The UN-backed Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report today saying it is “extremely likely” that humans have been the dominant cause of unprecedented global warming since 1950. Learn more about what the State Department is doing on climate change at http://www.state.gov/e/oes/climate/.
Data courtesy of NASA
New science print but this time I zoomed into cellular anatomy. Imagine this little guy wiggling his way throughout your entire body. Whether you love science or you know a little scientist to be, this poster is a cute and informative way to learn about the the smallest unit of life: The cell!
Available now on my etsy!
UHM HELLO PEOPLE
Don’t let the names confuse you — Joe Biden is totally different than his namesake planet.
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Knitting + fractal. It seems like it should be an April Fools joke, but it’s not.
Sierpinski Gasket shawl, knitted in Zitron Filisilk. About 60” across the top edge. Somewhat wrinkled from being folded and then sitting around for a while.
Complex works of the Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo
Math, meet nature. Nature, meet math. You guys should hang out more.
I will forever be imaging DNA as a helix of butterflies now.
Previously: Check out Nikki Graziano’s mathematical landscapes, one of the most original landscape photo series I’ve ever seen.
Solar system inspired jewelry from the Miriel Design Etsy store.
A Julia set fractal is a collection of points which don’t escape to infinity after repeated application of certain geometric transformations. Here we work the transformations backwards- a shift up and to the right, a squeezing so everything is in the top half, then a reflection to full up the bottom half too. After a few iterations, the pattern of circles starts to resemble a Julia set. [more] [code]
Heart surgery is an extremely difficult procedure. Even more so when the tiny anatomy of a small child is involved. When 14-month old Roland Lian Cung Bawi’s heart was failing him, his surgeon Erle Austin knew that he had to prepare meticulously for an intricate operation. Initially he consulted other surgeons, but this yielded conflicting advice. So Austin turned to 3D printing for help.
Using the facilities at the University of Louisville’s engineering school, Austin and his medical team produced a three dimensional model of little Ronald’s heart. Pediatric operations are difficult because the interior structures of a child’s organs are small and hard to see clearly. This model allowed the surgical team to come up with a precise plan to limit the amount of exploratory incisions, reduce operating time and prevent the need for follow-up operations.
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Fuck. This is important.
3D printers are turning out to be the biggest medical breakthrough I’ve heard of in a long fucking time
Elusive Whales Set New Record for Depth and Length of Dives Among Mammals
A new study of elusive Cuvier’s beaked whales shows they can dive to nearly 10,000 ft (3,000 m).
by Jane J. Lee
A new long-term study looking at the elusive Cuvier’s beaked whale reveals the deepest and longest dives ever seen among mammals.
The new records indicate behavior that is much more varied and extreme than scientists expected for this species, says Simone Baumann-Pickering, a marine mammal biologist at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in La Jolla, California. One exceptional whale dove to 9,816 feet (2,992 meters), while a second stayed down for 138 minutes.
Scientists and the U.S. Navy are especially interested in these whales because sonar activity has stranded individuals on beaches in the Mediterranean Sea, the Canary Islands, and the Bahamas, says Greg Schorr, a research biologist with the Cascadia Research Collective in Olympia, Washington…
(read more: National Geo)
images: Photograph by Tui De Roy, Minden Pictures/Corbis, and infographic by NG staff