laboratoryequipment:

Nanoribbon Can Keep Glass Ice-freeRice Univ. scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.The new work, by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues, could keep glass surfaces from windshields to skyscrapers free of ice and fog while retaining their transparency to radio frequencies (RF).Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/nanoribbon-can-keep-glass-ice-free

laboratoryequipment:

Nanoribbon Can Keep Glass Ice-free

Rice Univ. scientists who created a deicing film for radar domes have now refined the technology to work as a transparent coating for glass.

The new work, by Rice chemist James Tour and his colleagues, could keep glass surfaces from windshields to skyscrapers free of ice and fog while retaining their transparency to radio frequencies (RF).

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/nanoribbon-can-keep-glass-ice-free

when a deadline suddenly approaches

earthstory:

Fingal’s Cave, Scotland, United Kingdom Maybe?Well, today’s the day for the United Kingdom. Scotland, the northern portion of the island of Great Britain, is voting on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom. I have absolutely no opinion on this referendum and am not going to try to understand or explain the issues involved, mostly because I’m a citizen of a different country. On the other hand, here are some Scottish rocks!This is Fingal’s Cave, a remnant of the same lavas that were produced 60 million years ago during an outpouring of volcanism across the northern British Isles. The basalt lava gives a beautiful example of Columnar Jointing, a fracture pattern formed when the lava solidifies, continues cooling, and then shrinks. The cave was then cut by the action of waves, which wore away at the columns until they started to give way.-JBBImage credit (Creative commons):https://www.flickr.com/photos/thalamus/221016485/Read more:http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fingal-s-cavehttp://www.staffatours.com/the-islands/staffa/fingals-cave/

earthstory:

Fingal’s Cave, Scotland, United Kingdom Maybe?

Well, today’s the day for the United Kingdom. Scotland, the northern portion of the island of Great Britain, is voting on whether or not to secede from the United Kingdom. 

I have absolutely no opinion on this referendum and am not going to try to understand or explain the issues involved, mostly because I’m a citizen of a different country. On the other hand, here are some Scottish rocks!

This is Fingal’s Cave, a remnant of the same lavas that were produced 60 million years ago during an outpouring of volcanism across the northern British Isles. The basalt lava gives a beautiful example of Columnar Jointing, a fracture pattern formed when the lava solidifies, continues cooling, and then shrinks. The cave was then cut by the action of waves, which wore away at the columns until they started to give way.

-JBB

Image credit (Creative commons):
https://www.flickr.com/photos/thalamus/221016485/

Read more:
http://www.atlasobscura.com/places/fingal-s-cave
http://www.staffatours.com/the-islands/staffa/fingals-cave/

laboratoryequipment:

Airborne Transmission May Be Possible for EbolaThe idea of the Ebola virus becoming airborne is not far-fetched and its ability to enter cells that line the trachea and lungs has been shown under controlled laboratory conditions, a Purdue Univ. virus expert says.David Sanders, an associate professor of biological sciences who has studied the Zaire strain of Ebola virus that is responsible for the current outbreak in West Africa, says the possibility of the virus becoming airborne should not be discounted.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/airborne-transmission-may-be-possible-ebola

laboratoryequipment:

Airborne Transmission May Be Possible for Ebola

The idea of the Ebola virus becoming airborne is not far-fetched and its ability to enter cells that line the trachea and lungs has been shown under controlled laboratory conditions, a Purdue Univ. virus expert says.

David Sanders, an associate professor of biological sciences who has studied the Zaire strain of Ebola virus that is responsible for the current outbreak in West Africa, says the possibility of the virus becoming airborne should not be discounted.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/airborne-transmission-may-be-possible-ebola

(via the-science-of-time)

laboratoryequipment:

Artificial Sweeteners May Increase Diabetes RiskUsing artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments. The researchers and outside experts said more study is needed, while industry groups called the research limited and said other evidence shows sweeteners are safe and useful for weight control.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/artificial-sweeteners-may-increase-diabetes-risk

laboratoryequipment:

Artificial Sweeteners May Increase Diabetes Risk

Using artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering the way their bodies handle sugar, suggests a preliminary study done mostly in mice.

The authors said they are not recommending any changes in how people use artificial sweeteners based on their study, which included some human experiments. The researchers and outside experts said more study is needed, while industry groups called the research limited and said other evidence shows sweeteners are safe and useful for weight control.

Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/09/artificial-sweeteners-may-increase-diabetes-risk

ponderation:

The Field by Greg Boratyn

ponderation:

The Field by Greg Boratyn

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humanoidhistory:

Prices from 100 years ago today, featured in an advert in the September 18, 1914 edition of the El Paso Herald.

humanoidhistory:

Prices from 100 years ago today, featured in an advert in the September 18, 1914 edition of the El Paso Herald.

thewomanfromitaly:

sizvideos:

Video

This video was fucking mesmerizing

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earthserenity:

micdotcom:

Burlington, Vt., just became the first city to go completely renewable 

With electricity prices rising across the country at the fastest pace in years, the city of Burlington, Vt., looks well-prepared for the future.
On Monday, the largest city in Vermont announced that it now has 100% renewable energy — from biomass, wind, hydro — to meet the needs of its 42,000 residents.
It actually makes economic sense


wow… now if the rest of the world could follow maybe humanity won’t kill itself 

earthserenity:

micdotcom:

Burlington, Vt., just became the first city to go completely renewable 

With electricity prices rising across the country at the fastest pace in years, the city of Burlington, Vt., looks well-prepared for the future.

On Monday, the largest city in Vermont announced that it now has 100% renewable energy — from biomass, wind, hydro — to meet the needs of its 42,000 residents.

It actually makes economic sense

wow… now if the rest of the world could follow maybe humanity won’t kill itself 

(via truth-has-a-liberal-bias)

femscinerd:

tasty lab milk

femscinerd:

tasty lab milk

myblackeyeddemon:

doodlesanddiscord:

aristocleia:

This is the most accurate representation of visualizations while on some of dem crazy drugs.

This is a pretty accurate representation of visualizations when I’m possibly having temporal seizures.

I see this sometimes at random. Am I having seizures?

myblackeyeddemon:

doodlesanddiscord:

aristocleia:

This is the most accurate representation of visualizations while on some of dem crazy drugs.

This is a pretty accurate representation of visualizations when I’m possibly having temporal seizures.

I see this sometimes at random. Am I having seizures?

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mothernaturenetwork:

College student invents gel that halts bleedingVeti-Gel is a synthetic version of ECM, which binds cells together and initiates the clotting process.

mothernaturenetwork:

College student invents gel that halts bleeding
Veti-Gel is a synthetic version of ECM, which binds cells together and initiates the clotting process.

lifeunderthewaves:

Splendid Toad fish by lisakellypictures

lifeunderthewaves:

Splendid Toad fish by lisakellypictures