SciSpotlight: NYSCI News Digest

Aug 07

Don’t you miss these creepy crawlies? #Spiders #SpiderWeb #ThrowBackThursday #tbt (at New York Hall of Science)

Don’t you miss these creepy crawlies? #Spiders #SpiderWeb #ThrowBackThursday #tbt (at New York Hall of Science)

explainers-nysci:

All around the world, oceans glow and trees sparkle because of Bioluminescence, the production of light by living organisms. 
Bioluminescent creatures have a chemical reaction in their body that creates light. The chemical Luciferin (a substrate) reacts with Luciferase (an enzyme) to create a by-product called Oxyluciferin. or as we see it; Light.
In this gif, Aequorea victoria/Crystal Jellies thrive in deep sea.
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All around the world, oceans glow and trees sparkle because of Bioluminescence, the production of light by living organisms. 

Bioluminescent creatures have a chemical reaction in their body that creates light. The chemical Luciferin (a substrate) reacts with Luciferase (an enzyme) to create a by-product called Oxyluciferin. or as we see it; Light.

In this gifAequorea victoria/Crystal Jellies thrive in deep sea.

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Aug 06

Light Island is one of our favorite and most interactive exhibit. It introduces mixing colors and bending light by playing with #mirrors, #lenses, #prisms, and #light.

Find Light Island in our #SeeingTheLight exhibition.   (at New York Hall of Science)

Light Island is one of our favorite and most interactive exhibit. It introduces mixing colors and bending light by playing with #mirrors, #lenses, #prisms, and #light.

Find Light Island in our #SeeingTheLight exhibition. (at New York Hall of Science)

explainers-nysci:

Cicada’s begin their life as an egg. Once it hatches, the cicada nymph burrows its way underground where it will live for 2-5 years.
When the Cicadas are ready to emerge, they claw their way up to the ground and find shelter in tree branches.
It is on this tree that a Cicada will molt, shedding its old skin for a freshly winged adult body. 
Are you ready for Cicada’s this summer?
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Cicada’s begin their life as an egg. Once it hatches, the cicada nymph burrows its way underground where it will live for 2-5 years.

When the Cicadas are ready to emerge, they claw their way up to the ground and find shelter in tree branches.

It is on this tree that a Cicada will molt, shedding its old skin for a freshly winged adult body. 

Are you ready for Cicada’s this summer?

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Aug 05

Placental Vasculature of a transgenic mouse embryo.

Want to see more beautiful and significant life science images, captured through a light microscope? Then visit our Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition Exhibit.
#Microscope #Science  (at New York Hall of Science)

Placental Vasculature of a transgenic mouse embryo.

Want to see more beautiful and significant life science images, captured through a light microscope? Then visit our Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition Exhibit.
#Microscope #Science (at New York Hall of Science)

Aug 01

Check out the best of Princeton’s Art of Science exhibit now at @nysci. http://ow.ly/zBwYw

The Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art. Both of these disciplines involve the pursuit of those moments of discovery when what is perceived suddenly becomes more than the sum of its parts. Each piece in this exhibition is, in its own way, a record of such a moment.

Check out the best of Princeton’s Art of Science exhibit now at @nysci. http://ow.ly/zBwYw



The Art of Science exhibition explores the interplay between science and art. Both of these disciplines involve the pursuit of those moments of discovery when what is perceived suddenly becomes more than the sum of its parts. Each piece in this exhibition is, in its own way, a record of such a moment.

Jul 31

These trumpet shaped microbes are called Stentors. In the search for food they stretch and contract, while cilia around the opening pull in bacteria and algae. 

Do you know where Stentors are found? #Microbes #Microscope (at New York Hall of Science)

These trumpet shaped microbes are called Stentors. In the search for food they stretch and contract, while cilia around the opening pull in bacteria and algae.

Do you know where Stentors are found? #Microbes #Microscope (at New York Hall of Science)

This is the first close up image of the moon’s surface transmitted by Ranger 7, 48 years ago today. 

This is the first close up image of the moon’s surface transmitted by Ranger 7, 48 years ago today.