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(Popular Science)   This awesome chart from 1944 teaches you everything you need to know about electromagnetic radiation   (popsci.com) divider line 32
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2013-09-03 03:06:45 PM  
Link to a size big enough to actually read everything:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/llnl/9403051123/sizes/o/
 
2013-09-03 03:16:08 PM  
wxboy : Link to a size big enough to actually read everything:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/llnl/9403051123/sizes/o/
 
2013-09-03 03:16:25 PM  

wxboy: Link to a size big enough to actually read everything:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/llnl/9403051123/sizes/o/


Thank you!
 
2013-09-03 03:16:49 PM  
Oops, so that's where that copy/pasted text went ... there's going to be some confused people one thread over :P

wxboy : Link to a size big enough to actually read everything:

The full sized version is over 9000 ... pixels wide.
 
2013-09-03 03:30:09 PM  

wxboy: Link to a size big enough to actually read everything:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/llnl/9403051123/sizes/o/


Awesome. They didn't label microwaves as such,but they do have a "quasi-optical radio waves" at the very right edge of radio waves. Also the "porn scanner" (terahertz) waves are even closer to infrared, kind of straddling the border. Cool stuff.
 
2013-09-03 03:35:43 PM  
I really want this poster. It would really help me explain my job to my kid.
 
2013-09-03 03:42:09 PM  
I remember seeing that in my high school physics class and later it we found a copy stashed in a storage closet at my college.  Pretty accurate and informative plus the art work is just kind of cool.
 
2013-09-03 03:43:28 PM  
I once drove a screw into a wall to hang a metal thing, and everything became electrical. I'd touch it for a pickup instead of coffee in the morning.
 
2013-09-03 03:51:21 PM  
Love those old school charts, especially science and space. NatGeo had some pretty cool posters, too.

www.365astronomy.com
 
2013-09-03 04:06:02 PM  
Ok, now how about gravitational radiation?

i44.tinypic.com
 
2013-09-03 04:17:58 PM  
More evidence that as a species we are more stupid than in previous generations.
 
2013-09-03 04:24:07 PM  

wxboy: Link to a size big enough to actually read everything:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/llnl/9403051123/sizes/o/


Stupid scientists.  They don't even have the right figure for the speed of light.
 
2013-09-03 05:01:01 PM  

Ambitwistor: Ok, now how about gravitational radiation?

[i44.tinypic.com image 850x1122]


I see that one in the hall of my school all the time. I wish I had the one FTFA for my wall though :(
 
2013-09-03 05:31:56 PM  

NateAsbestos: Ambitwistor: Ok, now how about gravitational radiation?

[i44.tinypic.com image 850x1122]

I see that one in the hall of my school all the time. I wish I had the one FTFA for my wall though :(


If you can find a good enough image, you could always take it to kinkos to get it printed out. Also, every university will have a print shop you can use to get large posters (for a fee, of course); a lot of undergrad and grad research is presented on large posters.
 
2013-09-03 05:40:13 PM  
Wow, it's like the world's firs info-graphic.

I want to attempt something like that.
 
2013-09-03 06:04:49 PM  
I want a framed copy of that! That is magnificent!
 
2013-09-03 07:26:25 PM  
I love charts / tables / maps that can pack such a massive amount of information in such a tight form.

It is my secret shame / pride that I asked for and received The Sargent Welch Periodic Chart of The Atoms for xmas when I was around 10 or so. My copy is a few elements short by current standards, but damned if I didn't have that hanging on my wall in my bedroom all through my childhood, and had it hanging over the dining room table after I moved out until my late 30's.

It is an incredibly dense and rich source of information. SQUEE!

/ stop laughing.
 
2013-09-03 07:44:29 PM  

maxheck: I love charts / tables / maps that can pack such a massive amount of information in such a tight form.

It is my secret shame / pride that I asked for and received The Sargent Welch Periodic Chart of The Atoms for xmas when I was around 10 or so. My copy is a few elements short by current standards, but damned if I didn't have that hanging on my wall in my bedroom all through my childhood, and had it hanging over the dining room table after I moved out until my late 30's.

It is an incredibly dense and rich source of information. SQUEE!

/ stop laughing.


I highly doubt anyone posting in this thread is laughing at you.  We're all jealous.

/I'll forgive you if you can link to a site where I can buy one.
//My wife won't let me use the pages of chemistry and physics books as wallpaper for our son's bedroom, so I'll just settle with these information rich posters for my home office and garage.
 
2013-09-03 07:47:14 PM  
If it is from 1944 then it doesn't describe QED, and therefore is not everything I need to know about electromagnetic radiation.

/Debby Downer
 
2013-09-03 07:54:13 PM  

revrendjim: If it is from 1944 then it doesn't describe QED, and therefore is not everything I need to know about electromagnetic radiation.

/Debby Downer


Care to find an updated version?

/Please?
 
2013-09-03 07:55:10 PM  

maxheck: I love charts / tables / maps that can pack such a massive amount of information in such a tight form.

