New York City apartments may get even smaller. Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Monday launched a competition for developers to design a building with micro-units of no more than 300-square feet in Manhattan for the city’s expanding small-household population.
Who needs more than 300sf… Sign me up!!
Animated simulation of gravitational lensing caused by a Schwarzchild black hole going past a background galaxy. A secondary image of the galaxy can be seen within the black hole Einstein ring on the opposite direction of that of the galaxy. The secondary image grows as the primary image approaches the black hole. The surface brightness of the two images remain constant, but their angular size vary, hence producing an amplification of the galaxy luminosity as seen from a distant observer. The maximum amplification occurs when the background galaxy is exactly behind the black hole. (via WikiCommons)
There is a moment where there is two of the same galaxies. oh.muh.flarg’n.garsh.
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OK, I’m hopping off my charity soapbox. We now return to your regularly scheduled Republican fuckery.
“By constant communion with others we hope we shall be able to accept the horrible fact of our total solitude.” — Ingmar Bergman
Should be easy to miss mad men spoilers today as I will be spending my regularly scheduled 9-5 at jury duty…. Blergh!
Today in labor history, June 10, 1963: President John F. Kennedy signs into law the Equal Pay Act, prohibiting wage discrimination based on gender. Forty-nine years later, women are still making 77 cents for every dollar men make doing the same work.
A rare astronomical event is upon us: today our sister planet Venus will transit our Sun.
Venus transits occur in pairs, eight years apart, followed by a break of more than 100 years. The first Venus transit in the current pair took place in June 2004 and was visible at sunrise from NYC. After today, the next Venus transit won’t occur until December 2117, over 105 years from now.
Image taken by NASA scientist Fred Espenak of the 2004 event
Here is a video I made of me getting my makeup done before the premier of “Die Versuchung des Heiligen Antonius”. I want to say a HUGE THANK YOU to Greta Bastir for her hard work and also for allowing me to make this video. It is so interesting to see the process! Thanks! Here is some press about work: