12th August, 2014

becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.
The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so evolution has come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

becausebirds:

This GIF shows how the toucan releases heat using its beak to cool itself off.

The toucan beak isn’t just beautiful, it’s also an adjustable thermal radiator that the bird uses to warm and cool itself. When the bird is hot, the blood vessels in their beak open up to allow more circulation to enable heat to escape. Birds can’t sweat so evolution has come up with some life hacks to get the job done. [video]

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11th August, 2014

ladykaymd:

pr0crastinista:

Hollywood lost one of its best actors.  RIP, Robin Williams.  

Good Will Hunting and Dead Poet’s Society are on my list of all time favorite movies. 
As always, moments like this are a good time to remember that if you need help—say something. 
In the US: 
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

ladykaymd:

pr0crastinista:

Hollywood lost one of its best actors.  RIP, Robin Williams.  

Good Will Hunting and Dead Poet’s Society are on my list of all time favorite movies. 

As always, moments like this are a good time to remember that if you need help—say something. 

In the US: 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255

(via Smiles & Vials)

10th August, 2014

asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times 
If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.
Zebrafish embryo
Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives 
An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
Developing Zebrafish Fin
Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)

asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times

If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.

  1. Zebrafish embryo
  2. Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
  3. Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
  4. Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives
  5. An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
  6. Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
  7. A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
  8. Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
  9. Developing Zebrafish Fin
  10. Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)

(via Shychemist)

10th August, 2014

Four Bit Maze is an electronic mechanical puzzle that is 100% tactile.

The object of the puzzle is to move all four sliders from the “0” position to the “1” position. Each challenge has only 16 binary states, and the operation of each challenge is 100% deterministic without any hidden states. Some challenges are easy and playful,whereas others are fiendishly hard.

(Source: youtube.com)

10th August, 2014

jumpingjacktrash:

sciencealert:

Scientists have turned brown butterfly wings purple in just six generations through selective breeding. This experiment will help scientists understand the nanoscale structures responsible for the colour of butterfly wings: http://bit.ly/1kQzKGh via Phys.orgImage: David Millard

here’s the link without the facebook fuckery:
http://phys.org/news/2014-08-scientists-purple-winged-butterflies.html

jumpingjacktrash:

sciencealert:

Scientists have turned brown butterfly wings purple in just six generations through selective breeding. This experiment will help scientists understand the nanoscale structures responsible for the colour of butterfly wings: http://bit.ly/1kQzKGh via Phys.org

Image: David Millard

here’s the link without the facebook fuckery:

http://phys.org/news/2014-08-scientists-purple-winged-butterflies.html

(via knight of wang)

9th August, 2014

This working model of a Stephenson steam engine is handcrafted entirely from glass by Czech artist Michal ZahradníkThe artist says the engine can operate at up to 500 rpm. All component parts, such as the crankshaft and the piston, are made of glass. Even the counterweight that makes the wheel spin evenly is glass. No sealants were used, all is accomplished by a perfectly precise snug fit. The gap between the piston and its compartment is so small, that the water that condensates from the steam seals it shut. Notice the elaborate excessive steam exhaust system next to the piston. The piston is the most arduous part to make due to to the extreme level of precision needed. The piston and its cylinder must be hand sanded to perfection, and often crack in the process.

(Source: irondance.blogspot.com)

9th August, 2014

Have you guys heard of the AAT Project yet?
America’s Amazing Teens is “an online competition that will identify, mentor and manage exceptional teens with innovative ideas. 
From their Facebook page:

Our mission is to promote technological and scientific innovation, and change the cultural aspect of what science and math look like by setting a new higher standard for teen role models. We’re Discovering Brilliance!

Follow them on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
theaatproject

Have you guys heard of the AAT Project yet?

America’s Amazing Teens is “an online competition that will identify, mentor and manage exceptional teens with innovative ideas. 

From their Facebook page:

Our mission is to promote technological and scientific innovation, and change the cultural aspect of what science and math look like by setting a new higher standard for teen role models. We’re Discovering Brilliance!

Follow them on Tumblr, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

theaatproject

7th August, 2014

asapscience:

sagansense:

astronomerinprogress:

The Theory of Everything Official Trailer #1

The Theory of Everything is an upcoming 2014 British biopic-drama based on the life of physicist Stephen Hawking. It stars Eddie Redmayne as Hawking and Felicity Jones as his wife Jane and chronicles their relationship, from his early development of ALS to his success in physics.

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There’s not much to say about this other than how ridiculously fantastic this film is going to be and that I’m amped to see it. Amidst a society where the “heroes” placed atop the proverbial pedestal of success and achievement are passed along as sports figures, pop-culture feeding pseudo-celebrities, obnoxious and anti-intellectual TV personalities, or gun-toting action film actors (among others), there couldn’t be a better time for a film like this to enter the media sphere.

Because you’re going to be counting the days until its release, may I recommend the documentary film ‘A Brief History of Time’ (which explores Stephen Hawking’s life with interviews from throughout his childhood), and Hawking’, which is a bio-doc whereby Stephen tells his own story as only he could.

We want to see this! 

I’m so happy about everything about this movie…

(via AsapSCIENCE)