In honor of what will hopefully be the last round of winter storms for most of the country, I present to you The Lorax as projected onto snowflakes. Back in mid-February Brian Maffitt turned his digital projector onto the snowstorm outside his window. The results are really quite wonderful -- and, I'm betting, much more colorful than your standard Instagram feed post-snowstorm.
Your weekly round-up of geek:
- How many dominoes will topple a cathedral tower? Fewer than you think.
- Cocktail party hearing; study hints at how we manage to focus on one conversation in a room full of them.
- Just two liters of water from the English Channel contain at least half of the world's ocean microbe species.
- NASA captures first images of the bottom of a subglacial lake in Antarctica. [VIDEO]
- Crystal found in Viking shipwreck may have been used for navigation by the Sun in the 16th century.
- "Imagine that...instead of having a tongue, you have this large spiral of teeth" WTF, evolution?
- ESA's Herschel space telescope captures the highest resolution infrared image of the Andromeda galaxy to date, illuminating where dust lanes where stars are actively being born.
- STUNNING photos of methane bubbles beneath the frozen surface of Canada's Abraham Lake.
- Don't take your maple syrup for granted. It takes some complicated math to explain the flow of sap.
- 11,000 year-old deep-sea sponge holds record of deep ocean temperature variations over its entire life.
May the geek be with you. @Summer_Ash