From @rainmaker1973 on Twitter: “Your visual system constantly adapts to all the external stimuli, and this is why if you stare at this picture, it will slowly disappear”
Doesn’t work for me!
When this curious contraption is switched on, an inner circle of white balls appears to be rolling inside the outer circle, but that’s actually not the case at all. Below is a video explaining this circular motion illusion. Learn more about the mathematics behind it, specifically Copernicus’ Theorem, and the ingenious hypocycloid mechanical gear design […]
And if shaking your head really fast is, er, problematic, you can also just look at an angle or move away from the screen until the image appears. Here’s an Instructable on how to make your own head-shaking illusions. (via r/interestingasfuck)
Kokichi Sugihara of Japan is the winner of the 2018 Best Illusion of the Year Contest with his mind-bending entry, “Triply Ambiguous Object.” [via Futility Closet]
Robotics: It’s a field that used to exist only as science fiction. Now it’s science fact, and it’s not just a playground for MIT prodigies. Thanks to the ROS (Robot Operating System) framework, anyone willing to learn robotics can practice robotics. And the easiest way to learn ROS? The Complete Robotics eBook Bundle. Combined, the […]
As any successful company can tell you, it’s all about the numbers. Compiling and using data quickly and effectively is key, and the best programs for doing just that share one programming language: Python. And if you want to master them all, the Complete Python Data Science Bundle is a good place to start. Set […]
It should be no secret by now that thanks to Adobe’s ubiquitous suite of design software, graphic designers do the bulk of their work in front of a computer screen. Why shouldn’t they learn those tools of the trade the same way? If you’re looking to kickstart a design career, the Graphic Design Certification School […]