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Image Art In Science | 2013 Cool Science Image...

Art In Science | 2013 Cool Science Image Contest Slideshow | Scientific imagery, of course, is intended to help scientists. It is a critical form of data in many fields and can yield important and sometimes striking insights into nature and the way things work. But the pictures and other images of science can also have remarkable aesthetic qualities that the non-scientist can appreciate. #science #art #photography #geekiscool #research #news #justlearned #knowledgefix #whatshot

   

Image An Infant Universe, Born Before We Knew | A...

An Infant Universe, Born Before We Knew | A view of the cosmic microwave background collected by the European Space Agency’s Planck satellite. The heat map of the cosmos was imprinted on the sky when the universe was just 380,000 years old. Astronomers released the latest and most exquisite baby picture yet of the universe on Thursday, one that showed it to be 80 to 100 million years older and a little fatter. #science #space #discovery #astronomy #news #justlearned

   

Image NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Cool Selfie:...

NASA's Curiosity Rover Snaps Cool Selfie: This rectangular version of a self-portrait of NASA's Mars rover Curiosity combines dozens of exposures taken by the rover's Mars Hand Lens Imager (MAHLI) during the 177th Martian day, or sol, of Curiosity's work on Mars (Feb. 3, 2013). (Photo by nasagoddard) #photography #curiosity #space #science #nasa #engineering #history #mars #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

Image Bee Venom-Loaded Nanoparticles Kill HIV |...

Bee Venom-Loaded Nanoparticles Kill HIV | Bee venom could prevent the spread of HIV. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that the toxin in bee venom, called melittin, puts holes in the protective protein coating that surrounds viruses and bacteria, killing them without harming healthy human cells. #medicine #health #science #news #hiv #society #research #reseachscience

   

Image How to Make Almost Anything | By Neil...

How to Make Almost Anything | By Neil Gershenfeld. In recent decades, the world has been rocked by revolutions in the digitization of computation and communication. Now the physical world is being digitized, thanks to new technologies that can turn data into things and things into data. Digital fabrication will let people build custom home furniture, living organs out of cells, and drones that can fly out of a printer; #science fiction is becoming industrial fact. #tech #news #articles

   

Image Ability of brain to protect itself from...

Ability of brain to protect itself from damage revealed | The origin of an innate ability the brain has to protect itself from damage that occurs in stroke has been explained for the first time. #Science #medicine #research #scienceresearch #justlearned #health

   

Image Map of the Universe | Big Bang Registry -...

Map of the Universe | Big Bang Registry - Explore! #physics #science #space #astronomy #maps #geography #travel

   

Image Ultra high resolution image of a marine...

Ultra high resolution image of a marine Sponge | Image Credit: James Tyrwhitt-Drake, University of Victoria. #science

   

Image Superman's Indestructible Data Crystals May...

Superman's Indestructible Data Crystals May Be Possible | Hitachi, in partnership with Kyoto University's Kiyotaka Miura is developing “semiperpetual” slivers of quartz glass that the company says can preserve information for hundreds of millions of years with virtually no degradation. #science #tech

   

Image Search for Earth’s twin shows promise...

Search for Earth’s twin shows promise Harvard researcher finds one in six stars has an Earth-sized planet | The quest for a twin Earth is heating up. Using NASA’s Kepler spacecraft, astronomers are beginning to find Earth-sized planets orbiting distant stars. #space #science

   

Image Born on the island of Moloka'i, Hawaii, Zoe...

Born on the island of Moloka'i, Hawaii, Zoe is the only known captive white (golden) Zebra in existence. #animals #nature #justlearned #science

   

Image New Report Finds That West Antarctica Is...

New Report Finds That West Antarctica Is Warming at an Alarming Rate | In a region where melting could contribute *10 feet* of global sea-level rise, new measurements show temperatures ticking up twice as fast as previously thought. #environment #Science #Research #Climatechange #knowledgefix #Justlearned

   

Image The NASA Scientist Who Answers Your #2012...

