Jo's Journal

I'm an Australian artist. I draw, paint,make music, silly films, design costumes, props and all sorts of other interesting things

The real dish (made famous in the movie “The Dish”) in Parkes New South Wales, Australia.  The sciencey bits in me were very excited!

bunnyfood:

*yawn*

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Vlada Roslyakova by Pierluigi Maco for Vogue China January 2007

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hobbitkaiju:

this is a view of a giraffe I did not think I’d ever see

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sagansense:

Earth’s upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there.

Expecting only a smattering of microorganisms, the researchers flew six miles above Earth’s surface in a NASA jet plane. There, they pumped outside air through a filter to collect particles.

Back on the ground, they tallied the organisms, and the count was staggering: 20 percent of what they had assumed to be just dust or other particles was alive. Earth, it seems, is surrounded by a bubble of bacteria.
Now what? Read the whole story over at PopSci…


Good old Life!

sagansense:

Earth’s upper atmosphere—below freezing, nearly without oxygen, flooded by UV radiation—is no place to live. But last winter, scientists from the Georgia Institute of Technology discovered that billions of bacteria actually thrive up there.

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Expecting only a smattering of microorganisms, the researchers flew six miles above Earth’s surface in a NASA jet plane. There, they pumped outside air through a filter to collect particles.

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Back on the ground, they tallied the organisms, and the count was staggering: 20 percent of what they had assumed to be just dust or other particles was alive. Earth, it seems, is surrounded by a bubble of bacteria.

imageNow what? Read the whole story over at PopSci

Good old Life!

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Anonymous asked: Help! I am so incredibly terrible at balancing chemical equations and I'm in honors science and its caused me to drop from a 96% to an 81% any advice or tips??

compoundchem:

A lot of people have trouble with balancing equations, so I’m going to explain how I teach them in the hope it might help a few people. I don’t know if it’ll work for you, but I teach my pupils how to balance them using Lego. Let’s use a displacement reaction as an example:

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Obviously, you can’t change any of the formulae, so I’ve boxed them off as a reminder. You can only put numbers in front of the different elements or compounds in the equation to balance it. To start with allocate a different coloured lego to each element in the equation. I’m going to use blue for aluminium, green for copper, yellow for sulfur and red for oxygen. I’m also going to use circles because I’m too lazy to draw lego. Just, I don’t know, pretend they’re Lego:
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Now, that’s already looking a little more complicated. But remember, all we want to do is ensure we’ve got the same number of each element (each colour circle) on either side of the dotted line. You can see at the moment we’re short of one aluminium (blue), two sulfurs (yellow), and quite a few oxygens (red)! Since aluminium’s the easiest one to solve, let’s do that first - you just need one more blue circle on the left, so if we put a two in front of Al, that solves it:
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We also need another two sulfurs. We can achieve that by putting a 3 in front of CuSO4. However, we’ve got to bear in mind that doing this multiplies all the elements in that compound by three. So, as well as ending up with three sulfurs, we’ll also get three coppers and twelve oxygens:

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That turns out to have been quite useful, since we’ve now got the right number of sulfurs and oxygens. However, we’ve now got three coppers on the left, when we only have one on the right. That’s easy to fix with a three in front of copper:

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And there we have our balanced equation - you can see we’ve now got the exact right number of each element (or each coloured circle/lego). Hope that method helps you!

Now that does help with the old chemical equations :)

katarnarmor:

the-solitary-baumarian:

12-gauge-rage:

Video game glitches in real life.

I laughed so hard at this…

Source. Corridor Digital makes great vids.

Hahahahaha

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theremina:

Vinyl and needle magnified X1000 
Via Microscopic Images.


You know,  a record is an amazing thing…scratches that make beautiful sounds

theremina:

Vinyl and needle magnified X1000 

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You know, a record is an amazing thing…scratches that make beautiful sounds

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conflictingheart:

Suso33 in Madrid.

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whodovodoo:

The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane

My favourites

whodovodoo:

The Fourth Doctor and Sarah Jane

My favourites

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skeptv:

Introducing “Cleptopus”, The Shell Stealing Veined Octopus

Check out the unique fort-building skills of the veined octopus. Known for unusual behaviour like bipedal walking (and its shameless shell theft), this is definitely not your average cephalopod!

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Making some home grown, banana fibre cordage… as you do

geekleetist:

Sexy watercolor pin-ups 

By: SleepyBowie

ETSY

ahahaha *snort*