space-time and approaching the gravitational field of a mass object, the light must bend-but not too much.
Then the English astronomer Sir Frank Watson Dyson proposed that the total solar eclipse of 1919 could prove, because the Sun would cross the
bright Hyades star cluster. Star light would have to cross the gravitational field of the sun on the way to Earth, but would be visible due to the darkness of the eclipse. This would allow precise measurements of the positions displaced by the gravity of the stars in the sky.
Because of this, teams of researchers strategically positioned themselves in two locations that would initially provide the best conditions for observing the eclipse. One group stayed in Ilha do Príncipe, in São Tomé and Príncipe, and other researchers settled in Sobral, Ceará (Brazil).
Eddington, who led the experiment, first measured the “true” positions of the stars during January and February of 1919. In May, he went to remote Prince Island (in the Gulf of Guinea, on the west coast of Africa) to measure Positions of the stars during the eclipse, seen through the gravitational lens of the sun.
The total eclipse lasted about 6 minutes and 51 seconds, during those few minutes the astronomers captured several photos of the total eclipse.
When Eddington returned to England, his data from Príncipe confirmed Einstein’s predictions.
Eddington announced his discoveries on November 6, 1919.
Negative of the 1919 solar eclipse taken from the report of Sir Arthur Eddington on the expedition to verify Einstein’s prediction of the bending of light around the sun.
Thank you anon! l made some small examples of how l do folds and I’m going to try my best to explain it as best as l could.
When drawing clothing, it’s best to use a cylinder as a guide on how the fabric would look being wrapped around it. The folds of the fabric should be following the same direction of the cylinder’s form with round strokes. The first mistake from the example below, straight lines can takes away the form and leaves a flat unnatural feeling. Remember to think 3D!
Creases and folds should be drawn on tension areas, as in when the fabric gets tighten or fold together. Think of the direction on where the tension is going or coming from. The more tension there are, the longer and straighter the crease is. When the object bends, fabric tends to make a oval-ish looking hoops with overlapping folds (Do not over do them or it will look tedious).
There are more to it for drapery, this is just the basic idea of what to look out for when drawing clothing. BUT most important of all is USE REFERENCE!! I know it’s the most used excuse, but for sure use it because it will be super super helpful!
Note: This is so out of order, but this was supposed to be a scene from a super long modern day royalty AU I had planned. Basically, you’re the new crown princess of a country because your sibling abdicates from the throne over INSTAGRAM and… arranged marriage…etc. Anyway, this is just a short thing I wrote. I had to post. Thanks @nottodayjeon and @hayjeon for proofing and feedback.
Summary: You’re too busy these days to have a decent meal with your husband let alone spend quality time with him, but Yoongi is determined to make things work.
Pairing: Yoongi x Reader Rating: M Genre: Modern Royalty AU Warnings: sexual content Word Count: 2723
“My approval ratings are down,” you huff, scrolling through
the media summary your secretary had prepared for you as you walk into the
kitchen. You know Yoongi will be here in the mornings, hovering over the pot of
coffee he prefers to brew himself.
“Well good morning to you too,” Yoongi sniffs, frowning at
the way you’re immersed in the news without even the smallest glance in his
direction. He hands you a cup of coffee made just the way you like it (splash
of milk, no sugar).
You take the cup with an absentminded “thanks” said in a
soft tone, too distracted by the polling data showing a dip in approval after
the news of your impending ascension to the throne was released. It hurt a
little that a percentage of the people liked you well enough as a princess, but
wouldn’t support the idea of you as an active, ruling queen.
“Put the tablet down.
No reading the news until after you give me a morning kiss.” You nearly
jump out of your skin when Yoongi sidles up behind you to kiss your neck
softly. “Tablet. Down. Now.” And who are you to deny your husband when he
orders so nicely?
A Thousand Won Bill (Seven Minutes In Heaven With Seventeen)
(A/N: fuck my ass. I’m like 90% sure the universe doesn’t want me to post this. for well over a week when I was supposed to be working on this I was hit with an odd combination of stunning lack of motivation and a shit-ton of things I had to do that brought me away from my computer. and over the last two days, when I finally had both the time and the motivation to work on it, I was smacked with technically difficulties. my laptop randomly shutting down and restarting, causing me to lose what I had worked to hard on because autosave is bullshit. the ending is nothing like I originally planned; I had to cut it short to save myself from having a heart attack or a stroke, and because I need this to finally be posted. I need it for me and I need it for you. you all need something to read, and I finally need this to be finished. so here it is, in all it’s meak, unfantasticness. I hope you enjoy it anyway. -Tanisha<3)
want to go first. You didn’t want to play at all. The idea of fleeing still
sounded much more appealing but you damned social pressure because you just
couldn’t bring your feet to move with everyone’s eyes on you.
Hello! May I request some tips and tutorials on how to draw clothing?
Hi anon! I tips for you as well as further reading resources.
Mainly, try to focus on the underlying forms of the fabric, since clothes are draped over the body. Try not to have the wrinkles look too symmetrical, since that can look unnatural and stiff. A controlled random that’s based in the knowledge of how fabric drapes over other objects looks pretty good.
Try looking at some references. Since you’re probably wearing clothes right now, you can just use yourself as a reference for basic folding patterns!
There are different types of fabric that behave a bit differently. However, I’d focus on the type of clothes your character wears more often to give yourself a solid knowledge base.
