Posts tagged science!
Posts tagged science!
Poster showing a comparison of images from planetary surfaces ordered by increasing complexity of the surface processes. Image shows the surfaces of Asteroid Itokawa, the Moon, Venus, Mars, Titan, and Earth.
The images above are of a spiral compact fluorescent bulb made for use in a standard light socket. Phosphors on the inner surface of the tube broaden the emission lines of the gas. The broad emission peaks correspond to images of the bulb in the primary colors, which produce white light when added together.
The Spirit Mars rover was launched 10 years ago today.
It performed all its functions using less power than a hand blender.
A 3D Printing system that can create forms without the hindrance of gravity - video embedded below:
A brand new method of additive manufacturing. This patent-pending method allows for creating 3D objects on any given working surface independently of its inclination and smoothness, and without a need of additional support structures. Conventional methods of additive manufacturing have been affected both by gravity and printing environment: creation of 3D objects on irregular, or non-horizontal surfaces has so far been treated as impossible . By using innovative extrusion technology we are now able to neutralize the effect of gravity during the course of the printing process. This method gives us a flexibility to create truly natural objects by making 3D curves instead of 2D layers. Unlike 2D layers that are ignorant to the structure of the object, the 3D curves can follow exact stress lines of a custom shape. Finally, our new out of the box printing method can help manufacture structures of almost any size and shape.
More at the project’s website here
- When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
- The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
- Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
The winners of the 2012 Global Particle Physics Photowalk were announced a little while back, and the selected photos show off the stunning and strange beauty of facilities around the world. Keep in mind that these incredible instruments are all designed for groundbreaking discoveries — the beauty is pure bonus.
Brookhaven invited amateur photographers to participate in the Photowalk last September and two images from the Lab — the tunnel of our Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC) and its STAR detector — made the Top 3 in the People’s Choice category!
To view the Top 39 photos submitted by laboratories worldwide, visit the InterActions Flickr gallery. Your eyes will thank you, we promise.
Docked Space Shuttle and Station Cross the Sun
A French photographer has captured a stunning photo of the space shuttle Endeavour docked with theInternational Space Station crossing the face of the sun.
You couldn’t just aim your digital camera at the sky and get results like this. Thierry Legault, who is known for his amazing astronomical imagery, uses specialized solar filters to capture the images.
Images: Thierry Legault
Check out my new shower curtain.
THE EAGLE HAS LANDED
I WILL SEE THIS EVERY SHOWER
This is really cool, but I’m not sure I could deal with the cosmic vertigo and overpowering feels right after I wake up.