Brain-Rain.

Science in action. And also, goofing off.

Join me in my quest to become brilliant.

Jul 15
thedemon-hauntedworld:

Jupiter close up credit: NASA

thedemon-hauntedworld:

Jupiter close up
credit: NASA

(via thedemon-hauntedworld)


humanoidhistory:

Physicist Robert Oppenheimer photographed by Phillipe Halsman, 1958.
(Magnum)

humanoidhistory:

Physicist Robert Oppenheimer photographed by Phillipe Halsman, 1958.

(Magnum)


Jul 14

biologylair:

Incredible scanning electron micrograph of an exposed axon terminal, loaded with synaptic vesicles (orange and blue). 
Image Credit: Tina Carvalho

biologylair:

Incredible scanning electron micrograph of an exposed axon terminal, loaded with synaptic vesicles (orange and blue). 

Image Credit: Tina Carvalho


humanoidhistory:

The crew assigned to Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-51G in June 1985: (kneeling front left to right) Daniel C. Brandenstein, commander; and John O. Creighton, pilot. Standing, left to right, are mission specialists Shannon W. Lucid, Steven R. Nagel, and John M. Fabian; and payload specialists Sultan Salman Al-Saud, and Patrick Baudrey. (NASA)

humanoidhistory:

The crew assigned to Space Shuttle Discovery mission STS-51G in June 1985: (kneeling front left to right) Daniel C. Brandenstein, commander; and John O. Creighton, pilot. Standing, left to right, are mission specialists Shannon W. Lucid, Steven R. Nagel, and John M. Fabian; and payload specialists Sultan Salman Al-Saud, and Patrick Baudrey. (NASA)


Jul 13
peaceful-moon:

thank you so much little buddy

peaceful-moon:

thank you so much little buddy

(via aromaladyrose)


cenchempics:

FLUORESCENCE
Colloidal quantum dots incorporated in ionic salts (bottom, NaCl matrix) are more brightly photoluminescent than they are in solution (top, aqueous). Changing quantum dot size and/or composition yields different emission colors, allowing device makers to tune the optical properties of the material.
Credit: Chem. Mater. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/cm5009043 

cenchempics:

FLUORESCENCE

Colloidal quantum dots incorporated in ionic salts (bottom, NaCl matrix) are more brightly photoluminescent than they are in solution (top, aqueous). Changing quantum dot size and/or composition yields different emission colors, allowing device makers to tune the optical properties of the material.

Credit: Chem. Mater. 2014, DOI: 10.1021/cm5009043 

(via freshphotons)


mucholderthen:

Moons of the Solar System

size comparison chart of [23 of the 173] moons in the Solar System 
(
Dan Matutina)

(via scientificillustration)


Jul 11

humanoidhistory:

"It’s the saddest moment of my life."

—astronaut Ed White after finishing his spacewalk on August 31, 1965

(via scientificsatellite)


Jul 9

bobak:

spacewatching:

Interplanetary Travel Posters - Created in the style of early 20th century travel ad posters.

Designed by Steve Thomas http://www.zazzle.com/stevethomas

These are all amazing and I’m probably going to need one of each for my office.

(via spacequakes)