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tabletopwhale:

A preview of a project I’m working on this month: tracing slow motion flight videos and plotting the curves I find. I’ll hopefully be posting the finished version by the end of September!

tabletopwhale:

A preview of a project I’m working on this month: tracing slow motion flight videos and plotting the curves I find. I’ll hopefully be posting the finished version by the end of September!

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thegildedcentury:

Amazing Stories, September, 1940

thegildedcentury:

Amazing Stories, September, 1940

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molecularlifesciences:

Not much has changed

molecularlifesciences:

Not much has changed

(Source: currentsinbiology)

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bigblueboo:

3-shaped-shape

bigblueboo:

3-shaped-shape

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malformalady:

The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.
Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium

malformalady:

The Gouldian finch are small, brightly colored birds with green backs, yellow bellies, and purple breasts  with a light blue uppertail and a cream undertail. Sometimes called lady gouldians, their facial color can vary, but black is the most common. Gouldian finch chicks are equipped with blue phosphorescent beads along their mouths, making it easy for the parents to feed them in the darkness of the nest cavity.

Photo credit: Greg Grall/National Aquarium

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thekidshouldseethis:

This Rube Goldberg machine is “powered” by a single beam of light, using mirrors, magnifying glasses, and reflective surfaces to burn through strings, melt ice, pop balloons, and more… 
Watch the video.

thekidshouldseethis:

This Rube Goldberg machine is “powered” by a single beam of light, using mirrors, magnifying glasses, and reflective surfaces to burn through strings, melt ice, pop balloons, and more… 

Watch the video.

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generalelectric:

Jiapei Li presented a number of structurally impressive pieces utilizing an intricate weave of knots and braiding. Knots occur naturally within the proteins of living organisms, yet it is still unknown how these knots are formed during the process of protein folding. Going deeper, theoretical physicists utilize the mathematical description of braids of spacetime to construct unified theories of physics. In an interview, Jiapei Li describes her interest as primarily architectural design, and from the influencers in her collection, she may just mean the architectural design of universes. 

- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014

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generalelectric:

Laura Wass, the creator of WXYZ Jewelry, photographed at Lexus Design Disrupted show by Gareth Pugh.

Her golden baseball cap and brassiere, constructed from a geodesic lattice of triangular bars, are perfect examples of the intersection of geometry and mathematics in fashion, a common motif in her work. Previous collections from WXYZ have drawn influence from the sequencing of DNA. We can only hope her next line features full-body scaffolding that doubles as a Faraday cage, making for an electrifying walk down the runway.

- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014

(via wxyzjewelry)

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officialflylo:

09 CORONUS, THE TERMINATOR

officialflylo:

09 CORONUS, THE TERMINATOR

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Champy the Siamese, first-place winner of the Discover magazine Sciencey Cat contest. Image credit Tiffany Tilton.

Champy the Siamese, first-place winner of the Discover magazine Sciencey Cat contest. Image credit Tiffany Tilton.

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generalelectric:

Zoey Jordan’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection radiates concepts derived from the fields of climatology and astronomy with her attention to albedo, or reflection coefficient. When rated on the scale used to measure reflectivity, nearly the entire Zoey Jordan collection would be a 1, for perfect reflection of a white surface. Accompanied with materials with Lambertian reflectance (after physicist Johann Heinrich Lambert who introduced the concept of perfect diffusion in 1760), the materials used in the collection literally shine with luminous intensity.

Traveling through interstellar space at over 11 miles per second, the Voyager Spacecraft (launched in 1977) currently carry aboard it a similarly reflective piece of art: a gold-plated copper phonograph record containing sounds and images meticulously selected to embody the diversity of life and culture on Earth. Powered by GE-designed command computers (for flight path, communication capability to NASA’s Mission Control) as well as the electricity generator (for instrumentation, computers, radio), these robotic emissaries literally and figuratively reflect the power of human ingenuity and exploration while merging intricate design and form.

- Rich Evans, sagansense.tumblr.com | #iOnFashion NYFW 2014

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generalelectric:

Isa Arfen’s ready-to-wear Spring 2015 collection featured 60’s inspired looks, including a standout dress made from guipure circle lace with studded geometric lines. Although the 1960’s pre-dates the existence of this technology by about a decade, the solderless breadboard exhibits a distinct likeness to the dress in question. This board allows one to experiment and prototype electronic circuits without the use of metal soldering of wires between components. The conversion of Isa Arfen’s dress to a wearable breadboard would create the perfect hybrid of high fashion and technology.

- Chris Ing, freshphotons.com | #iOnFashion, NYFW 2014