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Bygones of the Sun | 07 (M)

Originally posted by hobismole

Genre: Angst/fluff/(future)smut || dance captain!hoseok, bad boy!au, uni!au

Pairing: Reader x Hoseok

Length: 6.7k

Summary: Jung Hoseok was once the sweetheart of the school, the dance captain whom every girl, including you, can’t help but fall head over heels for. But like the force of the ever-glowing sun, everything that rises must also set. A year of inactivity later and he’s now the school’s resident bad boy. You’re a firm believer of allowing the past be the past, and yet you can’t help but wonder where the risen sun has gone into hiding—because perhaps its shadows have out-shined its own radiance.

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It’s been a remarkable year for lava activity at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The astounding power of nature can be easy seen at lava lakes, surface flows and the Kamokuna ocean entry, where lava is streaming out into the Pacific, creating huge clouds of gas and steam. The lava entering the ocean is beginning to rebuild a large delta, forming new land. While there’s something mesmerizing about the movement of molten rock, visitors should always pay attention to their surroundings and stay out of closed areas as they explore Kīlauea – the world’s most active volcano. Photo by Janice Wei, National Park Service.

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The 3 Greatest Minds of All Time

3. Leonardo Da Vinci

Italian polymath whose areas of interest included invention, painting, sculpting, architecture, science, music, mathematics, engineering, literature, anatomy, geology, astronomy, botany, writing, history, and cartography. He has been variously called the father of palaeontology, iconology, and architecture, and is widely considered one of the greatest painters of all time. Sometimes credited with the inventions of the parachute, helicopter and tank, he epitomised the Renaissance humanist ideal. Today, Leonardo is widely considered one of the most diversely talented individuals ever to have lived.

2. Isaac Newton

English physicist and mathematician (described in his own day as a “natural philosopher”) who is widely recognised as one of the most influential scientists of all time and a key figure in the scientific revolution. His book “Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy,” first published in 1687, laid the foundations for classical mechanics. Newton made seminal contributions to optics, and he shares credit with Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz for the development of calculus. Newton's Principia formulated the laws of motion and universal gravitation, which dominated scientists’ view of the physical universe for the next three centuries. Newton’s work removed the last doubts about the validity of the heliocentric model of the Solar System. Newton built the first practical reflecting telescope and developed a theory of colour based on the observation that a prism decomposes white light into the many colours of the visible spectrum. He formulated an empirical law of cooling, studied the speed of sound, and introduced the notion of a Newtonian fluid. In addition to his work on calculus, as a mathematician Newton contributed to the study of power series, generalised the binomial theorem to non-integer exponents, developed a method for approximating the roots of a function, and classified most of the cubic plane curves. Beyond his work on the mathematical sciences, Newton dedicated much of his time to the study of biblical chronology and alchemy, but most of his work in those areas remained unpublished until long after his death.

1. Nikola Tesla

Serbo-Croation/American inventor, discoverer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, theoretical and experimental physicist, mathematician, futurist and humanitarian. Tesla was a hyperpolyglot who could speak eight languages including: Serbo-Croatian, English, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin. He claimed to have had a three-dimensional memory and thought process that tormented him in his youth, but later aided him with building his inventions in his own mind without wasting any physical energy. He was known to be able to recite by heart full books, mathematical formulas and poetry such as Goethe’s “Faust,” Njegoš’ “The Mountain Wreath,” Dante’s “Divine Comedy,” Shakespeare’s “Hamlet,” Byron’s “Childe Harold’s Pilgrimage,” and Pushkin’s “Eugene Onegin.” Tesla has more original inventions to his credit than any other man in history. He has been accounted for 278 patents in 26 different countries. He is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system that we still use today. Tesla was the first to invent and patent a commutatorless alternating current induction motor that led to an AC/DC war with Thomas Edison. All electrical machinery using or generating alternating current is due to Tesla, without which our our electrified power lines, and our subways would be farless advanced. The Tesla Induction Motor, the Tesla Rotary Converter, the Tesla Phase System of Power Transmission, the Tesla Steam and Gas Turbine, the Tesla Coil ( used for radio technology), and the Oscillation Transformer are perhaps his better known inventions. In his labs he conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and early X-ray imaging. He is also the father of remote control, building a wireless controlled boat exhibited in 1898. Although not recognized for, he was the first to discovery the electron, radioactivity, cosmic rays, terrestrial resonance, stationary waves (standing waves), and the first to invent fluorescent light bulbs. He first demonstrated wireless energy/power by lighting his phosphorescent light bulbs wirelessly in a demonstration given before the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia,1893. He also theorized a particle beam to be used for defense in war, and also to produce an artificial Aurora Borealis to light the night skies, and a particle beam to be used for defense in war. He intended to unify all his innovations into one big machine known as his “World System,” but lacked the investments and funds to finish his work on a large scale. His failure to accomplish his goals left him with a distorted persona of a mad scientist, and a dreamer whose imagination created an unrealistic hope for the future. Tesla would eventually die penniless and alone in his New York apartment, but like the two greats above, he lives on through all his inventions and contributions to this world that last until the end of man.