It is my secret shame / pride that I asked for and received The Sargent Welch Periodic Chart of The Atoms for xmas when I was around 10 or so. My copy is a few elements short by current standards, but damned if I didn't have that hanging on my wall in my bedroom all through my childhood, and had it hanging over the dining room table after I moved out until my late 30's.

It is an incredibly dense and rich source of information. SQUEE!

/ stop laughing.


I honestly don't understand why parents would have anything ELSE on their kids wall.
From BIRTH.
 
2013-09-03 08:10:32 PM  

mgshamster: revrendjim: If it is from 1944 then it doesn't describe QED, and therefore is not everything I need to know about electromagnetic radiation.

/Debby Downer

Care to find an updated version?

/Please?


That would be a cool chart. Feynman diagrams, Lagrangians, and a simple, intuitive graphical diagram of renormalization (that's a joke). Someone should do that.
 
2013-09-03 08:16:29 PM  
The full-size version is going on my hard drive until I can find a VERY big printer.
 
2013-09-03 08:25:58 PM  

Cybernetic: The full-size version is going on my hard drive until I can find a VERY big printer.


That will be easy to do. Almost any university will have a print shop that can handle it (for a small fee); lots of research is presented on posters, so it is needed fairly often. Plus any local print shop should be able to handle it. At the very least, they can print out sections and join them together by laminating them.
 
2013-09-03 09:32:26 PM  
web.mit.edu

These guys got radar to work with plumbing and glassware. (Oh and a 1N21)
 
2013-09-03 09:36:38 PM  

maxheck: I love charts / tables / maps that can pack such a massive amount of information in such a tight form.

It is my secret shame / pride that I asked for and received The Sargent Welch Periodic Chart of The Atoms for xmas when I was around 10 or so. My copy is a few elements short by current standards, but damned if I didn't have that hanging on my wall in my bedroom all through my childhood, and had it hanging over the dining room table after I moved out until my late 30's.

It is an incredibly dense and rich source of information. SQUEE!

/ stop laughing.


About 20 years ago I got a spectrum chart from the Canadian Government. It was awesome. Then I got the NATO Periodic Table of Elements. Dunno if you can still get the NATO stuff. I've given up on Canada.
 
2013-09-03 09:40:00 PM  

Cybernetic: The full-size version is going on my hard drive until I can find a VERY big printer.


currentphotographer.com

I know a guy with one.
 
2013-09-03 09:44:50 PM  
mgshamster: maxheck: I love charts / tables / maps that can pack such a massive amount of information in such a tight form. It is my secret shame / pride that I asked for and received The Sargent Welch Periodic Chart of The Atoms for xmas when I was around 10 or so. My copy is a few elements short by current standards, but damned if I didn't have that hanging on my wall in my bedroom all through my childhood, and had it hanging over the dining room table after I moved out until my late 30's. It is an incredibly dense and rich source of information. SQUEE

! / stop laughing.

I highly doubt anyone posting in this thread is laughing at you. We're all jealous. /I'll forgive you if you can link to a site where I can buy one

. //My wife won't let me use the pages of chemistry and physics books as wallpaper for our son's bedroom, so I'll just settle with these information rich posters for my home office and garage.
Sargent Welch still publishes them.

Here YMMV. Also check outI got a bunch of Mars maps from them that inspired my favorite Martian.
Hope you inspire your little guy.
 
2013-09-03 10:33:33 PM  

Cybernetic: The full-size version is going on my hard drive until I can find a VERY big printer.


http://www.staplescopyandprint.ca/Default.aspx

There we go.
 
2013-09-04 01:50:37 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: Cybernetic: The full-size version is going on my hard drive until I can find a VERY big printer.

http://www.staplescopyandprint.ca/Default.aspx

There we go.


"Maximum upload file size is 12 MB"

You're going to lose a bit of detail going from 100MB+ to 12
 
2013-09-04 02:07:59 AM  

One Thousand: Quantum Apostrophe: Cybernetic: The full-size version is going on my hard drive until I can find a VERY big printer.

http://www.staplescopyandprint.ca/Default.aspx

There we go.

"Maximum upload file size is 12 MB"

You're going to lose a bit of detail going from 100MB+ to 12


Fedex Office online (apparently it used to be Kinko's) takes files up to 150 MB. It will probably cost at least 50 or 60 bucks to have it made.
 
2013-09-04 02:31:09 AM  

One Thousand: Quantum Apostrophe: Cybernetic: The full-size version is going on my hard drive until I can find a VERY big printer.

http://www.staplescopyandprint.ca/Default.aspx

There we go.

"Maximum upload file size is 12 MB"

You're going to lose a bit of detail going from 100MB+ to 12


Hey that does suck. I wonder what the problem is. You gotta go there anyways to pick it up so might as well bring them the file. How retro. How appropriate.

Via Infinito: Fedex Office online (apparently it used to be Kinko's) takes files up to 150 MB. It will probably cost at least 50 or 60 bucks to have it made.


Eeep. At 10000 pixels at 300 ppi you end up with a 3 ft wide poster. That's huge. I'll ping my buddy with the monster printer.

I was going to make a copy of my July 21, 1969 Montreal Star anyways.
 
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