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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Science Art: Cymatics, by Nigel Stanford

I’m not really that much of an electronica fan – at least not danceable electronic music – but this video is kind of awesome.

I mean, it’s awesome even though I know a Tesla coil doesn’t really sound like that (it’s a lot gnarlier, but you can still play it like an instrument).

All the experiments are real, Stanford describes them all here (and lets on that the video was filmed before the music was written – they figured out which sounds made the best visuals with each experiment, an…

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Dvorak on the Matryomin.

22 November 2007 grant b 0

In America, the Thanksgiving holiday starts today (more or less). To celebrate, The Guild of Scientific Troubadours will be reveling in the gorgeous sounds of […]

Roll out the solar!

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Popular Science has named the nanosolar powersheet the “Best of What’s New 2007,” and for good reason. Instead of using big glass frames to generate […]

Jules Verne: Bleak Futurist

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People nowadays look at Jules Verne as one of the forefathers of science fiction, anticipating amazing technological developments like swift, giant submarines and capsules landing […]

Giggle-bot is FRIEND!

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Yep, scientists at UC San Diego seem to have found a way around the uncanny valley problem (the more “human” a robot, the creepier it […]

“See” cucumbers.

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OK, sorry for that headline. New Scientist reports that a University of South Florida researcher has found a way to replace human corneas with sea […]