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Posts tagged Sciencey wiencey

Aug 4 '13
mucholderthen:

THE ART OF SPACETIME WARP : Visualizing Gravitational DistortionDark Matter Distribution Seen through Gravitational Lensing
Source: Science with the LSST

mucholderthen:

THE ART OF SPACETIME WARP : Visualizing Gravitational Distortion
Dark Matter Distribution Seen through Gravitational Lensing

Source: Science with the LSST

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Jul 8 '13
thenewenlightenmentage:


Where does the Standard Model of physics come from?
The Standard Model of particle physics is a triumph of science. It’s a collection of 17 particles, and four forces. Physicists like to call it “elegant” but to the untrained eye, it looks anything but. Where does this all come from? In this week’s Ask a Physicist, we’ll find out.
A few weeks ago, we had a contest to come up with the some of the most interesting questions about the universe. This week’s winner is Koen, who wins a copy of my new book by posing the rather deep question:

We have this amazing Standard Model to explain what the fundamental particles are. What is the mechanism ‘behind the curtain’ that generates these laws?

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thenewenlightenmentage:

Where does the Standard Model of physics come from?

The Standard Model of particle physics is a triumph of science. It’s a collection of 17 particles, and four forces. Physicists like to call it “elegant” but to the untrained eye, it looks anything but. Where does this all come from? In this week’s Ask a Physicist, we’ll find out.

A few weeks ago, we had a contest to come up with the some of the most interesting questions about the universe. This week’s winner is Koen, who wins a copy of my new book by posing the rather deep question:

We have this amazing Standard Model to explain what the fundamental particles are. What is the mechanism ‘behind the curtain’ that generates these laws?

Continue Reading

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Jul 2 '13

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Jun 25 '13
sciencephotolibrary:

Vorticella protozoa. Differential interference contrast (DIC) light micrograph of Vorticella sp. ciliate protozoa. These single-celled organisms consist of a bell-shaped head, and a stalk that is anchored to the substrate (not shown). The stalk contains a contractile fibril called a myoneme. When stimulated this shortens, causing the stalk to coil like a spring (seen here). Magnification: x56 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.
Credit: FRANK FOX/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

sciencephotolibrary:

Vorticella protozoa. Differential interference contrast (DIC) light micrograph of Vorticella sp. ciliate protozoa. These single-celled organisms consist of a bell-shaped head, and a stalk that is anchored to the substrate (not shown). The stalk contains a contractile fibril called a myoneme. When stimulated this shortens, causing the stalk to coil like a spring (seen here). Magnification: x56 when printed at 10 centimetres wide.

Credit: FRANK FOX/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

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Jun 9 '13

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May 28 '13
theweekmagazine:

Take a look at NASA’s new solar-powered ion propulsion engine

If we’re ever going to explore the universe’s far corners in cool spaceships that look like giant pizza cutters, we’re first going to need more efficient engines. On Tuesday, NASA took the wraps off a potential next-gen thruster system that looks like something described in Trekkie fanfic: A solar-electric ion propulsion engine.

theweekmagazine:

Take a look at NASA’s new solar-powered ion propulsion engine

If we’re ever going to explore the universe’s far corners in cool spaceships that look like giant pizza cutters, we’re first going to need more efficient engines. On Tuesday, NASA took the wraps off a potential next-gen thruster system that looks like something described in Trekkie fanfic: A solar-electric ion propulsion engine.

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May 11 '13

thescienceofreality:

Microscopic Photos of the Elements

[Click images to enlarge & read descriptions.]

Ryoji Tanaka’s photographs may look like alien landscapes, but they are very much of this world. The organometallic chemist at Sagami Chemical Research Institute in Kanagawa, Japan, snaps pictures of everything from iodine to silver using a system of Nikon digital SLR cameras with macro and ultra macro lenses.

To see more of Tanaka’s work visit his website and Flickr.”

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Apr 23 '13

theweekmagazine:

ikenbot:

A Year of SDO Images in One

This image is a composite of 25 separate images spanning the period of April 16, 2012, to April 15, 2013.

It uses the SDO AIA wavelength of 171 angstroms and reveals the zones on the sun where active regions are most common during this part of the solar cycle.

Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO/AIA/S. Wiessinger

Related: Three Years of Solar Observatory Dynamics Images

Neat.

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Apr 12 '13
natureofnature:

Image shows adult human fibroblast cells with intracellular proteins involved in adhesion of these cells to an extracellular matrix. Magenta represents actin stress fibers in a cell and green staining represents a focal adhesion protein vinculin, which together contribute to how strongly these cells adhere to a matrix surface. Blue is the nucleus of a cell.

natureofnature:

Image shows adult human fibroblast cells with intracellular proteins involved in adhesion of these cells to an extracellular matrix. Magenta represents actin stress fibers in a cell and green staining represents a focal adhesion protein vinculin, which together contribute to how strongly these cells adhere to a matrix surface. Blue is the nucleus of a cell.

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Apr 5 '13

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Mar 24 '13

electricspacekoolaid:

The Giant Magellan Telescope - GMT

WIth the James Webb telescope launch set for 2015, the GMT, and a lot more telescopes being built, the questions of our universe almost seem to be closer and closer waiting to be solved. I wrote about the GMT almost a year ago and it quickly became one of my favorite telescopes. It will be operational in 10 years the engineers say. I don’t know if that’s too short or too long. Either way let me tell you a little about this amazing telescope. 

The Namesake - Magellan

Ferdinand Magellan, everybody knows the famous explorer, he led an expedition in 1522 which was the first to circumnavigate the earth, an ambitious feat for exploration. Astronomy was the primary tool of navigation of that time and Magellan was a certainly a student of astronomy. The expedition saw in the southern hemisphere obscure clouds in the night sky, later named the Magellanic Clouds. These clouds turned out to be island universes, filled with millions of stars orbiting another island universe, our Milky Way. 

The Giant Magellan Telescope will continue the tradition of exploration that was set forth 500 years ago. The telescope is also peering into the unknown, maybe finding new questions to our Universe and searching for new worlds.

The Telescope - A Giant

The GMT will utilize a new and unique design. There will be seven 27ft segmented mirrors surrounding a central segment forming a single optical surface. This precision will give the telescope a resolving power 10x that of the Hubble Telescope. The light will be concentrated into CCD (Charge Coupled Device) image cameras which will measure the distance of objects and what their composition is.

This is Where is Gets More Interesting

The telescopes segmented mirrors are flexible. Under each mirror there are hundreds of ‘actuators’ that constantly adjust the mirrors to counteract atmospheric turbulence. These actuators will turn flickering stars into sharp points of light.

High and Dry

A huge advantage is the location of the GMT. Located in Chile in the Atacama Desert at an altitude of approximately 8,500 ft it is the highest and driest location on Earth.

Pictures, Website, Info

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