The NASA Scientist Who Answers Your #2012 Apocalypse Emails | In his day job, Dr. David Morrison is the senior scientist at NASA's #Astrobiology Institute in the Ames Research Center in California. There he specializes in asteroid impact, terrestrial defense from same, planetary exploration and the search for extraterrestrial life. The asteroid 2410 Morrison was named in his honor because "his #research into the infrared radiometric properties of asteroids has been fundamental in revealing.

   

Image Blast From The Past! — Part 1 A recently...

Blast From The Past! — Part 1 A recently recovered deep-sea core contains convincing new evidence of an asteroid impact 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs went extinct. A section of the core is the centerpiece of a multimedia exhibit, "Blast from the Past," currently on display at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural #History. #Science

   

Image Scientists read dreams: Nature | Scientists...

Scientists read dreams: Nature | Scientists have learned how to discover what you are #dreaming about while you #sleep. A team of researchers led by Yukiyasu Kamitani of the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories in Kyoto, Japan, used functional neuroimaging to scan the brains of three people as they slept, simultaneously recording their brain waves using electroencephalography (EEG). Researchers in Japan can predict certain features of dreams by looking at the brain activity. #Science

   

Image Cooking Feeds a Growing Brain; A Whale...

Cooking Feeds a Growing Brain; A Whale Trying to Sound Like a Human - #Technology #linguistics Discovered: Cooking helped humans evolve large brains; beluga vocalizations strikingly similar to human speech; how the dung beetle keeps its cool; measuring consciousness. Raw food diets evolutionarily inferior. Celebrities like Amanda Seyfried might tout the slimming benefits of a raw food diet, but neuroscientists aren't impressed by raw food's evolutionary effects on the human brain. #Science

   

Image #Astronomers have found the nearest #planet...

#Astronomers have found the nearest #planet outside our Solar System, circling one of the stars of #AlphaCentauri just four light-years away. The planet has at minimum the same mass as Earth, but circles its star far closer than Mercury orbits our Sun. It is therefore outside the "habitable zone" denoting the possibility of life, as the researchers report in Nature. However, studies on #exoplanets increasingly show that a star with one planet is likely to have several. #solarsystem

   

Image Video feature: In the field, graduate...

Video feature: In the field, graduate students lead air-quality sensor research | A team of five Princeton engineering graduate students is leading a yearlong field research project using new laser sensors to measure pollutants with unprecedented sensitivity. The sensors use quantum cascade lasers to perform chemical fingerprinting of the greenhouse gases carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane and water vapor, as well as ammonia and carbon monoxide, which are related to air quality. #science

   

Image Famous Women Mathematicians and Scientists |...

Famous Women Mathematicians and Scientists | Historically, women interested in science and mathematics have faced challenges that their male counterparts did not face. These challenges vary from generation to generation, but they are still with us to some degree. However, there are women throughout #history who have overcome those challenges and can hopefully inspire us today. #knowledgefix #Justlearned

   

Image ‘Point of no return’ found | Peering to...

‘Point of no return’ found | Peering to the edge of a black hole | This artist’s conception shows the region immediately surrounding a supermassive black hole (the black spot near the center). The black hole is orbited by a thick disk of hot gas. The center of the disk glows white-hot, while the edge of the disk is shown in dark silhouette. Magnetic fields channel some material into a jetlike outflow — the greenish wisps that extend to upper right and lower left. #science #space

   

Image First-Person Footage From Felix...

First-Person Footage From Felix Baumgartner’s Edge-Of-Space Skydive | Here’s some amazing footage first-person footage of Felix Baumgartner’s record-breaking skydive from the stratosphere. Yesterday, the daredevil successfully broke the speed of sound (at around 833 MPH) after jumping from 24 miles above the earth. Redbull has yet to release their own official footage, which is likely to be even more amazing. #records

   

Image Unprecedented: Amateur astronomers discover...

