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smithsonianmag:

The Unsettling Beauty of Lethal Viruses

To create a body of work he calls “Glass Microbiology,” [Luke] Jerram has enlisted the help of virologist Andrew Davidson from the University of Bristol and the expertise of professional glassblowers Kim George, Brian George and Norman Veitch. Together, the cross-disciplinary team brings hazardous pathogens, such as the H1N1 virus or HIV, to light in translucent glass forms.

The artist  insists that his sculptures be colorless, in contrast to the images scientists sometimes disseminate that are enhanced with bright hues. “Viruses have no color as they are smaller than the wavelength of light,” says Jerram, in an email. “So the artworks are created as alternative representations of viruses to the artificially colored imagery we receive through the media.” Jerram and Davidson create sketches, which they then take to the glassblowers, to see whether the intricate structures of the diseases can be replicated in glass, at approximately one million times their original size. - Continue reading at Smithsonian.com.

We’re enjoying these HuffPost Science color-changing mugs a little too much. #howdotheywork?! Who wants one?

We’re enjoying these HuffPost Science color-changing mugs a little too much. #howdotheywork?! Who wants one?

#howdotheywork  

femalesoftwareeng:

When a guy says he’s offended by the term “brogrammer”

Badass Tumblr here.

femalesoftwareeng:

When a guy says he’s offended by the term “brogrammer”

Badass Tumblr here.

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know-knowledge:

This man!

know-knowledge:

This man!

#science  

astronomy-to-zoology:

A Gladiator Spider (Dinopis sp.) using its web as a net to catch a cricket.
watch the video here

astronomy-to-zoology:

A Gladiator Spider (Dinopis sp.) using its web as a net to catch a cricket.

watch the video here

#science  

He is seriously so adorable.

He is seriously so adorable.

#science  #twitter  #valentine  #valentine's day  

samlapoint:

Though no two snowflakes are alike, they commonly share what appears to be a three dimensional cube at the center, which is a true testament toward sacred geometry in nature. When you also consider the fact that snowflakes are formed from water and that water is essential to life, it really makes you think.

Celestial Valentine
(via NASA)

Celestial Valentine

(via NASA)

#space  #stars  #love  #valentine  #valentine's day  

Luv u 2, Bobak

Luv u 2, Bobak

#bobak ferdowsi  #NASA  #space  #science  #valentine  #valentine's day  

jtotheizzoe:

Some adorable valentines inspired by nature, from the always wonderful Bird and Moon comic.
That middle one is especially cool. Certain species of ants “milk” sweet sap from aphids in order to get a sugary meal. It’s a biological relationship called “mutualistic symbiosis”. Maybe not love, but certainly a tight-knit bond.

jtotheizzoe:

Some adorable valentines inspired by nature, from the always wonderful Bird and Moon comic.

That middle one is especially cool. Certain species of ants “milk” sweet sap from aphids in order to get a sugary meal. It’s a biological relationship called “mutualistic symbiosis”. Maybe not love, but certainly a tight-knit bond.

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pennyfournasa:


We’re ready. Are you? 
Tell Congress its time to establish a permanent presence off-world at penny4NASA.org/take-action/

pennyfournasa:

We’re ready. Are you? 

Tell Congress its time to establish a permanent presence off-world at penny4NASA.org/take-action/

What if you could enhance your child’s skills before they were even born? At the #designerbabies Intelligence Squared US debate #nyc

What if you could enhance your child’s skills before they were even born? At the #designerbabies Intelligence Squared US debate #nyc

#nyc  #designerbabies