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humanoidhistory:

The International Space Station cruises over the Pacific at 28,000kph. Sourced from a Vine sent by astronaut Reid Wiseman.

humanoidhistory:

The International Space Station cruises over the Pacific at 28,000kph. Sourced from a Vine sent by astronaut Reid Wiseman.

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ageofdestruction:

beth: Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 11th June 2014.
9 images taken with the Mars Webcam. I think we are looking down on the northern hemisphere, around noon on Arabia Terra, Ls 144.2° - northern midsummer. equivalent to terrestrial August..
Image credit: ESA. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

ageofdestruction:

beth: Mars, photographed by Mars Express, 11th June 2014.

9 images taken with the Mars Webcam. I think we are looking down on the northern hemisphere, around noon on Arabia Terra, Ls 144.2° - northern midsummer. equivalent to terrestrial August..

Image credit: ESA. Animation: AgeOfDestruction.

zerostatereflex:

Zoom Into a Microchip

It is absolutely crazy how tiny we can make things today.

What we’re seeing here is a standard microchip, older though in principle the same as modern cell phone chip.

At the micro level we’re dealing with this comparison:

"A micron is 1 millionth of a meter, 10-6 or 10-3 of a millimeter. Very tiny. It is abbreviated with the greek letter for M, or the mu."

It takes 100,000 Microns to equal about 4 inches and toward the end of the set we’re in the 1 micron range.

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zerostatereflex:

What is DNA?

This BBC explainer video does a wonderful job telling us.

We, and every other living thing on Earth, are connected.

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ucresearch:

Get inside the mind of a researcher


We’ve just launched our new YouTube channel called Fig. 1 that explores interesting ideas and research at UC — ranging from science, technology, art and humanities. We’ll be posting a new episode every two weeks.

You can subscribe here

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visualizingmath:

spring-of-mathematics:

Sir Albert Einstein once said ”After a certain high level of technical skill is achieved, science and art tend to coalesce in aesthetics, plasticity, and form. The greatest scientists are artists as well.”  And I think that string art is one of the artworks of mathematics. Also, the calculations of string art  are really interesting.

Here is the menthod to find the intersection envelope for string art ideas:  Find the intersiction envelope (on plus.maths.org).  Also, we can extend the menthod in the case the line intersects the x axis at a certain point t.  It’s function  y_t(x), is o at t, and c-t at 0. 

Photo: 

Math gifs: Geometric contruction of the parabola on matthen.tumblr - Cylinder 3-d on mathisfun.tumblr

6 menthods to make some string art works How do you make on stringart.ro -  String art Wooden on etsy.

More string art!

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science-junkie:

Blood of world’s oldest woman hints at limits of life

Death is the one certainty in life – a pioneering analysis of blood from one of the world’s oldest and healthiest women has given clues to why it happens.

Born in 1890, Hendrikje van Andel-Schipper was at one point the oldest woman in the world. She was also remarkable for her health, with crystal-clear cognition until she was close to death, and a blood circulatory system free of disease. When she died in 2005, she bequeathed her body to science, with the full support of her living relatives that any outcomes of scientific analysis – as well as her name – be made public.

Researchers have now examined her blood and other tissues to see how they were affected by age.

What they found suggests, as we could perhaps expect, that our lifespan might ultimately be limited by the capacity for stem cells to keep replenishing tissues day in day out. Once the stem cells reach a state of exhaustion that imposes a limit on their own lifespan, they themselves gradually die out and steadily diminish the body’s capacity to keep regenerating vital tissues and cells, such as blood.

In van Andel-Schipper’s case, it seemed that in the twilight of her life, about two-thirds of the white blood cells remaining in her body at death originated from just two stem cells, implying that most or all of the blood stem cells she started life with had already burned out and died.

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Image: [x]  Video: slate.com

kenobi-wan-obi:

stigmartyr762:


The Sun, seen in different wavelengths of light.


it’s a fuckin sun party let’s go

kenobi-wan-obi:

stigmartyr762:

The Sun, seen in different wavelengths of light.

it’s a fuckin sun party let’s go

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amnhnyc:

Meet Jeholopterus, the fuzzy pterosaur which lived about 130 million years ago.
Pterosaurs were of course reptiles, closely related to dinosaurs and crocodiles, and like lizards and snakes living today. But instead of having scales, pterosaurs, including Jeholopterus, were covered in hairlike fibers called pycnofibers.

Learn more about this pterosaur. 

amnhnyc:

Meet Jeholopterus, the fuzzy pterosaur which lived about 130 million years ago.

Pterosaurs were of course reptiles, closely related to dinosaurs and crocodiles, and like lizards and snakes living today. But instead of having scales, pterosaurs, including Jeholopterus, were covered in hairlike fibers called pycnofibers.

Learn more about this pterosaur. 

stuckinabucket:

thegreatgodum:

biomorphosis:

The Lesser mouse-deer or Chevrotain is the smallest hoofed mammal in the world. They are shy and secretive forest dwelling relative of the deer and are rarely seen. Unlike deer, the males have no antlers, but do sport a pair of canine teeth that can be seen projecting downward from the upper jaw like two tiny tusks.

 

oh my god I saw these at singapore night zoo a couple years ago they are so cute MOUSEDEERMOUSEDEERMOUSEDEEEEER

These little dopes are only like two feet from nose to tail, but their tongues are almost 6 inches long.

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zerostatereflex:

NASA’s Starshade

This animation shows the prototype starshade, a giant structure designed to block the glare of stars so that future space telescopes can take pictures of planets.”

(That last GIF is a prototype,..it’s like we’re using the natural mechanics of flower petals for space..so awesome.)

One day this may be used to take the first picture of another Earth. 

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Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey [Tomorrow on FOX

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thaneh:


Turkey Tail Mushroom (step-by-step)
I’m getting back into mushroom illustrations after a year hiatus.  This illustration’s actually really funny because I had the article written just a little bit more than a year ago. (Article: http://oobites.com/2014/02/turkey-tail-mushroom/ )
Last February I had just finished reading a Paul Stamets book on mycology, but became more enamored with riding my motorcycle back and forth from New Orleans and delving into their food scene instead (Collection: http://oobites.com/tag/nola/ ).  Which is really strange, because I’m headed back there in a couple weeks.
Circles be full lately.

thaneh:

Turkey Tail Mushroom (step-by-step)

I’m getting back into mushroom illustrations after a year hiatus.  This illustration’s actually really funny because I had the article written just a little bit more than a year ago. (Article: http://oobites.com/2014/02/turkey-tail-mushroom/ )

Last February I had just finished reading a Paul Stamets book on mycology, but became more enamored with riding my motorcycle back and forth from New Orleans and delving into their food scene instead (Collection: http://oobites.com/tag/nola/ ).  Which is really strange, because I’m headed back there in a couple weeks.

Circles be full lately.

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