Today in my general relativity class I got to talk about my favorite SUPER WEIRD COSMOLOGY FACT which is that if you have galaxies of the same size at different distances, beyond a certain distance, the farther away the galaxy is the BIGGER it appears in the sky (!!!)
Over 1,600 riders already registered for our big Jersey City Ward Tour on Sunday, June 5!
15 miles, easy pace, all around JC. Starts 11 am at City Hall, ends back downtown at Jazz Fest, so you can enjoy that all afternoon. Both events are free! Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/jersey-city-ward-tour-2022-tickets-324066169637
A Tornado Watch is now in effect for parts of PA and NJ until 7:00pm. Severe thunderstorms are expected, with the potential to produce strong wind gusts and a couple of tornadoes. This watch includes some suburbs of NYC.
I feel like a lot more people should be talking about paxovlid
We teamed up with delivery workers & platforms, transit advocates, freight operators & micromobility companies to reimagine NYC’s curbspace.
With the Mayor’s help, these 5 categories of bold solutions can make curbs work better - for businesses, people, & the environment.
jfc this guy. masks are how we AVOID shutdowns
Mayor Eric Adams resists mask mandates as N.Y.C. enters a high alert level for the virus. “If every variant that comes, we move into shutdown thoughts, we move into panicking, we’re not going to function as a city." https://nyti.ms/38CBwKD
JOB ALERT! ⚡️
Come make impactful visual journalism with me at @ProPublica@twitter.com!
The job is:
Calm technology. We need technological help to grow tempeh in places where the climate is not suitable for its growth. The idea of our fermenter is to mimic the Indonesian climate to produce plant-based protein food using local beans, to cooperate with nature and help it to help us. But the technology for our device doesn't need to be intrusive, connected to the internet, track our habits or consume more energy than it actually needs. It just needs to produce heat according to what the growth of the mycelium requires. Only a few components are needed. A few components that we can understand, repair and improve if necessary. A few components that reconcile open-source technology with citizens and our food production. We like to call it calm technology.
Ending this thread by saying: this was not a "tech failure". The tech worked as intended. People were able to place their orders with a tech company's discount that boosted their profits. The tech worked exactly as it needed to. And we should speak about it as such.
I'm receiving word you can order free covid tests from the USPS again — and this time you get eight.
This is worth doing if not just to experience the fastest, cleanest web form in the history of governmental internet. https://special.usps.com/testkits
Today @NYCHealthCommr@twitter.com issued an advisory as the City approaches the high #COVID19 Alert Level. All New Yorkers should wear masks in all indoor public settings. Those at high risk of severe illness should avoid crowded settings and limit get-togethers: http://on.nyc.gov/3t0CR55
NEW: NYC strongly recommending everyone wears masks indoors as the city approaches the CDC high alert level, triggered by rising hospitalizations. Alert later today will urge high-quality masks — such as KN95 and KF94 masks and N95 respirators — when indoors in public.