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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The future is now.

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Via Wired’s Danger Room comes news from the US Army’s Future Combat Systems. They need a new name because we’re already living in the future: […]

The 62-mile-high club

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Discover raises a slippery space question… as if NASA didn’t have enough scandal to deal with lately: When missions lasted no more than a few […]

My Mechanical Mom

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From New Scientist comes news of the womb-on-a-chip: Fujii’s team has created a “lab on a chip” that is 2 millimetres across and 0.5 millimetres […]

The Amygdaloids

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From Salon comes assurance that we are not alone: All right, the occasion wasn’t a concert but a graduation ceremony for 10,000 students in the […]

Pleasure and placebo

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Nature plumbs the depths of one of the most mysterious processes in medicine. Researchers have found that the placebo effect – when “fake” medicine creates […]

The Noble Bonobo

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The New Yorker, of all publications, has a fascinating Ian Parker article on the natural history of the bonobo – the sexy primate that’s supposed […]

Ice Volcanoes of Charon!

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Nature brings new observations of Ice Volcanoes in Outer Space. Cook speculates that liquid water deep within Charon’s core is mixed with ammonia, which acts […]

SONG: A World Without Us.

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SONG: “A World Without Us” [Download] (To download: right-click & “Save As”) ARTIST: grant. I’m the guy who put this questionable site up on the […]

Schizophrenia in Paradise

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Science News reports on Trouble in Paradise – how feelings of “social defeat” could be responsible for triggering schizophrenia, which might explain why the otherwise […]

Weather in China

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On the one hand: China had more wars in cold weather Most of the armed conflicts in eastern China over the past 1,000 years were […]