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Spotlight[Science]: The Trenches of Discovery

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The Trenches of Dicsovery
Étienne-Jules Marey, Chronophotograph of a gull in flight, 1887

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STORY: Planck rumours will soon become Planck results
The sky as seen by Planck in 2010. Only, they hadn't removed the foregrounds yet.
There's a whole Milky Way galaxy in the way. Why must they make us wait so long?


F.A.Q.

The Trenches of Discovery is a blog collectively authored by artists and scientists working actively in diverse fields of fundamental research: cosmology, biochemistry, aesthetics.

Our aim is to create a platform for this research to be shared and discussed: both between disciplines, and across them, to a wider community.

We hope this blog will spark an interest and a greater sense of involvement in what is often very specialized work. We want to create a mode of access to the truly astonishing discoveries occurring daily and in plain sight, yet strangely hidden, at universities, laboratories, museums, technical institutes, and so many other publicly-funded institutions of creativity and research.

Not least, we hope to broaden our own knowledge by conducting this discussion—across deep differences in specialization and training—online and in public. We're after the kinds of insights that can only be ignited by real, frictional collaboration: through conversation, disagreement, and an active sense of wonder.

Here is our post introducing the blog.
 

Source: http://trenchesofdiscovery.blogspot.fi/

 
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A Boy and His Atom

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The World's Smallest Movie

Published on Apr 30, 2013  IBM/YouTube

You're about to see the movie that holds the Guinness World Records™ record for the World's Smallest Stop-Motion Film (see how it was made at http://youtu.be/xA4QWwaweWA). The ability to move single atoms — the smallest particles of any element in the universe — is crucial to IBM's research in the field of atomic memory. But even nanophysicists need to have a little fun. In that spirit, IBM researchers used a scanning tunneling microscope to move thousands of carbon monoxide molecules (two atoms stacked on top of each other), all in pursuit of making a movie so small it can be seen only when you magnify it 100 million times. A movie made with atoms. Learn more about atomic memory, data storage and big data at http://www.ibm.com/madewithatoms

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The "Ripe Tomato" is the cat's meow!

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One can easily imagine Al Capone admiring the gams of some young tomato while setting around the juice joint plotting his next caper. He would razz you and likely tell you to dry up if you tried to suggest that someday dolls would be sporting this hotsy-totsy doo:
Japan's Newest Hairstyle Craze: "Ripe Tomato"

 
Teens around the world have been known to experiment with their look, from clothes and makeup to piercings and tattoos, but Japanese youths today have upped the ante with eccentric hairstyles including one in particular that resembles a freshly picked tomato. While the hairdo may not yet be a craze adopted by the majority of teens, it is certainly a spectacle to be revered for its creativity.

Via [
KOTAKU ]

Source: MyModernMet.com

 

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Riding A Space Shuttle Booster

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I have always enjoyed the tips and suggestion presented on the RandomReveals web site so when they suggested I have a look at this "Mindblowing Video Taken From Space Shuttle During Launch"  I just knew it would be worth my while. At 8-1/2 minutes my first thought was this is a bit long for a random youtube forray but after hitting play I certainly enjoyed the ride. You should too.

Riding the Booster with enhanced sound - Submitted by michael interbartolo

As a model rocketeer from way-back I could not help but be reminded of the Estes Cineroc Super 8 Rocket Cams and was thereby motivated to see what the internet remembers about the device. My searching led me to RCGrabBag.com  where they posted a restoration of a film from Estes Industries promoting the Cineroc.

Please Watch Now: Estes Cineroc Prep and Flight

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Sonny Boy's Story

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Sonny has taken his blog off-line in order to plublish his intriguing tale
in Kindle E-book format - Now available on Amazon.com!

Episodes of Adddiction: An Afro-American Autobiography [Kindle Edition]
By Earl L Thompson
Mary Guerrero (Editor) 

Episodes of Adddiction: An Afro-American Autobiography [Kindle Edition]

Sonny Boy's Story: A narrative of the memoirs of Sonny Boy Thompson.

Sonny Boy's Story:
A narrative of the memoirs of Sonny Boy Thompson.

