Here is the first launch art for Doctor Who Series 7.
Here’s the description:
The image shows Amy Pond being carried by an injured, grim-faced Doctor. They’re both surrounded by Daleks that have been encountered during different eras of the Time Lord’s travels.
A Dalek on the right of the picture does not have any of the vertical grille-like slats that have become a familiar feature, indicating it’s a version the Doctor faced when he first met his oldest enemies on Skaro. And on the left there’s a Special Weapons Dalek, last seen in the 1988 story, Remembrance of the Daleks.
It’s a fiery and exciting sign of what’s to come in the new series!
We also have the launch trailer for Series 7 coming in six hours so tuck this blog away in its own tab and come back at 6am UK time/1am EDT/10pm PDT
Now I wish I had gone to more than one Boy Scout meeting. They creeped me out with their uniforms and conformity back when I was ten years old so I never went back, but if I had suffered through it, I could now have some kind of BSA badge that I could mail back to those jackasses. I guess I’ll just have to live vicariously through others, instead.
We can’t see gamma rays, but thanks to this reinterpretation of data from the Fermi Large Area Telescope, we can hear them. Gamma-ray bursts are incredibly powerful explosions, perhaps the most powerful in the universe.
This one originated from a deep-space explosion in 2008. Photons were divided into different instruments and frequencies and then slowed down big time so they could be separated to individual notes.
It’s not exactly Beethoven, but it’s a very special way to represent invisible data.
John Venn popularized the diagram we associate with his name, but he did not invent it. It was likely used at least a century before him, and probably long before that by anyone with a stick, a plan, and some dirt. And he most certainly didn’t call them “Venn diagrams” while he was alive, which would have been a pretty egotistical thing to do.
“You know what would explain this? A ‘Me’ diagram.”
They are related to a way of describing data sets called Euler diagrams, who are named after a guy named Euler who probably didn’t call them “Euler diagrams”. John Venn actually called his “Euler circles”. Each of these diagrams have a simple definition: A set of closed curves drawn in a plane (like on paper) whose spatial representation shows you how their data relate. They are a stunningly simple way to explain logical relationships using geometry, actually.
If the circles are too hard for you to draw, you could always opt for the five-ellipse version:
And who says that freehand circles are impossible to sketch? There’s a whole world championship for that, featuring guys like this: