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likeafieldmouse:

Paula Hayes - Nocturne of the Limax Maximus (2010)

"Inspired by the leopard slug, a hermaphroditic animal with mating rituals quite unique in the natural world. Two twine around each other to form a caduceus shape, then suspend themselves in mid-air from a long mucous string. The incandescent blue male organs of each emerge from the tops of their heads and, likewise, twine around the other’s to form a glowing orb that slowly morphs into a flowerlike form.”

(via s-cientia)

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asgardreid:

bundleoffuckingsunshine:

Europa needs to chill the fuck out

Everyone else needs to get on Europa’s level

truly, and we need to go there soon.

afro-dominicano:

asgardreid:

bundleoffuckingsunshine:

Europa needs to chill the fuck out

Everyone else needs to get on Europa’s level

truly, and we need to go there soon.

(Source: freakishlyawesomestuff, via likeaphysicist)

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all-the-other-humans:

Fucking physics

Somewhere in the world, a physics professor writes the perfect exam question.

ketchuprocket:

all-the-other-humans:

Fucking physics

Somewhere in the world, a physics professor writes the perfect exam question.

(Source: engineeringnow, via proofmathisbeautiful)

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Kasper Sonne, Borderline (New Territory) No 56. 2014. Industrial Paint, fire, water and fixative on canvas, aluminum frame. 200 x 300 x 5 cm.

7while23:

Kasper Sonne, Borderline (New Territory) No 56. 2014. Industrial Paint, fire, water and fixative on canvas, aluminum frame. 200 x 300 x 5 cm.

(via likeafieldmouse)

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ucresearch:

How diamonds and lasers can recreate Jupiter’s core


Understanding what the insides of the biggest planets in the universe has been largely wrapped up in theories.  Now scientists at Lawrence Livermore National Lab have recreated these conditions with the help of diamonds and the world’s largest laser:

Though diamond is the least compressible material known, the researchers were able to compress it to an unprecedented density, greater than lead at ambient conditions.

The hope is to understand how these planets evolve over time by being able to reproduce their immense pressures.  You can read more about it here.

(Source: llnl.gov)

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…the Romantic genius can be seen everywhere. Consider some typical dorm room posters — Freud with his cigar, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at the pulpit, Picasso looking wide-eyed at the camera, Einstein sticking out his tongue. These posters often carry a poignant epigraph — “Imagination is more important than knowledge” — but the real message lies in the solitary pose. In fact, none of these men were alone in the garrets of their minds. Freud developed psychoanalysis in a heated exchange with the physician Wilhelm Fliess, whom Freud called the “godfather” of “The Interpretation of Dreams”; King co-led the civil rights movement with Ralph Abernathy (“My dearest friend and cellmate,” King said). Picasso had an overt collaboration with Georges Braque — they made Cubism together — and a rivalry with Henri Matisse so influential that we can fairly call it an adversarial collaboration. Even Einstein, for all his solitude, worked out the theory of relativity in conversation with the engineer Michele Besso, whom he praised as “the best sounding board in Europe.”
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pendulums

beesandbombs:

pendulums

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nevver:

Helmetica, Justin Maller