14 Apr 14

rita-haxx:

Fucking Christ

If you laid out all the blood vessels in your body end to end

You would go into shock and bleed to death before you got very far

(Source: iraffiruse, via onefootinthegrave)

14 Apr 14
I think the chopper might need a new bearing or 20…

I think the chopper might need a new bearing or 20…

13 Apr 14
amnhnyc:

If the sky is clear during early morning hours of Tuesday April 15, viewers in the Eastern time zone will see a full lunar eclipse beginning at 3:07 am and ending at 4:25 am. By coincidence, that night, Mars will be the brightest it’s been since 2007 and won’t be again until 2016.
Learn more from the SKY REPORTER.

Just a heads up for everyone in NYC and along the eastern seaboard.
And you can pick up all sorts of used telescopes and accessories for a song on these two forum marketplaces:
astromartcloudynights
The prices are extremely reasonable and you can always sell it again if you don’t enjoy the hobby.
You’ll need the following items when you’re ready to start watching the skies:
-Optical tube/telescope body with focuser-Tripod and mount (entry/intermediate level Dobsonian telescopes will come with this)-A few different sized eyepieces (these are what magnify what the telescope sees, around 7mm, 15mm, 23mm, and then a 30mm are good to start with)-Barlow lens (this increases the magnification power of each eyepiece, effectively doubling the variety of your number of eyepieces)-A decent skymap app so you can figure out where to point your telescope. I like Sky Guide. Just enter a celestial body into the search, hold your iPhone up and an augmented reality arrow will guide you as to where to look.
And let me tell you, I bought a $400 8” reflector telescope used for $175 off one of those sites I mentioned and, with it on my rooftop, I saw the rings of Saturn and the moons and storms and bands of Jupiter with my own eyes one night.

amnhnyc:

If the sky is clear during early morning hours of Tuesday April 15, viewers in the Eastern time zone will see a full lunar eclipse beginning at 3:07 am and ending at 4:25 am. By coincidence, that night, Mars will be the brightest it’s been since 2007 and won’t be again until 2016.

Learn more from the SKY REPORTER.

Just a heads up for everyone in NYC and along the eastern seaboard.

And you can pick up all sorts of used telescopes and accessories for a song on these two forum marketplaces:

astromart
cloudynights

The prices are extremely reasonable and you can always sell it again if you don’t enjoy the hobby.

You’ll need the following items when you’re ready to start watching the skies:

-Optical tube/telescope body with focuser
-Tripod and mount (entry/intermediate level Dobsonian telescopes will come with this)
-A few different sized eyepieces (these are what magnify what the telescope sees, around 7mm, 15mm, 23mm, and then a 30mm are good to start with)
-Barlow lens (this increases the magnification power of each eyepiece, effectively doubling the variety of your number of eyepieces)
-A decent skymap app so you can figure out where to point your telescope. I like Sky Guide. Just enter a celestial body into the search, hold your iPhone up and an augmented reality arrow will guide you as to where to look.

And let me tell you, I bought a $400 8” reflector telescope used for $175 off one of those sites I mentioned and, with it on my rooftop, I saw the rings of Saturn and the moons and storms and bands of Jupiter with my own eyes one night.

13 Apr 14

spacetravelco:

Scientific engravings from 1850

by John Philipps Emslie

(via the Wellcome Collection)

I like figuring out what the description for each numbered image might have been.

(via biomedicalephemera)

9 Apr 14

jtotheizzoe:

skunkbear:

A couple months ago I shared some GIFs of invisible things, and I finally got around to putting them together in this video:

When light travels through areas of different air density, it bends. You’ve probably noticed the way distant pavement seems to shimmer on a hot day, or the way stars appear to twinkle. You’re seeing light that has been distorted as it passes through varying air densities, which are in turn created by varying temperatures and pressures.

Schlieren Flow Visualization can be used to visually capture these changes in density: the rising heat from a candle, the turbulence around an airplane wing, the plume of a sneeze … even sound.  Special thanks to Mike Hargather, a professor of mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech, who kindly provided a lot of these videos.

I’m totally Schlieren right now. Amazing sights of sounds.

(via ilovecharts)

9 Apr 14
9 Apr 14
fuckmetodubstep:

19th century lyre - human skull, antelope horn, skin, gut, hair - Metropolitan Museum of Art (Accession Number: 89.4.1268)

fuckmetodubstep:

19th century lyre - human skull, antelope horn, skin, gut, hair - Metropolitan Museum of Art (Accession Number: 89.4.1268)

(Source: fuckmetodubstep, via besound)

8 Apr 14
Our birthdays are two days apart, mine’s today. Chef’s tasting menu (at One if by Land, Two if by Sea)

Our birthdays are two days apart, mine’s today. Chef’s tasting menu (at One if by Land, Two if by Sea)

7 Apr 14
Lilies blossomed a couple days ago, cherry blossoms are almost here now, too (at Roessler Botanical Garden -Brooklyn Annex)

Lilies blossomed a couple days ago, cherry blossoms are almost here now, too (at Roessler Botanical Garden -Brooklyn Annex)

7 Apr 14
Testing a super-green Kino Flo bulb and a red laser through the haze of a DF-50 Hazer to simulate night vision in-camera #nofilter

Testing a super-green Kino Flo bulb and a red laser through the haze of a DF-50 Hazer to simulate night vision in-camera #nofilter

5 Apr 14

aberjona:

Quick tour of the British Isles in accents.

Some handy shite

4 Apr 14

justin:

kenyatta:

360° Video using 6 GoPro Cameras - spherical panorama timelapse (by j0n4s)

THIS.

GIMME SOME MORE OF THIS.

4 Apr 14
31 Mar 14
Forgot to post the obligatory “from the plane shot” last week, #nofilter (at Somewhere over Mexico)

Forgot to post the obligatory “from the plane shot” last week, #nofilter (at Somewhere over Mexico)

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time dilation