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The Scorpion, Rusian Submarine, Long Beach, CA.
Sep 20, 2014

The Scorpion, Rusian Submarine, Long Beach, CA.

Pecados Golozos, Toulouse. (at Capitole de Toulouse)
Sep 20, 2014

Pecados Golozos, Toulouse. (at Capitole de Toulouse)

Riding the “Renault R4”, part II (at Toulouse Saint-michel)
Sep 20, 2014

Riding the “Renault R4”, part II (at Toulouse Saint-michel)

Riding the “Renault R4” with my friends…la classe! (at Ramonville St Agne)
Sep 19, 2014

Riding the “Renault R4” with my friends…la classe! (at Ramonville St Agne)

Horse whispers, Oleron
Sep 19, 2014

Horse whispers, Oleron

Here comes the sun, Toulouse skyline (at Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse)
Sep 19, 2014

Here comes the sun, Toulouse skyline (at Basilica of St. Sernin, Toulouse)

Under the water bridges, Amsterdam
Sep 19, 2014

Under the water bridges, Amsterdam

Sunset at south end of Imperisl Beach, CA
Sep 19, 2014

Sunset at south end of Imperisl Beach, CA

Sep 18, 2014 / 15,827 notes
Amanecer, Toulouse (at Place Wilson)
Sep 18, 2014

Amanecer, Toulouse (at Place Wilson)

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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