(1) I don't know if this counts as training/behavioral success, but what I've learned on this blog was able to directly improve the QoL for my fiancee's family dog recently; he is 15+ yo and suffered a stroke earlier in the year, and lost the use of his hind legs. At dinner with them recently they were talking about how he has seemed depressed and "must miss walks and be sad about not using them," and thanks to the way my thinking about animal cognition has changed
from reading your work I disagreed that he probably feels “sad” at a sense of their loss but suggested they think instead about what enrichment he is not getting now that he can’t participate in that behavior. They had never thought about what he was actually GETTING from walks (besides bathroom needs being met) and we came up with a bunch of ways they could provide novel stimuli for him to investigate and
experience around the house (socks rolled in fun outside smells, weird interesting animal sounds in different rooms, etc). They have said his improvement has been immediate, and he is happier and more engaged than he’s been in months. So thanks for doing what you do :) I’d love to support the patreon soon when I’m done job hunting, but until then please know that even your small work has amazing real-world impact.
Hey, this is great! I’m so glad you were able to help make a difference for him, and those are great enrichment ideas! (Any specific reason they chose socks to roll in scents, and not other fabric objects?) It’s hard not to feel sorry for animals as they age or lose physical ability due to illness, but this is a wonderful example of how much you can still do to keep them happy and engaged.
Moral Orel and Working the Camera: How filmakers use camera angles, lighting and staging to control the tone of a scene.
So a while back in my Screen Design class our professor went over an important lecture that forever changed my view about film and storytelling. I knew this somehow subconsciously, but it was finally put into simple words. How you set up a shot will automatically give the audience a perception of the mood, and it’s surprisingly formulaic! Even though it’s a formula that you can use to create many beautiful shots. If you’ve already been studying film this comes as no surprise to you, but I know many of my followers and friends who have not had the resources to study film but want to do comics and learn visual storytelling might find this cool. There are great books I would recommend on a later date for those people to read, but today I want to talk about the camera and its use in storytelling. Each of these images has a little blurb about me rambling about the set up of a shot.
I love studying stop motion animation. It combines the things I love about live action film with the things I love about animation. In live action film, everything you have to work with is something that already exists in physical space - the lighting is from a real light source, lights, sun, and the physical camera (even though you can and often do many more camera movements during the compilation process.) But in a stop motion cartoon, it is entirely fabricated objects being shot and manipulated to move, just like in animation, where everything in the process is made from scratch.
Moral Orel is a show famous for its extreme shift in tone from the end of season 2 onto season 3 - starting off as a lowbrow comedy and shifting into a heavy character driven drama. And you can bet that the camera has a lot to do with that! Looking back on season 1, my film theory professor was right - there are a lot more “flat” shots than in seasons 2 and 3, and the entirety of the Nature episodes were shot as traditionally like a drama as possible.
So if you are experimenting with visual storytelling, I have made a quick and handy guide for you to keep in mind! Hopefully my examples work even without the context of the series.
Keep in mind everything I am saying here does not apply to all films ever made and you can certainty break rules but experimenting with these techniques can lead to great shot choices.
He whispers into the night, his breath
condensing and drifting away on the
breeze like mist. He is leaning against
the wall, not looking at you, but instead
the bright moon which hangs above.
Your heart catches in your throat as
you ponder the question, the hidden
dangers and intimacies behind it.
Questions like these are a loaded gun
set to fire, aimed straight at you measly
heart which beats too fast as adrenaline
pumps through your veins. It is about
whether you are afraid of this life, really.
If you are afraid of him. The answer to
that is no, and you would say that if
the words didn’t appear to be glued
to your usually sickly-sweet tongue.
You look at him, and you see the fire
in his eyes, the hunger in his belly, his
need for more, more, more. It does
frighten you, perhaps, that someone
could seem so alive in a dead city.
The flame in your heart was dampened
long ago, and fills your lungs with thick
smoke which chokes you until you feel
like you will never breathe evenly again.
There is nothing to you, you suppose.
No real passion or drive, nothing that
is not fabricated. Material objects fill
the gap temporarily, but it never lasts.
Only the man standing before you has
been able to set sparks flying through
your body, and with him you can see
the point of it all. What it feels like to
be truly alive. Death is nothing more
than an ending. There are scarier things.
No, you reply. I’m afraid of living with
no purpose. A life without you.
New 3-D Printer Uses Light to Build Objects in Minutes
The next generation of desktop 3-D printers might do away with the excruciatingly slow process that current units use. Researchers have unveiled a printer that replaces the current extruder nozzle that squeezes out melted plastic one layer at a time with light and oxygen.
The makers of the Carbon3D printer have demonstrated a technique they call continuous liquid interface production (CLIP), which grows 3-D printed parts out of a liquid resin bath. Ultraviolet light and oxygen work to build a stronger part in layers just tens of microns wide. Build times can be reduced from hours to minutes, they say.
Their work builds on the process called stereolithography, an additive manufacturing technique developed in the 1980s that builds parts layer by layer with liquid resin cured by light.
“By rethinking the whole approach to 3-D printing, and the chemistry and physics behind the process, we have developed a new technology that can create parts radically faster than traditional technologies by essentially ‘growing’ them in a pool of liquid,” said University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill chemistry professor Joseph DeSimone, who coinvented the technique and is also Carbon3D’s CEO. See more images and learn more below.
Could you theoretically use gravity waves as a form of faster-than-light travel by somehow "riding" them?
Unlike water waves, gravitational waves can’t really ‘push’ anything in the way you’re thinking. Instead, they stretch and squeeze the fabric of space, making objects oscillate around a point. Here’s a graphic of how a gravitational wave distorts a region of space as it passes through.
Although most graphics for gravitational waves make them look like actual waves on water, it’s not a perfect analogy. It might be more accurate to think of gravitational waves as something that ‘jiggles’ space as it passes through, as if it were a piece of Jell-O.