Science Art: Torpille Moderne/Torpille Ancienne from Dreadnought ou submersible by Olivier Guihéneuc, 1916

from https://archive.org/details/dreadnoughtousub00guihuoftClick to embiggen

Two torpedoes, modern (as of 1916) and ancient. That’s about the limit of my French. The book is about naval warfare, and was published while World War I was going on, and at a time when submarines were still kind of science-fictiony. Actually, they still kind of are, aren’t they?

I guess these torpedoes are how a submersible would attack a dreadnought.

Dreadnought ou Submersible is available to read on archive.org, if your French is better than mine.

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Science Art: Dinotherium, by Heinrich Harder,1916.

by Heinrich Harder, 1916Click to embiggen

This is a fairly speculative reconstruction of an elephant-relative we really only know from footprints (or so says Wikimedia Commons, who are probably on the money here). The ears, lips and trunk might be off. Or they might not be. There were other critters who we know looked a lot like this, a few thousand millennia ago.

Nowadays, we call this a deinotherium (with the “e”) and we think it looked more like this.

This painting was part of a set of trading cards made …

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Science Art: The Edison Multipolar Dynamo, 1894

The Edison Multipolar Dynamo, from The United States of America. A study of the American Commonwealth, its natural resources, people, industries, manufactures, commerce, and its work in literature, science, education and self-government.Click to embiggen

A big electric machine, as pictured in The United States of America. A study of the American Commonwealth, its natural resources, people, industries, manufactures, commerce, and its work in literature, science, education and self-government.

I found it in the British Library.

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Science Art: Some User Assembly Required, NASA "Mars Explorers Wanted" collection.

from https://mars.nasa.gov/multimedia/resources/mars-posters-explorers-wanted/Click to embiggen vastly

A poster recruiting colonists to Mars. A bit early, sure, but it can’t hurt to be ready.

Though I wonder how welding would really work in a low-oxygen atmosphere. I’m sure they’ve got that all figured out. (Is it all arc welding?)

Part of a set of posters in the Mars Explorers Wanted collection.

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SONG: Nine Dangshen Flowers

SONG: “Nine Dangshen Flowers”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE:China’s quantum satellite achieves ‘spooky action’ at record distance,” Science, 15 Jun 2017, as used in the post “Here’s your sub-space radio: China gets quantum entanglement to work from orbit.

ABSTRACT:
Spooky action at a distance, as it’s been explained to me, is a thing where you can’t really know if you’re the one making the difference in your half of the photon pair, or if your partner observed their half first and you’re …

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Science Art: Top view of ribbon diagram of ribonuclease inhibitor (PDB accession code 2BNH).

from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2bnh_topview.png
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Ooo! Everyone loves a party!

This is a protein, though, not a party decoration. The full title of this image (or, really, description) is “Top view of ribbon diagram of ribonuclease inhibitor (PDB accession code 2BNH). Made with MOLMOL.”

MOLMOL is a piece of software – you can find it here, in fact – that lets you study molecules after learning their structure using a kind of spectroscope called an NMR (for “nuclear magnetic resonance”) spectroscope. Feed the NMR data in…

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The Hygiene Hypothesis

10 September 2007 grant b 0

We’re too clean, reports Science Daily. We need to get dirty to stay healthy: Families with three or more children – a more common family […]

There’s a hole…

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By now, you’ve probably heard about the gaping hole in the middle of everything, as covered by Scientific American (from Reuters): The team at the […]

Ice-9 saves lives!

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Or, well, something like Ice-9. At least, so says New Scientist: Layers of ice of few nanometres thick can remain frozen at human body temperature […]

No more batteries.

5 September 2007 grant b 0

Check out what Scientific American has to say about these gizmos called “ultracapacitors” that could soon fuel cars without gasoline… and without chemical batteries: Ultracapacitors […]

Stowaway Genes

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Science Daily reports on some very strange behavior found in bacterial DNA – one parasite’s entire genome is replicated by the host’s body. And, the […]

Star Trek medical scanner is GO!

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Experts at Harborview Medical Center and the University of Washington are refining an ultrasound device that seals punctured lungs without invasive surgery, reports Science Daily. […]

Psychedelic Paintball

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Wired‘s “Danger Room” reports on like, wow, man, that’s one *TRIPPY* gun: Paintballs laced with mind-altering drugs and drug-spraying robots sound like something for The […]