Black Hole

It’s a crazy world out there. Here’s a few things about science and technology that might raise an eyebrow. We thought you should know…


The universe is only estimated to be about 13.82 billion years old

We get this estimate through a measurement of redshift. Most people don’t know that the universe is this young. If you think about it, most of the solar systems evolved at almost the same time.


We’ve got a lot of junk in the trunk

There are 60,000 miles of blood vessels in the human body. There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back 17 times.


Are they out there?

The known universe is made up of 50,000,000,000 galaxies. There are between 100,000,000,000 and 1,000,000,000,000 stars in a normal galaxy. In the Milky Way alone there might be as many 100 billion Earth-like planets. Do you still think you’re alone?


Pick up the controller

Playing a *moderate* amount of video games is actually good for you. It boosts your memory and multitasking skills, increases coordination, reduces stress and can help those with dyslexia.


There is no such thing as the dark side of the moon

The dark side we don’t see is illuminated by the Sun just as often as the side that we face.


We experience a lot more than we know

The human brain takes in 11 million bits of information every second but is aware of only 40.


What are we missing?

The internet, not indexed by search engines is said to be 500 times bigger than the current size of the indexed web.


Tesla wasn’t crazy

Wireless phone chargers use resonant inductive coupling which Tesla tried to use to provide free wireless electricity to everyone and could be used to build roads that can charge electric cars.

 

We could go on, we could list thousands of weird, interesting facts about science and technology here every day but let’s step back from the precipice. We have a blog to write and we can’t use up all our material on one liners. We hope you enjoy your time here with us as we travel/shift/phase/blink into the future.