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theaatproject:


On today’s date, September 18th, Leon Foucault was born. Well-noted for his demonstration of the Foucault Pendulum, which was conceived as a simple experiment to show the rotation of the Earth, Foucault also devised an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and is credited with naming the gyroscope.
Happy 195th birthday, Monsieur Foucault!
[wikipedia]

theaatproject:

On today’s date, September 18th, Leon Foucault was born. Well-noted for his demonstration of the Foucault Pendulum, which was conceived as a simple experiment to show the rotation of the Earth, Foucault also devised an early measurement of the speed of light, discovered eddy currents, and is credited with naming the gyroscope.

Happy 195th birthday, Monsieur Foucault!

[wikipedia]

sciencealert:

This is adorable. A designer in Italy has invented the Bee Saver - a tiny first-aid kit on a keychain that contains enough nectar to revitalise an exhausted bee, should you come across one on your travels.Read more: http://bit.ly/1yfLwQa via Fast Company

sciencealert:

This is adorable. A designer in Italy has invented the Bee Saver - a tiny first-aid kit on a keychain that contains enough nectar to revitalise an exhausted bee, should you come across one on your travels.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1yfLwQa via Fast Company

scienceyoucanlove:

Electron micrograph of a cross-section of muscle tissue. It is surrounded by the extracellular tissue that acts as the connective tissue. Each muscle fiber is joined together by the connective tissue to make up the complete muscle. Image by Martin Oeggerli 
through Daily Anatomy

scienceyoucanlove:

Electron micrograph of a cross-section of muscle tissue. It is surrounded by the extracellular tissue that acts as the connective tissue. Each muscle fiber is joined together by the connective tissue to make up the complete muscle. 

Image by Martin Oeggerli
 

through Daily Anatomy

labphoto:

Something strange happened here. The compound what I started from fluoresces with a deep green color and the compound what I am making fluoresces under UV light with a deep blue color and not this intense yellowish-green color. Conclusion: a side reaction happened and according to the TLC something went really wrong.
Let’s find out that what was produced from this reaction… I hope that nobody added some fluorescein to my reaction while I was not in the lab…

labphoto:

Something strange happened here. The compound what I started from fluoresces with a deep green color and the compound what I am making fluoresces under UV light with a deep blue color and not this intense yellowish-green color. Conclusion: a side reaction happened and according to the TLC something went really wrong.

Let’s find out that what was produced from this reaction… I hope that nobody added some fluorescein to my reaction while I was not in the lab…

griseus:

The marine eels and other members of the superorder  Elopomorpha have a leptocephalus larval stage, which are flat and transparent. This group is quite diverse, containing 801 species in 24 orders, 24 families and 156 genera (super diverse). 

Leptocephali have compressed bodies that contain jelly-like substances on the inside, with a thin layer of muscle with visible myomeres on the outside, a simple tube as a gut, dorsal and anal fins, but they lack pelvic fins. They also don’t have any red blood cells (most likely is respiration by passive diffusion), which they only begin produce when the change into the juvenile glass eel stage. Appears to feed on marine snow, tiny free-floating particles in the ocean.

This large size leptocephalus must be a species of Muraenidae (moray eels), and probably the larva of a long thin ribbon eel, which is metamorphosing, and is entering shallow water to finish metamorphosis into a young eel, in Bali, Indonesia.

I think I love the sauce at Raising Cane’s a little too much.

rhamphotheca:

The bush cockroach (Ellipsidion australe) is an Australian cockroach of the order Blattodea, of which about 30 species out of 4,600 total are associated with human habitats. Living in a wide range of environments around the world, cockroaches are among the hardiest insects, capable of remaining active for a month without food and able to survive on limited resources.
 Photograph: Cyron Ray Macey
(via: Wikipedia)

rhamphotheca:

The bush cockroach (Ellipsidion australe) is an Australian cockroach of the order Blattodea, of which about 30 species out of 4,600 total are associated with human habitats. Living in a wide range of environments around the world, cockroaches are among the hardiest insects, capable of remaining active for a month without food and able to survive on limited resources.

Photograph: Cyron Ray Macey

(via: Wikipedia)

spaceplasma:

Hinode Views the 2012 Venus Transit

On June 5, 2012, Hinode captured these stunning views of the transit of Venus — the last instance of this rare phenomenon until 2117. Hinode is a joint JAXA/NASA mission to study the connections of the sun’s surface magnetism, primarily in and around sunspots.

Image credit: JAXA/NASA/Lockheed Martin

ifuckingloveminerals:

Rhodochrosite
N’Chwaning I Mine, N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa

ifuckingloveminerals:

Rhodochrosite

N’Chwaning I Mine, N’Chwaning Mines, Kuruman, Kalahari manganese field, Northern Cape Province, South Africa