Sonny Boy Thompson
This story is about the life of an Afro-American predisposed to chronic occurrences of diverse addictions. Not all of the addictions were alcohol and drug related; while some addictions were beneficial rather than detrimental. Over the years these addictions fluctuated and took on many forms of behaviors; which have been classified as personality disorders that have been psycho analyzed as being preoccupied, over indulged, obsessive and compulsive. These conditions have resulted in a lifelong journey of adverse and cordial circumstances that have unfolded into a most peculiar story. It is the elaboration of this story that are revealed in these writings.
lowrider
These writings are arranged in a chronological sequence that covers a historical time-line starting at the dawn of World War II, and ends in the present—2012. The geographical territories span from the East Coast to the West Coast, and includes major U.S. cities such as: Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Oakland and Denver. These narratives are intended to provide an insider’s view of binge alcoholism and hard-core drug use and dealings. In addition, other significant accounts from these memoirs include: 1) laboring in the hi-tech industry, 2) entertaining as a musician, 3) ministering as a cult buster, 4) ballroom dancing, and 5) being suspected as a counter-revolutionary.

Muhammed AliThe stories included here are all based on true events; however, similar to a typical movie script, a dispersal of fictitious incidents of adventure, drama and humor have been intermingled throughout for amusement. A statement of diversion that represents these writings is “All names have been changed to protect the guilty,” just opposite the lead in of the old Dragnet episodes. Moral standards of written expression are maintained throughout; there’s no foul language, nor detailed explicit sex. As an Afro-American raised in an eastern metropolitan urban enclave—Philadelphia—the social heritage from that environment is reflected throughout these writings.

 

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Source: http://sonnyboystory.com/

 

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Mutant Fish Not Caused By Citgo [Source: The Internet]

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Blinky at Home

masodo mashup - Background image is crop of a photo posted by whatthecaptcha  on  Reddit - WTF entitled "this_was_coming_out_of_the_citgo_plant_here_today" - Blinky image "lasso"ed from simpsons.wikia.com

IIOTIIMBT (if it's on the internet it must be true)
A likely explaination was offered by firstresponder1492

So here is what this really is:

The chemical used is most likely Fluorescein which is a synthetic organic compound and has been in use for industrial applications for many years. It is a completely inert substance and dissipates in the environment (think large amounts of food coloring). In fact, one of the common names for it is D&C Yellow #7.

In this case this is coming from a storm and rainwater treatment system. This is part of the bi-annual inspections required by the EPA. One if the things they look for is where runoff actually goes to make sure there are not pollutants in those locations. That way if anything had been spilled on-site they know where the runoff would go. They then test water and soil samples wherever they see the green to ensure full compliance with the vast array of rules, laws and regulations. Bottom line, when you see this you know someone is doing their job.

As for locations, although I am not certain, I would bet 100 Karma points this is at one of the facilities in Louisiana. And just in case anyone is still worried about the environmental impact, note this is the same dye that is used to dye the Chicago River green on St. Patrick's day.

Source: I am an industrial engineer at a chemical plant

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Testing Code for OpticalSpy

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 Welcome to the world of opticals


I found this pretty cool illusion over on opticalspy.com that showed the word "OPTICALSPY" written twice and partially obscured behind a chevron shape. The reader is instructed to identify the irregularity and that furthermore clicking the image would reveal the graphic sans chevron. I was impressed with the optical trickery and realized this illusion was a perfect candidate for my handy-dandy image swapping javascript snippet.

Always the "Helpful Hacker" - I assembled this demo to see if perchance this might be of interest to the editor of said source post. Sure enough the code has been utilized. Now rather than having to click the image to remove the chevron, simply hovering over it will remove the obstruction (clicking action has been maintained for the "touchy-feely" types.)

At first this sample code was visible only to registered users of BlogDogIt.com but since I recieved a "thanks for the code help" mention over there I decided to share this little bit of optical magic with my readers and encourage you to visit opticalspy.com for a truly extraordinary feast for the ol' ocular orbs.

I'm keeping my eye on opticalspy (you should too!)


The DEMO Follows:  [ Please Continue... ]

OpticalSpy

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