If you’ve been feeling like you haven’t accomplished much lately, then you might not want to see this video recently released by a group of Stanford students. Or maybe you will want to… because they accomplish something pretty extraordinary with limited means.
To put it most simply, I’ll quote the beginning of the video: “In June 2013, a group of students sent a balloon to the edge of space over the Grand Canyon.”
Attached to that balloon was a GoPro, and it soared just under 100,000 feet (the stratosphere is at approximately 65,000 feet) before dropping back down to Arizona in one hour and thirty-eight minutes. Two years later the footage was found by a hiker and returned to the students. Pretty remarkable, right? It makes you rethink what possibilities exist with a little creative ingenuity.
Now go watch the video — it might just give you goosebumps.
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Daniel Rounds’ debut poetry collection Some Distant Lateral Present is a thought-provoking ode to the beauty that is found within the study of mathematics and science.
Although it may seem odd to use poetry to sing the praises of no-nonsense fields such as math and science, Rounds uses his writing to help his readers see the beauty in things such as the scientific method and even mathematical paradoxes too. By writing about the wonders in science and math, Rounds takes us on an emotional journey that allows us to ponder the power of human subjectivity and the endless potentialities that exist in our world.
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