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scanzen:

Mapping the Milky Way. William Herschel’s galaxy maps (facsimile), 2009 (originals 1784–85). 

William Herschel and his sister Caroline made the first maps of the structure of our galaxy. For two years they surveyed thousands of stars, using their brightness to estimate distance from Earth.

Source: Science Museum - Courtesy of Royal Astronomical Society

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exploratorium:


Amoebae use molecular mechanisms to move. Despite their tiny size, they’re giants compared to other types of cells!

exploratorium:

Amoebae use molecular mechanisms to move. Despite their tiny size, they’re giants compared to other types of cells!

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nevver:

Study for Expulsion, Fred Tomaselli

nevver:

Study for Expulsion, Fred Tomaselli

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scienceisbeauty:

Helically coiled nanowires: This scanning electron microscopy image reveals a coveted helical shape synthesized in the Rao lab. The bright spot at the tip of each bundle indicates the catalyst particle.
Credit: Rao lab at Clemson University
Source: Carbon’s magic carpet (Clemson University)

scienceisbeauty:

Helically coiled nanowires: This scanning electron microscopy image reveals a coveted helical shape synthesized in the Rao lab. The bright spot at the tip of each bundle indicates the catalyst particle.

Credit: Rao lab at Clemson University

Source: Carbon’s magic carpet (Clemson University)

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sciencefictiongallery:

Robert Schulz - Space Tug, 1954.

sciencefictiongallery:

Robert Schulz - Space Tug, 1954.

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nemfrog:

Flatworm. Leptoplana tremellaris. 1897.

(Source: archive.org, via scientificillustration)

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nanofabrication:

small, but happy.
World’s smallest solid gold happy face.

nanofabrication:

small, but happy.

World’s smallest solid gold happy face.

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portraitsofboston:

"I’m a nuclear engineering student at MIT."

portraitsofboston:

"I’m a nuclear engineering student at MIT."

(Source: portraits-of-america)

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totallyfubar:

I have a physics textbook from before the electron was discovered and they just sound so frustrated it’s hilarious

(via eclecticus)

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skunkbear:

A few moments from NPR’s new animation about brains at play.

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okkultmotionpictures:

EXCERPTS >|< Animals in rocket flight (1953)


A series of GIFs excerpted from Animals in rocket flights, a video about acceleration, subgravity and high altitude escape studies by the United States Air Force during the 1960’s using animals as test subjects.

We invite you to watch the full video HERE

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asylum-art:

Stunning Images Show Life: Magnified exhibition by as Much as 50,000 Times

If you find yourself in Virginia’s Dulles International Airport through November of this year, you might see the exhibition Life: Magnified on the walls. It features scientific images showing cells and other scenes of life magnified by as much as 50,000 times.

  1. Anglerfish Ovary Cross-Section
  2. Relapsing Fever Bacterium (Gray) on Red Blood Cells
  3. Mouth Parts of a Lone Star Tick
  4. Gecko lizard toe hairs inspired the design of medical adhesives
  5. An insect tracheal cell (green) delivers air to muscles (red)
  6. Zebrafish embryo
  7. A Mammalian Eye Has Approximately 70 Different Cell Types
  8. Human Liver Cell (Hepatocyte)
  9. Developing Zebrafish Fin
  10. Human blood with red blood cells, T cells (orange) and platelets (green)
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linaliee:

Kobayashi Eitaku 

Body of a Courtesan in 9 stages of Decomposition, c. 1870.

(via scientificillustration)