Saw this ‘Irrational Element Table’ just now and it made the iced tea come up my nose!
For the full interactive version, click here!
I love nerd humour!
Thanks to the amazing Crispian Jago for this gem.
Posted in Humour, Music, Nerds, Parody, Physics, Research, Science, Thoughts, tagged Elements, Fun, Funny, Humor, Humour, Irrational Elements, Nerd Humor, Periodic Table, Pop-Culture, science on August 19, 2014| 1 Comment »
Explanation: June 24th marked the first full Martian year of the Curiosity Rover’s exploration of the surface of the Red Planet. That’s 687 Earth days or 669 sols since its landing on August 5, 2012. To celebrate, consider this self-portrait of the car-sized robot posing next to a rocky outcrop dubbed Windjana, its recent drilling and sampling site.
The mosaicked selfie was constructed with frames taken this April and May using the rover’s Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI), intended for close-up work and mounted at the end of the rover’s robotic arm. The MAHLI frames used exclude sections that show the arm itself and so MAHLI and the robotic arm are not seen. Famous for panoramic views, the rover’s Mastcam is visible though, on top of the tall mast staring toward the left and down at the drill hole.
Thanks, as always, to NASA and their amazing site, Astronomy Picture of the Day!
While the rest of us were gearing up for summer and firing up the barbecues and whatever it is we do in anticipation of summer, my lovely geeks and nerdlings in the world of science were coming up with stuff like this!
Virgin Galactic: http://bit.ly/1mEcfMa
Velociraptor robot: http://bit.ly/1kc1wvb
Robot skin: http://bit.ly/1hNPLFO
Driverless cars: http://bit.ly/1gBIqxC
Dragon capsule: http://bit.ly/1hG7q1V
Aircrafts flown by thought: http://bit.ly/1kRZ4ZE
Thanks, as always, to the ILFS Facebook page!
Check out the ILFS website.
Posted in Astronomy, Medicine, Photography, Photos, Physics, Research, Science, Space, Stars, tagged Anatomy, Astrology, Computers, DNA, Medine, Physics, Planets, Research, science, Space, Stars, Stem Cells, Surgery on May 5, 2014| Leave a Comment »
Well, the geeks and nerdlings out in science land have done it again.
While we were out doing… like… whatever… they were doing this!
Star cluster: http://bit.ly/1jlhbq0
Circuit board: http://bit.ly/S6XlW7
Heart transplants: http://bit.ly/1u4ST8t
Well done, people. Very well done.
We owe you so much. Thank you for making the world a better place and enriching our lives!
Thanks, as always, to the wonderful people over at IFLS!
Equinox on a Spinning Earth
Explanation: When does the line between day and night become vertical? Tomorrow. Tomorrow is an equinox on planet Earth, a time of year when day and night are most nearly equal. At an equinox, the Earth’s terminator — the dividing line between day and night — becomes vertical and connects the north and south poles. The above time-lapse video demonstrates this by displaying an entire year on planet Earth in twelve seconds. From geosynchronous orbit, the Meteosat satellite recorded these infrared images of the Earth every day at the same local time.
The video started at the September 2010 equinox with the terminator line being vertical. As the Earth revolved around the Sun, the terminator was seen to tilt in a way that provides less daily sunlight to the northern hemisphere, causing winter in the north. As the year progressed, the March 2011 equinox arrived halfway through the video, followed by the terminator tilting the other way, causing winter in the southern hemisphere — and summer in the north. The captured year ends again with the September equinox, concluding another of billions of trips the Earth has taken — and will take — around the Sun.
Thanks, as always, to NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day.
Science geeks, nerds and wonks have been going at it hammer and test tube.
Cars that run on air! A new state of matter! Mass whale grave!
Here are their latest findings!
Smartly done, scientists!
For details, read the following articles. They are well worth your time!
New state of matter: http://bit.ly/1hA2IVk
PLOS ONE: http://bit.ly/1hqiP7N
Martian meteorite: http://bit.ly/1cxqr40
Car runs on air: http://bit.ly/1hrMpdH
Liver cells: http://bit.ly/1fXlIcP
Mass whale grave: http://bit.ly/1esobQ9
Water vapour: http://bit.ly/MIUyOY
Posted in Animals, Biology, Environment, Herpetology, Insects, Nature, Ornithology, Photography, Photos, Research, Science, Zoology, tagged Animals, Biology, Nature, Photography, Photos, Rainforest. Environment, Research, science, Zoology on February 17, 2014| 3 Comments »
Science Bulletins: Biodiversity Unveiled—New Animal Discoveries
Last year was a big year when it came to the discovery of new animal species. From legless lizards to purring monkeys, scientists described over 18,000 unique animal species in 2013.
Watch the video (above) to learn more about the animal discoveries of 2013.
Over 1.6 million species of animal life are currently known, but global biodiversity is estimated to be much greater. Some scientists believe the total could be as high as ten million unique species, meaning this year will probably bring plenty of new breathtaking discoveries.
Science Bulletins is a production of the National Center for Science Literacy, Education, and Technology (NCSLET), part of the Department of Education at the American Museum of Natural History.
Text: by Katherine A. Thichava at The Rainforest Site.