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.

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Image The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable...

The Space Shuttle was a partially reusable launch system and orbital spacecraft operated by the U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration for human spaceflight missions. photo by Richard Silvera (This image is a composite of 2 pictures. the picture of the sky and clouds was taken from an airplaine, and the shuttle is a picture from #NASA. Then the assembly was done in Photoshop & Ligthroom) #Space #Design #science #photography

   

Image Every recorded meteorite strike on Earth...

Every recorded meteorite strike on Earth since 2,300 BCE mapped By Carl Franzen | Now you can see the location of every recorded meteorite impact on Earth going back to 2,300 BCE all in one heat map created by Javier de la Torre, cofounder of geo software companies Vizzuality and CartoDB. #maps #geography #space #science #history #justlearned #knowledgefix

   

Image The Space Shuttle was a crewed, partially...

The Space Shuttle was a crewed, partially reusable low Earth orbital spacecraft operated by #NASA. Its official program name was #Space Transportation System, taken from a 1969 plan for a system of reusable spacecraft of which it was the only item to be funded for development. The first of four orbital test flights occurred in 1981, leading to operational flights beginning in 1982. It was used on a total of 135 missions from 1981 to 2011 (Wikipedia). #Science #tech

   

Image Infant Stars Nebula | This incredible image...

Infant Stars Nebula | This incredible image taken with NASA's #Hubble Space Telescope depicts bright, blue, newly formed stars that are blowing a cavity in the center of a star-forming region in the Small Magellanic Cloud. #NASA #Science

   

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. (Wikipedia).

   

Image Isaac Newton | An English physicist,...

Isaac Newton | An English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, alchemist and theologian, who has been "considered by many to be the greatest and most influential scientist who ever lived." His monograph Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, published in 1687, lays the foundations for most of classical mechanics. In this work, Newton described universal gravitation and the three laws of motion, which dominated the scientific view of the physical universe. (W

   

Image Albert Einstein | 14 March 1879 – 18 April...

Albert Einstein | 14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the general theory of #relativity, effecting a revolution in physics. For this achievement, #Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics and the most influential physicist of the 20th century. While best known for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2,he received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to theoretical #physics. (Wikipedia)

   

Image Coral sand | Coral sand is sand of particles...

Coral sand | Coral sand is sand of particles originating in tropical and sub-tropical marine environments from bioerosion of limestone skeletal material of marine organisms. Microscopic scenes from our amazing planet, Nikon’s Small World competition reveals more than meets the eye. #Science #Time #Nature

   

Image Leaf Morphology | Typically a leaf is a...

Leaf Morphology | Typically a leaf is a thin, flattened organ borne above ground and specialized for photosynthesis, but many types of leaves are adapted in ways almost unrecognisable in those terms: some are not flat (for example many succulent leaves and conifers), some are not above ground (such as bulb scales), and some are without major photosynthetic function (consider for example cataphylls, spines, and cotyledons). #Science #Nature

   

Image Leaf | Microscopic scenes from our amazing...

Leaf | Microscopic scenes from our amazing planet, Nikon’s Small World competition reveals more than meets the eye. A leaf is an organ of a vascular plant, as defined in botanical terms, and in particular in plant morphology. Foliage is a mass noun that refers to leaves as a feature of plants. #Nature #Science

   

Image Computer screen | Microscopic scenes from...

Computer screen | Microscopic scenes from our amazing planet, Nikon’s Small World competition reveals more than meets the eye. #Science #Time

   

Image Sensory neurons | TIME | Microscopic scenes...

Sensory neurons | TIME | Microscopic scenes from our amazing planet, Nikon’s Small World competition reveals more than meets the eye. Sensory neurons are typically classified as the neurons responsible for converting various external stimuli that comes from the environment into corresponding internal stimuli. They are activated by sensory input (vision, touch, hearing, etc.), and send projections into the central nervous system that convey sensory information to the brain or spinal cord.#Science

   

Image Vitamin C | Microscopic scenes from our...

Vitamin C | Microscopic scenes from our amazing planet, Nikon’s Small World competition reveals more than meets the eye. #VitaminC or L-ascorbic acid, or simply ascorbate, is an essential nutrient for humans and certain other animal species. (Wikipedia) #Science

   

Video Image The Known Universe by AMNH The Known...

The Known Universe by AMNH The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital #Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American #Museum of Natural History. #Science

   

Video Image The Higgs Boson Explained. Video by PHD...

The Higgs Boson Explained. Video by PHD Comics.This video made with the support of the University of California at Irvine. #Physics #Science

   

Image Why crying babies are so hard to ignore |...

Why crying babies are so hard to ignore | Study suggests the sound of a baby crying activates primitive parts of the brain involved in fight-or-flight responses. Ever wondered why it is so difficult to ignore the sound of a crying baby when you are trapped aboard a train or aeroplane? Scientists have found that our brains are hard-wired to respond strongly to the sound, making us more attentive and priming our bodies to help whenever we hear it – even if we're not the baby's parents. #Science

   

Image Einstein's General Theory Of Relativity |...

Einstein's General Theory Of Relativity | Special relativity (SR, also known as the special theory of relativity or STR) is the physical theory of measurement in an inertial frame of reference proposed in 1905 by Albert Einstein in the paper "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies". It extends Galileo's principle of relativity—that all uniform motion is relative, and that there is no absolute and well-defined state of rest... #Science

   

Image The Most Pro-Science Presidents In American...

The Most Pro-Science Presidents In American History | One of the more frustrating aspects of this current election season is the disturbing willingness of both presidential candidates to conveniently set aside meaningful and timely discussions of #science. And it's not as if there isn't a lot to talk about: there's climate change, a public health crisis, a withering economy that could use a science-inspired boost, and a public eager to see a coherent vision for America's future in space. #space

   

Video Image First Animal to Survive in Space |...

First Animal to Survive in Space | Tardigrades or "Water Bears" are the only creatures that can survive the extreme conditions in the vacuum of outer space. #science

   

Image CERN Is Not Creating World-Destroying Black...

CERN Is Not Creating World-Destroying Black Holes, Court Rules Posted by Adam Clark Estes | A nice, concerned and possibly crazy German woman is out of luck after a higher administrative court in Muenster rejected her claim that the particle accelerator at CERN is quietly creating a black hole that will destroy all of mankind. “The plaintiff … was worried that the experiments could produce so-called ‘black holes’ which could eventually lead to the destruction of all life on Earth,”#law #science

   

Image Felix Baumgartner: Freefall From The Edge Of...

Felix Baumgartner: Freefall From The Edge Of Space | Pilot Felix Baumgartner of Austria prepares to jump from the altitude of 29455 meters during the second manned test flight for Red Bull Stratos in Roswell, New Mexico, USA on July 25, 2012. Image courtesy of Red Bull #courage #records

   

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