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Explosive photographs of martial arts figures in porcelain by Martin Klimas. The porcelain figures are dropped from a height of three meters and photographed when they touch the ground.

I could show them, when they’re old enough. I can say ‘This is his first episode on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and this is the prom episode where I realized I really liked this guy, then Mommy freaked out and we didn’t date for a year.’
Alyson Hannigan when asked “Will you ever give your kids a how-I-met-your-dad talk?” in an interview with TIME. [x] (via mossomness)
scinerds:


Tiny, Logical Robots Injected into Cockroaches

Nanotechnology just got a little bit smarter.
At the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, Ido Bachelet led a team of scientists in building tiny robots that can respond to chemical cues and operate inside a living animal. More than that, they can operate as logic gates, essentially acting as real computers.
That gives the nanobots — on the order of nanometers, or one-billionth of a meter — the ability to follow specific instructions, making them programmable. Such tiny robots could do everything from target tumors to repair tissue damage.
The experimenters used a technique called “DNA origami” to make the robots. DNA comes in a double-helix shape, making long strings. And like yarn, the strings can be linked together to make different shapes. In this case, the researchers knitted together DNA into a kind of folded box with a lid, a robot called an “E” for “effector.” The “lid” opened when certain molecules bumped into it.

scinerds:

Tiny, Logical Robots Injected into Cockroaches

Nanotechnology just got a little bit smarter.

At the Institute of Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials at Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, Ido Bachelet led a team of scientists in building tiny robots that can respond to chemical cues and operate inside a living animal. More than that, they can operate as logic gates, essentially acting as real computers.

That gives the nanobots — on the order of nanometers, or one-billionth of a meter — the ability to follow specific instructions, making them programmable. Such tiny robots could do everything from target tumors to repair tissue damage.

The experimenters used a technique called “DNA origami” to make the robots. DNA comes in a double-helix shape, making long strings. And like yarn, the strings can be linked together to make different shapes. In this case, the researchers knitted together DNA into a kind of folded box with a lid, a robot called an “E” for “effector.” The “lid” opened when certain molecules bumped into it.

pickenspocketses:


The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes written by Du Bose Heyward, and illustrated by Marjorie Flack (1939)

Best Easter picture book ever. So many childhood memories.

I loved this book.  I have vivid memories of being madly in love with these illustrations.  That egg was the greatest thing in the universe at the time.

pickenspocketses:

The Country Bunny and the Little Gold Shoes written by Du Bose Heyward, and illustrated by Marjorie Flack (1939)

Best Easter picture book ever. So many childhood memories.

I loved this book.  I have vivid memories of being madly in love with these illustrations.  That egg was the greatest thing in the universe at the time.

slushiebear:

bobzenub:

Charles and Erik finally reconciles

Alright, everyone go home, this is the best thing ever.

slushiebear:

bobzenub:

Charles and Erik finally reconciles

Alright, everyone go home, this is the best thing ever.

f-l-e-u-r-d-e-l-y-s:

A Dragon Teapot by Johnson Tsang

impalasscent:

lowse:

koalatea:

i dont need a boyfriend i need 12 million dollars and a donut 

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marvel fandom strikes

foxinkneehighsocks:

K, You know that project that I said I was working on for you? The one that I said I was going to have to take classes for so I could finish? I’m still going to have to do that, but I was going to give you a snippet of it for Today, but then I realized that I didn’t have enough data to do a decent job. So all you get is this.(Also, this is why I feel bad for the people sitting behind me on rollercoasters…)

I’m trying to think of a clever way to explain how delighted I am at the idea that you would need to take more classes to finish a project for me.  I am failing.  But trust me, I am delighted.  Also, that there is currently insufficient data.
Next time we ride a rollercoaster together, then, I fully expect you to begin singing “Yes, Captain Hammer’s here, hair blowing in the breeze…”

foxinkneehighsocks:

K, You know that project that I said I was working on for you? The one that I said I was going to have to take classes for so I could finish? I’m still going to have to do that, but I was going to give you a snippet of it for Today, but then I realized that I didn’t have enough data to do a decent job.
So all you get is this.

(Also, this is why I feel bad for the people sitting behind me on rollercoasters…)

I’m trying to think of a clever way to explain how delighted I am at the idea that you would need to take more classes to finish a project for me.  I am failing.  But trust me, I am delighted.  Also, that there is currently insufficient data.

Next time we ride a rollercoaster together, then, I fully expect you to begin singing “Yes, Captain Hammer’s here, hair blowing in the breeze…”

"…if you’d look at how he related to everyone — Coulson loves projects. Here is a guy who didn’t have people skills. So Garrett says, can you help this guy Ward round off some of the rough edges? So he comes onto the team. Coulson is now vested, because he’s got a project. Who is Ward’s greatest threat? May. What does he do? He seduces her. Who is the one unknown on the team? Skye. He becomes her S.O. How do you get everyone rally around and trust you? You jump out of a plan trying to save someone else. Now, he had a parachute. Let’s say he failed to save Simmons, he would’ve been fine. Everything he’s done has solidified how people feel about him over the course of the season." 

"…what was the next thing he had to do after he saved Simmons? He had someone on the plane who was jealous of him: Fitz. And what did they do? They went on a mission together and they had a really good time together. And a bromance was started. And that took care of that." x

"…then in "Seeds," there’s a really nice moment where Skye is standing at the wall of valor, and we hear Coulson’s voice off-camera saying that the world is full of evil, pain, lies and death — and the camera pans and lands on Ward when he says "lies" and "evil."" x

denmarksaxe:

savetheplanarians said: I was actually talking about a book I love more than pretty much anything, but just generally, relationships where the girl cuts off the guy’s hand are a big plus in my mind.

I must know more about this book

Do not ask me that.  You will get more information than you ever wanted.

There’s nothing more to tell, though, really, unless you want out-of-control spoilers.  You have to read The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner, and then you have to read the sequel, The Queen of Attolia.  This is where the hand removal comes in (about which I get overwrought EVERY TIME, and which part I tend to skip on re-reads because I can’t handle it emotionally).  The best book of the series, by far, is The King of Attolia, which is the third book, but if you read the first one I can almost guarantee you’ll be so charmed that you’ll want to read all the others of your own volition.  

They’re somewhere between children’s and young adult fantasy novels (They were in the children’s section of my library, and I read the first one when I was 12 or so, but they’re sophisticated enough that I still enjoy them).  They’re an easy read (like, 2 hours, tops).  The protagonist is smart (also, impossibly dumb sometimes, but that’s ok).  And they’re all told from limited first person or limited third person, so when you get to the end you’re like, “WHAAAT??  That was what was happening this whole time?!  Oh my gosh.”  And then you read them again before you return them to the library because it’s not fair that such a huge amount of foreshadowing could slip by undetected.

Basically, if I could only bring one book series with me to a deserted island, it would be this one (or maybe LoTR, just because there would be so much more reading material, it’s hard to say), because: Witty dialogue.  Intelligent plot.  Political intrigue.  Pseudo-Ancient Greece. Gods who might be mythological and might tell you to stop whining and go to bed. Unconditional love.  Forgiveness.  Complicated relationships.  Trickery.  Horses.  Sword fighting.  Torture.  Revenge.  Beautiful queens who cut off people’s hands if they’re lucky.  Seriously the best characters you will ever meet.  If you (you, specifically) read these books and do not end up flailing around going GEN MY PRECIOUS BABY, then I know nothing.  

I would give serious consideration to paying you to read these books, just so I could have someone to flop about with enthusiastically.