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Pharrell Williams Obsessed with Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci

Pharrell WilliamsPharrell Williams works like Einstein and Leonardo da Vinci.

The rapper-and-producer is "obsessed" with the work of the scientist and can see similarities between his own thought processes and that of the physicist and artist:

I'm obsessed with Einstein's process of tapping into the ether. He called it thought experiments and I was very surprised to see it was so similar to Leonardo da Vinci's process. It's like putting a candle on the floor and looking at the light flickering on the ceiling to zone out - which is a good description of what it's like when I make music. Often I'll go outside walking, which allows my mind to wander. It's the wandering that brings about good ideas for me."

As well as making music, Pharrell has been busy working on a sunglasses collection for Moncler and says he priorities "silhouette and functionality" in design. "These days, when it comes to design, I'm all about silhouette and functionality first. What's more important - the t-shirt or the label plastered across it? Just think about Rei Kawakubo [Commes des Garcons founder] - she's a genius. She proves you don't need to cover your designs in a label because the silhouette tells you exactly who made it," he explained to Grazia.


Einstein Photon Ball with iPod Dock

Photon Ball/DockGear up for Independence Day with your own mini fireworks display. The Einstein Sound Master Photon Ball iPod Dock combines both sight and sounds. The colors move to the beat and your e gets to recharge on the handy dock. Available for most iPods, the device also has an AM/FM tuner, an LCD alarm clock so you can wake to your play list, and can be synced to a PC. The price of the photon dock is $34.99 with free shipping.

(Have a good one, all.)

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Video Simulates Black Hole

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Science, Videos,

Want to know what it would feel like to hop into a black hole without having to travel in space and actually doing it? Andrew Hamilton and Gavin Polhemus at the University of Colorado built a computer code which is based on Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The “participant” goes on an orbit into the hole that weighs 5 million times the mass of the sun. Starlight behind the black hole is swallowed up, however light from other ones are merely bent. They are hoping that the knowledge will help physicists understand the inner workings of the hole.


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