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Sep 17, 2014 / 3 notes

Drones for disaster relief

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At the Smart America Expo in June, Yan Wan from the University of North Texas exhibited unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) she developed that are capable of providing wireless communications to storm-ravaged areas where telephone access is out.

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Award-winning visualization, Posters & Graphics category: Wearable Power conveys a new science and design concept for engineering materials for smart textiles. The end product you see on the model demonstrates the technical details of the knitted fabrics. This 3-D-rendered garment can be sent to a computerized knitting machine and made within minutes.
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Sep 17, 2014 / 7 notes

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Award-winning visualization, Posters & Graphics category: Wearable Power conveys a new science and design concept for engineering materials for smart textiles. The end product you see on the model demonstrates the technical details of the knitted fabrics. This 3-D-rendered garment can be sent to a computerized knitting machine and made within minutes.

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Effects of Cold-stunning on Sea Turtles: The poster describes the physiological changes that lead to cold-stunning in sea turtles. This series of beautiful anatomical illustrations were all based on medical images, but were drawn and assembled using computer design software. The poster also shows how to identify a cold-stunned turtle and provides the number of a turtle stranding hotline.
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Sep 17, 2014 / 208 notes

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Effects of Cold-stunning on Sea Turtles: The poster describes the physiological changes that lead to cold-stunning in sea turtles. This series of beautiful anatomical illustrations were all based on medical images, but were drawn and assembled using computer design software. The poster also shows how to identify a cold-stunned turtle and provides the number of a turtle stranding hotline.

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Sep 17, 2014 / 15 notes

Crystal of the Week: Deoxyribonucleic Acid aka DNA!

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If you are not a crystallographer, you may wonder how something like deoxyribonucleic acid aka DNA could possibly qualify as a crystal, let alone #CrystaloftheWeek in celebration of 2014 International Year of Crystallography. But crystallographers will quickly tell you about Rosalind Franklin. For her use of X-ray crystallography was essential to scientists’ understanding of DNA’s double-helix structure – such a significant moment in crystallography and biological history that even AP biology teachers repeatedly recount the story each year in their classes!

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Spherical Nucleic Acids: The floating golden sphere bristles with corkscrew strands of RNA and drifts toward a jostling lipid bilayer that surrounds a cell. It squeezes slowly through the layer until it is inside the cell.
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Sep 17, 2014 / 2 notes

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Spherical Nucleic Acids: The floating golden sphere bristles with corkscrew strands of RNA and drifts toward a jostling lipid bilayer that surrounds a cell. It squeezes slowly through the layer until it is inside the cell.

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Forced Perspectives, a gallery on Flickr.
Forced perspective is a popular technique that manipulates our visual perception through the use of scaled objects shot from creative vantage points. It creates an optical illusion that makes people or objects appear larger, smaller, closer, or farther away.  Here we have gathered a collection of unique and, at times, comical renditions of forced perspective photography. Have you ever used this technique in your own photography? Please share them as comments in the gallery.
Photos by Waleed Almotar, TrevorLarson17, and lauralani.
Sep 17, 2014 / 1,548 notes

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A side of Bokeh  Twin Soul

Forced Perspectives, a gallery on Flickr.

Forced perspective is a popular technique that manipulates our visual perception through the use of scaled objects shot from creative vantage points. It creates an optical illusion that makes people or objects appear larger, smaller, closer, or farther away.

Here we have gathered a collection of unique and, at times, comical renditions of forced perspective photography. Have you ever used this technique in your own photography? Please share them as comments in the gallery.

Photos by Waleed AlmotarTrevorLarson17, and lauralani.

Sep 17, 2014 / 5 notes

Crystal of the Week: Quadruple Bonded Crystals!

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This week is a double celebration for quadruple bonded crystals. Reason #1: Some of these are the most reactive crystals in the world. Because of the strong reducing properties it makes them perfect for this International Year of Crystallography and as our NSF #CrystaloftheWeek!  Reason #2: It’s been 50 years (almost to the day!) since F. Albert Cotton identified the quadruple bond. The reason this discovery is so important is that it literally opened the doors to a whole new way of looking at chemistry. Since chemistry advances hinge on understanding chemical bonds, this is considered a bedrock moment for chemistry and crystallography.

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At FestOVAL (rugby night) at the Capitole (at Capitole de Toulouse)
Sep 13, 2014

At FestOVAL (rugby night) at the Capitole (at Capitole de Toulouse)

At FestOVAL (rugby night) at the Capitole (at Capitole de Toulouse)
Sep 13, 2014

At FestOVAL (rugby night) at the Capitole (at Capitole de Toulouse)

View of Long Beach (CA) on top of the Queen Mary transatlantic ship (at The Queen Mary)
Sep 13, 2014

View of Long Beach (CA) on top of the Queen Mary transatlantic ship (at The Queen Mary)

An evening walk along the river (at Angoulème)
Sep 13, 2014

An evening walk along the river (at Angoulème)

Mexican technique to get your man hit the right spot: let him score a goal!
Sep 13, 2014

Mexican technique to get your man hit the right spot: let him score a goal!

GC, á table!  (at Place Wilson)
Sep 12, 2014

GC, á table! (at Place Wilson)

Getting into the game (literally) (at Amsterdam, Netherlands)
Sep 12, 2014 / 3 notes

Getting into the game (literally) (at Amsterdam, Netherlands)

Imperial Beach, California (summer 2014)
Sep 12, 2014

Imperial Beach, California (summer 2014)