Unprecedented: Amateur astronomers discover a planet with four suns George Dvorsky Two volunteer astronomers have confirmed the existence of a Neptune-like planet that has four suns, making it the first quadruple star system ever discovered. The planet, which is 5,000 light years away from Earth, closely orbits one pair of stars, which in turn forms a unit that revolves around a second pair at a distance of around 1,000 AU. #universe #astronomy #knowledgefix #Justlearned

   

Image #GasGiant Astronomers have found a #planet...

#GasGiant Astronomers have found a #planet whose skies are illuminated by four different suns - the first known of its type. The distant world orbits one pair of #stars and has a second stellar pair revolving around it. It remains a mystery how the Neptune-like world avoids being pulled apart by the gravitational forces generated its four stars. The planet, located just under 5,000 light-years away, has been named #PH1 after the Planet Hunters site. #astronomy #bbcscience

   

Image Planets form in cosmic maelstrom 'It's...

Planets form in cosmic maelstrom 'It's fascinating to think about planets forming so close to a black hole' | At first glance, the center of the Milky Way seems like a very inhospitable place to try to form a planet. Stars crowd each other as they whiz through space like cars on a rush-hour freeway. Supernova explosions blast out shock waves and bathe the region in intense radiation. Powerful gravitational forces from a supermassive black hole twist and warp the fabric of space itself. #science

   

Image The early days of discovery As young...

The early days of discovery As young researcher, Nobel winner in chemistry worked at Harvard | A recipient of this year’s Nobel Prize in chemistry investigated the workings of cell receptors, the basis of his lengthy, groundbreaking research involving the complex processes of how the body’s cells communicate and interact, while he was a young medical resident at Harvard. #science

   

Image My Life as a Turkey Wild Turkey Fact Sheet....

My Life as a Turkey Wild Turkey Fact Sheet. #nature #animals #facts | Class: Aves Order: Galliformes Family: Phasianidae Subfamily: Meleagridinae Genus: Meleagris Species: Meleagris gallopavo Subspecies: There are five subspecies of North American wild turkey: Eastern, Osceola, Rio Grande, Merriam’s, and Gould’s. Size and weight: The wild turkey is the heaviest member of the Galliformes order. The male typically weighs between 11 to 24 pounds and is 39-49 inches long.

   

Image NOVA | Is Multitasking Bad For Us? For...

NOVA | Is Multitasking Bad For Us? For people of a certain age—well, okay, for myself, but I suspect I'm not alone—multitasking is something done capably though not comfortably. We juggle the multiple screens, the simultaneous text messages and emails and other momentary claims to attention, yet it never quite feels right. #science

   

Image NOVA | Mapping the Brain, here are many ways...

NOVA | Mapping the Brain, here are many ways to look inside the brain without cutting it open, and each imaging technique has its pros and cons. The Laboratory of Neuro Imaging at UCLA has created a human brain atlas using data collected by the International Consortium for Brain Mapping from thousands of people. The goal is to understand the relationship between brain anatomy and function, to see the complex connections between different brain regions. #science

   

Image The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest...

The tiger (Panthera tigris) is the largest member of the Felidae family. Best known for its striking reddish-orange coat covered with dark stripes, the big cat shows up in mythology and folklore, on coats of arms and even as mascots for sports teams. Here are some facts and stats about one of the world’s most recognizable and beloved megafauna. #Nature #infographic

   

Image NASA Curiosity Mars Rover. Back in 2010 NASA...

NASA Curiosity Mars Rover. Back in 2010 NASA and foursquare made history when astronaut Doug Wheelock produced the first ever check-in from space while stationed at the International Space Station. Now NASA is taking things a step further as the Curiosity Mars rover has become the first to check-in on another planet! Obviously, foursquare users here on Earth probably won't be visiting other planets any time soon, but NASA and foursquare have a solution. #science #curiosity

   

Image Google Maps Ocean. Yesterday, Google...

