The World Captured Through Reflections On Soap Bubbles (by Richard Heeks)
Botanical Blueprints by Makoto Murayama
Plants Inspire New Cheap, Green Power
The process by which plants convert energy from the sun’s rays into chemical “fuel” has inspired a new way of generating clean, cheap, renewable hydrogen power which could solve looming problems with the UK’s energy infrastructure.
Hydrogen is a significant source of energy which can be burned to produce power with no negative impact on the environment, unlike power produced by burning fossil fuels. Hydrogen gas can be easily produced by splitting water into its constituent elements – hydrogen and oxygen.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/04/plants-inspire-new-cheap-green-power
…the 11-ton meteorite that exploded above their city was crumbly, and shed lots of its energy as it broke apart in the upper atmosphere. It also came in at a shallow angle, so frictional forces slowed it down significantly. But what if it wasn’t crumbly, but made of iron, as other meteorites are? What if it was a little bigger? Or what if it wasn’t an asteroid, but a much speedier comet?
“A genetic process that went wrong 500 million years ago led to the evolution of humans and other vertebrates.”
—I KNEW life was some kind of cosmic fuck-up! I KNEW IT ALL ALONG! I mean, it had to be. Now where do I go to get my money back?
(Source: We’re A Mistake)
Using 1,700 3D-printed joints, CTF3 (Cuben Fiber) fabric and feather-light carbon rods, this seemingly heavy and eight-foot cube is actually a kite that can fly to the sky.
The piece is simultaneously a complex and mesmerizing formal accomplishment and a light, airy ode to innocent play.
Bill Nye, aka, “The Science Guy” is not dead, as was widely reported this weekend on Twitter. In fact, a Big Think video titled “Creationism Is Not Appropriate for Children” has made news by having, as of this writing, over 1.7 million views and thousands of comments and Facebook likes. The video, which was posted on Big Think in March but was only recently posted to our Youtube channel a few days ago, has garnered a great deal of media attention, including from CNN, ABC, Slate, The Christian Science Monitor and more.
This photo was originally captured in 1927 at the fifth Solvay Conference, one of the most star-studded meetings of scientific minds in history. Notable attendees included Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, Marie Curie, Erwin Schrödinger, Werner Heisenberg, Wolfgang Pauli, Paul Dirac and Louis de Broglie among others. And now, it’s been beautifully colorized by redditor mygrapefruit.
You can learn more about the colorization process, and check out more of mygrapefruit’s work, over on her website.
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