Physics of the domino effect. Or how to knock over the empire state building using 28 dominos

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“A domino can knock over another domino about 1.5x larger than itself. A chain of dominos of increasing size makes a kind of mechanical chain reaction that starts with a tiny push and knocks down an impressively large domino.
See http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0401018 for a sophisticated discussion of the physics.”

First presented by Lorne Whitehead, American Journal of Physics, Vol. 51, page 182 (1983). – pdf


Vintage National Geographic Images


Charles Bittinger, Eclipse of the Sun by the Earth, 1930s


Vittorio Sella, A Cascade of Weathered Ice Spills From the 14 Square Mile Glacier, Karagour Glacier, Caucasus Mountains, Russia, 1910s


Pierre Mion, Habitat in Space, 1970s


On display at the Steven Kasher Gallery until February 16th, 2013

Star Wars Trilogy Pathway Infographics #awesome

Click to enlarge.




By Andrew DeGraff, and currently all prints have been sold out (although the original is still available at $2900!).

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