I’ve been in a bunker for the last two days reading Matt Novak’s Paleofuture blog at Smithsonian.com. It not only reintroduced me to the Jetsons but to a generation of Americans thriving between WWII and the Cold War who were as enthralled with the future as many of us are. And since we’re talking about the future but we’re actually talking about theretrofuture, then we’re talking about the future and history at the same time and that’s just too cool not to link.
(Source: Big Think Strange Maps by Frank Jacobs)
In addition to looking like retro apartment art, the Map of Physics plots scientists along their branches of physics and notes their major contributions. So neat.
Doggerland’s mugshot. Good thing it’s got a great prison name.
(source: University of Exeter)
Scientists have known for years now about an underwater landmass gradually submerged by rising sea levels between 18,000 and 5,500 BC (three millenia before the construction of Stonehenge) that once connected the British Isle to mainland Europe at Denmark. However, researchers at the University of St. Andrews in collaboration with oil companies and other local universities have recently mapped the true extent of the once-inhabited land using geophysical modeling and 3D visualization the oil industry depends on for coordinating the best locations for drilling.
On a side note, surfer/photographer Chris McClean and three of his colleagues, who he refers to as the “Doggerland groms, hippies, heavies and kooks” capture modern-day Doggerland (the North Sea) in a well-written, beautifully pictured blog called The Doggerland Chronicles that not only discusses the waves but also explains some pollution issues in the North Sea.