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2017 is kicking off with some excitement at Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. Last week a 22-acre section of a lava delta broke apart and sank into the ocean causing the closing of a viewing area. Now, from the new viewing area, visitors can witness a “fire hose” of lava streaming into the ocean. The molten rock sends huge clouds of steam and gas into the air as it hits the Pacific. It’s a sight you’ll never forget. Photos by National Park Service.

Steam Towers, Iceland

The area of Hverir is incredibly geothermally active, so much so that ghostly towers of steam and gas rise from bodies of water and mud as they boil. Combined with the Northern Lights, this place looks like an alien world.

“Tesla has secured more than one hundred patents on inventions, many of which have proved revolutionary. Science accords to him over 75 original discoveries, not mere mechanical improvements. Tesla is an originator in the sense that Faraday was an originator. Like the latter he is a pioneer blazing the trail; aside from this he is a discoverer of the very highest order.

“Ninety percent of the entire electrical industry pays tribute to his genius. All electrical machinery using or generating alternating current is due to Tesla. High tension current transmission without which our long distance trolley cars, our electrified lines, our subways would be impossible, are due to the genius of Tesla. The Tesla Induction Motor, the Tesla Rotary Converter, the Tesla Phase System of Power Transmission, the Tesla Steam and Gas Turbine, the Tesla Coil, and the Oscillation Transformer are perhaps his better known inventions.

“Why the world at large does not know Tesla, it is answered best by stating that he has committed the unpardonable crime of not having a permanent press agent to shout his greatness from the housetops. Then, too, most of Tesla’s inventions, at least to the public mind, are more or less intangible on account of the fact that they are very technical and, therefore, do not catch the popular imagination, as, for instance, wireless, the X-ray, the airplane, or the telephone.

“The trouble with Nikola Tesla is that he lives a century ahead of his time. He has often been denounced as a dreamer even by well informed men. He has been called crazy by others who ought to know better. For Tesla talks in a language that most of us do not as yet understand. But as the years roll on Science more and more appreciates his greatness, and begins to pay him tribute more and more.”

Hugo Gernsback

“Nikola Tesla and His Inventions — An Announcement.” Electrical Experimenter, January, 1919.

anonymous asked:

I've been having trouble with my own custom set of gods, and i'm worried that my world should be much further into a technological era with it being multiple thousands of years since the Gods yeeted out of the Material Plane. I'm thinking several "tech is bad and thomas edison was a madman" scenarios as well as multiple apocalyptic scenarios because heros and baddies have NO chill. Do you have any suggestions?

I would look to the concepts of American Gods where worship and belief might just come from a collective unconscious form of worship. Gods can arise from the “ritual” of watching TV or being connected to the internet. Make some deities for advances in technology. For instance, you could have deities for electricity, for gas power, steam power, machines, or gunpowder.

Other existing deities could rise or sink in power. For instance, as transportation increases a deity like Fharlanghn could become stronger and even a chief deity. A harvest deity could become upgraded to an agriculture deity as farming becomes easier and more valuable. Knowledge deities like Boccob would suddenly be worshipped more often as printing presses spread knowledge to those that once had none. Primus, the ruler of Mechanus, could suddenly become stronger as new mechanical inventions impose law and order on the wild landscape.

Nikola Tesla:

Serbian-American inventor, discoverer, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, theoretical and experimental physicist, mathematician, futurist and humanitarian. Born at midnight between July 9th and 10th in 1856, and passed away January 7, 1943. Tesla was a hyperpolyglot who could speak eight languages fluently including: Serbo-Croatian, English, Czech, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, and Latin. He was known to have one of the most remarkable memories, being able to recite full books, poetry and mathematical formulas by heart. He claimed to have had a three-dimensional memory and thought process that helped him with building his inventions in his own mind without wasting any physical energy. He has more original inventions to his credit than any other man in history and has been accounted for 278 patents in 26 different countries. He is the true father of radio and a man far ahead of his time. He is best known for his contributions to the design of the modern alternating current (AC) electricity supply system that we still use today. His commutatorless alternating current induction motor led to an AC/DC war with Thomas Edison’s direct current system to see who would use their system to power Niagra Falls. Ninety percent of the entire electrical industry pays tribute to his genius. All electrical machinery using or generating alternating current is due to Tesla. High tension current transmission without which our long distance trolley cars, our electrified lines, and our subways would be impossible. The Tesla Induction Motor, the Tesla Rotary Converter, the Tesla Phase System of Power Transmission, the Tesla Steam and Gas Turbine, the Tesla Coil, and the Oscillation Transformer are perhaps his better known inventions. In his labs he conducted a range of experiments with mechanical oscillators/generators, electrical discharge tubes, and some of the earliest X-ray imaging. He is also the father of remote control, building a wireless controlled boat first ever exhibited in 1898. Although not recognized for, he was the first to discovery the electron, radioactivity, radar, cosmic rays, terrestrial resonance, stationary waves (standing waves), and the first to invent florescent light bulbs. He first demonstrated wireless energy/power by lighting his light bulbs wirelessly in a demonstration given before the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia, 1893. He theorized a particle beam to be used for defense in war, and also a plan to produce an artificial Aurora Borealis to light the night skies for ships at sea. In his later life he wanted to bring humanity so much more with his inventions and discoveries, but lacked the investments and funds to finish his work on a large scale. Unfortunately, his failings to fulfill his dreams would leave him with the public persona as being the mad scientist with unrealistic ideas. He would eventually die penniless and alone in his New York apartment, but like all the greats throughout history, he lives on through all his inventions and contributions to this world.

