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Electric Fields Made Visible

Physics educator James Lincoln helps people understand the natural world. The gifs above are from a Youtube video he made on how to “see” an electric field, the region around a charged object where electric force is experienced. When the object is positively charged, electric field lines extend radially outward from the object. When the object is negatively charged, the lines extend radially inward.  

Click the gifs for more info or see the full video below.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014 with 2,380 notes
futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

futurescope:

Solar energy that doesn’t block the view

A team of researchers at Michigan State University has developed a new type of solar concentrator that when placed over a window creates solar energy while allowing people to actually see through the window. It is called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator and can be used on buildings, cell phones and any other device that has a clear surface. And, according to Richard Lunt of MSU’s College of Engineering, the key word is “transparent.”

[read more at MSU] [paper] [picture credit: Yimu Zhao]

selenedrummond:

Fantastic work

Sunday, August 31, 2014 with 13,654 notes
amightydirge:

Ceremonial Armor

Date: late 18th–19th century Culture: Chinese Medium: Steel, copper, gold, silk, metallic thread

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

amightydirge:

Ceremonial Armor

Date: late 18th–19th century

Culture: Chinese

Medium: Steel, copper, gold, silk, metallic thread

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

(Source: metmuseum.org)

astronomicalwonders:

The Beautiful Rings of Saturn

The Saturn system reveals tantalizing vistas. NASA’s robotic spacecraft named Cassini carries with it 12 instruments designed to take precise measurements of Saturn and its surroundings, including Titan, other icy moons, and the rings, as well as the magnetic environment.
For many of us, however, the images are what put us there, at Saturn, almost a billion miles away from home. Some of those images unveil overwhelming beauty. Others show tricks of light and seemingly magical oddities. Some reveal events from the distant past that have been preserved for eons, while other views depict processes that are changing now, like live news.
Credit: NASA/Cassini

astronomicalwonders:

The Beautiful Rings of Saturn

The Saturn system reveals tantalizing vistas. NASA’s robotic spacecraft named Cassini carries with it 12 instruments designed to take precise measurements of Saturn and its surroundings, including Titan, other icy moons, and the rings, as well as the magnetic environment.

For many of us, however, the images are what put us there, at Saturn, almost a billion miles away from home. Some of those images unveil overwhelming beauty. Others show tricks of light and seemingly magical oddities. Some reveal events from the distant past that have been preserved for eons, while other views depict processes that are changing now, like live news.

Credit: NASA/Cassini
sci-universe:

Beautiful view of a streaking meteor and the Orion constellation above Lake Bumbunga, AustraliaImage copyright: Silveryway on Flickr

sci-universe:

Beautiful view of a streaking meteor and the Orion constellation above Lake Bumbunga, Australia
Image copyright:
Silveryway on Flickr

(Source: catleecious)

Sunday, August 31, 2014 with 47,321 notes
gifss-heaveen:

Crazy Cute Win Funny Fail Gifs! !

gifss-heaveen:

Crazy Cute Win Funny Fail Gifs! !

buzzfeed:

SHE’S SO SAD WHY IS SHE SO SAD SOMEONE HELP

Don’t be sad kitty

Sunday, August 31, 2014 with 3,749 notes

elenamorelli:

{ midsummer starry nights }

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