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Oct 04

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Oct 01

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asylum-art:

Undulatus asperatus: Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves
“Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds travel across the sky in ominous waves, but generally dissipate without an a storm forming.
Storm chaser Alex Schueth was recently in the right place at the right time with his DSLR, and managed to capture one of these formations in the mesmerizing time-lapse video seen above. Watch the video:

via (PetaPixel)

asylum-art:

Undulatus asperatus: Storm Chaser Captures Mesmerizing Time-Lapse of Clouds Rolling Like Ocean Waves

Undulatus asperatus” is a cloud formation proposed in 2009 that roughly translates to “roughened or agitated waves.” These dark and stormy clouds travel across the sky in ominous waves, but generally dissipate without an a storm forming.

Storm chaser Alex Schueth was recently in the right place at the right time with his DSLR, and managed to capture one of these formations in the mesmerizing time-lapse video seen above.

Watch the video:


via (PetaPixel)

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Sep 30

explainers-nysci:

Air is all around us and wherever there is air, there is air pressure. This means that everything (including us!) has pressure being applied on it.
Most objects (and us!) stay in their original shape because of internal pressure being exerted from within it. This creates an equilibrium system where internal pressure equals that of the external pressure. 
What’s awesome is that if you take away external pressure, internal pressure will do whatever it can to create an equilibrium!
In this gif, an explainer is using a vacuum to remove air (external pressure) from within the chamber. Shaving cream has many air bubbles in it, so the air in the shaving cream (internal pressure) pushes outward and expands to create an equilibrium! 
Maker Faire 2014 was held this past weekend at the NY Hall of Science. This activity was one of many that explainers discussed during the weekend! You can check out some pictures here!
Sources

One out of the many amazing activities we brought to Maker Faire NY 2014.

explainers-nysci:

Air is all around us and wherever there is air, there is air pressure. This means that everything (including us!) has pressure being applied on it.

Most objects (and us!) stay in their original shape because of internal pressure being exerted from within it. This creates an equilibrium system where internal pressure equals that of the external pressure. 

What’s awesome is that if you take away external pressure, internal pressure will do whatever it can to create an equilibrium!

In this gif, an explainer is using a vacuum to remove air (external pressure) from within the chamber. Shaving cream has many air bubbles in it, so the air in the shaving cream (internal pressure) pushes outward and expands to create an equilibrium! 

Maker Faire 2014 was held this past weekend at the NY Hall of Science. This activity was one of many that explainers discussed during the weekend! You can check out some pictures here!

Sources

One out of the many amazing activities we brought to Maker Faire NY 2014.

Sep 24

kqedscience:

Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working
India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.
The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”
Read more from NPR.

kqedscience:

Success! India’s First Mars Probe Is In Orbit And Working

India has managed to do what few other nations have accomplished: putting a satellite into orbit around another planet — and it did so a lot cheaper than the competition.

The $70 million Mangalyaan, or “Mars craft” in Hindi, began circling Mars after a 24-minute engine burn to slow it down enough to be captured by the Red Planet’s gravity.”

Read more from NPR.

(via sciencefriday)

Sep 21

Off-road racing fun @toyota tent.
#MakerFaire #wmf14 #nysci  (at New York Hall of Science)

Off-road racing fun @toyota tent.
#MakerFaire #wmf14 #nysci (at New York Hall of Science)

Learn to Solder with @radioshack at #makerfaire #wmf14. Pic by @andrewkellyphoto

Learn to Solder with @radioshack at #makerfaire #wmf14. Pic by @andrewkellyphoto

Proof that #makers light up the world - an arduino-powered, touch-based instrument. @makerfaire #wmf14 @balamsoto

Proof that #makers light up the world - an arduino-powered, touch-based instrument. @makerfaire #wmf14 @balamsoto

High-five and “Like” if your having a blast at #MakerFaire.
#nysci #education #wmf14 (at New York Hall of Science)

High-five and “Like” if your having a blast at #MakerFaire.
#nysci #education #wmf14 (at New York Hall of Science)

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