Water takes many forms–it can be a liquid, it can be a gas (as in steam), or it can be frozen. It can be gentle as a little babbling brook, or violent as a thundering tidal wave.
Torrents of passion well within water signs and they feel things deeply. However, water signs are always emotionally reserved, no matter what impression they might give on the surface. Still water, it as been said, runs deep, and the mystery about water pertains to this group (especially Scorpio). A water sign will always become quiet or withdrawn when they are trying to sort things out. It will take some time to get to know them well, for they reveal themselves slowly. They realize their intense emotions hold tremendous power, and they tend to handle their feelings carefully. When they fall in love, water signs love with their whole hearts and all their devotion. Their sensitivity makes them highly romantic, even sentimental. Often psychic, water signs read your true intentions simply by reading your gestures and body language and will trust actions more than words (Pisces, particularly, has elevated this talent to high art).

Water cleanses us and sustains life on earth. Water is the universal solvent, breaking substances down–dissolving them–and taking on their qualities. Therefore, when you share a problem with a water sign, they take on your problem as if it were their own. Their ability to sympathize and empathize is awesome; you’ll get their full attention, a shoulder to cry on, and some excellent advice to boot. Because they give of themselves so readily, water signs need regular time alone to regain their center.

This element rules the soul. Water does not like to be confined and they will assert their strong need for freedom, no matter how gently it is expressed (unlike fire signs).

This is a highly imaginative group and very creative. Their observations on the human condition often inspire masterpieces of painting, music, photography, literature, or dance. Working in studios or small self-employed businesses (usually connected to the creative arts) appeals to water signs. Their right-on-target-intuition makes them succeed in financial areas too. (Fortune recently reported more self-made millionaires are Pisces than any other sign. Astrologically, we know Scorpios and Cancers are no financial slouches either!)

Water signs specialize in private relationships, but their focus differs from sign to sign. Cancer expresses their water element in the nurturing, preservation and protection of the family, which is the smallest unit upon which society is built, and yet the most important. Sharing love with spouse and children is of paramount importance to Cancer and they take the role of provider very seriously.

Scorpio’s domain is to investigate the two most personal of inter-relationships: sexual and financial transactions between individuals. (Social scientists tell us most people would sooner speak about sex than money–both, very private matters!) Scorpio’s sexual side represents the sign’s control over the perpetuation of the species. Symbolized by the phoenix rising from the ashes, Scorpio governs the 8th house, representing birth, death and regeneration. Scorpios have a shrewd business sense (the 8th house is also a financial one, ruling “other people’s money”) and therefore Scorpios make superb negotiators. Their mysterious nature inhibits them from giving away information to the other side.

Pisces is the last sign of the zodiac and a compilation of all the signs that came before, which is why Pisces blends so well with other signs. Outer-directed, Pisces’ deep spirituality leads them to help others on a one-to-one basis (unlike air sign Aquarius’ approach: doing good with others). Pisces are moved to relieve any pain they perceive in another, and they stand ready to offer the very shirt off their back. Pisces rules sacrifice, and there is almost nothing Pisces won’t do for a relative or friend in need.

Etna smolders

Mount Etna on the island of Sicily has been extremely active this year, erupting multiple times in several styles. Here, in this photo taken by Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano from the International Space Station…Etna smolders, sending ash and gas into the air.

-JBB

Image credit:
https://mobile.twitter.com/astro_luca/status/358932421950988288

Gentle Hestia whose flame burns brightly in the circle of my hearth,
I honor you first, as is proper, with this gift. 
I send to you on this smoke my words of praise and gratitude,
glowing maiden whose light warms my home.
You are the fire’s warmth in winder, the chimney sending heat
throughout the homely house. I thank you for the safety and joy
that you bring to the hearth and to my family.