Google Maps Ocean. Yesterday, Google unveiled an awesome new addition to StreetView – underwater panoramic views of the ocean from six locations around the globe. Taking users on a virtual adventure under the sea, the project aims to create a virtual map of the oceans to educate people on the fragile environment so few get to see up close. The new “OceanViews,” as we've come to call them, can be accessed by heading over to maps.google.com/ocean. #science #nature

   

Image Geoff Mackley. There's no Photoshop trickery...

Geoff Mackley. There's no Photoshop trickery here, that man you see in the photo above really is standing just a few meters from the massive lava flow of an active volcano. Geoff Mackley, the daring soul you see before you, descended over 1,300 feet into the Marum, an active volcano on Ambrym Island in the Pacific Ocean. He and Bradley Ambrose were the first to ever get this close and you can watch a video of their expedition after the break! #science

   

Image Telescope Eye Implant - UC Davis. Macular...

Telescope Eye Implant - UC Davis. Macular degeneration is a leading cause of blindness in the elderly, in which peripheral vision usually remains the same, while forward looking sight becomes blurry. Thankfully, researchers a UC Davis have developed a tiny telescope implant that can restore some of this vision. It won't set you up with sight like Hawkeye, but it's already helping some people see again. #science

   

Image Gravel from Mars (left) compared to stream...

Gravel from Mars (left) compared to stream bed gravel on Earth. NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has been scooting along the martian surface for weeks in search signs that the red planet may have once supported microbial life. Obviously, finding water or places where water once existed would make the process a whole a lot easier. Thankfully, #Curiosity has discovered what appears to be an ancient stream bed! #science #Mars

   

Image Planetary Resources. Back in April 2012,...

Planetary Resources. Back in April 2012, James Cameron revealed he was investing in Planetary Resources, a company with ambitious plans to head out into space a mine asteroids for precious metals and water. Now, it appears that company is looking to hire college students for a paid internship to start chipping away at the space rocks! In an email to supporters sent out on Monday, Planetary Resources President Chris Lewicki announced the positions: "Do you want to be an Asteroid Miner? #s

   

Image SpaceX Dragon. Yesterday SpaceX made history...

SpaceX Dragon. Yesterday SpaceX made history by sending the first commercial cargo ship into orbit on a mission to resupply the International Space Station! Resting aboard a Falcon 9 booster, the Dragon cargo carrier took flight on October 7th at 8:30pm ET from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Commercial space exploration is here! #science

   

Image History of science. The history of science...

History of science. The history of science is the study of the historical development of science and scientific knowledge, including both the natural sciences and social sciences. Until the late 20th century, the history of science, especially of the physical and biological sciences, was seen as a narrative of true theories replacing false ones. Science was portrayed as a major dimension of the progress of civilization. #science

   

Image On the Origin of Species. Published on 24...

On the Origin of Species. Published on 24 November 1859, is a work of scientific literature by Charles Darwin which is considered to be the foundation of evolutionary biology. Darwin's book introduced the scientific theory that populations evolve over the course of generation through a process of natural selection. #science

   

Image French Academy of Sciences. The French...

French Academy of Sciences. The French Academy of Sciences (French: Académie des sciences) is a learned society, founded in 1666 by Louis XIV at the suggestion of Jean-Baptiste Colbert, to encourage and protect the spirit of French scientific research. It was at the forefront of scientific developments in Europe in the 17th and 18th centuries. It is one of the earliest academies of sciences. #science

   

Image Knowledge. #Knowledge is a familiarity with...

Knowledge. #Knowledge is a familiarity with someone or something, which can include facts, information, descriptions, or skills acquired through experience or education. It can refer to the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. It can be implicit (as with practical skill or expertise) or explicit (as with the theoretical understanding of a subject); it can be more or less formal or systematic.

   

Image Science. Science (from Latin scientia,...

