al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

al-grave:

The varying wavelengths of different colors

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Tonight in Space! MAVEN makes contact with Mars!

NASA's MAVEN spacecraft is due to arrive at the Red Planet later this month.

via NASA Visualization Explorer 

From the Planetary Society, watch the live steam here later. 

See more on Twitter tonight @Gothamknowledge 

and the science team 

@KPCCForum
@ExplorePlanets
@RandomSpaceFact
@TheScienceGuy
elakdawalla

livercreme:

far as minerals go heinrichite is prolly the most cyberpunk

livercreme:

far as minerals go heinrichite is prolly the most cyberpunk

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theolduvaigorge:

Alexander Tsiaras’ Anatomical Photography

You’ve seen his art before on tumblr, in google search gif sets (where I found some of these images) and facebook, but you likely don’t know the author of the art because people fail to give artists credit. Tsiaras’ work pops up on my dash constantly and has never been sourced as far as I’ve seen it. So here you go, tumblr. Meet the artist. Learn more in the links provided below.

"Alexander Tsiaras, Founder, Editor-in-Chief and CEO of TheVisualMD, has been called a "Digital Age Leonardo da Vinci". He is a technology innovator, whose roots are based in his art and science photojournalism background. Tsiaras has developed cutting edge scientific imaging software that enables him to scan and record the human body at every stage; from a single cell at the moment of conception, through the biological development of man and woman and he tells compelling stories of wellness and prevention with them. His images simply and compellingly explain health and illness in terms that anyone can understand. Most importantly, they give you a visual map to plan your own optimal Health!"

See also:

(Source: Alexander Tsiaras)

Amazing.

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THE DIATOMIST is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement.

From Vimeo 

Maker Faire NYC, 2014

Maker faire NYC 2014 Set 1.

the-actual-universe:

scientificphilosopher:

Stunning gif of Saturn’s auroras.

Evidently these are created from Hubble data! Neat. Click the link to see more, or watch the video here.

the-actual-universe:

scientificphilosopher:

Stunning gif of Saturn’s auroras.

Evidently these are created from Hubble data! Neat. Click the link to see more, or watch the video here.

txchnologist:

These gifs depict the moment a mineral forms. Researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory trained a powerful microscope on the birth of calcium carbonate crystals, a process called nucleation.

To see the unpredictable moment when the seed of a crystal starts rapidly growing, they mixed high concentrations of sodium bicarbonate and calcium chloride in water. They then focused a transmission electron microscope that produces images in real time on the solution.

"This is the first time we have directly visualized the formation process," said materials scientist James De Yoreo. "We observed many pathways happening simultaneously. And they happened randomly. We were never able to predict what was going to come up next."

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txchnologist:

The world’s first 3-D printed car took to the streets this weekend after being built in an amazingly short 44 hours. The vehicle, called Strati, was designed by Italian designer Michele Anoé, who won an international competition held by crowdsourcing carmaker Local Motors.  It was printed and rapidly assembled by a Local Motors team during a manufacturing technology show held last week in Chicago, then went on a drive on Saturday. 

Strati’s chassis and body were made in one piece out of a carbon fiber-impregnated plastic on a large-area 3-D printer. The machine put down layer after layer of the material at a rate of 40 pounds per hour.

Continue reading…

3D print my life.

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ted:

grofjardanhazy:

Evolution of the Desk (1980-2014)

gif: grofjardanhazy, original video via Best Reviews

It’s exciting to see how much technology has changed (and shrunk) in the last twenty-five years. But no app will ever replace adorable pictures of puppies…

This reminded us of Kevin Kelly’s talk about the evolution of technology»

I wish my desk was so minimalist. Alas, this is just for Instagram ;) 

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Check out the links. The first chapter of each book is free as a PDF. 

"Fall, where the weather shall be patchy, with a chance of tweed."

skunkbear:

More images of Spinosaurus - the swimming dinosaur revealed by National Geographic this week. Apparently, when it wasn’t swimming, it walked on its knuckles.

You can hear NPR’s story about it here.

AAAAND … you can get more info in the October edition of National Geographic magazine, watch National Geographic/NOVA special airing on PBS Nov. 5 at 9 p.m, or visit the exhibit at the National Geographic Museum in Washington, D.C., starting Sept. 12. Seriously, they’ve got a lot of stuff about this dinosaur.