Posts tagged science!

Posted 11 months ago
amywinterbreeze:

mishaswhore:

asktheoakenshieldbros:

goquackyourself:

fuckyeah-kasumisty:

can-you-feel-the-gay-tonight:

a-big-guy-named-tiny:

SCIENCE!

science has figured out how to open a portal to hell

  #holy shit #imagine doing this in the middle ages #you could rule a small town through fear  

It’s Cthulhu!!!!!!!!

sand
alcohol or lighter fluid
sugar  
Mix 4 parts powdered sugar with 1 part baking soda. 
Make a mound with the sand. Push a depression into the middle of the sand.
Pour the alcohol or other fuel into the sand to wet it.
Pour the sugar and baking soda mixture into the depression.
Ignite the mound, using a lighter or match.


Oh tumblr, what would we do without you.

REBLOGGING AGAIN FOR THE EXPLANATION

amywinterbreeze:

mishaswhore:

asktheoakenshieldbros:

goquackyourself:

fuckyeah-kasumisty:

can-you-feel-the-gay-tonight:

a-big-guy-named-tiny:

SCIENCE!

science has figured out how to open a portal to hell

It’s Cthulhu!!!!!!!!

  • sand
  • alcohol or lighter fluid
  • sugar  
  1. Mix 4 parts powdered sugar with 1 part baking soda. 
  2. Make a mound with the sand. Push a depression into the middle of the sand.
  3. Pour the alcohol or other fuel into the sand to wet it.
  4. Pour the sugar and baking soda mixture into the depression.
  5. Ignite the mound, using a lighter or match.

Oh tumblr, what would we do without you.

REBLOGGING AGAIN FOR THE EXPLANATION

(Source: laissesaigner)

Posted 12 months ago

dduane:

jtotheizzoe:

Wringing out a Washcloth on the ISS

Space Canadian Chris Hadfield continues his quest for interplanetary internet dominance with this incredible experiment submitted by two Nova Scotia high school students: Kendra Lemke and Meredith Faulkner

They wanted to know what would happen if you wrung out a washcloth on the ISS? I won’t spoil the ending for you, but suffice to say it’s about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen.

I love how he doesn’t even have to hold the mic. Great job, Kendra and Meredith! For science!

Just too damn neat… :)

(Source: youtube.com)

Posted 1 year ago
Posted 1 year ago
jtotheizzoe:

The Asteroids in our Neighborhood
Check out this video from Scott Manley, tracing thirty years of asteroid discovery and the deployment of new and more sensitive instruments to find them. From the green main belt asteroids, to the yellow dots that cross Venus’ orbit, to the red that come near our own orbit … space has a lot of stuff in it. Nearly 600,000 objects known at the latest update.
But that doesn’t mean we’re in any special danger. As these objects, most very tiny, travel through their wonky, often angled orbits, they travel through a volume of 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 cubic km, or enough to fit a trillion Earths. Space may have a lot of stuff in it, but it’s also very big.
Rest easy. We’re watching the skies.

jtotheizzoe:

The Asteroids in our Neighborhood

Check out this video from Scott Manley, tracing thirty years of asteroid discovery and the deployment of new and more sensitive instruments to find them. From the green main belt asteroids, to the yellow dots that cross Venus’ orbit, to the red that come near our own orbit … space has a lot of stuff in it. Nearly 600,000 objects known at the latest update.

But that doesn’t mean we’re in any special danger. As these objects, most very tiny, travel through their wonky, often angled orbits, they travel through a volume of 2,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 cubic km, or enough to fit a trillion Earths. Space may have a lot of stuff in it, but it’s also very big.

Rest easy. We’re watching the skies.

Posted 1 year ago

paleoillustration:

Titanoboa life-size model at Smithsonian Institute, Illustration by Tuomas Koivurinne:

“The largest known snake to have ever existed, Titanoboa cerrejonensis in the Paleocene rainforest. Also featuring a bothremydid turtle Puentemys mushaisaensis with the 1,5 m shell. Both were found from the Cerrejón coal mine, Colombia.”

Posted 1 year ago

aquaticwonder:

Shades of Turquoise Ice

In the winter, for about five months or from January to May, the lake freezes over but the water is so clear that, from the surface, you can see an astounding 130 feet below you. Transparent and shining in a turquoise color, these masses of broken ice look like shards of glass rising into the sky. They are caused by the slow and unequal pressure in the main body of the packed ice as well as by the unequal structure and temperature.
Posted 1 year ago

Support Cells Found in Human Brain Make Mice Smarter - News Room - University of Rochester Medical Center

warrenellis:

“In humans, individual astrocytes project scores of fibers that can simultaneously connect with large numbers of neurons, and in particular their synapses, the points of communication where two adjoining neurons meet. ”

Posted 1 year ago

Dolphins may be calling each other by name - CNN.com

warrenellis:

“It seems one dolphin can call another specifically by mimicking the distinct whistle of that other dolphin. “These whistles actually turned out to be names. They’re abstract names, which is unheard of in the animal kingdom beyond people.”“

Posted 1 year ago

moderation:

MIT Invents A Machine That Can Look At Batman’s Face And See His Heart Beating

February 28, 201311:36 AM

My pal Erik Olsen at The New York Times has just described an extraordinary new way to look at people. You point a camera at someone, record the image and then, using an “amplifier,” you can discover things you’ve never seen before.

Originally designed to look (but not touch) brand new babies, to monitor their breathing, Professor William Freeman’s team at MIT realized their “Eulerian Video Magnification” technique can measure small color changes and very slight movements on the surface of a body to measure what’s going on inside. You can point this machine at someone trapped in building collapse and figure out if he’s still breathing. You can watch a Batman movie and see actor Christian Bale’s heart beating!

“Once we amplify these small motions, there’s a whole new world you can look at,” says Professor Freeman.

That’s putting it mildly.

(via NPR)

Posted 1 year ago
propagandery:

GIF: volcano viewed from the ISS

propagandery:

GIF: volcano viewed from the ISS