Microscope photography has advanced to new levels, presenting us expository images of everything from neuron activity to shrimp eyes to dinosaur bones preserved in agate. Photographers use techniques such as Stereomicroscopy, image stacking, focus stacking, conofocal, florescence, focus stacking, darkfield, brightfield, and differential interference contrast. Check out the best of Nikon’s Small World photo competition. … Read more
According to the space agency, NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) “captures a shot of the sun every 12 seconds in 10 different wavelengths.” The video features images from the past three years, “at a pace of two images per day.” Nasa adds: “There are several noteworthy events that appear briefly in this video. They include the two … Read more
Klari Reis is an artist based out of San Francisco who is working to create an abstract painting within a petri dish every single day in 2013. To refresh your memory of 7th grade biology class, a petri dish is a cylindrical container used to cultivate and grow colonies of cells and algae.
Thanks to highly admired and vastly followed Facebook page ‘I Fucking Love Science,’ our fears and worries are set straight with this infographic about what we should REALLY be afraid of (and no, the zombie apocalypse is not on there).
Scroll to the 1:35 mark to watch this awesome video of a Molotov Cocktail exploding in slow mo.
Nikon International Small World Competition The Nikon International Small World Competition examines, ranks and awards photographers for their deliverance of beauty and complexity of subjects seen through a microscopic view. What is known as “photomicrographs” must not only be aesthetically captivating but also contribute to the world of science. Photographers from all over the world … Read more
After scouring the internet for years in search of an easy-to-follow tutorial on tying a bow tie, I’ve finally found one. And you guessed it, Bill Nye The Science Guy is the teacher. Highly regarded as one of the best bow-tiers on the planet, it’s clear that Bill Nye’s teaching abilities translate well to areas other than science.
A new study found that people can hallucinate colors simply by trying to visualize that color filling a gray square. MRI scans showed that the parts of the brain linked to color actually lit up when they saw the imaginary colors. Scientists found that people who were highly susceptible to hypnosis were most probable to see a … Read more
This week three US-born scientists were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics when they discovered that the universe continues to expand at an ever increasing rate. “Their study of exploding stars revealed that after the Big Bang, the universe continued to expand for several billion years, but at a slower rate than today.” The $1.5 … Read more