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Nov 22
staceythinx:

Animated paper art by Cris Wiegandt

staceythinx:

Animated paper art by Cris Wiegandt


May 27

Apr 1
Bringing a Virtual Brain to Life

"For months, Henry Markram and his team had been feeding data into a supercomputer, four vending-machine-size black boxes whirring quietly in the basement of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The boxes housed thousands of microchips, each programmed to act like a brain cell. Cables carried signals from microchip to microchip, just as cells do in a real brain." READ MORE

Bringing a Virtual Brain to Life

"For months, Henry Markram and his team had been feeding data into a supercomputer, four vending-machine-size black boxes whirring quietly in the basement of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. The boxes housed thousands of microchips, each programmed to act like a brain cell. Cables carried signals from microchip to microchip, just as cells do in a real brain." READ MORE


Mar 31

pizzaforpresident:

These are 7 of the 125 photographs launched into space in 1977 aboard the Voyager spacecraft. If humanity ever destroys itself, or the earth, these photographs will be the only things other life will know of us. This is the imprint we’ve left on the universe.

See the rest under the cut:

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(via mugumugu)


Feb 20
2headedsnake:

Fisticufflinks

2headedsnake:

Fisticufflinks

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Jan 20


This is a closeup of the tentacles of Portuguese Man O’War (Physalia physalis)Photo by Simon de Glanville 

This is a closeup of the tentacles of Portuguese Man O’War (Physalia physalis)
Photo by Simon de Glanville 

(via ichthyologist)


Dec 19



A common use for cobalt(II) chloride was for the detection of moisture. A concentrated aqueous solution is red at room temperature, but becomes blue when heated.
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(Source: SciencePhoto)

A common use for cobalt(II) chloride was for the detection of moisture. A concentrated aqueous solution is red at room temperature, but becomes blue when heated.

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(Source: SciencePhoto)


Dec 17

staceythinx:

Go Inside the World’s Most Powerful Laser courtesy of National Geographic

(via likeaphysicist)


Dec 3

merblogogy:

NASA: Amazing Experiments with Water in Zero Gravity

Watch this - its gorgeous! Experimenting with the physics of water in the weightless environment aboard the International Space Station.

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Dec 1

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