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“Since 2010, Spanish artist, Alejandro Guijarro has been traveling to several Quantum Mechanics institutions across the globe. He photographs their blackboards that are filled with the mathematical scribblings of some of the greatest minds in the world. The photographer walks into each facility’s lecture halls and proceeds to snap shots of the blackboards without modifying the board or interfering with the original arrangement of the space. The ongoing series titled Momentum presents an honest look at the intellectual scrawls, some of which have been wiped away. Guijarro humbly admits that the project isn’t orchestrated to elicit a deep, indisputable message through images. A modest press release reads: “Stripped of their wrapping they are photographs of large drawings!” However, they are a bit more than just snapshots of blackboards. The series documents the work of brilliant physicists. There’s something artistically intriguing about the clutter of formulas and accompanying diagrams squeezed in. Even the erased boards are telling of one facility’s practices versus others. Ultimately, this is a natural merge between science and art. Momentum is currently on display at Tristan Hoare in London through November 30, 2012.”

My Modern Metropolis

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Here’s a close-up look at the extensively-cratered surface of Rhea, Saturn’s second-largest moon, captured by Cassini as it performed its closest flyby yet on the morning of January 11, 2010. Passing a mere 47 miles (75.6 km) over the surface, Cassini got a great look at some of the deep craters that literally cover the moon from pole to pole.

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Here’s a close-up look at the extensively-cratered surface of Rhea, Saturn’s second-largest moon, captured by Cassini as it performed its closest flyby yet on the morning of January 11, 2010. Passing a mere 47 miles (75.6 km) over the surface, Cassini got a great look at some of the deep craters that literally cover the moon from pole to pole.

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Molecular Visions of DNA

The DNA of a Eukaryotic chromosome has the shape of a fractal helix with six levels of coiling.  The fractal shape allows for all sizes of the chromosome to be unpacked and transcribed efficiently, from individual genes to long sections of DNA with thousands of co-dependent genes and regulatory sequences.  It has been hypothesized that DNA can act as a fractal antenna which responds to electromagnetic waves in the environment by packing or unpacking its helicies.

Video Credit: Drew Barry

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Tardigrades are small, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs, no bigger than 1,2 millimeter long.
They are the most impressive of the organisms that are considered to be biologically immortal.
An European Space Agency (ESA)’s experiment has shown that these invertebrates can survive in the vacuum of space and they are the first animals known to be able to survive the harsh combination of low pressure and intense radiation found in space, and even they’re still found alive with intense pressure, huge doses of radiation, and years of being dried out. They won’t succumb to death even you boil them, freeze them, or put them into any harsh conditions. They are such tough guys that you could never beat them down. In fact, they are the greatest survivors in the nature as they have long been known as the virtual indestructibility animals ever survived on Earth.

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Tardigrades are small, water-dwelling, segmented animals with eight legs, no bigger than 1,2 millimeter long.

They are the most impressive of the organisms that are considered to be biologically immortal.

An European Space Agency (ESA)’s experiment has shown that these invertebrates can survive in the vacuum of space and they are the first animals known to be able to survive the harsh combination of low pressure and intense radiation found in space, and even they’re still found alive with intense pressure, huge doses of radiation, and years of being dried out. They won’t succumb to death even you boil them, freeze them, or put them into any harsh conditions. They are such tough guys that you could never beat them down. In fact, they are the greatest survivors in the nature as they have long been known as the virtual indestructibility animals ever survived on Earth.