Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fictional Girls - Integr8d Soul (with demo)


“Fictional Girls” Lyrics by Lue Lyron and the Marc Kane Music by Lyron I know a girl named Tiffany Thomas she left me a note and made me a promise to be a pen pal while she's far away Got her postcard in my mail box today She made it herself-- red shirt Star Trek dudes it's Captain Picard –is that Dr. Who? -from cardboard and thread, with googly eyes. Now how could I thank her? She loves a surprise...

I love every crazy thing that she does I'm writing this song just becuz....
Fictional girls make the very best girl
friends Marcileen, Sailor Moon, & Leia in one You don't have to own her, and you'll never know her Drawn into her pictures, we have lots of fun 2.She makes her name she makes silly faces she makes up her self and then switches places Tattoo 91, she colors her hair She cartoons a creature-is she really there? She finds her cute glasses, her hair is bright blue I'll make her a postcard when I have me some glue
I love all those crazy things that she does I'm writing this song just becuz....
Fictional girls make the very best girl friends Marcileen, Sailor Moon, & Leia in one You don't have to own her, and you'll never know her Drawn into her pictures, we have lots of fun! We have lots of fun, we have lots of fun (outro)

Friday, August 8, 2014

Water spirals: a cool video


Today we're going to go back to the function of this column as it was for a while in 2012: to show something cool from the realm of science.
Now what they're saying is that, were you present, the phenomenon wouldn't be apparent...only when you play it back. It's compared to watching wheels seem to spin backwards as you watch them rotate forward. That's because your eyes process information at about 30 frames per second, and you're watching something faster. The shadows I'm seeing suggest you'd detect it, yet the effect seems to require a camera filming at 24 frames per second, slower than the eyes process sight. If it's just a physical oscillation, a mechanical motion causing the effect, we agreed here at Integr8d Soul that it's so uniform that, from our experience, that just doesn't happen. But then, sound is a mechanical effect. We're seeing a change of amplitude rather than frequency. The debate about whether electromagneticism is responsible for the oscillation is beyond my training. Any thoughts? One commenter laughs because sound is about pressure changes...purely mechanical, and nothing to do with electomagneticism. Meanwhile, it's simple and beautiful, and it gets you to think about principles of sound, fluids, optical illusions...the kinds of simple experiments that remind you science, and home experiments, are just plain cool.