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Aug 15

lovableslut:

Scott Listfield at San Francisco’s Gauntlet Gallery

(via scientificsatellite)


Aug 14

scanzen:

Tungsram QSL card, 1975.

(via 70sscifiart)


marine-conservation:

This is probably the closest you will ever get from a Great White shark bite without being injured or losing a limb.

In 2013, a team from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution took a specially equipped REMUS “SharkCam” underwater vehicle to Guadalupe Island in Mexico to film great white sharks in the wild. They captured more than they hoped for. This incredible footage is set to air on this year’s Shark Week. 

REMUS stands for Remote Environmental Monitoring Unit.The pre-programmed SharkCam is controlled by scientists, and features 6 GoPro video cameras, providing a spectacular 360 degrees view of the surroundings. These cameras were mounted on underwater probe REMUS-100. It can go as deep as 100 meters or 328 feet and can stay underwater for a maximum of eight hours.

REMUS doesn’t intrude with the routines or behavior of marine animals. However, it was getting noticed by a bunch of sharks, stalked, and sometimes bitten from underneath.  The SharkCam was fortunate enough to have survived the series of shark attacks and brought home recordings for scientific studies—along with the shark bite marks on it.


kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off
but instead i found this 

kinpunshou:

so this morning i was playing with the slow-mo mode on my phone, hoping to get a majestic vid of a bumblebee taking off

but instead i found this 


Aug 13


xysciences:

Each dot is only moving in a straight line, but is created by balls moving in circles through 3 dimensional space. 
[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

xysciences:

Each dot is only moving in a straight line, but is created by balls moving in circles through 3 dimensional space. 

[Click for more interesting science facts and gifs]

(via visualizingmath)


Aug 12
70sscifiart:

Alex Schomburg

70sscifiart:

Alex Schomburg


dynamicoceans:

Horned shark hatching


Aug 11

skunkbear:

The evil geniuses at NASA Ames Research Center are trying to create super intelligent soccer balls with a top-secret vaporized serum! … er … wait, no. They’re just studying the aerodynamics of the official World Cup ball - the “Brazuca.”

Geoff Brumfiel has the full story here.

Football fluid dynamics is a touchy subject on the international stage. Goalies hated the 2010 World Cup’s ball (the too-smooth “Jabulani”) because it was said to swerve and twist in the air. Joe Palca covered that story four years ago.

NPR: covering ball aerodynamics since 1971.

(via freshphotons)