Science Art: Transition of straight Nautiloidea into typical Nautilus, 1972

from https://www.biodiversitylibrary.org/bibliography/46294Click to embiggen

Evolution took a winding path with the nautilus. They curled, over generations, into a spiral.

In order, we’re looking at: Orthoceras, Cyrtoceras, Gyroceras, and Nautilus.

This modernist/pop-art figure came from the 1970s, a book called simply Cephalopoda by Adolf Naef, which I found in the Biodiversity Heritage Library.

Nautiloids are groovy.

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Science Art: Storage and Launching of A.4. Rocket Projectile, 1940s.

from https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Upcoming/Photos/igphoto/2000453637/Click to embiggen

This is how Allied intelligence pictured German V2 rockets being used during World War II. A decade and a half later, this was how we put things (and, eventually, people) into space.

Image from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force.

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Science Art: A Magnetic Wormhole by J. Prat-Camps, C. Navau & A. Sanchez, 2015.

from https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A_Magnetic_Wormhole_Fig._1_-_J._Prat-Camps,_C._Navau_%26_A._Sanchez_-_Scientific_Reports_5,_Art._no._12488_(2015).jpgClick to embiggen

From the Wikimedia Commons description:

(a) The field of a magnetic source (right) is appearing as an isolated magnetic monopole when passing through the magnetostatic wormhole; the whole spherical device is magnetically undetectable. (b) The wormhole is composed of (from left to right) an outer spherical ferromagnetic metasurface, a spherical superconducting layer, and an inner spirally wound ferromagnetic sheet.

In other words, this is a diagram of how these scien…

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Science Art: Atom Nucleon

by Shymaahemdan, Wikimedia Commons

“Atom” used to be the indivisible unit of matter, the thing smaller than which it was impossible to go. Now we know there are things inside atoms – neutrons, protons, electrons – and things that those things are made of. A nucleon (which is the stuff a nucleus is made of – protons and neutrons) is made of quarks – up and down quarks, specifically.

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SONG: Quantum Biology

SONG: “Quantum Biology”.

ARTIST: grant.

SOURCE: Scientific, Vol. 27, Dec. 2018, “’Schrödinger’s Bacterium’ Could Be a Quantum Biology Milestone”, as used in the post Weird life force: Quantum-entangled bacteria.

ABSTRACT:
“No one has ever witnessed a star, a planet or a cat in superposition or a state of quantum entanglement.” That’s what the SciAm article said. Quantum stuff is supposed to happen way, way, way beyond that, at a level that’s smaller than molecules, smaller than atoms…

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Science Art: Zanclus cornatus and Acanthurus nigra, by Josef Maria Eder and Eduard Valenta.

from https://publicdomainreview.org/collections/early-experiments-with-x-rays-1896/ Click to embiggen
Two fish from one of the first collections of X-ray photographs, published in Versuche über Photographie mittelst der Röntgen’schen Strahlen, 1896.

From the “Early Experiments with X-Rays” article at Public Domain Review. The collection also has cameos, newborn animals and young girls’ hands and feet.

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SONG: Flip the Switch.

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SONG: “Flip the Switch” [Download] (To download: right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. SOURCE: “Deep brain stimulation may help Alzheimer patient’s memories”, Telegraph.co.uk, 31 January […]

Cloned Booger.

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BBC News reports on a new breakthrough from South Korea. A biotech firm named RNL Bio is cloning a pit bull named Booger: RNL Bio […]

A Flying Telescope!

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How I resisted calling this “Eye in the Sky” I don’t know. But yeah, Universe Today is all excited about SOFIA (Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared […]

Making Oil Out of Thin Air.

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That’s what they’re doing at Los Alamos National Laboratory, according to the New York Times. Zap CO2 and H2O from the atmosphere with electricity and […]

Star Wars Practice Run?

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So, Wired’s Danger Room has an interesting take on the Pentagon’s response to that crashing spy satellite we mentioned here not too long ago. See, […]

Sexbots. Better. Faster.

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From the AFP newswire, a new blossoming of interest in robots built for sex: Called Honeydolls, the lifesize figures are made from surgical-grade silicone and […]

Muons and Mayans.

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ScienceNews revels in the intersection of two very different fields of science, explaining how particle physicists are helping archeologists look inside pyramids: Besides probing pyramids […]

The Inner Life of a Cell.

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Happy Valentine’s Day. From deep inside my heart. If you want to know more about the strange imagery you’ve just seen, there’s a narrated version […]

Robots Evolve.

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Discover raises a further warning about the rapidly approaching obsolescence of humanity. We’ve now created robots that are evolving… and learning how to deceive: Dario […]

New Peking Man.

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Actually, he’d be a very, very old Peking Man indeed. Reuters recently carried a story about some very old bones found in China: An almost […]

Science Art: Jupiter’s Rings

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Click to embiggen. Photo by: the National Optical Astronomy Observatory/Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy/National Science Foundation, as well as Cornell astronomers J. Burns […]