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I know it’s corny but humans are amazing creatures. Listen and you’ll understand.

— 2 years ago
#radiolab  #science  #podcast  #jad abumrad 
I love the sky: A Sun Halo Beyond Stockholm Credit & Copyright: Peter Rosén 
Explanation: What’s happened to the Sun? Sometimes it looks like the Sun is being viewed through a large lens. In the above case, however, there are actually millions of lenses: ice crystals. As water freezes in the upper atmosphere, small, flat, six-sided, ice crystals might be formed. As these crystals flutter to the ground, much time is spent with their faces flat, parallel to the ground. An observer may pass through the same plane as many of the falling ice crystals near sunrise or sunset. During this alignment, each crystal can act like a miniature lens, refracting sunlight into our view and creating phenomena like parhelia, the technical term for sundogs. The above image was taken last year in Stockholm, Sweden. Visible in the image center is the Sun, while two bright sundogs glow prominently from both the left and the right. Also visible is the bright 22 degree halo — as well as the rarer and much fainter 46 degree halo — also created by sunlight reflecting off of atmospheric ice crystals.
The explanation is from NASA, not me…. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110110.html

I love the sky: A Sun Halo Beyond Stockholm Credit & Copyright: Peter Rosén 

Explanation: What’s happened to the Sun? Sometimes it looks like the Sun is being viewed through a large lens. In the above case, however, there are actually millions of lenses: ice crystals. As water freezes in the upper atmosphere, small, flat, six-sided, ice crystals might be formed. As these crystals flutter to the ground, much time is spent with their faces flat, parallel to the ground. An observer may pass through the same plane as many of the falling ice crystals near sunrise or sunset. During this alignment, each crystal can act like a miniature lens, refracting sunlight into our view and creating phenomena like parhelia, the technical term for sundogs. The above image was taken last year in Stockholm, Sweden. Visible in the image center is the Sun, while two bright sundogs glow prominently from both the left and the right. Also visible is the bright 22 degree halo — as well as the rarer and much fainter 46 degree halo — also created by sunlight reflecting off of atmospheric ice crystals.


The explanation is from NASA, not me…. http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110110.html

— 3 years ago
#sun  #science  #sophiaaugusta 

I love people. Playing noises on drawings… just like a better version of Bill Cosby’s genius and squeaky Picture Pages from the 70s…. look that one up too.

Drawdio: Turn Almost Anything Into a Theremin (by wakeupsilver)

— 3 years ago
#science  #drawing  #sophiaaugusta 

This makes me believe in everything.

— 3 years ago
#experiments  #science 

Last night my mind was blown: In my self-pitying state of having a tummy ache that won’t go away, I went to bed last night about 8 and listened to WNYC’s Radiolab. The programme I chose was 'Famous Tumors'. Now I know this sounds a bit inappropriate in making my mood better but I stuck with it and my brain was pinging with facts and ideas. AND you get to listen to Tasmanian Devils fighting! it sounds truly terrifying. Awesome night in!

— 3 years ago
#wnyc  #radiolab  #science 
I meant to post this a while back… it’s a sneaky picture from the SKIN show at the Wellcome Collection right now. It’s two ladies in the 20’s using rubber masks to preserve their beauty in a really terrifying and oddly serene way. But the skin show is completely inspiring and at times revolting. I consider myself to have quite strong nerves (as long as I’m allowed to be uncontrollably tearing) and was impressed by the exhibits managing to be simultaneously fascinating and uncomfortable. Watching a doctor’s training video from the 60’s showing them shaving the skin off of a leg for a graft actually damn near made me lose it. Anyway, go see it if you can…. or check out what’s available online… I mentioned this to you Nadja, I think it’s right up your alley… and potential collaboration fuel.

I meant to post this a while back… it’s a sneaky picture from the SKIN show at the Wellcome Collection right now. It’s two ladies in the 20’s using rubber masks to preserve their beauty in a really terrifying and oddly serene way. But the skin show is completely inspiring and at times revolting. I consider myself to have quite strong nerves (as long as I’m allowed to be uncontrollably tearing) and was impressed by the exhibits managing to be simultaneously fascinating and uncomfortable. Watching a doctor’s training video from the 60’s showing them shaving the skin off of a leg for a graft actually damn near made me lose it. Anyway, go see it if you can…. or check out what’s available online… I mentioned this to you Nadja, I think it’s right up your alley… and potential collaboration fuel.

— 3 years ago
#wellcome collection  #exhibitions  #science  #sophiaaugusta