skunkbear:

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You can learn more about this immortal animal in our latest video. skunkbear:

You can learn more about this immortal animal in our latest video. skunkbear:

You can learn more about this immortal animal in our latest video. skunkbear:

You can learn more about this immortal animal in our latest video. skunkbear:

You can learn more about this immortal animal in our latest video. skunkbear:

You can learn more about this immortal animal in our latest video.

skunkbear:

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skunkbear:

These are “spurious correlations" (created by Tyler Vigen) paired with a comic (by XKCD).
Here’s the cool thing: Vigen points out that when we laugh at these correlations we are actually acting like scientists. He explains it better than I can in this video.


This has to be my favorite xkcd of all time! skunkbear:

These are “spurious correlations" (created by Tyler Vigen) paired with a comic (by XKCD).
Here’s the cool thing: Vigen points out that when we laugh at these correlations we are actually acting like scientists. He explains it better than I can in this video.


This has to be my favorite xkcd of all time! skunkbear:

These are “spurious correlations" (created by Tyler Vigen) paired with a comic (by XKCD).
Here’s the cool thing: Vigen points out that when we laugh at these correlations we are actually acting like scientists. He explains it better than I can in this video.


This has to be my favorite xkcd of all time! skunkbear:

These are “spurious correlations" (created by Tyler Vigen) paired with a comic (by XKCD).
Here’s the cool thing: Vigen points out that when we laugh at these correlations we are actually acting like scientists. He explains it better than I can in this video.


This has to be my favorite xkcd of all time! skunkbear:

These are “spurious correlations" (created by Tyler Vigen) paired with a comic (by XKCD).
Here’s the cool thing: Vigen points out that when we laugh at these correlations we are actually acting like scientists. He explains it better than I can in this video.


This has to be my favorite xkcd of all time!

skunkbear:

These are “spurious correlations" (created by Tyler Vigen) paired with a comic (by XKCD).

Here’s the cool thing: Vigen points out that when we laugh at these correlations we are actually acting like scientists. He explains it better than I can in this video.

This has to be my favorite xkcd of all time!

“The glory of the world is transitory and we should not measure our lives by it but by the choice we make to follow our personal legend, to believe in our utopias, and fight for our dreams. We are all protagonists of our own lives, and it is often the anonymous heroes who make the deepest mark.”

Paulo Coelho

skunkbear:

So photographer David Slater wants Wikipedia to remove a monkey selfie that was taken with his camera. As you can see from this screen shot, Wikipedia says no: the monkey pressed the shutter so it owns the copyright.
We got NPR’s in-house legal counsel, Ashley Messenger, to weigh in. She said:

Traditional interpretation of copyright law is that the person who captured the image owns the copyright. That would be the monkey. The photographer’s best argument is that the monkey took the photo at his direction and therefore it’s work for hire. But that’s not a great argument because it’s not clear the monkey had the intent to work at the direction of the photographer nor is it clear there was “consideration” (value) exchanged for the work. So… It’s definitely an interesting question! Or the photographer could argue that leaving the camera to see what would happen is his work an therefore the monkey’s capture of the image was really the photographer’s art, but that would be a novel approach, to my knowledge.


That’s one cheeky monkey! skunkbear:

So photographer David Slater wants Wikipedia to remove a monkey selfie that was taken with his camera. As you can see from this screen shot, Wikipedia says no: the monkey pressed the shutter so it owns the copyright.
We got NPR’s in-house legal counsel, Ashley Messenger, to weigh in. She said:

Traditional interpretation of copyright law is that the person who captured the image owns the copyright. That would be the monkey. The photographer’s best argument is that the monkey took the photo at his direction and therefore it’s work for hire. But that’s not a great argument because it’s not clear the monkey had the intent to work at the direction of the photographer nor is it clear there was “consideration” (value) exchanged for the work. So… It’s definitely an interesting question! Or the photographer could argue that leaving the camera to see what would happen is his work an therefore the monkey’s capture of the image was really the photographer’s art, but that would be a novel approach, to my knowledge.


That’s one cheeky monkey!

skunkbear:

So photographer David Slater wants Wikipedia to remove a monkey selfie that was taken with his camera. As you can see from this screen shot, Wikipedia says no: the monkey pressed the shutter so it owns the copyright.

We got NPR’s in-house legal counsel, Ashley Messenger, to weigh in. She said:

Traditional interpretation of copyright law is that the person who captured the image owns the copyright. That would be the monkey. The photographer’s best argument is that the monkey took the photo at his direction and therefore it’s work for hire. But that’s not a great argument because it’s not clear the monkey had the intent to work at the direction of the photographer nor is it clear there was “consideration” (value) exchanged for the work. So… It’s definitely an interesting question! Or the photographer could argue that leaving the camera to see what would happen is his work an therefore the monkey’s capture of the image was really the photographer’s art, but that would be a novel approach, to my knowledge.

That’s one cheeky monkey!

Band camp is no fun.

Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue! Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue! Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue! Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue! Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue! Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue! Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue! Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue! Xplore Engineering EventUniversity of MichiganCollege of EngineeringJune 26-27, 2014
Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field
Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)
A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.
Go Blue!

Xplore Engineering Event
University of Michigan
College of Engineering
June 26-27, 2014

Top to bottom:  This Is Oobleck, In the Wind Tunnel, More Oobleck, Building a Density Tower, Tuning the Robot, 3D Printing in the VisLab, Block M CAD, At the 50 in the Big House, In the Wave Field

Xplore Engineering was fantastic 2-day event held by the University of Michigan’s College of Engineering this past week.  It’s designed for students entering the 4th through 7th grades, accompanied by a parent or grandparent.  Over 20 different hands-on workshops and tours were offered, designed to introduce the students to all of the different areas of engineering at the college, including robotics, materials science, aviation, CAD and 3-D printing, biomechanics, manufacturing, radiation, rocketry, nanotechnology, programming, microbiology, and more.  (Not to mention the tour that let us go on the field at the Big House!)

A big thank-you goes out to Sandra Hines, the project manager, and the countless faculty and students who brought their knowledge and enthusiasm to the party.  A fun and inspiring time was had by all.

Go Blue!

Brooklyn Bridge
New York City

April 6, 2014