Mighty Hephaistos, to you I give thanks for the fire that allows us
to build and expand, for the technologies of steam and gas power
and for the mechanisms that allow us to harness the awesome powers
of fire. Your ingenuity and workmanship are seen in the spark
of human invention, and to you we owe much of our survival.
With this offering, I thank you.

Apollon, who drives the chariot of the sun, and Helios whose light
illuminates the land, I thank you for the gift of light. From Sun-Light
all other life is born and in it dies.
With this offering I send my prayers of gratitude. 

Artemis Pyronia, first in my heart and in the shaping of my life,
with each breath and with this offering I honor you.
You are the light in my eyes and the torch that shows me the way.
I give thanks for the scorching flame which purifies me
and for the crackling song of every campfire I build,
for when I burn I know that you are there
and I am yours.
Phaesphoria, you shine so brightly that all I must leave behind
is burned away and I am made anew, given light to see my path
and tempered so that I may follow it.
Your gifts to me are more numerous than the stars.
I pray that this smoke will carry to you my prayers and thanks
and that you on your throne of ash and bone will hear them kindly.
To you I will sing again, again, and each day
of my life.

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To Gods of Fire // reilly falanx


This is one of many pieces I wrote while sitting next to a fire for 24 hours, a process I underwent for many reasons. I hope to continue sharing some of the things I learned and created during that experience and hope that it continues to teach me even as I move away from that sacred space. Thanks to @winebrightruby for some really helpful divination and general support. 

In Vancouver

Do you like traveling? I really like this because it make me feel free. If you wanna make a good trip, you will have to study a lot about the country.

Now, I’ll talk about downtown in Vancouver. There is first place when I came to Vancouver on the first day. You can see a lot of big and high buildings. First, I watched the Gas Town that is steam clock. It was amazing. This clock sings while spewing steam every 15 minutes. On the hour, the longest song and sweping steam.

Next is the Canada Place. This is water front. You can find to come the water front station on the Expo Line Skytrain. When you go at night, you can see the great night view of North Vancouver across the sea. And you can go to Stanley Park because it is close to Canada Place.

First day, I fall in love with Canada:) I wanna go more other places in Vancouver and take more wonderful pictures. I’ll post other places so watch my blog, please. See you soon!

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Explosive Polymerization of 4-nitroaniline. 

When a mixture of 4-nitroaniline and sulfuric acid is heated (in this case on open flame) above a temperature a fast polymerization starts. During this reaction nitrogen gas and water (as steam) is also produced what turns the produced polymer into a foam.

The reaction has been studied by NASA for its ability to form a pyrostat, which is a fire quenching substance. 

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History Meme. 2 natural disasters → Eruption of Mount St. Helens 

In 1980, a major volcanic eruption occurred at Mount St. Helens, a volcano located in state of Washington, in the United States. The eruption (which was a VEI 5 event) was the only significant one to occur in the contiguous 48 U.S. states since the 1915 eruption of Lassen Peak in California. The eruption was preceded by a two-month series of earthquakes and steam-venting episodes, caused by an injection of magma at shallow depth below the volcano that created a huge bulge and a fracture system on the mountain’s north slope.

Prior to the eruption, USGS scientists convinced local authorities to close Mount St. Helens to the general public and to maintain the closure in spite of local pressure to re-open it; their work saved thousands of lives. An earthquake at 8:32:17 a.m. PDT (UTC−7) on Sunday, May 18, 1980, caused the entire weakened north face to slide away, suddenly exposing the partly molten, gas- and steam-rich rock in the volcano to lower pressure. The rock responded by exploding a hot mix of lava and pulverized older rock toward Spirit Lake so fast that it overtook the avalanching north face.

An eruption column rose 80,000 feet (24 km; 15 mi) into the atmosphere and deposited ash in 11 U.S. states. At the same time, snow, ice and several entire glaciers on the volcano melted, forming a series of large lahars (volcanic mudslides) that reached as far as the Columbia River, nearly 50 miles (80 km) to the southwest. Less-severe outbursts continued into the next day, only to be followed by other large, but not as destructive, eruptions later in 1980.

Fifty-seven people were killed, including innkeeper Harry R. Truman, photographer Reid Blackburn and geologist David A. Johnston. Hundreds of square miles were reduced to wasteland causing over a billion U.S. dollars in damage ($2.88 billion in 2014 dollars), thousands of game animals were killed, and Mount St. Helens was left with a crater on its north side. At the time of the eruption, the summit of the volcano was owned by the Burlington Northern Railroad, but afterward the land passed to the United States Forest Service. The area was later preserved, as it was, in the Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument. [read more]

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Degassing crater and glowing lava, Kilauea Caldera, hawaii