Window Socket: Just attach the plug on to a window and it will harness solar energy. A small converter will convert it into electricity which can be freely used as a plug when you are in the car, on a plane or outside. Credit: Kyuho Song & Boa Oh
Beautiful Chemistry, a new collaboration between Tsinghua University Press and China’s University of Science and Technology, presents this mesmerizing high-speed macro footage of eight chemical reactions – the best thing since Edward Youmans’ beautiful Victorian diagrams of how chemistry works.
(via the always excellent The Kid Should See This)
From the tar sands of Alberta to the soda ash in Kenya’s Lake Magadi, the pictures are mesmerizing to see but terrible to consider. The subjects are, literally and figuratively, huge. They also tend to be remote, or entirely off-limits.
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I don’t even have a chair…
“The images are screenshots from Google Earth. They are glitches that occur when the 2d satellite imagery and 3d terrain don’t line up quite right, or structures such as bridges get projected down onto the terrain below, creating fabulous and unintentional distortions”- Clement Valla
Arctic Sea Ice, Summer 2014
An animation of daily Arctic sea ice extent in summer 2014, from March 21, 2014 to Sept. 17, 2014 – when the ice appeared to reach it’s minimum extent for the year. It’s the sixth lowest minimum sea ice extent in the satellite era. The data was provided by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency from their GCOM-W1 satellite’s AMSR2 instrument.
Credit: NASA Goddard’s Scientific Visualization Studio/Trent Schindler