thatscienceguy:

John Conway first theorized that it would be impossible to create a forever-expanding universe using these rules, which was proven wrong by a team at MIT, creating the “glider gun,” which is featured in the third gif. 

Since then, thanks to computers, people all over the world have added new designs to the database, creating amazingly complex designs.

For example Andrew J. Wade created a design which replicates itself every 34 million generations! Furthermore it is also a spaceship (permanently moving pattern) and not only that, it was also the first spaceship that did not travel purely diagonally or horizontally/vertically! These types of spaceships are now appropriately named Knightships.

The simulation has some interesting properties, for example it has a theoretical maximum speed information can travel. Or simply, light speed - as that is the limit in our own universe. The limit is set to 1 cell per generation - after all how can you create something further than 1 cell away in one generation if you can only effect your immediate neighbours? And yet you can get things like the ‘stargate’ (Love the name, huge SG fan here.) which allows a space ship to travel 11 cells in just 6 generations.

Some smart people have even designed calculators, prime number generators and other incredibly complex patterns.

You can create your own patterns here: http://www.bitstorm.org/gameoflife/

All gifs were made from this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2vgICfQawE

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mountstar:

Types of Matter

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tinycartridge:

Metal Slime PlayStation 4 ⊟

Sony is putting out a limited edition Metal Slime PlayStation 4 in Japan, and even though there is nothing tiny or cartridge-y about this news, it is going on the site because we are talking about a Metal Slime console here.

The console will release with Dragon Quest Heroes, a Dynasty Warriors-style collab between Square Enix and Koei Tecmo, similar to Nintendo’s project with the latter company to release Hyrule Warriors for Wii U. Hitting Japan next year, this seems like the first Dragon Quest to hit a Sony console for some time now!

Maybe the game being on a Sony system will increase its chances of coming out to the West, because it’s not looking like we’ll ever get Dragon Quest 3DS or the other Nintendo-platform titles. Images via Inside Games.

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heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

heytheretylerr:

WHAT KIND OF WIZARD FISH IS THIS

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gamefreaksnz:

PikaCHEW by Harebrained
US $10 for 24 hours only @RiptApparel

gamefreaksnz:

PikaCHEW by Harebrained

US $10 for 24 hours only @RiptApparel

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centuriespast:

Goddess, fully robed and crowned with the battlemented crown, standing and holding in either hand a round-bodied bottle directly under each breast. the background is relieved with rosettes.
Iraq, Ur, Diqdiqqeh
Period: Old Babylonian
Date Made: 2000-1500 BC
Penn Museum

centuriespast:

Goddess, fully robed and crowned with the battlemented crown, standing and holding in either hand a round-bodied bottle directly under each breast. the background is relieved with rosettes.

Iraq, Ur, Diqdiqqeh

Period: Old Babylonian

Date Made: 2000-1500 BC

Penn Museum

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lucipher69:

Anthony Clarkson - In The 11th Hour

lucipher69:

Anthony Clarkson - In The 11th Hour

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gasolinefamily:

He comes to cuddle every single morning.

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