Science. Science (from Latin scientia, meaning "knowledge") is a systematic enterprise that builds and organizes knowledge in the form of testable explanations and predictions about the universe. In an older and closely related meaning (found, for example, in Aristotle), "science" refers to the body of reliable knowledge itself, of the type that can be logically and rationally explained. Since classical antiquity science as a type of knowledge was closely to philosophy. #scie

   

Image Can You Give the Flu To Your Dog or Cat? |...

Can You Give the Flu To Your Dog or Cat? | Surprising #Science, As autumn arrives, the approach of flu season is a real concern. Last year, thousands of people suffered from symptoms including a high fever, chills and fatigue—classic signs of the flu. Some 2,374 people in the US were hospitalized for influenza during the last flu season, an incentive for many of us to get an annual flu vaccine, to avoid both getting sick and potentially passing on the flu to family members. #Smithsonian

   

Image Patient, Heal Thyself | Innovations, Until...

Patient, Heal Thyself | Innovations, Until last week, I don’t think I’d ever heard of the African spiny mouse. I’m guessing I’m probably not alone. Apparently, they’re nice pets if you prefer an other-side-of-the-glass relationship. No question they’re cute things, only six inches or so long if you count their tails, and they have a rep for sucking down a lot of water. Oh, and you’re not supposed to pick them up by their tails. #Science #medicine

   

Image The first time you watch footage of some...

The first time you watch footage of some ultra-fit youngsters barreling down alleys, flipping off of handrails, and leaping across rooftops, you may feel the urge to get out there and start vaulting and throwing some kongs and cat leaps of your own. But before you pour all of your energy into learning some basic parkour moves, you may want to invest the time and energy into getting fit enough for your body to handle all of those ninja moves. #discovery #health

   

Image Drinking regular tap water is so 2010. We...

Drinking regular tap water is so 2010. We have smart phones, smart homes and smart phones, it’s time for smart water faucets. The Tyent UCE 9000 Turbo Water Ionizer (it even has a sci-fi sounding name), is a high-tech tap that lets you supercharge your water, with just a touch of the iPhone-inspired color LCD touchscreen. Now you can output H2O with the perfect pH level for whatever you need. #discovery #health #tapwater #tech #science #environment

   

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For an increasing number of soldiers—unfortunately—the real battle begins after they return home. So far this year, the Army has recorded an average of one suicide per day—and 18 percent increase over the same period a year ago. In June, the number of suicides among active-duty soldiers spiked at 26, the highest number in a single month since the military began keeping records. #armyhealth #discovery #health #medicine #society #ir

   

Image Tomorrow morning when you’re at the sink...

Tomorrow morning when you’re at the sink brushing your teeth, think about this: Every year about 450 million #toothbrushes — almost half a billion — make their way into landfills in the US. And since they’re made of plastic, the majority of those toothbrushes will never #biodegrade, and will remain in those landfills decade after decade. Long after you, and your teeth, are gone. #discovery #health #dentistry #medicine #science #living

   

Image If you find yourself dragging at work after...

If you find yourself dragging at work after lunch, it may not be your weekend activities that are causing your fatigue. It might be the quality of sleep you’re getting all week long. And you’re not alone. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention nearly a third of Americans are #sleepdeprived. So to make sure you get the sheet time you need, we spoke to sleep expert, Dr. Robert Oexman, Director of the Sleep to Live Institute. #health #medicine #science

   

Image Tesla Motors has just announced its highly...

Tesla Motors has just announced its highly anticipated new Supercharger network, which is going to change the current electric charging infrastructure. #Tesla’s new Supercharger network, which is launching first in California will give its Model S electric sedan the ability to travel much longer distances than before and for free! #discovery #electriccars

   

Image Porsche is providing a preview of its next...

Porsche is providing a preview of its next #Panamera with the Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo concept that is debuting this week at the 2012 Paris Motor Show. In addition to giving us our first look at the design of the next Panamera, the #Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo also previews Porsche’s new plug-in hybrid powertrain. #discovery #electriccars

   

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