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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It flowers itself to death

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New Scientist reports on a frankly bizarre palm tree just discovered by a family picnicking in Madagascar: “It’s a species that is so significant from […]

Drug for cold turkey.

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The Journal of Ethnopharmacology has a survey of a subculture that could turn addiction therapy on its ear – an informal alliance of people using […]

It’s an odd universe.

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That’s right. AP is reporting on an announcement from the American Astronomical Society that the universe is more violent and awe-inspiring than previously thought: The […]

You’re not real

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Dude. What if, like… …like, the WHOLE UNIVERSE was just… …like, made up, maaan? Like it was all VIRTUAL REALITY, man? (asks the latest New […]

Turn the Brain Back On

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ScienceDaily has news from researchers in Los Angeles who found that a single injection with a drug that’s already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis and […]

The Super-Soaker Engine

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Popular Mechanics sheds light on an inventor’s all-new approach to getting power from the sun: The Atlanta-based independent inventor of the Super Soaker squirt gun […]

Supernova Blues

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LiveScience reveals a new risk to our fragile, blue planet from exploding stars. It’s not that they’re likely to blast us all with life-destroying jets […]

Never Sleep Again.

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The Journal of Neuroscience is keeping us up at night with an article called “Systemic and Nasal Delivery of Orexin-A (Hypocretin-1) Reduces the Effects of […]

A Plague of Sea Lice

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Enough of this love for marine arthropods in which we’ve been indulging over recent weeks! New Scientist sets us straight with their revelations over a […]

Killer Bees.

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New Scientist reports on the latest weapon in the war on Colony Collapse Disorder, the syndrome that’s killing off thousands of beehives and potentially threatening […]