Theoretical physicists have been predicting that it should be possible for knots to form in quantum fields for decades, but nobody could figure out how to accomplish this feat experimentally. Now an international team has managed to do just that, tying knots in a superfluid for the very first time by manipulating…
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There's a million different knots for doing a million different things. But, these five are easy-to-learn, easy-to-tie and accomplish 99 percent of the jobs you'll ever need a rope to do. Anyone can make these, here's how.
Every now and then, a bit of engineering comes by that is both deeply simple, and beautifully complex. This tool for hooking the mooring lines of boats onto a dock cleat is flat-out mesmerizing.
How fast you're going while out floating on the big blue can be notoriously tricky to judge if you're just eyeballing it. One method used to get around this issue was introduced in the sixteenth century using a "chip log" or "log-line."
For the first time ever, scientists have tied water into a knot. It's not the kind of knot sailors would be familiar with, but it's a knot nonetheless. These knots have closed loops with no ends to untie, sort of like trefoil knots or Hopf links. It's an achievement that has eluded scientists for nearly a hundred…
I can stand the Grumblenug stealing my dreams, the Murmalow eating some cats or the Shreekler biting my toes. But that Little Asshole and his knotting of headphone cords is the worse.
Can't tell a Half-Windsor from a Full-Nelson? Doesn't matter—this new Mac App will show you how to properly knot a silk strangler.
Marriage, huh? Maybe some day. In the mean time I'll just sit here and chuckle about the manner in which Chris Trivizas chose to deliver his wedding invitations: